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A Dave Mustaine V guitar at this price? You bet! With a basswood body and a maple top, a maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, and 2 powerful Dean humbuckers, this is an electric guitar that looks and sounds worthy of the flame-haired metal master's name and of a place in your hands! A string-thru bridge increases sustain, and a C-shaped Mustaine profile neck and 24 fast frets will have you shredding the night away. The awesome finish and black hardware look killer.

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  • Body Type: v
  • Body Wood: basswood
  • Top wood: maple
  • Scale Length: 25.5
  • Neck Joint: bolt on
  • Neck Wood: maple
  • Fretboard: rosewood
  • Neck Shape: C-shaped Mustaine profile
  • Frets: 24
  • Nut Width: 1.6875
  • Fretboard Radius: 16
  • Bridge: string thru
  • Pickup Bridge: dean humbuckers
  • Pickup Neck: dean humbucker
  • Controls: vol/vol/tone
  • Tuners: Mini Grover
  • Hardware color: black
  • Pickup selector: 3 way
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DeanDave Mustaine VMNTX Electric Guitar
 
4.8

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Pretty darn good for a lower price ranged guitar

Overall I'd say this is a pretty solid guitar. I'm not crazy about the basswood body or the bolt on construction of the neck, but at the price point it's kind of hard to...Read complete review

Overall I'd say this is a pretty solid guitar. I'm not crazy about the basswood body or the bolt on construction of the neck, but at the price point it's kind of hard to complain about. Everything else is pretty good for the price point. The pickups, neck, bridge and tuners make up for it. I'm happy with it, and if you order it, I hope you will be too.
Pretty simple and straight forward, just about what you'd expect out of a standard guitar. Tune-o-matic bridge, dual dean design humbuckers, two volume pots and one tone pot, 6 in line mini grover tuners and 3 way toggle switch.
I'm gonna have to say, for the price, this guitar has impressed me. The pups on here sound a lot better than most in house pickups from the esp ltd line, ibanez, and epiphone in this price range. There is a nice, bright clarity to them that I like. Note articulation is pretty respectable with them which I appreciate. Bridge and tuners seem pretty solid. Setup was good out of the box on my friend's guitar. The neck is what made me really happy. After getting back into music after a 2 year hiatus and playing for 2 or 3 hours a day, the Les Paul I used to have was just painful to my left hand. The neck on this guitar just feels worlds better. It's neither too meaty or too thin for my hand and I could just glide across it almost as if it were smeared down with butter. If the thick C shaped necks are giving you trouble, or you just prefer a thinner neck I'd definitely recommend it. I liked my friend's vmntx so much I ordered my own today.
I've paid more for guitars I've liked a lot less (epiphone les paul and esp ex-50). Given the comfort of the neck, the solid construction of the mini grover tuners and a pretty decent bridge, I'd say this is well worth the money.

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not that great

I played this at my local store and it wasn't good at all. The only good thing outta it was the releatively fast neck. The pickups were horrible and it seemed like there was...Read complete review

I played this at my local store and it wasn't good at all. The only good thing outta it was the releatively fast neck. The pickups were horrible and it seemed like there was no difference in the change of pickups. Overall I'd say not to buy this, but get a nicer epiphone instead.

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5.0

Save packaging, and check it over. Amazing deal though.

By Tech Viking

from Canton NY

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Poor wiring

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    Comments about Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX Electric Guitar:

    When I received it, it had an issue. When you switched to the bridge pickup, it sounded like garbage. Ended up not being soldered well, once I fixed that it blew me away. I would have sent it back, but when I received it, it was out of stock!

    This is a godly guitar. The feel of it, the sound, the tone, the weight; everything is perfect, feels like it was made for me.

    With the V, it gives easy access to the higher frets, and the angle that I can put my picking hand on the bridge is very comfortable. The neck is wide, which is nice as it gives you room for bendy bends, and you wont inadvertently pull your string off the side of the frets. It isn't a thick neck, very slim, it feels so good!

