At 0:22 in this video about Matt Heafy's signature Dean guitar, he starts talking about the creation of this Dean Guitars manufactured signature series guitar. It is based on the Dead Guitar ML guitar, and he says "So I decided to take something I love, the ML, and basically hot rod it and customize it to my specs." Some of those specs include 24 frets, a carved away neck for maximum playability, one master volume knob, and an input jack on the side.more
I'm a big Trivium fan so my review may be biased, but one thing I certainly can't be biased about is that this guitar is so comfortable to play and hold either sitting down or standing up. The sound is very nice also, great metal tones yet also very nice clean tones, which is cool considering there is only a volume control and nothing else. Personally I don't really play Floyd Rose tremolos so using a Jenga block I locked the tremolo bridge in place.