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Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo Satin Natural  (Used)

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A well-made entry-level guitar with all the features you'll need to start rockin'.

The Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar undeniably is crafted from components and features beyond what you expect from instruments in this price range. The Vendetta XMT features a double cutaway Vendetta style body made of Paulownia wood with a bolt-on maple neck. The 25-1/2" scale maple neck is topped with a 24-fret rosewood fretboard. Dual Dean humbucking pickups pump out plenty volume with all the great tones you'll need. The electric guitar's Vintage Tremolo bridge lets you have tons of fun producing cool rock effects.

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

Features

  • Style: Double Cutaway Vedetta
  • Body: Paulownia
  • Neck: Bolt-on Maple
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Neck Profile: "C"
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • No. Of Frets: 24
  • Fingerboard Inlays: Dots
  • Nut Width: 1-11/16"
  • Neck Pickup: Dean Humbucker
  • Bridge Pickup: Dean Humbucker
  • Controls: Master Volume and Tone, 3-Way Toggle Pickup Selector
  • Hardware: Black
  • Tuners: Cast
  • Bridge: Vintage Tremolo
  • Finish: Satin
  • Case: Not Included

Start rocking now - no excuses!

 
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DeanVendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo
 
4.2

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (8)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (7)
    • Practicing (7)
    • Recording (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fairly Mediocre Guitar

    This is an okay guitar. I would recommend this guitar to someone who is just looking for a decent affordable guitar.This guitar is INCREDIBLY light. The body and neck of the guitar resonate very...Read complete review

    This is an okay guitar. I would recommend this guitar to someone who is just looking for a decent affordable guitar.This guitar is INCREDIBLY light. The body and neck of the guitar resonate very well with each other. This Dean also has slight internal reverb. The tremolo does stay in tune fairly well. I can dive bomb it and it comes back to "zero" perfectly. I really like the neck on this guitar, it has a thin neck profile with a rosewood fretboard. The fretboard is very smooth and easy to play on.My main problem with this guitar is the pickups. The stock pickups in the guitar are sort of muddy, I recommend switching out the pickups. The guitar lacks sustain, the note usually just dies out after maybe 3 seconds.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Lowest priced, lowest quality Dean

    Out of box - guitar was not color pictured (natural satin)- this one is more dark cherry matte finish, can't see woodgrain, guitar had no scratches or dents, however plastic parts...Read complete review

    Out of box - guitar was not color pictured (natural satin)- this one is more dark cherry matte finish, can't see woodgrain, guitar had no scratches or dents, however plastic parts (pickup holders, etc)very thin with sloppy untrimmed edges, toggle switch very loose, low quality, often fails to connect to neck pickup, tone and volume pots (adjusters) very low quality - tone adjuster is noisy, action ok, but buzzed on 13th and lower frets EAD strings, many frets have sharp edges. All guitars need some adjustments right out of the box, but if you took this guitar to a shop to be fixed, would cost you at least 150.00 USD. I do my own adjustments (set up), so after about 8 hours (change strings,adjust truss rod, file frets, clean toggle switch and pots with contact cleaner, adjust bridge) this guitar is almost ready to play. Final assesment - if you want a cheaply built guitar as a hobby to fix up, you might like this - but if you are a beginner with little repair / maintenance knowledge, buy a better guitar, you will save yourself money and fustration

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    4.0

    awesome for the price!

    By lickmycrit69

    from north Carolina

    About Me Experienced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

    Switch out thise pickups for some duncans or emg, s and its just as good as any esp but much cheaper

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    3.0

    Nice Starter Guitar

    By Back in the Habit

    from North Dakota

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good For Young Kids

    Cons

    • Ugly Finish

    Best Uses

    • Gigging
    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

    I ordered the natural finish based on the photo I saw on Musicians Friend, but the finish is not even close. I was hoping it would look stained with the wood grain showing through, like the photo, but instead, it's a dark toffee color and very little wood grain shows through. It looks like a kind of ugly brown. I ordered myself a Dean ML XM in the same finish, and it is also an ugly brown. I would recommend you get the black. Otherwise, this is a nice guitar. It plays well with nice action and no fret buzz right out of the box. Tuned it up and my son started playing right away.

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    2.0

    Poorly made. 3 returned damaged.

    By jmcsetz

    from Texas

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

      This was a gift guitar to a child. Unfortunately, each of the guitars I received were damaged. I sent back 3 guitars total. Of course, MF was very easy to work with on this. The damage was always a cracked or broken headstock. that being said, the guitar felt nice in my hands and had a nice look. Poor craftsmanship.

