List price is $599.00. I paid significantly less through an online wholesaler who ordered factory direct for me.
This is the guitar of dreams for someone who can't fork out $1000-$3000 for a USA made Dean or some of those "other" big name guitars. It is justly named the "Cadillac" of guitars.
As always, it's hard to talk about all the things I like about a Dean guitar. This is one of the most unique body styles in the guitar industry, being something of a mix between the round body of a Les Paul, with the cutaway and "pointy" end of a Dimebag ML. Can't forget to mention the huge "V" headstock. It's designed in a way to help get more string on the guitar to help with intonation, and it accomplishes that quite nicely.
The finish is flame maple cherryburst on a mahogany body & neck. Set neck construction. Gold hardware, Grover Tuners, Tune-o-matic bridge, block inlays and 6-ply binding all the way around. Separate volume and tone pots for the high output Zebra pickups, and the tone pots are push/pull for coil tapping. Great variety of tones with these features. Plays like a dream and stays in tune for days.
Not a thing. It's perfect.
Of all the import lines I've seen, played or owned, Dean Guitars are the best. They are compariable to a great many USA Hand-Made guitars of much greater price. This is my 3rd Dean purchase in less than 2 years if that tells you anything about how I feel about their quality and bang-for-buck ratio. I played nothing but Gibsons for a great many years of the 27 I've been playing, so switching to Deans as I have is no small compliment to their product.
My next purchse (with a bit of luck) will be a USA made Cadillac with a custom finish.
Deans products and customer service are without equal in this industry. Visit their forums at www.deanguitars.com and see for yourself what other folks have to say about their Dean experiences. A Dean dealer or two frequent the forum and will be happy to help you out if you're in purchase mode.