The idea behind DCR (Dean Custom Run) guitars is to give something to the customer that is unique. The new Dean DCR #8 ML Switchblade is a limited edition run only 200 produced worldwide (100 in blue, 100 in black) numbered 1 through 100 on certain select models. 2 years in the making, Dean have never done an ML body shape with the HSH pickup configuration (humbucker – single – humbucker) with a 5-way blade switch. Also features a Floyd Rose 1000 tremolo system, long 24-3/4″ scale and a 24 fret dual-octave Ebony fingerboard.

Dean DCR 8 ML Switchblade Trans Blue

Dean DCR 8 ML Switchblade Trans Black

The ML was created by Dean Zelinsky in 1977 with the concept of spreading the mass of the body over a large area, but the ML has something more. Radical string angles is a concept Dean believe adds to resonance that help a guitar become more alive.

Dean DCR #8 ML Switchblade features:

  • Body: Mahogany
  • Top: Quilt Maple
  • Headstock: Matching Quilt Maple Veneer
  • Scale: 24-3/4″
  • Nut: 1-11/16″
  • Neck: Set Mahogany 24 Fret Slim D
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Inlays: Pearl “Bomber”
  • Tuners: Grover
  • Hardware: Chrome or Black Chrome
  • Bridge: Floyd Rose 1000
  • Pickup (bridge): USA DMT Baker Act
  • Pickup (middle): DMT Design
  • Pickup (neck): USA DMT Nostalgia
  • Control Knobs: Push / Pull
  • Pickup Switch: 5-way Blade
  • Includes Deluxe DCR Hardshell Case & Certificate
  • Finishes: Trans Blue, Trans Black

Could this be 2013 Guitar of the Year? You decide…

It’s free to vote and no registration required

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.