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Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar White/Black

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The Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric guitar boasts a V-shaped mahogany body with a set mahogany neck. The guitar has a 24-3/4" scale le...Click To Read More About This Product

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An affordable signature model made to rock.

The Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric guitar boasts a V-shaped mahogany body with a set mahogany neck. The guitar has a 24-3/4" scale length and its 22-fret rosewood fingerboard is decorated with pearl position dots.

High-output DMT humbucking bridge and neck pickups deliver all of the great tones that Michael loves. Nickel hardware includes a Tune-o-matic-style bridge with a stopbar tailpiece and Grover tuners. The rockin' signature Schenker guitar is finished in Michael's trademark black and white.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • V-shaped body
  • Mahogany top and body
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • Set mahogany neck
  • C-shaped neck profile
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • Pearl dot inlays
  • Grover tuners
  • Nickel hardware
  • Tune-o-matic-style bridge
  • Stopbar tailpiece
  • Dean DMT Design bridge and neck pickups 
  • Two volumes, one tone, 3-way selector switch
  • Gloss black & white finish
  • Case sold separately

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DeanMichael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Rock concerts (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
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    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

An awesome axe!

If you play hard rock and metal, and want some of those classic Schenker tones, this is a worthwhile guitar to seek out. When the guitar arrived, the action was surprisingly just how...Read complete review

If you play hard rock and metal, and want some of those classic Schenker tones, this is a worthwhile guitar to seek out. When the guitar arrived, the action was surprisingly just how l like it, and after a quick tune up I was ready to plug in and start jamming. The neck and Dean pick ups are what really impressed me the most-this is a guitar that plays so easily and has some serious crunchy tones. You'll be firing off some monstrous riffs and singing, sweet leads in no time. Rock Bottom anyone?
Have had this guitar about 2 weeks now, and I have to say I'm extremely happy with it. I've been playing about 30 years now, though these days I mostly just tinker around and play for the sheer enjoyment of it. Always wanted a good V guitar (had a Jackson RR years ago that I really didn't like) and this Dean really fits my style of playing well, which is 70's/80's styled hard rock & metal. The weight of the guitar is perfect, the neck nice and thin (plays like a dream) and the pick-ups simply scream! It's gorgeous to look at, and you gotta love the oversized headstock.Hardware seems very solid too.
Though this model isn't going to be confused with a much more expensive Gibson V, the quality of the instrument is quite good. Other than a couple of slight imperfections on the paint job around the neck, I'd say this is a well put together guitar.
For the money, you simply can't go wrong here. Worth every penny.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

long live Michael schenker DIE dean guitars

OK here goes. I am a life long fan of the great Michael Schenker so when I saw the retro with the black and white pick gaurds like the gibsons he used to play...Read complete review

OK here goes. I am a life long fan of the great Michael Schenker so when I saw the retro with the black and white pick gaurds like the gibsons he used to play I knew I had to have one so I ordered one.Just got it and boy what a hunk of junk. I have over fifty guitars in my collection and have played for over 30 years so I will not bore you with the other fine guitars I own.First this thing plays like junk high action but bends are very easy and comfortable despite the action.I tried to lower it but it just frets out between the fifteen and twenty two fret.(I do own some import guitars and they play like a dream)So I'm not afraid to try cheaper imports.The black and white color patern is very cool.Now for the tone here is when this thing redeems it self I played though my boogie dual rec 100 watt stack.OK it sounds amazing the lights out bridge pup is awsome so I jamed rock bottom and armed and ready souds great but WILL NOT stay in tune for more then a few bends ok this sucks!!!! So I check out my other deans (ML'S) I have two thay play darn good.I think this thing needs a fret dressing. So botton line sounds great but plays like a truck. It goes to show you get what you pay for. would I recomend this to any one NO NO NO!Sorry MS.Hope this helps any of you looking at this guitar. This will be my last Dean I ever buy.There are way to many fine playing imports out there to keep wasteing money on a name that USED to be quality. I think I will try a DBZ next.

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(19 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An awesome axe!

By Peter Pardo

from New York

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Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar:

If you play hard rock and metal, and want some of those classic Schenker tones, this is a worthwhile guitar to seek out. When the guitar arrived, the action was surprisingly just how l like it, and after a quick tune up I was ready to plug in and start jamming. The neck and Dean pick ups are what really impressed me the most-this is a guitar that plays so easily and has some serious crunchy tones. You'll be firing off some monstrous riffs and singing, sweet leads in no time. Rock Bottom anyone?
Have had this guitar about 2 weeks now, and I have to say I'm extremely happy with it. I've been playing about 30 years now, though these days I mostly just tinker around and play for the sheer enjoyment of it. Always wanted a good V guitar (had a Jackson RR years ago that I really didn't like) and this Dean really fits my style of playing well, which is 70's/80's styled hard rock & metal. The weight of the guitar is perfect, the neck nice and thin (plays like a dream) and the pick-ups simply scream! It's gorgeous to look at, and you gotta love the oversized headstock.Hardware seems very solid too.
Though this model isn't going to be confused with a much more expensive Gibson V, the quality of the instrument is quite good. Other than a couple of slight imperfections on the paint job around the neck, I'd say this is a well put together guitar.
For the money, you simply can't go wrong here. Worth every penny.

