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Dean’s new MD 24 Select Series promises high playability at low prices

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Dean has bolstered its 2020 Select Series of electric guitars with the new MD 24 Select models.

The affordably priced guitars feature satin necks, easy-access heel joints and exclusive direct-mount Seymour Duncan pickups, as well as optional Floyd Rose tremolo systems.

Specs include custom basswood bodies with an arm cut and back belly cut, bolt-on three-piece maple necks with dual-action truss rods, ebony fingerboards with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid dot inlays, Grover tuners, black hardware and neck and headstock binding.

Pickups are a Seymour Duncan APH-1N Alnico II Pro at the neck and TB-5/SH-5 at the bridge, with custom zebra parchment finish and sand-blasted pole pieces. Controls are a single volume knob and a three-way toggle.

The MD 24 comes in four iterations: the Select Floyd Classic White ($799) and MD 24 Select Flame Top Floyd Trans Cherry ($849) feature a Floyd Rose 1000 Series tremolo system at the bridge and Floyd Rose R3 nut (1 11/16’’ width). 

The non-Floyd MD 24 Select Classic White ($649) and MD 24 Select Flame Top Trans Cherry ($699), meanwhile, sport a Tune-O-Matic hardtail bridge with Dean’s exclusive Cadi tailpiece. 

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.