The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster is instantly comfortable with irresistible tone and playability. You won't believe your fingers and ears. The ultimate in high-performance, this premium Fender ... Read More
The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster is instantly comfortable with irresistible tone and playability. You won't believe your fingers and ears. The ultimate in high-performance, this premium Fender Strat model has an ultra-smooth, sweet neck with hand-rolled edges to make it play fast, smooth, and sweet. SCN (Samarium Cobalt Noiseless) pickups dish out vintage Strat sounds without the hum, while a hot bridge pickup provides extra punch and sustain. S-1 Switching delivers an extended range of tonal flavors. The classically contoured Stratocaster alder body fits like a glove.
Other features include polished chrome hardware, locking machine heads, American Deluxe tremolo with polished steel saddles, highly detailed fret and nut work, abalone dot inlays, and aged plastic parts. Includes molded Fender Stratocaster hardshell case.
Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups
It's no secret that pickup designers have been striving to develop the ultimate noise-free single-coil replacement pickup. In pursuit of as little 60-cycle hum and extraneous noise as possible and the classic bell-like tones and fidelity of the original Fender designs, Fender has poured their energy into discovering a new world-class pickup for the ages. With open minds and a willingness to seemingly question everything, Fender partnered with legendary pickup designer Bill Lawrence. The pickup that was birthed from this extraordinary partnership is the Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickup. It has no hum, no microphonics, close to zero magnetic interruption of the string path; and the widest sonic parameters possible--from Fender classic single coils to tones not yet imagined. Truly a revolutionary design in guitar pickups.
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Hold on to This One
I bought one of these babies six or seven years ago, but had to sell it to pay my rent this Summer. I swear to God I almost cried. It was the most...Read complete review
I bought one of these babies six or seven years ago, but had to sell it to pay my rent this Summer. I swear to God I almost cried. It was the most beautiful guitar I ever owned, both visually and in sound. The only problem that I ever had with it was that I had to have some of the hardware resoldered after four years or so, but that was probably my fault anyway. I will say that whoever complained about the plating on the tuning keys coming off is right. Mine wasn't too bad, but it tarnishes easily if you don't take care of it. As soon as I am no longer broke, I plan to buy another Am. Delux Strat immediately and keeping it until I'm an old, old man.
Most Liked Negative Review
Just buy a Les Paul
I played this guitar next to the cheapest Gibson Les Paul i could find and it could not touch the tone. The price difference between them and the quality of the superior quality of...Read complete review
I played this guitar next to the cheapest Gibson Les Paul i could find and it could not touch the tone. The price difference between them and the quality of the superior quality of the Les Paul's build alone should stray you from this guitar. Once you hear them played together you will understand.
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For those who have been comparing the American Deluxe to various Gibsons, it like apples and oranges...they both taste different, neither is neccesarily better or worse than the other. I've been playing seriously for 50 years, (I started when I was 6). I've owned, one Les Paul Custom, two Les Paul standards, one ES335, a Paul Reed Smith McCarty, and several Strats, including a Lone Star, a special edition ash, and and an American Deluxe. They've all gotten a lot of play. During the last few years I streamlined my collection to the only two electric guitars I need, (or will ever need, which are the American Deluxe Strat, and a ES335). Take my word for it, when dialed in right, they'll do it all. While I have owned a couple of Fender Twins, Marshalls, and Mesa Boogies, I currently only use a NOS tweed Blues Jr with a Jensen. With I should add that I don't play metal, and never have, so I suppose there might be something different needed for that racket. Maybe an airhammer or chain saw.
I've been playing guitar for over 26 years. I've played lots of guitars, many very good, but somehow I never found the perfect guitar. **Until Today!** The American Deluxe Strat is, truly, a great guitar. It stays in tune, it plays easy, and sounds amazing. Yes, they are a little spendy, but please believe me: it is money well spent. This is a real electric guitar, a guitar that you can be proud of and play with confidence. If you're serious about playing the electric guitar, get one of these. Don't wait 26 years like I did!
