Dave Mustaine Is Selling A Massive Collection Of Used Megadeth Gear
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
October 30, 2019
In addition to recently completing treatment for throat cancer, Mustaine is also reportedly planning to move; he recently put his estate in the Nashville, Tennessee-area up for sale. It's the property where his band did much of the writing and recording of its forthcoming new album. This past spring, Mustaine sold another former home in southern California.
It's not hard to imagine that like many of us, in preparing for his latest move, Mustaine realized he owns a lot of stuff he doesn't need. But being that he's also a Grammy-winning rockstar and heavy metal legend, a lot of the things Mustaine has outgrown are highly-collectible guitars, amplifiers and other musical gear that lots of his fans would pay a pretty price to own.
"I have a lot of guitars that to somebody else would mean the world," Mustaine noted in a Reverb-produced video touting the upcoming sale.
Among the 150 items going up for sale, starting Monday, November 4, Mustaine is selling 20 signature guitars used both on tour and in the studio, including a 1987 model that was the first in a limited run of 33. He's also selling several acoustic guitars, Marshall amplifiers, Fractal Axe FX-II preamps, effects pedals and drum gear.
Mustaine doesn't address his cancer battle or precisely why he's offloading so much gear at this time. But he did make allusion to his mortality.
"I have always believed when it comes to memorabilia with a band — especially instruments — I want to pass this onto people. I want them to be able to have something that I had," he said. "When I die, I don't want a guitar in my coffin. Some of these guys want to be buried with stuff — I don't want to die. I want to live forever."
Megadeth co-founder Dave Ellefson said in a recent interview that the band expects Mustaine to be fully recovered in time for the band's European tour this January.
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