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Dean Z-X Electric Guitar

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Dean's version of this classic rock guitar features a basswood body, bolt-on neck, V-shaped tailpiece, fixed bridge, zebra pickups, and Grover tuners. The added string length created by the exclusive ... Click To Read More About This Product

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    $20429.00

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    $1860.00

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

Dean's version of this classic rock guitar features a basswood body, bolt-on neck, V-shaped tailpiece, fixed bridge, zebra pickups, and Grover tuners. The added string length created by the exclusive headstock coupled with the original Dean neck design provides incredible ease of play. Still offered in it's original configuration, the Z has withstood the test of time.

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FEATURES

  • Basswood body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 frets
  • 24-3/4" scale
  • 1-11/16" nut
  • Zebra humbuckers
  • Tune-o-matic bridge with string-thu-body
  • Dot inlays
  • Grover tuners
  • Chrome hardware
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DeanZ-X Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

Most Liked Positive Review

 

You gotta check this out!

I bought the Dean Z-X about a month ago and man, this thing is amazing. I play it through a Line 6 Spider II 30w. I've played a couple of nice Dime Explorers...Read complete review

I bought the Dean Z-X about a month ago and man, this thing is amazing. I play it through a Line 6 Spider II 30w. I've played a couple of nice Dime Explorers and the V, and this guitar has just as much tone and sustain. The amp has a built-in model called "insane", and when teamed up with the Z-X 's dual single-coils, it makes for some screaming sweeping solos. On a clean channel this axe has deep, warm, bluesy kind of tone. The case is big and heavy so I would suggest a gig bag for day to day use. Other than that, this guitar has sweet looks, the tone and sustain rival some of the more high end models, it's light-weight, and easy on the wallet( I paid a little over $350 with the case). You cant go wrong with this one.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

My first "real" guitar

To start off, this guitar has served me well for over a year. However, the sheer weight of this thing is enough to crush a small child. Do not under any circumstance buy...Read complete review

To start off, this guitar has served me well for over a year. However, the sheer weight of this thing is enough to crush a small child. Do not under any circumstance buy the hard case, you could kill a man with that alone. Instead I recommend one of the "gator" gig-bags for oddly shaped guitars. The weight was such a problem that the cloth strap I was using would often slip off and cause my guitar to crash down to the ground. Because of this problem there is now a crack where the neck attaches to the body. The pickups are standard, they don't make any sound and work well through my Vox AD30VT, which allows me to get a wide variety of tones. The tuners are Grover tuners, and before my neck crack they held a tune fantastically, I hope every guitar I own has them. Overall, It's a nice guitar, and I will only recommend it if you are extremely aware of it's shape and weight. I've turned my chair only to bang the very long body on my desk, and I often knock things over with the large headstock. But it is so beautiful that I grin and bear it through all of the flaws.

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(108 of 125 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You gotta check this out!

By m.a.

from Greenville, SC

Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

I bought the Dean Z-X about a month ago and man, this thing is amazing. I play it through a Line 6 Spider II 30w. I've played a couple of nice Dime Explorers and the V, and this guitar has just as much tone and sustain. The amp has a built-in model called "insane", and when teamed up with the Z-X 's dual single-coils, it makes for some screaming sweeping solos. On a clean channel this axe has deep, warm, bluesy kind of tone. The case is big and heavy so I would suggest a gig bag for day to day use. Other than that, this guitar has sweet looks, the tone and sustain rival some of the more high end models, it's light-weight, and easy on the wallet( I paid a little over $350 with the case). You cant go wrong with this one.

(66 of 93 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

a very great and fantastic guitar

By saliva4

from a bus

Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

this guitar is very good!!!its pickups are very good ,the sound quality is astonishing and the overall it is a beauty!!!!ive been in a big band for a couple of years and we have been through a lot together!!!!every tour i go on its always my dean!

(51 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING! You must get this NOW!!

By anomynous

from nevada

Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

I got this guitar in October 2004, and it has been by far my favorite guitar. It has great pickups, it is lightweight, and is just a dream come true for a guitarist. It is affordable, and worth the price. Ihis thing doesn't get out of tune for at least two months, which is great for me. Stop looking, because this is what you need!

