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Dean CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar Natural

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The Dean CE Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar features a modern body design and electronics. The resonator guitar has a mahogany top, back and sides...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 01-12-2018

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This resonator guitar plugs in so you can be heard!

The Dean CE Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar features a modern body design and electronics. The resonator guitar has a mahogany top, back and sides, a mahogany neck, and a 21 fret rosewood fingerboard. The cutaway body lets you reach the upper frets. Grover tuners make a cinch to get in tune and stay there. A Dean "lipstick" pickup has controls for volume and tone so you can plug-in and be heard in any setting.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Biscuit Bridge 
Mahogany Top, Back, & Sides
24-3/4" Scale & 1-11/16" Nut
Grover Tuners
Lip Stick Pickups
Mahogany Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
Dot Inlays
Multi-ply Binding
21 Frets
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DeanCE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Real nice guitar!

By MrSlider5 on Youtube

from So. San Francisco

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Comments about Dean CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

I play slide and fingerpick chords at the same time. I put the slide on my fourth finger and use slide technique for accents, bridges and passing notes. Unlike another guitar (National tricone), this can be done without harshness and overpowering the music. I use it in acoustic and electric modes. The pickup holds it's own very well. It's not noisy and has good tone. With a little reverb on your amp, watch out! I even venture to say that with the tone and volume settings set correctly that you can get some of those 'fat guitars' tones offered by older Gretches. By the way, if you want a case (I did),the one that fits perfectly is the one offered here, product number 545173. I also like the dull finish. Don't worry that it's made in China, the quality is definitely there. I had to retighten the screws on the input jack plate but that's it. I use Martin Bluegrass strings, put those on right away and use a glass slide.

(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Dean Acoustic-Electric Resonator with Cutaway

By Builder

from Southern Pines, NC

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Comments about Dean CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

I opened the box, tuned it, played. The action required no adjustment, there were no buzzes or flats going up the neck. The 'unfinished' wood is beautiful, gives it an aged patina and the sound holes are not typical f-holes, stylish and different. This plays easily and has a great acoustic sound. I play this now as a slide either standard or G tuning, standing with a finger slide, brass or glass both heavy, or seated with a lapsteel bar.

The lipstick pick up sounds like a lipstick should, from warm and mellow to crack'in.
The workmanship, fit and finish are flawless.

I got way more insturment than expected. This is my 2nd Dean and their QC is topnotch.

Enjoy.
(note: the MF standard acoustic case fits beautifully. I put a towel under it to take any strain off the neck.)
Amazing quality and tone, good neck for slide or finger picking
Great wood-fit and finish. Solid electronics and pots.
Be happy that China is making insturments, they are excellent craftsmen. Don't implode...I'm a collector and have all the Gibsons, Fenders and miscellaneous guitars to fill a small warehouse.

Plus amps keyboards PA mixing boards at my age I get to keep them.If you can honestly look at a Gibson guitar with a $150,000 price tag your crazy and you've beenhustled.The Dean is both acousticlly, electrically and esthectically a pure winner.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My New Favorite Guitar

By The Godfa

from NY NY

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Comments about Dean CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

I was looking for an Electric Resonator guitar to play live onstage and I found an excellent one. The 'Dean' electric resonator is an amazing guitar for the price. Right out of the box the guitar sound was awesome without any string buzz. I also really love the natural finish and design of the guitar.. The Grover tuning pegs hold perfect tune with the strings and the Rosewood neck has a great feel. Finally I was very happy when I plugged the guitar into my Fender amp, the sound was warm and the tone was excellent. It was very hard for me to buy a guitar online without ever seeing the guitar or playing the instrument. I really have to say that this guitar will make anyone happy! I now have 10 guitars and this baby is one of my favorites!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this guitar is my new honey

By amos

from Los Angeles

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong
  • Tone

Cons

  • Action

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Dean CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

this guitar is making dreams come true. i've been playing in an old time band for about six months, and have had trouble competing with the banjo for volume, and this instrument compliments the banjo beautifully in holdIng its own in volume and tone.

the only drawback so far was the action that made freting difficult. but I took it to a guitar shop and they adjusted the truss rod which made it possible to fret and play with a slide.

it sounds great plugged into my amp, and I'm just using my trust old crate 12x12 combo amp. no feedback, just pure beauty. sounds sweet and clean with a slide too. I'm playing an outdoor gig soon and I can't wait to tear it up with my new resonator.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Will never purchase another guitar again !

By Mike

from Phoenix

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Comments about Dean CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

I was appalled by the guitar that was sent to me ! Chipped headstock! Warn frets and board. Guitar was filthy. I took pictures of it and sent it back! Asked customer service to have a manager call me. I never received any call.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Finish detailing could be better

By vger21

from Oklahoma

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    This is my first resonator guitar, but my fifth guitar. After ordering elsewhere and having to reject a poor-quality guitar (different manufacturer), I turned to MF and ordered this Dean guitar after much research. The picture doesn't do the guitar justice--once the guitar is in hand, the resonator doesn't look like a colander, which was my initial impression. The tone it produces is loud, full, and twangy, as it should be. The neck is narrow enough for stubby fingers to reach the usual positions, and the action is low enough for easy, speedy playing. My only complaint concerns the finish quality--the way it feels, not the way it looks or sounds. The guitar has an attractive, understated matte finish (classy rather than flashy), but that finish must have been applied in a dusty environment, because the wood surfaces of the guitar body have fine grit embedded in them. I buff it regularly when I take it out of its gigantic case, and the grit is wearing away. Better quality control in the factory could have avoided this problem. But it doesn't affect the sound or the playing characteristics of the instrument. All in all, I think this guitar is an excellent choice for an amateur or for anyone who just wants to experiment with a resonator and discover what it can do.

     
    5.0

    Sweet Bayou Sounds, Here in Wisconsin

    By Robert Lee

    from Watertown, WI

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Great value
    • Plays Well
    • Really Nice Binding
    • Solid Construction
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Studio Recording Work

      Comments about Dean CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

      If You want a "No-nonsence" workhorse Acoustic-Electric "Blues" slide "Resonator"..... You won't go wrong with this guitar!!! I purchased this as a replacement/upgrade to a "Royal" resonator, which had severe workmanship/warranty problems. I'm pleased to say, this Dean, more than met my expectations...... and Musicians Friend, not only gave me a great price on the upgrade, but because of this being a warranty situation..... they shipped out the Dean, the very same day, before even receiving the Royal, and I had the Dean?? the DAY, before Christmas!!! So COOL........

       
      5.0

      Great sound for a great price

      By Bluesman Tom

      from Pennsylvania

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Not A Strong Pickup

      Best Uses

      • Acoustic Performances

      Comments about Dean CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

      I received this resonator for Christmas for use with my acoustic blues band. I love the sound, the tone and the fingering. It sounds great plugged or unplugged but when I play it through my PA system I need to increase the PA volume when switching from my Martin as the pickup is not as powerful on the Dean.

       
      4.0

      Overall a very nice guitar

      By michael92105

      from new hampshire

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Nice Natural Colors
      • Nice Natural Colors Witho
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean CE Cutaway Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

        Nice natural colors that are not in a glossy finish which may make the guitar more vulnerable to scratching or showing its wear more easily.

        I like the tone very much, both unplugged and electrified--it was just what I was looking for. Kinda janggly and sounding somehat like a banjo.

        One little concern is that when bending a note the guitar picks up the noise of the string moving up or down the fret bar, sounding like it is dragging or being scraped as the string is bent.

        I am hoping this will change when I change the strings to a lighter guage.

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