Dean MD24 Floyd Roasted Maple review

With Seymour Duncan humbuckers and a Floyd Rose 1000, does this head-turning S-style have the tones and performance to go with that hot Vintage Orange finish?

Dean MD24 Floyd Roasted Maple
(Image: © Dean Guitars)

Guitar World Verdict

The Dean Guitars MD24 Floyd Roasted Maple is a spartan superstrat with big rock tones and a super-comfy roasted maple neck that feels next-level fast.


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    Premium roasted maple neck and fingerboard.

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    Comfortable feel.

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    Pickups offer wide range of tones, from gutsy to sweet.

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    Good price.


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    Limited finish options, and one is really loud!

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Paul Riario

Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.