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Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar

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The Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Bass has beauty that's more than skin deep. It goes all the way to the tone. While the ash body and top deliver a crisp low end and the mahogany neck offers stability and ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

The Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Bass has beauty that's more than skin deep. It goes all the way to the tone. While the ash body and top deliver a crisp low end and the mahogany neck offers stability and responsiveness, there's more going on inside.

Case sold separately.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body type: Dreadnought
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Quilted Ash
  • Back & sides: Quilted Ash
  • Bracing pattern: Info not available
  • Body finish: High Gloss Natural
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: D
  • Nut width: 1.6" (41mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Neck wood: Mahogany
  • Scale length: 34"
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Neck finish: High Gloss Natural
Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: DMT
  • Configuration: Soundhole mounted preamp
  • Preamp EQ: 4-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: Yes
Other
  • Headstock overlay: None
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast Sealed
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Saddle & nut: Daeil Chemical (Plastic)
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Tonewoods
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Info not available
SPECIFICATIONS
  • 34" scale length
  • 22 frets
  • 1-3/4" nut
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DeanExotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (4)
  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Stays in tune (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

great instrument!

i am bass guitar player in many bands and i've been through many basses although this is the best bass i've ever used and certainley one of the most stylish(i rented a trans blue...Read complete review

i am bass guitar player in many bands and i've been through many basses although this is the best bass i've ever used and certainley one of the most stylish(i rented a trans blue version)and just 2 top it off this is a great all around instrument from pro 2 beginner u won't be let down

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

beautifull guitar, but is lacking in sound

wood work is really gorgeous, seems the guitar didnt have enought depth and bass to it. Highs were pretty good, and plugged in, it was very good, unplugged was not the best...Read complete review

wood work is really gorgeous, seems the guitar didnt have enought depth and bass to it. Highs were pretty good, and plugged in, it was very good, unplugged was not the best and the action was a little to high for my taste.

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(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great instrument!

By levi ballabina

from norris,tennessee

Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

i am bass guitar player in many bands and i've been through many basses although this is the best bass i've ever used and certainley one of the most stylish(i rented a trans blue version)and just 2 top it off this is a great all around instrument from pro 2 beginner u won't be let down

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice Acoustic

By joshgt85

from Eugene OR

Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

I love the quilted ash, it looks a lot better in person. this bass gets a great full sound despite not having as large a body as others I tried, I compared it to the Ibanez exotic wood acoustic bass and I liked this better, the neck on this bass was a lot closer to the neck on my electric. The only reason I gave it a four star is because the book matching on the laminate top isn�ۡ���t lined up right and its noticeable so just pick and choose for the best one

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

beautifull guitar, but is lacking in sound

By nathan

from fort walton beach, FL

Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

wood work is really gorgeous, seems the guitar didnt have enought depth and bass to it. Highs were pretty good, and plugged in, it was very good, unplugged was not the best and the action was a little to high for my taste.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exotica

By Nick

from Midlothian Illinois

Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

I received this as a gift from my father and he told me over the phone it was the nicest acoustic bass he's ever seen. And when I came to get it she dropped my jaw. Its a shame the pictures on here r so terrible because it the most beautiful wood grain. Its got a brownish gold binding. Its light it sounds nice ant it turns heads. I don't play her that much because I'm getting adjusted to a tight 5 string. All and all its a 5 out of 5 for me even if it a grandpa's guitar LOL.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Dean Exotica Acoustic Bass

By Bruce Huntington

from Ocean Beach California

Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

I purchased a Dean Exotica acoustic bass and realized that it had a defective pickup. I took it back to The Guitar Center. They were out of these basses, but had one shipped in the next day. This new bass had a very bad rattle across the entire neck and was unplayable. I took the bass to a Luthier and had him do a complete setup including replacing the plastic saddle on the bridge with a bone saddle. I also put on $50 flat wound strings. The work cost me $150, which seems like a lot, but I now have a fantastic bass that I will put up against any other acoustic bass I have ever heard! It was money well spent.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very pleasantly surprised!

By Chris Steiner

from Baltimore, Maryland

Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

I have been playing a KONA brand acoustic electric bass for years, at bonfire partys, the beach, anywhere that an acoustic jam might break out and it played well and sounded pretty darn good even unplugged. That said, this new Dean simply blows the 'ole KONA away. The fit and finish is excellent, it plays very nicely, the action and feel is comparable to my Fender American Jazz Deluxe bass and it is one of the most visually striking guitars I have seen. The quilted ash top is perfectly bookmatched and the binding Dean chose is a beautiful compliment to the body woods. Add the built in tuner and the Dean pre-amp and now I'm wondering how they can sell this beaut' for less than $400!!! Two output jacks, a standard 1/4" plug and also an XLR (mic' cable) jack are also standard. Kudos to Dean for building such an awesome acoustic bass and making it affordable for just about any budget!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice looking bass

By Jeffrey Baker

from Phoenix, AZ

Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

I have owned it for 5 days. i love it. It hits every note up and down the fretboard. It has a nice tone. It is staying in tune very well. This bass is much more pleasing than I thought it would be. I am not going to adjust anything. It works fine the way it is. The only complaint is that it only has one hook for the strap. You will need to get a quick release strap to hook the other end of your strap on. The battery in it was dead when I got it home. I had to run to the store to get one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Acoustic Bass

By Michael

from undisclosed

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Rich Sound
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

    I'm just a guitar player who like to occasionally play the bass, and do home recording. This is a great bass for the money.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Look, good sound.

    By Steven McAdams

    from MD

    Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

    I love my Dean bass. It looks fantastic and sounds almost as good. Plugged in, I find that in order to get "my tone" I have to cut the high and mid eqs way out while leaving the low flat. Otherwise it's a little to tinny for my taste. What I do love is it sounds so different from my other bass which is a 5 string electric. If I'm being picky the action's a bit high but nothing a good luthier can't help me rectify. I am very happy with my choice.

     
    5.0

    Beautiful looking and sounding

    By kdimanna

    from Biddeford, ME

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

        Awesome sounding bass. Acoustic is especially helpful for practicing without needing to bring around an amp.

         
        4.0

        Excellent.

        By TBone

        from Kansas City Kansas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

            Thanks.

             
            5.0

            Big bang for little bucks!

            By Chris "Thunder Thumbs" Steiner

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Rich Sound
            • Stays In Tune

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

              After playing Martins, Hohners, Taylor AB series, Ibanez, Tacoma Thunder Chief, and every other brand acoustic bass I saw, I found this beauty hanging on the wall at Guitar Center and couldn't resist picking it up and giving it a tickle. Best money I've ever invested in a musical instrument. This bass sounds fabulous plugged in and projects enough bass tone unplugged for bonfire jams and beach jams with other acoustic instruments and hand percussion. The pre-amp, on board tuner and equalization controls allow for quite a wide variety of usable tones and the bass is light and relatively comfortable to play. Nice job Dean!

               
              5.0

              Worth the money.

              By Wilkins

              from undisclosed

              About Me Novice

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Feel
              • Stays In Tune

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Recording

                Comments about Dean Exotica Quilted Ash Acoustic-Electric Bass Guitar:

                This bass is all I have been looking for in a acoustic bass and a little extra. Excelente for jamming and recording. Well contructed and has a beautiful finish.

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