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Squier's Deluxe Stratocaster is a true class act, with a smooth, satin-finished maple neck and classic single-coil tone from three Duncan Designed pickups. Other cool features include a parchment pick... Read More

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Squier's Deluxe Stratocaster is a true class act, with a smooth, satin-finished maple neck and classic single-coil tone from three Duncan Designed pickups. Other cool features include a parchment pickguard and aged plastic parts giving it a vintage look.

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Features
  • Body: Basswood
  • Neck: Maple, C-Shaped, (Polyurethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 9-1/2" Radius (241 mm)
  • Frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Pickups: 3 Duncan Designed SC-101 single-coil pickups
  • Controls: Master volume,
  • Tone 1. (neck pickup),
  • Tone 2. (middle pickup)
  • Pickup switching: 5-position blade:
  • Position 1. bridge pickup
  • Position 2. bridge and middle pickup
  • Position 3. middle pickup
  • Position 4. middle and neck pickup
  • Position 5. neck pickup
  • Bridge: Synchronous Twin-Pivot Tremolo
  • Machine Heads: Standard die-cast tuners
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-ply parchment
  • Scale length: 25-1/2"" (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Unique Features: Aged White Plastic Parts,
  • Traditional Strat Headstock Shape,
  • Satin Finished Maple Neck,
  • 3 Duncan Designed single-coil pickups, 3-ply parchment pickguard,
  • Black dot position inlays,
  • Gold logo
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4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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Best tone, craftmanship, and price !!!! Amazing axe !!!!

My Deluxe Strat is a pearl white July of '08 build, made in Indonesia. This has the smoothest neck I've ever felt. My left hand just glides up and down the satin...Read complete review

My Deluxe Strat is a pearl white July of '08 build, made in Indonesia. This has the smoothest neck I've ever felt. My left hand just glides up and down the satin finish. This neck is "wicked fast". The tone is amazingly superb and puts the higher priced Mexico and U.S.A. built Strats to shame. The "Duncan Designed" pickups need no upgrade. The craftsmanship of the guitar is superb, not a defect to be found anywhere. The frets are perfect, no sharp edges. Mine came out of the box like it had been "set-up" at the Fender Custom Shop by the most experienced tech, action was low and fast with absolutely no buzz. The paint/finish is gorgeous!!! This is a beauty and MUST be protected by a hard case, strap locks and with you life as once you get one you will NEVER want to put it down. You'll hate yourself if you ever drop or nick it, it's that great. I own two other axes, both are "Made in Indonesia" Squiers, a 2008 Squier Tele Custom, and a Squier '51. Both are excellent choices but for that "Strat" tone this is "IT". In the past year I've tried/tested/played guitars almost every two weeks, different brands, models, and scales. I tried all the made in Mexico, China, and U.S.A. Fender Strats but settled early on the Squiers made in Indonesia. My chief concern was the neck and the Squier Deluxe Stratocaster did not disappoint me like the others. Of those the Deluxe Stratocaster by Squier by Fender was by far my favorite. It's got the Fender Strat "feel", substantial in body, unsurpassed at it's price, excellent craftsmanship/construction and above all superior in tone. I find that the Tele Custom though a great guitar I hardly ever play. The Squier '51 with the dual coil humbucker at the bridge for the raunchier Joan Jett sound/tone is great, but the Deluxe outshines every other Fender Strat no matter what the cost that I've hung around my neck in the last year. It is hands down my favorite and that comes from a Tele/humbucker fan. If you purchase this axe you will never be disappointed. All three of my axes are Guitar Center buys, one I had shipped from Tennesse to NJ (Squier '51 bought used from a pic/image on the 'net). I never understood it but I now know what the "legend" of the fender Stratocaster is all about and if you get ones of these babies in your paws you'll know it too. This is a bonafide "sleeper" forget the Vibe, forget the Custom Shop, get the Squier by Fender Deluxe Stratocaster it WILL be a legend. Mine is to me.

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A little disappointed

The first one of these I ordered had some issues, like a gap between the neck and the body (I have seen this on Jackson's and AXL's), and the neck was raw unfinished...Read complete review

The first one of these I ordered had some issues, like a gap between the neck and the body (I have seen this on Jackson's and AXL's), and the neck was raw unfinished wood. I went ahead and sent it back for an exchange figuring it was just a lemon, which happens here and there. So The replacement came today and there is again a gap between the neck and body, unfinished neck, and the neck itself seems to be set wrong and it has a horrible fret buzz. This is strike two...... I was impressed with the examples of this guitar that I had seen, and they have great reviews all over the internet. I have run into people who have these, and the guitar they have has a much better fit and finish, but they also purchased theirs a couple years back. So based on having two of these in a row show up with issues leads me to believe that there are some major quality control issues in the Indonesian factory that puts these out that doesn't seem to have been there when they first started making the Deluxe. Other than the fret buzz, the pickups sound great, the DD sc-101's have alnico V pole pieces which produce a thicker sound than the pups on my CV 50's with the alnico III's which I knew going in. But, over all I would have to say that the Squier CV 50's is a much better guitar in every way shape and form. (The CV 60's is way better too)So, if you are considering either a CV or Deluxe, go with one of the CV's, they are just way better guitars. At this point I don't know if I want to go through the hassle of another exchange...

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5.0

Great in Surf Green

By RANDY ALLEN

from Truckee, California

The blue one is actually much closer to Surf Green, which still looks really good, sounds great, keeps a tune. The frets could use some filing, but other than that, the setup was pretty good out of the box. I'm playing it out of a Fender Mustang II, so all those classic guitar sounds are at your finger tips by the switch of a knob. Great way to start. The guitar looks great, just like the one Clapton played on tour in 2010. That's probably why I bought it, since they did a lot of close-ups on his leads on the much more expensive Fender.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Green, not blue

By Susie Pollard

from Crofton, MD

I special ordered the Daphne Blue. I shopped around online and the pics made the body seem like a beautiful, light, robin's egg blue and the maple neck looked light blonde. When it arrived, the body looks green and the neck is darker and more yellow.

