Best V Shape Dean Guitars in 2024

Here you'll find the best V shape Dean guitars.

After comparing the 2000+ guitars in our database, these are the best scoring ones with these characteristics. 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 USA Michael Amott Tyrant Burgundy/White

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Playability 80
Sound 76
Build quality 74
Value for money 62
Overall Score 77
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  • From Dean's 2019 Artist series
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Tune-O-Matic (String Thru w/Ferrules) bridge
  • Michael Amott Spec. C Shaped Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners
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  • From Dean's 2019 Artist series
  • 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)
  • 1 volume and 0 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Tune-O-Matic (String Thru w/Ferrules) bridge
  • Michael Amott Spec. C Shaped Set neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners
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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 Luminescent Inlay
  • No Tremolo
  • No Compound Radius Fretboard
  • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
  • No Strap Lock

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    2. Dean Kerry King V

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    Playability 82
    Sound 81
    Build quality 65
    Value for money 76
    Overall Score 76

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    • Pickups noise: Noiseless (11 votes)
    • Pickups power: Clean (5 votes)
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    • From Dean's 2020 Artist series
    • 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)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Kahler Hybrid bridge
    • Kerry King Spec. C Shaped Set neck
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Grover tuners
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    • From Dean's 2020 Artist series
    • 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)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Kahler Hybrid bridge
    • Kerry King Spec. C Shaped Set neck
    • 24 Jumbo frets
    • Grover tuners
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    Dean Kerry King V
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Boost 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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    3. Dean USA SplitTail Flame Top Floyd

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    Playability 78
    Sound 79
    Build quality 72
    Value for money 61
    Overall Score 76

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    • 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)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Original (German) bridge
    • V Set neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Grover tuners
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    • 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)
    • 1 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
    • 3-way Switch
    • Floyd Rose Original (German) bridge
    • V Set neck
    • 22 Jumbo frets
    • Grover tuners
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    Strengths & Weaknesses
    Dean USA SplitTail Flame Top Floyd
    • Made in United States
    • Expensive Wood
    • Locking Nut
    • Top Brand Pickups
    • Tremolo
    • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
    • No Locking Tuners
    • No Neck-Through Build
    • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
    • 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 USA Michael Schenker Standard

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      Playability 80
      Sound 74
      Build quality 70
      Value for money 60
      Overall Score 75

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      • From Dean's 2015 Artist series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.6"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Mahogany body
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Lights Out (Humbucker/Passive)
      • Neck pickup: USA DMT Lights Out (Humbucker/Passive)
      • 2 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
      • 3-way Switch
      • Tune-O-Matic bridge
      • V Set neck
      • 22 Jumbo frets
      • Grover tuners
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      • From Dean's 2015 Artist series
      • Made in United States
      • 6 strings
      • 24.6"'' scale
      • 12" Fretboard Radius
      • Mahogany body
      • Mahogany neck
      • Ebony fretboard
      • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Lights Out (Humbucker/Passive)
      • Neck pickup: USA DMT Lights Out (Humbucker/Passive)
      • 2 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
      • 3-way Switch
      • Tune-O-Matic bridge
      • V Set neck
      • 22 Jumbo frets
      • Grover tuners
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      Dean USA Michael Schenker Standard
      • Made in United States
      • Expensive Wood
      • Ivory Tusq Nut
      • Top Brand Pickups
      • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
      • No Locking Tuners
      • No Neck-Through Build
      • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
      • No Weight Relief
      • No Luminescent Inlay
      • No Tremolo
      • No Compound Radius Fretboard
      • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
      • No Strap Lock

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        5. Dean USA Michael Schenker 50th Anniversary

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        Playability 80
        Sound 74
        Build quality 70
        Value for money 60
        Overall Score 75

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        • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
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        • From Dean's 2021 Artist series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 24.6"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Mahogany body
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Lights Out (Humbucker/Passive)
        • Neck pickup: USA DMT Lights Out (Humbucker/Passive)
        • 2 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
        • 3-way Switch
        • Tune-O-Matic (With V Plate) bridge
        • V Set neck
        • 22 Jumbo frets
        • Grover tuners
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        • From Dean's 2021 Artist series
        • Made in United States
        • 6 strings
        • 24.6"'' scale
        • 12" Fretboard Radius
        • Mahogany body
        • Mahogany neck
        • Ebony fretboard
        • Bridge pickup: USA DMT Lights Out (Humbucker/Passive)
        • Neck pickup: USA DMT Lights Out (Humbucker/Passive)
        • 2 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
        • 3-way Switch
        • Tune-O-Matic (With V Plate) bridge
        • V Set neck
        • 22 Jumbo frets
        • Grover tuners
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        Strengths & Weaknesses
        Dean USA Michael Schenker 50th Anniversary
        • Made in United States
        • Expensive Wood
        • Ivory Tusq Nut
        • Top Brand Pickups
        • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
        • No Locking Tuners
        • No Neck-Through Build
        • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
        • No Weight Relief
        • No Luminescent Inlay
        • No Tremolo
        • No Compound Radius Fretboard
        • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
        • No Strap Lock

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          6. Dean USA V Standard w/PG Gloss Natural

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          Playability 80
          Sound 74
          Build quality 72
          Value for money 60
          Overall Score 75

