Two weeks ago, Dave Mustaine announced that he was selling nearly 150 guitars, amps, pedals and other pieces of gear from his personal collection on reverb.com.
As one might expect, once the sale was live, the gear - the 20 or so guitars in particular - went quickly. Very quickly. So quickly that many began to speculate who had snapped up the guitars - among them a number of Dean signature and prototype models. Now though, the mystery buyer has revealed himself.
In a lengthy YouTube video, Keith Gannon - of Essex Recording Studios in Chelmsford, UK - explained why he made the decision to snap the guitars up. You can watch it below.
For one thing, unsurprisingly, Gannon is a huge Megadeth fan. However, Gannon also emphasized that, above all, he wanted the guitars to be played.
“Anyone is going to be able to come here [to Essex Studios], touch these guitars, play these guitars and record with these guitars,” Gannon said.
Gannon also said that, in addition to having the guitars available for use at his studio, he will be releasing videos on each of them, detailing their specs and demoing them for viewers.
Gannon says that he acquired the necessary funds for the splurge by selling a car and some of his own instruments before the sale went live.
To learn more about the guitars, you can check out the informative video Trogly’s Guitar Show put together on them below.