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Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

An elegant-looking Strat with noiseless pickups, advanced electronics and gold hardware.

Pro features at an incredible price.The Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster guitar offers classic Strat performance in a truly gorgeous package. Loaded with American-made Vintage Noiseless pickups, medium-jumbo frets, and a 12" neck radius for smooth playing and sparkling Strat tones. Also features an innovative push-button pickup switch (in addition to the usual toggle) for 7 pickup combinations, and striking gold-plated hardware. Use the drop-down menu above to choose colors and other options.

FEATURES
  • Classic Strat style with body in a choice of great finishes
  • Comfortable modern C-shaped maple neck with 12" radius and 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • 3 Vintage Noiseless single-coil pickups with advanced wiring for 7 pickup configurations
  • Traditional Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
  • Gold-plated hardware
  • Includes a gig bag

Grab a really versatile and great-looking Strat at a very affordable price. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar

  • 4-ply brown shell pickguard
    12" neck radius
    Modern C-shaped maple neck
    21 medium-jumbo frets
    Gold-plated hardware
    3 Vintage Noiseless single-coil pickups
    Push-button switch activates bridge pickup in positions 4 and 5 of blade switch for 7 pickup configurations
    Vintage-style synchronized tremolo
    Vintage-style tuners
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FenderDeluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 239 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (207)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (24)
  • Good tone (24)
  • Fun to play (22)
  • Good pick up (18)
  • Solid electronics (18)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (24)
  • Jamming (23)
  • Small venues (16)
  • Recording (15)
  • Rock concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (11), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Blues Guitar For Me

If you want a guitar that has heavy distortion then this is not the guitar you want. It is perfect for my use as a Blues guitar. I play mine througgh a VOX AD100VT...Read complete review

If you want a guitar that has heavy distortion then this is not the guitar you want. It is perfect for my use as a Blues guitar. I play mine througgh a VOX AD100VT on the UK Gain amp selection with power output and gain to max. It absolutely Rocks my house making the bodies of the acoustic guitars resonate and strings to chime from the harmonic perfection of this guitar. Put power output and gain to 50% and play any pickup position and get crisp and clean tones. This guitar is not for everyone and especially if you want heavy distortion. I have +30 other guitars for that. The only other guitar I would want is a American Deluxe, but with a 12" radius neck, not a compound neck and a leftie strung right-handed. The 12" radius is best suited, for me, ergonomically. I got mine on Muscian's Friend as a closeout. Someone probably bought under the wrong assumption possibly thinking it would be good for Heavy Metal and expecting heavy distortion from some of the reviews I have read. How it looks, mine is a blonde, and the gold plating wearing off, who cares. For a under $1000 guitar I feel comfortable playing it at Jams and Gigs. I get the tone I want from it and have guitars with humbuckers to get all the other tones. For high gain and definition this is the best I have played. I have a American Special with the 22 jumbo frets and hot Texas pickups, but the neck feel and tone is unique only to this guitar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Maple Neck , Pickups but the Hardware needs to be changed out

I sent this one back and traded up for a level 1 Fender Classic Players 50 in 2 Tone sunburst with a Maple Neck. Perhaps Less is More and I hope this one will...Read complete review

I sent this one back and traded up for a level 1 Fender Classic Players 50 in 2 Tone sunburst with a Maple Neck. Perhaps Less is More and I hope this one will be a keeper when it arrives.
Outstanding Maple Neck with Noiseless Pickup System and 7 Way Selector Options. Comes with quality padded Gig Bag. Body weight heavier than usual. American electronics but Made in Mexico however you don't get that usual MIM Standard Vibe. Better than the low end standard you can buy for less than $$$.
Others have noted the thin gold plating to hardware but I didn't own it long enough to notice. I returned the guitar after 30 days because I couldn't get past the ugly Honey Blond finish which really looked like spoiled Dijon Mustard. I really wanted to like this guitar because it was a great player with big frets and quality Noiseless Pickups. Hated the vintage tuners but the guitar was always in tune when I picked it up to play. The frets were well finished and the guitar arrived set up nicely with 09's decently intonated. Didn't want to mess with anything until I decided if this was a keeper. I bought through Musicians Friend with a great price on level 1 but really felt new when I opened the box.
If you can find one used through Musicians Friend and not pay more than $$$ with the color and maple neck combo you like then go for it. Not worth paying retail or on sale. Some have wanted to replace the vintage with locking tuners but I've tired of going through strat projects by putting more money into the guitar. I wanted to just buy a factory Fender Strat and live with it, be happy. Didn't happen here.

