Price paid: $ 899
Purchased from: guitar center online
Sound — 10
It goes really good with thrash metal which is what I play its also good with groove metal, I am using it with a Line 6 amp with a Boss mt 2 metal zone pedal. It is not noisy at all, it is really good with clean and has a wide spread of different of genres it can play.
Overall Impression — 10
I play thrash metal and old school death metal its a perfect match. I've been playing for about 7 years, the other I gear I own is a bc rich warlock, a Fender strat, and a Ibanez rg. I wish I would have known a little bit more about the Floyd Rose tremolo. If it were stolen or lost I would buy it again if I have the money. The thing I enjoy most about this guitar is that its really light weight and it has really good passive pickups and it stays in tune with the floyd rose. The only thing I hate is the flamed finish because it shows finger prints all over the body. I compared it to other Dean guitars like the dave mustaine signatures and other Dean guitars, also with the bc rich kerry king signature guitar and the jeff hannimen signature guitar as well.
Reliability & Durability — 10
Yes it will with stand live playing its very light as well. The hardware does seem like it will last except for the Floyd Rose I think that will last for about 4 years, I can depend on it I would use it for a gig. The finish is pretty good the paint doesn't chip real easy when dinged at the edge of something.
Action, Fit & Finish — 10
The action and finish was really good I just had to set up the tuning I wanted for the Floyd Rose bridge which is d standard. No problems with the wood or the bridge Floyd Rose stays perfectly in tune. No problems with the locking nuts or the floyd the action was perfect. None of the controls were loose.
Features — 9
It was made in 2010, 3 way toggle passive pickups a Dean humbucker as the neck pick and a L500XL bridge pickup, 24-3/4" scale, mahogany body and neck tuners are locking Floyd Rose and grover tuners body is an ml shape volume, tone, and a master tone. Finish is flamed blue top with a lightning bolt around the body and neck through construction.