    After I tuned it the first time it stayed in tune for about half an hour, which I expected to initially break the string in. After the second tune it has stayed. The only tuning I had to do was a few weeks after when I decided to switch between Standard, drop D, and C Standard. All of which this guitar handles extremely well.

    The Tone knob has a pleasant range of sound, which surprised me. Usually I just play with tone cranked, on the bridge pickup, and gain/volume maxed. This actually gives me some different sounds that really fit well with some of my songs.

    At first I was confused at which knob or switch position did what. The volume knob towards the front of the guitar is for your bridge pickup, then one behind it is for the neck pickup. The switch positions I wasn't sure of at first, because of the soldering issue I mentioned earlier. The down position is your bridge, the center is both (which you can REALLY get different sounds messing with volumes and tone), and the up position is neck pickup.

    With the V body, I found a few comfortable things to do, you can hook the end of it on your knee, which gives you steady position for difficult solos, and it is just do comfortable. I recommended this guitar, it has changed my life.

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    5.0

    Pretty darn good for a lower price ranged guitar

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    By GuitarPlayerZero

    from Dallas Texas

    Comments about Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX Electric Guitar:

    Overall I'd say this is a pretty solid guitar. I'm not crazy about the basswood body or the bolt on construction of the neck, but at the price point it's kind of hard to complain about. Everything else is pretty good for the price point. The pickups, neck, bridge and tuners make up for it. I'm happy with it, and if you order it, I hope you will be too.
    Pretty simple and straight forward, just about what you'd expect out of a standard guitar. Tune-o-matic bridge, dual dean design humbuckers, two volume pots and one tone pot, 6 in line mini grover tuners and 3 way toggle switch.
    I'm gonna have to say, for the price, this guitar has impressed me. The pups on here sound a lot better than most in house pickups from the esp ltd line, ibanez, and epiphone in this price range. There is a nice, bright clarity to them that I like. Note articulation is pretty respectable with them which I appreciate. Bridge and tuners seem pretty solid. Setup was good out of the box on my friend's guitar. The neck is what made me really happy. After getting back into music after a 2 year hiatus and playing for 2 or 3 hours a day, the Les Paul I used to have was just painful to my left hand. The neck on this guitar just feels worlds better. It's neither too meaty or too thin for my hand and I could just glide across it almost as if it were smeared down with butter. If the thick C shaped necks are giving you trouble, or you just prefer a thinner neck I'd definitely recommend it. I liked my friend's vmntx so much I ordered my own today.
    I've paid more for guitars I've liked a lot less (epiphone les paul and esp ex-50). Given the comfort of the neck, the solid construction of the mini grover tuners and a pretty decent bridge, I'd say this is well worth the money.

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    5.0

    Inspect it carefully out of the box

    By Joey Gilbert

    from Pennsylvania

    Comments about Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX Electric Guitar:

    I had to return the first one of these because after taking it out of the box and looking it over, I notced that the neck was not square to the neck joint and somebody tightened it down anyway. There was an inch long crack in the body at the base of the neck. I don't now if I was more disappointed in the chinese factory worker who assembled it or the american inspector who signed off on it.

    Fortunately Musicians Friend made exchanging it fast and easy. My replacement was on its way before they received the defective one! Excellent customer service :)

    My replacement guitar arrived in perfect condition. It is a truly shred-worthy axe. The pickups are a little noisy (i might eventually replace them) but overall I love everything about this guitar. It looks and sounds killer and has a great feel to it. Great price on an awesome V !!!

    BTW...I definitely recommend purchasing the Dean V Hardshell case for this guitar.

