old old dean basses...help!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Acacia, Apr 9, 2001.

  1. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I came across a very old Dean bass. 81 Model I do believe..#81-00xxxx.

    It has the classic dean headstock and has the "star" shape body. Much like the washburn guitars that Pantera's Darrell Abbot uses.

    I have not been able to find any info at Dean or elsewhere on the net on these.

    It is in decent shape. needs a good cleanup/set-up job.

    Any help/info source would be appreciated.
  2. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Dean used to be made-in-USA and much more high quality/highend than today.
    But I'm not sure if your model is from that era, it should be, though.

    There's a link where you can contact Dean Zelinsky (Dean Founder) about pre-85 Dean guitars at the Dean site:


    or email him directly:

    mailto: dean@deanguitars.com
  4. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    thanx for the link..i emailed and am awaiting a response.

    i didn't realize they were making a new version of the one I am looking at. different color and pup setup though...

    <img src=http://www.deanguitars.com/gph/vintagebass_ml.jpg>