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Incorporates evolutionary advances while retaining the look and feel that has made the Stratocaster legendary.

The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS is for guitarists who demand more from their electric guitar. The compound-radius fretboard encourages exhilaratingly effortless string bending anywhere along the neck. 2 new Fender N3 noiseless pickups supercharge your sound with improved Stratocaster tones while the DH-1 humbucking bridge pickup is right there when you need to take everything up to 11”all with no hum.

Reconfigured S-1 switching offers even more knockout tonal options. The all-new "passing lane" switch instantly routes your signal from any pickup position to the bridge position with the tone circuit bypassed, blasting overtones and volume straight into the Strat-osphere. Other American Deluxe features include staggered locking tuners, an LSR roller nut, 2-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and a beveled neck heel. Fender includes a molded Fender-exclusive SKB case with glass-reinforced latches and TSA locks, cable, and strap locks with the American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS.


FEATURES
Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple or Rosewood
  • Radius: Compound
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: N3 single-coil
  • Middle: N3 single-coil
  • Bridge: Atomic humbucker
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: S-1 switching
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Synchronized tremolo
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Locking
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: United States

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FenderAmerican Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

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100%

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Pros

  • Good feel (12)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Solid electronics (10)
  • Good pick up (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recording (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Rock concerts (7)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Strat I've Ever Played!

I upgraded to this from my Mexi Deluxe Players Strat that I loved. The enhancements made it worth the switch. The locking tuners make replacing strings a snap. The rollers in the nut...Read complete review

I upgraded to this from my Mexi Deluxe Players Strat that I loved. The enhancements made it worth the switch. The locking tuners make replacing strings a snap. The rollers in the nut are amazing! I can do a huge whammy-bar dive and it stays in tune! It is the only Strat I've ever played that I can actually use the tremolo. Normally I've only used it on the last song of the set since it will need to be tuned after its use. The upgraded tremolo with the snap-in bar is also better because it stays put. My other Strats with the threaded bar were either screwed down tight, or else flopped around when rotated a half turn to get it out of the way. The noiseless pickups will unleash my tone at one particular gig venue. The low ceiling and neon lights made my old Strat unusable without my noise gate maxed to cut the hum. That much squelch strangled the tone as well. Finally, the carved heel makes it so I can comfortably get all the way up the neck. I was looking at a 24-fret guitar so I could get up there, but nothing else plays or sounds like a STRAT. Glad they solved that for me. I love the humbucker that gives me a decent Gibson sound. That's one less axe to lug around to gigs. I tried a Les Paul with a coil-tap--still sounded like a Gibson. You can make this Strat sound like a Gibson, but can't make a Gibson sound like a single-coil Strat.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed

I have many other Strats which I all love, but decided to take the next step up to the American Deluxe, mainly for the compound-radiused fingerboard, which I love.

Pros:...Read complete review

I have many other Strats which I all love, but decided to take the next step up to the American Deluxe, mainly for the compound-radiused fingerboard, which I love.

Pros: Action and fretwork are the best I've ever played. The radius is subtle, yet noticeable aand extremely comfortable. Very solid joint. Definitely feels like it will last a lifetime, which is good because it's probably one of the very few guitars I will always keep. Locking tuners and pre-installed strap-locks are a nice touch. The case is also great, and I have no hesitations about shipping the guitar in it (it's already made the Transatlantic journey once). S-1 with the HSS gives many voices. But...

Cons: The pickups. Firstly, they were set up horribly. I understand that the humbuckers are going to have more output than the single coils, but the volume difference made switching pickups undoable. As for the sound, they've definitely got a more modern sound to them. It's actually quite a "perfect" sound, but to the point of being sterile and characterless. Unfortunately it sat in the case for most of the past year because, while it was incredibly great feeling to play, it sounded pretty boring to play. Of course, that's just my opinion and others may love the tones. I've ordered some new pups to stick in there to hopefully get some more life out of it. My second major gripe has to do with the body. I got the Olympic Pearl with maple, which is a beautiful finish, but even with the opaque finish you can clearly see, and even feel, the seam where the body blanks were glued together. It's a good 0.5mm raise. I would've been surprised to see this happen this badly to a Squier, but the fact that it passed QC to an AMERICAN DELUXE is absolutely unacceptable. Unfortunately, that's just one of the risks of buying blindly online. It's still not a bad guitar because of it, and sure it's just a cosmetic issue, but for that much money I would've expected a little better. Once I get new pickups in it, this will definitely be a great guitar.

