This is Dave Mustaine's personally owned Dean USA Custom Shop Prototype V that formed the basis for his entire signature line of guitars from Dean Guitars for the past 13 years! This guitar has just been featured in Guitar World, the largest guitar magazine on the planet! It has also been featured in multiple news outlets around the world like Metal Injection and Blabbermouth! As an original member of Metallica and the founding frontman of Megadeth: Dave Mustaine is platinum selling, Grammy Award winning, Heavy Metal Royalty of legendary proportions! He is the flagship endorsee of Dean Guitars, having sold thousands of signature guitars to players around the world for over a decade.

This is the one that started it all! There can be only one, and you're looking at it. This is the Dean prototype V that evolved from his original Jackson King V KV1 and ESP DV8 when Dave decided to leave ESP for a more permanent home to continue the Megadeth legacy. This guitar marks the beginning of 13 years of his signature guitar legacy that has seen thousands of guitarists around the world buy his Dean signature model. You can see the working name was DMV on the back of the headstock that was revised to become the VMNT! According to Backstage Auctions, this guitar was accidentally sent to them but was meant to be saved for Dave's son as the most important item in Dave's collection, so it was sent back to Dave at Dave's request. It is amazing that he later decided to make this available to the general public!

Mustaine's songs can be heard in Hollywood blockbuster movies starring Arnold Schwarzenegger to the biggest video games of all time like Grand Theft Auto and Guitar Hero! Mustaine designed this amazing evolution of the Jackson King V himself...this is a killer display piece that is at the same time capable of making Grammy award winning music! I have loved owning this guitar, but the sale would help raise funds for our new studio that has been forced closed due to the global pandemic.

Rolling Stone magazine interviewed Dave Mustaine about our studio buying his guitars, and his response was that he thought it was great. He offered to sign his guitars in person, so I took him up on that offer. Our studio brought his entire collection to Wembley Arena in London on January 31st 2020 for their show with Five Finger Death Punch. Dave signed every guitar including this one. We have amazing video footage of the entire event that the buyer will get to see.

This is the only Dave Mustaine personally owned prototype offered to the general public! It comes with its Dean case as seen! For the price of an Audemars Piguet or Patek Philippe watch, you can own something historically significant & vastly more amazing. This is functional art at its finest with a tremendous story.

This rare Megadeth personally owned guitar from Dave Mustaine is part of our premium instrument collection at Essex Recording Studios. Follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram!

International buyers welcome! We ship to any country in the world! This guitar will be packed and shipped with love, care and respect! It is in excellent condition...just watch the video for full condition! Flight case in foreground not included. You are welcome to collect the guitar in person if you are local to our studio in Southend, England at post code SS1 1AB directly opposite Southend Central train station.

YOUR PURCHASE HELPS MUSICIANS and supports our studio! Buying from us directly helps support unsigned musicians and bands that struggle to produce professional music without the help that is no longer provided to up-and-coming rock bands by major record labels these days. Thank you for your support!

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Listed2 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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  • Essex Recording Studios
  • Dave Mustaine Prototype V
  • Silver
  • 2007
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  • United States

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