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          • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
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          • 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)
          • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
          • 3-way Switch
          • Tune-O-Matic (With V Plate) bridge
          • V Set neck
          • 22 Jumbo frets
          • Grover tuners
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          • 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)
          • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
          • 3-way Switch
          • Tune-O-Matic (With V Plate) bridge
          • V Set neck
          • 22 Jumbo frets
          • Grover tuners
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          Strengths & Weaknesses
          Dean USA V Standard w/PG Gloss Natural
          • Made in United States
          • Expensive Wood
          • Ivory Tusq Nut
          • Top Brand Pickups
          • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
          • No Locking Tuners
          • No Neck-Through Build
          • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
          • No Weight Relief
          • No Luminescent Inlay
          • No Tremolo
          • No Compound Radius Fretboard
          • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
          • No Strap Lock

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            7. Dean USA Patents Pending V Flame Top TCS

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            Playability 80
            Sound 74
            Build quality 72
            Value for money 60
            Overall Score 75
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            • From Dean's 2019 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: DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 (Humbucker/Passive)
            • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 (Humbucker/Passive)
            • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
            • 3-way Switch
            • Tune-O-Matic (With V Plate) bridge
            • Patent Pending Spec. C Shaped Set neck
            • 22 Jumbo frets
            • Vintage Style Grover tuners
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            • From Dean's 2019 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: DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 (Humbucker/Passive)
            • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Super Distortion DP100 (Humbucker/Passive)
            • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
            • 3-way Switch
            • Tune-O-Matic (With V Plate) bridge
            • Patent Pending Spec. C Shaped Set neck
            • 22 Jumbo frets
            • Vintage Style Grover tuners
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            Strengths & Weaknesses
            Dean USA Patents Pending V Flame Top TCS
            • Made in United States
            • Expensive Wood
            • Bone Nut
            • Top Brand Pickups
            • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
            • No Locking Tuners
            • No Neck-Through Build
            • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
            • No Weight Relief
            • No Luminescent Inlay
            • No Tremolo
            • No Compound Radius Fretboard
            • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
            • No Strap Lock

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              8. Dean USA Time Capsule V

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              Playability 80
              Sound 74
              Build quality 72
              Value for money 60
              Overall Score 75

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              • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
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              • 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)
              • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
              • 3-way Switch
              • Tune-O-Matic (With V Plate) bridge
              • V Set neck
              • 22 Jumbo frets
              • Grover tuners
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              • 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)
              • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
              • 3-way Switch
              • Tune-O-Matic (With V Plate) bridge
              • V Set neck
              • 22 Jumbo frets
              • Grover tuners
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              Dean USA Time Capsule V
              • Made in United States
              • Expensive Wood
              • Ivory Tusq Nut
              • Top Brand Pickups
              • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
              • No Locking Tuners
              • No Neck-Through Build
              • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
              • No Weight Relief
              • No Luminescent Inlay
              • No Tremolo
              • No Compound Radius Fretboard
              • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
              • No Strap Lock

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                9. Dean V Select Fluence

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                Playability 77
                Sound 77
                Build quality 64
                Value for money 73
                Overall Score 73

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                • Neck speed (thickness): Fast (1 vote)
                • Pickups noise: Noiseless (3 votes)
                • Pickups power: Slightly Hot (2 votes)
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                • From Dean's 2021 Select series
                • Made in Indonesia
                • 6 strings
                • 24.75"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Eastern Mahogany body
                • 3 Piece Eastern Mahogany neck
                • Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
                • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
                • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
                • 3-way Switch
                • Tune-O-Matic (Tone Pros w/V Plate) bridge
                • V Set neck
                • 22 Jumbo frets
                • Grover 18:1 tuners
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                • 2 Prices - New from $999 >
                • From Dean's 2021 Select series
                • Made in Indonesia
                • 6 strings
                • 24.75"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Eastern Mahogany body
                • 3 Piece Eastern Mahogany neck
                • Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
                • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern (Humbucker/Active)
                • 2 volume and 2 tone Speed knobs
                • 3-way Switch
                • Tune-O-Matic (Tone Pros w/V Plate) bridge
                • V Set neck
                • 22 Jumbo frets
                • Grover 18:1 tuners
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                Dean V Select Fluence
                • Expensive Wood
                • NuBone Nut
                • Top Brand Pickups
                • Multi-Voicing Pickups
                • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                • No Locking Tuners
                • Made in Indonesia
                • No Neck-Through Build
                • No Weight Relief
                • No Luminescent Inlay
                • No Tremolo
                • No Compound Radius Fretboard
                • No 21:1 Tuner Ratio
                • No Strap Lock

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                10. Dean V Select 24 Kahler

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                Playability 78
                Sound 79
                Build quality 62
                Value for money 73
                Overall Score 73

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                • From Dean's 2021 Select series
                • Made in Indonesia
                • 6 strings
                • 24.75"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Eastern Mahogany body
                • 3 Piece Eastern Mahogany neck
                • Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan TB-5 (Humbucker/Passive)
                • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan APH-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
                • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
                • 3-way Switch
                • Kahler Hybrid bridge
                • V Set neck
                • 24 Jumbo frets
                • Grover 18:1 tuners
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                • 3 Prices - New from $1,299 >
                • From Dean's 2021 Select series
                • Made in Indonesia
                • 6 strings
                • 24.75"'' scale
                • 12" Fretboard Radius
                • Eastern Mahogany body
                • 3 Piece Eastern Mahogany neck
                • Ebony fretboard
                • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan TB-5 (Humbucker/Passive)
                • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan APH-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
                • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
                • 3-way Switch
                • Kahler Hybrid bridge
                • V Set neck
                • 24 Jumbo frets
                • Grover 18:1 tuners
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                Dean V Select 24 Kahler
                • Expensive Wood
                • Locking Nut
                • Top Brand Pickups
                • Tremolo
                • Cheap Fret Wire (NS)
                • No Locking Tuners
                • Made in Indonesia
                • No Neck-Through Build
                • No Push Knob or Extra Switch Option
                • 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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