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The Dean ML Chicago Flame Electric Guitar celebrates the town that put Dean Guitars on the map. It has the sort of finish and appointments you would ...Click To Read More About This Product

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A celebration of Dean design with a set neck, flame top and DiMarzio pickups.

The Dean ML Chicago Flame Electric Guitar celebrates the town that put Dean Guitars on the map. It has the sort of finish and appointments you would find on more expensive models. It features a bound mahogany body with a flame maple top and a finish that lets the woodgrain show through. Its set mahogany neck is also bound and has a comfortable V contour and an ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and abolone dot inlays. Grover tuners and a tune-o-matic string-through bridge offer dependable intonation and improved sustain. Electronics consist of DiMarzio Super Distortion bridge & neck pickups wired to a 3-way switch with individual Volume controls and a single Master Tone.

Dean Guitars' new Chicago series pays homage to the original Dean guitars produced in Chicago and introduced at the 1977 NAMM show. These guitars embody the high quality materials and craftsmanship usually limited to custom instruments.

  • Flame Maple Top
  • Mahogany Body
  • 24-3/4" Scale
  • 1-11/16" Nut
  • Set Mahogany V Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • Abalone Dot Inlays
  • Single Ply Cream Body & Neck Binding
  • Grover Tuners
  • Chrome w/ Gold Plate & Output Jack Hardware
  • Tune-O-Matic String-Through Bridge

Experience the classic feel of the Dean Guitars that started it all. Order today.


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Nice but is the hardware guy colorblind?

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


  • Hardware
  • Neck Shape

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Dean ML Chicago Flame Electric Guitar:

I wanted an ML. I also wanted a guitar with dimarzios. Here it is. Came with good set up. Plug in, tune, and play. I bought a thousand buck esp with this one, and I have to say I was shocked to see more imperfections in the finish of the esp. (however esp plays and sounds better)The binding on this ML was flawless and finish is all around good. I got the trans brazillia. The back is a nice cherryish color also. nice wood grain. Besides the looks, Soundwise it leans a bit towards the "classic" sound vs modern. But I can tweak that. Vol and tone pots feel solid. Grover tuners stay in well.
Only 3 dislikes #1:The neck. Its pretty beefy and has a weird v shape contour to it. I prefer slimmer necks. #2:this thing in its dean case, is bulky and heavy. Its way bigger than a normal case to fit this odd shaped guitar. Thus this guitar in the case is a beast to haul around. The case is a typical $100+ case. It seems pretty solid at first glance. the guitar looks awesome in it and its nice to have the dean logo on the side. and #3: The hardware on this thing is all mix matched. you got cream colored pups and pup rings, cream colored tone switch tip, chrome tone switch ring, chrome bridge, chrome strap buttons, chrome tuners, gold input jack plate, gold knobs, gold v-plate for string-thru body, and top it off with a black plastic truss rod cover. not cool. it's a bit odd looking when it comes to hardware. The cream's not bad but everything else should be either all gold, or all chrome. Might have to fix that myself. Other than those issues its pretty good. Not as much of a "shredder" I thought an ML would be. I own a few other made in korea guitars in similar price range and this thing hold its own next to them. good buy. Some of these made in korea's play better than my 4k Gibson les paul custom. pretty sad. just sayin.

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