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  • Solid, sculpted wood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • 24 frets
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    $339.00
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A 7-string from the ever popular and affordable Vendetta XM series.

The Dean Vendetta VNXM is a 7-String Electric Guitar with a fabulous-looking lightweight string-thru paulownia body with incredible resonance. Dual naked humbucker pickups pump out huge chunk and searing sustain. Rosewood fretboard on a maple neck with 24-fret access is sweet and fleet.

Everybody loves a great price, but it's only a good purchase if the product is built well and performs well. Dean has provided both with the XM guitar series, as player after player comes back for more. You can bet this 7-string model will be in high demand.

Case sold separately.

Features

  • Solid, sculpted wood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • 24 frets
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Dual Dean open-coil humbuckers
  • String-thru body
  • Die cast tuners

You won't find anything else nearly this good at anywhere near this price. Make your move!

 
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DeanVendetta VNXM 7-String Electric Guitar
 
4.1

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Awesome guitar for the price!

All things considered, this guitar is excellent. I highly recommend it.
This Dean Vendetta VNXM 7 string has all of the features of a normal six string guitar but with the added 7th...Read complete review

All things considered, this guitar is excellent. I highly recommend it.
This Dean Vendetta VNXM 7 string has all of the features of a normal six string guitar but with the added 7th string. It's very nice, but nothing out of the ordinary, or special here. Basically, it's everything you'd expect from a well made Chinese-sourced guitar. Basic specs: 24 fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, Dean tuners, two humbucking pickups, volume/tone pots, selector switch, tune-o-matic bridge, string-thru body. I don't know the exact scale of the neck but it feels and looks to me like it's longer than a regular guitar, so I would be guessing somewhere between 24.75-25.5".
Quality is very good, especially for a Chinese made guitar. Tuners are not locking but they perform very smoothly, are durable and they stay in tune. When I tune my guitar to whatever tuning (currently F Standard for Meshuggah, Kevin Suter, Tre Watson, etc) Tone/Volume pots are very smooth, but when I first got it the volume pot was very sticky and froze up some, so I took the knob off, and then reattached it with no problems. Bridge and nut are aligned and set up properly and the action is EXTREMELY comfortable and very fast. The neck is slightly fatter than a regular 6 string neck due to the extra string and sits very comfortably in one's hand (I myself personally have very large hands so this has never been an issue,) is very fast and you can really dig into it. Three way pickup selector is a little hard to reach when you're really thrashing and getting into the music, but it's very durable. However, I did face some problems with the black plastic tip of the switch. It's very loose and I almost feel it is stripped, so I am going to either replace it or super glue it into place. Also, the stock strings do not hold out very well for lower tunings than the standard B. I would replace the factory strings with heavier gauge ones designed for metal and such. Also, the guitar has excellent intonation but does have some rattling in one spot (probably due to the new strings being put on it when I got it). The tune-o-matic and string-thru setup on the guitar is very sturdy, and low to the body and helps the guitar intonate and stay in tune correctly, and is very comfortable on the palms unlike most TOM bridges. The pickups are dual open coil Dean humbuckers, and although they somewhat lack the low end punch, and the smooth highs I'd really like to hear from a 7 string guitar, they do their job very nicely and are well suited for most ranges of metal (djent, progressive, ambient, etc).
For the price, I couldn't ask for a better seven string guitar. This is a great guitar for the money and if you're looking for another guitar to explore with, or something to start playing heavy stuff with, go with this guitar. It's half the price of the competition, and I have played both Ibanez and Dean 7 strings and they are close to the same guitars quality wise with different pricings.

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Vendetta VNXM

In the end, this is a tempting buy, but you're better off getting a used guitar with better features and quality. You can probably find a decent 7 string used for less than...Read complete review

In the end, this is a tempting buy, but you're better off getting a used guitar with better features and quality. You can probably find a decent 7 string used for less than you will pay for this guitar.
It has 7 strings for a low price. That's about the only feature that made me want to buy this guitar. Everything else is standard for a superstrat: 25.5" scale, 2 humbuckers, a tune-o-matic bridge, 24 frets, a volume and a tone knob, and a 3-way toggle. The pickups are decent, but nothing to brag about. The body is made out of paulownia which feels light and empty, like plastic. The finish is better in person, but still not very impressive.
This guitar is cheaply made from cheap components. Neck is thick and wide, almost like a Schecter. The hardware is pretty cheap, too. The nut broke off on the bottom string and I had to glue it back on. The pot for the tone knob also broke. That being said, I never gigged this guitar. All of these parts just broke while I was playing it in my bedroom. The frets aren't finished very well, and may scratch or cut your hands while you are playing.
For the price, it seemed like a good deal, but since purchasing this I have acquired 2 VERY nice ESP LTD 7 strings, and each one cost me less than this guitar. You'd be better off getting something used. Add in the cost of upgrades that you will want/need to perform to this guitar, and you probably could have gotten something better.

