2010 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster

  • $999.00
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Summary: The Fender Stratocaster. It’s one of the most iconic instruments ever made thanks to its proliferation within popular music in the 1950’s and 1960’s. Now, everybody uses them, from Nile Rodgers of Chic to Jim Root of Slipknot. There are, however, many different variations of the Fender Strat; they look alike, and to those not as familiar with the finer details of the guitar, might say they sound and feel the same too. However, a big difference between the American Deluxe and the Standard is that the Deluxe has a compound radius fretboard, so it’s a little rounder towards the headstock end and a bit flatter towards the body end. This hybrid fretboard radius makes fretting chords down on the lower end feel comfortable and quick lead work at the top is just as easy. The Deluxe also features a contoured neck heel, making access to the higher frets that much easier than it is on the American counterpart. This American Deluxe has had its pickups swapped and the S1 switching system has been removed. It plays great and has all the extra accoutrements that a player is looking for.

Body: Alder with a gloss Natural finish, double cutaway.

Neck: Maple with a Rosewood Fingerboard, modern “C” shape, 25.5” scale length, 1.6875” nut width, 9.5” to 14” compound radius, 22 medium jumbo frets.

Pickups/Hardware: Two single coil Suhr V70 pickups, one Suhr SSV humbucker, Fender Deluxe 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with pop in arm, 4-ply brown tortoise shell pickguard, Fender locking tuners, master volume/two tone knobs, pearl dot inlays. Other Features Include: 4-Bolt Neck Attachment with Micro-Tilt Adjustment, Bi-Flex Truss Rod System, Parchment Knobs and Pickup Covers, Rolled Fretboard Edges.

Cosmetics: There are dings on the top/back of the body and on the back of the neck/top of headstock seen only in a reflection. The pickguard has regular pick wear. Overall, this guitar is in great shape and it is a real player.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10’s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Modifications: The pickups have been swapped with Suhr pickups and the S1 switching system has been removed. The back plastic plate has been removed.

Weight: 8 lbs., 2 oz.

Case: This guitar ships in a gig bag, professionally packaged, and fully insured.