Gibson Announces Partnership With Dave Mustaine
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine is switching guitar companies again.
In the past, the Megamastermind has been endorsed by/made signature models with Jackson, ESP, and Dean. But as of today, he’s with Gibson.
Sez a press release:
“Gibson is proud to officially announce a new partnership with Dave Mustaine, the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and GRAMMY®-winning founder and leader of Megadeth who joins Gibson as a Brand Ambassador. The new Dave Mustaine Collection will span acoustic and electric guitars across Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer.
“Dave will join the Gibson Artist Alliance–a forum which includes legendary musicians, innovative movers and shakers, and new talent–to share in thought leadership, research & development, mentorship of the next generation of players, as well as philanthropic endeavors. In addition to the DaveMustaine Collection, Dave will be featured in original content and special projects across Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer.”
Mustaine enthusiastically adds:
“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. 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.”
You can watch a chat between Mustaine and Gibson’s Cesar Gueikian below; it doesn’t feature any actual guitar playing, though, because who needs to know what these things sound like, right?
You can also peep photos of the new gee-tars below. They sure do look purdy. The press release doesn’t say how much these’ll retail for, ’cause I guess that information is also irrelevant.
Megadeth are currently working on a new album, which may or may not come out this year.