Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar – Natural


Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar – Natural

  • Paulownia body with natural finish and bolt-on construction
  • 25.5-inch scale, 24-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays
  • Dual Dean humbuckers with volume and tone controls, three-way toggle
  • Tune-o-Matic bridge with string-through-body design
  • Dean diecast tuning machines

Dean’s Vendetta XM offers the budget-conscious a solid Vendetta option, with a bolt-on neck, a pair of Dean humbuckers, Dean diecast tuning machines, and a Tune-o-Matic bridge. Vendetta XM at a Glance Body wood: Mahogany Neck Construction: Bolt-on Neck wood: Maple Fretboard: Rosewood Inlays: Dot Frets: 24 Scale: 25.5″ Bridge: Tune-o-Matic Pickups: Dean Humbuckers Controls: Volume, Tone, Three-way Switch Tuners: Dea

List Price: $ 129.00

Price: $ 86.01

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3 Comments/Reviews

  • Dime Bag's Disciple "Ethan" says:
    34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Best guitar for under $300, December 30, 2009
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    This review is from: Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar – Natural (Electronics)
    I recently got this guitar for Christmas, and i have to say its WAY!! better than the squire fender knockoff i had before it. This guitar is gorgeous,as it is to be expected of Dean, pick-ups work great,just as good if not better than my lead guitarists Les Paul. The feel is also amazing nice thin neck…making it easy to fret. Easy to string and tune….comes strung with D’Addario strings……don’t waste your time lookking for a better guitar for a better deal….you won’t find one…….even better than most guitars that cost 3 times more.

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  • Brian Jayne says:
    26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    What did you expect?, February 22, 2012
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    Brian Jayne (WARREN, PENNSYLVANIA, US) –

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    This review is from: Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar – Natural (Electronics)
    If you put this guitar in perspective, this is a good deal.

    I’ve been through the phase of buying $2000 guitars and I still cherish the memory of a couple of Gibson models, but the truth is, I need working guitars, not heirlooms – not investment vehicles. I want something good enough, but not too good. Something that stays out of the way of my playing, and is cheap enough so it can be used as a weapon in a bar fight if it’s that kind of night. I want something I can enjoy playing but something I can kiss goodbye without tears, if I have to.

    From that perspective, this Dean is perfect. I’ve always avoided Deans because their standard “bunny-ears” headstock won’t fit in a normal gig bag, but this model reduced the head to a marginally acceptable size, and the price is just silly, so I picked one up. I figure it’ll last a couple of years, and that’s fine – I go through guitars the way some people go through Kleenex. Or relationships.

    Some of the workmanship is laughably amateurish, of course – this is, after all, a hundred dollar guitar. I’ve spent more than this on dinner… come to think about it, I’ve spent more than this on a cup of COFFEE.

    So yes, the finer points of luthiery have escaped the manufacturer, but I DON’T CARE. The things that count are all good – intonation is great, neck is well adjusted, action is great, none of the frets tear the tips off my fingers, the tuning machines are borderline competent (I touch up the tuning every couple of songs anyway).

    Best of all it’ll probably stop a .22 round and in the places I play this is sometimes a consideration.

    I’ve read reviews from folks moaning about the finish but again, I DON’T CARE – this ain’t art – if you want perfect finishes, buy something on the high side. This is a tool that makes pretty noise. The finish didn’t melt when I slathered the guitar up with Finger-ease, and that’s as far as the finish mattered to me.

    There is always a worry about quality control with cheap instruments, but luckily, the things that you NEED in a guitar are usually the ones that are fairly easy to do well. I’ve read the other reviews here and I know some folks have caught lemons, but I thought it was worth the risk.

    As it happens, I lucked out.

    My one wish is that it had the tuning machines all along one side of the head – I prefer that layout. But hey – I’m a big competent galoot – I’ll tough it out. Also, it seems the action is optimized for .009 strings, so it may require some adjustment if you like ’em heavy, especially on the bass side.

    Cheap and easy, and no regrets…

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  • Clara Morris "Clarabel" says:
    23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Very cool guitar. And for the price. . ., December 22, 2007
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    Clara Morris “Clarabel” (The Bible Belt) –

    This review is from: Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar – Natural (Electronics)
    Got this for my son for Christmas. He wanted a guitar to take to band practice that wouldn’t get beat up, etc. Sooo, I read these incredible reviews about this guitar, from seasoned musicians, raving about how light it is (made from Paulownia wood) and how you can practice without an amp due to how loudly it resonates. He played one at Guitar Center and fell in love with THAT guitar. (And he played so many of them.) He loves the action on it, and it has 24 frets! Thank you Santa!!!

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