Dean Playmate Mini Acoustic Guitar, 1/two-Size

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Dean Playmate Mini Acoustic Guitar, 1/2-Size

  • 1/2 Size Student Steel String Acoustic
  • Chrome Hardware, Set Neck
  • Signature Dean Bridge
  • Chrome Tuners

Dean Playmate Mini Acoustic Guitar–Half Size, Full Sound The Dean Playmate JT-J is an extraordinary acoustic guitar for a beginner, child, or traveler. This half-sized sized guitar features conventional construction with a set mahogany neck, rosewood

List Price: $ 59.00

Cost: $ 33.88

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138 of 147 people found the following review helpful:
3.0 out of 5 stars
Mixed Feelings, September 23, 2004
This review is from: Dean Playmate Mini Acoustic Guitar, 1/2-Size (Electronics)

We all know Dean Makes great guitars, yet this one, does NOT have a trust rod. If the neck is bent or over time moves from the pressure of the strings the guitar is garbage. This guitar will NOT last you very long, certainly not a novice. You are better off paying extra (like 70-100) to buy a guitar with a trust rod. This will enable you to bring the guitar to a repair man. He can fix the neck of the guitar so it is playable. Guitars without trust rods are harder to tune and do not stay in tune. Dean makes a great guitar, but you get what you pay for. Hope this helped.

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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful:
3.0 out of 5 stars
Just a bit more than a toy., February 21, 2005
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Rene (Connecticut USA) –
This review is from: Dean Playmate Mini Acoustic Guitar, 1/2-Size (Electronics)

The main points for me in deciding to buy this little guitar were the cheap price and the affiliation with Dean Guitars. As a long-time guitar player, it can be a lot of fun to play a little guitar in places a full-size guitar won’t work, like in the car. I believe an experienced player will get more out of this than a beginner. Although the quality of this guitar is higher than a toy guitar you find at retail toy stores, it still leaves much to be desired in terms of easy playability. Even with a zero fret, the action on this guitar was way too high. The result was that it was hard to play and hard to tune because the intonation was off. These are the least desireable things for a good beginners guitar. What I did was to file down the grooves in the bridge to lower the action. I also put new strings on the guitar–light gauge because the guitar sounds best tuned to A, in otherwise standard tuning. With these changes, it’s become a fun guitar to play. For under $30, I wasn’t disappointed by the plastic fretboard, painted-on binding or cheap tuners. The finish is nice and the bridge is distinctive. So, I’d say it’s a good toy for an experienced guitarist but a bad guitar for a beginner.

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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful:
5.0 out of 5 stars
For the Price You Can’t Beat This Guitar, November 11, 2004
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Mark D Burgh “Music, Writing, Art, Film, Hist… (Fort Smith, AR United States) –
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This review is from: Dean Playmate Mini Acoustic Guitar, 1/2-Size (Electronics)

I bought this Dean JTJ for a few reasons: price, size (my hands are small), and the sound. The Dean JTJ gives me a lot of pleasure to play and I’m always glad I bought it. It’s not a deluxe Gibson, Martin, or Taylor guitar, so you may not feel that the JTJ is on par with those pricey, well-regarded instruments, but for me, an amateur looking for a practice guitar that wouldn’t break my budget, or be so bad that it would fall apart quickly, I can’t falt the JTJ. Now, I realize that there is no truss rod, but I’ve never had any tuning problems, and I play the JTJ nearly every day. And you know what, if the JTJ breaks, I’ll get another one, but I think that the quality of this Dean guitar is better than that. In fact, I bought it in the hopes of passing it on to my daughter when she gets ready to learn guitar.

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