Dave Mustaine teases new Gibson Explorer signature models – and is that a new USA-made Kramer?

Dave Mustaine signature 24-fret Gibson Explorers and USA Kramer
(Image credit: Dave Mustaine / Instagram)

Dave Mustaine took to Instagram recently to offer fans a sneak peek of his new Gibson Explorer signature range. However, in the process, he’s also given us a glimpse of what looks very much like a new USA-built Kramer and possible new ’80s-style Flying V models… 

First up, let’s stay on topic and discuss the Explorers. Mustaine shows three in a rack, including what appear to be natural, gold and black finishes, complete with binding, humbucker routing and 24-fret ‘boards (as opposed to the usual 22), with Mustaine’s signature inlays. However, Mustaine also comments, somewhat cryptically, “one more to go” (and there’s a fourth slot empty on the rack), suggesting there may also be a another option on the way. 

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.