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Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar Natural 

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The Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar has a fabulous looking lightweight string-thru paulownia body with incredible resonance. Dual naked humbuckers p...Read More

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Naked dual-humbucker tone and natural wood for next to nothing.

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

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

FEATURES
  • Paulownia sculpted body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Open-coil humbuckers
  • String-thru body

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

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DeanVendetta XM Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 317 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (179)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (99)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (22)
  • Good tone (21)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Solid electronics (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (21)
    • Practicing (21)
    • Small venues (10)
    • Recording (8)
    • Rock concerts (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (15), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Vendetta XM - You can't beat the value.

    I bought one of these when they first came out however many years ago. I've used at practice, at jams, live, and for recording and through the course have beat the snot out...Read complete review

    I bought one of these when they first came out however many years ago. I've used at practice, at jams, live, and for recording and through the course have beat the snot out of it and years later it still never lets me down. I liked it so much I bought a Vendetta Revenge for around eight times as much and while I loved that guitar, in overall value the XM takes it hands down. I actually like the pickups in the XM better too, it sounds a bit crazy but I've never played through better pickups. I've played through plenty of stock pickups via Ibanez, Gibson, Fender, LTD, Jackson, Peavey, Dean, and others including the Dimebucker and Dimarzio dual rail pickups but I still prefer the ones on my XM. I play a wide range of styles from classical-ish to jazz to pure metal and I can't make this thing sound bad for the most part. I've played it through Marshall, Peavey, Vox, First Act (lol), even the TBX150 that the salesman laughed at me for buying and this thing just sounds good. For the money it's an absolute no brainer, BUY IT. I have seen a few negative comments about this guitar and it's mostly about the finish. I can't swear that they still make the natural finish but it does exist, I have one. That being said, if they sent me a pink one I'd just paint it myself. For this price how can you complain about the finish?? If you want to hang something on the wall hit a yard sale, if you want a guitar worth playing for as near free as they get buy an XM. As for the fellow that gave it a con of poor quality because the action was too high, please just go google "how to adjust my guitars bridge" or better yet take it in and pay a guitar tech a few to set it up the way you like it. You can't get better for the money, but you can easily get worse for more money.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good for a one night stand.

    The other reviewers commented on how light the body is. What they fail to mention, is how soft the wood is. It's actually softer than Basswood, kind of like Cedar. Which fails...Read complete review

    The other reviewers commented on how light the body is. What they fail to mention, is how soft the wood is. It's actually softer than Basswood, kind of like Cedar. Which fails this guitar for any sort of longevity. Screws strip the wood so easily, that alone rules it out as a contender.
    The Neck is C shaped. Not Schecter or Ibanez thin, but it still feels good.
    The Pickups are great for that Rock, Grunge/ Garage type sound. Not bass heavy, Very raw sounding with lots of bite.
    My other gripes may have been reserved to my guitar alone. It came with the Nut slotted too deeply, lots of high frets, and curved parts of the body seemed whittled by a knife, not a CNC machine.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for the price!

    By ScottCW63

    from Patton, PA.

    About Me Novice

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

      Excellent guitar for the price! Plays well has good tone, very solid, seems well made and sounds great played through my line6 Spider IV amp! I reccomend this guitar to anyone just learning or even anyone who has been playing for years! Great buy!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice guitar

      By Zeusbob

      from GA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Good Value Great Action
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Ugly Brown

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

      Good value, playes great out of the box. Pickups are better than expected at this price. Down side is the color. MF showes pic of nice natural finsh, Guitar came with a ugly opaque brown paint job. If you want this model get it in black. You won't go wrong.

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      3.0

      5 or 6/10

      By Imnottheauthor

      from Malvern, AR

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

        Firstly this is a great "bang for your buck" guitar, but it may be a better deal to snag an Epi or Squier Bullet for the same price.
        Neck: Feels pretty good. Between a Strat and an Ibanez. No complaints.
        Tuners and Headstock: 8/10 one tuner bushing vibrates and the nut needed filing.
        Frets: 9/10 Pretty good. I polished them a bit anyway.
        Bridge: Needs replaced. Cheaply made ABR TOM. Intonation screw for G string slides out of place. The string thru ferrules should be a little further back, but not a huge problem. Despite this it does stay in tune relatively well.

