MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's silver ESP DV8 signature guitar (see photo below) that he used on the Blackmail The Universe Tour is now up for auction at the band's official eBay store.
In 2003, Mustaine unveiled his new ESP DV8 and DV8-R signature guitars at the winter NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. This guitar is very rare as it is no longer in production and is one of very few DV8 guitars left in Dave's personal collection.
For more information, and to place a bid, go to this location.
Dave Mustaine revealed in a recent online posting that acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (NEVERMORE, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD) will fly over to Southern California on September 8 to "tweak some last-minute stuff" at Mustaine's new recording studio before returning again at the end of the month, presumably to helm the recording sessions for the group's new album.
Sneap produced MEGADETH's last album, "United Abominations", which came out in May 2007 via Roadrunner Records. Mustaine previously stated about working with Andy, "We'd been working with Jeff Balding, who does a great job. But we knew we needed something else to give the material that extra push, so we brought in Andy. It was cool because he isn't like some big rock-star producer. He was just another Joe to me. So we were trading jokes and laughing and it was fun. My sense of humour is pretty close to a British one, so we worked well together. Also, Andy told me I was the reason that he got into playing metal in the first place, which was really flattering."
MEGADETH's forthcoming album will be the group's first with guitarist Chris Broderick (NEVERMORE, JAG PANZER), who replaced Glen Drover at the end of last year.