I think things are looking good for him coming back to Jackson one day. He loved his Jacksons. He was suppose to go back to them and remake his sig KV and the Y2KV. Dean didn't really have a big name at the time because of Dime's death(R.I.P.) so they swooped in at the last minute and must've given him a pretty good deal. I like the Deans better than the ESP's but it's just not the same. Back to my point. Jackson has put a lot of focus on Megadeth the last couple of years considering they don't have Dave M on their roster. Giving Broderick and Ellefson signature models was huge I think. And they weren't just stock guitars with a name slapped on them. The Broderick guitar is very unique and obviously had a lot of R+D put into it. A very nice guitar for sure and available in 6 and 7 strings. 7 strings were never a big Jackson thing and now they're coming out with even more sevens! And Ellefson, well, it seems they gave him his old sig back and have really let him run with getting their bass line up and running again. They didn't have squat for a few years as far as Bass' go. Now they've got all kinds and Custom models. And 5 strings again finally. I've been very impressed with where Fender is letting Jackson go with things. When it comes to metal guitars they're gonna be on top again where they belong. For them to do all of this stuff with Broderick and Ellefson and not have a plan to get Mustaine back in? I just don't see it. I'll be one of the first to say, Hell Yeah!, It's about time Dave came home
They're doing some different V versions for various artists, but they're saving the King V still. Coincidence? I don't thing so.