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Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar Classic Black

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Beginners and veterans alike will cheer for the Vendetta 1 electric guitar! If you're looking for your first rock guitar with dark, double humbucker ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Great looking, affordable, double humbucker electric!

Beginners and veterans alike will cheer for the Vendetta 1 electric guitar! If you're looking for your first rock guitar with dark, double humbucker sound or you're looking for a great backup axe, here it is. A light, solid body electric with a string thru body provides good sustain with less weight. 24 frets, 1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way pickup selector switch and natural finish.

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

FEATURES
Solid wood body 
2 humbucker pickups
String-thru body
24 frets
1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way selector switch

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DeanVendetta 1 Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 25 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Absolutely Fabulous!!!

I purchased the Vendetta 1.0 for the sole purpose of playing Blues. I didn't expect a perfect instrument for the price I paid, but was I ever surprised. The Vendetta is a joy...Read complete review

I purchased the Vendetta 1.0 for the sole purpose of playing Blues. I didn't expect a perfect instrument for the price I paid, but was I ever surprised. The Vendetta is a joy to play. Perfect intonation and great tone through my Fender amp. Very easy to fret and lightweight to boot. Holds perfect tune. The only thing I would change in the design is separate volume and tone controls for the humbuckers, if I had my druthers. I have been playing guitars for well over 40 years, and the Dean Vendetta 1.0 is in the top five of my 'Top Forty' list of my favorite guitars.

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Nice guitar

This is a nice low-cost electric guitar. The picture on the website does not match the guitar you will receive. It is lighter in color and is not an arched top guitar. The...Read complete review

This is a nice low-cost electric guitar. The picture on the website does not match the guitar you will receive. It is lighter in color and is not an arched top guitar. The tuners aren't the best quality as well as the electronics, but this is to be expected for a inexpensive guitar. After receiving and initial try out, I changed strings, tightened up all the loose bits, adjusted the neck and set the action. After doing this it made a huge difference on sound and play ability. It is fun to play though it is not heavy in weight. I would buy again but musicians friend please change to your website picture to match what this guitar actually looks like.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely Fabulous!!!

By Phillip

from undisclosed

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Whatever Your Heart Desires

    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    I purchased the Vendetta 1.0 for the sole purpose of playing Blues. I didn't expect a perfect instrument for the price I paid, but was I ever surprised. The Vendetta is a joy to play. Perfect intonation and great tone through my Fender amp. Very easy to fret and lightweight to boot. Holds perfect tune. The only thing I would change in the design is separate volume and tone controls for the humbuckers, if I had my druthers. I have been playing guitars for well over 40 years, and the Dean Vendetta 1.0 is in the top five of my 'Top Forty' list of my favorite guitars.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Surprising, high quality axe

    By PignoseMan

    from Connecticut

    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    I have owned the Dean Vendetta 1 for just over a year and the more I play it, the more its versatility, quality, and tone surprise me. From the internet I gather that most people who play this guitar are beginners/novices interested in metal. I have been playing for about fifteen years, and trying to learn some jazz techniques to spruce up my blues and rock playing. Set the right way, run through the proper amp (e.g., a Vibro Champ, Super Champ or a Vox), this axe can churn out some pretty unique and gritty, Delta-influenced, as well as jazzy, tones. (I especially like the weird and gritty noises you can get when going through the humble Pignose). Very surprising. The neck is the highlight: coated in a sort of satin finish, it is immensely playable and very fast. Tuners are stock and do a tolerable job. The pups are also stock, and not bad at all for practice, garage jams, and bedroom strumming. Incidentally, the setup was pretty good, but I had to lower the action just a tad. This axe does *not* have to be a metal guitar. An excellent deal!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By RobTipton

    from PA

    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    Well, lets see. I've owned this guitar for 5 years now and have played over 100 live shows with it. No doubt this thing has held up completely throughout the years. The only thing that it suffers from is the pickups could be better but what would you expect for 219? Overall this guitar is simply amazing, it will hold up through anything.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Epic Value

    By Cody_TOTD

    from Glencoe,Alabama

    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    I traded an Ibanez AX1220 Prestige model guitar for the Dean. The Vendetta is just more suited for what I needed. It is lightweight, with a fast neck, and 24 frets. The tone is by far the best I have heard for this price. I write music for my metal band on this thing and we play in drop B, and I have to admit I am surprised by these cheap tuners that come stock so far. They only need to be tweaked every hour or so. At this price, you will not beat this guitar. Go ahead buy it, save some money and buy upgrades for it. You will not regret it!

