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Fender American Deluxe Strat V-Neck Electric Guitar
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The Fender American Deluxe Strat V-Neck Electric Guitar gives you a cool vintage look with all the modern features you prefer. Players who want the t...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Fender American Deluxe Strat V-Neck Electric Guitar gives you a cool vintage look with all the modern features you prefer. Players who want the traditional '50s neck profile will find it in this top-end American-made production Fender. They'll also get Samarium Cobalt noiseless pickups and S-1 switching for an expanded array of tones. A fantastic Stratorcaster guitar that will more than satisfy any player. Includes Fender hardshell case.
- Solid alder body
- Soft V-shape maple neck with lightly tinted finish
- Maple fingerboard
- 2-point synchronized tremolo with stainless steel saddles
- Abalone dot position markers
- 22 medium jumbo frets
- 3 new SCN pickups
Reviewed by 73 customers
I was originally interested in just a good ole' American Strat, so originally I wasn't looking to buy the Deluxe V Neck. Wow, that's really all I could say after picking it up! Everything on this guitar is perfect! It just blows my mind how Fender is able to produce such an amazing instrument at a reasonable price! I'm a Strat lover forever!
This is the best playing Strat that I've ever owned great neck, no hum, versatile tones with the S1 switch. If I could only have one guitar, this would be it.
Well, unbelievable comes to mind. The instant the neck rested in my left hand, I just knew. Let's put something to rest right now. I was one of the finger length challenged people that was apprehensive about the V-neck, (having owned only c necks). My middle finger is exactly 3" long, (if that qualifies as a human being's finger), and my play has never been better. The v-neck is THE neck, period. Fender has really produced something special with this model. Mine is the honey blond, and it is gorgeous. The tone spectrum is unlimited. With the s-1 engaged and selector using both neck and middle, the sound is the perfect marriage of single coil and humbucker. It's perfect, and I have owned several Strats and LP's. Right now the only other electric I have is an 83' Smith hardtail Strat. I have a feeling it's about to get very lonely. Thank You goes out to every single Fender employee that had anything to do with this guitar.
This guitar is flawless; I got a 2006 model with the Diamond Anniversery Plauqe on the back of the headstock; 2 tone sunburst with maple fingerboard. This guitar embodies all of the best Fender features from their past 60 years with the latest and greatest hardware and pick ups to make the best Strat ever. It plays and sounds as good as any original 50's vintage Strat. The S1 switching and capacitor bypass tone circuit give it many more sounds then past Strats while including the traditional Strat sounds but noise free; great for rcording. I have had a PRS Custom 24 "10" since 199 still have it. While this Strat has a meatier neck and longer scale length then a PRS it is every bit as comfortable to play but with a decideldly different feel and sound.
i got the honey blonde which totally looks different than in the pictures. the the honey blonde finish is darker and a little bit transparent. other than that this thing is everything i wanted. its flawless and sounds beautiful with the scn's. thanks fender
This guitar is the best I have ever owned. I recommend the 2-tone sunburst! Its beautiful! Anyway, I hope instead of talking about how much I love this guitar, I can give info. about the accessories I could not find info. about! The case is nice! Its a black non-molded rectangular case with a lock on one of the latches. It does not come with the complete cleaning kit. It comes with a cloth and a bottle of spray. The spray contains silicone. I heard that is not the best thing to put on your guitar but it makes it shine! The Tremelo is a snap in, not screw, works well. Be sure to pop the back off and check to see if you ground wire is soldered, mine was not, but not a big deal. It took 2 min. solder that back on. It would be a good idea to take it to your local music store to get them to set it up for you, pickup adjustments ect... Like every new guitar, it needs it! Anyway, The S-1 switching gives so many different sounds its crazy. I love this guitar and highly reccomend it!!!!!
The playability is awesome. The neck is so smooth and the V isn't crazy V'd like the cheaper V's. It just fits my palm perfectly. I got the two tone sunburst. I polish this beauty every time I play It. I did have to get a Fender service guy to do some nut work because I was getting a little buzz and I didn't want to put on a string tree. Still worth it. I can't wait to start sounding like Jimmy and Stevie.
I just recieved my American Deluxe Strat V-Neck 2tone Sunburst today. I must say I am completely satisfied with my purchase. This guitar feels and sounds like no other that I have played. My favorite feature is the neck! It has a vintage almost "orangish" tint to it that is awesome. The action is perfect, and the V-neck is very comfortable. I originally planned on purchasing the honey blonde model but it was back ordered. I was too excited to wait and ordered the 2tone Sunburst. Honestly I have seen some sunburst finishes out there that I have like better, but this is still a very attractive guitar. I have owned and sold dozens of guitars in my life - this one will never leave my side!!!
I'm a fairly inexperienced hobbyist where things like responsiveness of the strings off the fretboard still make a difference in my playing. I own a cheap strat and two Ibanez guitars, one of which is a JS1200 and I have to say I sound 10x better on this guitar than on any of my others! It might be the medium jumbo frets that are helping the cause there, but the neck if comfortable and fast and the fretboard is effortless. Can't say enough about the quality of the workmanship but the only thing to discuss here is the unbelievable tone of this piece or work. My god it doesn't get any better than this. Impressive. Every time I hear that glassy Fender Strat sound I'm happy to say I own a piece of that history.
This is the best guitar I have ever had. It has the 50's neck and is good for rock and classical. I suggest you get one of these if it's in your proce range.
In response to Robert from Houston..who gave a so so review..first off you gotta really know how to play if your going to own a strat. Not a strum around turn up the volume push a pedal wanna be guitar player who probably attends all the jams because your not good enough to play in a band. listen to people like Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton and you will see why these pros play strats. There is no other instrument that will obtain the kind of tones one can get from a true stratocaster. It does take time if you really want to play.
