Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine is offering fans the chance to own some of his iconic gear in a once-in-a-lifetime sale on Reverb. The massive mound of guitars, amps, recording equipment and drums used by Mustaine over the course of his career will go on sale beginning Monday in the Official Dave Mustaine Reverb Shop.
“I have a lot, a lot, a lot of gear. I’ve got a lot of double-neck guitars, I’ve got a lot of prototype stuff," Mustaine says in a statement announcing the shop. "I’ve got absolutely killer collector’s item stuff for the right guy. For me, my job is to put everything I can into this guitar so that when it gets put in somebody else’s hands, I can say, 'This is the guitar that wrote "Holy Wars."'"
Among the spotlight items in the lot are 20 of Mustaine's signature guitars, including a 1987 Dean Dave Mustaine Signature Holy Grail (No. 1 of 33), a Signature Zero Korina (No. 10 of 50) and a Signature Stealth VMNT used extensively on tour. "I have always believed when it comes down to memorabilia with a band -- especially instruments -- I want to pass this onto people. I want them to be able to have something that I had," he says. "When I die, I don’t want a guitar in my coffin. Some of these guys want to be buried with stuff -- I don’t want to die. I want to live forever."