Dean Guitars reveals its top tier Exile Select Series

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Dean didn't have a stand at NAMM (opens in new tab) this year but its forging ahead into 2020 with additions to its  Select (opens in new tab) series in the shape of six Exile models that are showing some serious spec for their $1,049-£1,299 street price range.

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It looks like burled poplar is going to be big in 2020 and it's one of the two finish options here alongside a satin-finished quilt maple top. Body tonewood is alder and the bolt-on necks are three piece slim D-shape maple. 

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Fingerboards are ebony with 24 jumbo frets and pearloid block inlays built for speed to a flatter 16-inch radius. Mini Grover tuners also feature.

Other premium features include beveled edges for comfort, 5-ply body and headstock binding, EMG 57TW / 66TW coil-split pickups (opens in new tab) with an exclusive brushed chrome finish. 

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Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.