Category: American Stratocaster Models

  • Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster 1998-2003

    Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster 1998-2003

    The 1998-2003 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster is collectible. Here’s the history, specs and special features found on this unique guitar.

  • Fender American Ultra Stratocaster Service Manual

    Today we feature the Fender American Ultra Stratocaster service manual. The Ultra Stratocaster was introduced in 2019. It has some very cutting edge features like the Ultra Modern “D” neck. Also features the new Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat single-coil pickups. It has new body countouring on the back of the body around the base of…

  • Stratocaster Setup Guide

    Stratocaster Setup Guide

    This is a handy guide to setting up your Fender Stratocaster guitar. We will go through the most critical adjustments that affect the playability of your Stratocaster. This setup guide is based on the American Stratocaster series. Click here to search for an American Deluxe or Ultra Stratocaster Before you start adjusting: Be sure that…

  • What strings should I use on my Stratocaster?

    What strings should you use on your Fender Stratocaster? Read this article to learn about the various types of strings that will work with your guitar.

  • Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Factory Setup Measurements

    Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Factory Setup Measurements

    Did you change all the settings on your Stratocaster without writing down what they were originally? Read this article to see some factory measurements on a brand new 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • American Series Stratocaster Features Rolled Edges On The Neck

    Have you ever played on a vintage Stratocaster that is about 30 years old? If you have then you’ve probably noticed how comfortable the neck feels in your hand. One of the reasons for that is because over time the edges of the fretboard slowly wear down and become rounded. This gives the neck a…

  • 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…