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Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar  Black and White

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All the sting of a scorpion.

The Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar is an affordable Michael Schenker signature model with the classic black and white finish. It features the Series II classic V headstock, a basswood body, bolt-on maple neck, dual humbucking pickups, Grover tuners, and tons o' 'tude.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Michael Schenker classic black and white finish
  • Dean Series II classic "V" headstock
  • Basswood body
  • Maple neck
  • Dual humbuckers
  • Grover tuners
  • Bolt-on construction
  • Case sold separately
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DeanMichael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • Small venues (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

TONE MONSTER

This guitar totally exceeded my expectations and then some. I was financially downsizing and got rid of my Dean Deceiver FM Trans Blue with EMGs and bought this Schenker on the hope that it...Read complete review

This guitar totally exceeded my expectations and then some. I was financially downsizing and got rid of my Dean Deceiver FM Trans Blue with EMGs and bought this Schenker on the hope that it might get somewhere in the same state of tone that my Deceiver had. It blows my Deceiver away. First is tone. I'm making an educated guess that the pickups are import versions of Schenker's own DMT USA Lights Out Pickups since it's made in the same factory as the Schenker Retro. They also have that classic Schenker ceramic magnet sound. Both pickups roar like a lion but clean up well. I can't say enough about these DMT Pickups, unless you play Death Metal, they are awesome. On high gain they roar, but also manage to sustain single note and chord articulation perfectly as well as have a great deal of sustain in general. The tone knob is the hidden hero here. I normally just turn my tone to ten forget about it, not here. You can get most any sound you want out your guitar by just adjusting the tone knob and leaving your amp at your favorite setting. The tone knob is very sensitive and captures a dynamic range of difference. Second is appearance. Nothing special, standard Michael Schenker black and white color scheme with a traditional Dean V headstock which I love but that's personal preference. It feels well constructed and solid. Lastly is playability. Awesome neck and fretboard. It has a super modern C shaped neck, almost bordering on a D shape. Very fast. The fretboard is nice and flat with 22 extra jumbo frets that bend like crazy. As with all V shaped guitars you have complete access to the full 22 frets. I can totally understand now how come this guitar has gotten such great reviews. But I'm not sure about the people that want to change the pickups out. The set of EMGs in the guitar I got rid of cost almost as much as this guitar and don't sound near as good. As with every new guitar I get I always take them to a guitar shop for a full set up.

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Plays Amazing!!

First I will go ahead and knock out the cons. Cons - Biggest to Smallest (Construction>Pick Ups) Basically the guitars neck plays like most of the deans, Incredibility!! These things...Read complete review

First I will go ahead and knock out the cons. Cons - Biggest to Smallest (Construction>Pick Ups) Basically the guitars neck plays like most of the deans, Incredibility!! These things play very fast but as a player you have enough in your hands for it not to feel like your walking on air. You can tell though that the body cuts and neck wood cuts aren't pressed for perfection. Other than that it seems alright. Also the Pick Ups are standard wound pick ups. You can expect the same from EVERY guitar companies standard pick ups. PROS - B - S (Value>Playability) For the Price these guitars are amazing. I Would suggest ANY dean. This looks like a really pretty guitar if you are cosmetically appreciative. Also it again plays really fast while having some grip and give in your hands. It has such things as grover tuners and the scale is really good for me personally. I think engineering wise it has the perfect feel for myself as far as fret distance. I am a HUGE FAN and will keep these in my studio from now on.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TONE MONSTER

By Michael

from Lexington, KY

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Pros

  • Awesome Playability
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Great Pickups

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar:

