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Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo Satin Natural 

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Overview
  • Style: Double Cutaway Vedetta
  • Body: Paulownia
  • Neck: Bolt-on Maple
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $265.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $132.03
  • Your Price:
    $13297

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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

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      DeanVendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo
       
      4.1

      (based on 37 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (19)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (8)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (5)

      • 2 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 1 Stars

         

        (1)

      75%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (9)
      • Good feel (8)
      • Good tone (7)
      • Solid electronics (5)
      • Good pick up (3)

      Cons

      • Craftsmanship (3)
      • Fret buzz (3)

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (8)
      • Practicing (8)
      • Recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (5), Novice (5)

      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

      Great back-up with a little work

      By SwissArmySpork

      from Elk River MN

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

      This is a double digit pricetag guitar, You aren't buying a Fender Custom Shop instrument here. Great for beginners. Might need a little work to be a good back up instrument. From the previous reviews it sounds like Quality Control is all over the place on these.

      I have been playing for 28 years, and have played plenty of high end guitars (Fender, Gibson, PRS, Jackson, ESP).

      The Good: Looks great, satin finish natural wood grain, a little darker than advertised but not an issue. It also plays pretty nicely, with some caveats which I will get to in a minute. I will say that (in my case) the action and playability is equal to any of my Fenders that get used daily.

      The "Meh": Had about 4 high frets causing some string buzz. Had a tech friend fix the high frets with a little filing/crowning. The nut is cheap plastic and in my case needed to be filed wider (not deeper) because the strings were pinching in the nut. Best to replace the nut with a decent quality one. Also once the strings were off, the neck was a little loose. A couple of turns of the screwdriver resolved.

      The Bad: Tuning machines are cheap, I play a lot of blues, i.e. a lot of bending. This thing goes out of tune in under 5 minutes. Replace the machines with decent ones, possibly even some locking machines, problem resolved.

      Summary: A decent guitar overall with some minor annoyances. All of which can be fixed relatively cheaply. If you're willing to invest in the inexpensive price tag and then spend that amount again on updated nut/tuning machines plus a little one on one time with the instrument you will have a back up stage guitar that rivals most guitars that cost 5 to 6 times the price.

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      1.0

      HORRIBLE

      By Bharat

      from Smyrna, GA

      About Me Novice

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Tremolo:

          I was excited about this guitar. Since I was travelling, I couldn't get to open it until after two weeks. There are marks on the body and the string came of while tuning. I am never buying from this store again.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          awesome for the price!

          By lickmycrit69

          from north Carolina

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          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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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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