For 128 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world. Gibson is proud to unveil the latest addition to the Dave Mustaine Collection, Dave’s first acoustic guitar with Gibson, the Dave Mustaine Songwriter.
For the new acoustic guitar, Gibson acoustic luthiers in Bozeman, Montana collaborated with Dave Mustaine the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and founder of the multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-winning band, Megadeth. The Gibson Dave Mustaine Songwriter in Ebony is available in a both a standard version and a limited edition model, signed by the artist. The entire Dave Mustaine Collection is available now at select global dealers and at Gibson’s official website.
Part of the Dave Mustaine Collection, the new Dave Mustaine Songwriter in Ebony is the first 24-fret neck ever installed on a Gibson acoustic guitar. With a slightly thinner walnut body, the Dave Mustaine Songwriter guitar features a cutaway for easy access to the upper frets. An extremely limited edition version of the Dave Mustaine Songwriter in Ebony signed by Dave Mustaine is also available.
Gibson is honored to be working with Dave Mustaine, who formed Megadeth at the dawn of the American thrash metal movement. Mustaine has sold 50 million records worldwide, earned six platinum albums, and is a Grammy Award winner, cancer survivor, and a certified 1st degree black belt in Ukidokan Karate, and Songahm Taekwondo, an honorary 4th degree black belt and Goodwill Ambassador in the World Taekwondo Federation, and he is currently on the way to a 1st degree black belt in Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu.
Renowned worldwide and synonymous with metal guitar, Dave Mustaine founded Megadeth in 1984 and less than a year a later debuted with the release of Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! in 1985. Megadeth has gone on to sell more than 50 million albums worldwide, earning many accolades along the way, including a Grammy Award for the title track from their most recent album Dystopia, along with 12 additional nominations, as well as five consecutive platinum/multi-platinum albums.