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Gibson Announces Dave Mustaine Strap and Strings Collection

June 12th 2024 | NASHVILLE, TN

Dave Mustaine. Credit: Ryan Chang

As it celebrates 130 years of music history, Gibson, the iconic global instrument brand, is proud to announce its partnership with Dave Mustaine--the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and founder of the multi-platinum-selling and GRAMMY® Award-winning band MEGADETH--with the addition of the newly released Dave Mustaine Strap and Strings Collection. The Gibson Dave Mustaine Strap and Strings Collection is available worldwide at authorized Gibson dealers and on

Above: The Dave Mustaine Strap and Strings Collection pictured with the Kramer Dave Mustaine Vanguard in Silver Metallic finish. Credit: Gibson. 

Dave Mustaine worked closely with Gibson to create a string set with the features and specifications that bring out the best in his signature Gibson electric guitars. His new Gibson Dave Mustaine Signature String Set delivers the powerful, heavy sound and exceptional playing performance that he requires. These are the strings that Mustaine uses on all of the electric guitars that he plays on tour because they’re the loudest, best-performing strings he’s ever used. All Dave Mustaine strings are made in the USA with nickel-plated steel, a reinforced carbon core for exceptional tone, sustain, and durability, and have alternating black and green ball ends for easy identification when restringing. Dave Mustaine strings are available in Mustaine’s preferred gauges: .010, 013, .017, .030, .042, and .052.

The new Gibson-exclusive Dave Mustaine Strap was created specifically for Mustaine and his arsenal of Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer guitars. This Dave Mustaine Strap arrives in high-quality, full-grain black leather and is embossed with Vic Rattlehead artwork and Dave Mustaine’s “Silhouette” icon, it is widely adjustable from 44" - 65".

Explore the full Dave Mustaine Collection of guitars across Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer

For a deep dive into Dave Mustaine’s career, watch and share the Dave Mustaine interview from the Gibson TV’s series “Icons,” HERE.

Gibson is honored to be working with Dave Mustaine, who formed Megadeth at the dawn of the American thrash metal movement. Renowned worldwide and synonymous with metal guitar, Dave Mustaine founded Megadeth in 1984, and less than a year later debuted with the release of Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! in 1985. Megadeth has gone on to sell more than 50 million albums worldwide, earning many accolades along the way, including a GRAMMY Award® for the title track from their album Dystopia, along with 12 additional GRAMMY nominations, as well as five consecutive platinum/multi-platinum albums. Megadeth has headlined many of the biggest stages in the world. Also, a New York Times bestselling author and sought after speaker, host, and commentator, Mustaine has remained a standard bearer for metal and heavy guitar rock, combining a musical and technical standard with the punk and rock n’ roll ethos and attitude.


As vital as ever, Megadeth debuted at the top of the charts with their new album The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! The new album premiered at #1 on the Top Rock & Alternative Albums, #1 on Top Rock Albums, #1 on the Top Hard Rock Albums, and #3 on the Billboard Top 200, marking the highest charting Megadeth album of all time and the eighth Top Ten album of their career. The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!, released via Ume, features twelve new tracks, and is available on CD, vinyl, and cassette, as well as digitally through all online partners, HERE.


This fall, Megadeth will bring its iconic live show to North America with a 33-city, nationwide tour, Destroy All Enemies, produced by Live Nation, including stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Boston, St. Louis, and many more. Mudvayne and special guests, All That Remains will open and tickets for all tour dates are on sale now via The North American jaunt comes on the heels of a highly anticipated and successful stint in Latin America wrapping this month before they start back up in Europe this summer. With stops in Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and México and forthcoming dates in Sweden, Italy, France, Germany and more, the band’s global appeal and lasting impact is more apparent than ever.

Catch Megadeth on the Destroy All Enemies tour:


Destroy All Enemies U.S. Tour 2024

Aug 2           Rogers, AR                     Walmart Amp

Aug 3           Houston, TX                     713 Music Hall

Aug 5           Albuquerque, NM             Isleta Amphitheatre

Aug 6           Denver, CO                      Ball Arena

Aug 8           Phoenix, AZ                     Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre

Aug 9           Los Angeles, CA              YouTube Theater

Aug 10         Concord, CA                    Toyota Pavilion at Concord

Aug 12         Auburn, WA                      White River Amphitheatre

Aug 13         Bend, OR                         Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Aug 15         Los Angeles, CA               YouTube Theater

Aug 16         Las Vegas, NV                 Bakkt Theatre at Planet Hollywood

Aug 17         Salt Lake City, UT            Maverick Arena

Aug 20         Irving, TX                          The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

Aug 21         Austin, TX                       Germania Insurance Amphitheater

Aug 23         Macon, GA                       Atrium Health Macon Amphitheater

Aug 24         West Palm Beach, FL       IThink Financial Amphitheatre

Sept 3          Tinley Park, IL                   Credit Union 1 Amphitheater

Sept 5          Huntington, WV                Marshall Health Network Arena

Sept 6          Charlotte, NC                    PNC Music Pavilion

Sept 7          Raleigh, NC               Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Sept 9          Reading, PA                     Santander Arena

Sept 10        Albany, NY                      MVP Arena

Sept 11        Boston, MA                      Leader Bank

Sept 13        Bethel, MY                       Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Sept 14        Wantagh, NY                    Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater

Sept 15        Richmond, VA                   Virginia Credit Union Live!

Sept 17        Cincinnati, OH                  Riverbend Music Center

Sept 18        Pittsburgh, PA                   Stage AE

Sept 20        Noblesville, IN                   Ruoff Music Center

Sept 21        Clarkston, MI                    Pine Knob Music Theatre

Sept 24        Minneapolis, MN              The Armory

Sept 26        St Louis, MO                    Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre STL

Sept 27        Southaven, MS                 Bankplus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove

Sept 28        Nashville, TN                    Nashville Municipal Auditorium 

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