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4.3

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Back in the day, Fender made a guitar called the “Super Strat.” It had special “Super Strat” pickups and a little button on the pickguard that activated additional pickup combinations. Well, the Super Strat is no more. But lucky for you, the spirit of that guitar has been reborn, as the Deluxe Players Stratocaster! Fender calls it “a true workhorse,” and that’s just what it is—an axe you can count on to perform, in any playing situation, for years to come.

It’s one good-looking guitar, we can tell you that. With a sleek ash body, and the perfect complement of finishes, from Sapphire Blue and Crimson Red Transparent, which beautifully show off the wood beneath, to sweet Honey Blonde and a gorgeous 3-Color Sunburst. The hardware is gold-toned, which, along with the classy tortoise-shell pickguard, really adds to the Deluxe Players Strat’s already rich looks. The modern C-shaped maple neck, with a choice of maple or rosewood fretboards, completes the mighty pretty picture. Like we said, it’s good looking!

As good as it looks, what’s really deluxe about this Strat is the way it sounds. Equipped with American-made Vintage Noiseless™ pickups that delivers just what the name promises: all that ringing vintage Stratocaster clarity and definition, with none of the noise that annoys. Every generation of Fender pickups has taken another step closer to perfection, and these pups are more than just “noiseless,” they’re pretty much flawless!

Which brings us to the Deluxe Players Strat’s secret weapon. Nested between the knobs is an innocent-looking button that turns the Deluxe Player Stratocaster into a multi-tonal monster. When you push it, you activate the bridge pickup when the 5-way switch is in positions 4 and 5—giving you a grand total of seven pickup combinations! So what does a Strat sound like when all three pickups are firing? You’ll have to pick up a Deluxe Player Stratocaster of your own to find out. A deluxe gig bag is included.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Deluxe Gig Bag
  • Allen Wrench
  • Tremolo Arm
Series Deluxe Series
Other Features 3 Vintage Noiseless™ Strat Pickups
Model Deluxe Players Strat

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FenderDeluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (12)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (10)
    • Performance (6)
    • Advanced players (5)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Recording (5)
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    2.0

    Bad setup, lots of fret issues

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    from Columbus, OH

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag:

        This guitar was not set up properly at all. The truss rod was way out of adjustment causing curvature in the neck, there were razor sharp frets sticking out all along the sides, and from the 17th fret up the neck was not properly planed and this resulted in lots of fret buzz. Rather than trusting Fender to fix it properly, I got the guitar set up on a PLEK machine in order to correct all of the problems, which cost me an additional $214. Now that this is done, it is in great shape, but I would have preferred it to be playable straight from the factory.

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By 

        from Clark, New Jersey

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great Clean Sound
        • Great distortion
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag:

          This is a great guitar. This was my first guitar. I love it. The distortion sound great with a descent amp. The clean tone also sounds good. The noiseless pick ups make the guitar sound great and silence any unwanted buzzing. My suggestions are to use 10 gage strings and get the action lowered. Once I did this, the guitar sounded even better. While being Mexican made, it still sound as good as a American stratocaster.

           
          5.0

          punches way above its price range

          By 

          from Galway, ireland

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          Verified Reviewer

          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 Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag:

            I have owned strats before and I wanted to add another to my collection. When i was in the store i tried several other strats including the american standards and some american deluxe strats but to be honest the tone from the noiseless pickups coupled with the attractive price tag made my decision for me. 10/10

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good stuff

            By 

            from Long Beach, CA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Great feel
            • Quiet
            • Wide range of sounds

            Cons

            • Frets a little rough
            • Nut slots a little tight

            Best Uses

            • Gigable
            • Jamming
            • Recording

            Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag:

            I love it. Honey blonde, maple fretboard. Vintage Noiseless pickups are quiet and do a nice job of reproducing the single coil tones. Not perfect but close and quiet. Set up was pretty good right out of the box except for intonation which is eye-balled at the factory. Heavier strings will require a little nut filing as the nut slots are pretty tight. I recommend a bone nut replacement anyway. Hardware is decent. Trem could use an upgrade. Body has nice tone. Had to polish the frets and dress the ends, (simple procedures that anyone can do)but once that was done this guitar feels, plays and sounds great. It goes from clean 'Lenny' tones to singing 'Foreverman' tones and beyond.

            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sick Guitar

            By 

            from new york

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag:

              Every guitar players collection is not complete without this guitar...It makes you feel like your clapton or hendrix...plus it looks and plays almost as good as they did

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              perfect for the price

              By 

              from Cleveland

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              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag:

                nice guitar for the money. Very well balanced and has nice sustain. I removed the junky ping "vintage" style tuners and replaced them with Kluson deluxe gold plated tuners. The string posts on the pings had a noticeable wobble, hence the replacement. It hasn't been out of tune since.
                The pups hold up under all styles, but sound best to me when in the neck-neck/middle position with the pushbutton "hot rod" engaged. Nice finish.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome guitar!

                By 

                from Southern Eastern American

                About Me Experienced

                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 Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag:

                  This is not only a great guitar for the money(which it is.) It is as good as an American made Stratocaster. Since it has American pickups it sounds amazing, I'm planning to record with it soon. I have performed with it. I have the crimson red rosewood version of it. It is beautiful. I would reccomend it to everybody, from a begginer to a professional that is signed to a recording contract.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Awesome guitar for the price

                  By 

                  from Virginia Beach, VA

                  About Me Intermediate Player

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practice
                    • Upgrade/ Replacement

                    Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag:

                    I just received this guitar today, honey blonde body with maple neck. Having not picked up a guitar in many years, I was realy impressed with the feel and the sound. I'm sure that I will be enjoying this for many years.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Deluxe Players Stratocaster

                    By 

                    from Indiana

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel

                    Cons

                    • Poor for Distorted Tones

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Performance

                    Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag:

                    The thing that actually pulled me in on this guitar was the distinct look that it presented. It has a very nice clean tone, though distortion takes a major kick in the jollies with this smooth little guitar... Definately a Jazz'n'it up guitar, but I would most certainly recommend it to anyone who likes to jam.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Sick!!

                    By 

                    from New York

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Action is a LITTLE High

                    Best Uses

                    • Advanced Players
                    • Performance
                    • Rock N Roll, Blues

                    Comments about Fender Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar with Deluxe Gig Bag:

                    This is a GREAT guitar!! I played it [...], and right away, I knew, this was my guitar. I need a little more money, and then I'll be good to buy. This guitar was just great for ANY genre!

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                    Deluxe Players Stratocaster Electric Guitar

                    Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.

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