Dean's EVO XM is a perfect blend of vintage design, old world craftsmanship, and decades of guitar building technology. This affordable yet stylish member of that family has a lightweight basswood body in a mahogany stain for a "high-end" look, making it ideal for the beginning guitarist who wants an attractive model as their first guitar.
The Dean EVO Series: Evolved from Vintage Origins
The EVO is a perfect blend of vintage design, old world craftsmanship and decades of guitar building technology. The Dean EVO is truly the "Evolution of Guitar Design" at its finest. With a deep dished, carved, ultra-thick solid wood top, the EVO achieves incredible sustain and astonishing tones. The EVO also features a neck joined at the body with Dean's exclusive angular neck joint, which was specially designed to attain the optimum in playability and ultimate resonance.
Basswood is commonly used for solid body electric guitars and basses because of its strong and durable character, desirable tonal characteristics, and how well it takes paint finishes. Basswood has a warm sound, with a strong, cutting mid-range and is an excellent tonal material for both beginner and advanced players.
The EVO XM uses bolt-on construction, an affordable alternative to set-neck or thru-body designs. The advantage of this design is that if you do have any neck trouble down the line, you can easily replace it.
The maple neck features an ultra-playable 24-fret rosewood fingerboard, with classic pearl dot inlays.