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Open-Box Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard

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With sound and style tough enough to rock a chicken-wire-enclosed stage, the Deluxe Roadhouse Strat is the perfect instrument for tearing it up all n...Click To Read More About This Product

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(Open Box) A huge palette of tones for the working player.

With sound and style tough enough to rock a chicken-wire-enclosed stage, the Deluxe Roadhouse Strat is the perfect instrument for tearing it up all night long. Packed with a wideranging variety of tones, ranging from tough, wiry single-coil spank to a high-output sound that’s perfect for searing leads, this guitar is versatile enough to handle anything you throw at it with style. It’s the perfect instrument for a performer who demands sonic flexibility and the ability to easily switch sounds at the drop of a hat.

Three Vintage Noiseless pickups offer all the clarity and articulation you’ve come to expect from Strat pickups—with no hum. A six-position V6 switch disguised as a tone control and preamp offers 6 extra tonal variations, without compromising the classic, slick look of a Strat. An S-1 switch concealed in the volume control bypasses the preamp for rich, traditional pickup only sounds.

Enjoy smoother travel when using the tremolo bridge, thanks to the modern two-point synchronized design, which includes bent steel saddles for classic aesthetics. A contoured neck heel and 4-bolt asymmetrical neck plate make it easy to comfortably reach the upper registers of the neck. The flatter 12”-radius fingerboard makes it easy to play fast leads and perform deep bends without fretting out.

Locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the nut for buzz-free playing and enhanced tuning stability, along with quicker string changes. Classic aesthetic touches include nickel/chrome hardware and a three-ply mint green pickguard, 3-Ply Black/White/Black on 384, along with aged white pickup covers, control knobs and switch tip.

Fusing a near-infinite variety of useful sounds with classic Fender style and upgraded modern components, the Deluxe Roadhouse Strat is the guitar for guitarists who want more from their instrument, at an affordable price. Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Modern C
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
Material: Maple
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Tall narrow
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SSS
Neck: Vintage Noiseless
Middle: Vintage Noiseless
Bridge: Vintage Noiseless
Brand: Fender
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: S-1 switching (bypasses preamp), V6 Rotary switch for 6 distinct tone settings
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: 2-point synchronized with bent steel saddles
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Deluxe sealed/locking
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Electronics
Case: Gig bag
Accessories: None
Country of origin: Mexico

Make your move up the ladder with this road-worthy Strat. Order today.

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FenderDeluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard
 
4.8

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (4)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (6)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Small venues (4)
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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first Strat

By Dave in Edmonds

from Edmonds, WA

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

    I took up the guitar in the 70's and played casually for about 25 years, before life got in the way and it fell by the wayside. Last year I decided to pick it back up and go with a decent quality electric, rather than an acoustic this time around. I've always loved the Stratocaster sound, so I perused the options before deciding on the Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster. The ability get so many different sounds in one package was the deciding factor, along with the price point. I have to say the quality of this particular instrument was surprisingly good to me. The forums make it sound like "Made in Mexico" guarantees you're getting a piece of junk. This couldn't be further from the truth. The fit and finish of this guitar is every bit as good, if not better, as the American-made 1978 Telecaster Deluxe I had in high school. Set-up was good right out of the box. The action is light and low and the tone is classically Strat.

    If you're not hung up on getting a US-made instrument, try the MIM models. Great quality at a great price.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Workhorse & Value

    By John

    from Palm Springs, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

    Great guitar and an amazing value. My Olympic White Strat came in tune and intonated. There was one fret that was a few milimeters higher than others (only noticed because I dropped the action lower), took a minute to set up and then she was a dream. I own several American Teles, Strats, and Gibson Les Paul's, this is (with my head down) my first Mexican made Fender. I'm not gonna lie, it's darn good! The big thing on this guitar, and why it's a little more pricey than the typical Mexican Strat is that the electronics are flat out better. Vintage Noiseless pickups sing through my Blues Jr., and sound just plain mean through my AC15. I'm not one that adds guitars to my arsenal often, but I played this one a few times before pulling the trigger and each time I was reminded about the fact that a good guitar is a good guitar. The S1 boost button is cool, nice and hidden so it isn't annoying or takes away from the normal look of a strat. The finish on the neck is great (more of a satin finish versus a high gloss) - this is a plus in my opinion as it feels more like my higher end American guitars.

    A real treat to play and will join me in the road this summer.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice tone variety

    By JAM

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

      The switch choosing pickup combinations and pre-amp gives a good range allows for a more mellow-full tone option. Interesting addition to a strat. Sound is as expected. The Neck plays well. I'm happy.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A GREAT work horse !

      By Donnie

      from Latrobe PA

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

        I have 4 diff FENDER Starts. they all have there own voice...But this one is outstanding. This Roadhouse is in the front of the line. I purchased the copper version. Its a little darker than the photo , but its beautiful.
        I like it better than the American Pro Model.

         
        5.0

        This Guitar is Incredible!!!

        By Paul Spagnolia

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Phenominal Sound!
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anything you want! This is a solid instrument
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

          I purchased this for a decent quality guitar for recording and playing live with . I was surprised at how nice this guitar actually is. When I received it, I took it out of the box and the included gig bag (not the best or worst gig bag, somewhere in the middle quality wise), and did a quick neck adjustment and setup, threw some nut lube on the nut, and a new set of strings and boom, it plays beautifully, sounds incredible with all the options of the preamp and the 6 position switch both on and off. This thing is a tone monster!

          Fit and finish: All joints and fittings are solid, frets are good and seated nicely. There is no real edge fret drag or sharp edges. The neck joint is solid and tight. The finish is flawless and looks awesome. The mint green pick guard looks nice with the guitar however I may change that later....It's just a pickguard! The bridge is good quality and simply needed some tightening of the springs in back when brought to concert volume so it sits 1/8 of an inch off the body. Normal setup stuff....all tuner ferrules were tight on the neck and in general it's a nice guitar. The fretboard finishing leaves a little to be desired however, there are still scratches from the finishing of the fretboard that are clearly visible in the light. I took these out with some 0000 steel wool however, FENDER should have done this before it went in the box. I guess that's where the price differences come into play. If that's the only thing that's funky on the thing, I'm good!

          Service and delivery comments:

          Right on time, in good shape

           
          5.0

          Awesome Strat with many tones!

          By Andrew

          from Summerville, SC

          About Me Novice

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Hard to keep in tune (especially G string)

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Roadhouse Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

          This is my first strat. I opted for the deluxe flavor because I wanted 22 frets just like the American made models have. I went with the roadhouse because I liked the pre-amp 6-tone dial. I found that I don't use the different tones in the dial all that much and just leave it set to the one that I really like most of the time. I probably would have been just as happy with the deluxe, but I wanted the copper finish. The copper finish is much darker than what the picture shows but it looks amazing!! Much better in person than in what the picture shows (picture looks more orangish). I have a heck of a time keeping the thing in tune. I've read a lot lately and found that this is a very common issue among strats with floating trems. I got some big bends nut sauce and some elixur polywebs and seems my issue might be resolved for the most part. The maple neck/fretboard feel amazing and solid. The contoured heel feels great when playing the higher frets. The look of this guitar is just stunning!! The noisless pickups sound great! No hum, but also probably less output than say the Texas Specials. I would buy this guitar over again, no question!

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