(10 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

long live Michael schenker DIE dean guitars

By playguitarallday

from in my guitar room

Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar:

OK here goes. I am a life long fan of the great Michael Schenker so when I saw the retro with the black and white pick gaurds like the gibsons he used to play I knew I had to have one so I ordered one.Just got it and boy what a hunk of junk. I have over fifty guitars in my collection and have played for over 30 years so I will not bore you with the other fine guitars I own.First this thing plays like junk high action but bends are very easy and comfortable despite the action.I tried to lower it but it just frets out between the fifteen and twenty two fret.(I do own some import guitars and they play like a dream)So I'm not afraid to try cheaper imports.The black and white color patern is very cool.Now for the tone here is when this thing redeems it self I played though my boogie dual rec 100 watt stack.OK it sounds amazing the lights out bridge pup is awsome so I jamed rock bottom and armed and ready souds great but WILL NOT stay in tune for more then a few bends ok this sucks!!!! So I check out my other deans (ML'S) I have two thay play darn good.I think this thing needs a fret dressing. So botton line sounds great but plays like a truck. It goes to show you get what you pay for. would I recomend this to any one NO NO NO!Sorry MS.Hope this helps any of you looking at this guitar. This will be my last Dean I ever buy.There are way to many fine playing imports out there to keep wasteing money on a name that USED to be quality. I think I will try a DBZ next.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Dean V

By soldierof4cheese-nWmNk

from michigan

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Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar:

Just got this guitar and so far i am very pleased with it overall. Great quality and finish, light and low action, smooth frets and great sounding pickups. Great guitar for anyone looking for a cool Schenker V this is it.

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Michael Schenker Retro V

By Bob

from New Britain,Pa.

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Minor Truss Rod Tweak

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar:

Great looking axe, picked it after a MS Concert and see him play the same axe. Glad I did. I had to tweak the truss rod, tool was provided. A few turns and neck was arrow straight and very low, fast action, just what I was hoping for.For the price well worth it, been playing 46 years and have a ton of nice axes, not a beginner. This is a great axe once you adjust the neck(if yours even needs it when it comes) Don't hesitate to pick this baby up, nice construction,not a shoulder killer either,weighs less my Gibson V. Stoked for bands next gig with this V, could play this all night. Enjoy!!!!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Plays Great!

By DaveO

from Farmington, NM

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Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar:

I don't own this particular one, have a Dean White Gold with one bridge pickup. My friend who owns a local guitar shop let me try a Schenker V Retro from his wall display.These guitars come shipped from across the ocean (except USA-built models), and there are several factors that may make them lose adjustment during the voyage. This particular Dean V played like a dream, since my guitar shop friend made adjustments to the neck and polished/dressed the frets to a jewel-like finish. Let's face it, a typical guitar of any brand straight out of the box, is most likely going to suck. The first reviewer had a bad time with his Schenker V, and i'm sure Michael would too if his guitar tech and/or Dean didn't do the fine touches to it firsthand. I'm rating this with fairly high marks, because it's a good guitar, but don't expect it to feel like a million bucks, unless you or a guitar tech puts some TLC to it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME GUITAR !!

By BobZilla

from Sunny South Jersey

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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
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar:

    KILLER GUITAR,I've owned the Gibson Schenker Signature V's,..The DEAN MS RETRO PLAYS AND SOUNDS BETTER! In REFERENCE To the First Reveiwer's Comments,I HOPE He LEARNS To USE A SCREWDRIVER To TIGHTEN UP THE TUNING PEGS... USUALLY If You SNUG The Screws Up,It will SOLVE MOST OF YOUR "WON'T STAY IN TUNE" WOES if it's a NON TREM GUITAR. This V SOUNDS /PLAYS/LOOKS AWESOME,..YOU WILL NOT Find a BETTER DEAL,Or a NICER GUITAR,Been playing 35 years,...Don't live in my Mom's Basement,so,Trust an OLD " METAL HEAD",YOU WILL LOVE THIS V !!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Awesome Value and Killer Looks

    By Mike Abbs

    from NJ

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar:

      Guitar arrived in it's box in tune. Action from factory was setup was good out of the box as well. I immediately restrung it with 11's, tweaked the neck and lowered the bridge and got action pretty low and relatively buzz free. The pickups sound good. Had to adjust the heights and pole pieces but I have them sounding pretty good. Chunky think lows... The highs just a tad pointy on the bridge pup, bu nothing that can;t be eq'd out with the amp controls. If I had to point one criticism, it is the pots are a little stiff to turn. Maybe they will loosen with age. I really don't do 5 stars but I would give this 4 and a half. It is really nice guitar for the price.

       
      5.0

      Incredible guitar.

      By Mike K

      from Dayton, Ohio

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar:

        The reviews say it all Guys~ Took it out of the box, tuned it up and let it rip! Don't waste your money on the Standard. If money is an issue, save up for the Retro; you won't be disappointed. Made in China...... who cares. What isn't? Excellent job from the guys at Dean and Musicians friend. Rock On.

         
        5.0

        would buy this again!!

        By Oldcrow

        from La Calif

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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 Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar:

          Nice Guitar great price plays great.

           
          5.0

          Nice guitar for price

          By Paul10

          from Phoenix AZ

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming

            Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Signature Retro Electric Guitar:

            This is pretty nice. I like the neck. It is a good solid rock guitar

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