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A Brief History of Dean Acoustic Guitars

Aug 17, 2007
Dean is a manufacturer of both electric and acoustic guitars. Compared to some of the companies, Dean Guitars are pretty new. But, that doesn t make their acoustic guitars any less remarkable. This is a company that was started by a teenager named Dean Zelinsky whose aspiration it was to create guitars that looked and sounded different than other guitars on the market.

This attitude eventually became their claim to fame. But before their uniquely shaped guitars could catch on, they had to be embraced by the musicians. However, thanks to a dedicated corps of shop owners and people who believed in the product, musicians started to discover the guitar and once they played it, they were hooked. Many of these original players are still dedicated customers.

In the 80 s, after he was in business for ten years, Dean Zelinsky sold the company and the rights to the guitars to Oscar Medeiros. He then sold the company yet again the 90 s. During his ownership, Medeiros also made many contributions to the Dean line.

Armadillo Enterprises, the new owners, eventually contacted Zelinsky to once again become part of the company. He works for Dean Guitars as an executive and a creative assistant. Die hard followers of the Dean label are happy that Zelinsky is once again part of the company.

Dean Guitars line of acoustic guitars contains both unique and traditional acoustic guitar styles. They have a v-shaped acoustic called the V Coustic as well as both traditional and traditional cutaway models. Some of their other acoustic guitar series include the Artist, Exoticglass, Exoticwood, Tradition, Evocouostic, Gypsy, Espana, and the Schenker models. For more information on their acoustic guitar styles and models visit their website at deanguitars.com.

You can t mention Dean Guitars without considering the artists who play them. Michael Schenker with both UFO and the Scorpions also has his own line of guitars with the company. Other artists include the late Randy Rhoads, Sammy Hagar, John McAffee, Dimebag Darryl, Daryle Singletary, John Karl, C. Wayne, and ZZ Top. For player profiles and a more extensive list, visit the website.

Here is some information on what one person has to say about Dean Acoustic Guitars:

About the Dean Guitars Exotica FM

I wrote an earlier review three years ago for this guitar. Since then, it has become my main performing guitar. I have played out more since I got this guitar, and partly because it sounds so good. It has got the kind of sound that has made me alter and expand upon what I was playing before. I have plugged into the house system, used my own small or large amp. It still sounds full and in my opinion, unique.
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