Tag: American Deluxe Stratocaster

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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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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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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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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