New Dean Hardtail... I luv it.

johnnybrulez

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This has to be the best purchase price to performance/looks ratio I've ever completed. To say I love this guitar is an understatement! I still think the world of PRS Guitars but getting an axe like this at such a great price is just sick! A comparable PRS would cost a heck of alot more. And I won't be able to get an ebony board as dark as this.

Nice top? Check.
Cool inlays? Check.
Tone Pros Bridge? Check.
Dark Ebony Fretboard? Check.
Loud Acoustic Resonance? Mega Check. (One of the best I've ever played)
Pick ups? Seymour Duncan... and the rawk! Check.


Did I mention I love this guitar? :dude All I need is a Dean Girl and I am so content with life. I am now a believer in Dean guitars.

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uberpict

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Sweet guitar! Shouldn't that be czech? :D Or is it Korean? Either way nice guitar but those Czech girls are hawt! My better half is of Czech/Bohemian/Moravian ancestry so I can vouch for that! :D
 

johnnybrulez

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Sweet guitar! Shouldn't that be czech? :D Or is it Korean? Either way nice guitar but those Czech girls are hawt! My better half is of Czech/Bohemian/Moravian so I can vouch for that! :D

Ee? Hehehe. There are hot czech and Korean dean girls. But the guitar is USA.
 

brandie_witch

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Wow, that's a beautiful one!

Got mine last weekend, after looking for a while for a LP type gtr with the strap button near the 12th fret.

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johnnybrulez

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Wow, that's a beautiful one!

Got mine last weekend, after looking for a while for a LP type gtr with the strap button near the 12th fret.

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Damn that flametop is awesome. Happy for you too sir. You're right about the Les Paulishness of the guitar. Really a monster type of tone once you overdrive the thing. More so than my Paul Reed Smiths when it comes to depth.

Great guitar.
 

Kalalau Hiker

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The Dean Hardtail is a much under known and under appreciated axe around these parts. For certain uses.. they slay a PRS. I got hooked on the value - especially bought used as they unfortunately do NOT retain their retail value - due to the fact that Dean makes mostly metal guitars - so old school rockers seem to steer away from them.

I have 5 now - and need to sell 2.. One has WCR Darkbusrts in it and sounds SO good it has to be heard.

PIX to come
 

johnnybrulez

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The Dean Hardtail is a much under known and under appreciated axe around these parts. For certain uses.. they slay a PRS. I got hooked on the value - especially bought used as they unfortunately do NOT retain their retail value - due to the fact that Dean makes mostly metal guitars - so old school rockers seem to steer away from them.

I have 5 now - and need to sell 2.. One has WCR Darkbusrts in it and sounds SO good it has to be heard.

PIX to come

I know. Let's just say that a PRS Custom 22 stoptail and a Dean Hardtail were the same price. (Which they are clearly not...)

I'd actually take the Dean Hardtail in a heart-beat. I've never played and loved any Custom 22 like this. And I am a PRS freak. (Custom 24 w/ trems are different stories... ^_^)

The fact that they're about 1,000 or much more cheaper and they have more costly hardware is just ridiculous. I bought mine 'new' and it costs way less than a used PRS Custom 22. And those guitars usually have non-adjustable wrap-around bridges.
 

Kalalau Hiker

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I know. Let's just say that a PRS Custom 22 stoptail and a Dean Hardtail were the same price. (Which they are clearly not...)

I'd actually take the Dean Hardtail in a heart-beat. I've never played and loved any Custom 22 like this. And I am a PRS freak. (Custom 24 w/ trems are different stories... ^_^)

The fact that they're about 1,000 or much more cheaper and they have more costly hardware is just ridiculous. I bought mine 'new' and it costs way less than a used PRS Custom 22. And those guitars usually have non-adjustable wrap-around bridges.

yup - I think the PRS is it's own animal - and of you switch the pups - you can get it more vintage sounding. I actually like the necks better on MY handpicked PRS's ... but I DON'T like a LOT of PRS necks I've played. To me the Hardtail is closer to an LP sound, especially with the 4 control knobs ... for full on hard rock to blues rock to metal I like the Hardtail better ... for fusiony stuff I like the PRS. The hardtails KILL the PRS in terms of sustain.

here's some shots of my own personal Dean girl with my first Hardtail (well... SHE's obviously my NUMBER ONE :D , but that's my first DEAN hardtail) and my Dean Caddy Select (w Gibby Explorer pups- that's a killer axe too .. paid $375 for it! )

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clmazza

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Congrats on a fine purchase! Dean USA Hardtails are still major sleepers :dude ..get 'em while you can! I have five myself :)

Bob.... Love the pics my friend!!!
 

johnnybrulez

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yup - I think the PRS is it's own animal - and of you switch the pups - you can get it more vintage sounding. I actually like the necks better on MY handpicked PRS's ... but I DON'T like a LOT of PRS necks I've played. To me the Hardtail is closer to an LP sound, especially with the 4 control knobs ... for full on hard rock to blues rock to metal I like the Hardtail better ... for fusiony stuff I like the PRS. The hardtails KILL the PRS in terms of sustain.

here's some shots of my own personal Dean girl with my first Hardtail (well... SHE's obviously my NUMBER ONE :D , but that's my first DEAN hardtail) and my Dean Caddy Select (w Gibby Explorer pups- that's a killer axe too .. paid $375 for it! )

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Great Caddy! Your hardtail and mine are brothers. Oh and your Dean Girl looks wonderful. :)

What kind of PRS's do ya got?
 

johnnybrulez

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I used to absolutely love the USA Hardtails and have been buying them since 2002.

When Dean announced the Soltero last year, I had the opportunity to play a few prototypes and knew I had to have one!

Here's a copy of linksto my reviews of both a USA Soltero and a limited Leslie West USA Signature Soltero...

http://www.deanguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=45913&start=0

http://www.deanguitars.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=43230

Holy hell on that quilt for your USA Soltero. Mother.. bleep. That's awesome.
 

THebert

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That is very nice. I saw that one on a nice guys website in New York and I remembered it. That is how nice it is! I am curious as to how the neck size compares to a PRS wide fat? Nice score.
 




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