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08-03-2011 02:05 AM
I bought this guitar, mainly for a hard rocking/metal guitar. The SG and V design, put together I think is a pretty sweet body style. Great guitar for the money. Good quality. I'm not praising Dean at all. Just as a guitarist in general. It's a very ncie instrument.
Unfortunatly, the Splittail is now discontinued because of the poor sales it was doing (Except for the USA line). But the idea of owning a guitar that had a limited production run. With only 10 or 15000 like it in the world. I think that's pretty cool.
The Dean Splittail features an all mahogany set up. Neck and body, Grover tuners, Dean Time Capsule pickups, TOM bridge. 1 Volume 1 Tone knob. Pearl block inlay.
I have owned this guitar for almost a year now. I bought it from Amazon at a very discounted price of $333 dollars with free shipping. It came with a molded to body, hardshell case. It alone is worth probably $100 dollars.
The construction of this guitar is very good. The finish is great. Though around the headstock, there is a few finish imperfections. A few small bubbles in the paint. But not noticable at all, and obviously doesn't affect the playability. The fret job was pretty well done. But there was a little bit of sloppiness with the binding construction. Once again, just cosmetic. Electronic work with no problems. The nut however is poorly cut. Decent action and good playability, how it is at the moment. However, in the future I will be replacing it.
The mahogany that this guitar is built with, gives it a great midrange punch with clear solo work. The stock Time Capsule pickups will do the job for most types of music. With heavier music, I would suggest upgrading the bridge pickup. I swapped out the bridge pickup, for a Seymour Duncan Invader. It handles heavier riffing and heavier metal tones in general. I play a lot of AC/DC, Judas Priest, Maiden and 80's metal. Depending on what it is. I just roll back the volume on the pickup and it does just fine.
I don't see why this guitar wouldn't last for the next 10-15-20 years without a problem. The most you would have to do, would be a fret level job or a complete fret replacement. If you use and abuse your instruments like no tomorrow. It will fail, in the near future.
Only thing I would ever be conserned about, with this guitar. Are the pointy ends. But even if, one day they get banged up. I'm sure the guitar will play just as it was. How the guitar is holding up, parts wise (tuners, bridge and electronics) they are pro.
I was intimidated, by the soft V shaped neck, when I first ordered it. But when I took it out and played it. It was surprisingly compfortable to play. Higher frets are easilly accessible, with the SG like horn design. Nice medium jumbo frets make it very easy with bends and chording in general.
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