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Dean Exotica Dao Acoustic-Electric Guitar

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Dao wood from China is a rich tawny brown with a bold, straight grain. It gives the instrument a complex, warm tone with accentuated midrange. Dao to...Click To Read More About This Product

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Distinctive in appearance and sound.

Dao wood from China is a rich tawny brown with a bold, straight grain. It gives the instrument a complex, warm tone with accentuated midrange. Dao top, back, and sides; mahogany neck; rosewood fingerboard; multi-ply binding; abalone inlays; chrome Grover tuners; and Dean electronics.


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Love the sound

By Dean owner-mUyET

from Northern, IL

I purchased mine a week ago and immediately had some buzzing going on. A neck adjustment took care of nearly all the buzzing. There is a slight buzz on the 3rd string at fret 2 & 3 that may disappear as the neck moves from adjustment. I can not say enough for the sound of this guitar, incredible, rich, truly excellent in my opinion.


From someone who's owned a few guitars...

By mtbjczac

from Tempe, AZ

It's a great guitar. Sounds good for maybe 3 or 4 gigs and then you have to replace the 9 volt which sucks. I also had to go to a guitar tech to fix the action and add an extra thing for a neck strap. It always sounds great not plugged in though, which is really what it's all about. I'd buy it again...


Great Price, Great Instrument

By Sideman

from Big Rapids, MI

Have had mine for a week and wonder how I got along with out it. Sounds great - both plugged and unplugged. Nice EQ, etc. It is beautiful - it can make you happy just sitting in the stand. Nicely balanced - never have to "chase it." Love it.


Great guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Looks awesome. Sounds great. Great guitar


Outstanding Value

By Stanman

from Huntingron, IN

This guitar has great overall tonal characteristics and looks great as well. It has a nice warm tone when played acoustically and a vast range of tones when plugged in. The electronics are great. The only flaw was me for not getting one sooner!


Incredible looks, awesome sound, fast action

By edsel42

from Hot Springs, AR

This is a physically beautiful instrument that sounds incredible acoustic or plugged into an amp. The DAO wood gives it a unique bright sound without sacrificing the overall tonal balance. The action is low and fast and easy to play. Quality is top notch with attention to detail obvious. Dean has got a winner with the Exotica model and especially the DAO!


Amazing guitar

By inaudible

from Nebraska

I ordered this guitar and have been nothing but amazed by its beauty and sound. I switched strings for less finger noise but other than that perfect!


Happy guitar owner

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

My Dean has a nice rich, crisp and full tone. It's easy to play with only a little buzz on the low E because the action is a little low, but that's easy to fix. I love my new guitar, it records well too.


Great buy for a great product

By donP

from Corvallis, Or

The Dao is by far the best guitar I have ever played. I personally prefer D'Addario strings, but sounds excellent with anything. Never had any problems with this masterpiece. In addition to its superior quality, it's absolutely gorgeous!! I would recommend this to anyone!


Great guitar, great customer service

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

This is my second dean guitar and each time they get better. Even when something goes wrong, the customer service is extremley quick an helpful. This is a great buy.

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