The Fender Deluxe Stratocaster brings together the classic style and sound of a true Strat with the welcome addition of a humbucker pickup. With all the versatility and comfort you would expect from a Fender Strat, the Deluxe Strat HSS is built to withstand the test of time and to provide you with the ideal performance model onstage.
The Deluxe Strat HSS is an absolutely beautiful model that retains that traditional double cutaway body that is instantly recognised all over the world. Aside from the addition of a humbucker pickup, this is unmistakably still a conventional Stratocaster.
The dual cutaway body opens up the entirety of the neck for you to play freely and comfortably. The smooth, curved body feels lightweight to hold, reducing fatigue and facilitating your onstage performances. Plus, its solid construction contributes to that distinct Strat tone.
A maple neck is firmly fitted to the body of the Deluxe Strat HSS, offering a slick playing feel in your hand. A favourable feature here its contoured neck heel, sculpted to improve access to the upper registers of the neck. At the back is also a 4-bolt asymmetrical Fender neck plate. Topping the neck is a rosewood fingerboard which provides a sumptuous surface to play on. The fingerboard has a flatter, 12 inch radius to enable you to play fast solo efforts and perform accurate string bends.
Fender have employed some stand out electronics in the design of the Deluxe Stratocaster HSS. At the bridge position there is an expressive, hot humbucking pickup which adds extra density and warmth to the guitar's voice. However, that is not to say that the original, more traditional Strat tone has to be compromised. Vintage Noiseless single-coil pickups are fitted in the neck and middle positions for true Strat tone with no unwanted noise or interference on top.
Controls include two Tone pots and a Master Volume which is not only to adjust the output level, it also has a built-in S-1 switch, just tap it to single out the rear coil of the bridge pickup.
HARDWARE AND FINISH
A tremolo bridge is fitted to the lower bout of the body with a modern two-point synchronized design. This features bent steel saddles for that vintage appearance. The bridge allows you to create wonderful vibrato tones while it maintains a strong connection between the strings and body.
The traditional Fender headstock is fitted with locking short-post tuning machines for a bigger break angle at the nut which consequently ensures each string remains in tune but also prevents any buzzing.
For keen, live musicians looking to add some gusto to their sound output, the Fender Deluxe Strat HSS is the ideal accompaniment for the studio and stage.
Manufacturer Fender Model 2016 Deluxe Stratocaster HSS RN Electric Guitar Body Material Alder Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Rosewood Pickup Configuration HSS Bridge Tremolo Neck Profile Modern C No. of Frets 22, Narrow Tall Position Inlays White Pearloid Dots Tuners Deluxe Cast / Sealing Locking with Vintage Style Button Bridge/Tailpiece 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles Active/Passive Passive Pickups Bridge: Twin Head Vintage Humbucking; Middle: Vintage Noiseless Neck: Vintage Noiseless Controls Master Volume (with S-1TM switch) Tone 1 (Neck Pickup) Tone 2 (Middle and Bridge Pickups Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
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