New Dean Hardtail... I luv it.

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  1. johnnybrulez

    johnnybrulez Member

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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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  2. 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
     
  3. johnnybrulez

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    Ee? Hehehe. There are hot czech and Korean dean girls. But the guitar is USA.
     
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    That's even better! Nice top on that piece, I'm jealous. ;) Rock out!
     
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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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  6. johnnybrulez

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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.
     
  7. frankencat

    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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    Those HardTails are sweet. I miss mine.
     
  8. 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
     
  9. johnnybrulez

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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.
     
  10. Kalalau Hiker

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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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  11. 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!!!
     
  12. johnnybrulez

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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?
     
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    Awesome color on that top!!
     
  14. johnnybrulez

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    I am actually interested in a Soltero now if I can find one in the right price range.
     
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    ahhh.. now you're talkin'!

    I have two of those as well... they are truly magnificent pieces.
     
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    Hehe. What are the major differences between the Soltero and the Hardtails in terms of tone and playability?
     
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    Holy hell on that quilt for your USA Soltero. Mother.. bleep. That's awesome.
     
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    frankencat Guitarded Gold Supporting Member

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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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