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American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Olympic Pearl

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Introducing the American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker. For the purest and most powerful HSS sound, Fender enlisted acclaimed humbucking pickup guru Tim Shaw to create a brand-new bridge pickup o... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 09-07-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

Introducing the American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker. For the purest and most powerful HSS sound, Fender enlisted acclaimed humbucking pickup guru Tim Shaw to create a brand-new bridge pickup of unrivaled tone and quality. Shaw's expertise dates far back to his work with the first and biggest names in the history of humbucking pickup design, and the result of his efforts-the "Shawbucker" humbucking pickup-is an electrifying new landmark in Fender pickup design.

Shaw's handiwork makes the American Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker a formidable new instrument for guitarists who want the ultimate in modern humbucking tone. Its forceful Shawbucker bridge pickup is complemented by N3 Noiseless single-coil neck and middle pickups for classically brilliant sparkle, and with all the other great American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS features players already love, it's a truly phenomenal new Strat experience. Includes hardshell case.

Features

Body
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C modern
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on with Contoured Heel and Micro-Tilt neck angle adjustment
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Bi-Flex truss rod
Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: Compound (9.5 “ 14)
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Pearloid dot
Nut width: 1.685" (42.8mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HSS
Neck: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Strat
Middle: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Strat
Bridge: Shawbucker Humbucking Bridge Pickup
Brand: Fender
Active or passive: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: None
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
S-1 switch for even greater tonal versatility
Passing Lane switch for bypassing tone controls
Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: Two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with pop-in tremolo arm
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking
Color: Nickel/chrome
Nut: LSR Roller Nut
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Pickups
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Cable, strap, straplocks
Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unbelievable Guitar - Has Become My Personal Favorite!!

By Darryl

from Lancaster PA

Site Member

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

I bought a 2014 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster from The Guitar Center (3 tone sunburst, HSS, maple neck). Ordered and had it delivered to the store. When I picked it up, it was absolutely perfect. Note that mine has the Atomic Humbucker in the bridge and as a rock player, I absolutely love it. Very similar specs as the JB and it works great in this guitar. Please understand, I have a 1991 Les Paul Classic, a USA Jackson Soloist, a Fender Eric Clapton Strat and a PRS Custom 24. I have also owned a Suhr Classic Pro, a Charvel San Dimas and an Ibanez RG Prestige. The Fender American Deluxe Strat is by far my #1. If I could only have one, this would be it. Play through a few Marshalls (50 Watt Plexi, JCM 800, 6100 and Jubilee 2555) with Greenbacks. So what is so great about this guitar: Neck - Compound radius plays like a dream. No fretting out. Smooth. The wood is so smooth. The modern C is rounder than my Jackson Soloist and not as thick as the Clapton Strat. So comfortable. Also, where the neck joins the body, the wood is cut in such a way that when you access higher frets, your hand fits perfectly. So nice! Nut, Bridge, Tuners - The LSR roller nut, coupled with the locking tuners and two point tremolo bridge work amazing together. Touch sensitive and stays in tune. Not quite as stable as the Floyd on my Jackson when you dive bomb, but much better than the 6 point vintage bridge on my Clapton. Pickups - The N3 are pretty good for noiseless pickups. The Atomic bridge is hot and reminds me of the JB in a Strat. For what I do, it is really good. Not the most balanced because of the output of the Atomic. S1 Switching - adds so much versatility. Puts various pickup combinations in series. My personal favorite is with the S1 engaged, in position 1, the bridge and middle are in series. It is HUGE and smooth. Use this combination with a TS808 in front of a JCM 800. Unbelievable! Please don't spend over $3k for a guitar before you try the Fender American Deluxe. There are multiple color options, can get a rosewood or maple neck and either SSS or HSS. For me, it absolutely kills the Suhr, Ibanez and Charvel. I much prefer it over the Les Paul and PRS too. The Clapton Strat and Jackson SL1 Soloist are comparable, but my #2 and #3 respectively. Hope this helps.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I was a Gibson guy for years - THIS GUITAR CHANGED MY MIND!!

By Wild Bill

from Fullerton, Ca

Pros

  • Excellent comfort
  • Excellent Playability
  • Superb Feel To Play
  • Superb Sound Variations
  • Unrivaled Quality

Cons

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    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    I was always a Gibson guy. For 30 plus years I would not touch a Fender - they felt "cheap". But those were the "old" days...

    Once I purchased my Fender Deluxe American Stratocaster, wow! I was hooked! No Gibson - at any (ridiculous) price could match the feel of playing my Strat!
    The variations of sounds that you can get with the pick-up selection and tone button are fantastic!

    I am never going back to a brick of wood with two pickups and no wammy bar again!

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Outstanding.

    By AlceuBap

    from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Pros

    • Compound Radius Fretboard
    • Looks
    • LSR Roller nut
    • S1 Switch
    • Shawbucker Pickup
    • Tremolo Bar

    Cons

    • Didn't find any yet

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      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      I´m still a beginner, but this is my 5th guitar. I own a 2013 American Standard Telecaster, a 2015 Gibson SG and two Squier Strats. This one is a brutal quality upgrade over any of them. The finish, the general feeling, the playability, the tuning, the looks, everything about this guitar is awesome. I loved the comfort of the neck's compound radius. You can also abuse the tremolo bar, and the LSR Roller Nut keeps the strings in tune. I can´t say much about tone, as I´m not yet qualified, but I like versatility of the two extra switches. I´m very much in love with my Strat.

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