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(16 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Disappointed

By Peter Brown

from Nashville

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Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I have many other Strats which I all love, but decided to take the next step up to the American Deluxe, mainly for the compound-radiused fingerboard, which I love.

Pros: Action and fretwork are the best I've ever played. The radius is subtle, yet noticeable aand extremely comfortable. Very solid joint. Definitely feels like it will last a lifetime, which is good because it's probably one of the very few guitars I will always keep. Locking tuners and pre-installed strap-locks are a nice touch. The case is also great, and I have no hesitations about shipping the guitar in it (it's already made the Transatlantic journey once). S-1 with the HSS gives many voices. But...

Cons: The pickups. Firstly, they were set up horribly. I understand that the humbuckers are going to have more output than the single coils, but the volume difference made switching pickups undoable. As for the sound, they've definitely got a more modern sound to them. It's actually quite a "perfect" sound, but to the point of being sterile and characterless. Unfortunately it sat in the case for most of the past year because, while it was incredibly great feeling to play, it sounded pretty boring to play. Of course, that's just my opinion and others may love the tones. I've ordered some new pups to stick in there to hopefully get some more life out of it. My second major gripe has to do with the body. I got the Olympic Pearl with maple, which is a beautiful finish, but even with the opaque finish you can clearly see, and even feel, the seam where the body blanks were glued together. It's a good 0.5mm raise. I would've been surprised to see this happen this badly to a Squier, but the fact that it passed QC to an AMERICAN DELUXE is absolutely unacceptable. Unfortunately, that's just one of the risks of buying blindly online. It's still not a bad guitar because of it, and sure it's just a cosmetic issue, but for that much money I would've expected a little better. Once I get new pickups in it, this will definitely be a great guitar.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar out there!

By Hockeycollector

from New York Metro Area

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I own a Fender Deluxe HSS Strat, American-made. I own double-digit guitars including Gibsons, other Fenders, Taylors, etc. and this guitar, by far, outshines the rest. I have been playing guitar for over twenty years and by far the HSS strat is the best guitar out there. The humbucker in the bridge position gives you an SG sound, the bridge pick up is sweet for cutting leads through the mix, and there are so many possibilities with the remaining pick up configurations and S1 switching. This has become my number 1 guitar and provides everything from Angus to SRV and any genre of music can be handled with this axe.It's pricey at well over a grand, but in this case it is well worth the money. Fender could have done without the molded case and provided a nice hard wood tweed case - ybut that's just a detail...

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Most versatile Strat

By vintoni

from Somewhere atound Austin, TX

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Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I've owned this guitar for 5 years, bought it new in black (gold pickguard) with a maple neck when they included the locking tremelo. The guitar when new was set up almost perfectly, like it came out of the custom shop. The range of tones available with the coil splitting is remarkable, and the neck pickup is hot. The ball bearing nut on the deluxe versions allow an almost endless sustain.Just recently I had a luthier here in austin tweak the neck a bit, adjust the pickup height, perform a little fretwork, and re-spring the tremelo. It now plays like air. Definitely my "go to" guitar.I suggest you try one of these out if you're looking for a strat. I am very happy with my purchase and plan on keeping mine for a looooong time.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One awesome guitar!!!

By Shadesjr

from Idaho

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I've been eyeballing this guitar for a quite a while and saving up to pay for it. My wife surprised me with overnight shipping right before I went out of town and my new guitar got to make the road trip with me. I'm a church worship director and this guitar gives me so much more ability it's not even funny. The features of this guitar are amazing and it fills the room with great sound & tone. I wish I had the money to buy more products just like this one.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Strat I've Ever Played!

