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.