    (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    its alright

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is alright for the price. I had a problem with the neck. It sounded like it was cracking, the tuners were garbage and the frets were way too sharp. I sent the guitar to Deans custom shop in Florida where they do their warranty work. They replaced the neck and did a set up. I was mad because the neck that came with the guitar had colored inlays and the neck they put on doesnt and felt cheap. The frets on the new neck are as sharp as the other ones and the new tuners are just as crappy. Dean does not do good warranty work so keep that in mind if you have a problem. Maybe they do a better job if the guitar costs more, but I have no interest in buying another Dean because of this.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    say 'ello to my little friend

    By Ibanez Stalker

    from St. Joseph, MO

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    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    I have been looking for a low-priced show/backup axe, and I believe I've found the right one! After looking for months, I came across the Vendetta 1. This guitar is definitely worth the price offered. The stock pickups are fine for practice, and I would also recommend them for shows. They sound decent when playing clean, and they sound great distorted (I myself am a metal player). When used with a Line 6 amp -on the "insane" distortion setting, this little guy sounds heavy, with plenty of "attack". I highly recommend this product for someone on a budget!!! I was not disappointed...

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    simply blown away...........

    By jimmy-kZUNs

    from lanett, ala.

    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    ive been playing for 16 years so i know what i want in a guitar. Dean has always delivered the goods; so i tested the vendetta 1 out at a local guitar shop and i was amazed at the tone,versillity,playability,and overall design;especially for the price. ive very pleased and would recommend it to anyone beginner or veteran like me.. THANKS AGAIN DEAN!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Worth the Money

    By HT

    from Las Vegas, NV

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • some set up required

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    It is what it is...an inexpensive guitar. That being said, I think it is a great value. I have played everything over the last 20 years from LP customs to American Strats, and if you want a guitar that stays in tune and has fairly decent tone, this is a great buy for the price. A little setup might be needed if you are a little more experienced, and the natural is way lighter than the picture as someone else mentioned. (not that that is a bad thing) It plays as well as some guitars in the 400-500 range so i would absolutely say its worth the money. Well packaged for delivery MF, good work!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Extraordinary Value

    By LEONARD

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar for jams & vacation (motorhome camping) because I didn't want to subject my higher quality guitars to harsh environments.This guitar is better than I expected. I'm running it thru my Fender Passport practice amp.connected with 10 feet of black tweed cable This guitar fits best in the Musicians Gear tweed case. The headstock hits the bottom of the black case because the neck rest is too low. Fender is OK in MG black case. There is a lot of good value here & I'm going to have fun with this!

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Supremely Dissapointed

    By Genius0o7

    from Military always moving - (Germany)

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    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    This dean was my first guitar. Immediately after opening the box, I noticed that the tip of the head had the wood chipped off of it. Not a big deal (Adds Character right?). Rather than hassling our good friends at MF, I sucked it up and started playing. Out of the box, the dean was nearly in tune, and would hold one very well. About a month later, the 1/4" input jack started to short out. All and all, the throughbody design makes this guitar look clean and it plays well. The wood used in the stock is sub-par and electronics issues make me say that I cannot justify going with another low-mid end dean again.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By matthewhayden93

    from Alabama

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    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    This guitar is absolutely amazing! I had the Vendetta XM, which was a piece of crap, but then i saw this one, and i thought it looked the same but like it was made better, like it wont break if i look at it the wrong way, so i sent the other one back because it was giving me problems and got this one, and i've had it almost a year now and it hasnt let me down. tone is great, clean and distorted. sustain is good on my boss mega distortion pedal, and it is the most comfortable guitar i have played. i also love how light it is. whether you are on a tight budget or not, this guitar is worth the buy. no need to buy replacement pickups, these sound great, but it would be unstoppable with some seymore duncans. :P it also works well with various styles of music, from classic rock to heavy metal, this guitar delivers. now i want to save up and get the vendetta 6.0 with the floyd rose. :)

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    You get what you pay for...

