Hey guys, I really suddenly started GAS'ing for an ML, but I don't want any of the shitty foreign ones. Most USA Deans cost upwards of $3,000 (lolikr) but I while ago I found out about the Dean USA 1000 series. Apparently they're made in USA then shipped off to be painted somewhere else, making them cost less than $3,000 (Like less then $1,500, though I haven't found any real dealers).

The only place I've found these for sale though is on Amazon and Ebay, and I haven't been able to find a single review, all I found was a Sevenstrings.org thread asking about them.

So, has anyone actually tried these? Knowing Dean I wouldn't buy one without trying it first, but I wanted to know if I should even bother.
My friend dropped £800 on a Dean ($1200) and hates it, it's failing him after just under a year, would not recommend them.

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
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Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
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EHX Little Big Muff
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