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Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar Chrome/Gold  (Used)

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A beautifully crafted resonator guitar with advanced electronics.

The Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar has an ornate engraved chrome body with a mahogany neck, "F" soundholes, and a traditional slotted headstock. The rosewood fingerboard displays large split block inlays. Grover tuners make it a cinch to get in tune and stay there.

The Chrome G Resonator has a versatile electronics system that has both a magnetic "lipstick" pickup and a piezo electric pickup which gives you the ability to produce both electric and acoustic tones.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Engraved Chrome Body
  • Biscuit Bridge
  • 24-3/4" Scale & 1-11/16" Nut
  • Steel Top, Back & Sides
  • Grover Tuners
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Mother-Of-Pearl Black

A house-rocking resonator that won't rock your wallet. Order today.

 
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DeanChrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

great value, great guitar

By Big Joe

from West Indies

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    a great resonator. beautiful, easy to play (even with 13s), f/pick, strum, esp slide! love everything about this beauty!

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cone and Buscuit Upgrade

    By MudCat

    from Newport News, VA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Needs Cone Upgrade

    Best Uses

    • Delta Sound Slide

    Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    I play the Blues Harp and now I am just beginning to learn acoustic guitar. I wanted to purchase a resonator guitar at a reasonable price to learn to play a slide and get that delta blues sound. I decided on this Dean Chrome G. It is a beautiful instrument, but I was a little disappointed with the acoustic sound and tone. Plug-in it sounded great. So I took the advice of a few other posters and purchased a new Beard cone (9 ½) and biscuit.
    It does take a little skill to replace the cone. The stock cone has an electric pick-up glued to the center of the biscuit. You will need to remove with a razor blade and clip the wire leads to pull the wire out of the old cone. I used a dremel with a sharp diamond coated bit to drill two new screw holes about an inch apart (centered perfectly to the existing center hole) in the new cone in order to use the two stock screws to glue and secure the new biscuit to the new cone. Drop the wire back though the existing center hole of the new cone and re-glue the pick-up to center of the new bridge after you have shaped the saddle to the desired height. I left mine as high as possible (for playing slide) without the strings touching the cover plate. Be sure to measure the fit of the new bridge and saddle before you glue the new bridge to the cone, you don't want reassemble and discover that the saddle is too high. Re-soldier the leads and put it all back together. I put on new nickel plated jazz 12's strings.
    WOW… what a difference in sound and tone! It is LOUD and the tone is just awesome. This guitar now looks like a million bucks and sounds like you paid that price for it.
    I was playing my harp last night in the key of G and kept hearing a sweet little echo singing back to me??? I soon realized it was my new guitar (un-plugged) tuned in open G picking up my harp and playing it back to me. I love this guitar!

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    (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very cool guitar/more than what it seems

    By Sgtpepperb4

    from Ennis,Texas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Craftsmanship artwork
    • Good Tone
    • Playability

    Cons

    • Pickups could be better

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Recording
    • Smaller ensembles

    Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    Do not judge this guitar by how it sounds on certain internet sites.You won't really be hearing it.
    This guitar is not what it seems.That's a good thing.If your looking for a true resonator,this is not one ,in the classic sense,but what it is adds much more versatility.
    It joins the body at the 15th fret but note that it is a scaled down guitar so your going to have the same access as a resonator that joins the body at the 12th fret. You will still have to contort your wrist to reach a high A with a slide.
    The cool thing about this axe is that it is more of a hybrid than anything.You have the sound & tone of a true resonator.You have the playability sans the upper neck access of an electric or good acoustic guitar.With the right gage strings you can flip it over,in your lap,& you have a lap steel without high action or setup.
    I play slide open G & standard licks & standard tuning licks & chords in my show.I use .11's on this Dean with out any intonation problems or volume & tone issues. If your style is only open tunings,then 12 or 13's will be be just fine.I would never use anything over 13's.Don't really know,for sure,there's a need for 13's on this guitar.The neck isn't geared for it & heavier strings won't add anything significant & could cause damage.It's loud enough acoustically to give the woodys a run fer their money in a circle jam & might even scare the bull fiddle player some.
    Electronics are what you would expect from a guitar made overseas.People have talked about after market parts but I don't see the need....including the cone. The lipstick pickup is a little weak but my techs tell me any after market ones aren't gonna be much better.The transducer pickup is useless on it's own & really not much more than a minimal tone control when blended at best but then,in my experience,all transducers,for a resonator,are like that.If ya want that sound,mike it.Remember,playing a metal resonator,especially playing the blues & slide,is all about trashy sound anyway.
    Cosmetically,it's everything you see in the pictures & a little more.It's a right purdy MOschine by crackie.When I do a single act I find the people staring at the Dean as often as they stare at me & I'm right purdy myself.
    Dean hit the lick on this one for what it is.Some say it's a little pricey but when you consider the versatility & the looks I'd say it's worth it.I have several acoustic woodys & metal resonators,on stage with me, & this one sits there right along side of em proudly. Ole HW Jr. was holding one at a recent country award show while rehashing some of his daddy's songs.Now that I own one,I can see why he did. I'd buy another one if need be,

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Value

    By Peat

    from Sacramento, CA

    Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    I have the chrome plated steel body model. It is a beautiful instrument. The engraving is pretty. One would expect to pay $2K or more if the headstock said "Dobro". It doesn't have the big, whiny sound of a National or Dobro. But replacement cones are available. National makes one, but isn't it 8 1/2 inches? (I measured it.) The blend knob that mixes the 2 pickups is a nice feature. The plastic top came off one of the knobs after not too long, but I glued it back in place. I don't much care for the piezo pickup and the lipstick tube pickup is a little weak, but hey, I consider it all very reasonable for the $500 I paid for it! I prefer the sound of it acoustically, so eventually I will make the upgrades another reviewer recommended.

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Dean Chrome G

    By zazenslide

    from Buena Vista, Colorado / the world

    Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    I have this one except it is all the brass color. I was told they made about a dozen that way then switched to the 2 tone color. I like the guitar a lot for finger pickinslide and for lap style using a chrome bar. I find it always sounds great with newer strings. A nice mix on an old tube amp and one has a great sound. A very fair price for a nicely made metal resonator.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Guitar, but needs cone upgrade

    Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    This was my third Dean Guitar. Usually with a new set of strings, you cannot beat the price or the sound. The artwork is amazing on The Dean Chrome G, but the sound is a different story. If you buy this guitar go ahead and spend the extra for a quarterman or beard cone (9 1/2), plus a new biscuit bridge. I just put on a beard cone and was shocked.I cannot believe how much sound I was missing playing on the stock cone and that was playing on old strings. If you spend the extra on the upgrades you will not be sorry for purchasing this guitar.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Resonator if you are willing to upgrade

    By MusicMan-123

    from Frederick, MD

    Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    I bought this resonator after trying other less expensive Deans and I wasn't as happy as I thought I would be. After I dramaitcally lowered the action and replaced the cone with a Quarterman and changed the lipstick pickup with a Fender Tele lipstick pickup it sounded like a million bucks. This resonator sounds like a cross between a resonator and a banjo.

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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The SHizz

    By Patty

    from Fredericksburg VA

    Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    i didnt buy it but i did play it a few times and i think it is wonderful. awsome for slide and for typical blues. awsome plugged in or not. a lil bit pricey but still great art work and great sond. if your looking for a delta sound this is your ticket!!!!!

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