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A Customized Gibson Songwriter for One of Metal's Greatest Songwriters

Dave Mustaine, the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and founder of the Grammy-award winning and multi-platinum-selling band MEGADETH is one of the most influential metal icons and riff lords of all time. His music has inspired multiple generations of players around the world. Gibson is proud to introduce the Dave Mustaine Songwriter. Designed in collaboration with Gibson brand ambassador Dave Mustaine, it features a slightly thinner walnut Songwriter body for playing comfort with a cutaway for easy access to the upper frets, a 24.75" scale mahogany neck with a 24 fret ebony fretboard (the first 24 fret neck ever installed on a Gibson acoustic guitar), mother of pearl teeth inlays, Grover® Rotomatic tuners, a TUSQ® nut, saddle, bridge pins, and a higher output LR Baggs™ VTC under-saddle pickup with soundhole mounted volume and tone controls. Vic Rattlehead artwork is featured on the pickguard and on a mother of pearl peghead inlay. A Gibson hardshell case is included.
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Dave Mustaine Songwriter Specifications

Body

Body Shape
Songwriter
Body Material
Walnut
Top
Sitka Spruce
Back
Walnut
Side
Walnut
Bracing
Traditional Hand Scalloped Advanced X-bracing
Binding
Single ply Top and Back
Finish
Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Material
Mahogany
Profile
Advanced Response
Scale Length
24.75" / 628.65mm
Fingerboard Material
Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
16"
Number Of Frets
24
Frets
Standard
Nut Material
TUSQ
Nut Width
1.73" / 43.815mm
Inlays
Mother of Pearl Teeth
Joint
Compound Dovetail Neck-to-body Joint; Hot Hide Glue
Headstock inlay
Gibson Logo and Vic Rattlehead in Mother of Pearl

Hardware

Tuner Plating
Nickel
Bridge
Traditional Belly Up, Ebony
Saddle Material
TUSQ
Tuning Machines
Grover Rotomatic
Pickguard
Black Modified Songwriter with Vic Rattlehead Artwork
TrussRod
Adjustable
Truss Rod Cover
2-ply Black/White with Dave Mustaine Signature
Bridge Pins
TUSQ

Electronics

Under Saddle Pickup
LR Baggs VTC
Controls
Soundhole Mounted Volume and Tone
Output Jack
1/4" Endpin Jack
Preamp
LR Baggs VTC

Miscellaneous

Strings Gauge
.012, .016, .024, .032, .042, .053
Case
Gibson Hardshell Case

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