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Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar Chrome/Gold

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The Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar has an ornate engraved chrome body with a mahogany neck, "F" soundholes, and a traditional slott...Click To Read More About This Product

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A beautifully crafted resonator guitar with advanced electronics.

The Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar has an ornate engraved chrome body with a mahogany neck, "F" soundholes, and a traditional slotted headstock. The rosewood fingerboard displays large split block inlays. Grover tuners make it a cinch to get in tune and stay there.

The Chrome G Resonator has a versatile electronics system that has both a magnetic "lipstick" pickup and a piezo electric pickup which gives you the ability to produce both electric and acoustic tones.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES
Engraved  Chrome Body 
Biscuit Bridge
24-3/4" Scale & 1-11/16" Nut
Steel Top, Back & Sides
Grover Tuners
Mahogany Neck
Rosewood Fingerboard
Mother-Of-Pearl Black
Lipstick & Piezo pickups with volume and tone controls

A house-rocking resonator that won't rock your wallet. Order today.

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DeanChrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 12 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very cool guitar/more than what it seems

Do not judge this guitar by how it sounds on certain internet sites.You won't really be hearing it.
This guitar is not what it seems.That's a good thing.If your looking for a true...Read complete review

Do not judge this guitar by how it sounds on certain internet sites.You won't really be hearing it.
This guitar is not what it seems.That's a good thing.If your looking for a true resonator,this is not one ,in the classic sense,but what it is adds much more versatility.
It joins the body at the 15th fret but note that it is a scaled down guitar so your going to have the same access as a resonator that joins the body at the 12th fret. You will still have to contort your wrist to reach a high A with a slide.
The cool thing about this axe is that it is more of a hybrid than anything.You have the sound & tone of a true resonator.You have the playability sans the upper neck access of an electric or good acoustic guitar.With the right gage strings you can flip it over,in your lap,& you have a lap steel without high action or setup.
I play slide open G & standard licks & standard tuning licks & chords in my show.I use .11's on this Dean with out any intonation problems or volume & tone issues. If your style is only open tunings,then 12 or 13's will be be just fine.I would never use anything over 13's.Don't really know,for sure,there's a need for 13's on this guitar.The neck isn't geared for it & heavier strings won't add anything significant & could cause damage.It's loud enough acoustically to give the woodys a run fer their money in a circle jam & might even scare the bull fiddle player some.
Electronics are what you would expect from a guitar made overseas.People have talked about after market parts but I don't see the need....including the cone. The lipstick pickup is a little weak but my techs tell me any after market ones aren't gonna be much better.The transducer pickup is useless on it's own & really not much more than a minimal tone control when blended at best but then,in my experience,all transducers,for a resonator,are like that.If ya want that sound,mike it.Remember,playing a metal resonator,especially playing the blues & slide,is all about trashy sound anyway.
Cosmetically,it's everything you see in the pictures & a little more.It's a right purdy MOschine by crackie.When I do a single act I find the people staring at the Dean as often as they stare at me & I'm right purdy myself.
Dean hit the lick on this one for what it is.Some say it's a little pricey but when you consider the versatility & the looks I'd say it's worth it.I have several acoustic woodys & metal resonators,on stage with me, & this one sits there right along side of em proudly. Ole HW Jr. was holding one at a recent country award show while rehashing some of his daddy's songs.Now that I own one,I can see why he did. I'd buy another one if need be,

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Not as good as an earlier production run.

I had a 2011 model that was stolen, the 2016 replacement just did not seem the same. It is still a very cool, entry level resonator, but it wasn't quite as good as...Read complete review

I had a 2011 model that was stolen, the 2016 replacement just did not seem the same. It is still a very cool, entry level resonator, but it wasn't quite as good as my original. The quality seemed less, the detail was less, the overall feel of the guitar was just not the same.

