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Dean ML79 Electric Guitar

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The Dean ML79 brings back some of the best features of the early days of Dean. The mahogany body and awesome flamed maple top provide great sustain. ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Bringing back the awesome ML from '79.

The Dean ML79 brings back some of the best features of the early days of Dean. The mahogany body and awesome flamed maple top provide great sustain. It sounds fabulous on everything from blues to classic rock to metal. Featuring 2 Dean humbuckers, 22 jumbo frets and a set mahogany neck. The ML79 is also a joy to play, with a comfortable medium neck, great intonation and superb action.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options. Case sold separately.

FEATURES
  • Flamed maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 24-3/4" scale & 1-11/16" nut
  • Grover tuners
  • Locking nut
  • Gold hardware
  • 2 Dean humbucker pickups
  • 2 volume and 1 tone, 3-way selector
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 jumbo frets

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DeanML79 Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 30 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Bang for your Buck!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

Just got my ML Hardtail yesterday and I must say right out of the box she's a beauty!(I got the Brazillaburst)Very light,well balanced guitar.It played pretty well without a set up but once it was set up it really shined!The neck is faster than my Gibson Explorer and much easier to play than my Les Paul.Change the pick ups and this thing will rock!Would have been a 5 out of 5 if not for the pick ups.A true shred machine!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING GUITAR!

By Wylde Dime-P.fRU

from new york

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Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

I own this beauty (only mine's a cherryburst) and it is by far the best sounding axe I have out of it, an ESP LTD EC1000 (with the EMG's), a Dean MLX with EMG 81/85, and an Epi Zakk Wylde stock. I want more actually! The sustain is endless and the action is like no other....picking it up for the first time it just felt like....home. Everything came so smooth and natural. For such a large guitar too, it is extremely light and balanced. Dean made these slender cuz if you hit a log of wood you get a thud...if you hit a plank it kinda rings...makes sense doesn't it? This thing sounded great even with the stock zebra p/u's but I had mine outfitted with a Dimebucker so it's even more aggressive! It's a loud guitar so the only thing, with I recommend anyway if you use a lot of gain, is use a noise gate. My GNX4 has no problem handling either gain or my gate.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dean ML79 FTW!

By OcAxeman

from Ocean City Md

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Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

First off I really have to thank Dean for making such a Beautiful, quality Guitar that feels, plays and sounds just amazing!and a huge thanks to all the people at this site for hooking me up with such a great deal! I Just received my Dean ML79 "Braziliaburst" and almost fell over when I opened up the shipping box..since it was a 'used"guitar [condition 3] I expected scratches and normal wear and tear,but OMG!it looks brand new!not a scratch, or blemish to be found!! except the ding showed in the picture [about the size of a gnats eye] I'm floored!and one happy camper!y ou guys ROCK! this is the fourth guitar I have bought from this company, and as always it was shipped lightning fast and packaged very well protected.I could go on for hours about Dean ML79's, but lets just say Dime knew what the hell he was doing when he started snatching up these babies!simply Amazing, Beautiful guitars. cheers!

 
4.0

Set up and tuned right out of the box!

By Rev

from NYC east village

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Comfy and light
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Pro uses w pu change
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Small Venues

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is light as a feather and has a classic 70s LP vibe,the guitar is fast fast fast,smooth,even the fretwork and the tuners are smooth and pro, I'm shocked at the quality! The set up was so good out of the box, it feels better than guitars I own ten times the price and more, the only bad things are that the pickups are lacking high end bite, u can upgrade the bridge pickup only or the both. I put in bareknuckles mules and the set cost more than the guitar did. It's worth it. U will be shocked that this cheap guitar allows u to fly faster than on your expensive LP's. This will NOT fit in a guitar stand, I have the type with 5-7 guitars. Leaning,and it doesn't fit,but u can kind of lean it.. The guitar is comfy,shockingly,and feather light.
Just get it. If u are a classic guy,not a shredder,u will love it, the tone is beautiful, the feel is high tech and quick, but earthy and bluesy like a LP.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good buy...after you upgrade.

