With a poplar body, flame maple top and a Tune-O-Matic bridge, you can't go wrong with the Dean VX FM! The Dean V was created by Dean Guitars in 1977 to be the guitar with ultimate sustain and tone. . Dean believes radical string angles add to the resonance that helps a guitar become more alive. The distinctive headstock creates extra long string length, giving the V a sound like no other guitar! Played by many of rock's elite over the past two decades, the V has appeared in award winning videos, on stage and album covers, and more importantly, on some of rock's finest recordings.