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Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar Custom Graphic

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MAB is one of the most respected shredders around. His self-taught technique and command of scales is astounding. With the Dean Michael Angelo Batio ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Signature guitar with Floyd Rose, HSH pickup arrangement, and custom graphic.

MAB is one of the most respected shredders around. His self-taught technique and command of scales is astounding. With the Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar, Michael has combined all of the ingredients necessary to help you achieve your full shredding potential with style.

The MAB4 Gauntlet features a proven body shape made of resonant basswood. The Batio designed super-fast bolt-on maple neck has a 25-1/2" scale and rosewood fingerboard for increased sustain, with classic pearl block inlays easy fingering. Three DMT pickups are wired in an HSH pattern for a maximum variety of single and dual-coil sounds. The all-black hardware includes Grover tuners and a Floyd Rose tremolo bridge to lock in your intonation no matter how far you dive.

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FEATURES
  • Basswood Top / Body
  • 25-1/2" Scale
  • Batio Spec. Bolt-On Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Pearl Block Inlays
  • Grover Tuners
  • Black Hardware
  • Floyd Rose Special Trem. Bridge
  • Dean DMT Design Pickups

From the visually striking "Gauntlet" graphic to the individual components, this guitar has it all. Order today.

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DeanMichael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (13)
  • Good feel (13)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (12)
  • Practicing (12)
  • Small venues (11)
  • Recording (9)
  • Rock concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Superb Guitar

When I first got this guitar, it was love at first sight. The finish is absolutely astounding; appealing aesthetically beyond most guitars I've seen. Considering its price, the tone is amazing, even...Read complete review

When I first got this guitar, it was love at first sight. The finish is absolutely astounding; appealing aesthetically beyond most guitars I've seen. Considering its price, the tone is amazing, even with the stock pickups. Now, you could trade out the stock pickups for something better, but in my opinion, it sounds just fine with the ones it comes with. I had no regrets on getting this guitar, it looked even better in person than it did in the images. The Floyd Rose was also a nice touch, keeping it in tune while you shred with some tremolo. I'm impressed with this Michael Angelo Batio guitar, and I'm also proud to say it's the best guitar I've ever purchased.

If you're really interested in playing fast and sounding good while you do it, this is definitely the guitar for you.
Some tracks that were "eargasm" worthy with this guitar:
Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
Steve Vai - For the Love of God
Dio - Holy Diver
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Van Halen - Eruption + Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
Firewind - The Fire & the Fury
Dream Theater - In The Name of God
(And of course)MAB - Burn

Hopefully this gives anyone looking at this item an idea of what this guitar sounds best with playing. Might I also note that tuning this may be a chore, though it is very much worth it. :)

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Horrible electronic work

I received this guitar as a Xmas gift, set up nice, stays in tune, nice graphics, but the wiring is junk! Took it out of the box, plugged it in and immediately...Read complete review

I received this guitar as a Xmas gift, set up nice, stays in tune, nice graphics, but the wiring is junk! Took it out of the box, plugged it in and immediately noticed the middle pickup wasn't working. Took the back panel off and saw the wiring was bunched together and zip ties so tight it snapped the wires. I took off the zip tie and now all the pickups sporadically work. Bottom line, great guitar, junk wiring and soldering. Beware!

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(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb Guitar

By TGibson

from Chicago, Illinois

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • great price
  • Solid Electronics
  • Versatile
  • Well priced

Cons

  • Set Up Time

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Playing Metal
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Shredding
  • Small Venues

Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

When I first got this guitar, it was love at first sight. The finish is absolutely astounding; appealing aesthetically beyond most guitars I've seen. Considering its price, the tone is amazing, even with the stock pickups. Now, you could trade out the stock pickups for something better, but in my opinion, it sounds just fine with the ones it comes with. I had no regrets on getting this guitar, it looked even better in person than it did in the images. The Floyd Rose was also a nice touch, keeping it in tune while you shred with some tremolo. I'm impressed with this Michael Angelo Batio guitar, and I'm also proud to say it's the best guitar I've ever purchased.

If you're really interested in playing fast and sounding good while you do it, this is definitely the guitar for you.
Some tracks that were "eargasm" worthy with this guitar:
Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
Steve Vai - For the Love of God
Dio - Holy Diver
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Van Halen - Eruption + Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
Firewind - The Fire & the Fury
Dream Theater - In The Name of God
(And of course)MAB - Burn

Hopefully this gives anyone looking at this item an idea of what this guitar sounds best with playing. Might I also note that tuning this may be a chore, though it is very much worth it. :)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A +$400 sound, feel finish function, buy this guitar!!!

By Dirk

from Deep South Dixie Land

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

    With full set of pedals I solo, with this and small combo = night club to outside venues. I use extra light flat wound strings set up neck for low but no buzz = the neck glides you fingers and the neck width never cramps my XL hands and fat fingers. The pickups are exceptional for all music styles and the guitar electronically is quiet! The FR tremolo makes this a steal!! A guitar like this will not come around again!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This product is a heck of a guitar for the price

    By Satriani wannabe

    from Ruidoso nm

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • And musicians friend already had the fr set up
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Jaming
    • Solid Electronics
    • Stays in tune

    Cons

    • Bolt on neck

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

      When I first got this beast of a guitar the first thing I checked is if the bridge was flat. And to my surprise is was flat I just had to adjust the neck. That's all and tune. I play a lot of dream theater, metallica, megadeth and other shredder like steve via joe satriani. If you like to play fast and look good doing it this guitar is for you. Be warned of the whammy bar using is okay but don't sit there for 2-3 hours doing dive bombs and think it will be in tune. But other than that the floyd rose does its job at keeping the tuning of the guitar very well. But definitely get this guitar its MAB guitar is only cheap because people don't know this guy really so the demand isn't hight get this guitar before it goes up in price.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good guitar for the price !!!!

