Dimebag Darrell Abbott was a true Dean artist. He grew up wanting to play a Dean more than any other and to have a working relationship with the brand. He had a ferocious passion for Dean Guitars and he took the instrument to new heights with his unique, powerful style and lifestyle. Through that passion he became one of the most revered metal guitarists of all-time and played what has become one of the most celebrated guitars of all-time, "THE DEAN FROM HELL"!
"As a kid it was always my dream to be with Dean guitars, to play a Dean guitar - to own one some day. And funny enough, how this whole thing evolved, after countless days of skipping school and gawking at the Dean catalog, learning inside and out everything about it, and dreaming it would happen some day. There was a guitar contest that came to town, and the a prize was the Dean ML guitar, and at the same time - I didn’t know, my dad ordered me a cherry burst Dean ML Standard. The day when that thing came in was the night of the contest - and I won it! That was the best day of my life. I won the guitar, and my dad got me a bad-ass fu**ing Dean standard."