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Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd Transparent Brazilia Burst

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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

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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
22 jumbo frets
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Dean'79 Series ML with Floyd
 
4.7

(based on 30 reviews)

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60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (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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(3 of 8 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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing

By DeanFromHell117

from NH

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

Man, I got this guitar last x-mas, and I love it. The neck is very comfortable, it sounds and plays great, you may need to adjust the bridge a bit to get what ya need out of it though and if your a Dimebag Darrell fan, definitely check out a Dimebucker pickup for your bridge, it will make it a monster. The trem has never thrown the strings way out of tune, the pitch sometimes changes, but it's not very noticeable. All in all, it's a great guitar, it looks good, sounds good, and the price is good. I would recommend it well...for anyone really.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

very good for the price

By guitarist48-aVEdn

from VA

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

I've had this guitar for about 2 years now. It's an ok guitar with a lot of potential stock.The licensed floyd is pretty bad; it didn't stay in tune too well, and I couldn't even turn the fine tuners on mine. Also, if you can, you should probably buy this in person because some have terrible back cavity with Floyd bushing showing. I have made some changes like swapping the LFR to OFR and changing the pickups, and now this thing is a joy to play. Fast neck, great upper fret access, great sound, and bada** looks that constantly gets compliments. I still plan on getting a full refret done with Dunlop 6100, the stock frets are a bit small for my liking.

(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!

(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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not just for metal

By Gino-3boyP

from Colchester, ct

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Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

This guitar looks great and the stock photo doesn't show its real beauty. it has a cream binding, and in person looks so much better. it is a heavy Les Paul style guitar and is huge. Dean gets a bad wrap because they make "metal" shaped guitars. This guitar sounds great, clean and with a pedal. The stock dean pick-ups are really good, the neck is fast, and the floyd is pretty good to. Its not an original floyd but the guitar is routered for one, so you can put one in. Over all the guitar is great for the price, quality and its not just for metal even thought it looks it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Like Butta

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

This has been my dream guitar since almost three years ago...I just got it and this thing freaking soars like no other, I haven't been able to stop jamming. I have huge hands, so the wide neck finally gives me the room I need, and it just is the easiest to glide around on. As for the tone, I plugged into my Randall and this beast destroyed my epiphone elitist les paul, it has so much more low end chug and definition and it brought my high end up into piercing rob halford range. It's my first floyd and boy is it fun...about to have to restring for the first time..exciting =)the fine tuners are a god send.Yeah this guitar rules...and it's a looker. Shred on ;]Get your wings.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loyal Dean Lover

By musicman42279

from Portland Oregon

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Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

I have owned this guitar for several months and I have to say it is a nice guitar. I havent had it setup yet so I hope it will only get better. I love the feel very heavy and solid. The pickups are not great but decent the action is low but has a little buzz the finish is flawless the color is fantastic overall its everything I would expect out of a guitar that cost 3 times as much. I have owed many deans including the custom 450 which was nice but nothing in comparison this is an excellent guitar for anyone beginner to rockstar. Oh it would have been nicer with a bound headstock but thats just being picky .

 
5.0

Dean ML 79

By Gregg

from Chester Il.

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

    Fit and finish of guitar right out of the box was spot-on. Very well made Solid instrument. I transformed mine into a dime bag clone. Put in Bill Lawrence double blade pickup. Actually a very comfortable guitar to play considering it's shape very well-balanced. Would definitely recommend.

     
    5.0

    Better than I imagined it would be

    By Prometheus

    from Howell, MI

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

      No fret buzz, craftsmanship is impressive. I like the pickups, but I'm going to probably replace them with something with higher output. But that's something I've done with all of my guitars. It's a joy to play and feels great standing up. No issues with the neck diving down like someone else wrote. I can't stop staring at it - it's just beautiful and so much fun to play.

       
      5.0

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

      By Benjie Ramirez

      from New hemsphere

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      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

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      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!

       
      5.0

      Just Plain Awsome!

      By Metalman 2000

      from Windsor, CA

      Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

      So like the tittle says this guitar is awsome none the less amazing!, I just got my ML 79 this morning and I was so excited I have never felt so excited and anxious in my like as I carried the box into my and I was opening it I felt like I was on a blind date I didn't know what to expect and by the time it was opend I was in aww!and rite away I gave it a quick tune and plugged it into my amp and let me tell you this guitar has great sound great tone, the pickups are great on clean and with distortion being that they are the "stock" pick ups I mean this guitar is just great, I mean it has great looks and the great sound to go with those great looks, and like other people have said it looks ten times better in person, I would reccomend this guitar to any guitar player at any playing level because this guitar will make you shred even harder, the only thinkg that was bad about this purchase was that it has a scuff/scrape in the front but its still a bad a** guitar, this guitar sounds great even on a little peaice of crap 15W squire amp, but I bought a monster cable so I think that helps to.

       
      5.0

      First Dean

      By GetchaPull-V7ww3

      from Buffalo, NY

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      Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

      This thing sings. This thing plays so much faster than my Fender. The Neck is fast, the Tone is out of this world, though I do want to get some EMG's. Best guitar Ive ever played.

       
      5.0

      dean ml79 w/ floyd

      By dean+dime=forever

      from mn

      Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

      this guitar is awesome, if u want a dime guitar than get this one because most of the dime guitars do not have the dean zebra pickup which he uses in the neck which this one has, being that it has a floyd rose it will obviously raise the pitch when you left the bridge up which can help on those tough bends. all in all 10 on all this guitar was born to rock

       
      5.0

      Insane!

      By Metal Santana

      from GA

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      Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

      Its a great guitar, even before You Get it setup. I've had it for around 3days so far, and I feels like it just gets better! I play it out my Line 6 Spider Amp, and it's got beautiful tone, especially if your into Distortion (Metal, Alt, ect) I've no complaintsby the way, It's true, It's WAY more beautiful in person!I've been to a few guitar stores and played ESP's Gibsons and Fender, they're all great, but the tone just didn't hit me like this one did

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