By kedgel

from Bonita Springs, FL

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Pros

  • Carved Heel A Nice Touch
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Humbucker Boost Button--
  • Won't Allow Tone Adjust

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I upgraded to this from my Mexi Deluxe Players Strat that I loved. The enhancements made it worth the switch. The locking tuners make replacing strings a snap. The rollers in the nut are amazing! I can do a huge whammy-bar dive and it stays in tune! It is the only Strat I've ever played that I can actually use the tremolo. Normally I've only used it on the last song of the set since it will need to be tuned after its use. The upgraded tremolo with the snap-in bar is also better because it stays put. My other Strats with the threaded bar were either screwed down tight, or else flopped around when rotated a half turn to get it out of the way. The noiseless pickups will unleash my tone at one particular gig venue. The low ceiling and neon lights made my old Strat unusable without my noise gate maxed to cut the hum. That much squelch strangled the tone as well. Finally, the carved heel makes it so I can comfortably get all the way up the neck. I was looking at a 24-fret guitar so I could get up there, but nothing else plays or sounds like a STRAT. Glad they solved that for me. I love the humbucker that gives me a decent Gibson sound. That's one less axe to lug around to gigs. I tried a Les Paul with a coil-tap--still sounded like a Gibson. You can make this Strat sound like a Gibson, but can't make a Gibson sound like a single-coil Strat.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best Strat

By vintoni

from Austin, TX

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

This guitar showed up like it came from the custom shop. Extremely versatile in tone, extremely fast action (once set up), great smooth neck (I got the maple). Sustain is enormous with the deluxe "nut".Too bad they don't offer the locking tremelo like they did when I bought this in 2005. It is a go-to guitar, you will not be dissatisfied with this purchase.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

S1 switch & middle pickup dead

By jam-y-4MR

from PA

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

Just got this guitar. Was really excited when it was delivered. It is really nice looking and lightweight. Sunset metallic is stunning. Started to play it right out of the box after tuning it. about 15 minutes in, the S1 switch died. Then middle pickup was dead. No sound. I was really dissappointed. When it did play before it died, sounded OK. Humbucker really screamed. But I then compared to american standard strat that I have. I think I liked my standard better. Nicer looking and feeling neck. standard sounded better too. Anyways, I sent it back. Too bad. was really looking forward to keeping it.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All the bells and whistles

By John Anderson

from Upper Black Eddy, PA

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Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I took the plunge and bought this because I wanted a good American Made Strat. I own way too many guitars, but none are USA. First off, the finish and craftsmanship is superb. It plays great and stays dead in tune despite not having the DLX locking bridge that earlier Deluxes have. My only issue is with the pickups. The single coils seem a bit soft - particularly the neck. The humbucker in the bridge is great and the middle is OK in position 2 (Bridge + Middle). By itself, it's not so hot - same with the neck pickup. I usually rewire all my strat type guitars to make position 3 Neck + Bridge, but am a bit Leary to dive into this one due to the complex S-1 wiring. The "Passing Lane" button is a nice touch and really generates a much more aggressive tone than switch position 1 - amazing how much tone is lost when the pots are in the mix - even when wide open. I guess my biggest issue is the S-1 switching - I like some of the sounds with it up and others with it down so it can get cumbersome to switch quickly. Not a flaw I guess, just a byproduct of the design. I'm on the fence about keeping this due to the switching and pickups, but it's the best playing strat I've ever run across.

(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

love it

By Steven Prelosky

from Texas

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

I've been waiting to get this guitar, so I wanted one with the bells and whistles. I was having a hard time deciding between the color I got and the metllic sunburst, but I like natural wood, and wnet with this one.
The most important part is to just play.
I got this strat ~3 weeks ago. I love it. it sounds fgtreat and is very playable. The S-1 switch doesn't do too much for me, but it doesn't hurt anything etiher. The only issues were 1) - a small pinhead sized bubble in the finish on the neck, and 2) - pretty bad fret buzz from having the action set too low. The fret buzz is easy to fix, but the bubble on the neck is there forever.
I got the 5-8 days shipping, ordered the guitar on Friday late and it got here on the next Wedensday.
The only issues were 1) - a small pinhead sized bubble in the finish on the neck, and 2) - pretty bad fret buzz from having the action set too low. The fret buzz is easy to fix, but the bubble on the neck is there forever.I got the 5-8 days shipping, ordered the guitar on Friday late and it got here on the next Wedensday.
I wanted an American strat, and liked the features on this one. It fits like a glove.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Is It!

