The Farm recently visited the Dean headquarters in Tampa and stumbled across a treasure trove of samples and prototypes deep within the warehouse and snagged them up. Many of these instruments ultimately ended up going into production, some did not. Others are prototypes and one-of-a-kind. The samples are ones that were made in the designing stage and factory selection and may not have the same specs as what went to production, therefore they may be one-of-a-kind as well.
The guitar pictured is the actual guitar you will receive!
At The Farm, we take actual pictures of each instrument and make sure they are fully set-up and ready to play before we ship them. Each instrument goes through a multi-point inspection, followed by a set-up process by our in-house tech staff. We then photograph each instrument with high-quality equipment in our on-site photography studio. We know that details like wood grain and color finishes can vary, so we want you to be able to see, to the best of our ability, exactly what you will be receiving.
This process takes over an hour for each instrument - from inspection to pictures. We care about the instrument we put into your hands! Rest assured your guitar was not just plucked off of a shelf and drop-shipped to you from a warehouse without care.
This Dean ML Switchblade Floyd is the 2012 prototype for what ended up going to production as the ML Swithchable Floyd HSH.
It takes the classic ML as its base and adds the third pickup to the mix, along with a 23rd and 24th fret added to the standard 22 fret fretboard, making this ML a true shredding guitar.
The Mah body finished in a metallic flake Classic Black (the metallic flakes are hard to capture in the photos) with a set-in Mah neck with a Thin D profile, 24.75" scale, a 12" fretboard radius, 24 jumbo frets and Pearloid "Bomber" inlays.
Equipped with Grover tuners, a Floyd Rose bridge, electronics that consist of a DMT humbucker in the bridge position and Seymour Duncan stacked humbuckers in the neck and middle positions, a five-way switch, two volume controls and one tone control (with push/pull for neck and middle pickups) for extended tonal shaping.
- Brand: Dean
- Product Warranty: Limited Lifetime - USA only
- Actual Weight: 7lbs 4oz
- Body Type: Solid Body
- Body Shape: ML
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- Top Material:
- Orientation: Right Handed
- Neck Shape:
- Neck Material:
- Neck Joint: Set Neck
- Nut Width:
- Scale Length:
- Fretboard Radius:
- Number of Frets:
- Fretboard Material:
- Neck Pick-Up: Humbucker
- Neck Pick-Up Type: DMT Design CRBK
- Bridge Pick-Up: Humbucker
- Bridge Pick-Up Type: Seymour Duncan SH6 BKBK
- Bridge Type: Floyd Rose Special
- Serial: CT111000476
*For your protection all purchases over $99 will be shipped signature required.
You are buying a quality instrument made of wood. Each instrument goes thorough a pre-shipment inspection to ensure you are getting a great quality instrument. However, please keep in mind when instruments are shipped they can endure temperature changes as well as doing the "shipper shuffle" and therefore minor adjustments may be needed to set up the instrument to your personal preferences after receiving it.
Included in your shipment will be instructions on care and maintenance.
We are musicians just like you and we want to help you Grow Your Passion®
The Music Farm is an Authorized Dean Dealer.