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The American Deluxe Stratocaster builds on tone and tradition to deliver everything today's guitarist needs

Take the world’s most iconic guitar, add a slew of innovative features that update the icon without undermining its classic appeal and you’ve got the American Deluxe Stratocaster, a true Strat in every sense of the word, but one with all the modern features today’s players are looking for. In other words, it’s the best of all possible worlds. A modern classic. The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster.

There’s so much to talk about here, it’s hard to know where to start. How about the compound radius fretboard? (You’re going to love this.) The fretboard radius on the American Deluxe Strat gradually changes, increasing from the nut to the bridge. Why? Two great reasons. One is cleaner, nearly effortless string bending at any point on the neck. The other is lower string action without fret buzz. All of which makes the American Deluxe Stratocaster easier, more comfortable—and more flat-out fun—to play.

But the most earthshaking upgrade is probably the new N3 noiseless pickups. With three different types of alnico magnets (II, III and V) in a better stacked-coil noise cancelling design, the new Fender N3s have been fine-tuned for truly unmistakable vintage tone without unwanted noise. Which means you get all the power, warmth, sweetness, sparkle and fullness you want from a Strat, supercharged, but none of that old-style hum. In a word, perfection.

We’re not done. The new American Deluxe Stratocaster also features a reconfigured S-1 switching system, giving you even more tonal possibilities. Not only can you put together every possible pickup combination, including all three at once, the new S-1 system even lets you choose between in phase and out of phase, in series or in parallel. So you’ve got every Strat you’ve ever heard at your fingertips—plus a few you’ve never heard!

For the rest—like the staggered locking tuners, two-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and beveled neck heel—you’re just going to have to see the American Deluxe Strat for yourself. A hardshell case, cable, strap and strap locks are included.

The American Deluxe Stratocaster is the pinnacle of  Stratocaster design and sound.  Clearly a guitar that is a joy to play and that you will be proud to own.

Features:

  • Body Material: Select Alder
  • Body Finish: Urethane
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Neck Shape: Modern "C"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood or Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black or White Pearloid Dot
  • Truss Rods: Bi-Flex
  • Truss Rod Nut: 1/8" American Series
  • Neck Pickup: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle Pickup: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Strat
  • Bridge Pickup: Noiseless N3 Single-Coil Strat
  • 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: S/S/S
  • Controls: Master Volume (with S-1 switch), Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Middle and Bridge Pickups; No-Load Tone control)
  • Special Electronics: S-1 Switch
  • Miscellaneous: S-1 Switch On: Pos. 1. Bridge/Mid/Neck Pickups, 2-Bridge/Mid, 3-Mid/Neck, 4-Bridge/Neck Out-Of-Phase/In Series w/ Tone Cap, 5-Bridge/Mid In Series/Out-Of-Phase/In Parallel with Neck Pickup
  • Miscellaneous: S-1 Switch On: Pos. 1. Bridge/Mid/Neck Pickups, 2-Bridge/Mid, 3-Mid/Neck, 4-Bridge/Neck Out-Of-Phase/In Series w/ Tone Cap, 5-Bridge/Mid In Series/Out-Of-Phase/In Parallel with Neck Pickup
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-in Arm
  • Tremolo Arm: Pop-In Deluxe Tremolo Arm
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking
  • Switch Tips: Aged White
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green , 4-Ply Brown Shell , 3-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
  • Strap Buttons: American Series
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Micro-Tilt
  • Auxiliary Switching: S-1 Switch On: Pos. 1. Bridge/Mid/Neck Pickups, 2-Bridge/Mid, 3-Mid/Neck, 4-Bridge/Neck Out-Of-Phase/In Series w/ Tone Cap, 5-Bridge/Mid In Series/Out-Of-Phase/In Parallel with Neck Pickup
  • Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case
  • Saddle Height Wrench: .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench
  • Included Accessories: Hardshell Case, Cable, Strap, Straplocks
  • Strap Locks: Schaller Strap Lock System
  • Strings: Fender USA Super Bullets 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Other Features: Compound Radius Fretboard, New Noiseless N3 Strat Pickups, Reconfigured S-1 Switching, Locking Tuning Machines, Contoured Heel

Get your Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Electric Guitar
  • Hardshell Case
  • Cable
  • Strap
  • Straplocks
  • Allen Wrench
  • Tremolo Arm
Series American Deluxe Series
Model American Deluxe Stratocaster

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FenderAmerican Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with SKB Molded Case
 
4.7

(based on 13 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (11)
    • Recording (7)
    • Rock concerts (7)
    • Practicing (6)
    • School bands (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A Must Have Guitar

