Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar Tiger Eye 886830266430

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Originally designed with elegance in mind, the Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar has only improved with age. It's offered with its original 1980 specifications including the select mahogany body an... Click To Read More About This Product

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Originally designed with elegance in mind, the Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar has only improved with age. It's offered with its original 1980 specifications including the select mahogany body and neck. Other appointmets include: multi-ply binding, rosewood fingerboard, block inlays and gold hardware. In addition, the new Cadillac is now available with a carved, highly figured flame or quilted maple top.

Like the Dean ML, the Caddy has appeared both onstage and in videos of many top artists over the past two decades. The Cadillac's biggest moment might have been the night it appeared on stage as the Dean endorsee walked away with five Grammy Awards.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options. Case sold separately.

Features
  • Arched Figured Maple Top
  • Mahogany Body
  • 24-3/4" Scale & 1-11/16" Nut
  • Grover Tuners
  • Gold Hardware
  • Zebra Pickups
  • Tune-O-Matic Bridge
  • Set Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • Block Inlays
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
5 year parts and labor warranty against defects.


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DeanCadillac Select Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 35 reviews)

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Reviewed by 35 customers

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5.0

I will buy another because you can't beat this guitar.

By none

from Northeastern new york.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar:

      I wanted one of these since i first saw them in the early 90's. I was given one as a birthday gift last year and have since looked into obtaining another . I would love to see o white cadillac with gold hardware and trapizoid position markers or evena white cadillac with all black hardware and black pickups.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Underated

      By Ryan Cox

      from Columbus, OH

      Comments about Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar:

      This is the second Dean that I have owned, and hands down one of the sickest guitars I have ever played. I actually picked mine up at a pawn shop for <$300. Glad I finally got my hands on a Cadillac. Mine is the Cherry Burst and it looks very classy with the gold hardware and binding all around. It's not $3k Gibson nice, but it's very nice for the price. I play mostly metal, and Deans make very good metal guitars. The neck is fast and the pickups are hot. It has a very nice warm, clear tone when played through the clean channel of my tube anp as well. No guitar is perfect, especially at this price range, but the Caddy is pretty close for me. I'm going to sand down the back of the neck beccause I hate the gloss finish on the back of the neck. I'll probably replace the pickups as well, the stock ones are good but they could be better. Overall I love this guitar, the body shape and headstock add just the right amount of edge. I've been told the the shape of the headstock helps to stay in tune. I can say that this guitar stays in tune very well. I prefer les pauls over strats. I like a nice heavy solid guitar with a carved top. The Caddy has the feel of a lp and more, probably my design favorite ever.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good for the money

      By Wildman62

      from NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Looks And Neck Are Great

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • High Fret
      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar:

      I had a Dean Elite back in the day and should have kept it. This guitar in Tiger Eye had me the minute I saw the pix. I'm not afraid to buy guitars online so I got this one for a great price. Fit and finish are great, only issues I had was a dead note on B string at 12 fret, so I had that section of frets dressed and now it's all good. I also added a Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge to brighten it up. If you are a metal guy you'll love this guitar cause it's "Dark" sounding indeed. Has a very much Les Paul feel to the neck and seems to be pretty well made!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good guitar for the money

      By Brandon Mcferrin

      from Charleston, MS

      Comments about Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar:

      For the money this is a great guitar. It is pretty and plays really well. The main problem is finding a case for it to fit in. The headstock won't allow it to fit in standard cases, and the Dean case for this guitar is like $200. Just keep that in mind.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Waited long enough for this great guitar

      By Rick Fontanes

      from Florida

      Comments about Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar:

