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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.

FEATURES

  • Premium contoured alder body
  • Modern C neck shape with slick finish and hand-rolled edges
  • 3 Fender SCN (Samarium Cobalt Noiseless) pickups
  • 5-way pickup selector
  • S-1 switching system
  • Polished chrome hardware
  • String-thru-body bridge with polished stainless steel saddles
  • Deluxe die-cast machine heads
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Schaller strap-lock ready
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4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

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.

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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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(23 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Deluxe is The Standard

By more_guitars

from Austin, TX

A Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster was my first really pro-level guitar. I've always been a Strat Cat but until I bought a Deluxe I had to make do with import knock offs. The American Deluxe forever spoiled me from purchasing any more "budget" guitars. One feel of the spectacular maple neck with its hand-rolled edges was all it took. I didn't even have to plug it in. But I sure am glad I eventually did. The SCN pickups really are hum free. And the S-1 switching adds an enormous amount of useful variety to the famous Fender signature sound. The fit and finish are flawless. As an added bonus, the hardshell case was full of useful goodies including a nice leather strap, strap locks, a polishing cloth and more. The Fender American Deluxe series is the standard by which all other quality guitars should aspire.

(21 of 35 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best

By Peadco 1954

from Phoenix, Az

As a player for over 40 years I have had them all. I've owned top of the line Les Pauls, Paul Reed Smiths and every cheap guitar there is....Nothing and I mean Nothing compares to the tone, playability and craftsmanship of the Deluxe Strat.....The SCN pickups and S-1 switching are incomparable. I own the 50th Anniversary American Deluxe, issued in 2004 and the oohs and aahhs coming from the crowd when I pull her out says it all......Then they hear her and a sweeter sound has never previously existed!!!

(17 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hold on to This One

By dootu2001

from Milwaukee, WI

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.

(6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Greatest Guitar Ever Made

By Derka Derka

from New Orleans, LA

This guitar rocks. I also own a standard mexican strat, but it doesn't compare to the feel and tone of the american deluxe. I play lead guitar in a metal band and i always thought that Ibanez was the only brand of guitar I could use. That is definitely not the case. The deluxe strat can pour out creamy, warm clean tones, but it can also scream wicked distorted tones. I play Yngwie Malmsteen's songs and this guitar is the closest thing other than Yngwie's own guitar that can capture an amazing sound like his. I run it through a line 6 spider III amp for practice, and a Marshall JCM2000 Head during gigs, and it sounds AMAZING on either. I recommend this axe to any guitarist, no matter your genre of music.

(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ROCK ON FENDER!!!

By fender1921

from Medford, OR

there were like fifteen guitars i tried out and this one was by far the best. i tried out everything from sg's to gibson les pauls and this fender was just the best. the neck feels like butter and so does the tone. yah, it's expensive, but it doesnt surprise me with a guitar this nice. If u want a new fender, dont settle with the standard american, pay a bit extra and get a deluxe!

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Rock Guitar and beyond...

By justaguy

from Chicago

Whatever your tastes or tone preference, the All-American Deluxe Strat has it all. I bought this guitar because I wanted something different other than my Gibsons. Since I bought this last year I haven't put it down. I play rhythm and some lead in a rock band and I also play for my church. Once you tweak the bridge and the action the way you want, its really easy, it becomes your custom made axe. The features are awesome on this thing. 5-way switch with the boost button gives you so many tone options. The button really works well with solos, it lets you stand in front of the band. The noiseless pickups are truly noiseless and did I mention this thing never goes out of tune! The only downer is... I can think of any. The truth is for the money I can't see anything really beating it other than my factory freak SG Standard. It is neck and neck, again apples to oranges, Fender and Gibson are totally different, but yes you do need both if you wanna rock and roll #O

(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE BEST (that u looking 4)

By pilgrim

from texas

I own a deluxe strat and it's the best thing that I have ever purchased .. Mine has been comapared side by side to a friends Gibson Les Paul custom, he sold the Gibson and bought a Strat. This Stratocaster is far superior to it's predecessors. It has never gone even slightly out of tune, I have never had any problems with it, and everyone who has played mine wants one for themselves. It's a great guitar and well worth the cash. BUY IT , you will NOT be disappointed.

(3 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Forget this

By MR. SG

from Nashville, TN

Look, I play an Epiphone Sg and it blows this out of the water. No disrespect I had a strat for 2 years and then i got an SG for my birthday. It is a nice guitar, sure Clapton, SRV, Eric Johnson, Jeff beck I could go on for days. These guys love it. But When i play an SG, it is lighter with such a better neck especially for slide. I think Fender is one of the best guitar makers out there, but Epiphone is better for me.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

An amazing guitar!

By Aaron

from Renton, WA

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!

(2 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Just buy a Les Paul

By Ben Joseph

from Gibson, USA

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.

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing American Fender

By Michizzle

from Alta Loma, CA

I bought a Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with a 3-tone sunburst and a maple neck about 6 months ago. I owned a VG stratocaster previously and I liked this guitar much better. This guitar didnt have the technology and features on the VG, but this guitar had a much better feel, and looked amazing. The abalone inlays, the polished headstock, the locking tuners, and the beautiful finish to the guitar made this stratocaster unbeatable. It has an amazing tone and has a great tremolo system. I absolutely love this guitar and it is still in great shape. This guitar is the ONE!!

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Guitar!!!!!!!!

By Jeremy

from fort myers, fl

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.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Strat vs Les Paul

By Tone Seeker

from Madison, WI

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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The ABSOLUTE Best

By Sam

from CA

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!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow

By John A Shuff

from Tracy,CA

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.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

American Deluxe Strat rocks

By Bill

from NJ

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.

 
5.0

Ed Man

By Ed Man

from Ohio

I recently purchased this guitar to satisfy my craving for a strat. I currently own 2 PRS custom 22's and an American Tele. I love all my guitars but I must say that there is something about a strat that nothing else compares to. For one, that famous sound and this guitar delivers in spades with the added S-1 switching feature. Workmanship is top notch and playability is outstanding. I love this guitar. Now I want another one!!!

 
5.0

Fender? American Deluxe Stratocaster

By Rontueleum

from Daytona Beach, FL

The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster is an amazing guitar. Its everything you exspect in a Strat just more. The whole tone and sound is incredable, and just the feeling is great. I play rock music of all sorts, and it really delivers.

 
5.0

American Deluxe Strat

By justin2112

from Columbus, OH

This guitar is the top of the line off the shelf strat. The playability is incredible straight off of the rack. The finish is flawless, the locking tuners make changing the strings a breeze. The tonal possibilities coming from the S-1 switch are quite varied. There is not a bad sound packed into this guitar. The clean sound is sparkling and the distorted sound has a nice and bite and clarity. The switching combinations were a little confusing at first, I actually had to use a cheat sheet. Once I got the hang of it, it was awesome. The American Deluxe Strat is a bit on the expensive side, but if you are looking to spend professional bucks for a professional sound this is the ticket. I prefer it 10 to 1 to my late 90s model, these pickups offer much more than the older vintage noiseless series could ever dream of.

 
5.0

Great guitar

By Funk49er

from Royersford, PA

This guitar has the incredible tone and quality. It looks amazing and plays even better. The feel of the neck is the best of any guitar I've ever played. Ultra fast and smooth. The S-1 switching is an added bonus. The sounds you can obtain with this are very nice. If the S-1 switch is pushed in it gives the guitar a thicker sound, almost like a humbucker but not quite. I recommend this guitar to anyone. It is a very versatile guitar that looks, sounds, and plays great. What more could you ask for?

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