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Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo  Metallic Black

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The Dean Vendetta XMT is a solidbody electric guitar with a string-through design for great sustain and less weight. A solid choice for beginners and...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Vendetta updated with a whammy bar.

The Dean Vendetta XMT is a solidbody electric guitar with a string-through design for great sustain and less weight. A solid choice for beginners and veterans alike, this version of the Dean Vendetta now features a vintage tremolo bridge so you can make this axe howl while you note bend like a maniac. Also features classic Dean V ferrule pattern, dual humbucker pickups, 25.5" scale, solid basswood body with a bolt-on maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, and black hardware to complete the Dean Vendetta XMT.

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

FEATURES
  • Basswood Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Bolt-on Construction
  • Die Cast Tuners
  • 2 High-Output Humbucking Pickups
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DeanVendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo
 
4.6

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Jamming (8)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a GREAT guitar

Take the advice of an old picker who builds hot rod guitars and amps. Get one of these. Better, get two. You will probably wear the frets out from playing this guitar...Read complete review

Take the advice of an old picker who builds hot rod guitars and amps. Get one of these. Better, get two. You will probably wear the frets out from playing this guitar so much, so get another one while the price is right.
I have played for 50 (yes, 50) years and owned Gibsons, Fenders and everything in between, but this Dean is in a class by itself. It can growl like a Gibson, be played finger style like a Gretsch, scream like a Fender Strat and even sounds good playing a rhythm track. Mine was good right out vof the box, but I tweaked the set-up a little and got more volume and a little better playing action. I don't think I will change pickups or anything because I'm completely satisfied with the guitar as is.
The quality is great!! A few years ago I would not play anything but a U.S.A. made guitar, but the imports have improved to the point where I own six of them and hardly ever play my Gretsch or two custom built electric guitars. I can hang in there with any guitar using any amp. (I have Fender, Kustom, Vox and one custom built amp.) This is one of the best playing and sounding guitars I've ever seen and it is my favorite.
I can't believe a great guitar like my Dean XMT with the vintage tremolo can be made and sold for the low cost. I would pay more than double the price for this guitar. It is perfect in every way and the quality has to be seen to be appreciated.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Would rather get a better guitar than this

The guitar itself looked cool. That was what I assumed when I went to the store. Then I bought it. I was stupid to not try it at the shop. Frets buzz,...Read complete review

The guitar itself looked cool. That was what I assumed when I went to the store. Then I bought it. I was stupid to not try it at the shop. Frets buzz, some sort of hard sound comes out, and even though I keep tuning to standard, it keeps flatting itself, which forced me to keep it at Drop A. This guitar's only good for actual practice; no amps no pedals no nothing except the guitar. I definitely recommend getting something a bit better, and there are lots within this guitar's price range, some even lower priced.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What a GREAT guitar

By Guitar Professor-qqnC2

from Anderson, SC

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Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

Take the advice of an old picker who builds hot rod guitars and amps. Get one of these. Better, get two. You will probably wear the frets out from playing this guitar so much, so get another one while the price is right.
I have played for 50 (yes, 50) years and owned Gibsons, Fenders and everything in between, but this Dean is in a class by itself. It can growl like a Gibson, be played finger style like a Gretsch, scream like a Fender Strat and even sounds good playing a rhythm track. Mine was good right out vof the box, but I tweaked the set-up a little and got more volume and a little better playing action. I don't think I will change pickups or anything because I'm completely satisfied with the guitar as is.
The quality is great!! A few years ago I would not play anything but a U.S.A. made guitar, but the imports have improved to the point where I own six of them and hardly ever play my Gretsch or two custom built electric guitars. I can hang in there with any guitar using any amp. (I have Fender, Kustom, Vox and one custom built amp.) This is one of the best playing and sounding guitars I've ever seen and it is my favorite.
I can't believe a great guitar like my Dean XMT with the vintage tremolo can be made and sold for the low cost. I would pay more than double the price for this guitar. It is perfect in every way and the quality has to be seen to be appreciated.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Decent

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

i own this guitar the neck is nice and sleek the pickups are ok i put a seymour duncan dimebucker on it. the tremolo is alittle stiff and the hardware faded real quick. i still love it though!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By I want a Les Paul

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

To start off I have to say that the Dean Vendetta was a great choice. It has a nice glossy finish and I love the 24 frets. The pickups are good for the price but aren't great by any standards so I had them replaced. The tremolo is very tight and the guitar tends to go out of tune pretty fast. It sounds great for the price however. I liked it from the second I took it out of the box.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

From a very pleased beginner

By David D-hmhga

from APPLE VALLEY , Ca

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Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

