Blabbermouth.com have reportedthat Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick is to sell hispersonal Ibanez Prestige S5470F Red Viking Electric Guitar via eBay. All proceeds of the sale will benefit themusic and art programs, field trips, etc., for the children ofMagnolia Elementary School in Oakdale, California, whereBroderick's niece and nephew attend.
This guitar was used in the recording of "Endgame", thetwelfth studio album by Megadeth. It was released via RoadrunnerRecords on September 9, 2009. "Endgame" was the first albumfeaturing Broderick and he's shown holding this exact guitar in thealbum artwork. The single "Head Crusher" from "Endgame", wasnominated for "Best Metal Performance" at the 52nd annual GrammyAwards. "Endgame" entered The Billboard 200 at No. 9 (marking theband's tenth overall top 10 debut) and reached number 1 on the U.S.Top Hard Rock Albums chart.
This auction also includes:
- Two of Chris Broderick's custom armbands worn on tour.
- Nine MEGADETH guitar picks total. Five different ChrisBroderick guitar picks from 2008-2012, plus two guitar picks (onewith 13 logo, one with "Endgame" logo) from MEGADETH mainman DaveMustaine, and two guitar picks from bassist David Ellefson (onewith 13 logo, one with just the MEGADETH logo).
- Two autographed photos of Chris Broderick. One from 2010 withhis custom Ibanez, one from 2011 holding his custom Jacksonguitar.
The auction ends on April 20; the current high bid is Thewinner of this auction will have the option of having ChrisBroderick personalize an autograph anywhere on the guitar theylike.