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Ran Custom Tribute to DIME

First I ordered another Xplorer, But then Dime was killed. So here it is. My personal tribute to one of the best guitar players.

Handbuilt in 2004 - 2005. It took over one year to get it built. Because after two month I switched from XP to this tribute instrument, and it took a long time for dariusz to get the quilted top wood for the instrument. Everything was built exactly like I wished.

shape: original Dean ML shape
construction: neck through
neck: Mahagonie with dual action truss rod, ebony fretboard with no Inlays but with white binding. V shaped back of the neck
Head: Original Dean shape with custom Ran silver logo (letters and wings)!!! GREAT!
body: mahagony with quilted maple top
frets: 22 Extra Jumbo (original scale)
bridge: Schaller Floyd Rose (black)
tuners: Schaller (black)
bridge PU: Seymour Duncan TB6 (now switched to Dimarzio Super Distortion)
neck PU: Seymour Duncan SH 2
nut: Shaller Locking Nut
controls: 2x volume, 1x Tone, 3-way switch
finish: Instrument´s color on the front is see through black sunburst. Instruments back: very dark see through black
Shaller Security locks (black)

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