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Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar

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The Dean Explosion Razorback is an electric guitar that has high impact looks and puts out concussive licks. A super-snug set neck joint joins the ma...Click To Read More About This Product

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Dimebag Darrell's most explosive six-string design.

The Dean Explosion Razorback is an electric guitar that has high impact looks and puts out concussive licks. A super-snug set neck joint joins the mahogany neck and body for supreme resonance that works with the Dimebucker pickup at the bridge to produce astounding sustain with knife-edge bite. Killer explosion graphics are complemented by a bound rosewood fretboard and black hardware, including a double-locking Floyd Rose-licensed trem.

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Fully Bound Mahogany Body and Set Neck 
Rosewood Fingerboard
Custom Explosion Graphics
Licensed Double-Locking Floyd Rose
Seymour Duncan Dimebucker Bridge Pickup
Dimebag Traction Knobs
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DeanExplosion Razorback Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 41 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Get your Pull

The guitar is very long for those not familiar with the guitar. The head stock and the backend of the guitar give it a very long length that is not suitable for just sitting...Read complete review

The guitar is very long for those not familiar with the guitar. The head stock and the backend of the guitar give it a very long length that is not suitable for just sitting in a chair and playing.This thing is a beauty at first site.They named this bad boy right when calling it a Razorback as it looks sharp with those jagged lines. One must note that the explosion design is NOT a painted graphic. It has a feel that just fits right when I picked it up.The neck is not too fat nor too thin. The body just feels right against you and is very comfortable (except as I mentioned if you are sitting down. It can be played sitting down if you are a chair with now arm rests. The fingerboard and frets are very comfortable and it feels nice when sliding from note to note. In other words the fretwires are not HUGE like they are on some guitars.This may sound crazy but since the headstock and the back end of the guitar are so long it almost makes the fingerboard/neck look and feel short. I don't know how to describe it any differently than that but I will say I see this as a positive.The setneck / heel joint is very nice. I was not sure how it would turn out. I was hoping it would be closer to a necktrough or fastback heel (fastback heel on warlock) compared to the bolt on bulk joint on some jacksons or the set neck joint feel of some gibsons.The knobs, although maybe not visually appealing to some, do serve the purpose with the traction setup on them.The Pickups. I like the sound of the Dimebucker but it just is not the same as an EMG set. Let's not also forget that the neck pickup leaves some on the table. I would think for the price of the guitar they could have went with a SD Jazz pickup or a better pickup in that position. Nice to see more guitars, imports, use grover tuners. The Negatives IMO.The floyd trem. Althought one always would prefer the original, all things considered some of these lisc ones are not really that bad. One thing I do NOT like about this particular one is the trem arm screwing in the way it does.I prefer the ones with the rubber/plastic bushing on it to hold it in place or like the lisc one on my jackson that has a type of coupling around the base of the trem arm that you screw into the floyd.In the end the trem arm fits but it is a tad low end in that aspect.The toggle switch. I don't mind the position of it. And don't really know what it is about it. However it just feels funky to me. Can't really describe it. The feel, sound and looks of the guitar far outweigh the small things that could be better.

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It's still a $1000 Chinese guitar !

I own a "Shards" and its a huge sticker on the front! Not very sticky either cuz its lifting in spots leaving air bubbles under it ! When I pushed...Read complete review

I own a "Shards" and its a huge sticker on the front! Not very sticky either cuz its lifting in spots leaving air bubbles under it ! When I pushed it down a 2" chunk of paint popped off the side exposing the bare wood ! Been wanting one a long time and NOT too happy. Paint is thin as rice paper and chips if you look at it too hard, ALL points are chipped and my cord end hit the front leaving a big dent ! MY CORD END ! Neck pickup is junk, Floyd works ok and bridge pickup SCREAMZ ! Plays great & looks cool but WILL NOT spend $1000 on a Chinese Dean and don't you either ! Seen MANY with headstock snapped off cuz its super thin at the nut. I saw a Trivium(?) video on YouTube where his Razorback falls forward and the head broke right off. I know they look cool and they're the hot item but I can break mine in half with 1 hand and have to handle it like its nitro-glycerin !

