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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar   (Used)

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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.

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

Features

  • Model Name: American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
  • Series: American Deluxe Series
  • Body: select alder with contoured heel and body
  • Neck: maple, modern "C" shape, satin urethane finish
  • Fingerboard: maple or rosewood (depending on the color)
  • Nut: LSR roller nut
  • Pickups: 1 Fender atomic humbucking pickup (bridge), Noiseless N3 Strat pickups (middle/neck)
  • Controls: master volume (with s-1 switch), Tone 1. (neck pickup), Tone 2. no-load tone control (middle and bridge pickups)
  • Pickup switching: 5-position blade and 2-position push/push S-1
  • Bridge: Fender Deluxe 2-point Synchronized Tremolo with pop-in arm
  • Machine heads: Fender Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed locking tuning machines
  • Hardware: chrome
  • Pickguard: 3-ply Mint Green on 700 (3-Color Sunburst) and 770 (Sunset Metallic), Brown Shell on 720 (Amber) and 723 (Olympic Pearl), 3-Ply Black on 759 (Tungsten)
  • Strings: Fender Nickel strings
  • Accessories: cable, strap, polishing cloth
  • Case: New molded Fender-exclusive/SKB case with TSA locks, glass reinforced nylon trigger latches, and form fitted plush interior
  • Unique features:
  • Compound-radius fretboard
  • 1 Fender atomic humbucking pickup (bridge), New Noiseless N3 Strat pickups (middle/neck)
  • Reconfigured S-1 switching
  • Locking tuning machines
  • LSR roller nut
  • Contoured heel and body
  • New molded Fender-exclusive/SKB case with TSA locks, glass reinforced nylon trigger latches, and form fitted plush interior

Order a revolutionary hot rodded Strat today!

 

American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Pickup switching:
  • 5-position blade and S-1 push/push, "Passing Lane" Switch
  • S-1 switch up:
  • Position 1. bridge pickup
  • Position 2. bridge and middle pickup in parallel
  • Position 3. middle pickup
  • Position 4. middle and neck pickup in parallel
  • S-1 switch down:
  • Position 1. bridge pickup in series with middle pickup
  • Position 2. bridge pickup in parallel with special capacitor and in series with middle pickup
  • Position 3. bridge/middle/neck pickups with neck and bridge pickups in parallel and in series with middle pickup
  • Position 4. neck pickup in parallel with special capacitor and in series with middle pickup
  • Position 5. neck pickup in series with middle pickup
  • Fingerboard radius: Compound radius fretboard; 9.5 " (241mm) at the nut, 12" (304.8mm)at the 12th fret, and 14" (355.6mm) at the 15th fret)
  • No. of frets: 22 medium jumbo
  • Scale length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Width at nut: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
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FenderAmerican Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 29 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good feel (8)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Solid electronics (7)
  • Good pick up (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recording (4)
    • Rock concerts (4)
    • Jamming (3)
    • Practicing (3)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5), Experienced (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Most versatile Strat

    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...Read complete review

    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.

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    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.

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    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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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    not for me

    By pc

    from ohip

    About Me Experienced

    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

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best strat I've owned

    By j-rod

    from Madison, MS

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    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.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This Is It!

      By mr. gitbox

      from OR

      About Me Professional Musician

      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!

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          BEST Strat you will ever play

          By Worship

          from Moreno Valley Ca.

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          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!

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          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.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            One Greate Machine

            By Old guy in Gallup

            from Gallup NM

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Great Bite
            • Solid Electronics
            • Still A Strat

            Cons

            • Can't Find One

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

            I use this guitar for ministry. Has a great feel. I love the delux features on it. It still needs to be set up. I've been playing for over 40 years. I have a a lot of great guitars but I still go back to a strat. Great quality

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            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            OMG BEST AX EVER - AMBER/ROSEWOOD!

            By Lunk

            from Colorado Springs, CO

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Bought As Level 2 Is A 1
            • Excellent Setup
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Heaven
            • Incredible Grain Shows
            • I Will Marry This Guitar
            • Solid Electronics
            • Wicked Clean Finish

            Cons

            • None - Zero Issues

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar:

            I HAVE NO WORDS. I WILL TRUST MF FOREVER ON THEIR "USED" EQUIPMENT - ESPECIALLY GUITARS AND AMPS. THIS WAS A COLLOSAL SCORE. EPIC! BUY IT YESTERDAY! DON'T BUY IT, AND GIVE ME MORE TO ADD TO MY COLLECTION. SERIOUSLY, THE MF AGENT WAS A GOD - HE SHOWED ME SOME LOVE ON THIS DEAL OF MY YEAR! DEAL OF THE DECADE! I WILL NOW BUY A USED AMERICAN DELUXE TELE OVER THIS EXPERIENCE. AMEN.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar

            By Lealman

            from Bradenton, FL

            About Me Experienced

            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.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great guitar

              By Turtle

              from Fort Lauderdale,Fl

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              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!

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                  (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  love it

                  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.

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