Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Offered for sale:

Used c2010 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster serial number US19052622.

This guitar is in very good condition. There is a back story.

This is a c2010 instrument. The neck went bad under warranty, thus the 2019 neck and serial number. The truss rod nut on the new neck stripped and a new nut was installed. Replacing the nut should be a simple task. But, with this style of Strat neck the nut is “hidden” under a rosewood dowel. Often when removing the dowel it isn’t salvageable so a new dowel needs to be cut from scratch. The new dowel rarely matches perfectly (see photo). The good news is the new neck and its truss rod now functions perfectly.

Also, at some point the pickups and pick guard were removed to install a set of three humbuckers on their own pick guard and the pickup cavity was routed for 3 HBs. Those humbuckers are now gone and the 3 original SCN (Samarium Cobalt Noiseless) pickups, pick guard and controls were put back in.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, it is the top of the production line for the Fender Stratocaster. The American Deluxe Stratocaster is loaded with features that players have been customizing their Strats with for years. Fender has taken the best modifications and put them into production on the American Deluxe Stratocaster.

Features include a maple neck with “C” profile and Micro-Tilt. 22 medium jumbo frets and contoured neck heel. Fender locking tuners, 1 11/16" nut width and 25 1/2" scale length. Fitted are the SCN3 Noiseless single-coil pickups for improved Stratocaster tones with no hum. Master volume & dual tone controls and an S-1 switch for even greater tonal versatility. The S1 switch is a push-button cleverly hidden in the center of the volume knob. With a press of the S1 switch you now have access to 5 new pickup selection settings when using the blade pickup selector.

Great Strat, interesting back story, sweet deal!

Fender hard-shell case included.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”


Year: c2010 with a 2019 neck

Serial number: US19052622

Body: Alder

Neck: Maple

Finish: Olympic Pearl White

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5”

Number of Frets: 22

Pickguard: Tortoise

Bridge: 2-point synchronized tremolo

Tuners: Fender Staggered Locking Tuners

Pickups: Samarium Cobalt Noiseless

Controls: Volume (with S1 switch), tone, tone

Width at Nut: 1 11/16”

Radius: 9.5”

Weight: 8.2 lbs

*Please note: we do our best giving descriptions of used pieces. We have found it impossible to describe every mark on an instrument or amp that is not in the "mint" category. Also, what's important to you may not be important to someone else. For example, you may say, "I don't care what it looks like as long as it plays or sounds well." Another person may say, "Body cosmetics are very important to me so tell me about every scratch, nick and blemish." So, please ask the questions that are most important to you. If you ask they will be answered. They are free and there's no limit. Additional photos can also be made available.

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Very Good
Olympic Pearl White
24 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
11:49 AM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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