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Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar  

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Fender's Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster tears the place down with extra-scorching Strat sound and style. Its three Texas Special single-coil pickups a...Read More

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Extra-scorching Strat sound and style.

Fender's Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster tears the place down with extra-scorching Strat sound and style. Its three Texas Special single-coil pickups are wired for supercharged tonal versatility, with a special V6 rotary switch (disguised as the middle tone knob) that delivers six distinct onboard preamp tone settings from wiry single-coil to searing lead. The S-1 switch built into the volume knob bypasses the preamp completely for pure Strat tone.

Other features include a tinted maple neck with "modern C" profile and large '70s-style headstock, 9.5"-radius maple or rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, five-way pickup switch, four-ply aged white pearloid pickguard, three aged white control knobs (master volume/S-1, V6, master tone), and vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge.

Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
  • Three Texas Special single-coil pickups wired for versatility
  • V6 rotary switch delivers six distinct onboard-preamp tone settings
  • S-1 switch built into the volume knob bypasses the preamp
  • Modern "C" profile
  • '70s-style headstock
  • 9.5"-radius maple or rosewood fingerboard
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 5-way pickup switch
  • 4-ply aged white pearloid pickguard
  • Three aged white control knobs (master volume/S-1, V6, master tone)
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge

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SPECIFICATIONS

Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar

  • Body
  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Neck
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Urethane
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black or White Dot
  • Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard
  • Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck Pickup: Texas Special Single-Coil Strat
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master 6-Position V6 Rotary Tone Switch, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS
  • Special Electronics: The 6-position V6 rotary switch utilizes the onboard preamp to provide 6 distinct tone settings ranging from wiry single-coil to scorching lead. The S-1 Switch bypasses the preamp completely.
  • Hardware
  • Bridge: Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Pickguard: 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
  • Switch Tips: Aged White
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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FenderDeluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (19)
  • Good tone (19)
  • Fun to play (18)
  • Solid electronics (17)
  • Good pick up (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (18)
    • Practicing (18)
    • Recording (12)
    • Small venues (10)
    • Rock concerts (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (11), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beautiful guitar, awesome sound !!!

    I own 4 strats of all kinds , I have to say this one sounds and plays better than all of them, including my American strat, playing thru Line 6 equipment I don't think...Read complete review

    I own 4 strats of all kinds , I have to say this one sounds and plays better than all of them, including my American strat, playing thru Line 6 equipment I don't think you could get a better sound for recording, I play a gig the other night using my Marshall and with the pre amp on I got amazing sounds playing SRV and Clapton music. This guitar was set up perfect for me right out of the box I had to do nothing but plug it in. I love fender products and this one gets an A+ 5 * from me. If you had second thoughts about buying this fender then don't give it another , you won't be disappointed . Don't let Mexico fool you !!!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    deluxe roadhouse strat

    I needed a Strat for a few things so I thought I'd try this one. Ordered it from MF, it was out of stock, when I finally received it the bridge pickup is...Read complete review

    I needed a Strat for a few things so I thought I'd try this one. Ordered it from MF, it was out of stock, when I finally received it the bridge pickup is dead. Does Fender not check these guitars????? I had to send it back and of course I'm waiting for a replacement cause MF is out of stock again. I've been playing guitar for over 40 years and can safely say that the best guitars out there do not have Gibson or Fender on the headstock,,,,,,,maybe the older ones, but not the ones being produced today. I will give another complete review when I receive one that functions properly.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    the neighbors dont love me no more blues

    By mrvrah

    from florida

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      plug it in, fire up the tubes,and skin it back. if anyone don't like this one, they need to buy a flute or something. if you like getting on some nasty screaming blues, then get this Mexican badboy.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Clarification and correction

      By myatuck

      from Charlotte NC

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I couldn't find an edit tool so:

      1. Texas Specials, not Heats, don't know where my head was.

      2. The switches, in combination with the preamp, do in fact give this guitar some true versatility. I already said that. What may not be clear to a novice purchaser is that this of value because you can change up your sound (within reason) without a) changing your amp sound, b) immediately getting into pedals, or c) immediately buying second, third, and fourth guitars. Once you have hardware options like those just listed, on board versatility means little. My point was and remains this: While many switch laden guitars make big promises, this is the only one I have that actually delivers some truly useable sound diversity. Again, not as grand as advertised but enough to be commended.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Not a Fender Fan but Nice Guitar

      By myatuck

      from Charlotte NC

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I ordered the sunburst and it was right at 2 months before this thing shipped, and it only shipped then (I believe) because I complained Fender had them in stock and available on their website while MF still had mine on backorder. That, and the cheap overall finish of my new Blues Jr. III, explain the headline.

