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  • Set neck
  • Archtop
  • 16" lower bout
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Powerful P-90 punch and smooth hollowbody vibe.

The Dean Palomino Electric Guitar has a look straight out of the '40s and a triple P-90 tonal attack. The Palomino is a unique electric guitar built for blues and rock. The archtop body is dressed up with a classy-looking chrome bridge and tailpiece. The P-90 pickups combine with the resonant body to deliver the ultimate tone: smooth and creamy with plenty of punch. The Dean Palomino has a comfy 24-3/4" scale length, 5-way pickup selector, master volume and tone controls, and a 20- fret rosewood fingerboard.

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

Features

  • Set neck
  • Archtop
  • 16" lower bout
  • 3 P-90 pickups
  • Master volume and tone controls
  • 5-way pick-up selector
  • Chrome hardware
  • 24-3/4" scale length

Rock out with outrageous harmonics and punch--or dial in a thick blues tone and never look back! Order today!

 
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DeanPalomino Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (26)

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    (4)

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    (2)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (4)
    • Practicing (3)
    • Recording (3)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Different

    This is a very unique guitar. Basically an ES-175 body with the function of a Strat, that is a five way switch and 3 pickups. I find this very cool. Electronics seem...Read complete review

    This is a very unique guitar. Basically an ES-175 body with the function of a Strat, that is a five way switch and 3 pickups. I find this very cool. Electronics seem to function very well, the 3 way switch is very solid feeling. It was playable out of the box but I like my action a bit lower than factory setup. A few quick turns of the bridge thumb wheels brought the action down nicely. Checked relief for the neck, a little too much so removed the truss rod cover to tighten a bit. The truss rod nut was completely loose which is common when shipping a guitar. A small adjustment and was good to go. This brought the action at the nut to just about perfect, just needed to cut the high E string slot a hair to get it where I like it. I had a slight buzz at the 10th fret. I did a fret level and polish and that took care of any buzzing. Please be aware that any new guitar needs a set-up, if you can't do it yourself find a good tech. All in all this came set up better than most new guitars I have purchased. Intonation was very close, just remember this is a floating bridge so either change strings one at a time or mark the position, I use a couple pieces of tape to mark it. Also be sure to check all screws and tighten as needed. This is a fairly heavy guitar, mine weighed in at 8 lbs even. As far as looks it really has a great vintage vibe to it, mine is the seafoam green and is a real attention getter. After the previous mentioned adjustments it play very well. The neck has a nice feel to it, not too chunky but not skinny, just right for me. The P-90's sound good, maybe not boutique quality but for this price very good. I like the tail piece, it has plenty of retro bling, I have several other hollow-bodies with tremolo's and am tempted to add a Bigsby but really hate to alter the look. Unplugged it has a very nice acoustic quality, not loud but for practice without an amp very nice. Plugged in it is a different animal, the configuration makes it much different from typical hollow bodies making it possible to get Tele/Strat sounds out of it. The neck pick-up can yield some nice blues and jazz sounds as well. It handles over-drive well, you will get some feedback if you over do it but not as much as most hollow bodies I have do but I wouldn't try heavy metal. I've never been interested in Dean guitars before, most are geared to the death metal crowd, but this one is different. Because of the uniqueness this one will be a keeper.

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    Possibly Defective?

    I ordered this guitar last December, and have problems rating it. The fit and finish was very good. Frets were nice and level, and such. But plugged into my amp, this guitar...Read complete review

    I ordered this guitar last December, and have problems rating it. The fit and finish was very good. Frets were nice and level, and such. But plugged into my amp, this guitar produces a huge low range feedback on all of my amps channels and settings -- jazz, classic rock, and metal. I cranked out this feedback with my graphic EQ and then noticed that the pickups squealed on any amp setting. I cranked out the squeal, and was left with no tone. I called my luthier who said the guitar probably had some structural components of the body missing, and clearly had bad pickups. I returned the guitar the next day. But I have asked a friend who is a manager at a music store that sells Dean to call me if they get one of these in, so I can check it out. I really think (and hope) that the individual guitar I got was defective, and that a proper one might have some promise.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Guitar, Bad Pickups

    By just some guy

    from San Francisco

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Craftsmanship
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Bad Pickups
    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Jazz
    • Old School Rock 'n Roll

    Comments about Dean Palomino Electric Guitar:

    A sturdy, well made guitar. I found the pickups to be terrible- Overpowered, noisy ceramics. The one position I liked was the combination of neck and middle- basically, like a humbucker with a moderate output. Since I don't really need a 5-way hollow body, I wired the neck and middle together, put a good alnico P90 in the bridge, and switched out the 5 for a 3 way switch. Now I switch between a smooth, jazzy humbucked neck, bright crunchy rock and roll bridge, and a thin, almost acoustic sounding middle position (using all three pickups). While doing the mod, I noticed high quality switch and pots.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great ax 4 price and tax

    By Ruben Rivera 9649

    from East Chicago Ind.

