Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Splits With Dean, Partners With Gibson – BLABBERMOUTH.NET


MEGADETH‘s Dave Mustaine has apparently parted ways with Dean and signed up with Gibson guitars.

Earlier today, Mustaine tweeted out a teaser video for what appears to be an official announcement that will come on February 23. Captioned “Countdown. 2.23.21,” the 14-second clip features the MEGADETH mascot Vic Rattlehead walking through a cemetery before drawing a katana to reveal “Rust In Peace” etched on the blade. The video closes out by directing the viewers to visit

In November 2019, Mustaine sold off much of his gear, including several Dean prototype signature models that he had used over the years. Two months ago, he confirmed that he was going separate ways with Dean after spending 13 years with the company.

Mustaine‘s Gibson announcement will come two months after a employee for the American guitar maker accidentally leaked an image of a guitar that some devoted guitar aficionados speculated could be Mustaine‘s new signature model. (See video below.) The same prototype model was also spotted in an Instagram post by Gibson CMO Cesar Gueikian.

When Mustaine‘s deal with Dean was first announced back in January 2007, he said he chose Dean over other guitar companies “because they understand the value of Dave Mustaine and MEGADETH. And it’s mutual,” he explained. “I know that this is the right place for me to finish out my career, endorsing their products, and having my guitars made by Dean.”

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