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The Dean ML XM Electric Guitar is a winged warrior that's born to rock!

The Dean ML XM Electric Guitar is proof that you don't have to lay out the big bucks to play a hard core rock guitar. The highly resonant ML-style paulownia body sports a maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. Dean humbucker pickups pump out plenty of raw, uncensored tone. Die-cast tuners provide accurate, easy tuning. The body implements a string-thru design.

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FEATURES
Paulownia body 
Maple neck
Rosewood fingerboard
Dean design humbucker pickups
Die-cast tuners
String-thru design

The affordable Dean ML XM Electric Guitar merges radical looks and roaring tone! Order today.

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DeanML XM Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 129 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (5)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Darth Shredder...Master of Metallic Pop!

I purchased a pre-owned trans black version of this guitar after wanting to add more metal-inflected riffs to my songwriting without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, the tuners had reached their useful lifetime on...Read complete review

I purchased a pre-owned trans black version of this guitar after wanting to add more metal-inflected riffs to my songwriting without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, the tuners had reached their useful lifetime on mine, so after months of fighting in vain to keep it in tune, I ordered a set of highly recommended "Grover" tuners to replace them. After a little drilling to get them to fit, I now LOVE this guitar!!! I also personally set the action to mirror what I had professionally witnessed being done on my original Strat-styled axe (pictured), replaced the strings with fresh Ernie Ball (Regular Slinkies), ordered a set of Xtra-Heavy pics and never looked back. Paired with my pre-owned "Metal Pedal", this guitar keeps me motivated to practice more frequently. Although I play keys in my band, this guitar helps me communicate with my guitar players what I want them to do musically in ways that I just can't illustrate with a "guitar" patch on my sound module. The tone from the dual humbuckers and sustain from the longer body style motivates me to produce heavier versions of my pop material for live performances. Even my "metal" buddies who own higher priced and much heavier guitars compliment me on choosing this guitar so I feel really good about my choice to go with Dean. The ML-XM makes me smile so much everytime a hit a power chord, I dubbed my axe, "Darth Shredder", in honor of & inspired by the imposing presence of the Star Wars character: Lord Vader! I even bought the Dean ML soft case to protect my investment. ;)

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Nice Way to Get Back Into Guitar

I enjoy this guitar and have only one complaint. I ordered the natural finish based on the photo I saw on Musicians Friend, but the finish is not even close. I was hoping...Read complete review

I enjoy this guitar and have only one complaint. I ordered the natural finish based on the photo I saw on Musicians Friend, but the finish is not even close. I was hoping it would look stained with the wood grain showing through, like the photo, but instead, it's a dark toffee color and very little wood grain shows through. It looks like a kind of ugly brown. I ordered my son a Dean Vendetta in the same finish, and it is also an ugly brown. I would recommend you get the black. Otherwise, this is a nice guitar. It plays well. It's surprisingly light, and not as headstock heavy as I expected it to be. Can't go wrong for the price.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice Way to Get Back Into Guitar

By Former Garage Bander

from North Dakota

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Action
  • Lightweight
  • No Fret Buzz

Cons

  • Ugly Finish

Best Uses

  • Gigging
  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

I enjoy this guitar and have only one complaint. I ordered the natural finish based on the photo I saw on Musicians Friend, but the finish is not even close. I was hoping it would look stained with the wood grain showing through, like the photo, but instead, it's a dark toffee color and very little wood grain shows through. It looks like a kind of ugly brown. I ordered my son a Dean Vendetta in the same finish, and it is also an ugly brown. I would recommend you get the black. Otherwise, this is a nice guitar. It plays well. It's surprisingly light, and not as headstock heavy as I expected it to be. Can't go wrong for the price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Shred For Less $$$

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

I bought this very "ML" last month and have not put it down since, If your in to solid bottom end pounding rhythms, this is your guitar. The tone this axe sets out is simply volcanic. I do suggest a decent "metal" pedal for added fun, but even clean this guitar holds it's own...buy it now before Dean figures out this instrument is a power house, and jacks up the price.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Lots of problems

