Dean USA Kerry King V Limited Edition guitar
Guitarist Kerry King has led Thrash Metal band Slayer for more than 30 years. Currently on their farewell tour, King has collaborated with Dean Guitars on his new Kerry King V Limited Edition guitar. Only 50 of the USA-made guitars will be built and it has some unique features. Finished in black with the Dean headstock logo in red, the guitar shape is a modified Flying-V with inward pointing horns on the headstock and the guitar body. The body is also beveled on the inner and outer edges of the top. Hardware and electronics include a black KFK Kahler tremolo, a Sustainiac™ pickup in the neck position and an EMG-81 active pickup with PA2 preamp booster in the bridge position. One feature of note is the fiber-optic LEDs on the upper side of the fretboard; making it easy to locate the frets in low light. Kerry King’s logo is integrated into the guitar’s finish and into the ebony fretboard.
A complete feature listing of Kerry King’s new signature guitar is shown below:
|Neck Shape:||Kerry King Spec. C Shaped|
|Inlays:||Pearl / Stone & Ebony Kerry King Custom|
|# of Frets:||24 Jumbo|
|Fretboard Radius:||12″ (305mm)|
|Nut:||Floyd Rose R2 (41mm)|
|Nut Width:||1 5/8″ (41mm)|
|Bridge:||Kahler KFK Signature|
|Pickup (Bridge):||EMG 81 with PA2 Preamp Booster|
|Finish:||Black Satin w/Gloss Red Cross|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Truss Rod:||Dual Action|
|Controls:||Volume / PA2 Boster (On/Off) / 3 Way Toggle / Tone / Sustaniac (On/Off) / Sustaniac Mode Switch|
|Strings:||D’Addario EXP120 (.009-.042)|
|Spec. Design Note:||Fiber Optic LED side dots|
|Case Options:||Hardshell Case Included|
The retail price of the Dean USA Kerry King V Limited Edition is $8666.00. No information on the street price is available at this time. This guitar sure looks like a “slayer” and any die hard fan will want to pick one of these up. More information is available here.
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