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(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It's still a $1000 Chinese guitar !

By Dr.LaRrY ♫

from Winston~Salem ~ N.C.

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Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

I own a "Shards" and its a huge sticker on the front! Not very sticky either cuz its lifting in spots leaving air bubbles under it ! When I pushed it down a 2" chunk of paint popped off the side exposing the bare wood ! Been wanting one a long time and NOT too happy. Paint is thin as rice paper and chips if you look at it too hard, ALL points are chipped and my cord end hit the front leaving a big dent ! MY CORD END ! Neck pickup is junk, Floyd works ok and bridge pickup SCREAMZ ! Plays great & looks cool but WILL NOT spend $1000 on a Chinese Dean and don't you either ! Seen MANY with headstock snapped off cuz its super thin at the nut. I saw a Trivium(?) video on YouTube where his Razorback falls forward and the head broke right off. I know they look cool and they're the hot item but I can break mine in half with 1 hand and have to handle it like its nitro-glycerin !

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Explosion Razorback

By rockinrudolfo

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

This guitar has always had a little bit of my attention since before I even started learning guitar. After playing for about 6 months and ready for a better guitar than my Strat knock-off, I headed to the store, after a different guitar than this, but I saw it there and decided to try it. The paint job looks about 10 times worse when you see it up close and the headstock is terribly large. It sounds pretty decent, it plays fairly well for a guitar of its amplitude. My complaint is the jagged point on the top side of the body stabs you in the ribs when you're playing sitting down. It doesn't tickle, that's for sure. Overall, it's all right. I'm not one for buying another musicians custom instrument, though. So it's not for me.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get your Pull

By BrAinPaiNt

from West Virginia

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Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

The guitar is very long for those not familiar with the guitar. The head stock and the backend of the guitar give it a very long length that is not suitable for just sitting in a chair and playing.This thing is a beauty at first site.They named this bad boy right when calling it a Razorback as it looks sharp with those jagged lines. One must note that the explosion design is NOT a painted graphic. It has a feel that just fits right when I picked it up.The neck is not too fat nor too thin. The body just feels right against you and is very comfortable (except as I mentioned if you are sitting down. It can be played sitting down if you are a chair with now arm rests. The fingerboard and frets are very comfortable and it feels nice when sliding from note to note. In other words the fretwires are not HUGE like they are on some guitars.This may sound crazy but since the headstock and the back end of the guitar are so long it almost makes the fingerboard/neck look and feel short. I don't know how to describe it any differently than that but I will say I see this as a positive.The setneck / heel joint is very nice. I was not sure how it would turn out. I was hoping it would be closer to a necktrough or fastback heel (fastback heel on warlock) compared to the bolt on bulk joint on some jacksons or the set neck joint feel of some gibsons.The knobs, although maybe not visually appealing to some, do serve the purpose with the traction setup on them.The Pickups. I like the sound of the Dimebucker but it just is not the same as an EMG set. Let's not also forget that the neck pickup leaves some on the table. I would think for the price of the guitar they could have went with a SD Jazz pickup or a better pickup in that position. Nice to see more guitars, imports, use grover tuners. The Negatives IMO.The floyd trem. Althought one always would prefer the original, all things considered some of these lisc ones are not really that bad. One thing I do NOT like about this particular one is the trem arm screwing in the way it does.I prefer the ones with the rubber/plastic bushing on it to hold it in place or like the lisc one on my jackson that has a type of coupling around the base of the trem arm that you screw into the floyd.In the end the trem arm fits but it is a tad low end in that aspect.The toggle switch. I don't mind the position of it. And don't really know what it is about it. However it just feels funky to me. Can't really describe it. The feel, sound and looks of the guitar far outweigh the small things that could be better.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

One of the best guitars ever if not the best guitar ever. This guitar has amazing quality the only reason I did not give quality 5 because I bought it used. the sound is perfect but thats what you expect from the dimebucker. The neck pickup is ok good for soloing but not pinch harmonics use the dimebucker for those. The only thing i dont like is changing or tuning a string it can get really annoying with all those locks but at least it takes a while to untune. Overall this is a great guitar if you can buy it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not bad.