        Overall, it's good for the money, but to make it better there would need a hardware overhaul. New nut, tuners, and bridge. And at least on mine, the pickups' pole to pole barely matches up with the strings, especially on the bridge pup, which is actually installed a little croooked.
        I will say i like the sound of the pups and the guitar plays well after a quick setup.

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        4.0

        Great guitar !!!

        By Darren

        from Blum, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Inexpensive Customization
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

          Tip of headstock splintered during shipping.
          Modified headstock to get rid of splintered part.

          Wow! How could Dean make a guitar this good, for this low price. I guess the thin finish helps to save manufacturing costs. But, it's a great guitar, anyway.

          I like it so much, that I bought a matching EVO model the very next week, and I build guitars !!!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Pretty nice guitar!

          By gtrman226

          from Windsor, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garage band
            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

            Let me start by saying that I thought it would be fun to have a collection of low priced guitars. I have been pleasantly surprised overall,and this guitar pretty much blows me away. The overall quality is quite good. The neck is thin and flat (large neck radius), which is exactly what I like. The sound is good, pickups seem pretty nice. If I had one complaint, it's that it didn't seem to be set up at all - the string action was crazy high. But that was easy enough to fix! I thought back to my first electric guitar from 50 years ago - some unknown brand Japanese wonder that cost more than this - and am truly amazed at the overall quality of this guitar. This could easily be your ticket to garage band heaven!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Don't be fooled by the price.

            By Awal

            from Colorado

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

            Great guitar for the price. Bought many brands over the years and this plays as well right out of the box than other more expensive ones I have owned. Bought this for my daughter but would have no problem buying one for me. Would recommend it.

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            5.0

            awaiting my THIRD XM--first 2 broken

            By KMurl

            from Eupora MS

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

              The first was broken at the headstock and the second was cracked on the headstock in the exact same place---waiting on the third one, hoping the third time is the charm. Customer service has been good and other than the chip/broken headstocks, sounds awesome, feels great right out of the box.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing guitar for the money!

              By AxeManGa-FFc30

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good finish
              • Good Tone
              • Well made

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

              For the money, the Vendetta simply rocks. Mine arrived on time and ready to play. No blemishes or imperfections in the finish. Of course you may need to adjust the bridge height and rod. I consider this normal even on a way more expensive guitar!

              Bottom line: I can now take this baby to a dodgy Smokey bar and not be afraid of some goon pouring beer all over it. Like McLemore would say " it was ninety nine cents!

              Comment on this review

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Beautiful!

              By SandyStrings

              from FL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Looks and sounds great
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

                I loved it as soon as I picked it up.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Vendetta XM - You can't beat the value.

                By Goomba22

                from Old Town, ME

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Insane value
                • Light
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

                  I bought one of these when they first came out however many years ago. I've used at practice, at jams, live, and for recording and through the course have beat the snot out of it and years later it still never lets me down. I liked it so much I bought a Vendetta Revenge for around eight times as much and while I loved that guitar, in overall value the XM takes it hands down. I actually like the pickups in the XM better too, it sounds a bit crazy but I've never played through better pickups. I've played through plenty of stock pickups via Ibanez, Gibson, Fender, LTD, Jackson, Peavey, Dean, and others including the Dimebucker and Dimarzio dual rail pickups but I still prefer the ones on my XM. I play a wide range of styles from classical-ish to jazz to pure metal and I can't make this thing sound bad for the most part. I've played it through Marshall, Peavey, Vox, First Act (lol), even the TBX150 that the salesman laughed at me for buying and this thing just sounds good. For the money it's an absolute no brainer, BUY IT. I have seen a few negative comments about this guitar and it's mostly about the finish. I can't swear that they still make the natural finish but it does exist, I have one. That being said, if they sent me a pink one I'd just paint it myself. For this price how can you complain about the finish?? If you want to hang something on the wall hit a yard sale, if you want a guitar worth playing for as near free as they get buy an XM. As for the fellow that gave it a con of poor quality because the action was too high, please just go google "how to adjust my guitars bridge" or better yet take it in and pay a guitar tech a few to set it up the way you like it. You can't get better for the money, but you can easily get worse for more money.

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