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Dean Evo XM Electric Guitar  Natural Mahogany 

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The Dean EVO XM Electric Guitar is the ultimate break-in guitar for the rocker who's just getting started. The fast and solid bolt-on maple neck has ...Read More

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Great style and function at a very affordable price.

The Dean EVO XM Electric Guitar is the ultimate break-in guitar for the rocker who's just getting started. The fast and solid bolt-on maple neck has a rosewood fingerboard. Dual humbucker pickups dish up tasty tones and sealed tuners keep your tuning stable. A patented angular neck joint makes the Dean EVO XM and electric guitar that is wonderfully easy to play.

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

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • Dual humbuckers
  • Sealed tuners

Get the XM in your hands and find out what kind of insane rocker has been hiding inside you waiting for release. Order today.

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DeanEvo XM Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 207 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (111)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (18)
  • Fun to play (16)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Jamming (12)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Five Star guitar for a beginner

For a beginner, doing chords and bends for the first time seems to be easy and scares me! Getting comments from the other rooms in the house like, "Hey...you're really...Read complete review

For a beginner, doing chords and bends for the first time seems to be easy and scares me! Getting comments from the other rooms in the house like, "Hey...you're really getting good!"
Yet, I know it's the electric guitar that should take all the credit.
Wasn't sure such a reasonably priced guitar would sound this good, but, IT DOES!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Value for the Money

This guitar is a great plays to start out, have as an extra or for a recreational player.
Solid construction, nice feel, great tone. We're not talking about the finest hand...Read complete review

This guitar is a great plays to start out, have as an extra or for a recreational player.
Solid construction, nice feel, great tone. We're not talking about the finest hand craftsmanhip, but we also not talking about a mess. It is well built, and is an excellent guitar for a beginner or for someone like me who likes to have a guitar around but isn't going to be making a living with it. That being said, I also wouldn't have any problems seeing this as a guitar that gets used extensively for gigging.
This is my second Dean item and they have both been fantastic. My first Dean cost significantly more than this, but plays and sounds just as good. There are not a lot of bells and whistles but what is included works well, and sounds great. It is a very good buy.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Hats off to Budget Dean Guitar

By Rich

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Dean Evo XM Electric Guitar:

Purchased just before a sale. Real guitarists who've played it gave it a thumbs up. One of tone nobs isn't super secure but hasn't came off. It's a little slippery to hold when your practicing on a stool so get a solid strap to insure it doesn't slide out on you. I was surprised how heavy it was but then its been 35 years since I held a solid body electric. It didn't need any adjusting, holds tune and for a beginner it would make sense if they received one like it. Dean's got their act together on this one.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great quality for the price

By TravelLikeSarah

from DC

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean Evo XM Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is a lot nicer than I expected considering what the price is. The construction is solid and it feels great. The only reason I knocked it down a star is the fret issue that others have mentioned. I've had the guitar for a day and my left index and middle fingers are all cut up from the sharp frets. Keep in mind when buying this that you'll most likely have to get them filed down. That is my only complaint. You won't find another guitar at this price that competes with this one.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar for ONE Purpose

    By SFNative

    from Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Slide

      Comments about Dean Evo XM Electric Guitar:

      Get one of these and a Grover Perfect Guitar Nut, raise the pickups as high as you can, turn the volume and tone all the way up, pair it with a cheap, sleazy amp and maybe your favorite squawky wah, and you have a truly nasty, greasy, slide machine. You won't play anything on it other than slide, but you won't want to.

      Seriously. Trust me on this.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Amazing, for the price.

      By RavenHavok

      from Pennsylvania

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Frets Need Filed Down
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Dean Evo XM Electric Guitar:

      I move around a lot and am tired of losing valuable equipment. I bought this guitar to write and flesh out new material and to be more to the point, I was surprised. Considering the price little work is needed to get this guitar sounding great on the peavey vypyr vip1 I bought strictly to accompany it. Worst feature is the frets are rough and need filed, so be warned on that end. A little tweaking on the modeling amp and this guitar sounds like a much more expensive model.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      This is a good Guitar

      By Unslick

      from Ann Arbor Michigan

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean Evo XM Electric Guitar:

        The Shop that did the Set-up was able to do it. The Musician's Friend Folks were outstanding on their return policy. The Folks I dealt with were knowledgeable and professional. They put up with my persistence to get a working, useable guitar. I would use these Folks again and recommend them to others. Not because the quality of the Dean Product but because of their People and return policy. They paid far more in shipping for the 3 returns than I did for the Guitar.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Starter, Good Sound.

        By JDubya

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean Evo XM Electric Guitar:

          First off, i have to say if i say anything negative, it should be taken with a grain of salt because in its price range, this is a great guitar.

          Right out of the box, i found the color not matching the image, however personally i found its true color pleasing. The guitar has a comfortable feel, not overly heavy, but not cheap feeling either. The neck feels comfortable, the tuners generally stay well in tune. i like the adjustable bridge, its a nice feature. The tone control is decently dynamic. the selector is a bit sticky sometimes, and that can become annoying. Also i find that the pickups are a bit close in range so as not to give the greatest differentiation, but still, its not an expensive guitar.

          So all in all, i recommend this model for the price, it has a good sound and i find it pleasing. it also has a lot of potential. I made just go crazy and drop some P-90's in there, who knows. lol :) great for starter, or just a base for a custom.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Need better manufacturing

          By Mateo

          from Milwaukee Wi

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Dean Evo XM Electric Guitar:

          When I first played the plastic holding the frets in poke out on the neck scratching my hand then as I play some notes some of the frets touch the sting I will be returning the guitar to replace it to see if it was just a defect or if they just make the guitar like that also UPS came the product was extremely cold which warps the neck they need to get a courier service that has a heated carrier

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          LUV IT, LUV IT, LUV IT

          By broKenh

          from Canton, TX.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Comfortable neck
          • Easy to play
          • Friendly Fingerboard
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Tone
          • Great Performance Guitar
          • Great sound quality
          • Solid Electronics
          • Tuners Do Not Slip

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practice And Performance

            Comments about Dean Evo XM Electric Guitar:

            Purchased as a practice, knock around guitar. Like the sound and performability better than Les Paul or 335. It plays a lot like Strat but with less weight than any of the above. All around great guitar. I just don't see how Dean can make this quality guitar and sell for this price. I use it for Country/western Bluegrass, and Gospel. Great all around guitar.

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            4.0

            nice guitar playing well

            By kevin vincent

            from in youngsville . louisiana

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Dull Finish

            Best Uses

            • Great sound
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Dean Evo XM Electric Guitar:

            it plays well , has a great sound , the only thing is that the finish is flat a dull looking , not look like the picture .other wise love it , a good runner up for a les paul .

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            3.0

            Good value, needed serious setup.

            By Minataur

            from Ontario, Canada

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dean Evo XM Electric Guitar:

            Good price, but stated 'near new' condition did not indicate major dent on top edge of body, so bad so that a piece of the body was ready to fall out. Needed serious setup to get rid of fret buzz, and at the same time managed to rid of 'drop outs' on the pickups (i assume because the strings were actually too close to the pickups).

            However, after a little TLC, new strings and a little patience, great practice and jamming axe.

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