Razorback Two-Tone review by Dean

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 10
  • Features: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.8 Superb
  • Users' score: 8.3 (139 votes)
Dean: Razorback Two-Tone
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Price paid: $ 1555.5

Purchased from: New York

Sound — 10
If you plan on playing blues do not buy this guitar, this axe was made to be pure metal. I use it with a Marshall AVT150 stack, Jim Dunlop Crybaby classic wah pedal and Line 6 Uber metal pedal. Using both pickups gives you a unbelievebly heavy sound, expecially whn the the Uber Metal kicks in, and the treble pickup gives you great squealing solos. This guitar is great for fast paced shredding, slow harmonicing solos, anytype of metal this can do.

Overall Impression — 10
If you want to play metal this guitar is the choice 4 u. I have been playing for just over 6 years now and this is the best buying choice I have made. I also have a Gibson SG and les paul and though they r both top quality guitars I would throw them both away for my Dean. If it was stolen, firstly I would hunt the guy down and then get another 1 the next day. I love everything about it from the shape, to the sound and I always get tht exitment like when you get a new guitar everytime I plug it in. The best feature I would say is the shape because it is not often you see a guitar like this, I would tht if it wasn't a guitar it would be a weapon because of the points. The only thing I which it had was the emg85 as standard because I think the sound is much better with it, I don't regret tht change at all.

Reliability & Durability — 10
Everything on this guitar is pretty solid, the only thing I would say that it is easy to bash the points in a crambed space but on stage it is great. The finish s also pretty thick, the strap has never fallen off when I'm playing and I don't have strap locks.

Action, Fit & Finish — 10
There was absolutly nothing wrong when it came, the only thing I had to do was drop D it. I picked the two tone finish because I thought it was best basically. I was looking at the shards but close up I didn't like it as much so then I was going to get the explosion becos on the Dean website it had a lot of black and dark Orange around the edge but when I saw it 4 real it was almost all bright Orange.

Features — 9
The Razorback was designed by the late Dimebag Darrel and is made in the USA. The neck has 22 rosewood jumbo frets with razorblade mother-of-pearl inlays and a special razorblade inlay on the 12. The shape is as metal as you can get, however the points can get bashed easily because of the size of the guitar. The size is also something you should think about before buying as when it's in the hardcase it leaves only 1 inch free in the car. It has a flyod rose original floating trem and sounds brill, and it never goes out of tune no matter how much you turn the tuning knobs when the nuts are tight. It has a 3-way toggle switch (neck, bridge, both pickups) and 2 volume and 2 tone controls. It comes with a seymour duncun dimebucker bridge pickup which gives great treble sound and allows the best harmonics. However I changed the Diazio neck pickup to a EMG 85 because I didn't think the diazio was that good. It came with 2 allen keys, 1 for the tune locks and 1 for the floyd rose and 1 spanner for the wammy. Apart from the bridge pickup this is the best guitar I have played and I have played gibsons, Jackson PRS. An amazing guitar.