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    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best V ever

    By Stephan-FbVEZ

    from Worcester, South Africa

    Comments about Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX Electric Guitar:

    I've had my guitar for about 7 months and it's still going strong. I play mostly hard hark and metal and I'm more than satistied with the guitar.The neck is super fast and it's truly a real lead guitar. 24 Frets, what more can you ask for. I've seen some comments on the Dean Humbucker pickups that say ist's not that good and all I can say is that it's not just about the pickups. It's about what guitar amp and the distortion or overdrive pedal you use. I bought myself the Digitech Grunge Distortion Pedal that's going for $49 and I get an amazing sound with it. I use mostly the bridge pickup and I play a lot of Pantera songs. Dave Mustaine has put in a lot of hard work into designing a guitar that fans can play with. I want to upgrade to the VMNT, the set neck guitar of Dave Mustaine, but I'm happy with the VMNTX for now. Hope everyone is happy with this guitar.

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    5.0

    WELL WORTH THE MONEY

    By David D-hmhga

    from APPLE VALLEY , Ca

    Comments about Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX Electric Guitar:

    Set-up out of the box was pretty close, I was playing in less than 15 minutes (including new strings). It has a medium weight / and great balance. The neck is very fast and sports a beautifully polished fret board that is very comfortable to negotiate. The paint finish is very nice as well. The Grover tuners are the best I've ever had. And that goes for the (pups) as well/ the dual volume knobs provide all kinds of sounds I can't achive with my other single vol knob guitars. And now that I've played it for a while, I realize just how muddy my other guitars sound. It's the best sounding guitar I've owned. The hard part is findig a case thats big enough for this rather large "V". It makes a Jackson "King V" look like a toy for kids (almost). I also had to raise the cradle on my guitar stand a few inches by drilling another hole in the vertical bar, (not a big deal) otherwise the two points on the "V" would hit the ground. I hope this review was helpful. I'm truley happy with this guitar.

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    5.0

    Well Worth The Money

    By ascendtomorrow

    from Ligonier, PA

    Comments about Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX Electric Guitar:

    I saw this guitar used in a local shop and had to have it because I am a huge fan of Dave Mustaine. I must be honest, I did not have high expectations from a "budget" Dean guitar. But when I got it home and played it, this thing surprised me. First of all, the neck is AMAZING. So thin and fast. The sound was also quite surprising. A lot of reviews claim the pickups to be "weak" but I was impressed (I also have a Jackson and it blows it out of the water) The Grover tuners and black hardware are also nice additions. I couldn't be happier with this guitar. And for a shade under $300, you simply can't beat it.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    the best guitar ever!

    By gage higgins

    from santarosa

    Comments about Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX Electric Guitar:

    i got this guitar cause 1. dave mustaine is awesome, 2. great looking guitar, and its just awesome. this guitar sounds great when its used with a line 6!!! it sounds just beauiful, with the quick metal switch to acoustic one. but i have to admit, i had a trouble with all the knobs, confusing at first but its the greatest guitar anyone can have!! plus lots of my friends love dave so they all use it during guitar class! then we jam to megadeth songs.

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    5.0

    Great guitar!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX Electric Guitar:

    This is one great guitar. 24 medium frets are nice, allows for good low action. For the money, this is an awesome value. The V-shaped body makes it easy to hit any fret on any string. It looks great, and sounds really nice too. The neck is extra thin, and very flat, which I like, but it really depends on personal preference with that feature. Also, it's very comfortable to wear with a strap even though it's a bit on the heavy side. (Hard to play sitting down though, as with all V's) All in all, an excellent guitar at a great price. Dean hasn't dissapointed me yet.

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    5.0

    WOW!!!!

    By Metal head 47

    from California

    Comments about Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is amazing,do not let anyone tell you the pickups aren't good they're pretty good the distortion is just right for what I play, since some pickups are way too heavy for my taste, the neck is slim and plays fast it has super low action. This thing is pretty big I have hit the ceiling several times, I am pretty tall so when I take of the guitar I lift it up and hit the ceiling.

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    5.0

    Wow!

    Comments about Dean Dave Mustaine VMNTX Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar in november of 2009 and recieved mine with no problems. I love this guitar so much. The Neck is the perfect width and it has a Clean/Distortion tone knob which I love. But....This thing is BIG. When I first got it I banged it on walls and cielings a few times. It is also a little hard to find a case. This is the BEST guitar you can get for the price.

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