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                  Best Alder Body Dean Electric Guitars in 2023

                  Here you'll find the best Alder body Dean electric guitars. This is a lightweight type of wood that was popularized by Fender. According to them, it's a wood that offers a balanced tone but that favors the upper midrange slightly.

                  Out of the more than 2000 guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones. You can use our filters to the left to narrow down these results, or click on "Compare" to get a deep comparison between them. Our automated scoring system takes into account the ratings from ours users who own the guitar, and dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money, and more.

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                  1. Dean Exile Select Multiscale Kahler

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                  Dean Exile Select Multiscale Kahler
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                  Playability 80
                  Sound 83
                  Build quality 70
                  Value for money 68
                  Overall Score 78
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                  • From Dean's 2021 Select series
                  • Made in South Korea
                  • 6 strings
                  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
                  • 16" Fretboard Radius
                  • Burled Maple top
                  • Alder body
                  • 3 Piece Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • Kahler Multiscale Trem bridge
                  • D Bolt-On neck
                  • 24 Jumbo frets
                  • Grover 18:1 tuners
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                  Dean Exile Select Multiscale Kahler
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Locking Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Coil Split Pickups
                  • Tremolo
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Locking Tuners
                  • Made in South Korea
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                  • No Retainer Bar
                  • No Strap Lock

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                  2. Dean Exile Select 8 Multiscale Kahler

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                  Playability 77
                  Sound 83
                  Build quality 70
                  Value for money 67
                  Overall Score 77

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                  • Weight: Heavy (1 vote)
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                  • From Dean's 2021 Select series
                  • Made in South Korea
                  • 8 strings
                  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
                  • 16" Fretboard Radius
                  • Burled Maple top
                  • Alder body
                  • 3 Piece Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • Kahler Multiscale Trem bridge
                  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
                  • 24 Jumbo frets
                  • Grover 18:1 tuners
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                  Dean Exile Select 8 Multiscale Kahler
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Locking Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Coil Split Pickups
                  • Tremolo
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Locking Tuners
                  • Made in South Korea
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                  • No Retainer Bar
                  • No Strap Lock

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                  3. Dean Exile Select 7 Multiscale Kahler

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                  Dean Exile Select 7 Multiscale Kahler
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                  Playability 77
                  Sound 83
                  Build quality 70
                  Value for money 67
                  Overall Score 77
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                  • From Dean's 2021 Select series
                  • Made in South Korea
                  • 7 strings
                  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
                  • 16" Fretboard Radius
                  • Burled Maple top
                  • Alder body
                  • 3 Piece Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Humbucker/Passive)
                  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • Kahler Multiscale Trem bridge
                  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
                  • 24 Jumbo frets
                  • Grover 18:1 tuners
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                  Dean Exile Select 7 Multiscale Kahler
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Locking Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Coil Split Pickups
                  • Tremolo
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Locking Tuners
                  • Made in South Korea
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                  • No Retainer Bar
                  • No Strap Lock

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                  4. Dean Exile Select Floyd Fluence Nat

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                  Playability 80
                  Sound 83
                  Build quality 65
                  Value for money 76
                  Overall Score 76

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                  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
                  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (2 votes)
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                  • From Dean's 2022 Select series
                  • Made in Indonesia
                  • 6 strings
                  • 25.5"'' scale
                  • 16" Fretboard Radius
                  • Burled Maple top
                  • Alder body
                  • 3 Piece Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
                  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
                  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • Floyd Rose 1000 (Korean) bridge
                  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
                  • 24 Jumbo frets
                  • Grover 18:1 tuners
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                  Dean Exile Select Floyd Fluence Nat
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Locking Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
                  • Tremolo
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Locking Tuners
                  • Made in Indonesia
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                  • No Retainer Bar
                  • No Strap Lock

                  5. Dean Exile Select 7 Floyd Fluence Nat

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                  Playability 77
                  Sound 83
                  Build quality 65
                  Value for money 75
                  Overall Score 75