By metalfan-cSw4B

from ON. Canada

Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

This guitar just feels cheaply made.From the wood that was used for the body,to the crap tuners that constantly slip out of tune.Right out of the box there were noticeable flaws,like the output jack was loose because of poorly mounted screws and the neck pickup did'nt work,probably because of the bad wiring that was mentioned in most of the reviews,but these problems might be just with my guitar.The Ml XM is not all bad though.The Neck seems well made with a really nice feel to it that you would expect from a company like Dean, also you gotta love the body style.My biggest problem was the paulownia body was not very well constructed and has a very hollow sound to it.While this may be a budget guitar and you get what you pay for there are a lot of better quality guitars in this price range.My advice for someone looking for a low cost guitar is to shop around or spend the money for one of the more quality dean guitars.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this thing is frickin light

By Tennesseeripper

from in a van down by the river

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Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

This guitar is somewhere around 3 or 4 pounds. The pickups sound great. With a distortion pedal it sounds so metal. I kinda wish there was a whammy bar or at least a place to put one. Then again they sometimes get in the way so it's no big. This guitar is probably too metal for beginners. So if you only know 1 chord don't get. If you can at least play something simple like crazy train that's cool. You might want to learn a few more songs before you buy it. This is my first guitar but I practiced on my brothers a bunch so before I bought I learned some a good bit. Even a little bit of tapping. Overall awesome guitar!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Just another guitar

By Zaner

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar knowing that it wasn't "all that" to start with. I changed the pickups in it and it still managed to sound absolutely terrible, even with a set of Pearly Gates in it. I thought it would surely make it into a screamer with the guitar being light-weight and all. But don't buy this unless you are just beginning guitar. The price should tell you everything.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good guitar

By thedonuthole

from chicago, illinois

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Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

i recently bought this guitar it is quite good to be honestly wish it had a whammy bar.i don't know why people are writing bad reviews on it its light and mines doesn't dive headstock first you people must have guitar hero straps >_> the sound is good assuming you have a decent amp and not a cheap beginner's amp the guitar is comfortable to play very nice natural finish good quality instrument for its price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Look at the price

By Ol'Sarge

from Middle of Nowhere, Afghanistan

Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

I've had it about a month, something to re-learn electric on (playing bass and acoustic for years). Seems like excellent quality for the price. Sure it has some quirks (hum from the output jack, doesn't like to hold a drop tuning), but the tone is great from the bridge pickup, the neck is fast and comfortable, it holds standard tuning very well. The headstock shape seems to make the strings want to jump out of the nut, but so far it hasn't been a major issue. If you're just starting on the guitar and want something with looks AND tone to keep you motivated, I'd say this should be on your short list. It does have faults, but remember: You're paying $170 for a mean-looking, decent sounding guitar.

 
2.0

Disapointing over all

By Jo Jo

from South Carolina

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

      The only good thing about this guitar is the way it looks. The light weight would be a plus except the tone suffers for it and the balance is terrible ie the headstock is so top heavy it will dive towards the floor if you let go of the neck for a second. I had to replace the stock tuners with Gotuh and it still wont stay in tune very well. I had to replace the cheap wiring and pickup selector which wore out. I have also had to have some fret work done to it and eventually will need to replace all the frets.The price is cheap, but you will end up having to spend much more on this guitar and it will still be an inferior product.

       
      5.0

      Looks like Mahogany

      By Charles

      from the woodlands texas

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

        Looks like mahogany sounds good for the price.

         
        4.0

        cool looking guitar for cheap

        By Charles

        from the woodlands texas

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        Pros

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

        Cons

        • electronics not adequately soldered

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

        good starter guitar but mine needs to be resoldered. It comes with a two year warranty so, just a pain.

         
        3.0

        For the price, it is an OK guitar.

        By J

        from Alaska

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Light weight
        • Overall Good Guitar
        • Right on the Price

        Cons

        • Lack of Sustainment
        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

        It is an OK guitar for some one who is novice or just beginning. I wouldn't use it for gigs or as a performance model, but it is fun to play on and learn new stuff on. The factory strings had to go, too generic and gave a "tinny' sound. Replaced with Ernie Ball Cobalt Heavy and sound improved.

         
        5.0

        Darth Shredder...Master of Metallic Pop!

