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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Plus HSS Electric Guitar   

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Imagine being able to rewire your Stratocaster without a soldering iron. The American Deluxe Stratocaster Plus HSS Electric Guitar comes with an amaz...Click To Read More About This Product

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An innovative Strat with interchangeable circuitry configurations.

Imagine being able to rewire your Stratocaster without a soldering iron. The American Deluxe Stratocaster Plus HSS Electric Guitar comes with an amazing system and 3 programming cards that are easy to swap. There's nothing digital about it. Each card contains analog circuitry packed with 60 years of Fender experience in designing electric guitars. The switches on the cards affect the tone settings, giving you new sonic control in a flash. All this, without sacrificing anything. This is a beautiful Stratocaster in every way.

Fender instruments have always been about great simplicity and convenient modularity-no other guitars are easier to personalize with new parts and hot-rodded features into truly individual declarations. The remarkable new American Deluxe Strat Plus HSS is the next step in the evolution of that great tradition, giving you three humbucking pickup-equipped Stratocaster guitars in one with an innovative design featuring easily interchangeable "personality cards" that instantly give you a wealth of versatile pickup and circuitry configurations.

One card comes in the guitar and delivers standard Stratocaster HSS pickup wiring; two extra personality cards are included and let you "re-wire" the guitar with specialized pickup and circuitry modifications quickly and easily. Simply pop the color-coded cards in and out of the easy-access compartment in the back, and you've just modded your Strat in record time. Further, the American Deluxe Strat Plus HSS features fully solder-less electronics that literally make other great circuit mods a snap.

Other fine features include a maple neck with comfortable "modern C" profile and satin finish, compound-radius rosewood fingerboard (9.5"-14") with 22 medium jumbo frets, singlecoil N3 Noiseless Strat neck and middle pickups, a Twin Head humbucking bridge pickup and five-way switching. The guitar also has a three-ply mint green pickguard and aged white control knobs, two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with bent steel saddles, Micro-Tilt neck adjustment mechanism, staggered deluxe locking tuners and nickel-chrome hardware. Accessories include a convenient carrying case for the two extra personality cards, hard-shell case, guitar strap, cable and polishing cloth.

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: 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: Twin Head Modern humbucker
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Swappable personality cards
  • 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: Strap, cable, cloth and owner's manual
  • Country of origin: United States

Explore your potential with this special Strat. Order today.

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FenderAmerican Deluxe Stratocaster Plus HSS Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredibly versatile Strat with many tonal possibilities!

By DrMarkO

from Seal Rock, Oregon

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Plus HSS Electric Guitar:

    I love the versatility of my new American Deluxe Strat Plus HSS! It came with the Standard, Cutter and Splitter cards. I'm presently using the Cutter card and switch position two (middle and bridge humbucker) with Tone 1 being the treble cut and Tone 2 being a bass cut. I've also ordered the Dipper, Fader and Phaser cards but haven't received them yet. I'm really puzzled by the negative online comments about this guitar since you can always put the standard card in and you've got standard Strat wiring! The cards make the guitar so much more versatile than just a standard Strat!

    The guitar was pretty well set up from the factory when it arrived although I've since adjusted the action to suit my playing style. The guitar plays really well and the satin maple neck finish give a really good feel to the neck.

    If you want a really versatile Strat, buy one of these American Deluxe Strats and all the extra personality cards while they're still available since they've been discontinued.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Strat!

    By Brad

    from Decatur AL

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Plus HSS Electric Guitar:

      I have always kind of leaned toward Gibson guitars, however, i unpacked this guitar got it out started playing and couldn't put it down! I have owned and played a lot of guitars but this guitar is fun. The personality cards have offer sound combinations that make this an extremely versatile guitar. If you get a chance to pick up this guitar buy it! You won't be sorry.

      I'll be delighted to add this one to my Personal Collection I can't put this get turned down

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Problems

      By Doc

      from Tejas

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up
        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

        Best Uses

        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Plus HSS Electric Guitar:

        D' String Slot Cut too wide...Guitar Case coming apart...Fender needs to stop building cheap guitars!

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Wondeful

        By Mauricio

        from Panama

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Plus HSS Electric Guitar:

          Superb

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nice Guitar...Unfortunately got a Lemmon...

          By Doc

          from Tejas

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Plus HSS Electric Guitar:

          I think this is a Good Guitar. The Personality Cards are a Great Useful Tool...It's unfortunate that the Quality on the Guitar I bought wasn't at all up to standard. The Guitar Case was coming apart right out of the box! This is a Cheap Case!The D' Slot on the Nut was Filed too wide which caused a String Noise on the D'String. The Guitar comes strung with 9's and that is what I wanted on the guitar. This guitar will be returned and I will spend more money in the attempt to get better quality. I have to say...Fender is needing to do better set-up work and checking the Instruments BEFORE they leave the factory.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Stratocaster Plus

          By Carlosupernatural.

          from West coast.

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Loud Humbucker

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Plus HSS Electric Guitar:

          I've had the HSS in mystic three color for almost two weeks. The guitar arrived flawless and with a little adjustment plays fantastically. The compound radius neck is excellent and doesn't fret out with deep bends. It also allowed me real low action which I like. The personality cards do give it personality and you essentially end up with an HSS and an SSS as well. The only drawback I see is that the humbucker pickup is much louder than the single coils, useful in some leads but if not appropriate it only requires a quick volume adjustment. The tone from the noiseless single coils is comparable to those on my American Standard, clean and clear without the hum. This will be my go to guitar because it is so easy to play, sounds great and is truly a sophisticated instrument.

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