I couldn't imagine finding another guitar as comfortable and playable as this deluxe american model right here. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 in features is because I don't use the S-1 switching very often because the only difference I can really hear is it seems to cut off the highs. It does give a good tone it the middle position with all of the pickups active though. Next, the neck is amazingly comfortable. It does seem a little sticky when its brand new but all necks are like that. Once it's worn in though it is amazingly slick and fast. The factory setup is really good but I did readjust it to my specs, but everyone does eventually. The finish, mine is 2-tone sunburst, is amazing. It's completely flawless and it just looks phenominal. All of the hardware is up to snuff and the pickups are great, completely silent when no strings are being plucked. Overall this is one great guitar. Very versitile and very comfortable.
This guitar has taken me to another level. It's playability and features make me a better guitar player than I ever was. My band could tell the difference in my sound as soon as I played a couple of riffs. Totally worth the money and totally worth your time. The Candy Apple Red with the gold pickguard matches beautifully. The pick guard almost blends in with the tinted neck. (Which I might add, looks hot hot hot!!!) The locking tuners have been a godsend compared to other machines. Overall, this is an amazing guitar and every strat man should own one.
I owned an American Strat, but it just didn't compare with this one. The fretwork and action are just so much better, you have to play one to believe it. The pickups are amazingly quiet and the S-1 switch really kicks the bottom end in. A killer value for a guitar of this quality.
I have played pretty much heavy rock in bands for as long as I have been playing. So I prefered humbuckers with flat fast necks with locking trems.However, there's a saying that all guitar players finaly end up with a stratocaster or telecaster, now that I really don't have alot of anger and can afford these gems, it really seems to be true with me. Humbuckers for their high gain and feedback harmonics are really the remedy for metal and hard rock, but you can't play SRV and some tasty blues without the 2 and 4 of a fiveway on a stratocaster. Better yet, a Stratocaster through a handwired JTM45 through an alnico speaker.So knowing this is a subjective review, because only you can dictate your mojo... I have the two tone deluxe. The neck is beautiful, its finish a satin tinted finish, and it feels earthy, not like some of the shiny almost plastic feeling necks on the standards. The SCNs have more output than standard single coils, noiseless of course. It drives my output on my JTM45 clone with KT66s perfectly for hard rock. So I have to get on the soap box and say if you see reviews of this guitar with guys using PODs(or you do)... geez, why bother paying 1.6k for POD sound? You could get a Squire. It still will sound like something you stepped in.I go straight to the tube amp, and its cranked all they way up. If I want it clean and turn my volume down and pick lighter. I know its old school, but then again I play out.So the other question I would ask, if I was looking at these reviews, is this: You have played MIM strats and these USA deluxe guitars and you are saying why buy this for 1.1k more? The answer is because ... you can. The trueth is the MIM play darn nice and if you can live with 21 vs 22 frets, and a low resale, you can get into the strat sound cheap. Unfortunatly if you play high gain the buzz will be a drag, and the tone is... hmm reminicant - But you will want to replace them. The trem won't stay in tune without alot of coaching, so don't plan to play Eruption on it. These are all the drawbacks of the MIM. None of these are the problems with the Stratocaster USA deluxe.Is it fine? Yeah... I plan to grow old with mine.
I recently got this strat, and I have to say that I am blown away by how amazing it is. The pickups are perfect, they provide the best possible tone: bright but powerful. I especially like the neck pickup because I can get that sharp but full clean sound out of it. The other amazing thing is the neck, it is vintage and classy, but you can shred and tear it up when you need to. I have the sunburst finish and it looks great. If you have this guitar, you need no other...
This is the finest little stock strat I have ever had the pleasure of playing,I normally hot rod my own guitars,and make them "mine" But this one they will bury me with this guitar when it's time. Until then we'll be making a lot of music,and very comfortably !!!LOve that V neck yea!!!!
I don't own this axe, but I have used it a lot. I know someone who has this and when I'm at his house I jam on this. I normally don't like strats because of the thin necks(I have huge hands). I like this strat for three main reasons. The neck is so comfortable, I can actually play on it. I really like the pickups because they are versatile. The three pickups have huge tonal range. I can play Iron Maiden and Jimi Hendrix without turning a knob. And the tremolo system is way better than the other one fender uses because you can just pop it in and out, you don't have to screw it in. and it goes all the way around it doesn't stop in one place, this is great because it gets out of my way. This is the strat to buy.
This guitar is a great option for anyone looking to step up to a professional grade guitar or add another weapon to their arsenal. I purchased mine one year ago, stepping up from a spalted-top Korean Tele, and the already superior playability has actually improved from being broken in every day and a quality set up. The neck is what sells this guitar. Absolutely flawless. The action can be set super low without too much buzz and some of my shredder friends even favor it over their Ibanez's as far as playability goes. I bought my strat with a maple fretboard because of the funky/twangy tones it puts out as opposed to the more mellow tones of a rosewood fretboard. The maple fretboard has sort of a glossy feel that allows the player to slide between frets with utmost comfort. The ONE thing I do NOT like about this guitar is the SCN pickups. In my opinion they are pretty weak. However they really are noiseless. I play my strat thru a Fender Hotrod Tube Amp and an original TS808 Tubescreamer, and I can set the gain and volume all the way up and the guitar stays quiet. But even though they sound alright, they DO NOT get the snarl or bite that I want. This guitar sounds good playing jazz and soft blues tunes, but if you want that screaming Stevie Ray hot blues tone, you need to switch out the pickups to some SD1's or something similar.
This guitar is amazing, with the locking tuners it never goes out of tune, the v neck is great if you have big hands, I have played many concerts with this guitar and it has never had one problem, it's a great guitar and it is well worth your money.