I am looking into getting a new axe. Basically, I was pretty much set on the ESP LTD M-1000 (White), but then I took another look at this beast. The Dean ML Arch-top 3000.
• Carved Flame Maple Top
• Mahogany Body
• 24-3/4" Scale
• Set Mahogany Neck
• Rosewood Fingerboard
• Abalone Body, Neck & Headstock Binding
• Abalone Dot Inlays
• Grover Tuners
• Black Hardware
• Floyd Rose Original Trem. Bridge
• USA DMT "Baker Act" Bridge Pickup
• USA DMT "Time Capsule" Neck Pickup
• Finishes: Trans Black, Scary Cherry
Now, I am seriously considering purchasing this beast, but I have a few questions? First off, why is it only $800? Sure, it was made in Korea, but it's still cheap for it's specs. It has an ORIGINAL FLOYD ROSE TREMELO system, which just amazes me. Also, it's at set neck, which seems like that would bump the price up considerably.
On paper, this seems like an amazing guitar. I do play a lot of shreddy stuff, and this only has 22 frets, but that is the only flaw that I can find. Plus, this guitar has looks. I mean, the White ESP LTD M-1000 looks pretty cool, but not as cool as this dean. They cost the exact same, but I don't know, the Dean has an OFR. I guess the LTD has EMG's, which is what I usually use, but I don't know. I am actually torn between these two guitars. I think I like the most specs of the LTD (EMG's, 24 frets), but the Dean doesn't lack sweet specs as well (Original Floyd Rose, looks badass as fuck).
I can't find A SINGLE REVIEW on the Dean, so if any of you have it, talk to me about it. If any of you have experience with the USA DMT pickups, than tell me what you think. I would love your input.
if you think that's cheap for a korean guitar with an OFR and Set-neck, I invite you to look at the newer BC Rich stuff.