Take a look for yourself!! These photos don't even come close to doing
this instrument justice!!
I would think that even the most dedicated Les Paul enthusiast would
love playing this guitar! If you want the Les Paul sound, but don't
want to spend $1000 too much...give this Dean EVO European Deluxe a try!
Model Year: 1999
Price: $700.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Internet Puchase
This particular guitar is an Amber AAAA Book Matched Maple Arched Top that is just plain 2nd to none!! The cap measures an incredible 3/4 - 1" thick, depending on where in the belly you measure, and it's just fantastic to look at!
The body is mahogony, and it features a mahogony set neck. Schaller tuners came standard, and has a Gibson type Tune-O-Matic Bridge and Tailstop.
The only thing I didn't care for, were the stock Zebra Humbuckers. They didn't have the output that I was looking for, (tho Dean offers DiMarzio Humbuckers as an option). I put a Gibson '57 Classic in the bridge, and a Classic Plus in the neck and they provide a 9+ ohm output. Whoa!! The two knobs are push/pull and control volume, tone and coil splitters.
I am really a Strat guy....this is the only arched top I own, but for high output rock and roll, the Dean EVO can handle it all! The neck is a little fatter than what I am use to, and the body is heavy compared to my Strats, but for a couple of songs at a time, it's not too heavy and the neck is fast.
Remarkable sustain and astounding tone! I have had Les Paul Classic Plus that I paid $1,700 for and to be honest..the Dean has better construction, appearance, sound and playability for a full $1,000 less!! You decide!
Well..I have only had this guitar for about 6 months, and don't do much to mistreat it, but it is very well constructed, and looks to stand up to some wear!