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Slayer's Kerry King joins Dean Guitars

(Image credit: courtesy of Dean Guitars)

Dean Guitars has announced that Slayer's Kerry King has come onboard the company’s artist roster, and that a new, never-before-seen signature electric guitar design is in the works.

King, who until recently was a signature artist with B.C. Rich, said of the new partnership, “I'm super-stoked to be part of the Dean Guitars family. This has been an insane[ly] long time coming! 

"Together we're going to create some amazing guitars that Dean, Slayer and Kerry King fans will be as excited as I am to play. It's gonna be a wild ride for years to come!"

Dean will kick off the Kerry King line with a limited run of 50 handcrafted USA models signed by the Slayer guitarist. 

Additional product information outlining King's Signature Dean Guitars USA and import models will be revealed over the coming months.

In the meantime, keep your eye on Dean Guitars for updates. Hell awaits...

Richard Bienstock

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.