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Wet Biscuit Mcgee

from Ohio

Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar, It might be a little on the heavy side, but it plays well, looks and feels awesome. A MUST BUY for anyone looking for a cheaper explorer

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great

By joe coffey

from lake bluff, IL

Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

this guitar is great, it has great tone, looks amazing, and is very affordable. it will play anything. it has great pickups, and go perfectly with the body. built perfectly, not top heavy, and great to be noticed. great for solos, or just a song.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Fiddle for the scrilla

By Cobra

from Spokane, Wa

Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

I originally bought this guitar to mutilate it and turn it into a chaos pad guitar, but after I got both the chaos pad and this guitar I was too impressed with how cool the two were individually. This guitar is definitely worth the money. It felt a little cheap when I first played it but after I adjusted the action and the pickups and slapped some new strings on it, it feels great. It also sounds very nice it screams when I need it to scream with very good sustain and crunch, but also sounds great clean. Its good for the deal.

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

this guitar is awsome

By Austin Bowers

from York PA

Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

Ive always wanted an explorer. so i found this one. i bought it and i love it. its a good guitar if youre a James Hetfield fan. a little heavy but a great sounding guitar, neck feels good. good for heavy metal.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what are you waiting for, just buy it!!!

By WAYNE WILCOX

from chattanooga,tn

Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

I have been obsessed with this guitar design for several years now. I chose the Dean for several reasons. First was cost. Times are kinda tuff, so I had to be realistic. I don't play in a band or make a living through music, but I wanted the look, feel, sound and reliability on a budget. Enter the Dean ZX. The look of this guitar was purely stunning. Mine is actually a darker grain than the stock photos here. This guitar is solid as a rock, but is comfortable to play. The fixed bridge sits perfect for pick hand muting, and for faster, more precise playing. I have two other guitars with Floyds and I can never seem to rest my right hand in a good spot. Thought I might be disappointed with the stock p-ups, I was wrong!! This guitar has great tone right out of the box, and was set up well. Over-all I could not be happier with this guitar. Aggressive look, plays and sounds great at a price that won't break the bank. Highly recommend this to a new or intermediate player.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The ZX

By The Only Medicine

from EastStroudsburg,PA

Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

This guitar definitly exceeded my expectations, I was expecting a cheaper quility guitar. But the moment I played and I felt like I was playing the real deal Explorer. The action on this guitar is low, it is very easy to solo on, and play arpeggios. Dean makes great guitars, especially their american models. I still want to get the gibson, but I'll always keep my Dean. The Zebra Humbuckers also give excellent sound, you don't have to upgrade the pick ups if you really don't want, but I'm going to throw some EMGs in this bad boy and call it a day. Definitly check it out, if you want to get the most guitar for your buck, grab this Dean and play it, you might just fall in love.

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

My first "real" guitar

By Chris

from Carver, MA

Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

To start off, this guitar has served me well for over a year. However, the sheer weight of this thing is enough to crush a small child. Do not under any circumstance buy the hard case, you could kill a man with that alone. Instead I recommend one of the "gator" gig-bags for oddly shaped guitars. The weight was such a problem that the cloth strap I was using would often slip off and cause my guitar to crash down to the ground. Because of this problem there is now a crack where the neck attaches to the body. The pickups are standard, they don't make any sound and work well through my Vox AD30VT, which allows me to get a wide variety of tones. The tuners are Grover tuners, and before my neck crack they held a tune fantastically, I hope every guitar I own has them. Overall, It's a nice guitar, and I will only recommend it if you are extremely aware of it's shape and weight. I've turned my chair only to bang the very long body on my desk, and I often knock things over with the large headstock. But it is so beautiful that I grin and bear it through all of the flaws.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Value...........Killer Guitar

By Randy

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Z-X Electric Guitar:

This is a sweet guitar. The tone is incredible, its simply a steal for this price.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing guitar

By Braden

from Minnesota

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

    Awesome guitar, bought it as my third guitar and it's amazing. The person who said it was heavy enough to kill a small child wasn't lying... it's a heavy guitar. But I have a guitar even heavier and it was only 70 dollars. I bought myself a second Celtic Gray guitar strap and it makes the guitar very manageable and playable.