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good 4 Jazz
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • 4 Jazzing Around
      • Big Venues As Well
      • Jamming
      • On stage
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Dean Palomino Electric Guitar:

      this ax 4 price is worth it. the sound is great and perfect 4 jazz and other styles. just dial in the right sound 4 what ever style of music u play and vuala u r in business. If u like metal the is not the ax 4 u. it is 4 jazz (mainly) blues rockabilly country styles big band stuff 2. It is great to add if u don't have one in you collection of axes. get a good amp a fender blues jr. or a peavey or what ever u prefer my is afew like my wholetone 80 jazz amp ,fender 212 dps fender mustang III acoustasonic 150 by fender ... u no the deal. 4 the price it is a good ax get it u wont go wrong.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good cheap guitar

      By Reverb Rocket

      from nyc

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Cool Fat Neck
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Cheap Pots And Pup Switch
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rockabilly Surf Heaven

      Comments about Dean Palomino Electric Guitar:

      If you're after that clean warm 50s sound then this guitar is good for you. I've added a Bigsby to it and I'm living in rockabilly surf heaven. Knobs and pots are cheap. In the future I would replace pickups with fralin replacements. Can't go wrong with 5 way pickup system.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dean Hit This One Out of the Park

      By Trip Hunt

      from Rockport, TX

      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
        • Recording
        • Small Venues
        • Variety Of Tones
        • Versatile

        Comments about Dean Palomino Electric Guitar:

        I don't write reviews often. But I'm inspired to share this with those experienced guitarists who are tired of lugging multiple guitars to gigs. I own several arch tops: Alvarez, Hagstrom, Gretsch, and Epiphone. Each one has pros and cons. The Dean Palamino arch top is much more gig functional than any arch top in this price range ($500-1000). Why? It's all in the Dean electronics. Plain and simple. None of my current arch tops (all have 2 pick-ups) can match the variety of tone colors available from this triple pick-up with tele-style switch... One volume, One tone, and 5 pick up combos. Very simple design. Combine that with a full-size hollow body sustain and you can use this one guitar on the gig and play just about any style, from jazz, blues, classic rock, country, et all. The neck is great, craftsmanship excellent, and it's a very beautiful guitar all the way around. Trash the light strings that come with it and put some 12-53s on to make the top resonate. I had to do a set up and slight neck adjustment to balance the higher tension strings. My band members were blown away when I played this through a Roland Chorus. It's a keeper!

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        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Different

        By Jerkowitz

        from St. Louis, Mo

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Dean Palomino Electric Guitar:

          This is a very unique guitar. Basically an ES-175 body with the function of a Strat, that is a five way switch and 3 pickups. I find this very cool. Electronics seem to function very well, the 3 way switch is very solid feeling. It was playable out of the box but I like my action a bit lower than factory setup. A few quick turns of the bridge thumb wheels brought the action down nicely. Checked relief for the neck, a little too much so removed the truss rod cover to tighten a bit. The truss rod nut was completely loose which is common when shipping a guitar. A small adjustment and was good to go. This brought the action at the nut to just about perfect, just needed to cut the high E string slot a hair to get it where I like it. I had a slight buzz at the 10th fret. I did a fret level and polish and that took care of any buzzing. Please be aware that any new guitar needs a set-up, if you can't do it yourself find a good tech. All in all this came set up better than most new guitars I have purchased. Intonation was very close, just remember this is a floating bridge so either change strings one at a time or mark the position, I use a couple pieces of tape to mark it. Also be sure to check all screws and tighten as needed. This is a fairly heavy guitar, mine weighed in at 8 lbs even. As far as looks it really has a great vintage vibe to it, mine is the seafoam green and is a real attention getter. After the previous mentioned adjustments it play very well. The neck has a nice feel to it, not too chunky but not skinny, just right for me. The P-90's sound good, maybe not boutique quality but for this price very good. I like the tail piece, it has plenty of retro bling, I have several other hollow-bodies with tremolo's and am tempted to add a Bigsby but really hate to alter the look. Unplugged it has a very nice acoustic quality, not loud but for practice without an amp very nice. Plugged in it is a different animal, the configuration makes it much different from typical hollow bodies making it possible to get Tele/Strat sounds out of it. The neck pick-up can yield some nice blues and jazz sounds as well. It handles over-drive well, you will get some feedback if you over do it but not as much as most hollow bodies I have do but I wouldn't try heavy metal. I've never been interested in Dean guitars before, most are geared to the death metal crowd, but this one is different. Because of the uniqueness this one will be a keeper.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Palomino Electric Guitar

          Comments about Dean Palomino Electric Guitar:

          I would recommend this to any of my adult students. It is a heavy guitar for a young student, but I think that it is a great instrument for an adult or teenager who wants to learn because of its great playability, flexibility in sound and impressive good looks..
          I recently bought the Dean Palomino for myself as a Birthday Gift. I read the reviews for this guitar before I bought and heard very positive reviews on its sound and ease of playing. I am very pleased to say that I do enjoy playing the instrument.

