The Exotica Koa acoustic-electric guitar is a grand auditorium style guitar with beautiful Koa wood top, sides, and back. There is no substitute for beautiful woods to greatly enhance the look and ton... Read More
The Exotica Koa acoustic-electric guitar is a grand auditorium style guitar with beautiful Koa wood top, sides, and back. There is no substitute for beautiful woods to greatly enhance the look and tone of an acoustic guitar. Each Exotica guitar is expertly tailored to achieve its own distinct tonal quality. Other features include a built-in preamp with a three-band EQ system and tuner, a spoked wood rosette, and rosewood headstock overlay with an abalone "Dean" inlay.
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I was looking for an electric-acoustic guitar for around $400. I went to guitar center and played all of them in the price range and thought that this guitar played and sounded the best. I got it and am still very happy with it. It was way better than any fender or ibanez in the same price range. If you are looking for an awesome guitar that is super fun to play and isn't too expensive then GET THIS GUITAR!
I'm not going to give this a guitar 5 stars because I'm going to be honest and put it on a pedestal, however on a scale of 0 to 5 i'd give it a 4.25 out of 5. I own a very nice Takamine and have frequently played a high end taylor that I get to play when I house sit for a guy I know, so I know what quality sounds like. This guitar is pleasant to hear and mine has no buzzing and it has pretty good action, not the best, and it sustains and carries the notes too pretty good too. It doesn't have the sound of a Taylor like the other reviewer wrote, let's be serious here, but still it does have the sound of a guitar two to two and a half times the price of this one. I'm happy I bought it and I think that if you are looking to save money but you want something with a real nice sweet, and crisp sound, I'd get this guitar. Although I would suggest saving up and buying a higher level Takamine or Taylor cause it's worth it. Also the tuner on this guitar (which I didn't know it had) isn't the best so you'll have a tuner, but you'd be better off with a different one. All in all it's worth the buy, looks beautiful, plays pretty good, and holds it's own.
Iv'e owned this guitar for about a year now and its a great guitar for the price. Iv'e had no buzzing at any frets but on some of the frets the strings have actually rubbed away or dented the fret where the string is played. Its a little hard to stay in tune, but as far as the body, I haven't been to carfull and it took a beating but did absoulutly no damage to the body or the sound quality of the guitar. After one year the guitar sounds just like it did when I bought it. So like I said, for the price, its a great guitar.
This guitar is great.......what can i say????? i purchased it recently from the guitar center in millbury mass and it sounds great, plays great, and the action is middle of the road, just the way i like it. i play it thru my kustom 35 watt amp, and sounds great.
I usually only buy Gibson or if money is tight and Epiphone. But when I stopped by the guitar center in Toledo and saw this Dean Exotica Koa, I thought wow that looks sharp. So, I sat down and played it and then I played some other more expensive guitars and found the Dean to hold it's own with guitars twice the price. So, I bought it and I love it. It plays real nice and looks unbelievable. I am thinking about getting another to leave in my parents place in Florida to play when I am there.
Jeez, i though that Taylor was the only company that made nice koa guitars but was i WRONG!! It sounds just like a taylor but for 1/4th of the price. Good job Dean. Way to make a cheap musician happy!! also great for fingerpicking styles too!
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