The long-awaited collaborative effort for a signature Flying V from Gibson and Dave Mustaine is finally here. Gibson initially announced the guitar early this year in Februrary, due out for release several months from that point. Now, the guitar received an official release on Gibson’s website with a limited stock. In typical fashion for Gibson signature models, this Mustaine Flying V EXP was designed with very specific measurements, so let’s dive straight into those.
Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP
The new Flying V signature guitar from Gibson sports a mahogany body, mahogany neck, and ebony fretboard. Users can pick between either of two finishes: antique natural, and silver metallic. The neck stretches 25.5″ scale, which is a bit longer than usual for Gibson models, but typical across over popular guitar brands popular among metal musicians. Across that fretboard sits a set of 24 medium jumbo frets with mother-of-pearl inlays. Gibson installed a pair of Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor pickups, which seem to be Mustaine’s preferred pickups nowadays. At the body’s edge is a Tune-O-Matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece. The explorer style headstock features Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, with Kidney buttons, and a Grape Tech nut.
Overall, the Gibson Dave Mustaine Signature Flying V EXP seems to be well worth the wait. It’s quite apparent the company went all-in on its collaborator’s specifications, making for a great instrument for precision playing. As of yet, the price has not been publicized, but the guitar can be ordered directly by calling the Gibson Garage. Mustaine fans have been awaiting the instrument for a while now, so many are happy it’s finally here. However, because of the hype, it is currently only available in a limited stock. So if you’ve been itching all year to snatch your own Dave Mustaine Signature Flying V, we’d recommend picking up the phone as soon as possible. For more information about the Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP, check out its specs on Gibson’s website, where you can also learn more about Gibson’s other products.