      That said, this, is a nicely crafted, well finished, competently set up guitar, as good as any and better than many in the price range. If this is an accurate representation of everything coming out of the Mexico factory, then MIM is nothing to look down on. The accompanying bag is also decently made and a true bonus because, as just stated, this guitar represents good value on its own.

      Be advised, this a 22 fret, narrow neck Strat. I wanted just that, you may not. I took the Texas Heats because they are the only 3-single pups option. As feared, they push the guitar away from the classic strat sound towards just another guitar sound, down the road I may try Noiseless Vintage or even just the cheapie singles or something boutique, who knows. At least I have the correct platform.

      I am not a big fan of guitar dials and switches, my experience being that they fail in their claims to make one guitar several different guitars. I find coil splitters (which, in fact, do not 'split' but simply dial back the pickup's power)especially useless. That said, the combination of switches and dials on this guitar give you a range of more realistic tonal options (that's important as 'artificial' sounds are worthless) which, while less grand than advertised, is a plus if this guitar is on your short list.

      Self examine your needs and desires, do your research. If this ends up on your shortlist and you're OK with the Texas Heats, buy it.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Color Blind Strat?

      By fender_love

      from russlellville arkansas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Vintage White Is Yellow

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Neck: Amazing
      Body: Comfortable
      Color: Vintage white is more yellow than vintage white
      V6 rotary switch: OK but not great/sounds better off
      S-1 switch: Thank You
      Tremolo bridge: Perfect / Effortless
      Pickups: Great, clean, smooth, chimes, depth

      I love this guitar. Sounds better than some of the more expensive USA strats. The neck is lushes and well made. The vintage white is more yellow than I had hoped but not a big deal. The V6 rotary switch needs to either be improved or removed in my opinion. Something about the V6 feels cheap. Over all I say buy this guitar.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      OUTSTANDING

      By Tom, old 50's rocker

      from Florida, God's waiting room

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        Have owned Fenders since the Surf music days. I was a little leary about anything that had a battery involved such as this new tone dial BUT this is too much fun not to have one in your collection. The workmanship is great, set up out of the box was right on!

        If I didn't know where it was made I would swear it was just like the good old days. Just wish I could still play like the old days.
        Getting old sucks!
        Naturally, MF and my sales associate Renee X 3069 was great.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        interesting guitar

        By stormy monday

        from on the boat in florida

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Needed A Good Setup

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        I bought the CAR model. Out of the box it needed a good setup. A couple of the slots in the nut were cut too deep and we had the fill them. And I also decked the trem. Now it plays well.

        The electronics are interesting. I think Fender wanted a varitone like Gibson. To me that's what the V6 switch is all about. I keep wanting to put a chicken head knob on that pot/switch.

        Also after a couple of weeks playing I seem to have settled on where the V6 switch stays. And switch the S1.

        And it takes some getting used to since the tone knob isn't.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Snap

        By Musiking

        from Over There

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          Has great Fender snap to sound. Texas PUPS are real nice.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          MIM = Magical Incredible Machine!

          By Macca11

          from Duluth, MN

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          I will keep this brief: Buy it! If you are in the market for a Strat, look no further. I own U.S. Made Gibsons and Fenders...and appreciate the workmanship and reliability they provide. In fact, I usually wouldn't consider a MIM (Made in Mexico) instrument...until now. The Deluxe Roadhouse is a dream to play and is as fun as heck. The on board electronics are super cool and contribute to a veritable plethora of sound options. The fit and finish was that of what you'd expect from a US made axe. I really think this is a model/year that is going to be referenced years from now...it is that good. If you were to give this to me blind, I would assume you handed me a $1500 American Fender...do yourself a favor and pick one up; doubt they will last long. Did I mention the Sonic Blue is sexy as well? Do it!

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Beautiful guitar, awesome sound !!!

          By Johnny Astor

          from Kentucky

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues
            • Three Piece Band

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            I own 4 strats of all kinds , I have to say this one sounds and plays better than all of them, including my American strat, playing thru Line 6 equipment I don't think you could get a better sound for recording, I play a gig the other night using my Marshall and with the pre amp on I got amazing sounds playing SRV and Clapton music. This guitar was set up perfect for me right out of the box I had to do nothing but plug it in. I love fender products and this one gets an A+ 5 * from me. If you had second thoughts about buying this fender then don't give it another , you won't be disappointed . Don't let Mexico fool you !!!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome guitar!

            By creeper

            from jackson nj

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              I just purchased this guitar for my son. He's really enjoying the features esp. the whammy bar. This guitar has inspired my son to continue to practice everyday and to enjoy creating the music.

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