Megadeth's Dave Mustaine leaves Dean Guitars to partner with Gibson

Update: Gibson and Kramer Mustaine models have now been revealed here

Jackson, ESP, Dean… Dave Mustaine's had more than a fair share of signature guitars over the years, and sold them too. Now he's followed the Flying V scent back to the source and signed with Gibson, with the dramatic teaser above surely proceeding an imminent signature model. 

The 14-second video, titled 'The Time Has Come' features Megadeth mascot Vic Rattlehead strutting through a graveyard before unsheathing a sword engraved with the words 'Rust In Peace'. The title of a classic Megadeth album, of course. 

Dave Mustaine

(Image credit: Joe Branston/Future)

We wouldn't surprised if all this coincides with the release of new Megadeth music either for a full-on MegaDave March. More news as it breaks. 

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.