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Dean Z-X Electric Guitar  Black

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Dean's version of this classic rock guitar features a basswood body, bolt-on neck, V-shaped tailpiece, fixed bridge, zebra pickups, and Grover tuners...Read More

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A classic that's always been radical.

Dean's version of this classic rock guitar features a basswood body, bolt-on neck, V-shaped tailpiece, fixed bridge, zebra pickups, and Grover tuners. The added string length created by the exclusive headstock coupled with the original Dean neck design provides incredible ease of play. Still offered in it's original configuration, the Z has withstood the test of time.

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FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut
  • Zebra humbuckers
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with string-thu-body
  • Dot inlays
  • Grover tuners
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DeanZ-X Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Dean ZX

I bought this guitar with the full intention of rebuilding it. It was super inexpensive and gave me a good base to work with. Right out of the box it was beautiful. I...Read complete review

I bought this guitar with the full intention of rebuilding it. It was super inexpensive and gave me a good base to work with. Right out of the box it was beautiful. I changed the strings to Nickel Rockers (10s), stretched them, and plugged it in. No problem at all with the electronics. The body is basswood (a softwood). It further proves what some Luthiers have been trying to tell us for years: hardwood is not needed for sustain in a solid body electric. I played notes and chords that seemed to sing forever until I muted them. The tone was great also. I reshaped the headstock to get rid of the excess wood that Dean uses on their V shaped headstocks way past the tuning machines. The neck is off of the guitar waiting for the backside to be painted black fading into red to match the body and then clear coated. If you buy this guitar keep in mind that it will sound great, it has a great neck, but it will need a complete setup before it is completely playable: action at the nut, truss rod adjustment and neck relief, action at the 17th fret (done at the bridge), and pickup height adjustment. None of this is uncommon. You can do it your self or have it done, and you will have a great guitar.

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the dean zx is junk

I bought the dean zx and when I got it the first time it was nice and balanced but the bridge pick up didn't work and the three way selector switch was bad sent it...Read complete review

I bought the dean zx and when I got it the first time it was nice and balanced but the bridge pick up didn't work and the three way selector switch was bad sent it back and got the same one and the second time was just as bad as the first one selector switch and pick ups did the same thing sent it back and got the epiphone 58 goth explorer and its amazing great look and feel along with amazing sound and quality as well highly recommend a epiphone I have three and no problems with any of them the dean zx is junk

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5.0

Great for the Price

By Chris

from Simi Valley CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar back in 2000 I needed a new guitar fast and cheap. This fit what I needed and was very pleased with what I got It was a little more expensive back then and the pick up mounts are black and not cream. I played it for years till I sold it to buy a new amp head. It played great stayed in tune and never let me down. I am thinking of buying another one If your looking for a good guitar with a thick metal tone without spending a lot of money here is a good axe to look into

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    1.0

    the dean zx is junk

    By heavy drop c

    from perryville mo

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

      I bought the dean zx and when I got it the first time it was nice and balanced but the bridge pick up didn't work and the three way selector switch was bad sent it back and got the same one and the second time was just as bad as the first one selector switch and pick ups did the same thing sent it back and got the epiphone 58 goth explorer and its amazing great look and feel along with amazing sound and quality as well highly recommend a epiphone I have three and no problems with any of them the dean zx is junk

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      5.0

      killer axe

      By Jake

      from Pocatello ID

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

        I bought this axe used with Gibson burstbucker pickups with chrome covers and gibson gold tophat knobs,the brazilliaburst finish looks killer,the neck is super FAST,it's tone is killer,the only negative I found was it's a HUGE guitar! almost four FEET long! you might just knock something(or someone!)off the stage!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Epic axe!