This is my 2nd electric guitar, my first is a Fender Sratacaster (2single coils + 1 humbucker). The Vendetta XMT with its (dual humbuckers) has a superior sound, no matter what posistion the pick-up selector is at. Upon its arrival, I took it to my friends son (playing 7yrs) for inspection and of-course his opion. While in his capable hands it delivered up serious chunk - which is why I bought it- but it was also capable of very nice clean tones as well. He also gave it two thumbs up, and was even more impressed when I told him what I paid for it. Although he did try the tremolo bar which came with the guitar, he didn't comment on it much more than saying (he just wanted to see if it worked, and that he never really uses whammy-bars). Iv'e never used it; so I really cant say much about it either - other than it did seem to work. I got the transparent flat black finish, it allows the wood-grain to be seen in brighter lighting. It's a look I happen to like very much and have only seen on Dean guitars. Iv'e been told it wouldn't hurt to spend 20 bucks on some higher quality volume + tone (pots), but I feel if its not broke why fix it. And by the way everything does work great; but the pick-up selector switch was a little loose out of the box - and it took a couple of minutes to tighten up. So, in my humble (beginner) opinion, I would buy it agian. I love it. I read many reviews before buying this Vendetta, for me it seemed the best in its price range, and maybe better than some of the other more costly guitars. P.S. It doesn't weigh as much as my Fender or my friends Jackson, but don't let that fool you this is a quality product. I find that I can actually play it longer with less fatigue. I hope this review was helpful.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice playing guitar

By Moondog

from Circle Pines, MN

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

    The first guitar I got buzzed on the low E first fret and the head was cracked but this one is in excellent shape, easy to play and sounds great. MF took the defective one back with no problem and even gave me a better price on the replacement!!!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Would rather get a better guitar than this

    By Zephyr

    from Naga City, Philippines

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    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

      The guitar itself looked cool. That was what I assumed when I went to the store. Then I bought it. I was stupid to not try it at the shop. Frets buzz, some sort of hard sound comes out, and even though I keep tuning to standard, it keeps flatting itself, which forced me to keep it at Drop A. This guitar's only good for actual practice; no amps no pedals no nothing except the guitar. I definitely recommend getting something a bit better, and there are lots within this guitar's price range, some even lower priced.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      amazed!!!

      By Waynos

      from Keene,NH

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

        Fast shipping
        Arrived in mint condition
        Light
        Fast neck
        Great sounding dual hamburgers
        Whammy takes it out of tune, but nothing some nut lube
        Wont fix.

        Ran it into my digitech RP360 then into my Crate amp
        Sounded great clean and distorted.

        This was my first transaction with Musicians Friend
        Very pleased and would recommend to fellow players
        So thanks MF for a great Cyberweek deal!!!

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar for a great price

        By dpccc7

        from Smyrna, DE

        About Me Novice

        Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

        I bought this for my teenage son who is just learning to play and he loves it. The color is a very dark blue, almost black, however after reading a couple reviews, that's what we were expecting, so we couldn't be happier. The guitar came in very quickly and was packaged very well. This entire experience has been positive and I would definitely recommend Musician's Friend and this guitar in particular.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very, very pleased . . .

        By Bleikr

        from Konnarock, West Virginia

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

          I ordered this guitar as a replacement for the lower priced Vendetta model, which was absoutely awful (loose hardware, sharp edged frets, wrong color from MusiciansFriend webpage photo, - see my review there).
          MusiciansFriend was easy to deal with returning the bad model, and sending the replacement. When the replacement arrived, I wasn't expecting much, but I must say that this model, while only about 20 USD more, is constructed and plays like a much more expensive guitar. I ordered the electric blue, and while it appears somewhat darker than the website photo, it is very close, and the finish is even, no blemishes, scratches or dents found. The setup on this guitar is excellent, needing only minor adjustments to suit my prefrence. The electronics and hardware on this model are of much higher quality than the lower priced, and the pickups are definately better.
          I don't know why one model, only a few USD less, could be so different from this one - maybe it undergoes better quality control, or maybe the assembly person at the factory was more caring, in any case, I have nothing but great things to say about this model. The only flaws I have found so far is a slight rough edge on the highest frets, and the nut (where the strings cross from the fretboard to the tuners) is a little tight, thus using the tremolo bar causes the strings to hang and go out of tune (this is easily fixed by either using a lighter gauge strings, widening or lubricating the channel).
          For the price paid, and after the bad experience with the first model, I have to say this guitar is well worth checking out if you are a beginner or long time player looking for a solid guitar with tremolo.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          cant beat it for the price

          By jl pound

          from illinois

          Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

          i just bought this guitar for my son to learn on , and for the price you cant beat it. sounds good plays good, other than the neck being a little fat its a very good deal.

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