By Satchman2020

from Alabama

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Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

Face it, this guitar is OK out of the box. It could definately be better. I've owned it for two years. I firest installed a Bill Lawrence LX-500, had that in for about a year and a half. It was good, but only for metal. But recently, I changed both pickups. For the bridge I got a Dimarzio Evolution II and neck a Dimarzio Air Norton, I also changed all of the pots. What a difference. The pickups bring out the best in the mahogany. It can play anything. I use it for my shred stuff because it doesn't sound good past Drop D. I play lots of Joe Satriani on it. It also gives me this great Buckethead tone (which is what I wan aiming for when I changed the pickups and pots). The new pickups sound better, most notably when you're playing with a Wah pedal.This guitar is beautiful. It plays fantasticly. The binding is nice, but I don't care for the abalone dots though. This guitar is VERY big. I bump it on things all the time. But the finish is strong enough to handle it. Lowdown.It's a great guitar to upgrade. Sounds great (esp. with 500K pots), new pick ups. It also stays in tune wonderfully. Great buy. Highly recomended,

 
5.0

just the best

By dhredder

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is the greatest thing you can get for the price. i got the Blue burst and it is just intence. id been looking into dean for awhile and it was ether this or the razor back and im glad i picked this. has a fast neck and the paint is just beautiful. And the stock pick ups are acually not half bad. ive had bad experiences with stock pick ups sounding terrible but these are acually ok. If you are in need of a new guitar this is what you want.

 
5.0

Dean ML 79

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

For the price this guitar can not be beat. Before i bought it, i was hesitant about the size and the weight. The guitar is remarkably light and very comfortable to play both sitting and standing. I have owned this guitar for three years, and it has held up awesome, no cheap finish on this guitar. It stays in tune and sounds great for a variety of rock. I gave it 5/5 on everything because i was going to sell it to a friend and buy another guitar, but i just couldnt find another guitar that could come close to the quality/playability. I started by looking at some higher end Deans like the razorback, most of which have a V neck. I have never owned a guitar with a V neck but they feel chunky to me. After drooling over many many different models, and playing them all, i realized that none would have been a "step up" like i was looking for. If you like the way this guitar looks, and your thinking about it, you will not be disapointed.

 
5.0

great axe

By hp-GPiF0

from penn.

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is the best one i have owned by far. I know there are better but for my budget,this is the one i picked. I always liked the shape since the 70's. stock pickups are good. I got a rebate deal with mine for a free dimetime pickup. cant wait to put it in! I also bought the case for this one. If you are looking to spend just a little more on a guitar this time; buy this one.

 
5.0

Just............ AMAZING!!!

By bls.sdmf

from PA

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

if your looking for an awsome guitar this is the one!!this guiatr is very vauible and very hard to find...I love this guitar.this guiatr looks better in person then it does in the picture.It plays like a dream i always liked dean guiatrs but this is one of the best ive ever played and this is the best guiatr to own

 
5.0

Don't let the price fool you!

By GuitarNut

from Jamestown, NY

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

I have always wanted a ML, but was sceptical about how a guitar of this shape would feel. I love my Les Paul, and have been convinced that any guitar under $1000 usally does not play or sound well and uses cheap components. This guitar is well worth the money and plays incredible. I thought the strap positioning would be awkward, but is very comfy and the guitar is balanced perfectly. It has a wide neck also which makes this guitar really easy to play for me. It was set up perfect out of the box with low action and is very fast and effortless. Finish is beautiful, and tuners are good quality. The pickup selector switch feels a little cheap, but for the price of this guitar who cares! Spend $10 and get a new one if you want. The pickups sound good, but I will be installing a Seymour Duncan SH-6B in the bridge position to make this, I'm sure, my favorite guitar over my Gibson. The sustain is amazing with it's big head stock and set mahogany neck and mahogany body with flamed maple top. BTW...the headstock is bigger on this than on the Time Capsule ML's. Bottom line, If you have even thought of owning an ML, buy this one! If you want the FBD ML, buy this and upgrade the bridge pickup, you'll save $ and get the same ax.

 
5.0

wow...just wow.

By metalhead-nOar1

from U.S.A.

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

I have owned this guitar for a couple months now and it plays like a dream come true, whether im playing classic rock or new age metal. The finish to this guitar is absolutely beautiful. Nice low action because i like to shred. The neck is really nice and just big enough to make me comfortable and small enough to where it you can move all over the place and not get your hand all worked up. I have only had one problem out of it one time when i used the toggle switch and it wouldnt switch back, and that only happened one or two times and all i had to do was just switch the toggle switch around a little bit and it would fix itself, other than that, it has been a dream come true.

