Dean Soltero, check the body carve....

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  1. telest

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  2. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    Kind of cool, but that tailpiece is just plain fugly, IMO...
     
  3. telest

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    Can't disagree with ya there...I didn't really notice it at first glance. :puh

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    i like it ...id love to see it in a bound fretboard though, i kinda miss the dean V headstock too but ...maybe it does work a lil better with this shape.
     
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    To quote Alfred E. Neumann, "blech."

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    I think it will grow on me. I like the understated headstock and the neck joint too.
     
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    The edge cutaway is kinda funky, but the whole shebang would look much better strung through the body. That big ol tailpiece is far too prominent!
     
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    I love it....
     
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    I prefer the Forge Guitars model, personally...
     
  11. stratzrus

    stratzrus Philadelphia Jazz, Funk, and R&B Supporting Member

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    Nice guitar!

    The tailpiece would be easy to replace.

    I would have prefered the Dean V headstock as well, but...nice.

    stratzrus
     
  12. Pete Galati

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    Check out the wood binding on this guitar:

    http://www.deanguitars.com/summer06/sol_gal1/pages/Soltero-BeautyShot-18_JPG.htm

    Dean turns out some slick guitars.

    I never liked Dean headstocks all that much.

    The tailpiece looks ok IMO. Changing it would be a bad plan IMO. It'll give you a good attack sound, closer to a string through type bridge than a Gibson tailpiece.

    I think they have a good tailpiece design, even if people aren't used to it.

    Pete
     
  13. Carlo95

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    As far as the bound neck goes check out the new Dean Soltero SL made in Japan. Yep, Japan made and high-end to the max! Very, very similar to the USA Soltero but the Soltero SL has a bound neck, C-neck instead of the Dean "V", same DiMarzio pickups as the USA model, just $1,000.00 cheaper. Damn near the same book-matched maple top as well. Picked up one over at Pantera over the weekend and I have been jamming every chance I get since then. Really fine quality guitar and second to none in it's price range. This guitar has sustain....big time......You want a Nugent feedback you will get that too. It just slams out tone when you get on it hard. I had to turn the amp down twice last night because I was waking up the wife and kids even though I was in the studio. Dean, you guys are killing my sex life. Play the Soltero till midnight and then crash and burn!!! Life is great!
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    Nice looking, in black at least, but I hate the fret markers.
     

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