Inside Dean Guitars circa 1980-1982

This photo gallery includes original sketches and photos from Denny’s time as production manager and designer for Dean Guitars in Chicago, Illinois. His designs include the “Dean Baby” series (used in early ZZ Top music video), the Shrimpfork headstock, as well as the final re-designing of the original Dean V headstock, creating a less extreme string angle for better tuning. Also many of Denny’s innovations could be found throughout the production line improving quality and costs of making the guitars.

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