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Fender Limited Edition American Deluxe Bad Boy Blue Stratocaster Electric Guitar
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Its combination of black plastic parts, black pickup covers, ebony fretboard without markers, and cobalt blue trans finish over a beautifully grained...Click To Read More About This Product
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Its combination of black plastic parts, black pickup covers, ebony fretboard without markers, and cobalt blue trans finish over a beautifully grained ash body set this American Deluxe apart from the crowd. Otherwise it has all the updated features of the series: Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups, S-1 switching, locking tuners, and medium-jumbo frets. Includes Fender black Tolex hardshell case.
- Ash body
- Cobalt Blue Trans finish
- Maple neck
- Ebony fretboard without dot markers
- 9-1/2" radius
- Medium-jumbo frets
- Chrome locking tuners
- Black plastic parts
- Chrome hardware
- 3 Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups
- S-1 switching
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This is a GREAT DEAL! Same axe as the Deluxe American Ash Strat, except ebony finderboard, a lovely vintage-style (non-molded) case, and the unusual color scheme. It's beautiful and plays like a dream (same as my Dlx. Am. Ash Strat that cost $300 more!). Buy it now -- while you can!
I was looking for something a little different and gave this American Deluxe Strat a try (this is my 2nd American Deluxe Strat). I've played it daily for 4 months now and WOW, not bad. Matched with the beautiful blue transparent ash body, SCN (dead quiet) pickups with S1 switching, fantastic quick ebony fretboard, and locking tuners, I find this Strat truely special. This combination seems to enhance the clarity, definition, and forcefullness of the lows and mids (nothing wrong with the highs either). Awesome sustain as well (phew!). The strap locks and the fact that this Strat is a limited edition are icing on the cake. The only setup change I've needed to make out of the box was the lowering of the strings a tad, to run a low, quick action (it was shipped with some protective packing material inserted between the pickups and the strings, so I see why the strings were set a little higher). I was wondering if the absence of fretboard markers would be a problem, but they haven't been at all. The neck has dot markers on the edge which has been more than sufficient to keep track of my hands location on the neck. No fret buzzing at all. This axe is a keeper.
I've always played "Strat" style guitars, some by Ibanez, Casio, Columbus (do you remember them) but up until the late 90's I never had a Fender Strat. That changed with a '54 Made IN Japan Photo flame. When I got it I couldn't see the point in paying extra for an American made guitar. Especially as any guitar I?ve owned was the starting point. I always end up changing something, pickups etc. Besides, with 12 other guitars including Mexican and Squire strats, why would I need one?Then I saw the Boy Blue. Man that's a pretty guitar. The guy in the store knew me too well and put it in my hand, plugged it into a tube amp and started preparing the receipt. The range of tone, the colour and the look had me from the start. Where I used to gig with two or three guitars, now I?m happy to use just that one. It has all the sounds I need.
I have been waiting several years to buy a fiddle that was just right for me. I didn't really want a Strat, even though all of my guitar heroes play them. But when I saw the Bad Boy Blue, I nearly cried (it was so beautiful). I own 5 other guitars and basses, but none that I would call "high end." This one is definitely high end. The S-1 switching spews out more tones than even my hollow body. I am one of those guys that doesn't think any piece of wood with some switches and knobs should ever cost more than a few hundred bucks. That combined with the ugly, crusty orange and black case (couldn't it just be black?) led me to only give it a 9 for value. If you are a novice or uncomfortable with doing your own bridge and action adjustments, look elsewhere. Other than that, I couldn't ask for a finer guitar. I will have this one forever.
It is a beautiful looking guitar and it has everything to make a true guitar lover fall for it. I was in love with this axe until I plugged it in. The bridge pick up was not working. The neck needed a serious adjustment and there was a defect with the floyd. I have exchanged this guitar with another strat (1962 vintage) and now we are talking serious stuff here.
This guitar sounds and plays like any other American Deluxe. The extra appointments are what set it off. The ebony fingerboard is dark and hard like maple. There are side markers that make it easy to follow. That was my only concern since the description lackings telling you this. The ash body really makes the notes ring out and it is quite loud acoustically. This guitar is marketed for people that would like to be individuals. Since it's a Limited Edition you probably won't find another one in town like this. I highly recommend the guitar and I don't regret this purchase in the least. Get yours before they are gone.