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Dean Custom 350F Electric Guitar  

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The Dean Custom 350 Electric Guitar has a Floyd Rose tremolo gracing its double-cutaway body. Constructed with a carved flamed maple top and a lightw...Read More

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Get Dean quality on a garage band budget.

The Dean Custom 350 Electric Guitar has a Floyd Rose tremolo gracing its double-cutaway body. Constructed with a carved flamed maple top and a lightweight basswood back, the guitar boasts a 25½" scale length bolt-on maple neck. The 6-in-line headstock is emblazoned with a winged Dean logo.

The guitar's 24-fret rosewood fingerboard is decorated with pearl dots and a custom inlay at the 12th fret. High-output DMT humbucking pickups deliver a variety of rockin' tones and a push/pull coil-splitting tone control lets you perform all musical genres by letting you also capture single-coil pickup sounds. A Floyd Rose Special tremolo bridge and a locking nut gives you additional expressive finesse without fear of going out of tune.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Flamed maple top
  • Basswood back
  • 25-1/2" scale
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • "C"-shaped neck profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 24 frets
  • 1 11/16th in. nut width
  • Pearl custom inlays
  • Grover tuners
  • Black nickel hardware
  • Floyd Rose Special tremolo bridge
  • Dean DMT design humbucker pickups
  • Push/pull coil-splitting tone control
  • Master volume & tone with 3-way selector
  • Case sold separately
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DeanCustom 350F Electric Guitar
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (3)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Fun to play (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
    • Recording (4)
    • Jamming (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Pickups, Incredible Value

    This guitar has excellent pickups. The bridge has a mid/treble spike with lots of harmonics. I would say it is a cross between a JB and a Fred. Called Dean and they...Read complete review

    This guitar has excellent pickups. The bridge has a mid/treble spike with lots of harmonics. I would say it is a cross between a JB and a Fred. Called Dean and they said these are import versions of their Equalizer and Nostalgia pickups. Coil tap and tone knob are balanced well, and whole set sounds very versatile and matched.

    The guitar craftmaship is good, nice flame maple in blue, but without direct light, guitar looks almost black. Guitar sounds like an RG (basswood / maple) and is about the same weight maybe a tad heavier.

    The body has a slight arch to the front and also a slight rout on the upper bout. Edges are rounded more than the angular RG. Neck has a nice gradual releif and frets were machine leveld. Medium/Jumbo frets. Back of neck has a nice grain but is not pretty like a 1K guitar. Neck is a bit thicker than a wizard.

    Floyd Rose Special surprisingly stays in tune. I have played high-end Ibanez for years and the Floyd is not as ergonomic as the LoPro edge for the right hand, but the bar is better positioned and requires less movement for technique. Can be upgraded with OFR tone block and saddles if desired.

    Guitar is inspected in USA and action from box was good. I suspect it can get much lower. However, the intonation is not set it uses the stock Floyd jig. None of the frets are overhanging the board although they can use a polish. Only real problem is that one of the claw screws was stripped (!) and needs to be replaced.

    This is a great alternative to entry level Ibanez. The only thing keeping it from feeling like a 1K+ guitar is that it needs a heavier sustain block, and the pickup rings are plastic. Also, binding on headstock is plastic.

    These pickups really surprised me and are good for shredders and dark amps. Pickups are personal choice, but these are as good as Dimarzios/Duncans (I usually use Evolutions and Full Shred), I'm not going to change them. For someone who is comfortable setting up their own guitars this is an amazing value.

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    A very unfortunate purchase.

    Unfortunately this guitar had major damage to the body. One of the inlays was so deep in the fret board that it was just a hole. I could not get string buzz to stop...Read complete review

    Unfortunately this guitar had major damage to the body. One of the inlays was so deep in the fret board that it was just a hole. I could not get string buzz to stop without taking the strings to a ridiculous height. It is unplayable. The back had a chunk of wood missing and a split. I have never seen quality this bad. I have no choice but to return this guitar. What a hassle all around. I have bought other guitars for a similar price and was able to tweak it and get string buzz out without the action being to bad and there was no damage to the body like this or holes in the fret board. I am shocked at the quality. This was the silver model in case you are wondering and hope you don't get this one if you order silver. Sorry I had to give a bad review, but it is the truth.

