View Full Description
Koa Top & Mahogany Body
The Dean Exhibition Koa features a solid koa top that not only provides a exceptionally striking visual but will initially deliver a bright and punchy tonality. However if regularly played the Dean Exhibition will reward you with a sweet, warmer, and full toned voice as the koa matures. The koa top is contrasted beautifully by its mahogany back and sides as it produces a more focused, woody, punchy mid-range, thick well-defined tone with plenty of depth and complexity that will please most playing styles. Mahogany also contains distinct character of soft warmth, but is well balanced with a bite of its own. The wood is used a lot in the acoustic world, because it is relatively economical, durable, attractive, easy to work with, and resonant.
Mahogany Neck & Ebony Fingerboard
The mahogany neck is topped with an ebony fingerboard that provides a very responsive bright, snappy, crisp attack, coupled with a smooth sustain and bright top-end. Dean are providing comfort and durability through their D shaped set neck, which ensures a smooth and comfortable playing experience as well as strength and durability. The neck is crafted from mahogany because the wood responds greatly to picking, strumming, and various finger techniques with equal ease. Its slim D shaped neck is ideal for the electric guitarist that craves an acoustic sound but the feel and playability of an electric guitar. For added elegance the Dean Exhibition is finished in natural gloss and sprinkled with pearl ultra diamond shaped fingerboard makers.
The Dean Exhibition Koa features a slim D shaped neck to provide the comfort and feel of an electric guitar. In addition the Exhibition has a thin body to match, which not only provides comfort but reduces unpleasant feedback when plugged in. The florentine cutaway enables players to access higher frets and more challenging chords with equal ease.
Grand Auditorium Body
The Dean Exhibition features a comfortable and versatile shape; the grand auditorium. The shape is equally as suited to fingerpicking as it is to strumming. The grand auditorium is an all-purpose guitar that provides an extremely comfortable playing experience and projects a voice that can accommodate numerous different genres and playing techniques. To provide extra comfort and playability the Exhibition features a florentine cutaway design.
A florentine cutaway comes into a sharp point, resulting in a horn-like shape. Its a complex design and more labor-intensive to craft than a venetian because the guitar is originally built as a non-cutaway guitar. The florentine cutaway provides an edgy appearance and enables players to access higher frets.
Fishman Isys+ Preamp
The Dean Exhibition Koa comes equipped with the Fishman Isys+ preamp and built-in tuner, bringing all your gigging necessities into one sophisticated system. Featuring rotary controls for volume, bass, and treble, enabling players to have full control of tone shaping for both gigging and practicing environments. The Fishman Isys+ also has a phase button a pre-wired Fishman Sonicore pickup, a low battery indicator and a separate battery box.
The Dean Exhibition Electro Acoustic Guitar is a well-designed and beautifully finished instrument that projects sonic pleasures with a stunning appearance to match. Aesthetically the koa top will stand out from the crowd due to its visually striking natural grain pattern and beautiful gloss finish. The sound-hole has a unique pearl ultra inlay on top of the black rosette that matches its edgy florentine cutaway. To show off Dean's eye for creativity, the fingerboard is sprinkled with pearl ultra diamond inlays that will glisten perfectly against both stage and natural lighting. Dean's signature brand logo and name grace the headstock in a sophisticated manor, complemented by chrome hardware, grover machineheads and black buttons.
- Koa top offers pleasing aesthetic and delivers bright snappy tonalities
- Mahogany body produces rich distinct warmth
- Mahogany neck provides durability and resonance
- Florentine cutaway provides unique and edgy appearance
- Cutaway design enables players to access higher frets
- On-board preamp & tuner ideal for the gigging guitarist
- Ebony fingerboard for smooth playability
- Slim D shaped neck provides the feel of an electric guitar
- Slim body offers comfortable playing experience and reduces undesirable feedback once plugged in
Body & Bridge
- Top Material: Solid Koa
- Body Material: Mahogany
- Finish: Gloss Natural
- Body Type: Exhibition With Florentine Cutaway
- Binding: Multiply B/W/B/W/B
- Colour: Natural
- Length: 1045mm
- Body Length: 510mm
- Upper Bout: 280mm
- Lower Bout: 395mm
- Nut Width: 45mm
Neck & Fingerboard
- Neck Material: Mahogany
- Neck Shape: D
- Neck Construction: Set
- Finish: Gloss Natural
- Fingerboard Material: Ebony
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Radius: 305 mm
- Fingerboard Inlays: MOP Ultra Diamond
- Scale length: 616 mm
- Nut: Graph Tech NuBone
- Nut Width: 43 mm
Hardware & Electronics
- Preamp: Fishman Isys+
- Preamp Controls: Volume, Tuner, Bass, Treble, Phase
- Tuning Machines: Chrome Grover Style w/ Black Buttons
- Hardware Colour: Chrome/Black
- Strings: D'Addario EXP16 (.12-.053) Coated