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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar 2-Color Sunburst 

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Overview

  • Model Name: American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar
  • Series: American Deluxe Series
  • Body: select alder with contoured heel and body
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $2,369.99
  • Your Savings:
    - $670.00
  • Your Price:
    $1,69999

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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.

New 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.


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Features

  • Model Name: American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar
  • Series: American Deluxe Series
  • Body: select alder with contoured heel and body
  • Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neck: maple, soft "V" shape, tinted satin urethane finish
  • Fingerboard: maple compound-radius
  • Pickups: 3 Noiseless N3 Strat pickups (neck/middle/bridge)
  • Controls: master volume (with S-1 switch),
  • Tone 1. (neck pickup),
  • Tone 2. no-load tone control (middle and bridge pickups)
  • Pickup switching: 3-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 250L Nickel Plated Steel Ball End, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-0250-403
  • 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
  • soft "V" shape neck with tinted satin finish
  • New Noiseless N3 Strat pickups Reconfigured S-1 switching
  • Locking tuning machines
  • 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 Strat with a classic feel!

 

American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • 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 V Neck Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (9)
  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Solid electronics (6)
  • Good pick up (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (7)
    • Practicing (7)
    • Recording (6)
    • Small venues (6)
    • Rock concerts (3)
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    Reviewed by 17 customers

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    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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      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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      (2 of 4 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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        (2 of 3 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 2 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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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Perfect Strat for me

            By PlaysTheBlues

            from East Brunswick, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Feel
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

            I decided to pare down my collection of guitars and just have a couple of quality axes. I sold off a couple of my MIJ guitars and purchased this V-Neck Deluxe. I love v-necks, the only thing I didn't like about my MIJ v-neck guitar was the vintage frets. This guitar has the perfect neck for me. V-neck, medium jumbo frets and a 9.5"-14" compound radius is just the icing on the cake. I like the Eric Clapton Signature strat because of the TBX and mid-boost, but the vintage frets are a deal breaker.

            Overall, this is a quality instrument with all the features I want and the perfect neck for my blues style of playing. It is dead quiet while capturing the strat tone. It is a keeper.

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            (3 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It's an Icon still, barely

            By northslide098

            from Lakes Region

            About Me Experienced

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • Flat Sound
            • Poor Pick Up

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster V Neck Electric Guitar:

            I recently picked up a Squier Jag with candy apple sparkly paint and vintage tint neck from MF (for grandson) that had a gorgeous finish, so I kept a lookout for a strat with the same finish, and found an American Deluxe Stratocaster here on MF (good deal too!). Bought it in a heartbeat. But I did knew it would need some upgrades. I bought a 2003 AD Strat, with the original noiseless pickups. The guitar was a disaster, tone and finish issues, and I was never happy with it. I traded it in for my 2005 Gibson LP Standard which I of course will never sell. In 2007, I bought a Custom Shop Strat, and the body cracked in the cold and had tuning/ trem issues even with a new body. This new instrument I just bought I suspected would have tonal issues, and I was right. The S1 switching is unnecessarily complicated and the tonal options are weak and kill harmonics, and sound even worse on my Marshall JCM. Also, the N3 pickups are about as listless as Fender has ever put out, even worse than the original ceramic noiseless- no harmonics, poor sustain, and just plain weak. And the mint green pickguard, etc. was emetic looking. All told, and considering my past troubles with Fender Strats, this time I was prepared. I had a preloaded white pickguard with a Dimarzio DP420 bridge, SD STK9 middle, SD STK4 neck, and an onboard SD preamp. I changed the bridge block to a CG all stainless steel block, and a screw in arm (the guitar didn't come with a trem bar anyway, and I'm not a fan of the push-in). I also changed the jack plate, being one of the most important electronics on the instrument. The stock one was easily bent, and made from cheap metal. I replaced it with a rugged stainless .5 ml '70s style jack plate, and a Switchcraft stereo jack. The jacks snap in hard and stay in. I replaced the Fender super-switch with a more reliable Gotoh 5 way switch. CTS 500k push pull pots, and Orange Drop caps. I chiseled a small battery cavity next to the trem claw, put on some EB SS strings, and voila! My dream strat was born! It sings, grinds, crunches, wails, and stays in tune really well, even with the heavy trem use and string bending. The V neck is great, action is terrific. It's a great instrument- now. So much for warranty. But Fender should listen and learn from its customers that we want more than the strat's great playability, nice long scale, and its tonal potential. Yeah, the "bell like tone and chime" was great for the '50s and '60s, but this is 2013. To keep up with the new synths and workstations, powerful new amplification, and an abundance of great effects, not to mention thousnds of great new and talented artists, the Stratocaster needs to evolve to keep up with other musical technology and talent. Other pickup manufacturers are literally decades ahead of Fender technologically, and active instruments are now more the norm (even my Les Paul is active). Simpler and more power, that's what we want! So I'll give it a 3 as bought, 5 after market, so it gets a 4. Fender, please listen?!?

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            (7 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Choice between this and Clapton model.

            By rick rivets

            from NYC

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            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.

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              (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best guitar I've played yet

              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.

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