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Incorporates evolutionary advances while retaining the look and feel that has made the Stratocaster legendary.

The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS is for guitarists who demand more from their electric guitar. The compound-radius fretboard encourages exhilaratingly effortless string bending anywhere along the neck. 2 new Fender N3 noiseless pickups supercharge your sound with improved Stratocaster tones while the DH-1 humbucking bridge pickup is right there when you need to take everything up to 11—all with no hum.

Reconfigured S-1 switching offers even more knockout tonal options. The all-new "passing lane" switch instantly routes your signal from any pickup position to the bridge position with the tone circuit bypassed, blasting overtones and volume straight into the Strat-osphere. Other American Deluxe features include staggered locking tuners, an LSR roller nut, 2-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and a beveled neck heel. Fender includes a molded Fender-exclusive SKB case with glass-reinforced latches and TSA locks, cable, and strap locks with the American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS.

Fender N3 Noiseless pickups
N3 Noiseless pickups deliver the best of yesterday and today, because they deliver landmark vintage Fender tone and response without the hum that can plague single-coil pickups. Using an improved stacked coil-coil design, N3 Noiseless pickups are specially tailored for each Stratocaster pickup position. The insulated metal core of each pickup position type differs in thickness and composition for enhanced tone, and Fender has fine-tuned the sized, shape, and wire gauge of the coils to balance the magnetic responsiveness essential to great tone. N3 pickups represent a welcome return to the warmth and clarity of alnico magnets. An Alnico 5 magnet is used in the bridge position, Alnico 2 in the middle position, and Alnico 3 for the neck position. Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar Features:

  • Model Name: American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
    Series: American Deluxe Series
    Body: select alder with contoured heel and body
    Neck: maple, modern "C" shape, satin urethane finish
    Fingerboard: maple or rosewood (depending on the color)
    Nut: LSR roller nut
    Pickups: 1 Fender atomic humbucking pickup (bridge), Noiseless N3 Strat pickups (middle/neck)
    Controls: master volume (with s-1 switch), Tone 1. (neck pickup), Tone 2. no-load tone control (middle and bridge pickups)
    Pickup switching: 5-position blade and 2-position push/push S-1
    Bridge: Fender Deluxe 2-point Synchronized Tremolo with pop-in arm
    Machine heads: Fender Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed locking tuning machines
    Hardware: chrome
    Pickguard: 3-ply Mint Green on 700 (3-Color Sunburst) and 770 (Sunset Metallic), Brown Shell on 720 (Amber) and 723 (Olympic Pearl), 3-Ply Black on 759 (Tungsten)
    Strings: Fender Nickel strings
    Accessories: cable, strap, polishing cloth
    Case: New molded Fender-exclusive/SKB case with TSA locks, glass reinforced nylon trigger latches, and form fitted plush interior
    Unique features:
    Compound-radius fretboard
    1 Fender atomic humbucking pickup (bridge), New Noiseless N3 Strat pickups (middle/neck)
    Reconfigured S-1 switching
    Locking tuning machines
    LSR roller nut
    Contoured heel and body
    New molded Fender-exclusive/SKB case with TSA locks, glass reinforced nylon trigger latches, and form fitted plush interior


Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Pickup switching:
    5-position blade and S-1 push/push, "Passing Lane" Switch
    S-1 switch up:
    Position 1. bridge pickup
    Position 2. bridge and middle pickup in parallel
    Position 3. middle pickup
    Position 4. middle and neck pickup in parallel

    S-1 switch down:
    Position 1. bridge pickup in series with middle pickup
    Position 2. bridge pickup in parallel with special capacitor and in series with middle pickup
    Position 3. bridge/middle/neck pickups with neck and bridge pickups in parallel and in series with middle pickup
    Position 4. neck pickup in parallel with special capacitor and in series with middle pickup
    Position 5. neck pickup in series with middle pickup


    Fingerboard radius: Compound radius fretboard; 9.5 " (241mm) at the nut, 12" (304.8mm)at the 12th fret, and 14" (355.6mm) at the 15th fret)
    No. of frets: 22 medium jumbo
    Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
    Width at nut: 1.685" (42.8 mm)


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  • AT LEAST THREE GUITARS IN ONE

    As reviewed by Larry Herbstritt on 5/7/2013

    I was inspired to buy this Strat Deluxe H/S/S after being at a recording session in LA with studio musician, George Doering, who was playing this guitar. I found it amusing that, when I inquired about the guitar, he didn't really know what version of Strat he was playing. It was just a guitar that was given to him and he liked it. I recently purchased my Stratocaster H/S/S Deluxe and I am the happiest I've ever been with a guitar purchase. It is very well made and I particularly love the 3 color sunburst finish, my personal preference. I have been playing it pretty hard, using the tremolo bar to excess, somewhat out of curiosity to see how well it would hold its tuning afterward. I have been very, very pleased with its ability to remain in tune even after this extreme note dropping and shaking of the bar. The S-1 switch is a fantastic option. It just fattens up a tone, making tone adjustments unnecessary or minimal on my Super Champ XD amp or when using my POD XT. The rosewood neck plays like "butter". Previously, I have been playing a 1964 Chet Atkins Gretsch 6120 double cutaway, a 1976 Les Paul Deluxe and a 1997 Fender Telecaster, all of which are very nice guitars. But this Stratocaster Deluxe is capable of creating any of the tones, with the exception of the Gretsch, of the Les Paul and Telecaster. I think the Gretsch sound is a bit more unique due to its hollow body sound and I have not duplicated its sound with this Strat. However, in addition to duplicating my Les Paul Deluxe and my Tele, there are many subtle and not so subtle tones that can be found with this Strat that can't be found with the LP or Tele. I was surprised with the warm Jazz tone this guitar produces. In short, this guitar feels like an old friend - I love it

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • Finally a Versatile Stratocaster

    As reviewed by Jimmy Loeffler on 5/2/2012

    The new deluxe strat is the ideal guitar for guitarists who play many styles of music. I have had this guitar for about a year in metallic sunburst and it has held up pretty well. What first turned me onto this guitar was how the body resonated acoustically. It has a very bright response to it and it shines even more-so when you plug it in. The whammy is incredible and in conjunction with the locking tuners and the LSR nut, it stays in tune very well. Also it comes with a floating tremolo which can be pretty cool if you're going to do some Jeff Beck dive bombs and flutters. The humbucker is surprisingly bright and the neck and middle N3's have a pretty balanced sound. Not too bright but not too bassy. Overall the guitar can produce some awesome distorted solo tones, but at the same time shine on the clean channel.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • The Perfect Axe

    As reviewed by Christopher Edrington on 11/28/2011

    I played the Fender American Deluxe HSS in the store and was sold. I decided that I wanted the Metallic Sunset color (which is awesome) so I ordered it online. The guitar arrived in about 3 days to the store in Tallahassee. These guys looked it over for me (oohed and ahhed at the color) and sent me on my way. I played it so many hours for the first few days my arms and fingers were sore! This guitar is so easy to bend on it took me some time to restrain myself to keep from overbending. The sound is awesome...especially the humbucker pickup (it just screams). The tonal quality of the guitar is really great in all the different selection modes. I'm not a big user of the whammy bar but did play with it a bit and found it to be very smooth. The locking tuners are a big plus and the roller nut works to perfection...since I broke in the strings I have not went out of tune a single time (and I bend a lot). All in all it is the best guitar I have ever owned. I would absolutely recommend it for a person who needs a versatile axe that can be used equally well for rock, blues or country.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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