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Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo  Metallic Blue

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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...Read More

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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 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.

The Vendetta updated with a whammy bar.

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 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), 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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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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2.0

Would rather get a better guitar than this

By Zephyr

from Naga City, Philippines

About Me Experienced

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.

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    4.0

    Better than I expected

    By Chris T

    from Enfield, CT

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garage Band
      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

      My wife asked what i wanted for Christmas. My response was "you can never go wrong with a guitar." She had received a sale flyer and decided to get it for me. it is not a guitar I would typically pick out based on the style but its growing on me. When it first arrived the action was a bit high but that is an easy fix. The Fret ends were a bit sharp but nothing a file from Stew mac didn't fix. I play in a garage band the tends to be on the Metal, hard rock side and this fits the bill. At this price I don't have to worry about nicks or scratches or spilled beer.I considered swapping out the pickups but it does the job just fine and I am going to keep it as is.As with any traditional style trem don't expect to Dive bomb it and stay in tune. I myself put 2 extra strings on it and locked it down. I would recommend it to a beginner or as a drag around and don't worry guitar.

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      5.0

      Great Guitar (From Experienced Guitarist)

      By Nitro

      from Alabama

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      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:

        This guitar is perfectly fine. If you've never played a $2000 Les Paul then you'll never notice a difference. This guitar is well-built and sounds great. No buzzing and it sweeps like an expensive axe. I bought it for myself after losing thousands in a storage fire. Trust me, if you've got your eye on it, get it.

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        4.0

        Great guitar for the money

        By Lil' Buddayyy

        from Tampa, Florida

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

        The action is way too high and the pups and bridge will probably get replaced...the bridge is not too bad but it tends to go out of tune which, im sure has something to do with the nut. But this is what I was expecting....Dean makes great guitars. If you're looking for a Frankenstein guitar this is it. I'm planning on installing Seymour Duncans and a kahler tremolo.

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        5.0

        Inexpensive but good

        By Mickey Lytell

        from Elkhart Indiana

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Well Made Stays In Tune

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practice Performance
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

          Bought this Guitar as an "Extra". After a standard "Set-up" it plays well, stays in tune, and sounds good ! For the money, It's hard to beat !

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          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!!!

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            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.

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            5.0

            Better Than Its Price Would Suggest

            By Jef

            from Salisbury, NC

            About Me Novice

            Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

            It sounds great and looks great. The red finish is a bit shinier than it looks in the picture. It's almost a candy apple red but darker. My son loves the tremolo. This guitar was definitely worth the purchase price!

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            4.0

            Color was not as depicted

            By marlydu

            from Appleton, WI

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

              High quality for the price. Only complaint is that the color displayed did not look at all like what we received...color actually looks like a bright metallic blue on the website. My daughter was disappointed that it was closer to black.

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              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.

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