Gibson has unveiled a new partnership with Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine. The guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and GRAMMY-winning founder of Megadeth 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 that includes musicians, innovative movers and shakers, and new talent. In doing so, he’ll partake in thought leadership, research and development. Additionally, he’ll offer mentorship of the next generation of players and partake in philanthropic endeavors. Dave will also be featured in original content and special projects across Gibson, Epiphone and Kramer.

“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,” said Mustaine. “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.”

“It’s an honor to welcome icon, pioneer and visionary musician Dave Mustaine to the Gibson family as our brand ambassador,” added Cesar Gueikian of Gibson Brands. “Dave is one of the most influential metal icons and riff lords of all time, having paved the way for multiple generations of players to carry the flag for hard rock and heavy metal, from riff writers to shredders and everyone in between.”

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