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                  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
                  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (2 votes)
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                  • From Dean's 2022 Select series
                  • Made in Indonesia
                  • 7 strings
                  • 25.5"'' scale
                  • 16" Fretboard Radius
                  • Burled Maple top
                  • Alder body
                  • 3 Piece Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
                  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
                  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • Floyd Rose 1000 (Korean) bridge
                  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
                  • 24 Jumbo frets
                  • Grover 18:1 tuners
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                  Strengths & Weaknesses
                  Dean Exile Select 7 Floyd Fluence Nat
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Locking Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
                  • Tremolo
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Locking Tuners
                  • Made in Indonesia
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                  • No Retainer Bar
                  • No Strap Lock

                  6. Dean Exile Select Floyd Fluence

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                  Playability 80
                  Sound 83
                  Build quality 62
                  Value for money 80
                  Overall Score 75

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                  • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
                  • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (2 votes)
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                  FIND IT ON:
                  Amazon logoGuitar Center logoMusician's Friend logo
                  • From Dean's 2021 Select series
                  • Made in Indonesia
                  • 6 strings
                  • 25.5"'' scale
                  • 16" Fretboard Radius
                  • Alder body
                  • 3 Piece Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
                  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
                  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • Floyd Rose 1000 (Korean) bridge
                  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
                  • 24 Jumbo frets
                  • Mini Grover 18:1 tuners
                  • Compare Specs >
                  Strengths & Weaknesses
                  Dean Exile Select Floyd Fluence
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Locking Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
                  • Tremolo
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Locking Tuners
                  • Made in Indonesia
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                  • No Retainer Bar
                  • No Strap Lock

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                  7. Dean Exile Select Floyd 7 St Burl Poplar

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                  Dean Exile Select Floyd 7 St Burl Poplar
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                  Playability 77
                  Sound 83
                  Build quality 65
                  Value for money 75
                  Overall Score 75
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                  • From Dean's 2020 Select series
                  • Made in Indonesia
                  • 7 strings
                  • 25.5"'' scale
                  • 16" Fretboard Radius
                  • Burled Poplar top
                  • Alder body
                  • 3 Piece Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: EMG 57 TW7 (Humbucker/Active)
                  • Neck pickup: EMG 66 TW7 (Humbucker/Active)
                  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • Floyd Rose 1000 (Korean) bridge
                  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
                  • 24 Jumbo frets
                  • Mini Grover 18:1 tuners
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                  Dean Exile Select Floyd 7 St Burl Poplar
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Locking Nut
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Coil Split Pickups
                  • Tremolo
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Locking Tuners
                  • Made in Indonesia
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                  • No Retainer Bar
                  • No Strap Lock

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                  8. Dean Exile Select 7 String Burl Poplar

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                  Playability 78
                  Sound 75
                  Build quality 60
                  Value for money 76
                  Overall Score 71
                  FIND IT ON:
                  Amazon logoGuitar Center logoMusician's Friend logo
                  • From Dean's 2020 Select series
                  • Made in Indonesia
                  • 7 strings
                  • 25.5"'' scale
                  • 16" Fretboard Radius
                  • Burled Poplar top
                  • Alder body
                  • 3 Piece Maple neck
                  • Ebony fretboard
                  • Bridge pickup: EMG 57 TW7 (Humbucker/Active)
                  • Neck pickup: EMG 66 TW7 (Humbucker/Active)
                  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
                  • 3-way Switch
                  • Tune-O-Matic (String Thru w/Ferrules) bridge
                  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
                  • 24 Jumbo frets
                  • Mini Grover tuners
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                  Strengths & Weaknesses
                  Dean Exile Select 7 String Burl Poplar
                  • Expensive Wood
                  • Top Brand Pickups
                  • Coil Split Pickups
                  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                  • No Locking Tuners
                  • Made in Indonesia
                  • No High-Quality Nut
                  • No Neck-Through Build
                  • No Weight Relief
                  • No Tremolo
                  • No Luminescent Inlay
                  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                  • No Strap Lock

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