        By Allthatremainsbreedshate

        from Lakewood colorado

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • It~'~~s A Dean
        • Looks Beastly

        Cons

        • Flat Sound

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

        Super awesome to play, sounds beyond amazing! Classic dean quality.
        The guitar just looks like a beast, and definitely plays like one too! Can't go wrong gettin this dude

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        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Dean ZX

        Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar with the full intention of rebuilding it. It was super inexpensive and gave me a good base to work with. Right out of the box it was beautiful. I changed the strings to Nickel Rockers (10s), stretched them, and plugged it in. No problem at all with the electronics. The body is basswood (a softwood). It further proves what some Luthiers have been trying to tell us for years: hardwood is not needed for sustain in a solid body electric. I played notes and chords that seemed to sing forever until I muted them. The tone was great also. I reshaped the headstock to get rid of the excess wood that Dean uses on their V shaped headstocks way past the tuning machines. The neck is off of the guitar waiting for the backside to be painted black fading into red to match the body and then clear coated. If you buy this guitar keep in mind that it will sound great, it has a great neck, but it will need a complete setup before it is completely playable: action at the nut, truss rod adjustment and neck relief, action at the 17th fret (done at the bridge), and pickup height adjustment. None of this is uncommon. You can do it your self or have it done, and you will have a great guitar.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        DEANO

        By Dick G!!!

        from Louisville, KY

        Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

        Deano. That's what I call my brazilian burst z. Bought this thing 3 years ago and has been my priamry axe every since. Like any guitar. You have a few bugs to work out when you first get it. Pick up height, play action, little things like that. This guitar has played countless shows and been played the hell out of. A little wear on it is startin to show on it. Think I am gonna put some Seymour Ducans in it maybe a new neck. I feel this guitar is well worth keeping going. This is a great deal for a good guitar. It will do all you want it to. From metal to blues. Highly reccommended.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        OH. EM. EFF. GEE. It's awesome

        By Bryan Francis

        from Austin TX

        Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

        I bought this guitar as my fourth (had a Peavy Predator, an Epi Les Paul and a 1958 Yamaha C-40) and I have to say it's on par with many Gibsons I've played, sustain may not be a day long but it's pretty long. Epic playability, but it could come with something more like an Ebony fretboard, but it's a bolt on so I can replace that eventually. Cost to value ratio: 7 of 5, better than a Gibson. Pickups rock, nice throaty roar on the Rhythm and a higher mid roar on the treble, with a mean pinch harm. This is one of the most comfortable guitars I've owned, and looks killer. although, check your intonation when you get it, mine came in a little off.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Dean Z-X Review

        By Lou_Man

        from Rawlings, Maryland

        Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

        I bought this from Musician's Friend about two years ago. When I opened the box I was pleasantly surprised to see the $299.00 I spent was more than worth it. I recieved the black one and it was beautiful. Now, I've had a few guitars over the years and as the cliche' goes "you get what you pay for" just doesn't apply to this guitar. It's truly an awesome guitar for what your paying.I play heavy metal and this guitar was made for it. The bridge pup is crisp with good drive and the neck on mine is just a "touch" muddy but is fine for more bluesier tones. The fretboard is easy to navigate and is relatively fast. The only thing I did out of the box was to set it up to my liking and change strings. I changed them because unfortunately the G string was bent at the third fret. Overall this guitar is a great buy for anyone from the beginner to a seasoned rocker.

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        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

        I am in love with my Dean Z-X. I've been having it for about 6 months, and I will never get another guitar unless it screws up. It plays everything perfectly. From Master of Puppets to Snuff. My friend tried trading me his Epiphone Les Paul for it, of course I refused. He has been playing for about 3 years, to give you an idea of how great it is. Mine is starting to short out a little, but I think it's just me. The pickups sound great, but re-stringing and tuning is a little bit of a hassle. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this guitar, for anyone.

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        4.0

        Dean ZX

        By Edge1392

        from Chicago

        Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

        I got this guitar as a gift because I like the Explorer-type body. Deans are usually associated with metal/rock type stuff but really anything sounds good on this guitar, it's pretty versatile. I got the sunburst and it's really pretty looking and of course I love the shape. The only negative things about it are it's a little awkward to hold sometimes and gets sort of uncomfortable, and also the G-string on mine doesn't hold tuning quite as well as the others. Other than that I think it's a good basic guitar with a cool look at a good value.

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