By mr. gitbox

from OR

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Pros

  • Built Well
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar used from MF and got an incredible deal on it. Although it didn't come with the case candy, that's not really my thing so I didn't mind at all. Really sturdy case though, with enough room for a strap, strings, a short cable and other little tidbits.

      Anyways onto the actual guitar. Mine has the tungsten finish. At first I wasn't too keen on the somewhat shimmery silver color but now that I've owned it for about a half year it's really grown on me!
      The neck feels amazing. It's a great shape that can accommodate pretty much any style of playing, and bending up 3rds has never been easier, even with the 11-guage strings I use.

      I absolutely love the neck pickup on this baby! Nice and throaty, handles drive very well. The 4 position down (middle and humbucker i believe) is also really distinct. It's punchy and a little quacky too, perfect for funk. I thought I would have to switch out the humbucker but it's actually quite impressive. My band plays a lot of riff-loaded, drop-tuned metal and the bridge pickup cuts through perfectly! And the bypass switch is simply ingenious.. what a handy feature! Quite a lot of songs we play require me to transition from a soft mellow sound to thunderous distortion and now i don't have to stress about getting those knobs in proper position - just press the button and you're back exactly where you were. I do wish it was a little easier to reach but I'm sure I'll get used to it.
      The S-1 switching is less impressive though... Sure it fattens up the sound but I feel like a lot of the tone gets lost. Maybe with more time I'll find some uses for it, but somehow I doubt that. Doesn't really bother me too much because these pickups rock!

      Lastly, the hardware. The locking tuners live up to their name. I feel confident that at any point in time I can pick this girl up and she'll be in tune. And because of that one can actually use the whammy bar!! I kind of abuse it to be honest because outside of FR equipped guitars that's never been an option. The guitar would always badly detune. Now obviously the more you dive and whatnot the more the strings are bound to slip but this is significantly reduced by the tuners. Great job fender!

      It's not cheap but the Fender Deluxe Strat is a top-notch, reliable, and beautiful sounding guitar. If you've been eyeing it then just do it. Buy the darn thing. You will not regret it! Even if it means eating ramen for the next 3 months. Totally worth it. Cheers!

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BEST Strat you will ever play

      By lktheocean

      from home

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Incredible Playability
      • Incredibly Musical
      • Perfect Set Up
      • Solid Electronics
      • Well priced

      Cons

      • No Accesry Box In Case

      Best Uses

      • All Experience Levels
      • All Genres
      • All Styles
      • Jamming
      • Large Venues
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      I have played many strats over the years. Signature models, classics etc. some twice or more it's price. This guitar is by far the best Strat I have EVER played. If you want a stratocaster, this WILL NOT disappoint you. This guitar IS top of the food chain good. I am totally blown away. Pick ups are quiet twangy, bluesy, warm, bright, fat. Thin. I mean whatever you want! Seriously. The HSS Comes with a very cool roller nut and a bipass button which will route all signal to bridge humbucker full volume no cap very useful in live gigs for higher energy type vamps. Bells and whistles? Well, maybe, but will be used once you get used to it it being there. S1 switching awesome tonality, N3 noiseless pick ups, "well ya". I will debate any guitarists with any clone or classic strat, that this guitar sets the bar, period. And one more thing. Good "REAL" blows away good "fake or clone" anyday. Price point is is well below what other manufacturers price there top shelf instruments!!! Buyers remorse only applies to those who go with a different strat if they play this one after. Awesome guitar. What else can I say. Save the signatures for decoration this guitar is the guitar!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The American Deluxe HHS Strat... Amazing!!!

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

      For what ever music your into, with this great guitar and a nice tube amp. This guitar will cover miles and liles of all musicial styles!!!
      This guitar is versatile and can give you and wide array of tones. Mine came to me flawless. Set up was awesome out of the box, action was low enough for my taste. Looks great also, I have the Tobacco Tri Burst with a dark fret board, my preference.
      Evereything about the build quality is perfect. fender made a winner here!!!
      I got mine for a sweet deal. Muscians Friend picked out one really great looking guitar!!!! They are amazing to work with, a pleasure in my opinion!!!!!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best strat I've owned

      By j-rod

      from Madison, MS

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      Pros

      • Good Feel
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

        I've owned several American strats over the years. The action and tremolo on this model are the best I've played. The electronics are the hottest (even tops the old HM strat). The only caution is: this electronic configuration does not provide a classic strat sound. Pick-ups are hotter and better for rock/metal. However, when used clean or with classic fuzz, sounds great too.

