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

brimming with beefy tone

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All the refined features found on the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster guitar, but brimming with beefy tone thanks to a Fender DH-1 humbucking pickup, S-1 switching system and LSR Roller Nut with locking machine heads. The two Samarium Cobalt Noiseless pickups (neck and middle) are wound extra-hot for proper balance with the humbucking pickup.

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 for Fender Stratocaster American Deluxe HSS Electric Guitar
Model Name American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS
Model Number 010-1500-(Color#) and 010-1502-(Color#)
Series American Deluxe Series
Colors (700) 3-Color Sunburst,
(720) Amber,
(764) Montego Black,
(782) Candy Tangerine,
(791) Chrome Silver,
(Polyurethane Finish)
Body Select Alder
Neck Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
(Satin Polyurethane Finish)
Fingerboard Rosewood (p/n 010-1500) or Maple (p/n 010-1502), 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
Pickups 1 Fender DH-1 Humbucking Pickup (Bridge),
1 Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Strat Pickup (Middle),
1 Hot Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Strat Pickup (Neck)
Controls Master Volume (with S-1 Switch),
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 2. (Middle/Bridge Pickups and Neck/Middle/Bridge Pickup Combinations)
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 3-Ply Mint Green on (700),
4-Ply Brown Shell on (720),
4-Ply Aged White Pearloid on (782),
4-Ply Black Shell on (791),
1-Ply Beveled Gold Vinyl on (764)
Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
Width at Nut 1.6875” (43 mm)
Unique Features S-1 Switching,
LSR Roller Nut,
Abalone Dot Position Inlays,
Highly Detailed Fret Work,
Aged Knobs and Switch Tip
Strings Fender Super Bullets 3250L, Nickel Plated Steel, (.009 to .042), p/n 073-3250-003
Accessories Standard Molded Case,
Meguiar’s Mist and Wipe Kit
These musical instruments offer includes Case Standard Molded Case
Introduced 1/2004

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