Dean’s Icon Select Electric Guitar Balances Star Qualities of Sound and Style
TAMPA, FL — A star is born with Dean Guitars’ introduction of the new Icon Select electric guitar. Offering much more than its elegant looks, this latest addition to Dean’s Select Series is designed with high-quality materials and high-end appointments for an ideal balance of sound and style. Built with exclusive Seymour Duncan pickups and available in a choice of two stunning finishes, the Icon Select offers all the sounds ever needed in a universally admired style.
Designed for professionals by professionals, the Icon Select starts off with a classic, tight-grained mahogany body and attractive carved top contour. The Icon Select Classic Black offers a mahogany top with a smooth black finish, while the Icon Select Flame Top Ocean Burst offers flame maple in Ocean Burst finish. For class and sophistication, Dean uses 5-ply multi-binding on the body, neck, and eye-catching quill headstock.
Like other guitars in Dean’s Select Series, the Icon Select has a 3-piece mahogany set-through-neck (24 3/4’’ scale) with dual-action truss rod. The satin finish on the back of the neck is extra smooth to improve comfort and playability. On the Icon Select models, Dean uses pearloid Icon inlays for the ebony fretboard’s 22 jumbo frets (12’’ radius). The standard nut width (1 11/16’’) pairs ideally with the Tune-O-Matic-style bridge on Dean’s exclusive Cadi hardtail, which has high mass for extra sustain. Grover® tuners on the headstock assist with precise and consistent tuning.
The Icon Select is ready to rock with exclusive Seymour Duncan APH-1 and SH-5 pickups in a custom zebra parchment finish with sandblasted pole pieces. The APH-1 Alnico II Pro™ is a versatile neck pickup for both classic and modern tones, while the SH-5 has been described as “P.A.F. (patent applied for) on steroids” with excellent harmonic structure. Together, these humbuckers provide the right balance of power, sustain, and distortion, along with a distinctive high-end and midrange attack that’s suitable for a variety of genres. Dean keeps the controls on the Icon Select simple and effective with volume, tone, and 3-way toggle. Black knobs and hardware polish off the classic features of the Icon Select.
For a professionally designed guitar that’s both stylish and tonally sophisticated, look no further than the Dean Icon Select. Both models are priced competitively at street prices of $899 (Classic Black) and $949 (Flame Top Ocean Burst).
Learn more and get a closer look at the Icon Select and other Dean Select Series guitars at www.deanguitars.com.
About Dean Guitars
Led by CEO Evan Rubinson, Dean Guitars is a musician-run enterprise, having worked with some of the biggest names in the industry on the biggest stages and in the best studios all over the world. Since 1977, Dean Guitars has catered to musicians in all genres, at all skill levels, and has the most recognizable headstock profile in the industry.