      By Scorpion Guitar

      from Pa and in the land of rock n roll

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

        I Bought this guitar for my son as he wanted a dean with a Floyd rose to add to his arsenal
        Immediately we both were surprised by how well it was put together and finished The guitar came set up and ready to play The pickups are a little flat on sound but Ive come to expect that with most Chinese made guitars. Overall - I'd give this guitar a 4 out of 5 only due to the pickups but after I change them - it will be a 5 :-)

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My second Dean is as awesome as the first!

        By jldsooner

        from Colcord, OK

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

          My 2nd Dean and based on this guitar, I'll be buying more.
          Unpacked it, lowered the action a bit, tuned it up and WOW!
          I play professionally (mostly hard rock/classic rock) and this fits the bill perfectly.
          I love the smoothness and shape of the neck. Once set, it stays in tune when using the tremelo.
          The raised top is very stylish. The tone of the stock pickups is wonderful. Very chunky with a slight crispiness. High output as well.

           
          5.0

          Like the guitar and price

          By I.Sarraff

          from Puerto Rico

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Poor Pick Up

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

          This guitar has a nice feel and tone. I personally love the graphics on the guitar, the neck feels good. My only critic is the sound which in my case Ill be replacing the OEM DMT pickups for EMG. Did my proper adjustments regarding action and totally love the way it plays.

           
          5.0

          Amazingly great guitar!

          By Saber6

          from Atlanta GA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Not just good tone, but GREAT tone
          • Overall good fit and finish

          Cons

          • Dirty solder joint on center pickup visible

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

          Excellent fit and finish other than slightly dirty solder joint, on top/side of center pickup, which I will address later. Wood neck is smooth, fast, and thin. Gauntlet graphic is beautiful and fearsome. Electronics, bridge, tuning heads, nut, knobs are all perfect. It's a fantastic quality guitar and worth well more than retail price! Most importantly, this particular axe has *amazing* natural tone and sound. A real gem!

           
          5.0

          Love it!

          By JoeBird

          from Winston-Salem, NC

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

            Did a complete set-up out of the box and installed SD Distortion/Bridge and SD Distortion/Neck! Awesome sounding guitar and so easy to play! Graphics are icing on the cake! Some may be happy with the stock pups....they sound pretty good! Pic attached is before the SD's were installed!

             
            1.0

            Horrible electronic work

            By Billy Bob

            from Detroit

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor electronics
              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

                Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

                I received this guitar as a Xmas gift, set up nice, stays in tune, nice graphics, but the wiring is junk! Took it out of the box, plugged it in and immediately noticed the middle pickup wasn't working. Took the back panel off and saw the wiring was bunched together and zip ties so tight it snapped the wires. I took off the zip tie and now all the pickups sporadically work. Bottom line, great guitar, junk wiring and soldering. Beware!

                 
                5.0

                Smoking deal !

                By Sw

                from Beaverton or

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

                  Play it every day.
                  Wide range of tones that are impressive for stock pup's .
                  Fretwork is beautiful
                  The floyd is solid and the body scoops allow uninhibited fingerboard access.
                  Finish is beautiful and it has good weight not to light or to heavy.
                  Harmonics really stand out and sustain is better than one would expect frome a Floyd rose .
                  Honestly not sure why it has such a low price.
                  Its a steal.
                  This is a high quality
                  Excellent playing guitar.
                  Solid tuning and you can cover all types of music with it.
                  Blues,rock,metal,hippie
                  Weirdo stuff ,country you name it.
                  Love my mab 4.
                  Was a killer gift from family

                   
                  4.0

                  I love this guitar

                  By chaos1291975

                  from Culombus ,Ohio

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

                  This is a great playing and sounding guitar for the price.the only complaint was the front strap button was striped out.

                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome!

                  By Mike

                  from central Colorado

                  About Me Experienced

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Great looks and hardware
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

                    Talk about a nice neck and frets!!! Wow, super smooth jumbos, great inlays, and the carved feel of a Musicman, nice flat radius, no buzz. The body is not that light, but feels great in balance and comfort, with excellent quality strap holders. The Floyd special recessed is very nice, and does its job very well. All 5 positions sound very good with volume balanced and quiet switching. It came already in tune and set up. Of course, I will change it to my tuning, and I did adjust the pole pieces for volume string to string where I wanted it, and raised the bridge pu a tad. Definitely a professional quality guitar that looks great, sounds great, feels great, and for a ridiculously low price. Decent HSH/good Floyd guitars don't go near this price.

                     
                    4.0

                    Great bang for the buck!

                    By Old Time Rockn' Roller

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Ask me a question

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

                      For the money... Dean is a good choice!

                       
                      5.0

                      Dean has done a great job excellent guitar

                      By Mark

                      from Fla

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      See all my reviews

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Dean Michael Angelo Batio MAB4 Gauntlet Electric Guitar:

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