Up for sale, a 1979 Dean ML Standard, honestly played and in perfect working order, outfitted with the original pair of Dimarzio Super Distortion humbuckers and complete with its original hardshell case. A genuine vintage USA-made Dean model crafted at the original Evanston, IL factory, this ML features a bound maple top, mahogany body, and mahogany neck capped with an ebony fretboard. At 9lbs 2oz, this guitar offers plenty of natural sustain and heft, with the treble articulation and dynamic responsiveness of its tonewood complement. Retaining its original pair of Dimarzio Super Distortion humbuckers with zebra bobbins, the ML is engineered for high gain, offering thick, boosted mids, big lows and fat highs. The Super Distortion's ceramic magnet design and 14k output yield a tone that's authoritative and rich, distinctive in each position on the three-way switch.
This ML Standard has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with fresh 10-46 strings, shred-ready low action and spot-on intonation. The mahogany neck has the substance of a'50s Gibson carve, yet with the subtle V shape linked to early Deans, offering robust shoulders in every register and measuring. 885 deep at the 1st fret and. The bound ebony fretboard has abalone dot inlay, lightly rolled binding edges, and original medium jumbo fretwire.The frets are in excellent shape with well-rounded crowns, showing only light wear on frets 1-7. This Dean plays comfortably up 24 5/8 scale length with a straight neck and responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. An extra washer has also been added to the truss rod nut to maximize its range.
The nut measures 1 11/16 in width, carved from bone for optimal note clarity and sustain. The headstock displays the iconic V shape with winged Dean logo, along with the original Grover Rotomatic tuners which turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch. The neck does exhibit a headstock repair, professionally executed and oversprayed with gloss nitro lacquer to be nigh invisible both to the eye and undetectable to the palm while fretting. All the electronics work as intended, with the two Super Distortion pickups wired to the original harness with Dimarzio 500k pots and visible date codes from the 51st week of 1978.Hardware includes a replacement Tune-o-matic bridge with brass saddles and the original string-through V tailpiece and jack plate. The original Opaque Black finish is framed by deeply ambered top binding, exhibiting prominent lacquer checking and pick scuffing across the strum path. There is a substantial patch of buckle rash central to the waist on the back, and, and a number of nicks and dings from honest use on the body as a whole.
The gloss finish on the neck profile is smooth and fast with just one minor mark at the 11th fret. The original hardshell case with form-fit interior is included.
Two out of three latches are currently non-functional, but the case still closes and is relatively secure. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions!
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The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.