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    5.0

    Best guitar I've owned

    By Michael

    from Lexington, KY

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    Pros

    • Beautiful Flame Maple Top
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Pickups
    • Great Upper Fret Access
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands

    Comments about Dean Custom 350F Electric Guitar:

    Let me get this out of the way, I have already written a review prior to getting a professional setup on my guitar and the guitar was very good, now it's awesome. First, the tone. As another reviewer stated the pickups are import versions of the DMT Nostalgia and DMT Equalizer pickups and they sound awesome. They compliment each other very well. Since my first review I have been playing some songs that the coil tap is needed and it doesn't disappoint on either pickup. I truly believe that Dean makes the best stock pickups in the business. These are better pickups than the EMG 81/85 combo I have in another Dean that cost me twice as much. The key, and I can't emphasize this enough, is to take this guitar or any new guitar to a luthier for a professional setup. As I discovered it's not just about setting the Floyd Rose up, but adjusting the pickup height as well. Next is playability. It has a modern C-Shaped neck that seems like it's compound radius and very easy to play. Access to the upper frets is great and the frets are dressed well and there are no overhanging or en-even frets. Lastly is looks, it is a stunning looking guitar. I have the Flame Maple Trans Blue and the finish is perfect. It's also very durable. My cat has knocked it off it's stand twice and it hasn't even sustained a scratch. But my cat knocking it down was a huge blessing in disguise. I had to take the guitar into the shop to have it set up again because it knocked the neck out of alignment, it came back from being a great sounding guitar to being an awesome sounding guitar. I have two other guitars that cost a whole lot more than this guitar, and are very good sounding guitars in their own right, but in all honesty this guitar sounds and plays better than both of them. Please disregard the negative reviews from people who have no idea how to properly set up a Floyd Rose equipped guitar. Because I have no idea how to properly set up a guitar myself, but I didn't screw up my guitar by trying to do it myself.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Axe for the Price

    By Tbonexas

    from Rancho Mirage, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Holds Drop Tuning Well

    Cons

    • Stock Bolts On Lock Strip

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Custom 350F Electric Guitar:

    Bought this guitar about a year ago, I am pleased with it. It's not a Les Paul so, if you're going for that then don't buy this. For a nice, fairly cheap guitar with floyd rose I was surprised. Guitar pickups sound great, feels great, and the 25.5 scale is nice. I play Drop tuning with .56 and it handles them exceptionally well. Only issue I've had with it in the last year, is the bolts on the neck lock stripped easily (no, I did not over tighten them they just fell apart with a simple twist, it was odd). Replaced them with better ones and it's still excellent.

    Comment on this review

    (22 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Pickups, Incredible Value

    By TXv_L

    from MD

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Setup

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Custom 350F Electric Guitar:

    This guitar has excellent pickups. The bridge has a mid/treble spike with lots of harmonics. I would say it is a cross between a JB and a Fred. Called Dean and they said these are import versions of their Equalizer and Nostalgia pickups. Coil tap and tone knob are balanced well, and whole set sounds very versatile and matched.

    The guitar craftmaship is good, nice flame maple in blue, but without direct light, guitar looks almost black. Guitar sounds like an RG (basswood / maple) and is about the same weight maybe a tad heavier.

    The body has a slight arch to the front and also a slight rout on the upper bout. Edges are rounded more than the angular RG. Neck has a nice gradual releif and frets were machine leveld. Medium/Jumbo frets. Back of neck has a nice grain but is not pretty like a 1K guitar. Neck is a bit thicker than a wizard.

    Floyd Rose Special surprisingly stays in tune. I have played high-end Ibanez for years and the Floyd is not as ergonomic as the LoPro edge for the right hand, but the bar is better positioned and requires less movement for technique. Can be upgraded with OFR tone block and saddles if desired.

    Guitar is inspected in USA and action from box was good. I suspect it can get much lower. However, the intonation is not set it uses the stock Floyd jig. None of the frets are overhanging the board although they can use a polish. Only real problem is that one of the claw screws was stripped (!) and needs to be replaced.

    This is a great alternative to entry level Ibanez. The only thing keeping it from feeling like a 1K+ guitar is that it needs a heavier sustain block, and the pickup rings are plastic. Also, binding on headstock is plastic.

    These pickups really surprised me and are good for shredders and dark amps. Pickups are personal choice, but these are as good as Dimarzios/Duncans (I usually use Evolutions and Full Shred), I'm not going to change them. For someone who is comfortable setting up their own guitars this is an amazing value.