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar

        By Lealman

        from Bradenton, FL

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

          Amazing guitar with the best sound. The pickups eliminate the need for many pedals.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great guitar

          By Turtle

          from Fort Lauderdale,Fl

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          Pros

          • Floating Trem
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Great Action
          • Lsr Nut
          • Many Voices

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              Took a little time to re-tweak amp settings out.Dropped the strings a little,Tweaked pickup height.Guitar sings know.Thinking about putting a JB in the bridge,cause I love them in my other strats.Love the noiseless part of the N3's,I can make the tone work for me,I'm sure you can to.The S1 at first was a little weard,raised the highs & pres a little on amp,more useful know,backed of the tone a little on non S1 settings,know a whole new world.Very versatle guitar yo'll love it!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love the updates

              By lowrider83

              from Austin, MN

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              Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              This New-Gen American Deluxe is quite an improvement on an already excellent guitar. The compound radius neck is great feeling and playing. The new noiseless pickups have a much more vintage sound than the previous SCN's, which sounded somewhat sterile to me. The bridge humbucker is the best sounding Fender 'bucker I've heard yet, reminds me alot of a Seymour Duncan JB, and using the 'Passing Lane' switch can definitely push the sound through the roof! Theres alot of tones to work with here, so you should be able to find at least a few that you like. Superb build quality and setup, only needed to lower the bridge pickup a bit to balance with the others. Great job Fender!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Top Notch Guitar

              By Stratcat777

              from Coldwater, MS

              Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              My Amber American Deluxe HSS Strat arrived in perfect condition. Fit and finish were flawless. Set up out of the box was ideal. I was able to tune and play without so much as a truss rod adjustment.I own the previous version of this guitar and, although that guitar is excellent, this is an improvement over the previous version. The new pickups sound better and the passing lane button adds on-the-fly versatility to an already highly versatile guitar. I play through a Line 6 Spider IV amp. This guitar does it all - rock, metal, blues, funk, whatever. I have yet to find a sound it doesn't do well. I own several guitars - Gibson, ESP, etc., and American Deluxe HSS Strat easily beats them all.It is the most comfortable and best sounding guitar I own. The neck is fast and as smooth as silk. The body has a honey-toned wood grain that seems to glow from within. Bottom line: A work of art that is a delight to the eye with a sound and feel to match.

              (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              not for me

              By pc

              from ohip

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              Pros

              • Good Looking Lite

              Cons

              • Just Not For Me

              Best Uses

              • Anything Gigor At Home

              Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

              very nice guitar I'm just a big big big Gibson fan

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Still My Favorite After 13 Years

              By Eric Lee

              from Chicago

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Any Situation
                • Beautiful Crunch
                • Clean Neck Pickup Sound
                • Feedback

                Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                This guitar is my longtime favorite and is just the sweetest ever. I love the thick glassy neck pickup sound and the smooth crunch I get with the bridge humbucker.

                I've used Mesa boogie triaxis/2:90 to Fender Deluxe (and VM), and it always sounds fantastic and always blows away every other guitar I think I want.

                I can get harmonic feedback any time I want - and I mean anytime. It's so sweet.

                I get a lot of compliments on my tone and I attribute that to this guitar more than anything else.

                I think I need another one just to be safe - it's that good,

                I'm so happy with it at this particular moment, that after 13 years, I had to look for a place to review it.

                Thanks Musicians Friend!

                - E.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Top Notch Product!

                By Donnan

                from New Jersey

                Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

                I ordered this guitar from Musicians Friend in Sunset Metallic with a Rosewood Neck. The finish on this guitar is outstanding! I also received it in perfect condition! I put 10's on it, made a few tweaks to the truss rod and trem screws and in minutes it played like butter. Fender did a great job of improving on an already great guitar. I have a 60th anniversary edition which plays and feels great, but the improvments made on this model (compound radius neck, passing lane button, S-1 switch) really make this guitar a joy to play though my Marshall JVM. I gave the tremolo a good work out and she stayed in tune much better than I expected. Expensive, but you get what you pay for on this one. No regrets.

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