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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
 
4.7

(based on 34 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), 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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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 (From Experienced Guitarist)

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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

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    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

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    from Elkhart Indiana

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    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    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!!!

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      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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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar for a great price

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        from Smyrna, DE

        About Me Novice

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          Cons

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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

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              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

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                    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 . . .

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                      from Konnarock, West Virginia

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                      Ask me a question

                      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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                        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        What a GREAT guitar

                        By 

                        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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                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Beginner Guitar

                        By 

                        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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