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    (2 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    A very unfortunate purchase.

    By Afraid So

    from Moreno Valley, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

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          Comments about Dean Custom 350F Electric Guitar:

          Unfortunately this guitar had major damage to the body. One of the inlays was so deep in the fret board that it was just a hole. I could not get string buzz to stop without taking the strings to a ridiculous height. It is unplayable. The back had a chunk of wood missing and a split. I have never seen quality this bad. I have no choice but to return this guitar. What a hassle all around. I have bought other guitars for a similar price and was able to tweak it and get string buzz out without the action being to bad and there was no damage to the body like this or holes in the fret board. I am shocked at the quality. This was the silver model in case you are wondering and hope you don't get this one if you order silver. Sorry I had to give a bad review, but it is the truth.

          Comment on this review

          (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Woooo!!

          By NickB

          from Adrian, Mi

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great Live
          • Solid Electronics
          • Stays in tune

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Dean Custom 350F Electric Guitar:

            I must say, I saw a lot of good reviews on this guitar but I had no idea how good it really was until I got it! And I'm not just saying that. I love this guitar. Stays in tune. I can use the floyd rose like a mad man and it always stays perfect! I love it! It has a great tone. And though some say it is just a metal guitar, I have made many of different sounds come out of this bad boy from blues to jazz, rockibilly up heavy metal! I would say BUY THIS GUITAR!! Wooooooooo!

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            I WILL NEVER BUY THIS GUITAR AGAIN

            By DVDSONY

            from LA CROSSE, WI

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Frets Is Too Sharp

            Best Uses

            • Need To Trim The Frets
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dean Custom 350F Electric Guitar:

            WHEN I RECEIVED THE GUITAR, GUITAR IS NOT TUNE. I HAVE TO MONKEY AROUND TO GET IT TUNE. I WILL NOT RECOMMEND THIS GUITAR TO ANYONE. THE GUITAR NEED TO TRIM THE FRETS DOWN. THE FRETS IS TOO LITTLE SHARP, IF YOU PLAY FAST MIGHT CUT OUR HAND. FRETS IS NOT WELL DONE.

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            (36 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Guitar For The Money; Period

            By mikedgolf40505

            from Lexington, KY

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            Ask me a question

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dean Custom 350F Electric Guitar:

                Dean has always made great guitars and this is no exception. It was ready to play out of the box and I could not be happier. It has sustain/gain to spare and if you kick it down to Single Coil Mode it transform into a very clean machine.The Floyd Rose works as advertised. I bought the Transparent Blue and it looks great; the combination of the Maple Top and the paint job looks very classy for this price point. For the price point I bought this at, this guitar has many options that would be in a guitar that would be triple that price.

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                (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A great guitar for the price!

                By A musician

                from From this world

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                • Tremolo Adjustment

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Dean Custom 350F Electric Guitar:

                  Packaging: Arrived in the factory carton box.
                  Craftmanship: Impressive looks, good quality on knobs, 3-position switch, hum pickups and tremolo bar. One knob had a sticker which I took out which loosened the knob. Had to tighten it.
                  Weight: Considerably heavy (to my taste as I use a Strat).
                  Size: Larger than expected (tried to fit it in a standard hardcase but couldn't by 2").
                  Sound: Good overall sound but have not tested it enough.
                  Cost: The overall value received for the cost is impressive. I was expecting much less for the cost!

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                  (1 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Need to to do better

                  By none

                  from none

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                  • Vol Control Not Workin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Dean Custom 350F Electric Guitar:

                    The guitar played allright but the volume control was non functional. Really?

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                    (3 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Construction is pathetic!

                    By Jeffrey Thomasson

                    from Undisclosed

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Fret Buzz
                      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Dean Custom 350F Electric Guitar:

                        I have no idea why this guitar has received 5 star reviews. Ever since I received mine it's had numerous problems. The neck fits horribly in the pocket causing intonation problems with strings that are unaligned with the edge of the neck. The frets are uneven and the action has to be set rather high to prevent buzz. The nut on the input jack has fallen off twice. When I went to fix it the second time the soldering came loose from the jack. I tried to pull the wires out to resolder them but there's no slack. Absolutely useless. Please do not waste your money.

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