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Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst Maple Fretboard

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

The Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar gives you classic Strat sound and feel in a beautiful package. This luxurious model is upgraded with American-made Vintage Noiseless pickups, medium-jumbo frets, and a 12" neck radius. As a result, it sounds fantastic and plays easy. It also is equipped with a push-button pickup switch (in addition to the usual toggle) that gives you 7 pickup combinations. Other deluxe features include a vintage-style synchronized tremolo, vintage-style tuners and gold-plated hardware throughout.

Includes a gig bag.

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 Player's 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 Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 221 reviews)

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    (191)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

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78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (14)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Jamming (13)
  • Small venues (9)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (7)

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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

She is sweet

By JAMMER

from Wooster , Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I will buy this guitar all over again

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    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Guitar

    By TEXIZZ

    from Georgetown, Texas

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Self Entertainment
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I have been a Strat man for quite some time. I originally owned an SRV Strat but did not care for the location of the Tremolo Bar. This Deluxe Player's Strat is perfect for my needs. I am very happy with it! Who wouldn't be, it's a Fender!

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for the Price

    By Matt H.

    from Lamar, Arkansas

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone
    • Great for the Price
    • Hold A Tune Great

    Cons

    • A Bit Quiet

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    Simply put, it's a great guitar for the price. Everything about it from the play-ability to how well it holds a tune is just great. The only thing I have an issue with is I can only play on 1 or 2 setting with my amp or on the guitar due to it being relatively quiet. My amp is a bit older (10ish years)but some newer ones may not have an issue. But all together its a great strat for the price.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Classic Strat Sound

    By John Sherwood

    from Jackson Wyoming

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Quality Control

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    First Off I had to re-set the tremolo Bridge about a millimeter.. definitely a quality check that was missed... The top was just barely on the frets. There have been some comments about the pickups being weak... that's how I remember my first Strat and other than the hum on the older pickups being gone with the noiseless on the newer Strats they sound classic. I play mostly Blues and Jazz and thus this was the sound I was looking for. I use the button with switch in number 2 if I use rock/metal distortion. I mostly use the neck pick up for what I play. I also use a Fender Twin for an amp. I also have a Marshall that does not compliment the Fender at all... Go for a Strat with the Texas Specials if you want great distortion... All in all I love the guitar and besides the bridge setup It was great out of the box. I use heavy strings (11 ga) so those using the 8 ga or so might think the pick ups were weaker than I. No tuning issues and I use the heck out of the tremolo.. I was actually surprised because the older Strats always had that problem... not this one.

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    (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Buy American

    By RJS

    from Westchester County, NY

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    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Flat Sound
    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    I'm not sure what I was thinking, it must have been GAS- I should have bought an American. PUPs are too quiet and it just doesn't distort well. I should have changed the PUPs, it would give me a reason to get that less than complimentary pickguard off the guitar. Like others, It has issues keeping tuned-especially if you use the tremolo bar. Add up the price of the guitar, new PUPs, different pickguard, locking tuners, swap out the gold parts for chrome, and improve the tremolo you are spending the same money as a Standard American Strat. If you like to mod, have fun.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Better frets

    By kennym 9898

    from springfield, nj

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    Pros

    • Looks good
    • Neck Feel

    Cons

    • Grooved Finger Board
    • Grooved Frets
    • Poor Pick Up
    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
    • Weak Trem Springs

    Best Uses

    • Beginner
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

    It's a nice looking guitar and the neck is comfortable. I'm disappointed with the pickups, I've played strats with noiseless pickups before and these sound very weak. The frets have vertical grooves the length of the fret as did the finger board. I maybe be able to smooth them with a fret eraser if not I'll file them. Frets were very good when I checked them with a fret rocker.

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    5.0

    Sweet

    By Buster

    from Defiance Oh.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Has Worked Well In Small
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Have Played a few times at gigs and enjoy the sound of this strat

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      never been happier

      By nessguitar

      from hampton, va

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Higher Output On Bridge
      • Onoff Button Placement
      • Tremolo Arm

      Best Uses

      • Blues
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Surf Rock

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      probably one of the most satisfying guitars i have ever owned. i got a sick deal on it, bought it used and it looks and feels absolutely brand new. im a luthier and i didnt really have to do any tweaking to it out of the box, intonation and truss rod were spot on. i had to adjust the pickup height a bit to get a little more output but other than that it was perfect right out of the box. it sounds great, every pickup position is unique. i love the airy and crisp tones that i can get out of it. it truly has a classic fender tone out of it. i initially got the guitar with the intent of winding my own pickups for it but now im heavily considering leaving it alone, haha. i might have to buy another one for my pickups.
      i have really enjoyed playing it clean through my 57 deluxe replica, it has such a good natural tone you dont even need overdrive. i love the 12" radius as well because i am so used to playing that type of fretboard so it feels like exactly what im used to. i love the bridge on/off button that is something i think every strat needs. i have only put about 2-3 hours of play time and i can find a single thing im really dissatisfied with. even the tuners are great. i like the classic vintage style because of the way the wind up the end of the string. i did notice that the white trem arm handle pulled off very easily, i dont know if it is suppose to be screwed on or something but im sure a little loctite will fix that, i dont plan on jerking on that too much anyway. if you want a cheap strat that wont play, feel or sound like one get this, its name is as it suggests, a true player.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A good axe out of the gate !

      By Bill

      from United States

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Daughters Boyfriend
      • Enjoy The Handoff To My
      • Excellent Starter Axegoo
      • Fun To Learn On
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great Feel Fun
      • Solid Electronics
      • You Will Evolve

      Cons

      • Greatest Memories
      • Sad As You Out Grow It
      • Time And Practice Evolve
      • Upgrade To American
      • You Will Grow Beyond It

      Best Uses

      • Greatest Beginning Guitar
      • Greatest Memories
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I purchased this axe as my first fender ,it was in the previously used section and stood out as the natural finish on ash with gold hardware and rosewood fingerboard dominated my eye, I have several other brands and always wanted a fender, plugging it in made the looks come alive in sounds that identified this guitar as its own ,after much practice over time I have evolved and now have two additional Strats, the American standard and the American deluxe , each again their own, however,this axe has now been given by me to my daughters boyfriend whom uses it in his development and applications in a band . He too has developed great affinity for the axe that began my relationship with Fender and the Stratocaster. Mexican vs American has no place in this conversation because this is a wonderful guitar to begin on and above average from a stripped down beginner mexican,and if one needed ,when ready to upgrade in evolution the trade in value holds well enough to offset starter cost, I am delighted I was in a position to give the gift of music to another and if I am in their area ,can still hold and play my first Stratocater love.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      awsome guitar!!!!!!

      By wolfgang_67

      from illinois

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Player's Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          ive got many strats and these rank with the american made strats, mexico factory uses the same machines that the carona california factory uses, awesome quality for the money, great vintage noiseless pickups sound great.....and it stays in tune when using tremelo, great guitar.

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