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An limited-edition homage to the original ground-breaking guitar with a flame maple top, ebony fingerboard and Dimarzio Super Distortion pickups.
Dean Guitars' 35th Anniversary Z solid-body instruments are replicas that pay homage to the original Dean guitars that were introduced at the 1977 NAMM Western Market. These guitars embody the high quality materials and craftsmanship usually limited to custom instruments. All models feature distinctive head, body and neck designs. The neck, specially created for the high speed playing that guitarists want today, is up to 3/8ths of an inch thinner than models of other major manufacturers and is molded into the body in such a way that it's "good to the last fret." Fingerboards are ebony on a standard 22 fret scale and dotted with abalone. The mahogany body is topped with beautiful eye catching flame maple. Electronic equipment is set directly into the wood. Components include two specially-made DiMarzio super distortion crème/crème humbucker pickups, a 3-way toggle switch, two volume controls and one master tone control. All hardware is precision cast with a high quality brass V plate, chrome Grover machine heads and tune-o-matic bridge. A one-of-a-kind deluxe hardshell 35th Anniversary case and certificate of authenticity is also included. Limited to only 150 of each guitar worldwide.
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Comments about Dean Z 35th Anniversary Electric Guitar:
Old timer here, but this is my first Dean guitar. I've been playing for 25+ years, so I've played and own quite a few guitars. I started getting the fever for a new instrument and always liked the way Deans looked. I have to say: I'm very amazed with this instrument. This guitar was set up out of the case (free case!). I only had to lower the action to my own tastes--and I mean I got it LOW with no problems. Neck was absolutely perfect. The hardware is all high-end and the Grover tuners are amazing (usually you get bad ones on imports; the thing won't go out of tune!). I was and am still impressed with the craftsmanship of this thing. When you pick it up you know this thing is potent. It's heavy, it's solid... you know what i'm talking about. If you like playing Gibsons but want something a bit more, you know... this is the guitar for you. It has the cozy 24.75" scale and the neck is thin, but with a great C-shape back contour so it's nice and cozy. My only complaint is the fretboard radius is a bit flat, but I got over that after a few minutes -- it still feels good when you play chords. This thing feels like a beast. Very comfy and well-balanced. You feel like you're wielding a weapon of destruction. It's a heavy guitar (mahogony) so you probably want a 3"+ -wide strap for standing. Ebony fretboard, abalone dots, free case, awesome pickups, mahogony neck/body -- this is a great deal for the price. I really dig the wild Dean "V" headstock, too. This guitar looks cool, feels cool, and plays fantastic; You will not regret picking this up. This is my first Explorer-type body shape, so with that big fin hanging behind you and that big headstock in front... you need to make some room, like keep your beverage about 10 feet away. Do not walk around with this thing on... you will be knocking things over :). Enjoy!