Impelliteri leader Chris Impellitteri’s new Dean Guitars Signature Spider model was unveiled at this year’s NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 14-17, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
This is the first-ever signature model designed for Impellitteri for the U.S. market. The first extremely limited factory run Impellitteri model was crafted and distributed by Fender Japan in 1999.
Chris Impellitteri’s new Dean Guitars Signature Spider model specs:
- Swamp Ash Top / Body
- 25-1/2″ Scale
- Chris Impellitteri Spec. Bolt-On Maple Neck
- Maple Fingerboard
- Black Dot Inlays
- Gotoh Tuners
- Nickel Hardware
- Vintage Trem. Bridge
- USA Dean DMT “Impellitteri” Bridge Pickup
- USA Dean DMT “Impellitteri” Neck Pickup
- Finishes: “Spider Web” Custom Finish
The guitar features an ash body, maple neck with very fast action, tall vintage fret wire, vintage tremolo, USA DMT custom humbucking pickup in the bridge position, a USA DMT single coil pickup in the neck position (both pickups wound to Chris Impellitteri’s exact specifications), one volume knob, three-way selector switch, and Gotoh tuning machines.
The spider web graphic was designed by Chris Impellitteri.
The guitar will have an estimated street price of $1,350.00. The initial run of guitars will be crafted in the USA.