The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar has all the modern features today's guitarists demand, with some vintage flavor thrown in. All the cool specs of the new American Deluxe ... Read More
The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar has all the modern features today's guitarists demand, with some vintage flavor thrown in. All the cool specs of the new American Deluxe Stratocaster are here, plus a classic tinted maple neck with a '50s V-shape and a compound-radius fretboard that allows exhilaratingly effortless string bending anywhere along the neck.
Fender N3 noiseless pickups supercharge your sound with improved Stratocaster tones for sparkling bell-like chime with no hum, and reconfigured S-1 switching offers even more knockout tonal options. Additional key features include staggered locking tuners, 2-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and beveled neck heel. Fender includes a new molded Fender-exclusive SKB case with glass-reinforced latches and TSA locks, cable, and strap locks with the American Deluse Strat.
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.
Controls: master volume (with S-1 switch),Tone 1. (neck pickup),Tone 2. no-load tone control (middle and bridge pickups)
Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.
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To put this into perspective A, I'm not a pro, but I have been playing for 30 years.B, I have an '85 Les Paul Custom, '68 SG Special, 2013 Deluxe Telecaster and now this V neck Strat....I love it, love the neck, love the tones the build....Everything. I thought I needed the S-1 switch, but turns out it's usually not engaged. I use the Tremelo quite a bit and it stays in tune forever. The pickups are fantastic, not sure why some folks gripe about them, they're noiseless.... and the tones I'm getting are what I've been after for years. Jimi, Stevie,Gilmore..No problem...I run it through a Hot Rod Deluxe and my OCD pedal when overdrive is needed and I'm blown away! The finish on this Guitar gets oooohs, and ahhhhs... Overall, I'm Super Happy with this purchase.
I'll echo the sentiment of the others before me in saying this is a superb guitar. Everything about this guitar felt right as soon as I picked it up. The soft V neck, the controls, the weight, and most importantly, the sound when I plugged it in. The S-1 switch is a really cool feature and definitely gives you some different sounds. Once the strings are broken in, it really stays in tune regardless of how much wailing you do on it. I bought the candy apple red and the color is mesmerizing in person. In short, it's as beautiful looking as it is beautifully sounding. The mechanics and feel are fantastic and I can't recommend this enough. It's expensive, yes, but worth it if you can afford it. This is a guitar that I'll have the rest of my life. I have 3 electric and 2 acoustic guitars and this is by far the best of my collection by far.
I have mostly been a Les Paul player, but was looking to expand my sound and dive into single coil pickup sound mostly for blues and that classic Strat sound. This guitar is it. Very fast and comfortable neck and great for bending. Finish is great. N3 noiseless are key. You can get blues, classic rock and country sounds no problem. Not a metal guitar, but no worries, not my forte anyway
I recently bought an Deluxe Strat and thought it was what I wanted. An American Deluxe with rosewood/HSS. Turned out that I had tried this soft V neck at the store and I knew after getting the hunbucker guitar home and playing it for an hour or so I had made a mistake and bought the wrong one. If humbuckers are your thing then the HSS guitar was really biting and played very good. It had a "C" profile and also a 9.5-14 radius. But this soft V with the same radius was more to my liking and the vintage look of the maple neck, aged plastic and two tone sunburst was the "Real Deal" What can I say, the S-1 takes some getting used to but it has some very usable tones and the look is truely vintage Fender. The return policy made it esy. I went back and got the Stratocaster I had always wanted. It will only get better with age and without a doubt the best guitar oin my collection. I have American Strats, Gibsons, many over 30-40 years old and this one stands up and takes the stage. Really a great choice, and I think the best buy in the Fender line of Strats.
I just recently put this axe on layaway, and I have got to say that I'm glad I did. After I bought my PRS custom 22 20th anniversary 10 top guitar, I figured that after a while, I would have to find a guitar that would compliment it. So after a bunch of research I just decided to get a strat. Never thought I would come across this axe. The N3 pickups are amazing, the neck feel is incredible; perfect for some fast playing, or blues. All in all, this is a vintage guitar reborn. Don't believe me? well the name on the headstock is my personal guarantee of satisfaction. And my Dad has 30 years experience in all this and he was the one who actually recommended this axe to me, so I think he would know.
This guitar is amazing. Since I bought I'm always smiling! Sounds amazing, the v-neck is perfectly made for me. The woods are good and also got nice features. Good to play everything. And I love the 2-tone sunburst finish.
Neck, perfect. Tone, Sweet as the come. Looks - Gorgeous (sunburst) nice tint job. This thing is worth every penny and the best Strat I've played yet and I've played my fair share of way more cheaper and expensive types including G&L's. Hands down, the best.
I compared this guitar against Gibson Les Paul Custom , Gibson Les Paul Standard, and a PRS axe. While you can argue for hours about tone preferences, this less expensive strat is definitely the winner in playability. The neck feels amazing and provides extremely fast action. The tone is the standard strat tone, rich and warm, and what they say about those noiseless pickups is true: the Deluxe is very quiet, no humming or buzzing at all. I am still trying to figure out if I want to use a button on the Volume knob. It dulls the tone somewhat, and I've yet to think of the songs where it might come handy. Also, the way it changes the tone is not very intuitive. The build of the guitar is flawless; compared to my Epiphone made in China, this is a real Made in the USA product that Fender can be proud of. Had to take her home.
Features: Three things really drew me to this guitar - The V neck, the compound radius fretboard and the flexibility of the 2 x 5 way switching. The neck is fast and meaty. The frets are medium jumbo (really they are closer to a vintage style than to Jumbo), so sliding is a breeze. Additional features that wasn't necessarily looking for, yet are a bonus are the locking tuners, strap locks, strap, snap in trem bar, and a TSA case. It is worth noting that the S-1 switching works differently for the HSS than for the SSS pickup configurations. Quality and Reliability: When I stated looking for an upgrade to my Highway One, I was intrigued by the 2010 American Deluxe series. I tried out each of the three varieties, the HSS, the SSS and the SSS V-neck. The quality of each tested guitar was excellent. I have owned two other Fenders, the afore-mentioned Highway and a Standard Tele. I have come to expect solid quality instruments that don't need to be babied. The American Deluxe seems to be built to an even better standard. Look and Feel: Classic strat look and feel. The contoured body and soft vintage neck gives a feeling that the guitar is an extension of your body - it just fits.
I sat down in store with this guitar for over an hour and a half. It is smooth and fluid and the factory setup is comfortable enough to save a few bucks taking it to your tech for the customary new guitar setup ceremony. The thing that really sold this guitar for me though was the functionality of the soft V neck (it's not a hard V - more somewhere between a V and C shape). It's ALMOST not even noticeable. When I needed a little extra in my bends though, the V offered a comfortable utility to really get my bends right. Also I have very small hands which has kept me glued to C neck shapes but the V was as comfortable for me and, again, offered me that extra edge when I needed it. It's no wonder that Eric Clapton loves the V necks. If you're interested in the actual tone of the guitar look at the reviews for the none V American Deluxe, but I will tell you it has every tone you could possibly want from a single coil guitar. Plus the staggered locking tuning pegs are a very cool feature! My only regret is the lack of a rosewood fretboard option and the limited colors, but when it's all about feel, I think I can survive a few cosmetic setbacks.
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