Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar Product Review

Dean Vendetta is one of the most underrated cheap electric guitars in the market. It is not as good as the expensive Fender Deluxe Stratocaster and PRS S2 Custom 24. However, if you’re just starting out and aspiring to become a good electric guitarist someday, the Dean Vendetta XM is a good electric guitar to start with.

This product is capable of producing a good acoustic sound. The bridge incorporates the Tune-O-Matic design so that the users can tune it well. Despiteits price, this electric guitar has complete components and a simple control layout which is perfect for beginners.

Dean Vendetta XM Electric Guitar - Natural
  • Paulownia body with natural finish and bolt-on construction
  • 25.5-inch scale, 24-fret maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and dot...
  • Dual Dean humbuckers with volume and tone controls, three-way toggle

Excellent Features

All the features of this guitar are working together to produce a harmonious sound. One of its greatest features is the bridge and string.

The bridge incorporates a Tune-O-Matic design which allows the users to set the distance of the nut to the saddle so that the string will be placed properly to allow proper intonation. Aside from that, the Dean Vendetta has a string-through-body design that permits low-frequency sound.

The humbuckers of this guitar are better to compare to those of the other cheap electric guitars. The humbuckers produce better sounds compare to the competing products of the same price.

However, they don’t sound as good as the humbuckers of high-end electric guitars. These are just good enough for the beginners. The good thing is that these can easily be replaced by other high-quality humbuckers.

The control cavity is soldered well although the components are made from low-quality materials.

Flawless Body Finish

The body is made from paulownia with a natural finish, that’s why it’s pleasing to the eyes and smooth to touch.

Perfect for Beginners

It is for people who are just starting out how to play an electric guitar. This guitar is excellent only for single note playing and power chords. The price is inexpensive that’s why it is an ideal guitar for people who only want to use the guitar to practice.

Not the excellent type but good enough for beginners who never had an experience in playing guitar, but patient enough to hear sounds that are not as good as the other guitars produced.

The controls have a simple layout. There aremaster tone and volume and a toggle. With the toggle, you can choose between the bridge humbucker, neck humbucker, and both.


Some electric guitars are too heavy to leave it dangling on your shoulder. With this guitar, you can leave it hanging on your shoulder and play for several hours without causing pain on your neck.

Features and Specs

  • Fingerboard which is made from rosewood with dot inlays
  • Scale of 25.5-inch
  • Maple neck
  • Simple controls for volume and tone
  • Toggles for the desired humbucker option
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Body made from Paulownias


The product has received an Editor’s Rating of 8 out of 10. What most users love about this guitar is its excellent construction, design, and soldered control cavity components.

They also love the product for its price. Most of them say that they received the value of what they had paid for. The aesthetic design of the guitar is sleek. The body is smooth and pleasing to the eyes. The controls are simple and easy to use.

The sound coming from the guitar is good enough for its price, which is, in fact, better than the other brands of the same price.

Most of the users are beginners who use the product to learn how to play.

Things to Improve

Despite the positive features of the product, there are still some people who are not satisfied with it. Some say that after they have purchased the product, the strings and the frets sound higher, which is not recommended for the beginners.

The only thing that you can do about it is to adjust them yourself or ask an expert to adjust them for you. Almost all cheap electric guitars including the Dean Vendetta need a tuning or adjustment to make them sound better.

Also, there are some users who don’t like this guitar’s neck and its components. According to them, their fingers are stained because of the ebony fingerboard. It seems like the manufacturer has applied a lot of ebonized on the product.

They also complain that the neck seems like that it has not sanded well so it feels a little rough. Some users get blisterson their skin whenever they play this guitar.

On the other hand, there’s a possibility that the negative feedback about the product only applies to a particular item and not to the whole Dean Vendetta XM Electric guitars. For this reason, it seems like Dean should improve on the labor force who are working to create these guitars.


If you’re an aspiring electric guitarist who never had a prior experience, this guitar is right for you. It is inexpensive but the features are good enough for practicing. In addition to that, there are some components that you can just replace if you’ve become a better player.

There are some flaws and low-quality components, but it is already an excellent option considering its price. It is rare to find a cheap electric guitar, like Dean Vendetta that is capable of producing good acoustic sound.

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