Mustaine's model is covered in a 24K gold leaf finish atop a blood red paint job.

Dean Guitars announces the new Shire Guitar. This guitar introduces a new expansion into smaller profile semi hollow body electrics for Dean. The addition of a piezo under the bridge, popularized in the Dean Guitars Colt series, adds a very desirable tonal element not found on traditional or non-traditional semi hollow body guitars. The Shire gives a player the ability to isolate, combine, and blend the acoustic and electric pickups for endless tonal possibilities