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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar   

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

The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar has all the modern features today's guitarists demand, with some vintage flavor thrown in. All the cool specs of the new American Deluxe Stratocaster are here, plus a classic tinted maple neck with a '50s V-shape and a compound-radius fretboard that allows exhilaratingly effortless string bending anywhere along the neck.

Fender N3 noiseless pickups supercharge your sound with improved Stratocaster tones for sparkling bell-like chime with no hum, and reconfigured S-1 switching offers even more knockout tonal options. Additional key features include staggered locking tuners, 2-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and beveled neck heel. Fender includes a new molded Fender-exclusive SKB case with glass-reinforced latches and TSA locks, cable, and strap locks with the American Deluse Strat.

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.

Controls: master volume (with S-1 switch),Tone 1. (neck pickup),Tone 2. no-load tone control (middle and bridge pickups)
Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

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: V soft
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin Urethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • 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: N3 single-coil
  • 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: Strap, cable, cloth and owner's manual
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 21 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (13)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Solid electronics (9)
  • Good pick up (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (8)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Go-To Axe

By Wannabe Bassist

from Boston, MA

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Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

I've got nothing bad to say about this guitar. When my wife and I got engaged I bought her a diamond ring, she sent me to the guitar store and turned me loose. This is the axe I picked out of everything in the store; and I stand by that choice. I've used this axe in a wide variety of bands from experimental space-age jam music, to funk, to 50s covers, to hard rock and blues and it handles the rigors of the road very well. I can't agree with the others about the weight issue, my particular specimen isn't overly heavy. Maybe they've put on weight in the current model year, but mine's plenty comfortable. I have a Gibson Les Paul Studio which is a lot tougher on the shoulder than this baby. I can do 3 full sets with this axe and not feel too haggard the next day. No more than with other guitars anyway. This guitar is my first choice for stage or home recording. It's like a swiss army knife of tone, there are all kinds of little tricks you can pull out with this guitar; and the workmanship of the neck is perfect; it's so comfortable to just jam on all day. The time just flies by. If you're looking for something dependable that's a joy to play and beautiful to look at, look no further.
Really excellent features without compromising on the basics. The S1 switch gives you a VERY wide variety of sounds and they're all usable; very versatile axe. It'll go from country jangle to grunge rock crunch with ease. The bridge and trem arm do an excellent job. The locking tuners are very fluid in operation. And the neck. Oh my. I could write pages about the glories of this neck. I love the V-shape, it just fits so comfortably in the hand and I can't get enough of the tint. It looks absolutely gorgeous but also has just the right amount of "sticky" to it so you can really dig in to those big bends and pivot on your thumb quite nicely in classical fret-hand position.
I have zero complaints. I've never had an issue with it whatsoever. Excellent workmanship, flawless finish.
They've jumped in price some since I bought mine but if mine were lost, stolen, or irreparably broken I'd get another one as soon as I could afford to.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very versatile guitar

By stratfan

from Tennessee

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

I play blues and classic rock mostly and have been playing for about 38 years. My signal path is Crybaby Wah, Voodoo Labs Sparkle Drive, Digitech Bad Monkey, Boss Mega Distortion, Boss DD-3, to Fender 65 Twin Reverb Reissue. I bought it to upgrade from my American Hotrodded Texas Special Strat.My guitar has the N3 noiseless pickups, and the first thing I noticed was the silence when not playing. As you can see from my effects, I use different levels of distortion. There is no hum. Using the S1 switch brings up several good useable tones. Most of them have more bass than than without the switch except for the neck position. It produces a very brash tone sort of like a wah pedal in the toe down position. At first I didn't like that sound, but it gives a great contrast to the bassier neck position sound without the S1 switch. The V neck feels fat in the lower frets, but as you move up the neck it slims out. To me, it is comfortable throughout. With the locking tuners, it stays in tune.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best guitar I've played yet

By Isaac Jensen

from USA

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Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

Overall this guitar is perfect for any genre of music. I honestly would recommend this guitar to any player because it's so versitile. From the locking tuners to the wood quality, this guitar is great! I know the price may be a bit expensive for some but once you buy this, you won't regret it. Nor will you ever want to put it down.
Starting with the features on this guitar, it has a select Alder body with a contoured heel and body and a soft Maple V neck profile and a Maple compound-radius fretboard. It has three Fender N3 Noiseless pickups and one volume with a S-1 push and two tones. This Fender has my favorite bridge which is the deluxe 2-point Synchronized tremolo. Unlike other Fender tremolos, this one has just two pins that go into the body instead of six which helps the guitar stay in tune better. Another thing this guitar features are Fender deluxe locking tuners which is especially great when you have a tremolo because they stop the strings from going out of tune.
The quality on this guitar is honestly amazing! I haven't played a better Fender than this one. It's extremely comfortable and really easy to play with ultra easy access to the higher frets. This guitar's bolt on it contoured so it makes it easier to reach the higher frets along with medium jumbo frets. The wood on this guitar is great. You can tell it has quality wood because the Alder grain is tight and even.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Deluxe V-neck

By Blue Monkey

from upstate NY

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Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

This is a real beauty of a strat .... must be seen and heard to be fully appreciated. The vintage tint on the neck is absolutely gorgeous , and the pickups deliver classic Fender tone noise-free. Shredders will likely not favor the V-neck's "fatness" .... but this guitar will please anyone interested in vintage strats generally , and , I believe , blues afficionados in particular. It stays in tune through brutal string bends and can deliver plenty of "grunge" via the S-1 switch on demand. Mine has the vintage tobacco-burst , and after improving on the factory set-up it became my favorite guitar.

