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Dean FLY MAH Flight Series 3/4 Size Travel Acoustic Guitar, Mahogany
- Mahogany Top
- Set Neck
- Rosewood Fingerboard
- Chrome Hardware
- Mahogany Body
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This item Dean FLY MAH Flight Series 3/4 Size Travel Acoustic Guitar, Mahogany
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|Back Material Type||Mahogany||Basswood||Mahogany||Sapele||Martin||Mahogany|
|Body Material Type||Mahogany||Mora||Bubinga||Agathis;Sapele||Sitka spruce;mahogony||laminated-wood|
|Fretboard Material Type||Rosewood||—||Rosewood||Rosewood||Micarta||Rosewood|
|Hand Orientation||Right Handed||right||Right Handed||Right Handed||Ambidextrous||Ambidextrous|
|Item Dimensions||13 x 5 x 37 in||18 x 44 x 8 in||13 x 5 x 37 in||5.25 x 47 x 19.75 in||38.58 x 6.3 x 18.11 in||16.25 x 35.5 x 4.75 in|
|Neck Material Type||Mahogany||Maple||Mahogany||Nato||Martin||Nato|
|Number of Strings||6||6||6||6||6||6|
|Top Material Type||Mahogany||Spruce||Bubinga||Agathis||Sitka-Spruce||Spruce|
These high quality, travel-sized guitars are ideal for life on the road, playing at home, acoustic jam sessions and more! The 3/4 size makes the Dean Flight Series acoustic incredibly portable while also providing a full, rich sound. Each model features mahogany back and sides but you have the choice of top wood which will provide the sound and look you're looking for. Dean Flight Series Travel Acoustic Guitar Features 3/4 Size Acoustic Mahogany Back and Sides 22 inches Scale 1 - 11/16 inches Nut Set Mahogany C Neck Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge White MOP 'Flight' Inlays Sealed Die Cast Tuners Chrome Hardware Gig Bag Included
Top customer reviews
Been using this for almost 3 weeks and it sounds so much better than any of the online videos sound. It's very nice and clean looking. I am using D'Addario ultra lights. The strings it came with were also D'Addario but they had some corrosion on them. I always replace strings right away anyway and would highly recommend going with smaller strings. I wish these companies would just leave the freebie strings in the factory bag so they don't corrode, oh well no ding there. The tuners are chrome and are nice and stiff, not so easy to bump it out of tune which is great.
Sound quality: Now being a 3/4 size acoustic guitar I expected it to not sound as loud, full, or good as it does, but it sounds a LOT brighter, fuller and holds the strings nuance way better than expected for this size. Would I recommend it for a lot of rock & roll - likely no, a full size has a huge bass advantage unless your like me and I'm a pretty small guy (37 y.o. 5'5") where a 3/4 is the best size. Or your intent is strictly to travel with it. But where it sounds strongest is when you begin flirting with spanish flamenco, or another style of music where you would traditionally use nylon strings but want a sharper, more vibrant sound. Ultra Light strings fit the bill perfectly with this Dean as my every day player. Before I decided to buy the Dean FLY I went to a local music store and fell in love with the Taylor baby mahogany, but I didn't fall in love with the $330-$430(/w electronics) price tag. If your familiar with the Taylor baby, the Dean (at least to me) sounds indistinguishable, weighs and feels exactly the same. I only like the matte coating Taylor uses more because its VERY matte, no gloss at all. But this is strictly a matter of taste.
Build Quality: I have to say its extremely light! The entire body is all mahogany with a standard rosewood fret - there was some debate between me and friends looking at it whether the top was too because it doesn't visually appear to be laminate looking at the sides of the wood on the top but everything I read says it should be. When I initially unpackaged it I did notice some glue smudges on the top. I buffed them off with some ammonia and its fine now. The bridge is rosewood too, standard plastic fluted bridge pins & saddle but their actually pretty good. The tuning heads are stiff and firm as to not allow mistuning easily. It has all the standard abalone style position markers on the fret board and some dots down the side. Overall it feels very solid (for the price).
Conclusion: Im very happy with it. Sound and feel. Its a comfortable guitar to hold and play. Ultimately the price was perfect for my budget and learning guitar too. The only annoyance I have is some upper fret buzz if I don't hold the string super hard against the fret. I don't know if this is caused from using the ultra light strings (a common occurrence of light strings) or not, but the strings in the upper half of the neck and truss are substantially closer to the frets - maybe need to adjust the nut? Everything appears to be pretty level. This is not a constant issue though only when I play rhythm like it's an electric and it very well may not be the guitar at all. I was pleasantly surprised it came with the case too (which has backpack straps) - I looked everywhere and on other sites other than Amazon and I could not get a clear answer to whether it came with it.
If this is a guitar for a smaller person, I should note that the neck is actually wider across than my 42" Ovation Celebrity. If you have little hands and/or are a beginner, you may want to go with something that is, as a whole, more petite.
For me, this is a perfect on-the-go, rough-and-tumble guitar.