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very cool guitar/more than what it seems

By Andrew

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Craftsmanship artwork
  • Good Tone
  • Playability

Cons

  • Pickups could be better

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Recording
  • Smaller ensembles

Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

Do not judge this guitar by how it sounds on certain internet sites.You won't really be hearing it.
This guitar is not what it seems.That's a good thing.If your looking for a true resonator,this is not one ,in the classic sense,but what it is adds much more versatility.
It joins the body at the 15th fret but note that it is a scaled down guitar so your going to have the same access as a resonator that joins the body at the 12th fret. You will still have to contort your wrist to reach a high A with a slide.
The cool thing about this axe is that it is more of a hybrid than anything.You have the sound & tone of a true resonator.You have the playability sans the upper neck access of an electric or good acoustic guitar.With the right gage strings you can flip it over,in your lap,& you have a lap steel without high action or setup.
I play slide open G & standard licks & standard tuning licks & chords in my show.I use .11's on this Dean with out any intonation problems or volume & tone issues. If your style is only open tunings,then 12 or 13's will be be just fine.I would never use anything over 13's.Don't really know,for sure,there's a need for 13's on this guitar.The neck isn't geared for it & heavier strings won't add anything significant & could cause damage.It's loud enough acoustically to give the woodys a run fer their money in a circle jam & might even scare the bull fiddle player some.
Electronics are what you would expect from a guitar made overseas.People have talked about after market parts but I don't see the need....including the cone. The lipstick pickup is a little weak but my techs tell me any after market ones aren't gonna be much better.The transducer pickup is useless on it's own & really not much more than a minimal tone control when blended at best but then,in my experience,all transducers,for a resonator,are like that.If ya want that sound,mike it.Remember,playing a metal resonator,especially playing the blues & slide,is all about trashy sound anyway.
Cosmetically,it's everything you see in the pictures & a little more.It's a right purdy MOschine by crackie.When I do a single act I find the people staring at the Dean as often as they stare at me & I'm right purdy myself.
Dean hit the lick on this one for what it is.Some say it's a little pricey but when you consider the versatility & the looks I'd say it's worth it.I have several acoustic woodys & metal resonators,on stage with me, & this one sits there right along side of em proudly. Ole HW Jr. was holding one at a recent country award show while rehashing some of his daddy's songs.Now that I own one,I can see why he did. I'd buy another one if need be,

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dean Chrome G

By zazenslide

from Buena Vista, Colorado / the world

Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

I have this one except it is all the brass color. I was told they made about a dozen that way then switched to the 2 tone color. I like the guitar a lot for finger pickinslide and for lap style using a chrome bar. I find it always sounds great with newer strings. A nice mix on an old tube amp and one has a great sound. A very fair price for a nicely made metal resonator.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cone and Buscuit Upgrade

By MudCat

from Newport News, VA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • Needs Cone Upgrade

Best Uses

  • Delta Sound Slide

Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

I play the Blues Harp and now I am just beginning to learn acoustic guitar. I wanted to purchase a resonator guitar at a reasonable price to learn to play a slide and get that delta blues sound. I decided on this Dean Chrome G. It is a beautiful instrument, but I was a little disappointed with the acoustic sound and tone. Plug-in it sounded great. So I took the advice of a few other posters and purchased a new Beard cone (9 ½) and biscuit.
It does take a little skill to replace the cone. The stock cone has an electric pick-up glued to the center of the biscuit. You will need to remove with a razor blade and clip the wire leads to pull the wire out of the old cone. I used a dremel with a sharp diamond coated bit to drill two new screw holes about an inch apart (centered perfectly to the existing center hole) in the new cone in order to use the two stock screws to glue and secure the new biscuit to the new cone. Drop the wire back though the existing center hole of the new cone and re-glue the pick-up to center of the new bridge after you have shaped the saddle to the desired height. I left mine as high as possible (for playing slide) without the strings touching the cover plate. Be sure to measure the fit of the new bridge and saddle before you glue the new bridge to the cone, you don't want reassemble and discover that the saddle is too high. Re-soldier the leads and put it all back together. I put on new nickel plated jazz 12's strings.
WOW… what a difference in sound and tone! It is LOUD and the tone is just awesome. This guitar now looks like a million bucks and sounds like you paid that price for it.
I was playing my harp last night in the key of G and kept hearing a sweet little echo singing back to me??? I soon realized it was my new guitar (un-plugged) tuned in open G picking up my harp and playing it back to me. I love this guitar!

