Dean Guitars unveils the Exile Select 7 Floyd Fluence Natural Black Burst, a powerhouse seven-string electric designed to defy the limits of speed and precision, all with stylish flair. While the Exile Select 7 has a burled maple finish that exudes elegance, its aggressive sonic attitude quickly proves it’s more than just a pretty face. This model derives its name from the Floyd Rose® 1000 Series tremolo that offers unparalleled tuning stability and Fishman Fluence® Open Core Classic pickups that offer the utmost sonic versatility. Meticulously crafted and voiced, the Exile Select 7 Floyd Fluence Natural Black Burst is designed to exceed expectations of what an extreme guitar should look and sound like.
Through meticulous attention to detail, the Exile Select 7 raises the bar on the tried-and-true Select Series. It all starts with an alder body, which is known for its lighter weight and balanced tone. The burled maple top enhances sustain and offers a striking aesthetic in a Natural Black Burst finish. Dean enhances playability with an arm cut on the flat top of this 25.5-inch scale model that already offers unhindered access to the upper frets. The bolt-on 3-piece maple neck with dual-action truss rod offers a comfortable Slim D shape and 24 stainless frets with pearloid small offset dots on an ebony fingerboard (16-inch radius). Large glow-in-the-dark side dots help assure players will not miss a note. Five-ply black-white binding around the perimeter offers a splash of sophistication.
When it comes to sonic character, Dean makes no compromise with two-piece Fishman Fluence Open Core Classic 7-string humbucker pickups at the bridge and neck. In addition to their popular uncovered look, these humbuckers are multi-voice for dynamic tone. In Voice 1 for both the neck and bridge, users get the classic vintage PAF (Patent Applied For) sound. Voice 2 on the bridge is an overwound, muscular hot rod pickup, while Voice 2 on the neck keeps a clear, airy chime for unreal highs. Voice 3 is a slightly overwound split-coil sound that takes on a personality of its own. The controls are simple with push-pull Volume and Tone knobs.
Bringing the design together with rock-solid reliability, Dean uses a combination Floyd Rose 1000 bridge with tremolo and Floyd Rose 7-string nut (1 7/8-inch width). The locking nut helps prevent string slippage and preserve tuning stability, which is further helped by Mini Grover® 18:1 tuners. Black hardware makes for a sleek and stylish profile.
For players looking to add a new seven-string to their collection or to expand their range and skill, Dean’s Exile Select 7 Floyd Fluence Natural Black Burst is a sophisticated instrument that is ready to take on a variety of styles. Get a closer look and learn more at www.deanguitars.com.
About Dean Guitars
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. Learn more at www.deanguitars.com.