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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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OVERVIEW

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 310 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (176)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (14)
    • Practicing (14)
    • Small venues (7)
    • Recording (6)
    • Rock concerts (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10), Novice (4), 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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    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!

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    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

      (1 of 1 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.

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        pretty nice guitar

        By dan

        from radcliff KY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Action A Tad High

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

        i just traded for a used one of these deans. man it is actually pretty good. light weight, good sustain, plays really smooth..... and the tone is actually good. i was very surprised. if you got a good pedal and amp, this will sound good for recording, for stage, jamming etc.

        i have a bunch of guitars (dean, esp, jackson, schecter) and this is definately one of my favorites.

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        4.0

        Can't beat it for the price!

        By Big P

        from El Cerrito CA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Pick Up
        • Good sustain
        • Good Tone
        • Great Tone
        • Light Weight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Performance
          • Practicing

          Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

          Arrived promptly in good shape. After changing strings and setting up the string height,intonation and pickup height it played very well. My blues band mates commented that the tone was even better than my much much more expensive guitar. Had a little problem with the string-thru grommets, but hey, what do you want for a price like this.

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Pick!!

          By Guitar Lovers Wife

          from Bainbridge, Ga

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

            I recently purchased this guitar for my husband because he needed one to carry/leave at church. He has his 1964 Mustang Fender, but as soon as he picked this one up and played I can not get him to put it down. He loves the sound. He was impressed that he played ,bending strings as he calls it, for almost an hour and it was still in tune. Great guitar , regardless of money spent.. that is just an awesome bonus...oh and it looks great as well..

            Comment on this review

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            PERFECT

            By cfowler34

            from Okinawa, Japan

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Beginners
              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

              I bought this guitar for the amazing price and quality brand. The Satin Natural look was just what I was looking for and the Dean brand never fails to deliver! This is a great guitar and I know I'll enjoy it for quite some time.

              Comment on this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great buy

              By JD

              from Bullhead City, AZ

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

                I bought the silver one from another store. I wanted to see if I could buy an inexpensive but quality guitar. This one far exceeded my expectations. Out of the box, after I tuned it, it played pefect. No setup needed. The guitar has no flaws. My weights in at 7lb 4oz.

                The tuners are of good quality and are thin, not trapezoidal. The neck is thin D-shape and about 19mm thick. It feels better than ibanez's rg350 neck. Very smooth. The fretboard is a nice dark rosewood and there is no fret sprout. Intonation was almost dead on. Neck pocket is nice and tight, no gaps. Nice solid three way toggle switch and tone/volume knobs. Metal neck strap buttons. Pickups sound fine to me. It's very loud acoustically. Action out of the box on high e-string is 1.8mm and 2.4mm on low e-string. Not much to else to say except that it's an incredible buy. Would definitely buy again.

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                4.0

                Natural is NOT Natural

                By Guitarfan

                from Old Bethpage, NY

                About Me Novice

                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                Best Uses

                • Jamming

                Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

                CAUTION- Natural color is NOT what is pictured on the MF website. Guitar is a dark wine/light black matte finish. NO WOOD stain.... I confirmed this with Dean. Otherwise, nice budget guitar. Decent action, nice neck, decent tone.

                Comment on this review

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing guitar from a 50+ year guitarist

                By butchmiester55

                from Little Rock, AR

                About Me Professional Musician

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics
                • Stays In Tune Etc

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar:

                Upon very quick arrival, took out of box and tuned to 440. Could not put the guitar down and after approximately 30 minutes of string bending and regular playing, the guitar was still in tune. I've owned many expensive guitars over the years and I was blown away by the Vendetta. Great action, great pick-ups for being inexpensive, and the feel was awesome. Do yourself or someone else a big favor and get one. Can't go wrong with this baby. And by the way, very easy on your back.

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