TAMPA, FL — Dean pays homage to the glory days of electric guitar-driven music with the introduction of the ML Select 24 Kahler Quilt Top Trans Blue. This edgy model features a modern advancement of a classic Kahler Hybrid Tremolo system with a newly added Kahler locking nut for enhanced pitch stability. Packaging up a stunning finish, fully loaded dual octave fretboard, and exclusive pickups, the Dean ML SEL 24 K backs up its audacious look with big, bold tone.
Underneath the Trans Blue finish, jet black hardware, and show stopping body design, it is the warm, full-bodied mahogany that forms the sonic foundation of the 24.75-inch scale ML SEL 24 K. The Quilt Maple top provides an eye-catching, billowing visual effect that’s complemented by 5-ply white-black binding. A feature that also appears on the classic V-cut headstock with Dean’s signature winged logo as well.
The Dean ML SEL 24 K’s angular aesthetic carries over to the V-shaped neck crafted from sturdy 3-piece maple with dual-action truss rod for dialing in perfect action every time. Players will note the set-through neck construction for improved sustain and tonal transfer. Dean’s satin neck feature helps with high-speed soloing, while the extreme cutaway design provides utmost access to the highest 24th fret. The ebony fingerboard (12-inch radius) has pearl block inlays that add to the instrument’s vintage appeal.
Whether a player wants to jam on warm, bluesy rock tones or crank the gain for modern metal, the Dean ML SEL 24 K offers all the controls needed, with exclusive parchment Seymour Duncan TB5 (bridge) and APH-1 (neck) high-output pickups. Each pickup has its own volume control, and the toggle pickup switch and dedicated tone knob helps players dial in the right amount of shred.
Anticipating that ML SEL 24 K players will want to let loose, Dean includes a classic Kahler Hybrid Tremolo system with the added new Kahler locking nut, an advancement that removes the need for a string tree with a built-in break angle that avoids any pitch shifting when locking down. Additionally, Grover 18:1 ratio tuners provide finer tuning and greater stability.
Like other Dean Select Series guitars, the ML Select 24 Kahler Quilt Top Trans Blue is designed by professional musicians for professionals. Players can enjoy meticulous craftsmanship that delivers an ideal combination of old school guitar nostalgia and modern features, all without breaking the bank.
MSRP $1999 ($1349 street)
Learn more about the Dean ML Select 24 Kahler Quilt Top Trans Blue and get a closer look at www.deanguitars.com.