By DeadLifter

from Indiana

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Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

I'm a big fan of Dime, but for the money this is a decent guitar at best. The paint job looks tons better on the internet, the neck pick up doesn't sound good at all, and you're eventually gonna chip the corners or the paint is gonna rub off from the case. It does play good, and the Dimebucker has some balls for a passive pick up. So if you just want to look good on stage and get some good metal sounds it's very capable, but I would save your money and buy a Schecter Hellraiser or Jackson DKMG. I have one and have played the other several times and for a few hundred less the sound and feel of those two will blow this out of the water. Just my opinion.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing guitar

By The Engineer

from Washington State

Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

I got one of these at cost. I have played American made Gibson's and BC Riches, and many others, but for me, this guitar is the best. It is simply the best metal guitar I have ever played. I had to set up the trem myself because the shop wasn't great. That only took 1/2 hour, and I jammed on some CFH and old school Metallica, it was perfect. I wish it had 2 of the Seymour Duncan's and the points are easy to ding on stuff. Those are my only issues. It is comfortable in all ways. I also added black Dunlop strap locks because that's how I roll.I never thought I would like a guitar better than my BC Rich Mockingbird, but this is the one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Dean could do Better

By ForeverPantera

from Arizona

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Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

First off let me say I'm a huge fan of Dimebag, I was very excited to get this guitar and have had it for a year. Just straight to the point though you honestly can buy a better guitar for less money. You are really only paying for the looks overall. I wish I could say this was the best guitar I've ever had I wish I could say I absolutely love it but I can't, fact is its just average. The main problem is its made in China and its manufactered like crap. Unless you wanna pay for the USA made razorback. My recommendation is if your looking for a Dime inspired guitar to try and play like hime get the Dean from Hell, because all I can say is..WOW.its cheaper and 100% authentic to the artist even though I don't like signature guitars. I've come to realize however even if you get everything like Dimebag you and I and no one will ever be able to catch that tone and great playing capability like Dime. Its 30% guitar and 70% guitarist and unfortunately this guitar doesn't really help any compared to other US made guitars in its price range. I'll always keep mine but just in memory of Dime, but can't depend on it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

love it

By GuitaristMessiah

from Phx Az

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Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

I have many guitars, ESP F-207 with floyd rose, bunch of american strats, two Les Pauls, and this guitar beats them all, hands down. Plays the best, sounds the best, stays in tune the best. I've been handling six strings since I was 5 (i'm 25 now). I've played a ton of guitars, none of them are quite as good as this. -- C

 
3.0

Awesome at first

By guitarman

from Canada

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Recording

Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

I received this guitar as a christmas gift; it was awesome; looked exactly like the pictures, it was stunning!
There were a couple marks on the headstock though.
It sounded great and was fun to play, and I got tons of compliments on its appearance.
Do not though, I repeat, do not keep this guitar in a room with any windows or exposure to sunlight or bright lights; my guitar faded, and became very dull.
I informed the Dean dealers but they said they could not notice the difference and continued to say that its been too long anyways and that they wouldn't cover it.
Along with this, the vibrato system became very tarnished, along with screws rusted.
None of my other guitars, including my home-made one, have had problems like this, and I've had them for longer (and they cost me a fraction of the price of this guitar)..
To try and rectify it, Dean decided to send me a vibrato system, and a Dean shirt (after lots of bartering).
I appreciated this, but it was the last thing I was worried about; it doesnt change the fact that the whole paint colour of the "sticker" has changed.
When people see the guitar now, they ask what happened to it, and I'm kind of embarrassed to bring it out for a performance.

If you want any comparison pictures, email me and let me know, and I'll be glad to send them.

 
1.0

steer clear

By Lefty n ohio

from akron ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Loose Hardware
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
  • Weak Headstock

Best Uses

  • Hanging On Wall

Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

had this guitar for a year looks great plays ok but first time it fell over on its face not its back the headstock broke completely off bad woodgrain design on the neck if you dont ever plan to put it in the position to ever have it drop then no worries but like most people these things do happen get a guitar with maple neck its much more durable

 
5.0

Decent...

