Price paid: $ 999
Purchased from: Gear Hounds
Sound — 8
This guitar is perfect for metal. It has a very rich full sound. Neck pickup has a nice strong bass without sacrificing tone. Sounds great in the clean setting. Bridge pickup has more bite and sounds really sick with distortion. This guitar can be used for all kinds of music from jazz to progressive metal. I use the Dean Razorback V with my Hiwatt 100 Watt Half Stack and my Vox VT100 modeling amplifier. I'm able to achieve a wide range of sounds and this guitar is definitely worth the price tag.
Overall Impression — 10
Perfect match for metal music. Designed by guitarist Dimebag Darell (Pantera). Great for all genres. Its important to get use to playing it sitting down for its a different setup because the body shape is a V. Favorite thing about it is definitely the body and look. It also sounds wonderful. I would definitely advise people looking to buy a guitar to check this one out. Best guitar I've played after 9 years of looking.
Reliability & Durability — 9
This guitar has withstood hours of live play. I've used it many times for shows and it has fulfilled my every expectation. The floyd rose keeps the guitar in perfect tune even when I abuse the whammy bar. I've used sometimes wihout a backup but it never hurts to be safe. The finish has been great.
Action, Fit & Finish — 9
The hardware on this guitar is perfect. The action needed a little adjusting at least for me because I prefer it lower to the neck. The Floyd Rose worked out great especially after I put some new strings on. The maintenance does take a little more time however because of the tremolo. Pickup selector and volume/tone knobs are a little stiff but nothing time wouldn't solve. Factory settings are fine. I play with heavier strings so you might want to get the action set up if your going to drop tune the guitar. Sounds great and looks bada-s.
Features — 9
- Mahogany Top / Body - 24-3/4" Scale - 1-11/16" Nut - Set Mahogany V Neck - Ebony Fingerboard - Pearl Dime Razor Inlays - Grover Tuners - Black Hardware - DBD Traction Knobs - Floyd Rose Original Bridge - USA DMT "DimeTime" Neck Pickup - Dimebucker Bridge Pickup - Hardshell Case Included - Black With Green Bevels