9.7 out of 10 condition. One or to scratches and a few barely noticeable shallow small impressions on the body probably from the cord end
(nothing through the finish only seen at certain angle and will not show up on photos) Beautiful color! Plays/sounds fantastic! Great medium/slim " C " neck. Minimal fret wear! A ton of case candy, including whammy bar. Real nice OHSC G&G case!!!! 60th anniversary medallion on the back of the hdstock (1946-2006).
WEIGHT is 8.2lbs
This is it, the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster is the top of Fender’s American made production Stratocaster line. The Fender American Deluxe represents the latest in Stratocaster technology. It’s loaded with Fender’s most cutting edge Strat innovations and these innovations definitely put the American Deluxe Stratocaster a cut above all the other Strats.
Probably the biggest innovation on the American Deluxe Strat are the Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Pickups. These pickups solve the age old Stratocaster problem of 60 Cycle hum being caused by traditional single-coil pickups. The Samarium Cobalt pickups use Samarium Cobalt magnetic material along with traditional magnets and a stacked coil design to give you a traditional Strat tone without the annoying hum.
The next award winning innovation is the cleverly placed S-1 push/push switching system. It’s a push-button switch that’s cleverly hidden in the Volume control. With a push of the button you get 5 more pickup combinations in addition to the traditional 5 pickup combinations you get with the 5-position blade switch. Here’s a look at all the pickup combinations you get on the American Deluxe Stratocaster:
S-1 Switch Up:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup in Parallel
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup in Parallel
Position 5. Neck Pickup
S-1 Switch Down:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup in Series with Middle Pickup
Position 2. Bridge Pickup in Parallel with Special Capacitor and in Series with Middle Pickup
Position 3. Bridge/Middle/Neck Pickups with Neck and Bridge Pickups in Parallel and in Series with Middle pickup
Position 4. Neck Pickup in Parallel with Special Capacitor and in Series with Middle Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup in Series with Middle Pickup. Excellent Schaller designed, staggered locking tuners on the headstock. string. This means the guitar plays better and stays in tune easier. Locking tuners are standard on the American Deluxe.
You also get the well engineered two-point tremolo system with solid stainless steel block saddles. The two-point tremolo greatly decreases the amount of friction found in the old 5-point tremolo system which means is stays in tune much better when doing more radical bends. This is the same tremolo that Jeff Beck uses and you know how much he uses his. The solid stainless steel block saddles have more mass than the cheaper bent-steel saddles found on the lesser Strats which means more sustain and a better anchor to the bridge. The tremolo also has a pop-in tremolo arm instead of the screw-in type making it much quicker to set up.
Great C shaped neck. with smooth rolled edges that make the guitar feel silky smooth when you play it. The frets are perfectly dressed right to the edge of rolled neck without any hanging over to snag your hand. It’s really a gorgeous neck with Abalone dot inlays on either Rosewood or Maple fingerboards.
The neck pocket is also contoured to fit your hand more comfortably when playing the higher frets on the neck. It’s just a nice detail to have and Fender is really paying attention to player comfort by adding this feature to the American Deluxe Stratocaster.
|2006||Near Mint||Olympic White Pearl||Original Hard|
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