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5.0

great value

By hotrod

from Nicholasville, Ky

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Pros

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

Cons

  • strings a little high at the bridge but easy fix

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Glad I read the reviews and bought this guitar. I have an older Strat that I put expensive pickups on and this unit sounds just a good or better.

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5.0

Worth the wait

By Rodster

from Dallas, TX

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Pros

  • Great price

Cons

  • Took 2 weeks to ship

Best Uses

  • Recording

Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

Open box purchase and the guitar was just like new

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5.0

Really nice Strat

By Broady

from Maryland

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Excellent little guitar. Ordinarily I don't buy instruments on line, but got this for an excellent price, perhaps because the model is being discontinued, or changed next year. Who knows. So as usual, I opened the box with some mail order trepidation. However, the guitar is beautiful, an outstanding and pretty ash body, lovely sunburst, beautiful maple neck and fingerboard, with some birdseye, nice sounding pickups and love the extra combinations you can switch in. The fingerbard radius suits me to a T. My experience with Fender of Mexico is that they do excellent work, perhaps even more careful than their US counterparts work, of which I also own a few. Love this guitar and for the sale price it was a great deal.

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    5.0

    Buying a blemished is not a bad idea considering...

    By Sunkyo

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Buying a blemished is not a bad idea considering hassle-free return policy. I was lucky enough to get a decent one. I

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great guitar and great customer service.

    By Steve

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    This is a superb guitar, sweetened with a stunningly superb deal. For not much more that the price of a Squier, I have a new, real Fender. The guitar plays like butter, sounds great, and looks even better. In addition, Musicians Friend provided outstanding customer service,and resolved an issue that could have been significant. Awesome!

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    5.0

    My best guitar so far

    By Edson

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    So easy to play feels like I'm a way better player. It actually helps improve your skills with such fast neck and versatility. I bought the honey blonde with maple fretboard and my friends went crazy about it. Good sound and electronics. I definitely recommend this product

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    5.0

    Great guitar

    By John

    from Miami FL

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Over all it is a great guitar, fast neck and plays like butter... the pickups are a bit different than most strats but nothing my amp can't deal with.
      Mine needed no setup...other than I blocked the tremolo, action and intonation was perfect right from factory. About the pickups....many said tone is very flat..I found it to be somehow less loud than other guitars but gain fixed that. I may try some other pickups since is easy to switch but it is not a priority...I enjoy the sound and I mostly play clean...

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One of the best value guitars!

      By ms4787

      from Alberta, Canada

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I have nothing but good things to say about this guitar. Like the majority of the 220 plus reviewers I am very pleased with it. This, in my opinion, is the best guitar buy MF has in it's inventory. I have not found any of the negative comments to be true. The pickups are not weak, the machine heads are of good quality and keep the guitar in tune, and the finish is perfect. It came set up perfectly and ready to play. It was a nice surprise that it included a quality gig bag as the ad never mentioned that it came with it. I am not a professional musician but I have tried the American made Fenders and I can't tell the difference (a more experienced player may be able to). If it wasn't for the MX in the serial number I'd say it was made in the US.

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      5.0

      Extremely well made

      By Jonathan

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      Comments about Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Hard to imagine how this guitar could have been better made (my first Strat in high school was a brand new 1973 in natural ash which I still remember its faults). It is quite a bargain. The noiseless pickups were not for me, but Clapton seems to do well with them.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Do Yourself A Favor - Buy This

      By ms4787

      from Alberta, Canada

      About Me Novice

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      Pros

      • Attention To Detail
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Reasonably Priced
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Great To Learn With
        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        First let me say I read all 220 + reviews. The first thing that struck me was the high rating the guitar received. Even the less than 5 Star reviews had good things to say. I saw some complaints about it not staying in tune, poor volume of the pups, less than perfect finish. I can say with out reservation that I didn't find any of those complains to be valid. When I first took it out of the box there was a problem with it staying in tune but all I had to do was stretch the strings in a couple of times and it's been great ever since. I don't find the pickups to be weak or lacking in any way and I am running it through a Line 6 Spider IV 15 watt amp. I am still getting use to the selector switch options and with the extra button it offers a lot of pickup combinations.The finish on mine is the 3 color sunburst and it is flawless. The gold trim, something I was not sure about, really sets the Deluxe Player apart from most of the other guitars.
        In short, this is an excellent guitar. It is heads and shoulders above my others some of which sell for only a few $$ less than this beauty. Made in Mexico you say, I say Gracias!

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