Dave Mustaine named his signature acoustic-electric guitar "Mako" because of its shark gill-shaped soundhole, dorsal-fin-shaped bridge, and shark's teeth pearl inlays. The soundhole provides plenty of projection while the sharp Florentine cutaway on the mahogany body with spruce top promotes upper fretboard shredding. The built-in tuner ensures the only dischords you play are intentional. Dave uses his Mako in the studio for layering and texturing tracks and feartures it on the intro to "The Hardest Part of Letting Go." Other distinctive features on the Dave Mustaine Mako include an ebony fingerboard, black NuBone nut and saddle, Grover tuners, and B-Band A3TY preamp with the aforementioned tuner.
B-Band A3TY - 4-band EQ with Tuner
The A3TY retains the simple and small features that are big on sound and intuitiveness. The compact preamp has a 4-band rotary EQ, low-battery LED and a wide range chromatic tuner. The EQ provides quick and accurate changes. The chromatic tuner is fast and has a range that will be welcomed by players that want to tune a full step down from standard Ð great for open tunings! The tuner's readout shows all notes, including sharps, great for standard and open tunings. The tuner has a single window showing the pitch and four LEDs showing the half step, sharp, flat and in-tune. 9-volt battery powered HZZLess circuit.