Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro to open official Reverb shop

80 pieces of gear will go on sale, including a “Grammy-winning guitar”.

Megadeth’s Kiko Loureiro is to open up a store on the online marketplace Reverb. The Official Kiko Loureiro of Megadeth Reverb Shop launches on 10 March, and will feature more than 80 pieces of gear.

Speaking about the new store, Loureiro noted that he felt it was time to put his long-standing Gear Acquisition Syndrome to good use: “I’m a gear fanatic and have been collecting guitars, pedals, and amplifiers throughout my life and world travels. I’ve got gear from my homes in Brazil and LA, from the Megadeth camp in Nashville, and from Finland, where my wife is from. “As tough as it is to part with these pieces, I believe that instead of letting them sit in storage, I want people to play them and use them to make new music and memories.”

Perhaps the most notable instrument to be listed is a Tagima K-1 electric guitar, made by master luthier Márcio Zaganin. It sports a fretboard made from the same Brazilian rosewood that previously made up the floors of City Hall in São Paulo, Brazil. Loureiro spoke of his fondness for the instrument and anyone who would find its storied history as interesting as he does, saying: “I want to know who is going to buy this guitar. I want to be friends with this person.”

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Also to be listed is an Ibanez Prestige RG752WMFX electric guitar. It was used on most of the riffs on Megadeth’s 2016 album Dystopia, as Loureiro explains: “this guitar is very special to me. It was used to record 90 percent of the riffs on Dystopia. So if you buy this guitar, you can have a Grammy-winning guitar.” Other various rare, handmade and extensively-toured instruments, amplifiers and pedals will be on sale. When the store launches on 10 March.

Loureiro is the latest artist to begin selling gear on the marketplace, with Animals as Leaders’ Tosin Abasi and fellow Megadeth member Dave Mustaine also selling gear on the platform. Dave Mustaine’s Reverb shop saw some controversy when a single buyer, the co-owner of a UK recording studio, purchased all of the listed guitars, allowing for their use by studio clients.

Megadeth are currently gearing up for an extensive US tour, joined by Lamb of God and Trivium.

See a preview of what will be on sale and register your interest over at reverb.com.

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