NEW TOYS: Dean Guitar New Icon Select Electric

The latest addition to Dean’s Select Series seems an ideal balance of sound and style. Built exclusively with Seymour Duncan pickups and available in a choice of two stunning finishes, the Icon Select offers all the sounds ever needed in a universally admired style.

The Icon Select has a classic tight-grained mahogany body with an attractively curved, contoured top. The Icon Select Classic Black has a mahogany top with a smooth black finish, while the Icon Select Flame Top Ocean Burst is flamed maple with an Ocean Burst finish. Dean uses 5-ply multi-binding on the body, neck, and quill headstock.

Like other guitars in Dean’s Select Series, the Icon Select has a 3-piece mahogany set-through-neck, Pearloid Icon inlays for the ebony fingerboard’s 22 jumbo frets, a Tune-O Matic-style bridge, a Cadi hardtail, and Grover® tuners.

You get Seymour Duncan’s APH-1 (neck) and SH-5 (PAF) pickups in a custom zebra parchment finish with sandblasted pole pieces. Dean keeps the controls on the Icon Select simple and effective with volume, tone, and 3-way toggle. Black knobs and hardware polish off the classic features of the Icon Select.

Both new models are priced competitively at $899 MAP for the Classic Black and $949 MAP for the Flame Top Ocean Burst.