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Fender Deluxe Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard Vintage Blonde

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A tonally versatile guitar with time-honored Fender style and sound, the Deluxe Strat has a few tricks up its sleeve. Special switching unlocks extra...Click To Read More About This Product

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A versatile electric that brings vintage tone without hum.

A tonally versatile guitar with time-honored Fender style and sound, the Deluxe Strat has a few tricks up its sleeve. Special switching unlocks extra pickup combinations for those moments you find yourself needing a little extra kick to stand out. Combining noise-free performance with enhanced playing comfort, this sleek instrument is a truly deluxe performer that excels on stage and in the studio.

Three Vintage Noiseless pickups offer all the clarity and articulation you’ve come to expect from Strat pickups—with no hum. A push/push mini-switch discretely tucked away between the tone controls, yet still easy to reach, activates the bridge pickup in positions four and five on the selector. Use the bridge and neck pickups together or combine all three pickups for flexible tone that can meet the needs of any song.

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 buzzfree playing and enhanced tuning stability, along with quicker string changes. Melding classic Fender style and sound with upgraded modern components, the Deluxe Strat is perfect for players who need a wide variety of authentic Fender tones on tap. Includes gig bag.

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Ash
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: Push/pull control for more pickup combinations
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
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 versatile Strat. Order today.

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by PowerReviews
FenderDeluxe Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (5)
  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)
  • Good pick up (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Jamming (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Proud to be an American, but...

By TD

from Southwest Louisiana

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender Deluxe Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

    I just like guitars! All of them. I have a couple of Gibsons, couple of Fenders, and some others. I really like the Deluxe Stratocaster, it has it all. I bought the Sapphire Blue and I'm very pleased. it has good looks, tone, and great playability. It's built with quality parts and closely rivals my 2009 American Standard Strat. Here's where I have a small dilemna. I can't understand why the Deluxe Strats are so much less expensive than their American counterparts. I would agree that the American Strat has a smoother fretboard and a slightly crisper tone but, those features don't justify such a wide gap in the pricing IMHO. Cheaper labor in other countries? I realize that. I do try to purchase American products when possible although, practicality does come into play. Sorry for the soapbox, this is about the guitar. Buy it, play it, enjoy it! I have bought many items from Musicians' Friend for many years. Their prices, service, and product lines are unmatched.

    (3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not satisfied

    By Firecrackee Fingers

    from Hawaii

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Feel

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

        Needed fret work along the edge of the neck. Pickups needed work with the height of the pickups and the posts for each string. It seems to me that they didn't spend the time on the little details that would have made this a great guitar right out of the box. I love the looks of the neck and body. Great color sapphire blue.
        For the price, they should have spent more time on the finish product. Quality control failed their job.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutely gorgeous to look at and wonderful to play.

        By Cactus Jack from the Arizona Mountains

        from S.E. Arizona

        About Me Experienced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

          This is really a nice guitar. The fit and finish of everything from the frets, neck, body joint, set up, etc. is nearly as perfect as can be. The maple neck/fingerboard is substantial but very easy to finger with a nice low action. I love the locking tuners and the extra pick-up selector button as well as the rounded neck attachment.
          The transparent blue finish is stunning. This is my first Fender and the first electric I've purchased in more than fifty years. I'm sure glad I did.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          1st one blemished, 2nd much better after set up by luthier

          By Frustrated but hoping for the best

          from McCleary Washington

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Very beautiful guitar

          Cons

          • Poor setup from factory

          Best Uses

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

            After paying a luthier to set up the second guitar I received it plays nice and is a beautiful blue color. I was not at all impressed with how Fendor shipped it, basically unplayable. And the first guitar that I received was blemished with paint defects even though I ordered a brand new one so I had to return it.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great guitar! Great price!

            By Pablo

            from Santa Rosa California

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

            This guitar plays great, sounds great, looks great. Excellent bargain!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Pro features at a budget price

            By Crossroads

            from NJ

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            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

            Great backup guitar,has most of the features of my 2k fender but obviously sounds different.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            WELLLL...WHAT CAN I SAY!

            By PJ from NY

            from Albany, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Fender Deluxe Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

              I was skeptical, I mean MIM, that's like traitorous to me plus I'm a firm believer in "you get what you pay for". That said, I can't help but admit this Strat is flawless. I've owned several Strats, all MIA, but since I'd just bought a MIA Telecaster (absolutely beautiful) I didn't want to spend a ton on a Strat. I figured, if I didn't like it, back to MF. I not only like it, I love it. I didn't like the 10s it came with so I slapped on some 11s, adjusted the trem block and action, drove it through my Fender Deluxe Reverb (with a Celestion blue alnico in it) and played. The only problem is the Noiseless pickups need thrust, but once you turn up the gain, she's a screamer. I'm hard pressed to say anything negative other than that. I think this Strat is well worth the money. I love the Sapphire Blue, beautiful and like I said, flawless in every detail. Even the gig bag is nice, but I bought a Fender case anyway.

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My First Strat

              By anon

              from Philadelphia PA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Fret Buzz

              Best Uses

              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender Deluxe Stratocaster Maple Fingerboard:

              Plays great, feels great, love the tone and the extra bridge pickup button adds even more possibilities. Very happy I made this guitar my first Strat it will be hard to beat!

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