what are you talking about ? the razorback is the most expensive import which maps at 1099 and you can get them cheaper then that if you know who to deal with . It comes with a seymour duncan dimebucker and upgraded dean neck pickup as well as a floyd that rivals the original version . the next most expensive is the DFH/CFH which comes with a bill lawerence 500xl bridge pickup and upgraded dean neck pickup and the kick ass floyd , both also come with the american V-neck profile , and an a full american inspection and setup plus map includes the case .
high yeah , but it the quality on them are every bit as good as a japanese ibanez , yeah i said it and i truely belive it .
just wondering but have you played the dfh/cfh or razorback ? the v-neck isn't for everyone but they are very nice .
as far as USA prices go , i can't agree with you more , and majority of the people on the dean forums agree as well . USA prices are WAY too high , WAY WAY too high. The re-sale on them is poo though , you can pickup a damn nice american made dean on fleabay form 800-1400 and at that price range they are totally worth it , i know i'd buy a used american made dean over any new or used gibson .
Maybe it was poorly set up, but I KNOW I didn't like the trems.
I've played a Korean Hardtail Dean (A guy that bought one let me play it) and it was good but the painted neck wasn't for me, one of the $300 Dime ML ones (played well, but the dot inlay sank in quite a bit), a few Korean Razorback's and a few Dime Dean ML's with the Floyd.
Maybe the neck just wasn't for me, and I have been known to dis-like Seymour pups. But I DO know that when I pay $1100 for an import, I would like it to have an OFR if that's what they use on the high end models...none of them stayed in tune and they SEEMED set up well. Especially when the Edge Pro's and OFR's on the Ibanez's and Jackson's stayed in tune fine (and I'm not even known to LIKE Jacksons) that were in the same store.
For $750 or so, an imported Razorback would be an appropriate price (but I still wouldn't buy it because the body kept jabbing me sitting down), but for $1100-1200 street, no thanks...