(9 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

heavy guitar

By Michael Sawdey

from SoCal

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

A superbly made, great-sounding strat that gets less than a 10 because of the weight and the cost of new one.
Great sounding and playing guitar but this was by far the heaviest strat I have ever played. Not able to weigh it but the return ship to MF in the case totaled over 20 pounds. The guitar itself felt like it was over 10. Strapped on and standing up it was too much for me after 15 minutes, however that was the only problem I had with it. The S1 system and SCN noiseless pickups kept me entranced for hours sitting down and playing through a POD HD. Very wide range of usable sounds, much more than my previous standard strat. The feel of the compound radius V neck was superb. The thickness of the neck no doubt contributed to the excess weight. The V shape kind of forces you to put your thumb over the top of the neck, which I find helpful for leverage with string bending. Maybe not the best neck for shredders, though.
The guitar had very good resonance unplugged and felt very solid. The body and neck wood were obviously top quality. Action and intonation were fine out of the box. The knob for one tone control was a little loose, easily remedied and not necessarily Fender's fault.
I tried a dent-and-scratch with a small nick in the top of the headstock, which brought the price down to what I thought a new one should cost. With Fenders I can't help but feel I'm paying extra for the name.

(8 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great!

By Richard Breaux

from Slidell, LA

Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

It is a bit heavy for a strat. Sounds remarkable in every genre outside of metal...but a good amp can take care of that. It's a blues machine.
Most comfortable neck out there excluding the 60's MIM.
Beautiful as a morning in Hawaii when I open the case to release the beast
Worth every penny. GOTTA good deal.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strat

By rsech57

from Nebraska

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Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

Of all the guitars that I own this has become my favorite. I got the 2-tone sunburst and with the gloss tinted v-neck neck it looks to be right out of the 50's. Everything beside the looks is pretty modern. I'm not sure if it's the bridge or the locking tuners but I have to tune this less than my Floyd Rose equipped guitar. The N3 pickups with the new S-1 switching system let you get any tone from authentic strat to full on humbucker all with no hum. The v-neck is very comfortable to play and the satin finish on the back makes it smooth to pay even when your hands get moist. Besides the N3 pickups the biggest change from the older models is the compound radius fretboard which goes from 9.5" to 14" and makes barre chords and bends so much easier. I really didn't want to pay quite this much but I'm glad I bought it now and can't see myself ever getting rid of it. Great Guitar, Highly recommended.

(7 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Choice between this and Clapton model.

By Rick Rivets

from NYC NY

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

    It's a nice guitar and has the V neck which I just love but for the same price you can get the Clapton model that has better pickups plus the TBX knob and the preamp so you can get a heavier sound.Plus they come in VBlack,white,torino red and you can unblock the trem if you want to use it. That will be my next guitar as I just bought a Beck Strat and I'm not crazy with the floating trem so being that it is brand new and only played once if I could sell then I can get the Clapton that much faster. Or when I pay my bills next month I will have enough to buy the Guitar.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A beautiful instrument that's a dream to play

    By Randy Berka

    from California

    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

    This is one great guitar to own!!!
    Came perfectly set up from MusiciansFriend. Beautiful Strat tone from Noiseless pickups, gorgeous finish and so delightfully easy to play. One of the nicest guitars in my collection!
    Outstanding quality and workmanship! What else would you expect from a US-made Strat?
    Great value, a sure-thing to appreciate.

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome; impeccable construction, tone

    By Stratman351

    from Germantown, MD

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

    I own about 35 guitars, many of them higher end. I have a Callaham S model, and that along with my (early) Eric Johnson Strat are the two best Strats I've owned. Move over...this AD V-neck is killer. The build quality is equal to any custom shop guitar I've owned. The new N3 noiseless pup's are the first noiseless pickups from Fender I've liked (in this case "loved" would be more accurate). I hated the VN pup's, but these are much, much better. I generally put Fralins in my Strats, but I'll keep this one stock. Two-tone sunburst finish is to die for. Playability is fantastic. I debated buying this vs. a thin-skin '54 reissue for only slightly more money. Decided on this because at 59 years old, I can't handle the thick necks I used to love; the soft-V on this is perfect. The combination of the two-tone SB finish with the deep neck tint gives a thoroughly vintage look to a Strat with modern features like locking tuners, compound radius fretboard, noiseless pup's and flexible and useful electronics. Buy it, you won't be disappointed.

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