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      3.0

      Decent guitar but could be improved

      By Con

      from Texas

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good sound
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Finish Not As Described

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

      The overall finish of the guitar was not as advertised by the picture. The pickup is not in the best place either. The overall sound quality was decent for the price of the guitar but could be improved

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Lowest priced, lowest quality Dean

      By Bleikr

      from Konnarock, West Virginia

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Pick Up
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Return It

      Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

      Out of box - guitar was not color pictured (natural satin)- this one is more dark cherry matte finish, can't see woodgrain, guitar had no scratches or dents, however plastic parts (pickup holders, etc)very thin with sloppy untrimmed edges, toggle switch very loose, low quality, often fails to connect to neck pickup, tone and volume pots (adjusters) very low quality - tone adjuster is noisy, action ok, but buzzed on 13th and lower frets EAD strings, many frets have sharp edges. All guitars need some adjustments right out of the box, but if you took this guitar to a shop to be fixed, would cost you at least 150.00 USD. I do my own adjustments (set up), so after about 8 hours (change strings,adjust truss rod, file frets, clean toggle switch and pots with contact cleaner, adjust bridge) this guitar is almost ready to play. Final assesment - if you want a cheaply built guitar as a hobby to fix up, you might like this - but if you are a beginner with little repair / maintenance knowledge, buy a better guitar, you will save yourself money and fustration

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      3.0

      Good but damaged when we got it

      By Wicked-six

      from Eureka, California

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Cool Design Well Built 4
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Deal Overall
      • Good Feel
      • Good Price Good Sound
      • Good Tone
      • Guitar Is Light

      Cons

      • Damaged On Arrival
      • Fret Buzz
      • Headstock Came Chipped
      • Needed Action Adjusted
      • Packing Sucked

      Best Uses

      • Good For Jamming
      • Jamming
      • Kid Uses For Practice
      • Long Shows No Problem
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

      This is a very cool guitar for the price you pay. I bought it for my son who already has three others and he loves it. Needed to be adjusted when we got it and the only real complaint I have is the headstock had a very large chip knocked off the top when we got it. Looked through the packing and didn't find the chip-or I would have just glued it on. Must have been shipped that way. Besides that which I have yet to resolve I do like the guitar and would recommend it.

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      4.0

      Very Nice Guitar Thank You

      By Christopher

      from Carson City

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

          A1 Guitar...I am excited to have such a nice Guitar

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          5.0

          So Worth It, Dude!

          By Fossil Man

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

            This guitar is far better than the price would imply! I bought it specifically for shred
            practice since it was inexpensive and has a 24 fret neck. Out of the box the trem
            was "flat down" and I had to remove one spring from the back and readjust the
            anchor bracket. Once retuned and given time to settle in everything works great
            and it stays in tune during hours of vigorous playing. I could find no workmanship
            flaws on the guitar at all. The Dean quality control must be excellent or else I got
            that one "cherry" from the production run! The body is slightly smaller than a Strat
            and the neck is slightly thicker, wider, and flatter than my Strat. I've thrashed on it for
            hours a day and I think it's the bomb! The looks are totally understated and the black
            satin finish is pitch black and menacing. The guitar feels solid and I get some
            unusual tones and resonance from it that my Strat doesn't do. I highly recommend
            this instrument to any metal head on a budget! As an old pro myself I wouldn't
            hesitate to rock it on stage. Plus, Musician's Friend did a price match for me that
            lowered the tag even more! Delivery was swift and the unit was packed inside three
            different boxes for shipping protection. Whadya got to lose? Order one today!

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            4.0

            Cool guitar for the price

            By Strat Teacher

            from San Antonio TX

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

              Bought this guitar just for the heck. I own top- end guitars(PRS, Gibson, Fender, Martin, etc.) and this little guitar is allright for the price.
              When I unpacked it, she was in tune and the action was there. No fret buzz.
              Plugged her in into my Mesa and she boogied.
              Intonation is decent.
              I will give it to my grandaughter when she is ready to learn how to play.
              I would recommended it.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT bargain,GREAT looks!

              By DETROIT PUNK ROCKER

              from DETROIT, MI USA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

                The Dean Vendetta XMT provides a LOT of guitar for very little money. It gives you a cross between a Strat and an SG. The natural wood finish is particularly nice and the 24 fret fingerboard is a huge bonus! If you aren't trying to impress someone with a popular brand name, this is a great guitar to have in your arsenal!

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