Dave Mustaine Sells Ultra-Rare Guitar

Mustaine designed the guitar which appeared next to him on many magazine covers in the late 90s, but the bidding is already over $10,000.

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Dave Mustaine is selling an ultra-rare Jackson prototype guitar that he designed, on eBay for more than $10,000.

It was presented to him in 1998, and appeared alongside him on many magazine covers in the following years.

"Jackson Y2KV was a guitar designed by Dave Mustaine, in an effort to create a less aggressive and retro-looking flying V guitar, to contrast for his usual King V. It was mainly used for touring of 'Risk' and 'The World Needs A Hero' as Mustaine's own model, with less than a dozen produced, including some prototypes like this guitar up for auction. Eventually, the Y2KV went in mass production and introduced in the Jackson Guitars year 2000 catalog," says the listing.

"This was the first guitar with the final 3+3 Y2KV head, but with dot inlays, rosewood fingerboard, alternate knobs and a blade switch. The body shape was not quite finalized either, but this was the 1st approved prototype, used by Dave Mustaine as reference for the final prototype."

At time of writing, the bidding is at $10,000 after 28 bids. You have 10 days to place your bid, if you're rich and interested.

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    Megadeth2011
    I wouldn't mind buying that American flag guitar.
    Finnferno
    'Muricaaa! Freedom!
    MrDo0m
    Amerricaa! FUCK YEAH! Coming to save the mother****ing day, YEAH!
    AnnihilationUK
    That's the one I thought it was when I clicked on it. I'd pay $10,000 for that beaut!
    TimLarkin
    Holy ****, I bet you're both republicans. 'Murica and dem darn mex-ee-cans are takin ur jerbs eh?
    bobbyk1978
    You do realize that you don't have to belong to one party or another to be patriotic? Or to just appreciate a great looking guitar.
    JelloCrust
    I agree with you on the first part. . . but the guitar in the picture is kind of tacky.
    Megadeth2011
    Libertarian, but what does it matter? Yes, America, and illegal immigrants. Do you need help pronouncing any other words?
    PoorePlaysBass
    Successful troll, still ballbag
    TimLarkin
    Well it sure is awfully redneck in here.
    PoorePlaysBass
    Troll or not, I can't see how in the world simply being patriotic and supporting the flag makes you a redneck
    Shaggy91
    you're an idiot, everyone called you out on it. just give up until you have something meaningful to contribute
    metallicmud
    The name ballbag has really stuck hasn't it timlarkin. Ha ha that's cool. You make the comments great to see people's reactions.
    xevious1
    if you think its an insult to tell someone they appreciate their country and love their flag, then no one cares what you think.
    thrashmonkey
    I would get this if I had the money. Say what you will about Mustaine (I personally quite disagree with a lot of what he's said lately), the man doesn't put his name on crappy guitars
    bobbyk1978
    Ummm.....I love Dave and all, but he's put his name on several crappy guitars. I mean he's with Dean for crying out loud.
    Leybick
    Does Dave Mustaine run UG? I feel like I see his name way too often. Also, hideous guitar.
    sm3llyd3c
    I'd love to buy this just to see if it would provoke a reaction that his guitar now belonged to an atheist homosexual in britain. That's probably a bad reason to spend that amount of money...
    Megadeth2011
    I'm libertarian. What does it matter? That guitar looks and sounds awesome. And, living just south of Chicago, there actually is a huge problem with members of various Mexican drug cartels coming here and causing violence. Not necessarily taking all the jobs (although I'm sure some are employed), but they've caused our violent crime rate and gun murder rate to skyrocket.
    jimmyd2995
    That guitar looks like Shit
    sickassfoo
    it does look kind of goofy. it isnt the first one that comes to mind when you listen to megadeths music. i always picture something sharp
    Viewtifuldude
    Oh, but Jimmy, that guitar was designed by DAVE MUSTAINE! There's no way he would produce a very cheap quality signature series of guitars effectively widening the demographic for his product and profiting in much greater amounts! That's just bonkers.