        By RC

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

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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

          Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

          I purchased a pre-owned trans black version of this guitar after wanting to add more metal-inflected riffs to my songwriting without breaking the bank. Unfortunately, the tuners had reached their useful lifetime on mine, so after months of fighting in vain to keep it in tune, I ordered a set of highly recommended "Grover" tuners to replace them. After a little drilling to get them to fit, I now LOVE this guitar!!! I also personally set the action to mirror what I had professionally witnessed being done on my original Strat-styled axe (pictured), replaced the strings with fresh Ernie Ball (Regular Slinkies), ordered a set of Xtra-Heavy pics and never looked back. Paired with my pre-owned "Metal Pedal", this guitar keeps me motivated to practice more frequently. Although I play keys in my band, this guitar helps me communicate with my guitar players what I want them to do musically in ways that I just can't illustrate with a "guitar" patch on my sound module. The tone from the dual humbuckers and sustain from the longer body style motivates me to produce heavier versions of my pop material for live performances. Even my "metal" buddies who own higher priced and much heavier guitars compliment me on choosing this guitar so I feel really good about my choice to go with Dean. The ML-XM makes me smile so much everytime a hit a power chord, I dubbed my axe, "Darth Shredder", in honor of & inspired by the imposing presence of the Star Wars character: Lord Vader! I even bought the Dean ML soft case to protect my investment. ;)

           
          5.0

          dean mlx

          By savature

          from az

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Sic Guitar For The Price
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • But Got A Dark Purple
          • I Ordered The Black One

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

          real light super easy to play love this guitar

           
          5.0

          great guitar

          By jsmith199467

          from shepherdsville kentucky

          About Me Experienced

          Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

          I've been playing for nine years and have many guitars this is by far The best one I've owned for the cheap price I have les Paul's and jacksons and esp's that dont sound as mean and heavy as this guitar nay sayers must have bad set ups or no skill at all great guitar love it

           
          4.0

          Great Guitar For The Price

          By David Goodwin

          from Michigan

          Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

          I love this guitar regardless of its lower end quality. It's been the only guitar I've played for the past year since I got it. I love the feel to it, produces a better tone than my epiphone/warlock/ibanez, and it's super light making it easier to carry it around from jam session to jam session. It does de-tune your strings easily (especially when bending), but thats what a tuner's for! Love this guitar!
          I love the feel of the neck; very sleek, very fast. The pickups aren't the best but I've been able to get a good tone from them using the combination of my marshall amp & overdrive/wah pedals.
          The wood (like any low priced guitar) does feel cheaply made, but that doesnt really bother me. Like I said before, the neck is great for faster playing. When I ordered mine, it got delivered to my house with a fret mark missing (BRAND NEW GUITAR) what??
          Great guitar for the value. This price? I mean, come on. Anyone can start playing if they decide to buy this guitar.

           
          5.0

          WOWSERS!!!

          By xbungiex

          from Laurel, Md

          Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

          I bought this thing a few days ago and wow...it rocks. I love how light it is and how well it sounds. The neck plays faster than others ive played before and the pickups are great. I would definatly recomend this for anyone looking for a great guitar.

           
          5.0

          i love it

          By Gage

          from thompsonville MI

          Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

          i have had this guitar for a year and it screams. I am not the best guitarist in the world but this guitar makes the experience 100 times better.

           
          5.0

          Good Guitar for the Price

          By Wildsixstring

          from South Carolina

          Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

          To say it straight out, I really like this guitar. It's not my favorite, but for the price, and sound quality, it's great. I would not judge the sound quality with a cheap amp...so if you have a smaller 10 watt amp, it might not be so great, but that's not the guitar's fault. I would use this to play my favorite stuff from AC/DC, RHCP, Green Day, and even my own hard rock stuff. I would get this guitar all over again if I had the chance. I've also seen it used to play a slide, and it's good. Also, it may be hard at first to play sitting down, but you'll get used to it.

           
          5.0

          WOW i'm impressed

          By guitarmaster-Q2IBj

          from elizabethtown ky

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          Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

          well right out of the box i knew i needed to change the stings, so i bought some EB power slinkys and man what a defferents the pickups are great i'm sure some after market ones are better but, for a cheap guitar i have great sustain it goes forever...you will have to make sure the bridge is put on right my was not but, it took nothing to fix that i love the feel and look of this guitar and i have had my fair share of guitars in my life...32 last count i had....overall for the prise and sound this is the guitar for you i have own many dean guitars and none have failed me...and for the ones saying that the tuners suck its not the tuners it's the nut on the neck you need to open them up so they don't pinch the sting that's why the strings go out of tune..these tuners are fine...

           
          5.0

          Dean ml

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Dean ML XM Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is a great deal. Great guitar with a small price tag. Looks a lot better in person. Darker stain than in the picture. Plays great and has great tone. I would recommend to anyone.

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