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Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd 

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The Dean ML79 brings back some of the best features of the early days of Dean. The mahogany body and awesome flamed maple top provide great sustain. ...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 03-16-2017

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Bringing back the awesome ML from '79.

The Dean ML79 brings back some of the best features of the early days of Dean. The mahogany body and awesome flamed maple top provide great sustain. It sounds fabulous on everything from blues to classic rock to metal. Featuring a Floyd Rose-licensed trem, 2 Dean humbuckers, 22 jumbo frets and a set mahogany neck. The ML79 is also a joy to play, with a comfortable medium neck, great intonation and superb action.

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FEATURES
  • Flamed maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 24-3/4" scale & 1-11/16" nut
  • Grover tuners
  • Locking nut
  • Gold hardware
  • 2 Dean humbucker pickups
  • 2 volume and 1 tone, 3-way selector
  • Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo bridge
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
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Dean'79 Series ML with Floyd
 
4.7

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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33%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Beautiful!

I also had a case ordered with the guitar and they shipped together but in seperate boxes. I was skeptical about this guitar because I had never played one, but I went for...Read complete review

I also had a case ordered with the guitar and they shipped together but in seperate boxes. I was skeptical about this guitar because I had never played one, but I went for it! It came out of the box perfectly set-up and tuned. Plugged it in and started shredding instantly. I had to adjust the pickups since they were very low, and after a bit of fine tuning it's been one of the best guitars I've ever owned (this makes it guitar #9 for me). And of all my axes (gibson/fender/ibanez) this one might be my favorite now. If you're on the fence I'd say go for it! I'm VERY impressed!
The '79 ML has pretty basic features, but has a lot to work with.
Extremely well made and durable!
For the price it's amazing!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too much whiz and not enough bang

First - don't ignore the negative comments like I did. I always liked the look of a V shaped guitar, but looks can be deceiving. It arrived in tune and ready to play....Read complete review

First - don't ignore the negative comments like I did. I always liked the look of a V shaped guitar, but looks can be deceiving. It arrived in tune and ready to play. After watching all the available you tube videos the problem is if you don't know what they are playing through you end up with disappointment. I play through a Mesa Mark V and based on the physical make up of the guitar, ie Mahogany body, maple top, rosewood fingerboard I figured I could not go wrong. While it sounded OK, it did not blow me away as others have commented. I did not want to chance keeping it and swapping out the pickups to then have a much bigger disappointment. The guitar also kept sliding down neck first when standing,which was aggrivating. YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE DEAN'S CASE. As others have indicated it will not fit into a standard fender sized case. The play at the first two frets sounded off to me (sharp / flat) and required too much effort to play in tune. The upper fret access was great, which is what I was looking for as well. The look of the guitar is fantastic, and it is much lighter than it looks ( lighter than my Les Paul ). In the end it just was not for me. Not a bad guitar, just not for me.

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5.0

I recieved this guitar with cracks on it... :( but worthit.

By Benjie Ramirez

from New hemsphere

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

Awesome pickups and weight.

 
4.0

Yes, I would buy again

By Dave

from Mansfield, TX

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Comments about '79 Series ML with Floyd:

Beautiful guitar, didn't find any cosmetic flaws, had frets low frets around the 12th, filed, dressed & polished, plays great after setting up.

 
5.0

Must have pups for Dime fans!

By ron

from undisclosed

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Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

Excellent pups! Really, stop reading the reviews and just buy them. That time you're wasting to read this, you could be practicing some Dime riffs!!

 
4.0

Fantastic Guitar!!!

By Cody Johnson

from Flint,Michigan

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

Just got this guitar today and I love it.I had read some comments about the Floyd Rose being bad and going out of tune so I was concerned when I ordered it but mine was absolutly fine and stays in tune like a champ.I feel that the craftsmanship far excedes the price…Any Dean fan would love this axe!

