Dean unleashes Trans Blue-finished Quilt Top ML Select 24 Kahler

Dean ML Select 24 Kahler Quilt Top Trans Blue
(Image credit: Dean)

Dean has bolstered its ML Series with the arrival of the new-look Trans Blue Quilt Top ML Select 24 Kahler.

According to the brand, its latest electric guitar seeks to pay homage to “the glory days of guitar-driven music”, and equips its flagship three-point model with an aquatic colorway while maintaining its ML DNA.

The angular axe also arrives equipped with a Kahler Hybrid tremolo system, making it the only guitar in the current ML family to boast such an appointment: the other Kahler-clad guitars all feature a variety of multi-scale alternatives.

In terms of specs, the ML Select 24 features a quilt maple-topped Eastern mahogany body, which is paired with a three-piece, V-profile maple neck and 24-fret, 12”-radius ebony fretboard. Other functional features include a dual-action truss rod, set-through neck construction and satin-finished neck.

Elsewhere, the 24.75”-scale guitar sports five-ply white-black binding and pearl block inlays, as well as Dean’s classic V-shape headstock, finished with the company’s winged logo.

As for hardware, the Grover 18:1 ratio tuners and Hybrid Tremolo Kahler variant are paired with a newly added locking nut, which boasts a built-in break angle eliminating the need for a string tree and avoiding the pitch shifting caused when locking down.

The newest Dean ML Select 24 also comes loaded with two Seymour Duncan pickups – the APH-1 Custom Zebra neck and TB5 Custom Zebra bridge – which are dictated via humbucker-specific volume controls and a master tone parameter.

The Dean ML Select 24 Kahler Quilt Top Trans Blue is available now for $1,349.

To find out more, visit Dean.

Dean is on something of a hot streak right now, having recently unveiled the latest addition to its Thoroughbred family, the Floyd Rose-equipped Quilt Maple model.

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Matt Owen

Matt is a Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.