What guitar to get? The Dean is basswood with maple top, made cheaply in indonesia, 2 fulls and a single coil dmt brand humbucker. 22 frets. Standard body shape. The Diamond is mahogany with a maple top, 24 frets, 2 full coil diamond brand humbucking pups . Aggressive body shape. Both 6 strings, both come in blue(super important), both around the same price. Considering a[google] blue Dean 380 Custom[/google], or a [google]blue Diamond Halcyon[/google], or a [google]Dean Dave Mustaine[/google](or Dime) Series.