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Dave Mustaine King V KV1

Dave Mustaine King V KV1

This guitar is built by Japanese and Korea luthiers, it is with excellent quality and reasonable price. You can choose from all kinds of finish, wood and hardware. Left handed is also available!

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This is a customized guitar, it was made according to our customer's requests, if you don't like the settings of this guitar, and want a personalized body shape, finish, logo, woods or hardware, please email us to place the order.



Our Custom Made Dave Mustaine King V KV1 Specifications


The Original KV1
Our Replicated KV1
Body Shape:
King V
King V
Body Type:
Solid Body
Solid Body
Body Construction:
Body Wood:
Neck Wood:
Pearl Shakfins
Pearl Shakfins
Scale Length:
Pickup Switch Type:
3-way Pickup Selector
3-way Pickup Selector
2 volumes, 1 tone
2 volumes, 1 tone
2 Seymour Duncan Humbuckers
2 Wilkinson Humbuckers


About the original Dave Mustaine King V KV1


The KV1 is a Dave Mustaine signature model and is the first commercially-sold model of the King V. Previously known as the King V Pro, the KV1 supersedes the King V Pro and eliminated the Cherryburst finish in favor of a natural Korina wood finish. The tuners were replaced with LSR locking tuners as well. The end- points were shortened from the prototype created for Robbin Crosby as it was created as a "Double-Rhoads" which has a longer point than this model (The "Double-Rhoads" has 2 equal length long points). All other variants below stemmed from this design. USA-made versions of this guitar are highly-coveted by metal guitarists and are no longer in production.



Features of Our Dave Mustaine King V KV1 Guitar

In previous years, KV1 had been highly-coveted by many metal guitarists. There are only about 200 around in the whole world. Dave Mustaine has used these guitars throughout his career and that Megadeth sound is evident on this one. Really aggressive attack and thick middle range. But this guitar was out of production in 2001. That's really a pity for many fans of Dave Mustaine and KV1. That's why we made the replica of KV1.




In order to to keep the same with the original KV1 to the greatest extent, we have adopted the high-quanlity Kahler Bridge. Please refer to below pictures.



In the above spec-sheet, you can see that our replicated KV1 guitars exactly followed the original KV1's specifications. The body construction is neck-through. As we all know that the neck-through structure is more firm and stable than that of set-in. But neck-through structure needs high quality wood. So you can rest assured to the usage of our wood. The fretboard is ebony with Pearl Shakfins inlays.


About Dave Mustaine


Dave Mustaine was born in La Mesa, California, to Emily and John Mustaine. His mother is Jewish but Dave was brought up as a Jehovah's Witness.By the age of 17, Mustaine had rented his own apartment and was surviving financially by dealing drugs. One of his clients, Willow [citation needed], was often short of cash, but worked in a record store, so in return for drugs, she offered albums by artists such as AC/DC, Motörhead and Judas Priest in trade,which helped form his taste in heavy metal. In the 1970s, Mustaine began playing piano and later electric guitar, most notably a B.C. Rich and joined a band known as Panic for a short time.



About other Dave Mustaine Guitars:Dave Mustaine Y2KV


Y2KV was designed by Dave Mustaine, in an effort to create a less aggressive and retro-looking flying V guitar, to contrast for his usual King V. It was mainly used for touring of Risk and The World Needs a Hero as Mustaine's own model, with less than a dozen produced, including some prototypes. Eventually, the Y2KV went mass production and introduced in 2000.The Y2KV is a Dave Mustaine signature model and differs from all other King Vs in that it has rounded ends which seem similar to that of the Gibson Flying V. Because it was based much more heavily on the Gibson Flying V. For the closure song "Holy Wars", Mustaine uses a Y2KV stars and stripes (USA flag).

  1.Dave Mustaine Y2KV White and Black(This guitar is available in our custom shop)



  2.Dave Mustaine Y2KV US Flag(This guitar is available in our custom shop)



  3.Dave Mustaine Y2KV Snow White(This guitar is available in our custom shop)



  4.Dave Mustaine Y2KV Black Pearl(This guitar is available in our custom shop)



5.Dave Mustaine King V KV 2 Guitar   This guitar is available in our custom shop



Dave Mustaine Guitar Wall

Here you can see other guitars of Dave Mustaine, if you are a Dave’ fans, you can customize any of his guitars here in our custom shop, we would like to realize your dream very much.


  We have to show that one features is a little different from the original KV1. The pickups we utilised are Wilkinson pickups instead of Seymour Duncan's. So the price in our website is not include the original Seymour Duncan’s pickups. Wilkinson pick-ups are what we suggested. They are not simply quality guaranteed but also affordable for most people. But if you want to use Seymour Duncan’s pick-ups, we can satisfy your need. Certainly, the price would be higher than before. 


It's replicated exactly to the original Dave Mustaine's KV1, so you play what Dave Mustaine plays. And the sound is there. So don't hesitate to take action and buy yourself one of these fine instruments. Welcome to contact us. Pictures in our website are limited, and a lot of high-definition pictures will be provided if you email us. 
Aiming to build your dream guitar!
If  you don’t like the guitar above and you want a guitar dreamed for so long,what to do? It’s so easy,please send the picture and the parameters of the guitar you want.We only need Pics and specs, and we can make the guitar same with your original guitar. You wonder learn Why? Pls click here to find the answer. Send your dream guitar pics and specs to us, let us make it come true together.
All the guitars we built are based on our customers’ requests. There are so many different options for you to choose if you don’t want a standard one, you can check our custom shop for the details. The best way to go about obtaining this information for you is to contact us and let us know what you’re looking for. We can discuss these options and figure out what is the best for you. Your business is important to us and we want to provide you with the best customer service we are capable of. We want this to be the best guitar-buying experience you’ve ever had.
And please, don’t be hesitate to contact us if you have any question. 


Notice For All Buyers:
Thank you for your attention. Here are something you might want to know about this guitar.

1. This guitar is available in both right handed and left handed version. Even it is not showing in lefty version, we still able to customize this guitar in left handed for you. You just have to tell us when you place the order.

2. If you want to place the order, just send us email, we will help you to place your customize order.

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Does it come with an ebony or rosewood Fretboard out of the box?

Administrator, Stephanie Reply:

We can make it ebony or rosewood, you can choose it as you wish.

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