Kramer Dave Mustaine Vanguard Collection: A Metal Weapon for the Ages

Dave Mustaine is a new addition to the Kramer Artist Lineup, and yesterday the epic guitar brand launched the Kramer Dave Mustaine Vanguard collection. The new Kramer Vanguard guitars arrive in Ebony, Silver Metallic, and a limited edition Rust In Peace version in Alien Tech Green.

“While on our recent Crash, The World Tour, when I’d take the stage for our first number, Hangar 18, my adrenaline is racing,” Dave told us. “I’m not nervous. I’m pumped! I get handed my guitar each night by my guitar tech, and I head out onto the stage to do my job.

“Imagine my surprise when I was a few songs into our set, and I realised I was not given my Gibson signature Flying V. I was given my new Kramer signature Flying V. The playing ability of this guitar is superb, and if I didn’t look at the legs on this beauty, I would never have known the difference. An excellent guitar from an excellent company; this is a serious Metal weapon.”

Dave Mustaine  Kramer Vanguard in Ebony and Silver Metallic
Dave Mustaine Kramer Vanguard in Ebony and Silver Metallic

The Vanguard is equipped with a symmetrical mahogany Vanguard body, a 25.5″ scale mahogany neck with a medium C Dave Mustaine custom profile, an ebony fretboard with 24 jumbo frets, black chrome hardware, and Dave Mustaine’s signature Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor pickup set.

For more details of the Vanguard collection, visit

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