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Dean unveils Seymour Duncan-equipped, carved-top Icon Select electric guitar

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Dean has unveiled several enticing new models recently, and now the company has added the Icon Select electric guitar to its 2020 lineup.

The new offering boasts a tight-grained mahogany body with carved top contour, three-piece mahogany set-through-neck with dual-action truss rod and satin finish and a 12-inch radius, 22-fret ebony fingerboard with pearloid Icon inlays.

Other features include a Tune-O-Matic-style bridge and Dean Cadi high-mass hardtail, Grover tuners and five-ply multi-binding on the body, neck and quill headstock.

Pickups are a pair of exclusive Seymour Duncan APH-1 (neck) and SH-5 (bridge) humbuckers in custom zebra parchment finish with sandblasted pole pieces, controlled via single volume and tone knobs and a three-way toggle.

The APH-1 Alnico II Pro promises to handle both classic and modern tones, while the SH-5 is dubbed a “P.A.F. (patent applied for) on steroids”.

The Icon Select is offered with a choice of mahogany top and Classic Black finish for $899 or flame maple top with Ocean Burst finish for $949.

For more information head to Dean Guitars (opens in new tab).

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.