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Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar Vintage White Maple Fretboard

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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
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (15)
  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Solid electronics (14)
  • Good pick up (13)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (14)
    • Practicing (14)
    • Recording (9)
    • Small venues (8)
    • Rock concerts (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (5), Novice (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A Great Deal On A Versatile Strat

    I just got this today so I thought I'd give everyone an idea about this guitar.

    First off, it's MIM, which isn't a bad thing. It's got 22 frets instead of...Read complete review

    I just got this today so I thought I'd give everyone an idea about this guitar.

    First off, it's MIM, which isn't a bad thing. It's got 22 frets instead of the normal 21 that most MIM's come with. The large 70's headstock is nice. The finish is gloss polyester, including the back of the nicely figured lightly tinted neck. The neck has Fender's "Modern C" profile with a 9.5" fretboard radius. Not quite a vintage baseball bat and not quite an Ibanez Wizard neck, but somewhere in between. Regardless, it's comfortable enough for me. Can't figure out what a skunk stripe is doing on the back of a rosewood fretboard though.

    Texas Special p/u's and an onboard preamp. Yes, a Strat that takes a 9v battery! The preamp has six presets that are selected with the middle knob, formerly the tone knob for the neck and middle p/u. Now the rear tone knob acts as a master tone (and in case you're wondering, yes it does work on the bridge p/u). The preamp is engaged and disengaged by a push/push S-1 switch in the center of the volume knob. I don't think it's true bypass though, because there seems to be some tone loss when the preamp is switched off. The preamp takes you from "wiry" to "thick" tones, basically a boost for selected frequencies depending on which setting you choose. So naturally there is a significant loss of volume when switching the preamp off with the S-1 switch.

    The Texas Special p/u's are nice. They're Custom Shop designed and normally retail for around two hundred a set, so there's added value in this guitar already. They're overwound and more midrangy than your average vintage sounding Strat p/u's. For some folks this might not be a good thing. I had to play around with my amp settings (a Fender Mustang III V2 amp)to get the sound I wanted, but eventually I got there.

    The tuning machines are standard Fender diecast sealed tuners. They work fine. The Bridge is the "vintage style" trem, not everyone's favorite but I never use a trem so it really doesn't matter to me. The trem block seems solid and beefy, something that Fender seems to have been upgrading steadily over the past several years on all of their MIM's.

    I got the 3 tone sunburst finish with rosewood fretboard. With the 3 ply white pearloid pickguard and aged white plastic parts it's a real looker. It definitely looks like it would be right at home in a real roadhouse.

    In conclusion, for what they're charging for this guitar (only a hundred more than the MIM Standard) you're getting a boatload of added features that, if taken separately would probably push this guitar up to the American Std. level or beyond, it's a pretty sweet deal. Again, if you're a Strat purist who is chasing that vintage tone then this is probably not the one for you. But then again if you're a true Strat purist you're probably not going to buy MIM anyway.

    All in all, an extremely versatile Strat.

    Oh yeah, even though they don't mention it in the specs, it does come with the Fender Deluxe Padded Gig Bag.

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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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    5.0

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    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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      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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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful guitar, awesome sound !!!

      By Johnny Astor

      from Kentucky

      About Me Professional Musician

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      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 !!!

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        (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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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Well Worth It

          By Long Row

          from Oklahoma

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Flawless Neck
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great fret work
          • Solid Electronics
          • well built

          Cons

          • A Goofy Thingsee Comment

          Best Uses

          • Anything

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          Basically this guitar is great, love the active electronics and pickups. I can truly get any sound out of this guitar, makes playing any other guitar seem like a waste of time. With the mid boost you can get very convincing humbucker tones while maintaining a great single coil sound when you want it.

          I can't say enough good things about the neck, it is simply perfect in every way, fret work is flawless, so smooth and easy to play. Very impressed with the workmanship.

          Now for a little gripe, that should never have happened on the instrument. The jack plate was placed off center and actually screwed down. How silly, as perfect (in every other way) this instrument is they actually screwed the jack plate down off center to where you could see the routing hole underneath on the edge of 1 side of the jack plate. How stupid is that. Basically you make a flawless instrument then place 1 screw incorrectly and let it leave the factory? It's an easy fix and no reason to write the instrument off but it is a stupid mistake, but not a mistake at all, it was signed off on (I have the little card) by a quality inspector and this wasn't fixed. A shame you'd blemish (even slightly) such a great guitar by be too lazy just to slide the jack plate over a bit and tighten the screw down. Oh well, I guess Fender likes these little problems being pointed out by prospective buyers.