    By Comfortably Numb--J.fi

    from Tennessee

    Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

    Where to begin? First, if you are considering purchasing this guitar, the finish in the picture is considerably darker than what you'll receive. Not a huge deal, but not what I was expecting. When I pulled the Vendetta 1 out of the box, I noticed minor imperfections and dings in the paint. That could just add to the character of this "Made In China" guitar. What disappointed me was that the neck had a "hump" that caused the strings to rattle against the frets when played. Once I got it into a more suitable condition, it has played very well, and sounds great. Overall, it's a nice enough guitar for what you'll pay for it.

     
    5.0

    Good Guitar

    By Mickey

    from Elkhart IN.

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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
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

      Good Guitar ! Nice feeling neck, decent pick-ups. And actually very well balanced.I like "Dean" Guitars anyway. For the price, I was very pleasantly surprised. I DID change the Tuning Keys (Grover Lockers) but that is just my personal preference. The stock tuners are OK and are pretty stable. All in all, a very GOOD Guitar for the money ! And good enough to use in any performing situation.

       
      3.0

      Nice guitar

      By Chris

      from Iowa

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Medium quality hardware

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

      This is a nice low-cost electric guitar. The picture on the website does not match the guitar you will receive. It is lighter in color and is not an arched top guitar. The tuners aren't the best quality as well as the electronics, but this is to be expected for a inexpensive guitar. After receiving and initial try out, I changed strings, tightened up all the loose bits, adjusted the neck and set the action. After doing this it made a huge difference on sound and play ability. It is fun to play though it is not heavy in weight. I would buy again but musicians friend please change to your website picture to match what this guitar actually looks like.

       
      5.0

      It's all about tone...

      By Mike-4BJZ_

      from Massachusetts

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      Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

      ...and this guitar delivers! I've been playing this since August of '06, and there's nothing better for this price. Some adjustment to bridge height and pickup depth is recommended, but that's extremely minor. The quality is amazing; thus far the only actual problem was a broken split-shot on the volume pot, easily replaced. The tone is bright enough for acoustic sounding bits, deep enough for rock and metal, and has the high end for great artificial harmonics.

       
      4.0

      get it

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

      alright my friend just got this a few days ago, and WOW! its soooo kick a**. the pick-ups are awesome! the neck is fast, and its just an all around great guitar! Get it if you want a really cool guitar!

       
      5.0

      Fantastic!

      By A7X4ever

      from Burbank, CA

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      Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar at a local guitar store store and it sounded fantastic. I plugged it in and it was just great. it has a unique sound unplugged and it was great plugged in too.

       
      5.0

      great buy

      By Mick-HgzMS

      from Missouri

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      Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

      O.k. where do I start, this guitar will rock your socks off. I had my doubts at first then I went and played it at my local music shop and it was like the planets had aligned. The Humbuckers have such a metal sound and no hum at all. It's a great beginner or advanced guitar. It has a very fast action neck. no problems at all.

       
      5.0

      Pro guitar for garage band price

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

      This guitar replaced my Gibson Explorer and and my Jackson Dinky for a fraction of the prices. After owning it for a year, I'm still in love with this guitar. The neck is fast, the stock pickups are loud, and the tone is pretty darn good for many kinds of music. For a few hundred bucks more on some louder PUPs and a Tone-Pros bridge, I would put this guitar up against any other ever made, except a Vendetta 4.

       
      4.0

      Amazing and beautiful guitar

      By Cody-W3ISa

      from Clermont, Fl

      Comments about Dean Vendetta 1 Electric Guitar:

      I got this as my second guitar after an acoustic, but this is actually the first guitar that i really played and its amazing. It has brought me a long way through my playing career. First off, its a beautiful guitar and im always getting compliments on its beautiful natural finish. And second off, for stock pickups, there really not that bad. The guitar has amazing tone and a lot of potential for its price. It also weighs next to nothing, its so light and playable. Im really glad i purchased this guitar. Amazing values for the price.

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