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Old 12-04-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Pawnshop Dean Z

For a while, I've been searching for a guitar to "fix up" and restore then I found this.




Guitar on the far end is the one I'll be getting. Priced at $212 is that a fair price?

Planning on painting it dark red and upgrading the humbuckers, maybe changing the neck out later on too. This being my first time doing anything to a guitar, I'll be asking tons of more dumb questions. Thanks.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:30 PM   #3
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Some Deans are, some are not.

Check to see exactly which Dean it is- if it is one made with a core made of a wood called Paulownia- like the Dean Vendetta XM, it really will not be suitable for modding- that wood is very soft.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:14 AM   #4
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Some Deans are, some are not.

Check to see exactly which Dean it is- if it is one made with a core made of a wood called Paulownia- like the Dean Vendetta XM, it really will not be suitable for modding- that wood is very soft.


I'll check on that. Not 100% but I believe it's a Dean z series.

http://www.deanguitars.com/z_series.php
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:32 AM   #5
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you can find something better used whether it be at a pawn shop or at CL.

IMO the dean wouldn't be worth the time.

i am not hating on deans exclusively, i have played a few and they are decent (read as subpar) and every time i have thought of one, i found a better guitar for a better price.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:49 AM   #6
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And speaking as a satisfied Dean owner, I wouldn't buy a used Dean that didn't have a $500+ price tag when it was new.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:13 AM   #7
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you can find something better used whether it be at a pawn shop or at CL.

IMO the dean wouldn't be worth the time.

i am not hating on deans exclusively, i have played a few and they are decent (read as subpar) and every time i have thought of one, i found a better guitar for a better price.


I'd rather have a Epiphone Explorer for sure, but they are hard to come by. Is it getting a low score here because dean uses cheap material such as humbucklers or is it something else?
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #8
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Generally it's because they are made cheaply and for the same prices you could probably find a better guitar.


FWIW That guitar is a Dean ZX and it goes for around that price new. I wouldn't bother. You can get a much nicer '79 series Z for a bit more money.
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:54 AM   #9
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Those guitars need some TLC. At least 2 of those guitars have warped necks and need some cleaning and new strings.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:02 AM   #11
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Generally it's because they are made cheaply and for the same prices you could probably find a better guitar.


FWIW That guitar is a Dean ZX and it goes for around that price new. I wouldn't bother. You can get a much nicer '79 series Z for a bit more money.


Yeah, I thought the price was kind of high even though it's in good condition other than a small scratch on the back. Maybe I can haggle the price down a bit. I'm gonna look around town to see If I see anything better before deciding.

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Those guitars need some TLC. At least 2 of those guitars have warped necks and need some cleaning and new strings.


I was gonna switch the necks out with a warmoth anyways.

Thanks for all the advice guys.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:36 AM   #12
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Unless you can get it for $150 or less I'd pass, that is almost new pricing.
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