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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 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
 
4.7

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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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Not a Good Choice

I've had this guitar for about 4 months, thought it was a pretty decent guitar... but today it broke on me. I suggest either save up for a really expensive Dean or...Read complete review

I've had this guitar for about 4 months, thought it was a pretty decent guitar... but today it broke on me. I suggest either save up for a really expensive Dean or get an Ibanez or Jackson.

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5.0

Great guitar for a great price

By dpccc7

from Smyrna, DE

About Me Novice

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        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

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          Cons

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              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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very, very pleased . . .

                By Bleikr

                from Konnarock, West Virginia

                About Me Experienced

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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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                  (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  What a GREAT guitar

                  By Guitar Professor-qqnC2

                  from Anderson, SC

                  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.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Beginner Guitar

                  By FATALIS

                  from Maryland

                  Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

                  I got this as my very first guitar aside from a cheap strat knockoff that i never playIts a very nice guitar for the price and it has ore sustain than the natural wood that is alot lighter which a friend hasThe pickups sounded quite nice from the factory but i swapped them out for dimarzio dp100 super distortion and dp159 evolution and it sounds great with way better harmonics than my dean deceiver fmf with emg 81 and 85 pickupsThe guitar doesnt stay in tune very well but an inexpensive set of tuners would fix it right upThe neck feels pretty well although it is much more thick than my deceiver but also costed less I have the black painted one and for a cheap guitar it looks quite nice I use this guitar for all my drop tuning playing since my Deceiver is a pain to tune because it has locking tuners and everyone that i let play it says they love the guitar equipped with the dimarzios and 2 of my friends have bought them after playing mine...one of which even prefers it to his schecter C-1 :-)

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                  5.0

                  Best guitar for the price!!!

                  By chocokennedy

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

                  well i bought this guitar a few weeks ago. I got to say that it was the best choice i have ever made in my life this guitar has everything that a guitarist wants, 2 humbuckers, 24 frets!!!, a great body, and you can create a variety of sounds with it. But every guitar has its disadvantages. When you use the whammy bar on this guitar the string go out of tune. But i found a way to fix it without having it to take it to a music store. Everybody says that it gets out of tune because of the spring tension. But the main problem is in the nut and the saddlers. All you need to do is buy a lubricant for guitars and lubricate the nut and the saddlers and BOOOOOM its fixed!!!! i hope this helps a lot nad again this is a great guitar!!!!

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                  (1 of 1 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!

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                  (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.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  They sent the wrong guitar

                  By Shoiym

                  from Cincinnasty, Ohio

                  Comments about Dean Vendetta XMT Electric Guitar with Vintage Tremolo:

                  I ordered this guitar and received another. I received a seven string non-tremolo version. They cost more but I really find the seventh string useless. I didn't want to bother repackaging the thing so I kept it. The seven keys are heavy and the nose dives. These guitars are made of a really lightweight wood in the body. The sound is really good on this guitar and I do like it. I feel forced to buy a six string trem version to enjoy what I wanted. Package says "Inspected" obviously not very well. I will keep this seven string but it is not what I wanted. At the price I got I would be stupid to return it as it costs more than this six string version.

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