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2.0

Good beginer guitar but overall not good

By guitarman81597

from Lemington, VT

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Stays in tune

Cons

  • Bad Hardwar
  • Fret Buzz
  • Horrible Electronics
  • Poor Body Quality
  • Poor Hardware
  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
  • Poor Tone

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Dean Vendetta VNXM 7-String Electric Guitar:

The guitar has many problems. The wiring came undone multiple times. The frets would buzz constantly. The wood is very soft and the screws for the strap came un-threaded and I dropped my guitar.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Honest Review, go for it.

By Ryland

from USA

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        Comments about Dean Vendetta VNXM 7-String Electric Guitar:

        This is a pretty good deal if you are just wanting to try a 7 string out but you dont want to spend alot and I'd probably give it 5 stars for the price. But I have to give it 4. One, it's not the same color as the picture. It's black. And two, the ninth inlay fell out before I even opened it. I used my dremel to create my own inlay out of abe lincolns head from a penny though so that's okay. The hardware works and the electronics work so i'd probably recommend it if it's your first 7 string. And it actually didn't really need any serious adjustments. I took it out of the box and tuned it without adjusting the neck and its just fine. No serious problems other than color and one inlay. I don't regret buying it. Good for the money.

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        4.0

        its a decent axe

        By BigDave-te58y

        from Houston, TX

        Comments about Dean Vendetta VNXM 7-String Electric Guitar:


        look...this guitar is NOT THAT BAD. yes it could use better pickups (because yes...they are rubbish when you compare them to most non-proprietary brands like Duncan, EMG, etc.) and yes it could have a more solid body to it (its light as a feather which makes it feel like you're holding a giant piece of Bolsa wood with 7 strings on it). But unless you're going to go fully customized, this is a great guitar for anyone who is wanting to try their hand at owning a 7-string guitar without having to shell out the extra cash for a Schecter or an Ibanez. Cosmetically, its a thing of beauty i have the old style in a gloss black with the large "Vendetta" lettering on the beastly-looking headstock. its one of my favorite axes in my arsenal.
        needs better pickups other than that its a pretty solid basic axe

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        In my HONEST OPINION...

        By James Sykes

        from U.S.A.

        Comments about Dean Vendetta VNXM 7-String Electric Guitar:

        This guitar is as advertised,don't understand all the very bad reviews.Have an Ibanez Ax-7,and minus the pick-ups I prefer the Dean.Volume and tone control are a bit nosey while adjusting,but quite when set. Volume control needed tightened.Tone control needed tightened.Neck was very close.Rear pick-up got raised. Good Value,especially if you wouldn't mind changing a pick-up,Very HEAVY SOUNDING.
        This guitar is as advertised,don't understand all the very bad reviews.Have an Ibanez Ax-7,and minus the pick-ups I prefer the Dean.Volume and tone control are a bit nosey while adjusting,but quite when set.

        Volume control needed tightened.
        Tone control needed tightened.
        Neck was very close.
        Rear pick-up got raised
        Good Value,especially if you wouldn't mind changing a pick-up,Very HEAVY SOUNDING.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Severely Disappointed.

        By Ryan Ruff

        from US-Michigan

        Comments about Dean Vendetta VNXM 7-String Electric Guitar:

        It came defected. Got shocked due to a bad ground in the pickups. The fact that it had 7 strings was the only good thing about the guitar. You'd think its 5 pound weight would be a good thing, but its not. You can feel the cheapness in it, its lack of quality just reflects Deans disregard for customer satisfaction. Please, get the Schecter C-7. Its virtually the same guitar, same price better quality. I'll never buy another Dean product as long as they have the disregard towards the quality a customer deserves.
        No features unique to anything else I couldn't get. 5 pound weight iis due to and soley to its cheap construction. Constructed ameturely at best.
        Defected. Pickups had a bad ground, the screw for the strap pegs came out of the guitar. One of the tuners doesn't tune up unless you turn it for several rotations, then suddenly tunes throwing you off if you need to tune up slightly.
        I honestly wouldn't buy this for 100 dollars.

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        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Vendetta VNXM 7-String

        By joey cyr

        from sarasota

        Comments about Dean Vendetta VNXM 7-String Electric Guitar:

        the pickups were muddy, sounded bad with my distrotion (boss metal zone mt2).
        very solid. never came out of tune. the head stock was to heavy, the body its self was made of a very light cheap feeling wood.
        not worth the money, if you want to play live or record you should save your money and buy a quality intsument. i got rid of mine in the firt 2 monthes

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Vendetta VNXM

        By Brad Thompson

        from Georgia

        Comments about Dean Vendetta VNXM 7-String Electric Guitar:

