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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst Rosewood

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In the newest evolutionary step for the American Deluxe Stratocaster electric guitar, it maintains its traditional look and feel while introducing up...Read More

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Modern upgrades for a classic icon.

In the newest evolutionary step for the American Deluxe Stratocaster electric guitar, it maintains its traditional look and feel while introducing upgrades that include three N3 Noiseless single-coil pickups that still produce their revered sparkle and snap and—with noiseless design—no annoying hum. The S-1 switching system adds additional pickup combinations beyond those provided by a standard five-way switch including new combinations of series and parallel wiring for a dazzling array of tonal choice. The compound radius fretboard that modern guitarists demand ensures strings won't fret out even with extreme bending. Other improvements include the high-mass tremolo block that increases sustain; locking tuning keys; and a molded case with glass-reinforced latches and TSA locks.

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 and Telecaster 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.


Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

FEATURES
  • Select alder body with contoured heel and body
  • Rosewood or maple neck
  • C-shaped profile
  • 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Compound radius fretboard (9-1/2" at the nut, 12" at the 12th fret, and 14" at the 15th fret)
  • Three N3 Noiseless single-coil pickups
  • S-1 switching system
  • High-mass tremolo block
  • Locking tuning keys
  • Upgraded, molded case

Order today and get the Strat that's rooted in the past while racing into the future.

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FenderAmerican Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (26)

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    (5)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (13)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Solid electronics (11)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (12)
    • Practicing (12)
    • Recording (10)
    • Rock concerts (10)
    • Small venues (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (8), Experienced (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Musician's Friend as Always....The Best!

    Bought Fender Stratocaster American DeLuxe. Saved an additional 30% by purchasing a Used Condition #2, but instrument appears new, with all case candy and protective clear layer and stickers on pickguard. Set up...Read complete review

    Bought Fender Stratocaster American DeLuxe. Saved an additional 30% by purchasing a Used Condition #2, but instrument appears new, with all case candy and protective clear layer and stickers on pickguard. Set up by David Higginbotham at Templar Instrument Repair. He said it had the best finish he had ever seen on a Strat, noiseless pickups have great tone, S-1 switching is very useful,and neck perfect for his hand. Stock aged white hardware matched the aged white pearl pickguard I selected. All this plus locking tuners, tight tremolo arm, and bullet-proof case. Fender and Musician's Friend are a great team. Can not be beat!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Where's the Tone?

    Like other reviewers, I found the pickups on the deluxe model thin, with no distinctive tone, no matter the witch position and the S-1 switching. For $1500.00 one would think that fender...Read complete review

    Like other reviewers, I found the pickups on the deluxe model thin, with no distinctive tone, no matter the witch position and the S-1 switching. For $1500.00 one would think that fender would provide great sounding pickups. Although the guitars is beautifully finished, I for one do not care for the compound radius neck, because it makes barre chords more difficult, going way down the fretboard. further, I never heard anyone complain about note bending on a American Standard Strat, with its 9.5" neck radius. To me the American Standard is what the Strat is all about. Save yourself $500.00 and get one instead.

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    5.0

    Versatile

    By BaldFatWhiteGuy

    from SLC, UT

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      for the price, the greatest guitar one can buy. The playability is awesome. The neck is smooth, the frets are smooth. The bridge combined with the locking tuning pegs work super well for tuning stability. The tone options on the pick-ups are almost endless due to the s-1 switch. Personally my favorite guitar when playing live, and that's with owning a Gibson ES-339. Give on of these a try!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A Truly Remarkable Stratocaster

      By Musicman2112

      from Kennett, MO

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Smooth Playable Neck
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        I looked at several different Stratocasters before finally deciding on the American Deluxe. Fender has done it again with this model! The playability of the maple neck is smooth as butter. The clarity and tone of the N3 pickups are amazing. With the addition of the S1 switch there are an array of sounds for your tonal palette. I also have a SSH Strat, and an Epiphone Les Paul, but the sound from a SSS pickup Stratocaster is truly unique! The sparkle and snap of the pickups are amazing! There is nothing like a USA made Strat! You cannot go wrong with this guitar. I have always wanted a Fender Stratocaster and am very pleased with this model. Time to jam!

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet Guitar

        By Steve

        from San Antonio, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording

          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          I selected the 3-tone sunburst with rosewood fretboard. For the past 6 years I've owned and played Fender maple fretboards, exclusively. I recently rediscovered the rosewood on the C shape neck and had to get it back into my arsenal. The S-1 in this 2014, is different from the S-1 in my primary electric, a 2010 V neck w/maple fretboard. I have all the tone I can use, now. Well built, beautiful, feels good & sounds great! It's everything I asked for. Thanks Fender & Musician's Friend!

