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Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by manu80, Jan 23, 2019.
i just cant wait to know what will happen to the RC series because Rusty moved to Ormsby.
Dean usually just removes the more obvious signature touches (finishes, inlays, etc.) and keeps making them unless the artist owns the shape.
Well the inline head stock isn't disgusting anymore
Oh lawd say it ain’t so...
I played a used caddilac that was super dope like 10 years ago at daddy's junky music but other than that most dewns have felt like they're striving way above their punching weight regardless of year
Dean gets bad rep for milking dime with low quality imports, but their USA stuff was always solid, and the imports got a dive 10 years ago but were previously pretty good and are getting back on track nowadays.
I took the plunge and got a dime Razorback v USA custom shop. Best deal I’ve ever got on a guitar. The thing is unreal! I’ll be doing a NGD soon on it.
But their lower end stuff has been a big disappointment to me. And the way they swing off dimes nutz bothers me when they come up with some POS.
Nicola Gruhn from the band, Virvum has a custom shop RC7 that I think is pretty cool. If Dean released a import version of this guitar, minus the Virvum logo on the 12th fret, I think it could generate some interest.
I love seeing 7 strings on Dean's repertoire again, but too bad they put out a 7 string ML and V but no Z. 7 string Explorers are really a hole in the market.
My biggest issue with Dean as a company is their lack of a real "middle" tier of quality instruments. You got the cheap MIC stuff, the sub $1k sig stuff, then the super expensive MIA stuff that's awesome but out of reach for a lot of people. If they would introduce a $1200-$1600 stripped down Standard series of MIA stuff without the super pretty maple tops, they'd do really well imo. I for one would love a good quality MIA V or explorer that doesn't have Gibson on the headstock.
They actually had a basic USA series that hit around that price point. It was called the USA 1000 series, but I don't think many bought them. Most were between $1300 and $1500.
It only lasted a year or two.
Ah, I remember that run now. I think if they brought it back now with how many people are just tired of Gibbo and their disconnect from what real players want, it'd turn a great profit. Even if they only had some basic finishes like black, white, trans cherry, and clear over mahogany I'd be down for a USA Z fo sho for sub $1500.
I'd like to see Dean try to do that again. Given in recent years it seems like they're trying to go back into the hot-rodded Gibson market, I'd like to see them do a more midrange-level stripped-down USA line again.
very glad to hear they aren’t washing their hands of rusty after seeing rusty’s custom Ormsby a couple months back
The fact that no one but Fender and Gibson (huge volume companies) seem to be able to sustain a mid-priced USA line maybe implies that it’s just not possible for Dean and Jackson and whoever else to really make it work.
I guess PRS does it too with the S2 line?
Yeah, the majority of players really don't care where thier guitars are built, so they'd be more inclined to go with a flashier import vs. barebones USA model.
still no mustaine or dime new finishes ? weird....
Since when has Dean made stuff like banjos and resonators?
I think for awhile now?
Yeah, at least the last 15 or 20 years.