    This guitar totally exceeded my expectations and then some. I was financially downsizing and got rid of my Dean Deceiver FM Trans Blue with EMGs and bought this Schenker on the hope that it might get somewhere in the same state of tone that my Deceiver had. It blows my Deceiver away. First is tone. I'm making an educated guess that the pickups are import versions of Schenker's own DMT USA Lights Out Pickups since it's made in the same factory as the Schenker Retro. They also have that classic Schenker ceramic magnet sound. Both pickups roar like a lion but clean up well. I can't say enough about these DMT Pickups, unless you play Death Metal, they are awesome. On high gain they roar, but also manage to sustain single note and chord articulation perfectly as well as have a great deal of sustain in general. The tone knob is the hidden hero here. I normally just turn my tone to ten forget about it, not here. You can get most any sound you want out your guitar by just adjusting the tone knob and leaving your amp at your favorite setting. The tone knob is very sensitive and captures a dynamic range of difference. Second is appearance. Nothing special, standard Michael Schenker black and white color scheme with a traditional Dean V headstock which I love but that's personal preference. It feels well constructed and solid. Lastly is playability. Awesome neck and fretboard. It has a super modern C shaped neck, almost bordering on a D shape. Very fast. The fretboard is nice and flat with 22 extra jumbo frets that bend like crazy. As with all V shaped guitars you have complete access to the full 22 frets. I can totally understand now how come this guitar has gotten such great reviews. But I'm not sure about the people that want to change the pickups out. The set of EMGs in the guitar I got rid of cost almost as much as this guitar and don't sound near as good. As with every new guitar I get I always take them to a guitar shop for a full set up.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar!

    By soldierof4cheese-nWmNk

    from michigan

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    Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar:

    You cant beat this guitar for the price! Great sound and play ability, nice action and weight. The pickup even sound great, the over all finish isnt to bad either. I have the Schenker retro also and this bolt on neck cheaper version actualy plays and sounds better that the more costly version. Great guitar for the money, you cabt go wrong with this one! get it!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I Like It

    By terrygh

    from Kansas

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    Pros

    • Cool Looking
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Good Workmanship
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Gig with Band
    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar:

    I had an Epiphone V and, sold it. After awhile I started missing it but I also wasn't wanting to drop a lot of coin for another one. Man this V fills the bill, I was even lucky enough to find a used one in good shape for a super good deal. It is just as good as the Epi was, this is my second Dean guitar and, I'm quite happy with it. The two tone finish is very eye catching and, the guitar performs Great !!

    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Value

    By Smokeskrene

    from Kansas

    Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar:

    I played this guitar in my local music shop and was shocked to see the price tag. I own and have played lots of Dean guitars. They're reliable and always affordable. I've often said I'd take a $500 Dean over a $900 Gibson. This particular one was $299 and is in that same value. The pickups are open and kind of airy. Great punch and sustain. With distortion it sounds nice but you might not pull off harmonics as easy with this because the presence doesn't quite match the amount of output. Very slim fast neck. Higher action than I'm used to but still very comfortable or changeable to your liking. I'd recomend this guitar to beginners or to anyone looking for an affordable 2nd guitar.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing guitar!

    By Agyure

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Experienced

    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 Standard Electric Guitar:

      Alright, first off I want to say that I would recommend this guitar in a heatbeat! Its distortion is fantastick, it's clean sound isn't amazing but it's still great, it feels awesome, and, let's face it, who wouldn't feel like a bad boy with this beast in their hands? It works great for recording as well as live playing, and, using 11 gauge strings, I can play as low as drop B tuning and keep a solid, controlled sound. Great for metal, rock, and pretty much anything else you want!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      blew me away

      By 4eyedmetalhead

      from woodland, ca

      Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar:

      this guitar is awsome the only thing i didn't like was that the action was a little high for my liking so i got that lowered and since i am really into shred metal the picups could have been better but i think im going to put emg's in it anyway but besides that this guitar totally blew me away a great buy

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Sweet

      By Zach Sherburne

      from Porter Maine

      Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is an excellent guitar for beginner to advanced players. it does have high action which can be changed but everything else rocks. i recommend it.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar!!!!

      By Zakk SMith

      from Cumberland, KY

      Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar, not knowin how it sounded or anything. But when I got it I was amazed! I mean honestly, who thinks you can get a great sounding guitar for this price? This is a great guitar and I recommend it to anyone!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      the best guitar out there

      By Jordan-LhyLQ

      from Pleasant Hill IA

      Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar:

      It's so good! The action is great, the strings are easy to bend but not to easy, the neck is so smooth and skiny but not that annoying feeling like a strat. It's a perfect guitar. I deffenately recomend it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful

      By DoYouFeel

      from Walkson, PV

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      Comments about Dean Michael Schenker Standard Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is all around beautiful. It looks beautiful and plays really beautiful too. When I saw it I just had to add it to my collection and am glad that I did. It's just so niceto play, it plays so well.

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