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Fender American Deluxe Left-Handed Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Rosewood, with Case)

Get Fender looks, tone, and playability with this left-handed American Deluxe Strat -- loaded with N3 Noiseless pickups and the ingenious S-1 pickup switch. (6) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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The left-handed Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster is a top-of-the-line axe, packed with a number of distinctly more modern features than other Fender Strats. The specially-designed N3 pickups offer a uniquely quiet and hum-free single-coil design and a bright, bell-like tone. The American Deluxe Stratocaster also sports a recently redesigned S-1 switch, giving you a greater range of tonal options to play with. And more fine details in the hardware and design ultimately make the American Deluxe a Stratocaster unto itself.

Beautiful and Innovative Neck Design

The neck on this Fender American Deluxe module is topped with a compound-radius fretboard that evolves in its radius size lengthwise from 9.5 to 14 inches. The compound-radius fretboard was developed to accommodate the Stratocaster's occasional inability to sustain bent notes in the higher part of the neck. The change in radial gradient means that strings will bend far more smoothly in this part of the neck, extending the sustain in your solo and lead playing. Its diminutive size also feels quick and light in your hands all the way up to the 22nd fret. And here, you'll notice that the American Deluxe Strat's heel is uniquely contoured to be more playable.

Proprietary N3 Noiseless Pickups

The American Deluxe's custom-designed N3 Noiseless pickups were innovated to eliminate the characteristic hum tone found on most single coil pickups. In addition to the versatile 5-way switch blade pickup selector in its usual spot, you've got the amazing added functionality of the S-1 switch.

Fender's Ingenious S-1 Pickup Switch

The S-1 switch is a very cool feature: it gives you five additional switch positions that route the signal through the pickups in unique ways. In Positions 1-3, you can manipulate the way the guitar's pickups are wired in series. In Position 4, the bridge and neck pickups go out of phase through a special tone capacitor. In Position 5, the bridge and middle pickups are wired in series and out of phase, in parallel with the neck pickup. Needless to say, the American Deluxe Stratocaster puts tonal possibilities in your hands that set it totally apart from other Fenders. It is a guitar that invites all kinds of fun and experimentation.

Designed to be Useful for Real Guitarists

The American Deluxe goes the whole nine yards in its attention to truly useful features, including staggered locking tuners and a two-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm. The two-point sync and the locking tuners definitely make it one of the tightest Fenders out there, in terms of stable intonation.

Features:

- Compound Radius Rosewood Fretboard
- Noiseless N3 Strat Pickups
- Reconfigured S-1 Switching
- Locking Tuning Machines
- Contoured Heel
- Molded Rectangular SKB Case
- Aged White Knobs
- Deluxe Staggered Locking Tuners
- Schaller Strap Lock System
- Maple Neck
- Medium Jumbo Frets
- 4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt
- 22 Frets
- White Pearloid Dot Inlays
- 25.5-inch Scale Length
- Truss Rod Wrench included: 1/8" Hex (Allen) Wrench

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Country of Origin: US

Body Shape: Stratocaster

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5-14 inch Compound Radius (241-355.6mm)

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Fret Size: Medium Jumbo

Neck Material: Maple Neck

Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt

Neck Shape: Modern C Shape

Number of Frets: 22

Nut Width: 1.6875 inches (43 mm)

Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dot Position Inlays

Scale Length: 25.5 inches (648mm)

Truss Rod Nut: 1/8 inch American Series Nut

Pickups: Noiseless N3 Single Coil Strat Pickups

Pickup Configuration: S/S/S

Controls:
- Master Volume (with S-1 Switch)
- Tone 1. (Neck Pickup)
- Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge Pickups)

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

Auxillary Switching: S-1 Switch On
- Position 1- Bridge/Mid/Neck Pickups
- Position 2-Bridge/Mid
- Position 3-Mid/Neck
- Position 4-Bridge/Neck Out-Of-Phase/In Series w/ Tone Cap
- Position 5-Bridge/Mid In Series/Out-Of-Phase/In Parallel with Neck Pickup

