DOUBLE NECK GUITAR WEEK – Day 5: Jackson King V

Now this is cool. Dave Mustaine used to use these Jackson King V doublenecks live when playing the Megadeth song ‘In My Darkest Hour’ (and probably some other stuff too). This one is being sold on eBay by Neals Vintage Guitars. CLICK HERE to see the listing or to place a bid.

The eBay listing reads:

This is a 1997 Jackson USA Doubleneck King V Electric Guitar. It was custom ordered, and the only other one I have seen belongs to Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. This guitar was built in the Custom Shop. I am the 2nd owner, I bought it from a customer of mine who was a big Megadeth fan, so he custom ordered this guitar from Jackson.

It has a 6 and 12 string neck. It has 2 Jackson humbucking pickups on the 6 string neck and one on the 12 string neck. It has an ebony fretboard with sharkfin inlays. It has the Kahler non trem tail piece just like Dave’s did and stop tail piece for the 12 string. Also there are 6 tuners mounted on the cutaway in the body for the other 6 strings on the 12 string neck.

This guitar has very little playing time, so it is pretty much in near mint condition with the exception of minor smudges as you normally see on black guitars. No nicks or dings at all, very nice! Both necks are extremely straight with super low action. Frets in excellent shape.

Comes with original factory hard shell case.

Now that Dave Mustaine’s with Dean, there’s a somewhat rare doubleneck version of his VMNT signature model which is quite similar to this Jackson, but includes Dave’s signature Seymour Duncan Livewire Dave Mustaine active humbuckers.

NEWS: Another Mustaine signature Line 6 amp on eBay

Dave Mustaine is auctioning another of his signature Line 6 amps over at the Megadeth eBay store.

A handful of these amps were made for Dave but they never saw production. These days he’s working with Marshall.

CLICK HERE to see or bid on the amp.

The listing says:

MEGADETH-Line 6 Half Stack Used Bt Megadeth and Signed By Dave Mustaine

Here is an auction many of you have been waiting for. This auction is for a Line 6 half stack used by Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Both the cabinet and amp have been autographed by Dave in silver Sharpie. The amp is a model designed and made specifically for Dave, but was not mass produced. The Mustaine amp has the same power amp section as the HD147, a two DSP chips, a main processor, and 4 amp models (a Line 6 clean, a Dave signature heavy tone, a modified vision of the Dave signature heavy tone, and a Plexi tone). The cabinet is a 4 x 12 including a custom grill and metal handles.

This item was used extensively by Dave during the recording of “The System has Failed” and the subsequent tour. Megadeth’s tenth studio album,”The System has Failed”, was critically hailed as a brilliant return to form which Revolver described in a four-star review as “Megadeth’s most vengeful, poignant and musically complex offering since 1992’s Countdown To Extinction”. In creating this album Mustaine has taken all the greatest elements of successive Megadeth line ups, mixed them together and reinvigorated the sound with an injection of fresh Mustaine venom. The album debuted at #18 on U.S. Billboard charts.

Also, included in this package is the Line 6 FBV Shortboard. “The FBV Shortboard™” is like having a crew of roadies ready to wheel out an entirely new collection of gear and hook it all up – in time for your next note. With a backlit display that shows where you are, and rugged steel stomp switches and pedal to give you complete control of where you’re going.” – Line 6

Cables are not included.

This set up is a must-have for the guitar playing Droogie. IT IS LOUD! There are some wear marks on the equipment as it has been used and transported. Don’t miss out on this one. Good luck winning this awesome item Droogies.


This item comes with a Certificate of Authenticity (COA) signed by Dave Mustaine.

WONDERHOWTO: Build an SRV Strat

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NEWS: Mr. Big Japanese tour dates

Here are the dates for Mr. Big’s reunion tour of Japan, courtesy of Burrn! Magazine (although Jenn from Random Chatter Music emailed them to me too, but I saw these first – man, information about this tour’s flying about like picks at an Yngwie concert).

June 05 – Zepp, Sapporo
June 07 – Zepp, Sendai
June 09 – Kouseinenkin Hall, Kanazawa
June 10 – Zepp, Nagoya
June 12 – Zepp, Fukuoka
June 15 – Grand Cube, Osaka
June 17 – Alsok Hall, Hiroshima
June 18 – Kouseinenkin Hall, Osaka
June 20 – Budokan, Tokyo

CLICK HERE to buy Paul Gilbert’s Guitars From Mars 1 DVD or CLICK HERE to buy the Guitars From Mars 2 DVD from CDJapan.co.jp.