No more hassle with slipping string windings, or strings popping out of the tuner while you’re trying to get them to grab hold of the string. That’s really cool Reg! This is without question the absolute BEST Fender Stratocaster I have ever owned and/or played. If you plan to change string gauges, you may need to adjust the specs somewhat to compensate for the changes in string sizes. Hold on to yours ! I own a 2005 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Tungsten Rosewood Fretboard Abalone Inlays Bill Lawrence “Samarian Cobalt Nickel” single coil pickup’s. The engineering and design that went into building these amazing instruments takes the Fender legacy to a whole new level. Position 4. Pending”), “mini-skirt” control knobs and a single-ply white plastic pickguard. Again, S-1 switching is standard equipment on the American Deluxe Stratocaster. There is a setting for all (3) pickup’s on at the same time. I owned a ’62 Fiesta Red for well over 20 years. It’s as simple as inserting the string through the bridge, pulling the string through the locking tuner, tightening the lock, clipping the string and turning the tuner about a quarter turn to get your guitar in tune. BA1 1UA. Thank you for signing up to Guitar World. Where it differs, though, are in its noise-free N3 single-coil Strat pickups and plug-and-play modular Personality Cards, which provide instant access to different pickup and circuitry configurations. A future investment in a Limited Edition.All our instruments are accurately pictured and described. Part of this is due to the staggering selection of Strat models that Fender has offered over the years (Fender.com currently lists 170 different versions). Let’s talk about a few of the features the make the American Deluxe such a fantastic Strat. and BTW it DOES have the compound radius neck. Mine being a 2005 has the Bill Lawrence designed “Samarian Cobalt” single coil pickup’s which have a more modern sound and this aspect of the instrument works for my tendency to play with moderate to high gain. I owned a ’62 Fiesta Red for well over 20 years. All rights reserved. I am the “proud” owner of a 2005 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Tungsten with Rosewood Fretboard. You also get the well engineered two-point tremolo system with solid stainless steel block saddles. The solid stainless steel block saddles have more mass than the cheaper bent-steel saddles found on the lesser Strats which means more sustain and a better anchor to the bridge. The Fender American Deluxe represents the latest in Stratocaster technology. That was how I found out about these awesome pickup’s. However, It does have the “standard” nut, not a roller, and one string tree that the Plus had. What strings should I use on my Stratocaster. Hello. Position 2. It shares several features in common with the previous example, including a compound radius and 22 medium jumbo frets. Is this possible? Bath Hi there. It’s like an NOS DZ5 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster. Then there are models like the 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster, which combine vintage features that guitarists love with modern improvements to satisfy the demands of present-day players. This Strat sounds incredible, plays like butter, stays in tune like a “Floyd Rose” and has the best of the best hardware and tone woods. I use a 4 1/2″ Leather Bass Guitar Strap to lighten the load as this Strat is Heavy!! I just found your site. Zoom’s brand-new flagship G11 processor has had $200 slashed off the price, Save $150 on two stunning Gretsch Streamliners in this Black Friday blockbuster. Receive news and offers from our other brands? The Fender site probably has it right. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. Look no further as these are the BEST Strat’s ever made by Fender. I have one question, I’m chasing a deal (800 bucks) for an American Deluxe V-Neck Serial DZ9 so it’s a 2009 but comes with no S1 switch, that makes me think it’s fake, it’s weird because everything else seems legit. Now I had a friend design and build me (2) guitar stands which have built in alarm systems so if anyone tries to nick my Strat or Gibson Les Paul Custom, the guitar will not release from the weighted guitar stand and the ear piercing alarm system will go off deterring anyone from attempting to steal either of my stage guitars. Could you help me find some info on this guitar? I couldn’t be happier. Cheat Sheet:-The 60th Anniversary Vintage 1954 Stratocaster faithfully replicates numerous features of the original ’54 Strat.-The 60th Anniversary Commemorative Stratocaster includes player-approved features like a compound radius and no-load tone control.-The American Deluxe Strat Plus includes Fender’s acclaimed noise-free N3 single-coil pickups, which provide fat, assertive tone.-The Personality Card feature of the American Deluxe Strat Plus allows guitarists to instantly change pickup and circuitry configurations. The original owner told me it came that way new. The neck profile may be a little chunkier than today’s sleek examples, but when it comes to classic Strat tone, this new version truly delivers. Would it be the same C profile or fatter? Position 1. Did they use nitro? Position 2. It came in the original Fender HSC with all the factory paperwork and case candy too. It is being shipped to me now, but when I did some research online I’m confused about the info that the salesman gave me. thx. Position 5. With a push of the button you get 5 more pickup combinations in addition to the traditional 5 pickup combinations you get with the 5-position blade switch. It gave a really good insight of the Deluxe’s Family. Probably the biggest innovation on the American Deluxe Strat are the Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Pickups. Guitar World is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Locking tuners make changing strings on the American Deluxe Stratocaster an absolute breeze. I have have one of each neck and I personally do prefer the V-shape neck. I mean having a Clapton Strat, a Gilmour Strat, and a ’54 Reissue Strat sitting on their guitar stands brought a lot of attention from audience members. Luckily I knew about the Bill Lawrence “Samarian Cobalt” pickup’s as I was a “Guitar Broker” for about (4) years. 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