Dave Mustaine Unveils Gibson Flying V EXP 'Rust in Peace' Signature Model

In addition to Megadeth recently announcing their new album and releasing its first single, Gibson has this week introduced a stunning limited edition Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Rust in Peace signature model, named after the album that set a new standard for heavy metal.

Paying tribute to Megadeth's seminal 1990 album and its sci-fi lyrical themes, the guitar features a gorgeous Alien Tech Green nitrocellulose lacquer finish that is complemented by black chrome hardware.

For the new Flying V EXP Rust in Peace guitar, Gibson luthiers collaborated with Dave Mustaine to create a model that "delivers the powerful, heavy sound and exceptional playing performance that Dave demands."

The guitar sports a 25.5" scale mahogany neck and an ebony fretboard with a compound fretboard radius, 24 medium jumbo frets, two-tone green/pearloid Rust in Peace diamond inlays, an Explorer-style headstock with Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners with Kidney buttons, a Graph Tech nut, and Dave Mustaine's signature on the truss rod cover.

The mahogany Flying V-style body is equipped with a Tune-O-Matic bridge, a Stop Bar tailpiece, and a Dave Mustaine signature Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor pickup set.

A Rust in Peace custom hardshell case is also included, with a Dave Mustaine Signature Richter Strap inside the case.

Priced at $2,999, the Flying V EXP Rust in Peace model is now up for sale on Gibson.com. Grab one now before they fly off the shelf!

Watch Megadeth mascot Vic Rattlehead put the Dave Mustaine signature model through its paces in the video below.