      I waited 30 odd years to finally get this guitar.I have wanted this guitar since I first saw Ric Ocasek playing it in the late 70's. I guess one would say in time I settled. That has been blown out of my vocabulary. This is what you want if normal is not your calling. This guitar can play anything you choose to. But, if the body shape throws you off, remember the sound &amp; price are more important than the look. Those of us who have families,mortgages,bills. will remember how it felt to play that one elusive tone monster with the college loan crippling price tag.Try to find one, if you can. Better yet, order it sight unseen,test it out. you will not send this one back. I got the Tiger Stripe, though the Cherry burst is just as good. Remember this is mahogany with a maple cap so it will do sweet yet it can do metal too.
      I have always wanted this guitar. It is the best of all great guitars, Les Paul-Bluesbird mahogany/maple body. set neck... possibly a longer tennen then the afore mentioned. Different shape then the cookie cutter normal shapes we so identify as rock guitars. This thing grinds, mellows out, hell it does it all. VERY WELL. I did not turn this beastie up until I relized it was only at 5 about an hour into checkingit out. My other guitars are going to be lonly for a while .
      The guitar showed up to my house. I looked it over the neck binding was cracked on either side near the head stock. Called Musicians Friend, Told them about it. We got it set up for return. They sent out a replacement within hours of the scan. A week later that Cadillac showed up. It was pristine &amp; perfect. Played it, I was transported back to that point in life when I heard &amp; played guitars with that sound,tone,magic,in their bodies &amp; necks. I am so satisfied with this purchase.
      Come on now. This is a no brainer... mid 400's, for the perfect sound-tone, feel. I have an acoustic that is 60 or so years old, a jazz box that I thought could not be bested. I was wrong this is the same thing only it has a whole lot of overhead. The pick-ups may be standard but they are tonally balanced, loud &amp; just right for a start. They make my alnico v's wheeze on the same amps. I have to change the settings when this guitar gets plugged in.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Almost made me scream like a 10 year old girl at a Justin Beiber concert.

      By Shredder16

      from East Coast

      Comments about Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar:

      This guitar is a combination of my 2 favorite guitars, a Les Paul and an Explorer. And boy does it sound amazing. Plays amazing too. I have never played a nicer Dean, and it will definitely be my next guitar!

       
      5.0

      Awesome guitar

      By Camilo

      from Quito, Ecuador

      Comments about Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar:

      I've just got mi Caddy. Man it's sounds like hell, got an amazing feedback and the strings sensitivity kinda simplifies soloing. Something I love about Dean guitars is that they are very versatile, you can play any kind of Metal with them, and the Cadillac model is not the exception, plus this guitar body is very attractive, a sweet fusion between a les paul and an explorer

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Quality, Looks, and Playability

      By Hum Buckerz

      from Ohio

      Comments about Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar:

      Owned mine a little over a month now. Cherryburst finish is perfect. Plays similar to a Paul. Great neck, frets and setup was "spot on" at delivery. Gigged with it about 3 times now. All tones are easy thru a Line 6. Everything from clean 50's rock and blues to 80's metal, sounds great. Just roll off tone knob on the bridge pup a little. Great value. Get one, and fall in love.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dean Cadillac Tiger Eye

      By IzzytheDog

      from Maine

      Comments about Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar:

      Just got this guitar today. Beautiful guitar, not a blemish. Weight seems just shy of a LP Studio so it's got some heft. With the body cutouts, a comfortable guitar overall. Action was freakishly low but plays well(and fast), up and down the neck. But I did find a 1st fret buzz. The neck seems to be totally straight so a slight tweak on the truss rod should clear up the buzz. The zebra pickups sound good and have a cool classic look but there's a pair of Seymour Duncan SH-8's slated for this guitar. Also, ordered a Gator Cobra gig bag and it fits perfect and didn't break the bank. This is my new go-to guitar and with the SH-8's, I'll have the coolest ax in town. Thanks Dean!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exceeded my expectations...

      By Believer-Ha_LT

      from New Albany, Mississippi

      Comments about Dean Cadillac Select Electric Guitar:

      I bought a Dean Boca 12-string a few months ago, and was very pleased with the quality and ease of play. I also play an Epi Les Paul and Fender MIM Telecaster. I decided to take a chance on the Caddy because I wanted something a little different. I wasn't disappointed! My cherry burst is absolutely beautiful. The finish is flawless, the setup was very good right out of the box, and mine even came with D'Addario strings. The binding and quilted top make it look like a $1000-$2000 instrument. I like the pups, nice highs and good mid-range. Good blues/classic rock machine. By the way, the Tantrum 42.75" long "Skull" case fits it perfectly. Definitely a keeper. I highly recommend, and thanks to Dean!

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