Thrash metal legend Dave Mustaine is teaming up with Reverb to auction almost 150 pieces of gear used across his career with Megadeth next week.
The Official Dave Mustaine Reverb Shop is slated to go live on Monday November 4, and is set to feature what many would consider as relics of Mustaine's legacy, including a 1987 Dean Dave Mustaine Signature Holy Grail V (numbered #1 of 33), a Signature Zero Korina (#10 of 50), a 2007 Signature Silver V prototype, a Signature Silver Burst VMNT, and a Signature Stealth VMNT used heavily on the road.
Mustaine reflected on his penchant for collecting gear in an interview with Reverb, saying “I have a lot, a lot, a lot of gear. I’ve got a lot of double-neck guitars, I’ve got a lot of prototype stuff. I’ve got absolutely killer collector’s item stuff for the right guy. For me, my job is to put everything I can into this guitar so that when it gets put in somebody else’s hands, I can say, 'This is the guitar that wrote "Holy Wars."'"
"I have always believed when it comes down to memorabilia with a band—especially instruments—I want to pass this onto people. I want them to be able to have something that I had," he says. "When I die, I don’t want a guitar in my coffin. Some of these guys want to be buried with stuff—I don’t want to die. I want to live forever."
In addition to twenty of Mustaine's guitars, there's also other touring essentials such as an Akai MPC1000, several Fractal Axe-FX II rigs, pedals, acoustic guitars and more, as well as an autographed Marshall EL34 100/100 Dual Monoblock that still has Mustaine's settings marked.
Head on over to Reverb to check out some of the items heading to the chopping block next week.