Kerry King plays his new $8,666 Dean USA V Limited Edition onstage, messes up song intro

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Last week we unveiled the first fruits of Dean’s new collaboration with Slayer’s Kerry King, the very pointy (and, at $8,666, quite pricey) USA Kerry King V Limited Edition electric guitar.

Now, we’re happy to report on the guitar’s first user and, not surprisingly, it’s Kerry King himself, who wielded the new V onstage at Slayer’s headlining show at New York’s Madison Square Garden on November 9.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.