(3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Too much whiz and not enough bang

By FearMyThoughts

from Freehold, NJ

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Pros

  • An Eyecatcher

Cons

  • Flat Sound
  • Fret Buzz
  • Neck Heavy Balance

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

First - don't ignore the negative comments like I did. I always liked the look of a V shaped guitar, but looks can be deceiving. It arrived in tune and ready to play. After watching all the available you tube videos the problem is if you don't know what they are playing through you end up with disappointment. I play through a Mesa Mark V and based on the physical make up of the guitar, ie Mahogany body, maple top, rosewood fingerboard I figured I could not go wrong. While it sounded OK, it did not blow me away as others have commented. I did not want to chance keeping it and swapping out the pickups to then have a much bigger disappointment. The guitar also kept sliding down neck first when standing,which was aggrivating. YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE DEAN'S CASE. As others have indicated it will not fit into a standard fender sized case. The play at the first two frets sounded off to me (sharp / flat) and required too much effort to play in tune. The upper fret access was great, which is what I was looking for as well. The look of the guitar is fantastic, and it is much lighter than it looks ( lighter than my Les Paul ). In the end it just was not for me. Not a bad guitar, just not for me.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful!

By John Washa

from USA

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Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

I also had a case ordered with the guitar and they shipped together but in seperate boxes. I was skeptical about this guitar because I had never played one, but I went for it! It came out of the box perfectly set-up and tuned. Plugged it in and started shredding instantly. I had to adjust the pickups since they were very low, and after a bit of fine tuning it's been one of the best guitars I've ever owned (this makes it guitar #9 for me). And of all my axes (gibson/fender/ibanez) this one might be my favorite now. If you're on the fence I'd say go for it! I'm VERY impressed!
The '79 ML has pretty basic features, but has a lot to work with.
Extremely well made and durable!
For the price it's amazing!

(2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Looks great, but...

By Your mother.

from Cortland, NY

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Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

Pros to this guitar: Has an amazing finish, construction and durability seem pretty well, has nice features for the pricepoint, and stays in tune. Cons to this guitar: The pickups are probably the worst I've ever heard, the guitar is absolutely huge, and due to the radical shape you have to buy a case that is made by dean or for this product, and to add to the bad sound of the pickups, it sounds really bad unplugged too. If i were to give you a general idea of the sound through a review, I would say incredibly boxy, in a very muddy way. So if you do decide to buy this guitar, you'll probably have to change the pickups. This guitar isn't really my cup of tea, and I'm selling it. But with a pickup swap, and if your style suits this type of guitar, then maybe you'll like it. It plays fine, and its got great upper fret access, so what I'm saying is try before you buy.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

79 ml w/ floyd

By HunterPofFlotown

from Florence, SC

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Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

this guitar is freaking amazing. i have it tuned to drop b, and ive never heard such a resonate guitar(unless they were $5000+) i have done extensive research and this guitar cannot be compared to.. buy it!

 
5.0

Bada-da-da-daaa I'm Lovin' it

By Super Camo Man

from Santa Maria, CA

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Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

This guitar is AWESOME. The flame top is beautiful, the neck feels great, the body is comfortable no matter how youre holding it, its well balanced and it definately stands out in a crowd. Buying this guitar is a no-brainer, especially for the price. Mine has a real floyd rose, so i don't know how the licensed one stacks up to it, but everything else that's stock is solid. Even the pickups are surprisingly good. I love this guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Updating My Review

By Metal Santana-A8.-R

from Girard, GA

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

This guitar, out of the box, isnt all that amazing. You have to get it setup, and blah blah... but after that, its amazing! the Floyd is Licensed, but stays in tune realtivly well, that is, if u dont mess up the bolts on the nut like I did.I got new bolts and stays in tune for weeks, and i play every day for at least 2hrs. The frettboard is amazing and neck is extremely fast; great upper frett access. I think the neck is C shaped, but the specs dont specify. The pickups sound pretty mediocre, but they're pretty good, if u like jazz and similar genres. i personally like metal, so i bought some duncans (SH14 Custom 5 in the birdge; PG1 Pearly Gates in the neck)I sold my Line 6 For a Randall RX120RH and RX412 half stack and the sound is abosulte amazing! I also use a metalcore pedal, and my sound has never been better.I bought an Original Floyd and the sound and tune-keep are better than the licensed floyd ever were! Tremsetter helps alot too.-E-mail me if you've got any questions.

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