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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar   

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The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar has all the modern features today's guitarists demand, with some vintage flavor thrown...Read More

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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)

Ratings Distribution

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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)

Reviewed by 21 customers

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5.0

I'm sorry the 2016 Elite Strats don't include a V-Neck

By Don335

from Syracuse NY

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

      I Bought an end of the year 2012 V-neck deluxe clearance on a whim. The best purchase I've ever made!
      It's been my main gigging guitar. The neck is awesome! The N3 pickups are great for players that need versatility, which I do. When I saw the 2016 Elite Line up did not offer the V-neck, I ordered another V-neck before they are all gone. The big thing with the deluxe series is with the tremolo and the locking tuners. They stay in tune!. The Vintage neck tint is a great cosmetic plus. Love It Love It!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic Guitar

      By Abel Brown

      from Washington D.C.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone
      • Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

          I was skeptical that I would be in love with the guitar as much as the other reviewers (there are a lot of gushing reviews for this guitar) but after having it for a week I am big fan. I honestly can't think of anything negative to say. Well done Fender. The tone on this thing is just fantastic. With my Johnson Millennium amp I can pull up just about any sound imaginable. Some folks are a little hard on the S1 switch but I think it defiantly adds to the tone spectrum versatility. The S1 switch is well integrated into the volume knob so it's not tacky like the Deluxe Plus "rewiring plates". I guess I am trying to say that the S1 switch feels very natural.

          I was able to get an Open Box Mint condition item. Arrived in perfect condition. But as others have said, I certainly wouldn't have any buyers remorse at full price. Don't hesitate to buy this guitar if you're considering it.

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          5.0

          Best guitar i have

          By michael golden

          from Hawaii

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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 V Neck Electric Guitar:

            I love this guitar. The v neck is much more relaxing to my hand. I have c neck teles but the v neck is much more comfortable. The neck tint is rich, not pale like other fender offerings. It has a good light weight and the typical contoured strat back that lets you see the fretboard well.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best Ever

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            By Brian T

            from Portland, OR

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backyard Parties
              • Jamming
              • Large Venues
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

              I have owned my Fender Deluxe Stratocaster for A couple of years now and I can honestly say that it is my number one guitar. The feel and response is like no other.
              Normally when I buy A guitar, I end up changing or tweaking the tone. Not with my Deluxe. It is the same now as when I purchased it. The neck is wonderful to play and I still enjoy playing it better than any of the other strats that I own. The electronics allow me to duplicate covers more closely. Great for Blues, Rock.

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              (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This guitar is my favorite!

              By DaveRamsey

              from Netherlands

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Amazing
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Phenomenal
              • Quintessentially Phenomen
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

                This phenomenal guitar makes me happy. Sometimes when I'm playing this beautiful Fender my cat looks at the guitar and starts purring. I think my cat likes the guitar! This guitar is best-suited for guitarists that not only want a great sounding guitar, but happy and content cats.
                BUY THIS GUITAR!!!!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Favorite Strat so far...

                By Blessed to play

                from Texas

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Small Venues
                • Worship

                Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

                Bought it this week and gigged it this weekend. Absolutely love it! I also play an American Standard Strat, G&L ASAT (Tele) and a Gretsch Power Jet. This could fast become my favorite. I love the neck and the vintage sound without the hum. It was dead quiet on a stage with lots of lights. Definitely a keeper!

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                (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                KILLER SUPER STRAT

                By Lunk

                from Colorado Springs, CO

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                Pros

                • Excellent Weight
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Great Fast V Neck
                • Great In Black Finish
                • Great Switch Options
                • Setup Was Perfect
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • everything
                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues
                  • This Is Your Go To

                  Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

                  WOW, WHAT, I MEAN WHAT AN AX. WOW. BUY ONE IMMEDIATELY AT THIS PRICE. NO. BUY THREE. THIS AX IS A SUPERIOR RUN BY FENDER. YOU WOULD BE A FOOL NOT TO BUY THIS GUITAR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IT WILL BE YOUR MAIN GUITAR INSTANTLY. I CAN'T BELIEVE I ALMOST DIDN'T BUY IT BECAUSE I SPENT TOO MUCH ON AMPS FOR CHRISTMAS. OMG I AM SO GLAD I GOT MY HANDS ON THIS GOOD ONE. YOU WILL THANK ME FOR THIS REVIEW WHEN YOU BUY ONE.

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful guitar

                  By CTBluesman

                  from New Milford, Connecticut

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

                  A beautiful guitar at a nice price. The only thing that I have to complain about is the strings were not even wrapped once around the post and the B and bottom E strings both came out of the post holes, so I had to go and buy new strings before I even had a chance to play it. I replaced with a set of Elixer 9's and love the tone that comes from this sweet guitar.

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                  (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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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great versatile guitar

                  By Michman

                  from Michigan

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                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone
                  • Solid Electronics

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

                      I was looking for a solid strat for gigging, that was also good looking. This was it. Dark tinted maple neck. Also has locking tuners and even strap lock pegs. Noiseless pups are a plus, as is S1 switching. I played this next to a Clapton. This played much better. I like some of the 61 reissues, but don't like the old style truss adjustments at the base of the neck. This will be a great gigging strat and is also a bit of eye candy.

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