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Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Rust In Peace

Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Rust In Peace  ·  Source: Gibson


The Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Rust In Peace has been released and comes in a particularly lurid Alien Tech Green nitrocellulose finish. Certainly, something that you might stumble across while poking around Hanger 18.


Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Rust In Peace

This Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Rust In Peace in Alien Tech Green is the latest release from Gibson. The Megadeth frontman has opted for this seriously bright finish and matching two-tone green/Pearloid Rust In Peace diamond inlays along the fretboard. It is certainly a looker and I am quite partial to bright green guitar and Flying Vs, so it works for me.

Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Rust In Peace

Alien Tech Green

25.5” scale

The specifications are essentially the same as his previous signature model Flying V, just now you get this Rust In Peace finishes to mark the band’s classic album. That 25.5” scale mahogany neck has an ebony fretboard and comes with a compound fretboard radius, fitted with 24 medium jumbo frets. It also features a GraphTech nut to aid tuning stability.

All the reports I have seen online say that once set up, this guitar plays really well. I guess that a longer scale length of 25.5” may help with that, as the standard Gibson scale length is normally 24.75″.

Elsewhere the mahogany Flying V body is fitted with a pair of Dave’s signature Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor Set humbuckers, and these should be the perfect match for hard fast riffs, and wailing guitar solos. Hardware includes a Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop-bar tailpiece, plus it uses an angled Stratocaster-style jack socket on the inside of the upper V horn.

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This Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Rust In Peacemodel ships with a Rust In Peace Signature Richter Guitar Strap, plus a set of Dunlop Strap Lock Buttons and comes in a custom matching Gibson case. This colour option has a $200 upcharge over the standard models in Antique Natural and Silver Metallic.

MSRP – USD 2999

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One response to “Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP Rust In Peace”

  1. JP says:

    Put that colour on a proper reissued 1970s V with the short headstock and my money’s theirs 🙂

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