          It does play very easily and sounds great. I was worried that a factory setup would not be what I would enjoy, since I have purchased other instruments that I have had to fiddle around with. These were not the quality of the Dean, but nonetheless, I didn't know what to expect. But, I was amazed at how easily I could move around on the neck and playing was enjoyable.

          I do however think that I need a new amp to go with it. My little amps can't handle the power of the three pick-ups. I did read where there was some feedback noise that other reviewers were not happy with. It could have been their amps also. Mine are just cheapos that I have accumulated and not the best. But even with a little noise, not much by the way, it still is worth purchasing the Dean. And for the price, I am vey, very happy with it.

          Thanks to Musicians Friend, I could afford a good quality instrument. I would purchase from MF again. I did try to purchase this guitar locally and no one had it in stock and wanted to order and not at the great price that Musicians Friend gave me.

          YES it is a beautiful instrument and I would venture to say could easily play with any of the high priced guitars out there that are way over the price that this guitar cost me.
          Great Features such as the 5 position switch that lets you pick the sound you want from treble to bassy blues sound. The Dean Palomino has great looks with the F holes and the Trapeze end, especially the Treble Clef Design in chrome. Beautiful fret markers.
          The price was fantastic. A great price with the great sale.Can't beat that. I would recomment the Dean Palomino to anyone who wants a good quality instrument because it is an investment that will last you the rest of your life. Buy a cheap low end guitar and you will not enjoy it, believe me, I have done that.

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          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          GREAT FOR THE PRICE

          By randell holloway

          from east haven ct.

          Comments about Dean Palomino Electric Guitar:

          A guitar that will last.
          This guitar is great for the price, the only thing bad are the noisy pickups. They buzz when in positions 1-2-3 , The body is excellent,the wood stable. If you replace the pickups you will have a GREAT guitar,and at this price you can't loose!
          Body Beautiful
          This is the price!!!!!!

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Blues Guitar

          By Bluesbreaker1960

          from Boyce, Virginia

          Comments about Dean Palomino Electric Guitar:

          Very well made, and beautiful to look at. Has the 50's look to it
          I bought this guitar two yrs ago from Rt.66 Guitars and have to say that this is a serious BLUES machine! Mine is the Natural finish, The quality of the body and binding is excellent. The Maple veneer on the back was fitted so well its hard to see the seam. My only semi-negative is that the P-90's could have been better quality. They still sound good. I may upgrade down the road with Lollars. I've run it through a TS808 on my Fender HRD and your talking some serious Mojo! The neck is a dream to play and feels great.The 5 way switch is what got me to buy it. As others said, you get Tele and Strat tone in position 2 & 4.Very versatile. For the price you cannot beat it. Beautiful overall.
          Beautifully constructed!
          Best bang for the buck!

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          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent, Multi-Talented Instrument

          By Gloria Torain

          from San Diego, CA

          Comments about Dean Palomino Electric Guitar:

          It's been said again and again- this guitar's most noticeable asset is it's attention-grabbing design. I chose the sea foam green and WOW! The guitar has details that you would expect to find on instruments with a price tag double the size of this one's. But it's not just a pretty face!

          I'm not a pro, but I've played everything from bluegrass to hard rock and even blues (with and without a slide), and this thing has held it's own through it all! I avoided flat wounds, since I believe that would limit the versatility of the guitar. Playing with the guitar's tone and pickups (love that 5-way selector!) and my amp's drive and tone gave me a decent sound no matter what I wanted. It doesn't stand up to heavy effects, but moderate use of both distortion and reverb pedals was excellent.

          And this thing sounds pretty darn good "unplugged", too. Not as full as a dread, of course, but good enough for practicing and even playing for family and friends. I strung it with medium strings for a fuller acoustic voice with little sacrifice of the electric sound.

          All in all, this is a great guitar (my friend has a pricey Gretsch, but I had to pry this thing out of his hands by the end of the night!). Also, I have never needed to have a Dean (I have two acoustics by them) set up professionally- it was very playable out of the box. I did adjust the B- it had a slightly flat harmonic.
          Five stars for aesthetic appeal alone, not to mention the 5-way pickup switch and super-full sound!
          This guitar would have probably cost over twice as much from any other manufacturer.
          Prefer it to the "Dot" series for sound, blows other instruments out of the water with it's presence!

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great axe

          By Paul Johnson

          from Florida

          Comments about Dean Palomino Electric Guitar:

          Buy this psycobilly bad axe!
          I Bought my Palomino about 2 years ago and it still is my "go to" guitar. Like most Ive played every hollow body in guitar stores from Ibanez to Gibson and for the price it cant be beat. excluding the price? I think it plays, sounds and looks plenty good enough to keep up with Gretch or "the mighty" Gibson. Tweak the action for your tast, slap a Bigsby on it, plug-er in to a tube (or any amp for that matter) and get lost in the music. The trem I put on mine is a Bigsby B60. BTW mine is Black with a clear plexi glass pick guard. rock on

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