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Dean speed, sustain and tone - for an amazing price.

The ML was created by Dean Zelinsky in 1977 to be the guitar with ultimate sustain and tone. Created with the Dean concept of spreading the mass of the body over a large area, the MLX electric guitar has something more. Dean believes radical string angles add to the resonance that helps a guitar become more alive. The distinctive headstock creates extra long string length, giving the ML a sound like no other guitar! Played by many of rock's elite over the past two decades, the ML has appeared in award winning videos, on stage and album covers, and more importantly, on some of rock's finest recordings.

With a light, basswood body, Grover tuners and a Tune-o-matic-style bridge, you can't go wrong with the Dean MLX!

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FEATURES
  • Basswood Body
  • 24-3/4" Scale & 1-11/16" Nut
  • Grover Tuners
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Zebra Pickups
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge
  • Bolt-on Construction
  • Maple Neck
  • Dot Inlays

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DeanMLX Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sustain and stability for days, weak PUs

I got a black one from a pawnshop and love the look, feel, and sustain of this guitar. I felt the pickups were wimpy and upgraded to a Dimarzio Tone Zone in the...Read complete review

I got a black one from a pawnshop and love the look, feel, and sustain of this guitar. I felt the pickups were wimpy and upgraded to a Dimarzio Tone Zone in the bridge, making this my best-sounding electric by far. The ML-X has as much sustain as any guitar out there. It has truly amazing chording stability and intonation stability. If you play complicated chords high up on the neck, this is the guitar for you. You can put very heavy gauge strings on the ML-X and it stays happy. The Grover tuners keep it in tune very well, though the nut on mine needs graphite to lubricate it or the strings will snag when tuning. It is big and awkward, though lighter than you would think from the size, and the case is the size of a bass case! The downsides of the ML-X are: 1) the cable jack, which can easily be ripped out if your cable is yanked (the basswood is nice and light but does not grip the input jack mounting screws very well), and 2) the tiny strap buttons. Due to the ML-X body shape, and the angle the forward strap end comes off the guitar, even quality straps are very prone to slipping off. I got a set of those screw-in strap-lock thingys, but the screw gauge on those was miles away from the gauge on my ML-X strap button screws, and again the basswood body is not kind to screws, so I ended up using those plastic pick-shaped strap locks, which I guess work fine if you keep checking they are on nice and tight. On mine, the "ML-X" lettering on the truss-rod cover is way off-center, suggesting a hurried and sloppy manufacturing process. But no one is pretending this is a PRS or Gibson. Bottom line, this guitar is not for everyone, but if you want that wicked look and maximum sustain and note stability, the compromises are worth it. If you are not overly sure of what you want in an electric guitar, there are safer choices for your money.

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Like a super model....

Like the title implies-all looks and zero substance. This body style, in my opinion, is the single most aggressive, no nonsense, killer look ever designed. The head stock alone deserves one...Read complete review

Like the title implies-all looks and zero substance. This body style, in my opinion, is the single most aggressive, no nonsense, killer look ever designed. The head stock alone deserves one star.

However, the pitiful tuners, muddy pickups, fret buzz, hit and miss paint job, and over all poor craftsmanship make it a total waste of time and money. I set this guitar up, restrung it, and polished it and even had two EMGs ready to put into it, but just couldn't bring myself to do so because there were just too many things wrong with it.

Unless you want this to hang on your wall (which for maybe eighty less I would have kept it to do just that) don't waste your time. If you are new to electric guitar PLEASE do some research and buy an axe that will enhance your learning experience, not stifle it. It is extremely frustrating to try and learn on a substandard instrument you cannot rely on to stay in tune.

Before you buy this guitar, ask yourself "Do I want to spend my time learning or tuning\adjusting\compensating?"

1 star for the head stock and 1 for the body design. Other than that-forget about it.

Dean Zalinsky probably cringes knowing his name is on these.......

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Sustain and stability for days, weak PUs

By Montana Ax-man

from Missoula, MT

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Note Stability

Cons

  • Awkard Shape
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

    Comments about Dean MLX Electric Guitar:

    I got a black one from a pawnshop and love the look, feel, and sustain of this guitar. I felt the pickups were wimpy and upgraded to a Dimarzio Tone Zone in the bridge, making this my best-sounding electric by far. The ML-X has as much sustain as any guitar out there. It has truly amazing chording stability and intonation stability. If you play complicated chords high up on the neck, this is the guitar for you. You can put very heavy gauge strings on the ML-X and it stays happy. The Grover tuners keep it in tune very well, though the nut on mine needs graphite to lubricate it or the strings will snag when tuning. It is big and awkward, though lighter than you would think from the size, and the case is the size of a bass case! The downsides of the ML-X are: 1) the cable jack, which can easily be ripped out if your cable is yanked (the basswood is nice and light but does not grip the input jack mounting screws very well), and 2) the tiny strap buttons. Due to the ML-X body shape, and the angle the forward strap end comes off the guitar, even quality straps are very prone to slipping off. I got a set of those screw-in strap-lock thingys, but the screw gauge on those was miles away from the gauge on my ML-X strap button screws, and again the basswood body is not kind to screws, so I ended up using those plastic pick-shaped strap locks, which I guess work fine if you keep checking they are on nice and tight. On mine, the "ML-X" lettering on the truss-rod cover is way off-center, suggesting a hurried and sloppy manufacturing process. But no one is pretending this is a PRS or Gibson. Bottom line, this guitar is not for everyone, but if you want that wicked look and maximum sustain and note stability, the compromises are worth it. If you are not overly sure of what you want in an electric guitar, there are safer choices for your money.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Musicians Friend will never let you down

    By jammin

    from san diego

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great pick ups
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Dean MLX Electric Guitar:

