From Fender –
“Tone, tradition and innovation. Fender’s new American Deluxe Stratocaster® has all the modern features today’s guitarists require. The compound radius fretboard allows effortless string bending anywhere along the neck, and new N3 Noiseless™ pickups provide improved Stratocaster tones for sparkling bell-like chime with no hum. Reconfigured S-1™ switching offers other distinctive tonal options; other features include staggered locking tuners, two-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and bevelled neck heel.”
Fender N3 Noiseless pickups deliver the best of yesterday and today, because they deliver landmark vintage Fender tone and response without the hum that can plague single-coil pickups. Using an improved stacked coil-coil design, N3 Noiseless pickups are specially tailored for each Stratocaster and Telecaster pickup position. The insulated metal core of each pickup position type differs in thickness and composition for enhanced tone, and Fender has fine-tuned the sized, shape, and wire gauge of the coils to balance the magnetic responsiveness essential to great tone. N3 pickups represent a welcome return to the warmth and clarity of alnico magnets. An Alnico 5 magnet is used in the bridge position, Alnico 2 in the middle position, and Alnico 3 for the neck position.
Pickup switching: 5-position blade and S-1 push/push
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
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
· Body shape: Double cutaway
· Body type: Solid body
· Body material: Solid wood
· Body wood: Ash
· Body finish: Gloss
· Neck shape: C modern
· Neck wood: Maple
· Joint: Bolt-on
· Scale length: 25.5"
· Truss rod: Standard
· Neck finish: Gloss
· Fretboard Material: Rosewood
· Radius: Compound
· Fret size: Medium jumbo
· Number of frets: 22
· Inlays: Dot
· Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
· Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
· Pickup switch: 5-way
· Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
· Bridge design: Synchronized tremolo
· Tailpiece: Not applicable
· Tuning machines: Locking
· Colour: Chrome
This is a nice looking American Deluxe Strat in good condition. Apart from all the features listed above this one plays great. This is guitar you would pick up and play at every gig because it plays so easily and covers so much ground. It has many pickup combinations which will allow you to find that unique Strat tone that speaks for you.
Weight is 8.5 lbs
This American Deluxe Strat is a great example of the best of classic design meeting modern updates in a nice package that is wonderfully familiar yet appealingly contemporary.
This guitar has been played and shows a couple of small dings, some swirling on the pickguard and a few marks on the neck & back but nothing offensive. The fingerboard is clean & there’s almost no fret wear.
Comes in its moulded hard case in good condition, along with its pop-in trem arm & woven strap with straplocks.