Megadeth guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine has announced his new partnership with Gibson, marking the first time Mustaine has changed guitar brands since his partnership with Dean in 2006.
Gibson will produce a handful of new Mustaine-signature Flying V guitars across their Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer brands, as well as a signature Dave Mustaine acoustic guitar.
“One of first albums I ever bought was Kiss Alive. On the back of that LP was the Gibson logo, followed by ‘Kiss uses Gibson Guitars because they want the best’. Period,” said Mustaine. “Years later, I’m still that same fan, but now I’ve been playing, touring, writing, and performing around the world myself, and I can say that I could not agree more with that statement.
"As I was looking for a change in my guitars, I met with Cesar and got his perspective on the vision and direction Gibson is taking. I saw passion, respect for the instruments, a focus on quality and a company that is led by guitar players. I feel I am finally at home with Gibson and I am proud of what we’re building together. I can’t wait for the world to get their hands on the new Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer Dave Mustaine Collection guitars. This is a dream come true for me, don’t #@!# wake me up.”
Megadeth is currently in the studio presumably wrapping up their new album.