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Best Dean Electric Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best Dean electric guitars.

We've found exactly 86 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

1. Dean Exile Select Floyd Neck-Thru Archtop

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Dean Exile Select Floyd Neck-Thru Archtop
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 73
Value for money 79
Overall Score 79
  • From Dean's 2022 Select series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilt Maple top
  • Eastern Mahogany body
  • 5pc Maple Walnut neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Classic (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Classic (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose 1000 (Korean) bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim D Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover 18:1 tuners
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2. Dean Exile Select Multiscale Kahler

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Dean Exile Select Multiscale Kahler
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 74
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79
  • 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)
  • Kahler Multiscale Trem bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • D Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover 18:1 tuners

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3. Dean ML Select Multiscale Kahler

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Dean ML Select Multiscale Kahler
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 74
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79
  • From Dean's 2021 Select series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 6 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Eastern Mahogany body
  • 3 Piece Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Kahler Multiscale Trem bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover 18:1 tuners

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4. Dean Zero Select Evertune Fluence

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Dean Zero Select Evertune Fluence
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 74
Value for money 79
Overall Score 79
  • From Dean's 2021 Select series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Eastern Mahogany body
  • 3 Piece Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
  • Evertune bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim C Set neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Mini Grover 18:1 tuners
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5. Dean Zero Select Floyd Fluence

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Dean Zero Select Floyd Fluence
Playability 80
Sound 82
Build quality 76
Value for money 79
Overall Score 79
  • From Dean's 2021 Select series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Eastern Mahogany body
  • 3 Piece Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose 1000 (Korean) bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim C Set neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Mini Grover 18:1 tuners
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6. Dean Exile Select 7 Multiscale Kahler

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Dean Exile Select 7 Multiscale Kahler
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 74
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78
  • 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)
  • Kahler Multiscale Trem bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover 18:1 tuners

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7. Dean Exile Select 8 Multiscale Kahler

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Dean Exile Select 8 Multiscale Kahler
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 74
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78
  • 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)
  • Kahler Multiscale Trem bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover 18:1 tuners

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8. Dean Kerry King V

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Dean Kerry King V
Playability 80
Sound 84
Build quality 69
Value for money 78
Overall Score 78
  • From Dean's 2020 Artist series
  • Kerry King Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple top
  • Eastern Mahogany body
  • 3 Piece Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 85 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Kahler Hybrid bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Kerry King Spec. C Shaped Set neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners

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9. Dean ML Select 7 Multiscale Kahler

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Dean ML Select 7 Multiscale Kahler
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 74
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78
  • From Dean's 2021 Select series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 7 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Eastern Mahogany body
  • 3 Piece Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Kahler Multiscale Trem bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover 18:1 tuners

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10. Dean ML Select 8 Multiscale Kahler

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Dean ML Select 8 Multiscale Kahler
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 74
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78
  • From Dean's 2021 Select series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 8 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Eastern Mahogany body
  • 3 Piece Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Kahler Multiscale Trem bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover 18:1 tuners

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11. Dean USA Michael Amott Tyrant Burgundy/White

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Dean USA Michael Amott Tyrant Burgundy/White
Playability 80
Sound 76
Build quality 78
Value for money 63
Overall Score 78
  • From Dean's 2019 Artist series
  • Michael Amott Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3 Piece Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Amott Tyrant (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA DMT Time Capsule (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tune-O-Matic (String Thru w/Ferrules) bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Michael Amott Spec. C Shaped Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners
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12. Dean USA SplitTail Flame Top Floyd

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Dean USA SplitTail Flame Top Floyd
Playability 78
Sound 79
Build quality 77
Value for money 63
Overall Score 78
  • From Dean's 2015 USA series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Baker Act (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA DMT Nostalgia (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original (German) bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • V Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners
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13. Dean Exile Select Floyd Fluence

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Dean Exile Select Floyd Fluence
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 67
Value for money 77
Overall Score 77
  • 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)
  • Floyd Rose 1000 (Korean) bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Mini Grover 18:1 tuners

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14. Dean Exile Select Floyd Fluence Nat

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Dean Exile Select Floyd Fluence Nat
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 69
Value for money 77
Overall Score 77
  • 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)
  • Floyd Rose 1000 (Korean) bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover 18:1 tuners
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15. Dean USA Thoroughbred Flame Top

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Dean USA Thoroughbred Flame Top
Playability 80
Sound 75
Build quality 77
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
  • From Dean's 2020 USA series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Equalizer (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA DMT Nostalgia (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • C Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners
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16. Dean USA Time Capsule Cadillac

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Dean USA Time Capsule Cadillac
Playability 80
Sound 75
Build quality 77
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
  • From Dean's 2010 USA series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Baker Act (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA DMT Nostalgia (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tune-O-Matic (Hardtail) bridge
  • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • V Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners
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17. Dean USA Time Capsule ML

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Dean USA Time Capsule ML
Playability 80
Sound 74
Build quality 77
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
  • From Dean's 2000 USA series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Time Capsule (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA DMT Time Capsule (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tune-O-Matic (With V Plate) bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • V Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners

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18. Dean USA Time Capsule V

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Dean USA Time Capsule V
Playability 80
Sound 74
Build quality 77
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
  • From Dean's 2020 USA series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Time Capsule (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA DMT Time Capsule (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tune-O-Matic (With V Plate) bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • V Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners

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19. Dean USA Time Capsule Z

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Dean USA Time Capsule Z
Playability 80
Sound 74
Build quality 77
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
  • From Dean's 2017 USA series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flame Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Time Capsule (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA DMT Time Capsule (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tune-O-Matic (With Z Plate) bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • V Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners

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20. Dean USA V Standard w/PG Gloss Natural

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Dean USA V Standard w/PG Gloss Natural
Playability 80
Sound 74
Build quality 77
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
  • From Dean's 2019 USA series
  • Made in United States
  • 6 strings
  • 24.6"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Time Capsule (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: USA DMT Time Capsule (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Tune-O-Matic (With V Plate) bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • V Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners
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