Leave it to Dean to shun tradition and come up with a beast like this. The The Dean MLCoustic takes Dean’s popular ML body shape and turns it into an acoustic-electric. With a mahogany body, rosewood fingerboard and bridge, and fast short-scale neck, the MLCoustic plays like a dream, and is ready to hit the stage with an under-the-saddle Dean buffer preamp.
MLCOUSTIC at a Glance
- Body wood: Mahogany
- Neck Construction: Set-Neck
- Neck wood: Mahogany
- Fretboard: Rosewood
- Inlays: Pearl Dot
- Frets: 22
- Scale: 24-3/4″
- Electronics: Dean Buffer Preamp
- Tuners: Dean Sealed Diecast
- Finish: Classic Black
Duncan Dimebucker and Dean humbucker, Floyd Rose Tremolo bridge.
Would it really be an ML without the winged headstock?
The Dean ML: Now in Acoustic
Dean fans have often requested an acoustic take on the classic ML body shape. Dean listend, and offers up this black beauty. Plug it in or go acoustic–either way it’s sure to catch a lot of looks.
Mahogany is a great choice for oddball acoustic shapes like this one. It’s a dense wood with a thicker tone, providing very pronounced and resonant midrange frequencies. This means you still get a rich, full-range sound despite the fact that the MLCoustic is anything but traditional.
Set Mahogany Neck
The set mahogany neck matches the mahogany body, for a full, thick tone with a somewhat compressed attack.
The 24-3/4-inch scale neck features a rosewood fingerboard and pearl dot inlays.
The rosewood bridge features a stylish wing design to match the angles of the MLCoustic.
Dean Buffer Preamp
Plug in and adjust your tone with the on-board Dean preamp. Features a three-band EQ for dialing in just the right sound and coping with feedback and other annoyances.
Dean’s sealed diecast tuners grace the trademark Dean headstock, and ensure you stay in tune no matter how hard you’re strumming.
- ML-style mahogany acoustic body with Classic Black finish
- 24-3/4-inch scale, 22-fret mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard and dot inlays
- Dean Buffer Preamp with three-band EQ
- Rosewood Dean-Designed bridge
- Dean diecast tuning machines