Watch Dave Mustaine celebrate Memorial Day – and promote Megadeth’s own beer – using his new signature Gibson Flying V

Dave Mustaine
(Image credit: Megadeth/Twitter)

Ever since it was announced Dave Mustaine was parting ways with Dean Guitars and teaming up with Gibson for a new line of signature electric guitars, the guitar world has been waiting patiently to see one of the new six-strings being put through its paces.

While we’ve been treated to a slew of images and some preliminary spec sheets, we’ve yet to see the new models in the hands of the Megadeth riff maestro himself… until now.

That’s right, folks. To celebrate Memorial Day – and Megadeth’s own “very tasty” beer – Mustaine made the call to pick up an as-yet-unseen Gibson Ebony Flying V for a quick-fire clip that finally lets us see one of his new axes in action.

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It isn’t much, but it’s enough. Running the Flying V through a Marshall stack, Mustaine serves up a blend of tasty vibrato and flavorful melodic flourishes.

What could be more delicious than that, you ask? Well, Megadeth’s new beer is, apparently, with Mustaine later quipping, “If you liked what I just played and think that was tasty, you’ll love our beer.” After all, who doesn’t love beers that taste like high-gain lead lines?

“It’s A Tout le Monde and Saison 13. We’re having a flash sale right now over at Craftshack, so go there and make sure you pick up your beer now,” he adds.

So, if you’re a sucker for beers that taste like string-skipping scale runs, fretboard-spanning slides and carefully controlled melodies, check out Megadeth’s beer over at Craftshack.

Last week, Dave Mustaine confirmed Megadeth are "officially parting ways" with bassist David Ellefson, following recent online 'grooming' allegations.

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Matt Owen

Matt is a Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.