    I would definitely invest in this guitar if I were you. It even comes paired with Daddario strings! It sounds very nice, I believe they're light strings.. maybe .8 or .9? Not sure, it doesn't specify.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Awesome guitar

    By Braden

    from Minnesota

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • It's A Heavy Guitar

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

    The person who said this guitar is heavy enough to kill a small child was not lying... this is a heavy guitar. The package weighed 16 pounds and it physically puts more strain on my shoulders than my Fender Strat and my Lyon LL15.

    Over all, the guitar is AWESOME!! The pickups are amazing and the sound and tone is awesome. It's good really for any style of music. I hope eventually my shoulder will readjust to the new weight and strain.

    Don't let the weight scare you though, it feels nice to wear and play on, but you will feel the effects in the long run if you play for 2+ hours standing up.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    New Review: EVERYTHING YOU WANT/NEED.....AND MORE!!

    By completely satisfied dean owner.

    from Iowa

    Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

    my dean turns a year old in a week.....and i still play it everyday, and on top of that i can't keep my eyes off of it! the finish is beautiful!. i also can't believe the sound it creates! There are alot of guitars out there that are far more expensive( gibsons!) that this is just as good, if not better than! if you got the money, and you have any brains at all, you should buy this ASAP! PS. Dont waste your time getting an explorer.....this is an explorer with a different name!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value

    By Greg

    from Kenosha, WI

    Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

    It's a $200 guitar. It plays very well right out of the box and is well made. I made some really minor adjustments and changed out the pickups and now it is incredibly hot. The looks are incredible. I like Dean products because they are inexpensive and they are built like tanks. I don't care about the bolt on neck limiting access to the upper frets. I will not let a piece of wood stand in the way of "getting after it" and neither should you. If you want to grab those notes, then grab them. I have other Deans with neck through construction but they are much more expensive than this model. It's a great value.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WOW

    By Asianguitars

    from Ohio

    Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

    this guitar is AMAZING! the neck is crazy fast with nice shaped frets for that perfect sound. the paint is beautiful and stageworthy. it stays in tune for a LONG time and the headstock is goreous with the rest of the guitar. overall its amazing, but you might wanna upgrade the pickups later on.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply Amazing

    By Torch21

    from Texas

    Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

    I got this dean a few months ago and it is completely amazing. Dont be sceptical because its a lower priced guitar, its incredible. The neck's shape contours my hand pefectly, and isnt too thin or thick. The grover tuners never come loose or anything like that so it stays in tune even with the V-headstock that also gives it longer sustain. the action is really low with no buzz. this guitar is simply amazing. The pickups are really good, but it would be better in the long run to switch them out for Seymor Duncans or something of that matter.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    AMAZING!

    By CSS

    from Cleveland Ohio

    Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

    I bought This Guitar a few months ago, and i cant get over how nice it plays for a price this cheap. its great for all types of players! 5 STARS!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great quality for an excellent price

    By Wanderer-X/Jack Graves of Outer Heav

    from brooklyn, ny

    Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

    honestly the only thing i did not like was the toneless zebra pickups set into stock, recommendation for a paf 58/ dimebucker combo, on this guitar, the grover tuners are high class and keep in tune, this is also a great guitar for players who wish to buy excellent quality and upgrade further, i now use this and my dbd tribute (upgraded) for a lot of song composition. everything else is solid and the looks (brazilaburst recommended) match it. overall great even years after you obtain it, with age this guitar plays just a tad bit sweeter.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    simply amazing

    By daniel arnold

    from Vancouver, WA

    Comments about Dean Z-X Electric Guitar:

    this guitar just has it all. its got a fast neck 4 shredding, gr8 pickups, and its drop dead gorgeous. the only thing i adzise is that u should change the strings when u get it cuz the stock 1s rnt that good. i just put some ernie ball power slinkys on it tho and now it screams. dont pass up this incredible steal.

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