Kerry King’s first signature Dean is here

The Slayer guitarist reveals an even pointier Dean V.

After joining Dean’s artist roster last month, Kerry King has revealed his first signature guitar with the brand, the Kerry King V Limited Edition.

The guitar’s V body bears some striking visuals, true to Slayer’s aesthetic. The points of the body and headstock are hooked inwards, and the guitar’s satin black finish sports an inverted-cross decal next to the controls. Speaking of controls, the guitar isn’t short on those – with a switch to engage the preamp booster for the EMG 81 bridge pickup, and two to toggle the Sustainiac neck pickup on or off and select its mode – alongside the standard selector switch and master volume and tone controls.

Moving onto the neck – a black maple fingerboard sits atop a C-shaped three-piece maple neck, with Kerry king signature inlays for even more Slayer-themed flair. 24 frets, combined with the inherent access of a V-shape, mean shredding right to the top of the guitar’s range should present no issues.

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The guitar is limited to 50 pieces, and lists for $8,666. More information at Deanguitars.com.

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