Tone. Tradition. Innovation. Fender’s 2010 American Deluxe Stratocaster with Premium Ash body delivers the sumptuous, mouth-watering good looks of natural ash grain, with a delicately applied aged cherry finish on top to make it a stunner. Along with the gorgeous finish, the American Deluxe Strat has a tonal palette that sets it apart from the rest, whilst the electronics’ setup takes things to another level completely.
Finding its way into the hands of some of guitar's biggest names - Jeff Beck, Clapton, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan to name but a few -, the Strat has straddled genres, seen musical movements come and go, been at the centre of musical history, and set the standard that many have followed. The Stratocaster body profile is a timeless design that has figure-hugging curves and a deftly shaped bevelled neck heel, to make it as comfortable to play as possible. As noted, the body is crafted using ash, which gives the body a tightly focused, yet full-bodied timbre compared to that of the usual lighter and less dense alder. The aged cherry sunburst finish allows the natural grain of the ash to shine through whilst setting the vintage styling off perfectly. The finish is protected by a slender yet resilient layer of urethane, which allows the body to resonate fully as it is preserved for as long as possible.
Fitted to the body is a supple and supportive maple neck, which has been shaped to the modern "C" profile. The back of the neck has been given a satin urethane finish to prevent the neck from feeling tacky or sticky over time. Married to the neck is a maple fingerboard, home to 22-medium jumbo frets that are adorned with pearl dot position inlays to aid in your fretboard navigation. The 9.5" compound radius caters to the execution of smooth, seamless technique beautifully, allowing you to lay down your skills with ease.
N3 noiseless pickups supercharge your sound with improved Stratocaster tones for sparkling bell-like chime with no hum, and reconfigured S-1 switching offers even more knockout tonal options. Whatever style of music you play, this incredibly versatile setup issues the perfect tones with minimum effort. Switching between genres is all within easy reach, and for session players or those who gig regularly, you'll wonder how you ever got by without an American Deluxe Strat in your arsenal.
As you'd expect from a high-end Fender model, the design team have spared no expense when it comes to guaranteeing steadfast tuning integrity, precise string intonation and tension, with staggered tuners, and a two-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, carrying out their roles dutifully.
When it comes to dream guitars, it doesn't get much better than the Strat. When it comes to incredible renditions of the Strat, it doesn't get much better than the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash in Aged Cherry Burst. Every tiny detail has been pored over with the utmost attention to detail, in a way that can only be done with absolute love for the instrument. Though collectors love this model, it deserves to be played, shown off, loved!
Manufacturer Fender Model Name American Deluxe Stratocaster 2010 Maple Body Material Ash Neck Material Maple Fingerboard Material Maple Pickup Configuration SSS Bridge Tremolo Product Range Stratocaster, American Neck Profile C Shape No. of Frets 22 Position Inlays Black Pearloid Dot Position Inlays Pickguard 3-Ply Mint Green Tailpiece Fender Deluxe 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-in Arm Active/Passive Passive Tuners Fender Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking Tuning Machines Controls Master Volume (with S-1 Switch), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Middle and Bridge Pickups) Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade and 2-Position Push/Push S-1 S-1 Switch Up (Off)
- Position 1. Bridge Pickup
- Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup in Parallel
- Position 3. Middle Pickup
- Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup in Parallel
- Position 5. Neck Pickup
- Position 1. Bridge, Middle and Neck Pickups in Series
- Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup in Series
- Position 3. Middle and Neck Pickup in Series
- Position 4. Bridge and Neck Pickup Out-Of-Phase, and in Series with Special Tone Capacitor
- Position 5. Bridge and Middle Pickup in Series and Out-Of-Phase, and in Parallel with Neck Pickup
Finish Aged Cherry Sunburst Included Accessories Hardcase, Cable, Strap, Strap Locks Unique Features Copper Infused High Mass 100% Metal Bridge Block 3 Tall, 3 Short Staggered Locking Tuning Machines S-1 Switching Aged Plastic Parts Highly Detailed Fret and Nut Work 4-Bolt Neck Attachment with Micro-Tilt Adjustment Bi-Flex Truss Rod System Parchment Knobs and Pickup Covers Rolled Fretboard Edges
- Customer Reviews
- Excellent guitar, I should know, bought this guitar last May 2014
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