 
5.0

the best guitar I own

By Blake-CjWDL

from Ravenwood MO

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Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

I just bought this guitar a few days ago, it is simply the best guitar I own. It has a great tone on a clean channel and sounds amazing with lots of overdrive.It stays in tune, even with lots of string bending. Mine didn't quite look like as nice as the picture, the wood grain wasn't as pronounced. Although it still looks nice that isn't as important as playability, and this thing is fantastic. Low action, no fret buzz, right out of the box, tune it, play it, love it. Buy it you will not be disappointed.

 
5.0

Metal Madness

By BigBonez88

from Elkton, Va

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

This is the best guitar I have ever purchased. Without a doubt, the coolest looking guitar Ive ever played. The best sounding guitar Ive ever played. And the best guitar to play metal, rock, and blues. You just cant beat this guitar for the price. From now on, Im sticking with dean guitars.

 
5.0

wow what a sick guitar

By Tritone/ Diminished Fifth

from Morganville, NJ

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Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

I was extremely surprised by this guitar, I had originally assumed that any dean with out a floyd rose was not worth any of my money, how wrong I was. This thing has such great playability and tone, it comes pretty close to being as good as my gibson explorer. The only thing I am going to change on this guitar are the pick ups, I plan to "dime it" and put in a dimebucker as well as a 59 in the neck. Buy this guitar because the only 2 deans that are better then this one are the razorback and the dean from hell (which if your on a budget are completely out of your reach.) Buy it!

 
5.0

For the price... Incredible!

By Thatguywiththeguitar

from Virginia

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Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

Ordered this guitar(through MF of course) about 6 months ago. had planned to just get a cheap knockaround that i figured would hold up while away from home. I saw this baby (blue burst) for 300 and couldn't pass it up. I could not be more impressed! played great out of the box, intonation was good, finish is maybe a little cheap lookin but i don't really care about that, and grovers are a huge plus. great sustain. p-ups are great for cleans, rock, and most metal(prolly gonna put a Dimebucker in the bridge so i can dabble in the xtreme). All in all, AMAZING guitar for the price. My first Dean, surely not my last.

 
5.0

Great Buy

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

Always wanted a Dean ML. I am not a fan of foreign made guitars however this one is well done. The neck is absolutely perfect. I had the guitar professionally setup and it plays like butter. It's lightweight and the overall quality is impressive.

 
5.0

Get Your Classic Wings

By Marcus-gvPJ6

from Fairview, North Carolina

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

Right out of the box this is one of the best Dean guitars I've ever played. I got the Silverburst finnish and the only way I can decribe it, is beautiful. The neck is super fast and accessable. My only issue with it is, when I switch from the neck position to the bridge position, the bridge pickup will sometimes cut out. It will come back soon but it is a little annoying. I think I'm going to put a Dimebucker in the bridge though. Overall this is a beautiful guitar that plays like a dream. You will not be dissapointed in buying this guitar. GET YOUR WINGS

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing but bulky

By Shredder@2012

from Maine

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Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

I have had this guitar for more then a year and i have to say she plays great sound is fantastic. The only problem i had with this guitar is that it was bulky but not heavy. For the music that i personally play it made it physically impossible to move around. But that being said that doesn't mean that it isn't great for people that play thrash, classic metal, jazz, and anything besides metal really. The tone of this guitar is great with great sustain. I hope for anyone that buys this doesn't make the mistake and buy it and sell it because it. Just know that is bigger then most guitars. Hope this review helps.

 
5.0

bought this guitar a little over half a year ago

By electric670

from denton tx

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar a little over a half a year ago, and still it plays like a dream, just like right out of the box. i tune my guitar down to C half the time, and it has real low action with no buzz, wether tuned to standard or lower. The finish is beautiful, i like how it shines in the sun, and looks in the light. the way the binding and hardware looks vintage is nice too. if you buy, you will not regret it!

 
5.0

Love this

By SS4C

from New Mexico

Comments about Dean ML79 Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar and plug and play couldn't get any more simple. It can play just about anything you can play. Has a good natural feel, weight is good, I just love it

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