By m37al_man

from Grass Valley, California

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Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

The Dimebag Razorback Explosion electric is good. It's not great, and it's not bad. It looks like a weapon, so it's wonderful for stage shows, but it does not play TOO wonderfully. The Licensed Floyd Rose holds up okay, but after two years, it's starting to show some wear and tear. The Dimebucker bridge pickup is very nice, but the neck pickup has such low output compared the the Dimebucker that it almost sounds like there are no coils on it. I swapped it out for a duncan JB and it worked better. The neck is comfortable, but it needs 24 frets, not 22. Maybe buy the Razorback 255 instead. It has 24 frets AND EMGs. I eventually sold mine and bought and ESP LTD M-1000 instead. Buy this guitar if you want, but it needs a little souping-up.

 
5.0

Best Guitar Ever!!!!!

By RandyRhoadsFan98

from NW CT

Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about a month ago.And I've been playing this thing non-stop since that.Great guitar the Dimebucker is the best pickup I ever used. It has a nice neck also it very fast. The only problem is that it comes out of tune somewhat quick for a Floyd rose system. So worth the money. Buy One

 
5.0

LONG LIVE DIMEBAG

By trivium9

from Wheeling, WV

Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

The looks to this guitar are absolutely amazing. I am very impressed by the sound of the guitar, I have two jackson with 81/81 and 81/85. I was very skeptical of the sound the dimebucker would have. The first time I plugged it in I was blow away at how well it played. The pickups sound different that the EMG's, however, I love it. I can not put it down. The neck plays perfect, very fast. Everything about this guitar is perfect. The only thing that I find diffucult with it is not banging the corners off something when I am playing. This is by far the best guitar I have every played. One of my friends who has played in several bands said the same thing. You can not go wrong with this guitar.

 
5.0

Dime Explosion

By metalhead425

from Carnation, WA

Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

This guitar is a beast. The action is amazing, and I haven't even needed to mess with the fine tuners except when changing strings. The dimebucker is one of the best sounding pickups I've ever played, I might replace the neck pickup for a seymour duncan 59' but other than that, this guitar rocks.

 
5.0

New Found Power

By Lord Dante

from Liverpool, PA

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Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

This guitar is excellent. The wood is perfect. The graphics are cool. the floyd Rose (even tough licensed) is great. The Pickups are crunchy and give any COWBOY FROM HELL the sound theyre lookinfor. I tried one before i bought it and im working on my second one now. DEAN IS GOD OF GUITARS. DIMEBAG FOREVER

 
5.0

AMAZING

By RAZRSHREDDER

from Kelowna, British Columbia

Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

This guitar shreds. Low action, hot pickups, awesome paint job, and the fastest neck on the planet. Thats all i've gotta say.

 
5.0

Great axe !

By whatmeworry

from Pompano Beach, Florida

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Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

I wanted one of these for a while but I was not a fan of the V neck profile. I sat down and played it for about 2hrs at a local retailer and found that The neck profile was more inviting when playing lead. I then decided to order one. I figures it would only make me a better player. The Dimebucker sounds great, it matches well with the mahogany body. I am getting another cuz it's that good.

 
5.0

Name matches it perfectly

By jimmypageownsdean

from Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

As the title says the name matches it perfectly.The first thing that cathes your eye is it's graphics. When playing it, it fells like you can't contain it. For this price it's a little expensive but worth it. I put EMG 60 on the neck and it sound like a real explosion. I say it's the best kind of metal Dean

 
3.0

Uh, no way

By Stranger in a Strange Land

from Texas

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Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

First let me say that overall it's a decent guitar, just not worth the price. The only reason that I will not buy it is because there is no way I'm paying that much for a Made in China piece. For that money it should be made in the USA. I can find a better playing/better built instrument for a lot less, U.S. made or otherwise. I have been playing for around 25 years and the price just isn't worth what you get. You're simply paying for the Dimebag (R.I.P.) name

 
5.0

This is the one

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

I tryed out the slimbee guitar but it will be the same as the explosion. But this thing squeels like a pig! in a good way. If i wanted to do artifical harmonics this would be the one.I am going to get the explosion one way or another because i have said it up for a YEAR!i just can't wait for it.If a friend wated this i would recommend it.

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