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Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd Transparent Brazilia Burst

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The Dean ML79 brings back some of the best features of the early days of Dean. The mahogany body and awesome flamed maple top provide great sustain. It sounds fabulous on everything from blues to clas... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

The Dean ML79 brings back some of the best features of the early days of Dean. The mahogany body and awesome flamed maple top provide great sustain. It sounds fabulous on everything from blues to classic rock to metal. Featuring a Floyd Rose-licensed trem, 2 Dean humbuckers, 22 jumbo frets and a set mahogany neck. The ML79 is also a joy to play, with a comfortable medium neck, great intonation and superb action.

FEATURES

  • Flamed maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 24-3/4" scale & 1-11/16" nut
  • Grover tuners
  • Locking nut
  • Gold hardware
  • 2 Dean humbucker pickups
  • 2 volume and 1 tone, 3-way selector
  • Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo bridge
  • Set mahogany neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 jumbo frets
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Dean'79 Series ML with Floyd
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Insane

This guitar is just phenomenal. I was guitar hunting for a very long time to find that perfect guitar. I wanted to step up and get a guitar that I wouldn't need to...Read complete review

This guitar is just phenomenal. I was guitar hunting for a very long time to find that perfect guitar. I wanted to step up and get a guitar that I wouldn't need to replace. I was doubtful, but when I picked this guitar up and played it, I was in awe. I have tried countless other guitars, and I just fell in love with this guitar the moment I played it. It killed other guitars priced much higher than it in sound, feel, even the way it looks. This guitar has gained a permanent place in my collection.

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Save your money. This is a stinker.

This is too much money to pay for a wall decoration. After a professional setup, it plays decent and sounds decent but tough the Floyd Rose and you will be out of tune....Read complete review

This is too much money to pay for a wall decoration. After a professional setup, it plays decent and sounds decent but tough the Floyd Rose and you will be out of tune. I purchased a tone block from a guy online who sells Floyd upgrades and that made the instrument a little more tolerable. However, the new tone block is a little larger and so the back cover has to remain off. I really wanted this to work because the guitar itself is very nice looking. Save up a little more money and buy an PRS or a ESP instead.

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(27 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Insane

By Somedude

from Collingswood, NJ

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

This guitar is just phenomenal. I was guitar hunting for a very long time to find that perfect guitar. I wanted to step up and get a guitar that I wouldn't need to replace. I was doubtful, but when I picked this guitar up and played it, I was in awe. I have tried countless other guitars, and I just fell in love with this guitar the moment I played it. It killed other guitars priced much higher than it in sound, feel, even the way it looks. This guitar has gained a permanent place in my collection.

(17 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

...sweet

By Goldsmith_

from Miami, FL

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

This guitar is totally awesome. It has souful cleans and crisp, heavy distortion, Dean style. You may want to change the stock pick-ups, but they are decent (what else would you expect?). The floyd rose also isnt exactly the best quality. But then again, the rich tone, radical shape, and beautiful finish make up for these minor flaws. It is one sweet guitar.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WHAT I THOUGHT...

By Cody Owen

from Wintersville

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

This guitar is exactaly what i thought it would be. the distortion is crisp and clean, its heavy sound is great, and its very easy to pick up and play... you can get great squeels, and loud harmonics, its also very smooth, and it just looks great... THE BEST GUITAR I'LL EVER HAVE!!!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One Awesome Guitar

By Swagman

from Brazil, IN

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

I've been a big Ibanez freak since I've started playing. I've tried almost every brand out there and still stayed w/Ibanez. Recently picked up a Dean ML79 reissue and it is the best freaking guitar I have ever played. Comfortable, and the neck is so much more accessable. Sounds, looks, and plays great. No wonder Dime chose these over all others.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sweet guitar

By deansrule441

from naples,fla

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

this is my second dean mL my first was a mL xt which is no longer made it had the floyd rose with a bolt on neck this model however takes it to another level with the set neck body and neck binding and a floyd rose its hard to beat however, i did change the bridge pickup to a dimebucker for a meaner metal tone but you can use the stock pickups also they are good for blues,rock and metal the neck pickup in this guitar is great as is. it is not to muddy and has great tone if you want a great guitar with a set neck and well made this is a great buy and it won`t break the bank

(6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

perfect for the price

By Anonymous

from riverbank,CA

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

This guitar is my first dean and i love it. It came with a decent floyd rose,i changed the bridge pickup to a dimebucker, i changed the knobs to black ones, i changed toggle switch caps to black,and thinking about to switch the floyd to an original blck double locking one. I don't its great for the price though get your dean wings today!