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The SHizz

By Patty

from Fredericksburg VA

Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

i didnt buy it but i did play it a few times and i think it is wonderful. awsome for slide and for typical blues. awsome plugged in or not. a lil bit pricey but still great art work and great sond. if your looking for a delta sound this is your ticket!!!!!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Resonator if you are willing to upgrade

By MusicMan-123

from Frederick, MD

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Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

I bought this resonator after trying other less expensive Deans and I wasn't as happy as I thought I would be. After I dramaitcally lowered the action and replaced the cone with a Quarterman and changed the lipstick pickup with a Fender Tele lipstick pickup it sounded like a million bucks. This resonator sounds like a cross between a resonator and a banjo.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar, but needs cone upgrade

By Saltwaterbluefish

from NC

Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

This was my third Dean Guitar. Usually with a new set of strings, you cannot beat the price or the sound. The artwork is amazing on The Dean Chrome G, but the sound is a different story. If you buy this guitar go ahead and spend the extra for a quarterman or beard cone (9 1/2), plus a new biscuit bridge. I just put on a beard cone and was shocked.I cannot believe how much sound I was missing playing on the stock cone and that was playing on old strings. If you spend the extra on the upgrades you will not be sorry for purchasing this guitar.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Value

By Peat

from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

I have the chrome plated steel body model. It is a beautiful instrument. The engraving is pretty. One would expect to pay $2K or more if the headstock said "Dobro". It doesn't have the big, whiny sound of a National or Dobro. But replacement cones are available. National makes one, but isn't it 8 1/2 inches? (I measured it.) The blend knob that mixes the 2 pickups is a nice feature. The plastic top came off one of the knobs after not too long, but I glued it back in place. I don't much care for the piezo pickup and the lipstick tube pickup is a little weak, but hey, I consider it all very reasonable for the $500 I paid for it! I prefer the sound of it acoustically, so eventually I will make the upgrades another reviewer recommended.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great value, great guitar

By Big Joe Lakota

from vero beach, florida

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    a great resonator. beautiful, easy to play (even with 13s), f/pick, strum, esp slide! love everything about this beauty!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ready for the Blues?

    By rockinstephen

    from So. ME/Central FL

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    Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    Sure, I wanted a National, but at the level at which I play, I couldn't justify the expense. This guitar is well built and is a real head turner. Tone wise, it may not be up to a National's level, but you'll have to spend over twice as much to get one in your hands. But for the asking price of the Dean, you will have a beautiful instrument that sounds good and plays well. You can upgrade it if you want, but for now, it sounds good to my ears. And unless you buy a solid body National, I don't think you can get one with a pickup. The pickups may not be the greatest, but they do work and you can play around to find a tone you like. Like the Backwoods Banjo I own (also Korean built), Dean products offer good value for the money. My only gripe is that there were no instructions included for the controls although I was able to figure them out. If you want a resonator guitar but can't afford a National, then you need to consider the Chrome G...

     
    3.0

    I am happy overall with this resonator guitar.

    By Mike

    from Montvale, N.J.

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

    I've used this on 3 gigs so far. Amplified through my Fishman acoustic amp, setting mids a bit higher I got a cutting and booming tone that the audience loved.Using the Fishman as a pre-amp through the PA was killer. However, without being amped it's not much louder than my vintage Martin D28. It can handle bluegrass faux banjo sounds, but excels at blues & rock slide.

     
    4.0

    Great for the price

    By JM

    from Chicago, IL

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

      This has a nice tone and is set up at a comfortable action without buzzing. It's loud - lets you really show off the fingerpickin'. For the price its a very nice instrument. Stringing it is a pain.

       
      3.0

      Not as good as an earlier production run.

      By Shawn

      from Tucson, Az

      About Me Experienced

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Strong
      • Very cool

      Cons

      • Not Consistent

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Dean Chrome G Acoustic-Electric Resonator Guitar:

      I had a 2011 model that was stolen, the 2016 replacement just did not seem the same. It is still a very cool, entry level resonator, but it wasn't quite as good as my original. The quality seemed less, the detail was less, the overall feel of the guitar was just not the same.

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