        In the end, this is a tempting buy, but you're better off getting a used guitar with better features and quality. You can probably find a decent 7 string used for less than you will pay for this guitar.
        It has 7 strings for a low price. That's about the only feature that made me want to buy this guitar. Everything else is standard for a superstrat: 25.5" scale, 2 humbuckers, a tune-o-matic bridge, 24 frets, a volume and a tone knob, and a 3-way toggle. The pickups are decent, but nothing to brag about. The body is made out of paulownia which feels light and empty, like plastic. The finish is better in person, but still not very impressive.
        This guitar is cheaply made from cheap components. Neck is thick and wide, almost like a Schecter. The hardware is pretty cheap, too. The nut broke off on the bottom string and I had to glue it back on. The pot for the tone knob also broke. That being said, I never gigged this guitar. All of these parts just broke while I was playing it in my bedroom. The frets aren't finished very well, and may scratch or cut your hands while you are playing.
        For the price, it seemed like a good deal, but since purchasing this I have acquired 2 VERY nice ESP LTD 7 strings, and each one cost me less than this guitar. You'd be better off getting something used. Add in the cost of upgrades that you will want/need to perform to this guitar, and you probably could have gotten something better.

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        (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Meh

        By Brandon Konicke

        from California

        Comments about Dean Vendetta VNXM 7-String Electric Guitar:

        Not a bad guitar. Feels comfortable and natural to chug around with. The stock pickups sound muddy so I replaced the bridge pup with an EMG 707x. The stock strings are D'Addario which I changed out right away as well (I prefer Ernie Ball). Overall, it's not a bad guitar for the price, but it's also not a great guitar. it's more of a 'project' guitar. I gave it a 5 because of all the little tweeks and adjustements I've had to make along with the replacements. Now that I think of it, I should have just sent it back before installing a new pup lol. Oh well.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome guitar for the price!

        By PJ Haight

        from Bradenton, Florida

        Comments about Dean Vendetta VNXM 7-String Electric Guitar:

        All things considered, this guitar is excellent. I highly recommend it.
        This Dean Vendetta VNXM 7 string has all of the features of a normal six string guitar but with the added 7th string. It's very nice, but nothing out of the ordinary, or special here. Basically, it's everything you'd expect from a well made Chinese-sourced guitar. Basic specs: 24 fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, Dean tuners, two humbucking pickups, volume/tone pots, selector switch, tune-o-matic bridge, string-thru body. I don't know the exact scale of the neck but it feels and looks to me like it's longer than a regular guitar, so I would be guessing somewhere between 24.75-25.5".
        Quality is very good, especially for a Chinese made guitar. Tuners are not locking but they perform very smoothly, are durable and they stay in tune. When I tune my guitar to whatever tuning (currently F Standard for Meshuggah, Kevin Suter, Tre Watson, etc) Tone/Volume pots are very smooth, but when I first got it the volume pot was very sticky and froze up some, so I took the knob off, and then reattached it with no problems. Bridge and nut are aligned and set up properly and the action is EXTREMELY comfortable and very fast. The neck is slightly fatter than a regular 6 string neck due to the extra string and sits very comfortably in one's hand (I myself personally have very large hands so this has never been an issue,) is very fast and you can really dig into it. Three way pickup selector is a little hard to reach when you're really thrashing and getting into the music, but it's very durable. However, I did face some problems with the black plastic tip of the switch. It's very loose and I almost feel it is stripped, so I am going to either replace it or super glue it into place. Also, the stock strings do not hold out very well for lower tunings than the standard B. I would replace the factory strings with heavier gauge ones designed for metal and such. Also, the guitar has excellent intonation but does have some rattling in one spot (probably due to the new strings being put on it when I got it). The tune-o-matic and string-thru setup on the guitar is very sturdy, and low to the body and helps the guitar intonate and stay in tune correctly, and is very comfortable on the palms unlike most TOM bridges. The pickups are dual open coil Dean humbuckers, and although they somewhat lack the low end punch, and the smooth highs I'd really like to hear from a 7 string guitar, they do their job very nicely and are well suited for most ranges of metal (djent, progressive, ambient, etc).
        For the price, I couldn't ask for a better seven string guitar. This is a great guitar for the money and if you're looking for another guitar to explore with, or something to start playing heavy stuff with, go with this guitar. It's half the price of the competition, and I have played both Ibanez and Dean 7 strings and they are close to the same guitars quality wise with different pricings.

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        5.0

        AMAZING GUITAR!

        Comments about Dean Vendetta VNXM 7-String Electric Guitar:

        I just got this guitar and it is great. i took it out of the box plugged it in and started playing and it was already tuned to standard except for strings b and e were slightly flat but a quick turn of the machine head fixed that. the neck feels great my hands fit perfectly around it (i have average sized hands) its a really fast neck, good access to all 24 frets, even the stock strings are good they are D'addario not sure what gauge but there nickel wound and they feel great. The pickups have just a little hum but that isint noticeable at all when your playing and they sound great, the bridge pickup has a lot of amount of attack and the neck pickup is a good saturated sound for those really clean fast solos .It is an all around great guitar i recommend it to everyone.

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