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Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP


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The Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP electric guitar was designed in close collaboration with Megadeth's legendary frontman and delivers the powerful, heavy sound his fans have come to expect. Its classic "Flying V" body shape exudes an unmistakably aggressive attitude. A solid mahogany body provides rich, resonant tone, while a fast-playing mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard enable flawless playability. Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor and '59 Model SH-1 humbucking pickups recreate Mustaine's iconic tone from Megadeth's Rust in Peace album. Precision Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners and a Nashville Tune-O-Matic bridge keep everything locked in tune through the most punishing riffs. The Flying V EXP is a high-performance tone machine for serious rock guitarists.

Pummel Audiences With Thrash Factor Pickups

The Flying V EXP comes armed with a pair of Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor humbucking pickups designed in collaboration with Mustaine himself. These high-output pickups deliver the tight, aggressive tone and massive distortion essential to Megadeth's pioneering thrash metal sound. Roll back the volume and tone controls for a warmer, vintage-inspired tone or crank them up all the way to unleash a sonic assault.

Play Fast and Fearless on a Slim, Low-Profile Neck

The Flying V EXP features a slim mahogany neck and compound radius ebony fingerboard—a profile optimized for high-speed lead playing. 24 medium-jumbo frets provide ample room for wide bends and legato runs. A fast, low-friction finish allows fingers to fly effortlessly up and down the neck.

Built to Withstand the Rigors of the Road

From its solid mahogany body to the Nashville Tune-O-Matic Bridge with Stopbar Tailpiece, the Flying V EXP is built to handle the demands of touring and frequent live performances. It comes protected in a hardshell case, ready to transport to your next show. Precision-made Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners provide rock-solid tuning stability and durability for years of hard use.

A Signature Model Fit for a Metal Legend

With its striking Flying V profile, tone-shaping controls, and high-performance electronics, the Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP embodies the power, attitude, and musical mastery of its legendary namesake. It delivers the sound and playability to inspire your own thrashing solos and face-melting riffs.

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  • Mahogany top and body with a nitrocellulose lacquer finish
  • Compound mahogany neck
  • Ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl “teeth” inlays
  • Dave Mustaine Signature Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor humbucking pickups
  • Gibson hardshell case included

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  • Body type: Flying V
  • Top wood: Mahogany
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Neck shape: SlimTaper with Volute
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Mother-of-pearl teeth
  • Nut width/material: 1.695" (43.055 mm) GraphTech
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Seymour Duncan humbucker
  • Bridge: Seymour Duncan humbucker
  • Control layout: Individual volume, Individual volume, Master tone
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Tune-O-Matic
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar
  • Tuning machines: Grover Mini Rotomatics
  • Color: Black chrome
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Orientation: Right handed

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