41 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Robert_Terry
    ok that comment above is spelt like a drunken guys comment should i ment they sound shit clean THEY SOUND AMAZING LIVE Sorry for the double post
    eurodude
    the customshop model matt has costs over $4000, a friend of mine contacted them with the same question. it's custom usa made.
    cahshyjohn
    i Am Thinking of Getting a Razorback does anyone know where i can get the white and gold one like Matt heafy of Trivium Rip Dime
    Shinozoku
    cahshyjohn wrote: i Am Thinking of Getting a Razorback does anyone know where i can get the white and gold one like Matt heafy of Trivium Rip Dime
    The Dean custom shop, I'm pretty sure xD I'm thinking the same as you, I love white guitars with gold appointments. Especially the pointy ones
    LarsHamfield
    I want Matts one as well how do i contact Dean custom shop and will the guitar be about 500 dollars like the Rebel Razorback
    Dimebag_abbott
    In answer to Larshamfield, if you want the same one as matt heafy you'll have to part with 3 and a half thousand!!!!!
    ready4thebreak
    I love how they look and feel.(although it's not the right look for me) But seriously these things aren't worth the money. Your basically paying for the fact that dimebags dead. Plus you can go buy a Dean ML XM for a 150 bucks. Smack the same pickups in it and paint it if you ever so please.
    soul_taker
    Shinozoku wrote: cahshyjohn wrote: i Am Thinking of Getting a Razorback does anyone know where i can get the white and gold one like Matt heafy of Trivium Rip Dime The Dean custom shop, I'm pretty sure xD I'm thinking the same as you, I love white guitars with gold appointments. Especially the pointy ones
    Didnt he play a razorback with that extremely well done "rust" finish?
    LarsHamfield
    yes Matt does PlaShinozoku wrote: cahshyjohn wrote: i Am Thinking of Getting a Razorback does anyone know where i can get the white and gold one like Matt heafy of Trivium Rip Dime The Dean custom shop, I'm pretty sure xD I'm thinking the same as you, I love white guitars with gold appointments. Especially the pointy ones Didnt he play a razorback with that extremely well done "rust" finish? He plays both But his Gold one is quite new he used to always use His Rust but now He Alternates
    LarsHamfield
    Soul Taker He plays with both He alternates but at the moment he uses the Gold Burst More Thats The one i Like
    burningcowsrule
    This guy's been playing 6 years and has one of these? And an SG and a Les Paul? I'm so ****in' jealous right now
    the1
    I want one, but apparently they aren't worth the money. Damn it.
    Triviumfan54
    great guitar shame about the price tag, especially the american versions. might save and get one in like 20 years
    DopeDanny
    i believe the 2 tone is the paint job,ya know the black with silver trim 2 tone paint scheme on it
    gtr-boy
    what a fag guitar, a guitar just for one type of music thats fag excpesially for the price you pay definettly not wurth it
    metalupurass42
    gtr-boy wrote: what a fag guitar, a guitar just for one type of music thats fag excpesially for the price you pay definettly not wurth it
    Dude, learn how to spell.
    doki
    i might buy one in four years when they've all been traded in at my local second hand store and i'll pay 2-300 for it
    american-psycho
    wow these things are good but not good enough to pay $4000 for are you ****ing insane!?! and yeah gtr boy should really leard to spell
    american-psycho
    wow these things are good but not good enough to pay $4000 for are you ****ing insane!?! and yeah 'gtr-boy' should really learn to spell
    LarsHamfield
    gtr-boy is the fag its not made for one type of music it has the parts and Body on it thers no regulation to wat u can play with u loser on ebay theire only 1000 Dollars though ebay is very risky i got my fingers burned when i bought a Platinum BC rich Warlock Of it I had to replace pick ups And now i have to buy and Trem I was Thinking Floyd Rose can sumone help with some advice about Treems
    bondzer
    i want this guitar. need to get some money i have tryed it out once and its just the best
    ml_03054
    This Razorback is not made in the US it is made in Korea or China and the inlay is not really a mother of pearl inlay either. The reveiwer also mispelt Dimes name!! But it is a MAD guitar love the design!!
    sandman321
    soul_taker wrote: Shinozoku wrote: cahshyjohn wrote: he has like 50 dean guitars and him and the other guy ( i forgot his name) get for free because there the new spokesperson for dean sence dime passed away (they got to have people to represent their guitars) i Am Thinking of Getting a Razorback does anyone know where i can get the white and gold one like Matt heafy of Trivium Rip Dime The Dean custom shop, I'm pretty sure xD I'm thinking the same as you, I love white guitars with gold appointments. Especially the pointy ones Didnt he play a razorback with that extremely well done "rust" finish?
    EmoSlayer666
    This guy got ****ing ripped off.. 1,550?? Its only $1100 on Musicians Friend.. And if you want the White Razorback that Matt Heafy uses, your gonna have to dish out about 6,000. Because its from the Dean Custom Shop.. And the Rust Tribute Razorback are sold out. They Only made a limited amount.. And Those too were about 6,000..
    Punk2Guitar
    it's 999 euro's ...in holland so...I ordered the Explosion finish , ****in kicks ass ;P
    jamesk1
    wow, what can i say but dont listen to this guy... first of all i bought this guitar for $950 out the door and it was the worst mistake i made. also, this guitar was not made in the USA it was made in some chinese sweat shop, it even says so on the back of the neck, lol. now dont get me wrong dean makes some pretty good quality guitars but this is not one of em. the quality of the wood sucks, the licensed floyd rose sucks, the dimebucker pickup is awesome (if you can get it to work). also with 2 out the 3 same model guitars i was sent no matter how much i had a shop tech set the guitar up there was always a problem with buzzing at the 11th and 12th frets. also he agreed with me this guitar is a piece of crap. people, learn from my mistake, if your gonna get a dean get a USA model or none at all. it is so worth the extra. well thats it for me venting, keep shredding and Dimebag forever!!!
    Mikey p
    im in the UK and i wanna get a razorback but im also looking at jackson v's not sure wot to do... i cant try the razorback cos the store near me doesnt stock it. but theve got loads of jacksons. and i want one with a floyd rose cos triviuim make me wanna get one. so yeh any help. also i saw a website where there are razorbacks for 699. HELP R.I.P Dimebag
    serbusfish
    cheapest ive seen them for is 749 at www.dolphinmusic.co.uk, ive ordered a two-tone on credit, I havent got to pay for it til december 2007! kickass, should be with me by the end of january as they have short stock at the moment
    Shred676
    haha. ofcourse these guitars are crap. i mean yeah, dime designed em, zakk wylde uses one, trivium use em, n a whole loada others use em. but yeah, their so crap aint they. dumb shits. you guys have seriuosly gotta grow up if you think that it makes you harder for dissin a guitar. its clearly a great guitar. stop tryna get attention by bein a 'rebel'. sad bastards tbh. Fuckin' mint guitar. RIP Dime
    Robert_Terry
    i hated the ol' dime model, but this is quite sexy, and they play well (i know the korean one does) and sound awesome deirty, but honestly shit live, and they are overpriced. N.b. the green bumble bee finish is really great...if they just stuck it on a les paul