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.