Dean Exotica FM

Acoustic 6-String Guitar

Made by Dean

Description Blue Flamed maple top, back, and sides, with a mahogany neck and rosewood fretboard. Grover tuners. Abalone (or nice imitation) inlay dots on neck and around the sound hole. Dean electonics.
Posted By Scot Laney (74)
Directory Equipment: Guitars
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Overall Rating: 3.5 (of 5)
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On 4/15/2002, Scot Laney (74) posted:
Overall Rating:
This guitar is definatly a great looking acoustic guitar that will get you noticed (especially the blue one). The sound is different. From my experience, the electonic could be better, but it is a $350 guitar that has most of the cost tied up in cosmetic features.
Model Year: 2000
Price: $349.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Westmoreland Guitar Works
Features:
The top, back and sides are flamed maple, and the neck is mahogany with a rosewood fretboard. I believe it has 22 frets, most of which are accessable due to the cut away. It has Dean electonics in it. The controls are 3 sliders (low, mid, and high) and a volume knob. The available finishes are natural or blue on flamed maple, but other exotica models have different finishes. The tuners are by Grover.
Playability:
The action seems low, which is not too suprising considering Dean is known more for electrics not acoustics. Playing-wise, it is pretty easy to play. The action can only be adjusted with the truss rod.
Sound Quality:
Unplugged, it sounds very bright due to the flamed maple. It sounds decent with ball end nylon strings. I have only plugged it in to an amp (electric not acoustic) once and was not really impressed with the sound, but it might be better with the right amp. I think the type of music makes or breaks this guitar with respect to sound because it is bright.
Durability:
With steel strings, it seems to stay in tune well. I haven't really abused it to know how durable it is. It doesn't seem to change much with climate either.