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Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar   

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Pro features at an incredible price.The Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster guitar offers classic Strat performance in a truly gorgeous package. Load...Read More

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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 240 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (208)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (24)
  • Good tone (24)
  • Fun to play (23)
  • Good pick up (19)
  • Solid electronics (19)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (24)
  • Practicing (24)
  • Recording (16)
  • Small venues (16)
  • Rock concerts (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (12), 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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Definitely a great deal!

By TheJosēWails

from Seattle, WA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Pick Up
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • School Bands

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I use this guitar mostly for recording. The fit and finish were amazing and it sounds every bit as good. The factory pickup height settings are the best and the guitar stays in tune forever. I have the blonde version and it photographs a really nice yellow (to my liking). The neck shape takes a little more grip but is smooth and very playable. The intonation was spot on even with the tail piece raised for the tremelo, which I rarely use but is nice to have when you need it. I'm one that really likes the tortious shell pickguard (and picks!) and think that it matches the color beautifully. Overall, this is a great value for a workhorse of a guitar!

     
    5.0

    great value

    By hotrod

    from Nicholasville, Ky

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    Verified Buyer

    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.

     
    5.0

    Worth the wait

    By Rodster

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Really nice Strat

    By Broady

    from Maryland

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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.

       
      5.0

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

      By Sunkyo

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      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

      (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!

       
      5.0

      My best guitar so far

      By Edson

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      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

       
      5.0

      Great guitar

      By John

      from Miami FL

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      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...

        (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.

         
        5.0

        Extremely well made

        By Jon F.

        from Allentown, PA

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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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