      Im glad theres a reliable online music store like you guys. Keep up the good work.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar but needs new pickups ASAP

      By Thunderous Conqueror

      from Salamanca, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Always In Tune
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Tone
      • Great feel
      • Killer Looks

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Dean MLX Electric Guitar:

        Bought this guitar about two and a half years ago, was the greatest buy at the price. I am a major Dimebag Darrell fan so I always loved the ML look. Perfect to play between the legs sitting or on the lap sitting, allows you to choose your comfort zone. The neck is smooth, the pickups that come stock aren't the best. I had mine tore out and put in a dean dime humbucker in the neck and a Seymour Duncan sh-13 in the bridge. Went from a cheap practice guitar to the best thing to play. Started on a 1964 silvertone and this was a major upgrade. Metal style but with versatility. BUY NOW AND UPGRADE PICKUPS.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AMAZING!

        By DIME RIP

        from MARYVILL TN

        Comments about Dean MLX Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is by far the best guitar I have ever owned. I play from southern rock to metal and this guitar gets the job done. It gets better and better everyday. dont let the fact that theres no floyd rose lesson its quality because this thing doesnt need one. my advice if your looking for a great guitar at a good price buy the ml x. Dime RIP

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        AMAZING!!

        By typit / teabag tyler (dimebag knockoff)

        from The rez

        Comments about Dean MLX Electric Guitar:

        I've had this guitar for nearly a year now, and i picked it because of its great shape, and the price, but i got way more out of it. The pickups are just great, they have a great meaty, crunchy tone for metal/rock, and a great crisp clean tone for clean. it doesn't matter if your sitting down or standing up and playing it always feels comfortable playing...I highly recommend this guitar /m/Dimebag/m/ R.I.P.

         
        2.0

        Like a super model....

        By Steeler

        from Sumter, SC

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        Pros

          Cons

          • Flat Sound
          • Fret Buzz
          • Poor Pick Up
          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
          • Will not stay in tune

          Best Uses

            Comments about Dean MLX Electric Guitar:

            Like the title implies-all looks and zero substance. This body style, in my opinion, is the single most aggressive, no nonsense, killer look ever designed. The head stock alone deserves one star.

            However, the pitiful tuners, muddy pickups, fret buzz, hit and miss paint job, and over all poor craftsmanship make it a total waste of time and money. I set this guitar up, restrung it, and polished it and even had two EMGs ready to put into it, but just couldn't bring myself to do so because there were just too many things wrong with it.

            Unless you want this to hang on your wall (which for maybe eighty less I would have kept it to do just that) don't waste your time. If you are new to electric guitar PLEASE do some research and buy an axe that will enhance your learning experience, not stifle it. It is extremely frustrating to try and learn on a substandard instrument you cannot rely on to stay in tune.

            Before you buy this guitar, ask yourself "Do I want to spend my time learning or tuning\adjusting\compensating?"

            1 star for the head stock and 1 for the body design. Other than that-forget about it.

            Dean Zalinsky probably cringes knowing his name is on these.......

             
            5.0

            Definately A great Buy

            By Darkstar-x_vwv

            from Cincy, OH

            Comments about Dean MLX Electric Guitar:

            Wow. well faster than i expected, this beauty was in my hands. Shipped in mint condition, I couldnt put this thing down for a couple of days. The double humbuckers make for a graceful sound, and the guitar has great overall balnace for its size. The overall shape and appearance is amazing, and again, it has a purely awesome sound any way you put it. Overall the best guitar I've owned, by far. And i would 100% go for buying it. RIP Dimebag Darrel

             
            2.0

            This guitar is freakin' amazing!

            By Deadpan

            from Tennessee

            Comments about Dean MLX Electric Guitar:

            This guitar is the best playing guitar i have ever played and I've played a few. Flick the switch up for rocking rythm and flick the switch down for face-melting soloing! I will have to get a bigger bag for it though.

             
            5.0

            Deans rock

            By Blaser

            from Bloomvile, OH

            Comments about Dean MLX Electric Guitar:

            I've played my friends MLX a few times before and it definitely beats the hell out of my squier strat. Its super light and looks bad a**. The only thing is that his input jack gets ripped out every once and awhile. But other than that it stays tuned and sounds great. The thing that sets it off from the squier (besides its bad a** looks) is that its easier to P.M. because it has a higher bridge and it sounds 10 times better...thats just something I've noticed.

             
            5.0

            Blues Guitar too? how about YES!!!

            By RocktheGooch

            from Jackson, OH

            Comments about Dean MLX Electric Guitar:

            I got this guitar for Christmas this year. I ask for it because it was used under condition 1, looked good, and I knew I could use Dual Humbuckers. When I opened it up I was very surprised to see it looked like a brand new guitar! The guitar has a little weight to it, not very much maybe 8 or 9lbs. the neck is lightly finished so you can feel the grain (not like a Gibson though, but its still a nice feel) If you have sweaty hands you will probably like the way it feels. The Grover tuners were a little loose and came out of tune slightly in between playing, but I tightened them up the way I like and its fine now, so don't let that scare you. strap locks are tight. The pickups have a very nice clean sound. both the neck and bridge together have a very bright and sparkle tone thats great for jazz and blues. If you like U2 you might find this guitar can give you some similar sounds. Individually the bridge pickup is bright yet balanced and the neck is warm and smooth. Now, the fun part. the dirty sounds are great, now I'm not much for metal (playing it, I love to hear it though) but this thing is crunchy and has some great bight for only $220 and the harmonics ring and scream too, its super stellar. overall I think this guitar is a great buy, you really will get your moneys worth out of it and I believe it will last you for many years of great guitar playing.

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