Special Electronics: S-1 Switch

Bridge: Deluxe 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Pop in Arm

Hardware: Chrome

Strap Buttons: American Series Strap Buttons

String Nut: Synthetic Bone Nut

Switch Tip: Aged White Switch Tip

Tremolo Arm/Handle: Pop-In Deluxe Tremolo Arm

Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking Tuning Machines

Included Accessories

Case/Gig Bag: Molded Rectangular SKB Case

Strings: Super Bullets 3250L, NPS, (.009 to .042 Gauges)

Control Knobs: Aged White Knobs

Straplocks: Schaller Strap Lock System

Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: .050 inch Hex (Allen) Wrench

Truss Rod Wrench: 1/8 inch Hex (Allen) Wrench

Dimensions:
- Height: 6 inches
- Length: 44.5 inches
- Volume: 2.627
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-488-1818

Product Description

Fender's left-handed American Deluxe Stratocaster has been updated to provide all the aspects of Fender tone, tradition and innovation. Offering the modern features that today's guitarists require including a compound radius fingerboard for effortless string bending, N3 Noiseless pickups with improved Stratocaster tones for sparkling bell-like chime with no hum and reconfigured S-1 switching for other distinctive tonal options. Other features include staggered locking tuners, two-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and beveled neck heel.

Features:

- Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
- 4-Bolt Neck Plate with Micro-Tilt
- Noiseless N3 Single Coil Strat Pickups
- S-1 Switch for additional tonal options
- Deluxe 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Pop in Arm
- Molded Rectangular SKB Case Included
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "One-In-a-Thousand Bad American Deluxe Stratocaster"
Sound: I had high hopes about the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster after reading many reviews of the guitar. When zzounds price-matched Guitar Center's discounted price, I sprang into action and placed order. I had a hard time waiting for the delivery, and when I received it, I waited a full day before opening the box--for the guitar to acclimate. To make a long story short, I ended up returning the guitar back to zzounds. My hopes were dashed--the guitar was a dog. My 2006 MIM strat was better than this MIA Deluxe. I believe I had received a lemon. What are the chances? Probably one in a thousand. Don't let my experience dissuade you from ordering from zzounds; they were wonderful, from the ordering experience to returning the guitar, I have nothing but pleasant things to say about zzounds. Feature: The American Deluxe Stratocaster came with lots of assessories/case candy. This is the top end strat that Fender makes, just short of their Custom Shop guitars. The guitar's noiseless pickups, N3, receive mixed reception, some people love it, others don't. I didn't have enough time with the guitar for worthy review at this time of the N3 pickups; however, they sounded good to my ears for the short time I had with them. Ease of Use: I could not stand the string buzz on the open strings on the guitar; the nut was jutting out of the fretboard on both ends; the frets were sharp at the ends as well. As I stated above, my 2006 Made-in-Mexico Fender Standard Stratocaster, which cost 1/4 of the American Deluxe model, was better out of the box--nut was cut professionally and filed carefully, frets were dressed professionally and filed nicely, unlike the American Deluxe. Quality: That's the thing about this American Deluxe that bothered me; bad QC. Funny thing is, I remember looking at the QC card that came inside the box, someone at Fender factory actually stamped with his name. I wonder if he/she actually touched this guitar? Value: I'm not sure the American Deluxe series guitars merit the price they currently command. Fender typically charges 50% over the American Standard series. I'd like to try the Am St strat and find out for sure. Manufacturer Support: I have never had to deal with Fender directly, but I have read about other people's experience and Fender seems to have a solid reputation for honoring customer complaints. The Wow Factor: I lusted after the American Deluxe Stratocaster for a long time. After the letdown, however, I no longer wish to own one. I'd much rather have the American Standard Stratocaster now. Overall: I have returned the guitar back to zzounds.
Style of Music: Rock, Blues
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Overall: I have played LP for 35+ yrs. I ordered the Strat and found it to be prettier than the picture indicated. The color was outstanding. The first thing I did was take it to a professional guitar shop and have it set up. Maybe I got lucky, but mine is great and I enjoy the many different sounds I get. While in N3 mode I can make it sound as if I have Humbucking pickups.
Style of Music: Rock, country and blues
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