          Ok, back to reality, aside from a tiny (easily fixable) problem with the jack plate, this guitar is absolutely flawless and well worth the price, just as good as American Strats I've played and that makes it a huge bang for the buck.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Best Strat ever

          By DougM

          from Honolulu, Hawaii

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

            This is the best Strat ever! The built in preamp allows more gain than a standard Strat without losing any Strat tone. Even at the highest gain preamp setting it still has all the attack and crisp tone you expect from a Strat, but with more dynamics and response to pick attack. I can play so lightly that the pick is barely touching the strings, but it still comes out full and sweet. And the more I dig in, the more it squeals. On top of all that the fit and finish are as good as any American Strat. It has the best playing neck I've ever felt. I like it even more than an American neck. It's got 22 frets like a USA Strat, and the Sonic Blue color with the pearl pickguard and aged plastic parts look super cool.
            And it comes with a really nice deluxe Fender bag. It's the best guitar I have ever owned at any price, and has rendered all my other Srats OBSOLETE. I couldn't be happier!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Finally, my first Strat.

            By Guitar Ghost

            from Gainesville, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              I have 23 other guitars and 45 years of experience, and I finally decided to try this Strat. I have previously returned a Mex strat because of poor build quality, so I was skeptical, but this guitar is quality. The electronics are very functional and musical, though I have not yet experienced a single coil guitar that has the output of humbuckers. The S-1 switch is easy to use in performance.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great guitar

              By gilly

              from texas

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • A Very Sweet Playing Guit
              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Need More Color Options
              • None

              Best Uses

              • Great All Around Rig
              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              this guitar's tone options are amazing ! every thing from clapton to ventures .

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Sounding and Playing Guitar

              By zzzrain

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                My guitar was set up perfectly and sounded incredible out of the box. I played it first on it's own without comparing it to my other strats because I wanted to see if I liked it. I've generally been an Ibanez and Gibson guy for the past 25 years but in the past few years I have learn to appreciate and like the sound of a Fender.

                In some ways, this comparison isn't fair because I have a 60th anniversary American Deluxe Ash strat with S1 and noiseless PUPs, an American hardtail with EMG David Gilmore PUPS, and a 50th anniversary with fender lace gold PUPs. At first I thought, wow... it sounds just as good as my other guitars but after playing them all side by side there are "some" advantages the others had on this one. All the other guitars were louder even though this guitar has the active tone controls. Each guitar has it's own sound which is why I still love this guitar. It sounded the most like my DLX Ash strat with the S1 pushed in and with this guitar set to the "thickest" sound. WIth the S1 button on my DLX Ash turned off and with the bypass on this guitar they both sounded quite different, hard to explain but the Texas Specials pickups sounded a bit brighter with a little better harmonics but more of that single coil hum. The Texas Special pickups were not as responsive or crisp as the EMGs or the Fender Lace but nonetheless, the sound is awesome. Lastly, although the fret edges are filed it was not as "smooth" as the other guitars although it's not anything you would notice when playing.

                If I sound harsh, don't get me wrong I love this guitar and in some ways I do feel I got lucky with the guitar I ordered from MF. The reason I've never liked Fender in the past is because it was so difficult to find one that didn't have fret buzz. However, I got a deal I couldn't pass up on this guitar and have always wanted a guitar with Texas Special pickups in them. In my "own" experience, even a professional setup can't get all the buzz out of some Fender or other guitars. I played probably 15 guitars before choosing my first fender. Because I am so picky, I don't often purchase my guitars online but this time I am glad that I did. Every "great" guitar has it's own unique signature sound even with the same strings, pickups, hardware, and wood which is why I always feel the need to play one before I purchase one.

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                5.0

                The Most for My Money...WOW!

                By Yeagerbomb!!

                from The PIT

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Rock Concerts

                  Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  What a guitar. All the extras, the sound, it is just soooo smooth. It plays itself. I love playing, practicing and jamming on this baby!

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