Author: Matt Rushton

I have been playing Fender guitars since I started playing electric guitar in 1983. I also have my fair share of Gibsons, Ibanez and various other custom made or off-brand guitars. The Fender's my favorite and that why I recommend them so highly.
American Deluxe Stratocaster Becomes American Elite Stratocaster

American Deluxe Stratocaster Becomes American Elite Stratocaster

As of January 2016 the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster is discontinued. The new top-of-the-line American made Stratocaster will be the American Elite Stratocaster. The American Elite Stratocaster has all of the hot-rodded features of the American Deluxe line. The American Elite has the following high-end features: S-1 Pickup Switching System 9/5″-14″ Compound Radius Neck 4th …

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2013 Fender S-1 Switching Changes

2013 Fender S-1 Switching Changes

There have been reports of some new switching changes for the 2013 series Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster S-1 switching system. The Fender website is still showing the same wiring as found on the 2010 series of American Deluxe Stratocaster but some people have gotten a new S-1 swtiching diagram with their 2013 Deluxe Stratocasters. If …

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Fender N3 Noiseless Pickups Sound Clips

Fender N3 Noiseless Pickups Sound Clips

Fender has made a nice series of YouTube videos that demo the sound of their pickups in an American Standard Stratocaster guitar. I’m going to post up two videos that highlight the sound of the Fender N3 Noiseless Pickups. I personally like the sound of these pickups and have been enjoying them in my American …

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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Features Strap Locks

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Features Strap Locks

One of the most useful features found on the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster are the locking strap buttons. If you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of your guitar falling off it’s strap and crashing to the floor then you already know the value of a locking guitar strap system. My beautiful Jeff Beck Custom Stratocaster …

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The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster S-1 Switching System

The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster S-1 Switching System

One of the biggest improvements on the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster is the versatile S-1TMSwitching System. For years Strat players have been looking for additional sounds out of the 3-pickup configuration featured on the Stratocaster. The search began with the very first production of the Fender Stratocaster¬†and players discovered that they could turn on the …

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