Dean V

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Dean V
A Dean V Platinum model
ManufacturerDean Guitars
Period1977 — present
Body typeSolid
Neck jointSet
BodyMahogany, Maple
FretboardEbony, Rosewood
BridgeString Thru
Pickup(s)2 EMG, Seymour Duncan, Dimarzio
Colors available

The Dean V is an electric guitar and bass model released by Dean Guitars in 1977. It forms part of Dean's classic line of guitars along with the Dean ML, Dean Cadillac and Dean Z. In addition to its body shape, the Dean V is recognisable for its V shaped headstock and V shaped tailpiece.[1] Some of the prominent users include Michael Schenker, Michael Amott, Eric Peterson and Karl Sanders.

Michael Schenker[edit]

Michael Schenker has his own signature model, which has the custom Michael Schenker split black and white design.[2] He previously endorsed Aria before he came to Dean.[3]

Michael Schenker Flame V[edit]

The Flame V is one of Michael Schenker's signature Dean Models. Only 100 were produced and they have custom pickups and a hardcase included. This uses the Michael Schenker split black and white design, but with flames.[4]

Schenker Brothers V[edit]

Dean released a Schenker Brothers V. It has a custom design, with pictures of both Schenker brothers on it. Only 200 were produced, with custom Schenker "S" plate tailpieces, gold hardware, and ebony fingerboard with custom Mother of Pearl "Schenker Flames" inlays.[5]

30th Anniversary V[edit]

Dean produced the 30th Anniversary V and ML in 2007, marking thirty years since the ML and V were first released. Only 100 will be produced worldwide, with the Dean 30th Anniversary logo printed on the headstock and the pickup covers. They are all signed by Dean Zelinsky and come with a trans-black finish and hardcase.[6]

Image gallery[edit]

Notable users[edit]

Other V shaped Deans[edit]

Dean also makes a smaller V as part of the Baby Series,[citation needed] a Michael Schenker Baby V,[9] a V shaped bass guitar[10] and an acoustic version of the V, the V-Coustic.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Dean Guitars V info
  2. ^ Michael Schenker V
  3. ^ interview with Michael Schenker
  4. ^ Info on the Michael Schenker Flame V on the Dean Official Website
  5. ^ Schenker Brothers V
  6. ^ Dean 30th Anniversary ML and V
  7. ^ "11 legends of the Flying V and Explorer". Music Radar. Retrieved 2009-08-17.
  8. ^ Bio of Rudolf Schenker on Dean Website
  9. ^ Baby Info on the Dean Official Website
  10. ^ Dean Bass Info on Dean Official Website

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