The latest model in the Dave Mustaine Collection is the first Gibson acoustic guitar to be fitted with a 24-fret neck, which features mother of pearl teeth inlays. Touting a slightly thinner walnut body, the Songwriter also has a cutaway for easy access to the upper frets — essential for Megadeth-style shredding.
Additional appointments include Grover Rotomatic tuners, a TUSQ nut, saddle, bridge pins, and a higher output LR Baggs VTC under-saddle pickup with soundhole mounted volume and tone controls. Vic Rattlehead artwork adorns the pickguard.
The guitar comes in a standard model and a limited-edition signed model, both with a custom hardshell case included. The standard retails for $4,499.
Mustaine and Megadeth are currently in the midst of their co-headlining tour with Lamb of God. The run has been eventful so far. Before one show, Mustaine went incognito to pass out guitar picks to kids. More recently, the thrash legend admonished an overly aggressive security guard from the stage.
The trek picks back up tonight (May 10th) in Rochester, New York, and runs through May 15th in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Megadeth will also provide direct support to Five Finger Death Punch on a late summer / fall tour. Get tickets to all of Megadeth’s upcoming shows via Ticketmaster.