Dave Mustaine confirms future signature Gibson Explorer, 24-fret Les Paul models – and you can catch a glimpse of his LP now

Dave Mustaine holding his signature Gibson Flying V and a look at his signature Les Paul
(Image credit: Gibson / Bryan Jones/Instagram)

Earlier this month, Megadeth frontman and electric guitar player Dave Mustaine teased a range of new Gibson Explorer signature models on Instagram.

Now, Mustaine has fully confirmed that the signature Explorer and, intriguingly, a 24-fret Gibson Les Paul are both in the works, and are set to arrive in either 2023 or 2024.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.