    By 

    from Grayslake,IL

    About Me Experienced

    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 American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with SKB Molded Case:

      I've always played Les Pauls for over 20 years and never cared for Fenders. But I'll be the first to tell you I wish I would of been more open to Fender guitars. After 2 weeks of taking home a couple of different Stats I came across the Deluxe and I honestly can tell you, I wish that I would of had long ago. It truly is a very nice guitar all around. Thank you Bob Allen from Arlington Hts, IL for your patience and honesty in helping find a beautiful guitar. I been in the dog house with my wife because all i want to do is play my new Deluxe Strat.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By 

      from Florida

      About Me Experienced

      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 American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with SKB Molded Case:

        I am primarily an acoustic player, but lately I have been delving into the world of electric. I like to play blues, classic rock, and folk. I owned a MIM Strat for a couple of years and decided to upgrade. The Deluxe is a major upgrade in everything from tone to feel. Electronics are top notch. All knobs have smooth operation. I love the S-1 switch. Just a great investment. I highly recommend.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        All around, great

        By 

        from Chicago, IL

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Mine had a bad nut on it

        Best Uses

        • everything

        Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with SKB Molded Case:

        To be honest, this is probably one of the best guitars out there. I ordered mine through Fender though, and the only problem was a crack in the nut on the D-string, but I just had a different one put in. The tremolo is great, on mine it's set for 10's but i put 11's on for drop tunings, but it still works in standard too. I'd rather buy another one of these, a separate pickguard, and some different pickups, and do that instead of another different guitar. All I say about this is, wow. Just awesome.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Axe its playabilty has no equa

        By 

        from cols ohio

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fantastic
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • GREAT
        • Rival
        • Smooth
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with SKB Molded Case:

          With this axe you have know need to carry several different guitars to sounds,this Strat can do it all..........

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          its so good you dont need another guitar

          By 

          from Columbus Ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics
          • Whats not like

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with SKB Molded Case:

            i like to play the blues,i like the set up for my style of playing,the wammy bar is second to know it stays in tune for ever regardless how hard you use wammy bar this guitar is great from beginners to the best axe man you can find i highly recomned this guitar for everyone...........buy it an forget about purchasing another guitar...

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yowza

            By 

            from LA. CA

            About Me Experienced, Music Teacher, Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with SKB Molded Case:

              Fricken awesome. Best guitar I have ever had. Mines a bit beat up but Flea and Chad even like to play it sometimes.

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for leads

              By 

              from Fishers, IN

              About Me Average

              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 American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with SKB Molded Case:

                Great sound. easy fretting. heck, its all good. one of the most versatile guitars i have played

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Beautiful Strat

                By 

                from Philadelphia, Pa

                About Me Student

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with SKB Molded Case:

                  This is my second Fender guitar. My first was a 62 reissue and it had it's own issues. But I LOVE this guitar! It has tone, feel, sustain and that incredible typical Strat tone. So far its only "hickup" is that the bridge tone pot control doesn't have a smooth operation and requires a bit of elbow grease. But I'll have that addressed. I have 3 other electrics and this is the best playing. Not to mention it's a Fender so in 25 or 30 years, if it's kept in good shape, who knows what they will be worth. Excellent and most fun investment!

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Buttery tone

                  By 

                  from Richmond, VA

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone
                  • Smooth fretboard

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Performance
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with SKB Molded Case:

                    I played many strats before finding this one and would highly recommend this guitar for it's feel, tone, and overall package. I own 2 other strats and have had many guitars over the years. Without a doubt it is the best feeling fretboard that I own and have played since a custom Gibson SG.

                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Tone Monster

                    By 

                    from Houston, Texas

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Fit and finish
                    • Fun To Play
                    • Great Tone
                    • Great Value
                    • Inspirational
                    • Natural Ergonomic Feel
                    • Quality Workmanship
                    • Solid Components

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Advanced Players
                    • Beginners
                    • Jamming
                    • Performance
                    • Studio and Session work

                    Comments about Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar with SKB Molded Case:

                    This is the first Fender guitar I have ever purchased in the 20yrs. I've been playing. I have never been impressed enough with Fenders to buy one before-but I must say that this far exceeded my expectations. I'm a big tone hound and this fits the bill to a tee! Fender really got it right this time: The SCN/S-1 pickups offer the widest tonal range of ANY guitar bar-none. Fit & finish is perfect! Fret detail is awesome-the smoothest neck in my arsenal. Many guitars cost more but none have the value. Sometimes you do get more than what you pay for. This is the perfect example of that. I have never rated an instrument this high. Gibson-take note!

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                    American Deluxe 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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