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5.0

Amazing!

By Maureen O'Donnell

from Grand Island, New York

As a new guitar player, I was looking for something familiar to the style of music I listen to, which is punk rock/emo/alternative among others, but I've been dreaming of owning a Stratocaster for YEARS and as soon as I saw this it was immediately stuck in my mind. I probably looked at it for maybe 5 minutes before I decided it was the one. Now, a few weeks later, I can say that I have had NO problems with the guitar itself, although the D string broke about a week after I received it, but that's not a big deal, strings aren't expensive at all. After I started playing the guitar, I realized it was really good, and I've been able to play songs such as "My Orphan Year" by NOFX and Even If She Falls" by blink-182 with out any problems sound wise or playing wise. Overall, the guitar is a VERY good guitar and I recommend it to anyone with any interest in playing guitar.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well Made and Beautiful

By jordon boring

from Beaver Falls PA

I have only owned 2 guitars before i purchased this in white and let me say its outstanding. The quality of the hardware and the tone is amazing. Pros Hardware Pickups Design Color Neck Sustain Tone Cons Only one and its my opinion i wish the neck was a gloss finish but no big deal

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5.0

Mine is perfect..

By Scott Fisher

from Rosemount, MN

Sorry to hear of Joe's experience, but I ordered on during Labor Day sale. It arrived well packaged, and upon close inpection is flawless. As everyone else has written, can't be beat for the price. The pearl white metallic is gorgeous; looks like the paint on a Lex*s or Ac*ra. I uploaded some photos, take a look. I'm very satisfied !

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

A little disappointed

By Joe

from San Diego CA

The first one of these I ordered had some issues, like a gap between the neck and the body (I have seen this on Jackson's and AXL's), and the neck was raw unfinished wood. I went ahead and sent it back for an exchange figuring it was just a lemon, which happens here and there. So The replacement came today and there is again a gap between the neck and body, unfinished neck, and the neck itself seems to be set wrong and it has a horrible fret buzz. This is strike two...... I was impressed with the examples of this guitar that I had seen, and they have great reviews all over the internet. I have run into people who have these, and the guitar they have has a much better fit and finish, but they also purchased theirs a couple years back. So based on having two of these in a row show up with issues leads me to believe that there are some major quality control issues in the Indonesian factory that puts these out that doesn't seem to have been there when they first started making the Deluxe. Other than the fret buzz, the pickups sound great, the DD sc-101's have alnico V pole pieces which produce a thicker sound than the pups on my CV 50's with the alnico III's which I knew going in. But, over all I would have to say that the Squier CV 50's is a much better guitar in every way shape and form. (The CV 60's is way better too)So, if you are considering either a CV or Deluxe, go with one of the CV's, they are just way better guitars. At this point I don't know if I want to go through the hassle of another exchange...

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blew me away

By Habitz

from Kansas, Belleville

I bought this guitar just yesterday and havent even had a full day to sit down with it. I bought it in pearl white. In the picture the actual finish looks a lil darker than the pickguard but the guitar itself is the same colore between the finish and the pickguard, kinda like an arctic white but i love it and i still have no regrets. It was a 2 hour drive to go and pick it up seeing as how i sent it from the online store to the nearest guitar center to me. I tried to have it set up the same day as i picked it up but the tech wastnt ganna be in till way later and i needed to start my 2 hour drive back home. So all in all i wasnt able to get a set up on it includeing the string changeing and adding another spring to the tremolo system. So i took it home bone stock and began to just tune it.After tuneing it for about 15 minutes or, sounds long i know, but you gatta let the strings stretch and what not. It stays in tune very very well, the action is perfect outta the box, the pickup height might need to be adjusted a lil and the intonation was perfect. All in all this guitar came outta the box bone stock and plays perfectly. It sounds amazing and i couldn't of asked for a better pick. I took a chance not haveing played one or ever sat down with one but it payed off big, i recommend this guitar to anyone begginer to intermediate even experts looking for a guitar to sit around with. I love it. The duncan designed pickups are amazing and the satin finish next is amazing...very recommended.

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5.0

Amazing

By Shawn

from Cleveland OH.

Having only ever 3 guitars, this is the best guitar I've owned. I bought the blue (which is a bit lighter in color in person than it appears) and it looks great espically having bought it in this color for a nod to George Harrsion's '61 Sonic Blue Strat. The neck has a consistent smoothness and no sharp or dead frets anywhere and has a nice feel. The pickups give that "Strat Tone" and will probably not need upgrade. As a side note, the pickguard/knobs don't look "aged" unless you compare it to white hardware. All I can say to sum it up is buy it and you won't be sorry. Again as a side note, I bought it online sight unseen and th customer service was great too, no complaints there either.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the "ONE"

By Ron

from Lafayette Tn.

Quility,Quality,Quality.If you really want a strat,you will love this one.I got the Pearl white metallic,though the Daphne blue is just as beautiful.The builders of these guitars take great pride in their work and it truly shows.If it didn't have the Squier decal you would swear it came from the Custom Shop.Yes,you will want a hardcase for this one,it deserves it.

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5.0

Great guitar!!!

By gary guns

from Leola Pa

First, let me say this, the best sounding strat I've ever played!beats my 93 mexican, and my 48th street hands down! the finish is perfect, I got the daphne blue, and she's just gorgeous.pickups are good and strong enough to cover bluesy/rock, clean and clear as a bell cranked up on my crate retro-fex.it's weird i had to spend less to get more!

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