FEATURE: Megadeth’s album-art guitars

Chris Broderick’s cool new Megadeth Endgame Ibanez custom guitar (reported here last week) isn’t the first axe to feature Megadeth-themed album art. Since Megadeth’s return with The System Has Failed, Dave Mustaine and his co-guitarists have used a whole bunch of custom guitars from ESP/LTD, Dean and Ibanez.

Dave Mustaine

Here are a pair of Dean VMNTs with artwork from Rust In Peace and United Abominations, respectively.

Glen Drover

Glen’s tenure in Megadeth only lasted for one album and a few tours, but he sure used some cool custom-painted guitars in that time. Here we have a pair of ESPs (Countdown to Extinction and Peace Sells …But Who’s Buying graphics) and a Dean Vendetta with the United Abominations cover.

Chris Broderick

This is an off-the-shelf Ibanez S5470 with a custom hand-painted image taken from the booklet to Megadeth’s new album, Endgame. Chris told the Megadeth forum this one will be re-fitted with DiMarzio pickups.

Are there any more I’m missing? Let me know if you’ve seen any others out there!

My social media policy

I’ve seen a few sites do this recently, so I thought I should do one too. So here’s my deal with social media.

I mostly use Twitter, and you can find me there at www.twitter.com/iheartguitar. I tweet about guitar-related stuff as well as random stuff here and there. I like to use Twitter for more than just alerting people to when a new post is up – sometimes I might post from gigs, or to see if anyone has a question for an upcoming interview, a progress report about a review I’m working on, or just whatever I’m doing that day. I don’t automatically follow back everyone who follows me on Twitter (otherwise it’d be too hard to keep track of everything), and I don’t really expect everyone I follow to follow me back either. If you’d like me to follow you, just @iheartguitar me and I’ll follow you back. And let me know if you think you should be included on one of my Twitter lists. I’m still getting the whole list thing together so if you’re not there yet and you think you should be, it’s because I haven’t had much time to make the lists yet, not because I don’t want to put you on there!

By the way, if I retweet one of your messages, don’t feel obliged to send me a thank-you message. While I appreciate it, I won’t be offended if you don’t!

I have a Myspace www.myspace.com/peterhodgson but I don’t keep up with it like I should. To be honest I find myspace too clunky and I have a hard time getting it to load on any computer except the dedicated iPhone app. But you can find a few songs of mine on there if you’re interested – noodly instrumental prog metal stuff, mostly, but a few other things too. I’ve also reserved www.myspace.com/iheartguitarblog but I haven’t really started to do anything with it yet. I will eventually, but not until I can devote more time to it. Feel free to send a friend request to that one now though in preparation for when I actually get it going.

I have a Facebook account but I mainly use it to keep up with people I went to school with, former workmates, etc. Please don’t be offended if you send a Facebook friend request and I turn it down. I just prefer to use it for keeping up with people I already know but don’t get to see much any more. To be honest I don’t really like Facebook all that much.

If you ever want to contact me you can email me at iheartguitarblog AT gmail.com and I’ll try to reply as soon as possible, but sometimes if I don’t get a chance to reply to an email straight away for whatever reason, I tend to sorta forget, so if it’s been about 2 days and I haven’t replied, just send me a gentle reminder.