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The Dean Custom Run #8 ML Switchblade Electric Guitar packs high-end features into an impressive body shape. If you're ready to make a strong stateme...Read More

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The Dean Custom Run #8 ML Switchblade Electric Guitar packs high-end features into an impressive body shape. If you're ready to make a strong statement onstage, then this is the perfect vehicule. It features a mahogany body with a quilt maple top and a gorgeous trans finish that really lets the wood grain shine through. The set mahogany neck has a comfortable slim D contour and an ebony fingerboard with 24 frets and pearl inlays. Depending on the finish, the hardware is chrome or black and includes Grover tuners and a Floyd Rose 1000 bridge. Electronics consist of USA DMT pickups in an HSH configuration all wired to a 5-way switch and push/pull control knobs for extended tonal shaping. This limited-run model comes complete with a deluxe hardshell case.

Super comfy neck, HSH pickup setup, Floyd Rose bridge and a body design to die for.

FEATURES
  • Limited Run: Only 200 Produced Worldwide (100 Trans Black, 100 Trans Blue)
  • Quilt Maple Top / Mahogany Body
  • Matching Quilt Maple Veneer Headstock
  • 24-3/4" Scale
  • 1-11/16" Nut
  • Set Mahogany 24 Fret Slim D Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Pearl "Bomber" Inlays
  • Grover Tuners
  • Chrome Hardware (TBL), Black Chrome Hardware (TBK)
  • Floyd Rose 1000 Bridge
  • USA DMT Baker Act Bridge Pickup
  • DMT Design Middle Pickup
  • USA DMT Nostalgia Neck Pickup
  • Push / Pull Control Knobs
  • 5-way Blade Pickup Switch

Cut it up onstage. Order this special Switchblade today.

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Dean Custom Run #8 ML Switchblade Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Best Guitar I've Ever Owned

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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 Custom Run #8 ML Switchblade Electric Guitar:

    As a Limited Edition or "Run" instrument you have high expectations. This guitar exceeds those and could easily sell for twice what it is going for. First, the tone. Just incredible tone and versatile. You can play any style from blues to death metal on this guitar and it would sound great. It comes in a HSH pickup configuration with a master volume, dual tone knobs for the humbucker's that also serve as push/pull coil split for each pickup along with a 5 way Fender style blade switch that opens options of tone with the coil tapping on the humbucker's that Fender's can only dream about. The front pickup is a DMT Nostalgia that has a very nice and warm sound but can also be over driven and sound great, think a classic PAF pickup. The middle pickup is a DMT SCVH, which stands for single coil vintage hot. It slightly over wound and is hotter than most single coil but still has a fantastic tone by itself or paired with either of the humbucker's, once again very warm sounding and the true surprise to me of this guitar since I didn't think I'd use it very much. But it has no Hum when played alone and sounds really good paired with the others. The bridge pickup is a DMT Baker Act Pickup that is like a Duncan JB on steroids. It's the pickup that the head pickup designer at Dean, Pat Baker designed for himself, it's also available for for resel as an add on to other guitars and I highly recommend it. This was my first experience with this pickup and it is very hot. I had to role the tone down some for the music I was playing. But with it being that hot you can dial in what you want with the tone knob and the leads just scream and still have clarity. Next is playability. It is a 24 fret, 24 3/4 short scale guitar with a very thin Mustaine D neck (I have a Mustaine, same neck) . It's very fast and very playable. Now if you like a thicker neck or are used to a neck with "more" to get your hand around, you may not like it, but I love it. Overall beautiful guitar, sounds!!!

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    5.0

    A great collectable mid priced axe!!!

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    from Rocky Mountains, USA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Dean Custom Run #8 ML Switchblade Electric Guitar:

      This is an awsome guitar for the price. As the price suggests, it may not be a top line axe but it is solid and well built. Thumbs up to Dean Guitars for using the floyd 1000 it's much better than the floyd specials that many companies are going with.

      I did get the black one at first cause that was the only one available. That particular guitar had several blemishes and some scratches. The color did not look like the pictures. I had brownish hues in the wood grain which i didn't care for. I returned it for an exchange. MF footed the return shipping. To my delight the blue one was available before I got my exchanged one shipped and I traded colors. The blue one I now have is beautiful.

      As for the electronics and layout? You will not find another Dean ML like it. This is a very unique layout for a Dean ML.

      The DMT pickups are of their own character. They have a different sound than the DiMarzios I am used to, but they have a nice distortion quality about them all their own. With the right amp settings they have a nice singing sustain. They are able to push a high gain amp nicely. Also can be dialed in to a very blusey zone. The Humbucking modes are great. You can get some single coil sounds that are not horrible but the volume drops a bit. It does take a lot of effort to get anywhere close to a fender strat sound but That is a whole different beast. Dont expect to emulate one with this metal machine.

      25 to 30 Years from now they will be going for at least twice their going rate. Get one while you can.

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