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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar   

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Introducing the American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker. For the purest and most powerful HSS sound, Fender enlisted acclaimed humbucking pickup ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Pure and powerful HSS sound.

Introducing the American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker. For the purest and most powerful HSS sound, Fender enlisted acclaimed humbucking pickup guru Tim Shaw to create a brand-new bridge pickup of unrivaled tone and quality. Shaw's expertise dates far back to his work with the first and biggest names in the history of humbucking pickup design, and the result of his efforts-the "Shawbucker" humbucking pickup-is an electrifying new landmark in Fender pickup design.

Shaw's handiwork makes the American Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker a formidable new instrument for guitarists who want the ultimate in modern humbucking tone. Its forceful Shawbucker bridge pickup is complemented by N3 Noiseless single-coil neck and middle pickups for classically brilliant sparkle, and with all the other great American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS features player salready love, it's a truly phenomenal new Strat experience.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on with Contoured Heel and Micro-Tilt neck angle adjustment
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Bi-Flex truss rod
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: Compound (9.5 “ 14)
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid dot
  • Nut width: 1.685" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Strat
  • Bridge: Shawbucker Humbucking Bridge Pickup
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • S-1 switch for even greater tonal versatility
  • Passing Lane switch for bypassing tone controls
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: Two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with pop-in tremolo arm
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Nut: LSR Roller Nut
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Cable, strap, straplocks
  • Country of origin: United States

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FenderAmerican Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (3)
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    • Experienced (5)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Guitar!

By Gearfanatic69

from Utah

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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 HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    Let me start off by saying that I am a professional guitar player that spends a fair amount of time writing, playing live and recording. I have a decent guitar collection including Gibson, PRS, Stats, etc. I picked up the Pearl White with Rosewood and the Shawbucker pickup. I was fortunate enough to compare this with another HSS Strat with custom shop pickup upgrades. Both sound amazing but the Shawbucker has this presence and growl that you just have to hear to believe. The guitar feels amazing and the quality is unsurpassed. I am really happy with Fender's quality, feel and sound. I play in a hard rock/metal band and this guitar sounds and feels incredible. I am happy I went for the American Deluxe with the compound radius fretboard and all of the upgrades. I love this guitar and highly recommend you add it to your collection!

    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Tuning Instability, Bridge Pickup Failure!

    By Doc

    from Tejas

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    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    With Both of the Deluxe Shawbucker's I experienced (contrary to everyone else's reviews) really severe *Tuning Instability when either just playing the Guitar or using the Tremolo. The LSR Nut was the culprit in both Cases! One LSR Nut was off-centered to a large degree in the neck slot (hanging over the edge of the neck!) and the 2nd LSR Nut was defective and was replaced by Fender.
    So, the 1st Shawbucker I received had a In-Correctly Installed LSR Nut which resulted in the Guitar being returned and the 2nd Shawbucker had a defective LSR Nut AND the Bridge Shawbucker PAF Pickup lost all OutPut and the guitar was also returned!
    Being that when these guitars work properly they sound absolutely fantastic I will do a Return Exchange for an American Standard Shawbucker and cross my fingers! I have been a Luthier for 20 + Years and I've seen all kinds problems with guitars...but it sure seems like I'm having some bad luck here with new Purchases.
    We just ordered a new Whirlpool Washing Machine and once it was delivered and a couple of loads of clothes were washed, there was oil found underneath the machine on the floor from the Washer Transmission...it's leaking! RETURN!!!!!
    I love Fender but I feel that a 3 minute allotment with a guitar for the Set-Up adjustments on the assembly line is not enough time to properly check the instrument for "issues" therefore alotta guitars come out with defects/problems...Fender needs to step up the QC! Doc

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth every penny...

    By AJDiBianca

    from North Carolina

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great Sustain

    Cons

    • One Fret Needed Slight Adjustment

    Best Uses

    • Rock & Blues
    • Working Musician

    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    The band bought this for our guitarist/vocalist who had been playing a much cheaper (non-US made) Strat. She is an amazingly accomplished vocalist and guitarist. The best I've played with in my 35 years of gigging, and that's saying something.

    Anyway, the improvement in tone, sustain and ease of playing was immediately obvious to everyone. She is in LOVE with this guitar and says it was worth every penny. We gig at least once per weekend, and I've never seen her smile so much while playing.

    She had it out to be fine-adjusted yesterday and brought her old Strat to rehearsal. OUCH - it sounded awful. And to think, just a few weeks ago we THOUGHT that old guitar sounded great. Who knew. We even joked about how "awful" she used to sound (knowing that's not the truth.) But she plays better, the guitar tone is better, sustain is easy and she can't say enough positive things about this guitar.

    I'm a keyboard player and run sound. I know having the right tools makes your job easier. Having this guitar has made her life, and our lives easier. Our entire band literally sound better because of the tone AND how much easier it is to play.

    Before buying this, I spoke to someone at Fender (they were AMAZINGLY helpful) who said "Just buy it - she'll love it." Well he was right. The American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS w/Rosewood Fret Board and Shawbucker Pickups is being replaced by the Elite version, and there are a few minor improvements. Here's what the guy at Fender said (and I totally agree), "The Elites are marginally improved, but if you can find a Deluxe at the right price - snag it - you won't be sorry."

    Everyone in our band TOTALLY agrees. Find the extra moneyand buy one. Just do it. Do it!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Sounding Stratocaster I've Owned!

    By Doc

    from Tejas

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    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 HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      The 1st Shawbucker I received had to be returned for a problem with the LSR Nut causing Tuning Instability. The 2nd Shawbucker is doggone near as perfect as it gets for a player! The Tone from the Shawbucker is
      as good as I've heard in my 30 years! Serious!
      Get one, you won't be disappointed, I promise you! You get the best of both Worlds with the Shawbucker Strat...Fender and Gibson and everything inbetween! Bad A-s Gitfiddle!

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Amazing guitar

      By Trev

      from Lehigh Valley

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        I was very surprised with how well this guitar turned out. guitar play amazing. you can bend effortlessly / the compound radius is awesome. solid electronics. great sounds humbucker. many tonal options. This is great guitar to jam with you can really play any type of music with it. stays it tune for weeks

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great bridge pickup to go with a great guitar

        By Tele lover.

        from Chicago suburbs

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        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 HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          Right now this is my favorite Stratocaster and I have eight, four are American Deluxe including the Shawbucker American Deluxe. This American Standard Shawbucker just has more pick sensitivity and range of output compared to the American Deluxe Shawbucker and my American Standard HSS with the same CS fat 50's but a different humbucker in the bridge. The N3 pickups in the American Deluxe are quiet but the Custom shop fat 50's in this guitar are great if you're not using too high of a gain setting, but if you are, just use the bridge pickup and roll some treble off and you will be fine. The dual pot volume control must have something to do with the range of soft to loud sounds you can get from this guitar by just picking softly, but the sound is still crystal clear when whisper quiet yet jump on the strings and this guitar will scream and soar. It will drive a tube amp without a pedal with a sweet overdrive. I love it. Go for it.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Bad Truss Rod

          By Rich

          from Springfield

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          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            Bad Truss Rod

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