Originally a US Custom shop model but now re-released for 2021, the new Dean Dime Razorback Rust is an incredible – if a little over-the-top – metal machine. Should be perfect for getting those Dimebag tones… and possibly doubling as a can opener or weapon of some kind.
Dean Dime Razorback Rust
I just love the, ahem, understated and reserved look of this model. The subtle lines, the comfort contours… Joking aside, this insanely pointy Dean Dime Razorback Rust model is a reissue of the original produced in Dean’s US Custom Shop. This version, however, is now being made available at a more affordable price point.
Among the key features are the bevelled mahogany body and set three-piece mahogany V-shaped neck, topped with a 14-inch radius rosewood fretboard with that distinctive razor blade inlay on the 12th fret. The fretboard houses 22 jumbo frets.
Now for the hardware: this guitar comes with a Floyd Rose 1000 locking trem system, a set of Grover tuners and a pair of the Seymour Duncan pickups with a Dimebucker SH13 in the bridge and a Seymour ’59 Model in the neck position. These are wired via a pair of volume controls, a master tone and a three-way switch.
Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott
I will always have a soft spot for the Razorback Rust electric guitar. It pays tribute to the late legend, Darrell “Dimebag” Abbott and helps preserve his musical legacy for a whole new generation of players. This new version is made in Korea, and comes in a at a much more affordable price point than the original. As an example, it sports a cheaper Floyd Rose 1000. But you still get the custom graphics and the sweet pickups, so it is a nice reissue of a monster guitar that doesn’t skimp on quality.
RRP – USD 1349 includes hard case