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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 72
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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Strengths & Weaknesses
Dean Exile Select Floyd Neck-Thru Archtop
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Neck-Through Build
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Retainer Bar
  • No Strap Lock

2. Dean Exile Select Multiscale Kahler

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Dean Exile Select Multiscale Kahler
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 73
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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Strengths & Weaknesses
Dean Exile Select Multiscale Kahler
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • 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

3. Dean ML Select Multiscale Kahler

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Dean ML Select Multiscale Kahler
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 73
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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Strengths & Weaknesses
Dean ML Select Multiscale Kahler
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • 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

4. Dean Zero Select Evertune Fluence

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Dean Zero Select Evertune Fluence
Playability 80
Sound 83
Build quality 75
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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Strengths & Weaknesses
Dean Zero Select Evertune Fluence
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • NuBone Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Stays in Tune (Evertune)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

5. Dean Zero Select Floyd Fluence

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Dean Zero Select Floyd Fluence
Playability 80
Sound 82
Build quality 75
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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Strengths & Weaknesses
Dean Zero Select Floyd Fluence
  • Stainless Steel Frets
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Multi-Voicing Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • 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 7 Multiscale Kahler

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Dean Exile Select 7 Multiscale Kahler
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 73
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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Strengths & Weaknesses
Dean Exile Select 7 Multiscale Kahler
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • 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

7. Dean Exile Select 8 Multiscale Kahler

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Dean Exile Select 8 Multiscale Kahler
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 73
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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Strengths & Weaknesses
Dean Exile Select 8 Multiscale Kahler
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • 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

8. Dean ML Select 7 Multiscale Kahler

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Dean ML Select 7 Multiscale Kahler
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 73
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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Price Comparison

Strengths & Weaknesses
Dean ML Select 7 Multiscale Kahler
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • 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

9. Dean ML Select 8 Multiscale Kahler

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Dean ML Select 8 Multiscale Kahler
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 73
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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Price Comparison

Strengths & Weaknesses
Dean ML Select 8 Multiscale Kahler
  • Expensive Wood
  • Locking Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Coil Split Pickups
  • Tremolo
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Locking Tuners
  • Not from a High-Quality-Standards Country
  • 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

10. Dean USA Michael Amott Tyrant Burgundy/White

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Dean USA Michael Amott Tyrant Burgundy/White
Playability 80
Sound 76
Build quality 77
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 and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Michael Amott Spec. C Shaped Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners
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Strengths & Weaknesses
Dean USA Michael Amott Tyrant Burgundy/White
  • Locking Tuners
  • Made in United States
  • Expensive Wood
  • Ivory Tusq Nut
  • Top Brand Pickups
  • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
  • No Neck-Through Build
  • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
  • No Weight Relief
  • No Tremolo
  • No Luminescent Inlay
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock