Category: American Stratocaster Models

Models found in the American made Stratocaster line.

Fender American Ultra Stratocaster Service Manual

Fender American Ultra Stratocaster Service Manual

The Fender American Ultra Stratocaster was introduced in 2019. It has some very cutting edge features like the Ultra Modern “D” neck and new Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat single-coil pickups. It also has new body countouring on the back of the body around the base of the neck. It’s really a new animal when it …

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Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster 1998-2003

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster 1998-2003

This is it, the very beginning of the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster line. I think we need to first discuss why the Fender American Deluxe Strat was created. Fender corporation had seen for years how players would buy Stratocasters and modify them. They would hot rod their guitars by changing pickups, rewiring electronics, changing necks, …

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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. Before you start adjusting: Be sure that you take a measurement of all settings before you adjust anything. You will want to remember where the guitar started out …

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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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American Series Stratocaster Features Rolled Edges On The Neck

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 …

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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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