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          5.0

          AWESOME AXE

          By pokey

          from L.I. N.Y.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            A great guitar that has considerable versatility

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Musician's Friend as Always....The Best!

            By Zoot Fenster

            from Oregon

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  Bought Fender Stratocaster American DeLuxe. Saved an additional 30% by purchasing a Used Condition #2, but instrument appears new, with all case candy and protective clear layer and stickers on pickguard. Set up by David Higginbotham at Templar Instrument Repair. He said it had the best finish he had ever seen on a Strat, noiseless pickups have great tone, S-1 switching is very useful,and neck perfect for his hand. Stock aged white hardware matched the aged white pearl pickguard I selected. All this plus locking tuners, tight tremolo arm, and bullet-proof case. Fender and Musician's Friend are a great team. Can not be beat!

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  BEST GUITAR OUT OF THE BOX

                  By Rank Frank

                  from Orange County

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                    I am very skeptical about buying on line because you can't feel playability or quality of the guitar. My Fender American Stratocaster Premium came to me set up and in tune and the finish was perfect. I sold my Stratocaster Custom Shop to buy my new Premium Stratocaster and pocketed the change. This plays and sounds much better than my very expensive Custom Shop and Musicians Friend turns out to have the best pricing on line so they really are my friends.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Tone No Noise.

                    By Rob

                    from Asheville, NC

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • Defective Middle Pick-up

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                    The compound radius neck is great, and notes bent beyond the 14th fret have great sustain with no buzzing or dead spots.The locking tuners keep this guitar in tune even after aggressive playing and tremolo bar action. The tone is great, and after I dialed in my pick-up height, it sounds as good as my other Strat that has 57/62 pick-ups, but without the hum. The only gripe I have is that the middle pick-up died after about 3 years, and the warranty didn't cover it. Other, than that, I have found this guitar to be well worth the money!

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                    5.0

                    Really Nice Strat

                    By Mike

                    from Southern Maine

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing
                      • Recording
                      • Rock Concerts
                      • Small Venues

                      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                      When you play a strat with a decent tube amp, ( I use a Fender Blues Jr. and a small Bugera) you won't have any excuses to not sound good. It's all up to you to play well. I've owned 4 other strats in the past including a 25th anniversary and I enjoyed all of them but this strat has the best action (I've been able to adjust it low), and it looks so sharp with it's amber ash color and white pearloid pickguard. I get compliments often. While I also love playing an Epiphone ES 175 for it's distinctive tone and classic look, this strat is easy on my fingers through 3 or 4 sets and has that wide selection of tones using the different pickup combinations. I had a Squire Tele which is a great guitar for that price but I still felt like I missed having a strat. I got mine used in a store and when I tried it, my knees went weak.

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                      5.0

                      PERFECT GUITAR

                      By Chicagotim

                      from Chicago, IL

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

                      • Good Feel
                      • Good Pick Up
                      • Good Tone
                      • Solid Electronics

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing
                        • Recording

                        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                        Perfect guitar. N3 pickups have great sound and versatility. Finish on guitar is amazing. Musicians friend was easy to deal and the guitar shipped on time. I am very happy with this guitar. I was looking at Gibson SG, Les Paul's and PRS and feel I made the right choice. I can't imagine someone not being satisfied with this guitar.

                        Comment on this review

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        THE PERFECT STRAT

                        By drbill51

                        from Taylor, MI

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Ask me a question

                        Pros

                        • Fantastic Looks
                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel
                        • Good Pick Up
                        • Good Tone
                        • Solid Electronics

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Any Size Venue
                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • Rock Concerts
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                          Having a small recording studio requires several guitars for different sounds. All of them are American made, such as Gibson, PRS, & other Fender Strats and Teles. To give you an example of how much I love this Stratocaster. My PRS is more than twice the value, but I would part with it before I would the American Deluxe Stratocaster. The S-1 switching gives a whole new meaning to using an array of pickup settings. The neck and frets are made so well, it gives a whole new meaning to the ease of playing. Mine is Tangerine Orange, which is no longer made. The finish is a work of art, and it is a pleasure to play. This is a guitar that could be used for any style of music you play. When using it with my Marshall JVM410 half stack, it is sick. If I plug it into my Fender Twin Reverb, smooth country, blues, or jazz sounds great. The American Deluxe is far superior to the American Standard, and worth the difference in price. They go up in price every year, so do yourself a favor and order one now.

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