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Dean Vendetta Special Electric Guitar

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The Dean Vendetta Special Electric Guitar is a great value with its double-cutaway solid paulownia body and set maple neck with 24-fret rosewood fing...Click To Read More About This Product

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The powerful resonance of solid wood, set-neck construction at an amazing price.

The Dean Vendetta Special Electric Guitar is a great value with its double-cutaway solid paulownia body and set maple neck with 24-fret rosewood fingerboard. The super flat 16" radius fingerboard combined with the comfortable "C" shaped neck profile is ideal for modern guitar styles. The Vendetta Special is loaded with a pair of high output Dean humbucking pickups that offer a broad range of tones. A body-thru-bridge combined with the set neck adds clarity and sustain. Appointments include a chevron patterned string ferrule, black hardware, dot position markers, and the Dean Eagle emblem on the headstock.

Style: Vendetta Double Cutaway 
Body: paulownia
Scale Length: 25.5"
Neck: maple
Neck Joint: Set
Neck Shape: "C"
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 16"
No. of Frets: 24
Nut Width: 1-11/16"
Tuners: Die-cast
Pickups: Dean humbuckers
Controls, 1 volume, 1 tone, 3-way pickup Selector Switch
Hardware: Black
Bridge: Fixed Tune-o-matic-style with V tailpiece ferrule pattern
Finish: Gloss
Guitar Case: Not Included

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Good Sound

By Strat lover-VQ7YX

from AZ

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I received this Dean Vendetta Special guitar in the mail to day. I must say the sound is very good. On the downside, however, when I opened the box the high e string was already broken! As I inspected the guitar I noticed a few scratches on the back and front. All in all I am happy with the purchase.



By DokBeast

from WV

I am just trying to learn guitar so I bought this for a starter. I still can't really play at all but this thing was easy to pick up and learn how to tune and play a few chords and such. Looks nice and great price. Unfortunately when it arrived one of the V-shaped tailpiece tips was broken off. It's really only a cosmetic thing and not a big enough deal for me to want to send it back and all, but still annoying. Not sure if it's the quality of the wood or of it was mishandled by UPS or what. Oh well. Other than that I like it a lot.


Not as nice as I expected

By 6guitarlover9

from Pennsylvania

I bought this as the stupid deal of the day a few weeks ago. I like the idea behind the set neck and string-thru bridge for such a low price. Sounds and plays decent. My biggest complaint is in the fit and finish quality. There are a few spots where the paint ran, the paint did not fill in the grain of the wood so while it looks cool from a distance, once you get close you can see why it's so inexpensive, the fretboard dots are not centered between some of the frets, the fretboard is more of a glossy brown than the typical warm red-brown of more traditional quality rosewood, the high E string rests on the back of bridge instead of running freely from the saddle to the body, the intonation wasn't even close to being correct, and the weak detents in the toggle switch don't make for a firm pickup selection. I have a collection of close to 2 dozen guitars representing most of the top manufacturers. This is definitely on the bottom end of the quality scale. This is also my first Dean, I can honestly say that not only am I not impressed but I'm very disappointed and almost insulted by the lack of quality even at this price. There is way better quality for the same price from different manufacturers.Pros: Grover tuners, set-neck with excellent access, string-thru bridge, no-frills design, decent weight and balance.Cons: Substandard fit and finish is embarrassing, cheap wood was used throughout, inferior electronics.Summary: I wouldn't do a photo shoot with this or let anyone look real close but it seems solid and semi-reliable so gigging and recording after setting it up would probably not be an issue. I would reccomend it as a backup not a primary in those situations though.I bought it specifically to try out different after-market pickup combos so it will work fine for my purpose. I hope this review helps.


not worth the money or time

By tomtom

from id

so i have now gotten my second vendetta the first was returned because the workmensip was horrible and i have to say im going to return this one just for a refund this time the finish is cracked in numerus plases includind were any screws are and were the neck conects to the body in a way that seems like its seperating this is a piss poor guitar even for its price range dont put your self through the trouble like i did


Not to bad.. Nice cheap Dean.

By ctailsw3

from Spartanburg, SC, USA

I bought this Dean guitar because of its set neck construction and super low price. I thought the pickups were its weak point, so I replaced them with Seymour Duncans. A 59 at the neck and a JB at the bridge, sounds great now... The sustain on this guitar is pretty good. This is not a bad guitar...


I must have lucked out

By Nikko-DPwz_

from Akron, OH

I'm glad I didn't pay too much attention to the negative reviews for this guitar. I bought it for my daughter to start learning guitar but have a REAL hard time putting it down when I pick it up. The finish is flawless, not an imperfection anywhere. Slide your fingers down the side of the neck and get NO scratches from the beautifully polished frets. It?s nearly perfectly balanced and totally comfortable to play while seated or standing. Plug it in to an amp and hear absolute quiet with the volume turned up, as long as there's not too much gain. The pickups aren't the best I own but are certainly very good in their own right and this guitar is capable of a great range of tones.I bought this during a Stupid Deal of the Day. The ONLY downside of it is that this model has been discontinued and I haven?t been able to find another one at the ridiculously LOW price I paid for it.I enjoy playing this one MORE than guitars that cost up to TWENTY TIMES as much as I paid for it.I really must have lucked out with this one!

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