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
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4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

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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.

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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.

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