Fender Stratocaster AMERICAN DELUXE STRATOCASTER FMT HSS Guitar Review :: Fender Electric Guitars Reviews

example of classic Fender craftsmanship

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The Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster FMT HSS guitar is a stunning example of classic Fender craftsmanship, with a beautiful 1/8â€-thick piece of solid flamed maple hand-bent to the top of the alder body, plus a modern C-shaped maple neck with ebony fingerboard. This Fender Strat features a DH-1 humbucking pickup, two Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups and the S-1 switching system for endless tonal variety. Other features include a deluxe two-point synchronized tremolo with pop-in arm, abalone inlays and 22 medium jumbo frets.

Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups Fender partnered with legendary pickup designer Bill Lawrence. The pickup that was birthed from this extraordinary partnership is the Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickup. Fender’s groundbreaking S-1 switching system allows players to switch pickup configurations in an instant. The switch is visually undetectable, but tonally it turns your instrument into the most versatile axe on the planet! Located in the crown of the master volume knob, one push of the switch will place your pickups in an assemblage of parallel, series and pickup-combining configurations. You can have the best of all worlds!
It has no hum, no microphonics, close to zero magnetic interruption of the string path; and the widest sonic parameters possible-from Fender classic single coils to tones not yet imagined. Truly a revolutionary design in guitar pickups.

Features + Technical Specs
Model Name American Deluxe Stratocaster FMT HSS
Model Number 010-1570-(Color#)
Series American Deluxe Series
Colors (820) Amber,
(852) Tobacco Sunburst,
(861) Bing Cherry Transparent,
(862) Cobalt Blue Transparent,
(Polyurethane Finish)
Body Select Alder with Flame Maple Top
Neck Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
(Satin Polyurethane Finish)
Fingerboard Ebony, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
Pickups 1 Fender DH-1 Humbucking Pickup (Bridge),
2 Hot Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Strat Pickups (Middle/Neck)
Controls Master Volume (with S-1 Switch),
Master No-Load Tone Control
Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade and 2-Position Push/Push S-1:
S-1 Switch Up:
Position 1. Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Coils in Series (Lead Tone Control)
Position 2. Middle Pickup and Inside Coil of Bridge Humbucking Pickup in Parallel (Lead Tone Control)
Position 3. Middle Pickup (Lead Tone Control)
Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup in Parallel (Lead and Rhythm Tone Controls)
Position 5. Neck Pickup (Rhythm Tone Control

S-1 Switch Down:
Position 1. Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Coils in Series (Lead Tone Control)
Position 2. Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Coils in Series, in Parallel with Neck Pickup (Lead and Rhythm Tone Controls)
Position 3. Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Coils in Series, in Parallel with Neck and Middle Pickups that are Paired in Series (Lead and Rhythm Tone Controls)
Position 4. Inside Coil of Bridge Pickup Paired in Series with Neck Pickup, in Parallel with Middle Pickup (Lead and Rhythm Tone Controls)
Position 5. Middle Pickup in Series with Neck Pickup (Rhythm Tone Control)
Bridge Fender Deluxe 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo Tremolo with Pop in Arm
Machine Heads Fender/Schaller Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking Tuning Machines
Hardware Chrome
Pickguard None
Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
Width at Nut 1.6875” (43 mm)
Unique Features S-1 Switching,
Ebony Fingerboard,
LSR Roller Nut,
Abalone Dot Position Inlays,
Highly Detailed Fret Work,
Black Anodized Mini-Barrel Knobs,
Black Plastic Parts
Strings Fender Super Bullets 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003
Accessories Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case,
Meguiar’s Mist and Wipe Kit
These musical instruments offer includes Case Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case
Introduced 1/2004

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