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The Dean Razorback is an electric guitar that was designed to cut to the quick. With its aggressively pointed contours, you know this axe means business before you even get near it, and its ferociously menacing tone serves as clear warning to others to keep out of your way. While the Razorback name might bring to mind either the various University of Arkansas sports teams or the ferocious feral swine that serves as their mascot, Dean’s Razorback was designed by the legendary and late, great Dimebag Darrell Abbot of Pantera and Damageplan shortly before his death. Featuring a jagged body outline based on the Dean ML and a razor inlay at the 12th fret, the initial Razorbacks were built to shred the flesh off anything it their path, with lightning-fast necks, growling, piercing humbucking pickups, and wicked whammy setups for insane divebombing maneuvers. They quickly caught on with rockers like Zakk Wylde and Matt Heafy of Trivium, and now, with expanded finish and hardware options and additional Flying V-style and bass versions available, there looks to be no stopping them from running amok across the musical landscape. Check out the limited-run Red and White Razorback for starters, with its school-color-friendly cardinal-red body and white highlights making it the perfect choice for any fan of shredding, whether from Arkansas or not! In addition to the blood-red finish, this axe boasts a mahogany body with 24.75” scale length “set” mahogany neck, topped with the famous sharply-pointed headstock tusks for fearlessly charging your prey; a pair of vicious USA Dean humbucking pickups; and a Floyd Rose Special trem system with Grover tuners, for aggressive string maneuvers with rock-solid tuning stability. The Razorback X-Ray sports an eerie, stripped-to-the-bone X-ray graphic and Floyd Rose 1000 whammy system to vibrate the vertebrae right out of your body. The Razorback V 225 Explosion takes the Flying V body style to new extremes, with more points than you can stick a pig with, and fiery graphics to highlight the scorching tones from the dual EMG humbuckers. The set mahogany neck rocks a slightly longer 25.5” scale length and 24 frets, for two full octaves of squealing splendor. For digging deeper in the mud and the blood, check out the 7-string Razorback 7 225, with locking tremolo and a pair of EMG-707 active humbuckers, to shred the most tone out of your bottom end. To dig even deeper, whip out the Razorback V Bass, with a 24-fret set neck, 35” scale length, and a pair of active pickups for murderously heavy tone. For shredders on a budget, check out the more affordable Razorback DB, with a stark Gunmetal Grey or Classic Black finish, bolt-on neck, dual Dean DMT humbuckers, and a Tune-O-Matic bridge for maximum sustain and tuning stability, or the Razorback DB Killswitch, with a sleek black satin finish and a way-cool killswitch for rapid-fire, on-off audible “strobe” effects. While we lost Dimebag much too soon, his Razorback designs live on and continue to eviscerate and proliferate, and there seems to be no end to their destructive potential - which is good news for you! Grab a Dean Razorback and get to shredding!