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Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar  

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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.

    Features

    • 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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    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.

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    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

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    it's awesome

    By JWalker75

    from Heavener,Ok

    Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

    it is a great guitar to buy i plan on buying one
    it is an awesome guitar but i would put on some emg's
    the quality is great the graphics on the flames is great, the neck is smooth and i can move my ahand up it quick and easy

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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.

    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 !

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    5.0

    It breaths

    By Valicos

    from Alaska

    Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

    This is a great guitar. i may not own it but i play it regularly, and ive got to say, it is an awsome instrument. the body is beautiful, the pickups sound fantastic and its tremlo is amazing. you could play anytype of music with this battle axe. i love this guitar.

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    5.0

    Best Guitar ever!!!

    By xJERIKOx73

    from Midland Texas

    Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar about a year ago, here is what I have to say. When I invested in this guitar I give it a 4.5.1.a features are good, I like the duel locking on the strings and fine tuners. It realy helps keep the strings in check at all times.1.b it has a two way toggle switch for optional use, very useful.1.c the only thing I dont about this guitar is the Floyd Rose Bridge. Its a pain to put new strings on and tweek the bridge to your style. you will require a little paitence to handle this guitar.2.a. Pick ups are good, great sound great for heavy metal orhad rock. on its clean seting has a beautiful clear tone, and works perfect with any effect or amp.3.a Overall this guitar is perfect. the only thing Im not fond of is the Floyd Rose. other than that the neck is nicely shaped, good for fast playing and shredding. Its oerall tone is lower than most guitars. Of couse you can just tweek it with the tone knob. I hope this review encourages you to think about getting this guitar, if not this one Dean is amazing and has my buy. I highly recomend Dean to anyone looking for rock or Metal.

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    5.0

    Awesome

    By dalebowman

    from Indiana

    Comments about Dean Explosion Razorback Electric Guitar:

    This is the first Dean guitar I've purchased or played. It looks and plays much better than I expected. I'm generally not one for signature guitars, but this one rocks. I've played an assortment of guitars over the years and this one ranks up there in my opinion. For the look and feel of this guitar, I think you're definitely getting your money's worth.

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Explosion Razorback

    By rockinrudolfo

    from Undisclosed

    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.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not bad.

    By DeadLifter

    from Indiana

    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.

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    (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.

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