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Open-Box Kramer Dave Mustaine Vanguard Rust In Peace Electric Guitar Condition 1 - Mint Alien Tech Green

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Get powerful, heavy and exceptional sounds from this Dave Mustaine Kramer.

The Kramer Dave Mustaine Vanguard Rust In Peace electric guitar unleashes the powerful, aggressive sound that the legendary guitarist demands. With its symmetrical mahogany body and neck, this ax provides balanced sustain and tone. The ebony fingerboard boasts 24 jumbo frets, enabling you to fly through fast, intricate solos with ease. Equipped with Dave's signature Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor pickups, the Kramer Vanguard pumps out the heavy, biting distortion essential for metal. The string-thru body tailpiece and Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners keep your riffs tight and in tune through intense playing. Take your shredding to the next level with the Kramer Dave Mustaine Vanguard Rust In Peace.

Symmetrical Mahogany Body and Neck For Balanced Tone and Sustain

The Kramer Vanguard features a symmetrical mahogany body and neck that provide exceptional resonance and sustain. Mahogany's balanced frequency response lets the Vanguard's pickups and hardware shine. The symmetrical design enhances string vibration and allows notes to ring out evenly across all strings. You'll benefit from articulated chording and singing leads. The mahogany construction also gives the Vanguard a comfortable, familiar feel that invites you to keep playing.

Ebony Fingerboard With 24 Jumbo Frets Enables Fast Solos

When it's time for a smoking solo, the Vanguard Rust In Peace delivers. Its ebony fingerboard is known for brightness and bite, giving your notes definition. Jumbo frets allow effortless, low-action playing so you can fly up and down the neck. With 24 frets to work with, you've got room to explore the upper registers. The thin, fast neck profile provides outstanding playability. Shred through intricate passages and tap complex melodies with precision. The Vanguard gives you the speed you need.

Signature Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor Pickups for Heavy Tones

Dave Mustaine wanted ultra-aggressive pickups for his signature model so he worked with Seymour Duncan to design the Thrash Factor set. The zebra humbuckers unleash biting mids, tight lows and searing treble when cranked. You'll get chugging rhythms, face-melting leads and everything in between. From classic Metallica-inspired crunch to Megadeth's signature snarl, the Thrash Factors deliver. They're voiced specifically for high gain playing so your tone stays tight and focused, even at extreme distortion levels. Get ready to thrash with the Kramer Vanguard.

Hardware Keeps You In Tune Through Intense Playing

The Kramer Vanguard Rust In Peace is equipped with road-ready hardware designed for the demands of heavy music. Its string-thru body tailpiece and locking Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners provide rock-solid tuning stability. You can perform fast alternate picking, palm muting, dive bombs and whammy tricks without going out of tune. The black chrome finish gives the guitar a sinister, aggressive look onstage. A custom Dave Mustaine hardshell case is also included to protect your ax. Pick up the Kramer Vanguard and get ready to shred.


  • Symmetrical mahogany Vanguard body
  • 25.5"-scale medium C Dave Mustaine custom profile mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard with 24 jumbo frets
  • Grover Mini Rotomatic tuners, Flying V Plate string thru body tailpiece
  • Dave Mustaine Signature Seymour Duncan Thrash Factor pickups

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Dave Mustaine Vanguard Rust In Peace Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Custom C
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Fingerboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 24
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.69”/GraphTech
  • Electronics
  • Neck: Seymour Duncan
  • Bridge: Seymour Duncan
  • Control layout: 2 Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Floating
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Grover Mini Rotomatic
  • Color: Black Chrome
  • Other
  • Case: Hardshell Case

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