(4 of 120 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome guitar but needs more color obtions

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

I don't know alot about Dean guitars,but I do know that their obtions in color is very limited.I mean,don't get me wrong this Dean model is very extraordinary but they just don't have enough obtions in color.If they did than I would almost definetly would buy one.That's why I like Gibsons alot,because they have more obtions in color.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome exect for...

By Andrea Thomas

from CT

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

Overall this is a sweet guitar. the size of the neck and fretboard is great for soloing and even rythem. even down at the 20-22nd frets you have a good ammount of room. much more than a Les Paul, not as much as a SG/V. The only downsides to this guitar is that 1. its very bulky. if you buy the hardshall case with it the things a boat. Im not even joking ive had to do 3-point turns with the thing to turn around before. You have to sit a certain way with it too. im not complaining this is just something you should know before you buy it. 2. the pickups are ok. Their pretty ok for stock pickups but i would replace them in time. maybe with EMGs or Dimarzios. The bridge is a little weak sounding in my opinion. not alot of drive to it. But a 81 ot a super distortion would fix that nicely. other than that though its a great guitar. mine is gloss black and i love how on this dean they painted the whole neck and the back of the headstock. its a sweet looking guitar. o and one more thing. DONT GET THIS IF YOU DONT ALREADY HAVE A GOOD HARDTAIL/TREMOLO GUITAR. the floyd is great but unless you get a tremblocker say good bye to alternate tunings. trust me if you play metal (which you most likely do with this guitar) you will want to drop tune eventually if you dont already. So make sure you have a good Les Paul, SG, Strat, whatever before you get the floyd.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SICKKKK!!!!

By Adam Prince

from Stillwater, NY

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

I just got the dean 79' ML in trans-braziliaburst for christmas and it's great! The finish is spectacular and it fits in your hand amazingly. I am new to the floyd rose system and was having some problems at first but once i broke it in and began to understand how it works, i havnt had any trouble. I can now squeel and dive-bomb just like dime and stay perfectly in tune. The bridge pickup, like most have said, is nothing too fancy but i plan on changing it to a dimebucker to make it perfect. excellent, excellent guitar!

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Really good guitar

By Knox

from ATlanta , Georgia

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

Really good guitar and greeat deal for it just throw some bill lawerence L-500XL and this is much better then the FBD dean with the fruity stickers. This guitar is for anyone who likes blues, rock, jazz , and metal to death,melodic metal. 4 out of 5 really good guitar.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

War Machine

By Mike Nelson

from Eugene Or

Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

Off the rack, this guitar is quite well worth the asking price. Plays fast & easy, sounds great, feels very comfortable even though the materials would seem to make it uncomfortably heavy. I bought mine in satin black, then had one of our band sponsors airbrush some sick custom art for me, then had EMG 81/85 installed along with an 18v mod. War is what it's made for. Without having the high quality stock guitar to start with, it would be nice to look at while hanging on the studio wall because I wouldn't play it...simple as that. I have put this guitar through extreme temperature changes, doused it in stage blood, and maybe next I will chop some wood with it. I also own an American Washburn Dime with the exact same setup that cost me a lot more than I have into this Dean & there may be a few subtle differences, but very few players could tell. I do recommend getting a professional setup done 1st thing, as I always do with any new guitar, then spend some time finding out what this thing is capable of..

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Save your money. This is a stinker.

By blah blah blah

from Portland, OR

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      Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

      This is too much money to pay for a wall decoration. After a professional setup, it plays decent and sounds decent but tough the Floyd Rose and you will be out of tune. I purchased a tone block from a guy online who sells Floyd upgrades and that made the instrument a little more tolerable. However, the new tone block is a little larger and so the back cover has to remain off. I really wanted this to work because the guitar itself is very nice looking. Save up a little more money and buy an PRS or a ESP instead.

       
      5.0

      yes i would buy this again!

      By kier

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

      I love this guitar! it feels comfortable to play and sounds great. this guitar fits my style of playing well, I do a lot of fast finger work bending and lift offs, blending them into chords ( metal and blues), cranking on the whammy bar and really abusing the strings. After all that the strings stay in tune, maybe the G is out. it also has a great clean tone for strumming and it feels light and balanced after long periods of playing.

       
      5.0

      kicks butt

      By pigpen

      from da heights il

      Comments about Dean '79 Series ML with Floyd:

      this will be your favorite guitar.looks more beautifull in person.the floyde had to go.Would not stay tuned for nothing.Just stuffed some carefully measured oak blocks in back and it is awsome.The sustain is unbelievable.notes play for ever.I stuffed some zakk emgs i had and its all over. Plays and sounds better then my buddys vintage gibson explorer and flying v.

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