I bought the Olympic Pearl American Deluxe Strat, alder body, rosewood fingerboard. Bought it through a local Guitar Center which saved me several hundred dollars from the online list price. It is absolutely beautiful. I have not touched the factory set-up, and the intonation is perfect. Love the S-1 switching and tone control for the bridge pick-up. I am not an aggressive tremolo user, but only gripe may be lack of the roller nut on the "non-fat" Deluxe Strat. Would definitely recommend this guitar. Great versatility.
I have had a fender squire for the longest time and felt it was time to upgrade and I have to say this thing is rediculously awesome, and for those of you who think a strat can't play metal your saddly mistaken, this guitar is hands down the nicest guitar I have played, regardless of price and can play a wide range of styles, unlike any other guitar.
I,ve played quitars for fifty years plus in Germany,France,England and the U.S. for the Militaries Special Services called USO. I have tried out over thirty different makes of guitars. I can tell you this guitar is one of the greatest and Special, I have ever played. I put the other 12 guitars I used to play in storage including older Stratacaster and a couple of Les Pauls. This guitar is it for me. I,ve got a Rock Concert and I can't wait.This guitar makes me for feel like I am 18 again,I wish. Every time I get near it I've got to pick it up and start playing. Its really boosted my enthusiasm. My main instruments are Tenor and Alto Sax and Hammond organ,but now I am thinking about changing to the Guitar.
I bought this guitar about 3 months ago. Ive been playing for 4 years with an ibanez. But when i got this Fender, my ibanez was a thing of the past!! It offers great sound for any type of music. I scalloped my neck like Malmsteen and added Tex-Mex pickups. I'll give it a 10 out of 5!!
I have tried and played on dozens and dozens of different electric guitars, and sure there's many that have very nice sound, but NONE, and I mean absolutely NONE can compare to the overall sound, tone, and how easy it is to hit chords and play lead on a Fender Stratocaster! It makes playing so much easier than all other guitars I've played on or made, and that's why the Fender Stratocaster is the best and played by more guitarists than any other electric guitar made in the world! Enough said! I have had my beautiful dark chrome blue Strat for over three years, and I love it and play it every chance I get!
It's a Fender, it's American made and it has tone for days. Unless you're going to step into the Fender custom shop this is the ax for you! You could play this thing for months and still come up with new sounds with the five position pick up switch and the s1 switching system. I love it!
I have wanted a strat for many years as I have a Gibson Les Paul custom, and as fantastic a guitar that it is (It sounds great when played with a lot of distortion, and good when played clean) It doesn't have that single coil punch that a strat has. I finally saved up enough to buy an american strat and bought a standard but was very disappointed with it and took it back and got the deluxe. This guitar plays and sounds amazing! The SCN pick-ups sounded so much better than the standard's pick-ups that I couldn't believe it. I was reluctant to get noiseless pick-ups because I wanted to keep it real. Well these are as real as it gets! The neck also feels much better than the standard's. My only complaint is that the finish on the standard was MUCH nicer than on the deluxe. Fender, in my opinion, should reward those people who are willing to spend the extra cash on a deluxe with the same killer finishes on them! The standard I bought was a Sienna sunburst and it was beautiful. The deluxe I ended up with was a three color sunburst that looked rather plain comparing the two. Come on Fender. Do right by your deluxe fans!
This is my second electric guitar and I play it through a Blues Junior. Well, I can say that it sounds better than my previous Epiphone Les Paul Standard, which I played through a cheap Crate. However I don't really like the way it's set up from the factory. It just doesn't sound as juicy as I would like. I think I need to buy heavier strings or play it through a t-rex mudhoney fuzz to make it fatter. It's a very beautiful guitar though, the most beautiful I have seen. I don't know if this is a right guitar for playing the blues. I wish it would have better sustain and would sound richer. To me this is more of a funk guitar.
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