Dean Karl Sanders "The Black V" Electric Guitar, Trans Black

£734.00 RRP £881.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 65004

  • Seymour Duncan Invader Bridge Pickup
  • Mahogany Set Neck with a V Profile
  • Mahogany Body with Flame Maple Top
  • 24 Fret Scalloped Rosewood Fingerboard and Abalone Dot Inlays
  • Sleek, Clean Body with Chrome Hardware and Trans Black Finish

Dean Karl Sanders "The Black V" Electric Guitar, Trans Black


The Dean Karl Sanders ''The Black V'' is a signature electric guitar model, combining a sleek style with a high output Seymour Duncan Invader bridge pickup. The Black V features a flame Maple top with a Mahogany body, Mahogany set neck and a 24 fret scalloped Rosewood fingerboard that makes slides, bends and quick licks effortless. The perfect instrument for any death metal shredder, The Black V is comes complete with a tune-o-matic bridge, chrome hardware, a chrome cadillac-style V tailpiece and a trans black finish.

Product Ref: 65004

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Seymour Duncan Invader Pickup

The Invader pickup is powered by a combination of specially overwound coils and three large ceramic magnets, producing a larger magnetic field and widening the frequency spectrum. This allows the Black V to deliver the signature metal tone with the thickest, and deepest, low end response while ensuring chords sound deep yet remain balanced with the crunchy treble that keeps everything well defined.

Scalloped Fingerboard

Incorporating a speedy scalloped fretboard The Black V provides advanced playability and sustain due to the slight indent (scallop) in each of the frets. This uncommon fretboard treatment also provides smooth and quick string bending, slides and quick licks, perfect for high speed shredding.

About Karl Sanders

Born in 1963, Karl Sanders is an American guitarist most widely known as the founding member of the ancient Egyptian-themed technical death metal band Nile. Having also released solo music and making guest appearances on other bands albums, Karl Sanders became endorsed by Dean and released the Black Flying V signature model.


Body & Bridge

  • Top: Flame Maple
  • Back and Sides: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic (String-Thru)
  • Finish: Gloss
  • Colour: Trans Black

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Construction: Set Neck
  • Neck Profile: V
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood - Scalloped
  • Scale Length: 25.50''
  • Inlays: Abalone Dot
  • Number of Frets: 24

Hardware & Electronics

  • Hardware Colour: Chrome
  • Knobs: None
  • Neck Pickup: N/A
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan Invader