Dean V


Dean V
Dean V
Dean Guitars
1977 — present
Solid
Set
Mahogany, Maple
Mahogany
Ebony, Rosewood
String Thru
2 EMG, Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio
Various
A Dean V Platinum model

The Dean V is an electric guitar made by Dean Guitars.[1] It was released at the same time as the Dean ML, Dean Cadillac and Dean Z in 1977. It has the recognisable V shaped Dean Headstock and V shaped tailpiece. Michael Schenker and Dave Mustaine (Dean VMNT) have Dean V signature models.

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Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker has his own signature model, which has the custom Michael Schenker split black and white design.[2] He previously endorsed Aria before he came to Dean.[3]

Michael Schenker Flame V

The Flame V is one of Michael Schenker's signature Dean Models. Only 100 were produced and they have custom pickups and a hardcase included. This uses the Michael Schenker split black and white design, but with flames.[4]

Schenker Brothers V

Dean released a Schenker Brothers V. It has a custom design, with pictures of both Schenker brothers on it. Only 200 were produced, with custom Schenker "S" plate tailpieces, gold hardware, and ebony fingerboard with custom Mother of Pearl "Schenker Flames" inlays.[5]

30th Anniversary V

Dean produced[when?] the 30th Anniversary V and ML, marking thirty years since the ML and V were first released. Only 100 will be produced worldwide, with the Dean 30th Anniversary logo printed on the headstock and the pickup covers. They are all signed by Dean Zelinsky and come with a trans-black finish and hardcase.[6]

Notable users

Trivia

  • The V shape is also available as part of the Baby Series as a scaled down version.
  • There is also a Michael Schenker Baby V.[9]
  • There is also a V shaped bass guitar made by Dean.[10]
  • Dean also made an acoustic version of the V, the V-Coustic, which is now available at the Dean Official Website.

References

  1. ^ Dean Guitars V info
  2. ^ Michael Schenker V
  3. ^ interview with Michael Schenker
  4. ^ Info on the Michael Schenker Flame V on the Dean Official Website
  5. ^ Schenker Brothers V
  6. ^ Dean 30th Anniversary ML and V
  7. ^ "11 legends of the Flying V and Explorer". Music Radar. http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/11-legends-of-the-flying-v-and-explorer-214595/4. Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  8. ^ Bio of Rudolf Schenker on Dean Website
  9. ^ Baby Info on the Dean Official Website
  10. ^ Dean Bass Info on Dean Official Website

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