Fender Deluxe Stratocaster - Vintage Blonde with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 3 Single-coil Pickups, and Tremolo - Vintage Blonde
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Classic Looks and Versatile Tones

With the Fender Deluxe Strat, classic style and modern electronics crystallize into a first-rate solidbody electric guitar. Noise-free, highly articulate Vintage Noiseless single-coil pickups deliver the classic Stratocaster chime you know and love. A discrete mini switch activates the bridge pickup in positions four and five, unlocking a world of new sounds. If you're a fast lead player, you'll love the Deluxe Strat's comfortable Modern C-shaped neck and flat 12"-radius fingerboard. Complete with nickel/chrome hardware, a 3-ply B/W/B pickguard, and aged white pickup covers, control knobs, and switch tip, the Fender Deluxe Strat solidbody electric guitar is a flexible tone machine!

Fender Deluxe Strat Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Fender Stratocaster: the look and sound of rock 'n' roll
  • Vintage single-coil tone without hum and buzz
  • Fender's Deluxe Series delivers maximum bang for your buck
Fender Stratocaster: the look and sound of rock 'n' roll

The Fender Stratocaster has helped shape the sound of rock 'n' roll for the past 60 years, from psychedelia and surf rock to punk rock and metal. The Deluxe Strat carries on that tradition today with the classic build players love - a comfortable ash body and fast maple neck for superior tone and playability - with over a dozen new innovations to continue to inspire great music for the next generation.

Vintage single-coil tone without hum and buzz

Sweetwater Fender fanatics are impressed with the arsenal of tones found in this Stratocaster, by virtue of its Vintage Noiseless pickups. Alnico 2 magnets and enamel-coated magnet wire, along with Fender's Noiseless Technology, produce a rich vintage Strat sound that is virtually free of buzz and hum. The Deluxe Strat features a discrete push-push mini switch that activates the bridge pickup in positions four and five. Craft interesting sounds using the bridge and neck pickups together, or combine all three for flexible tones that will invigorate your playing.

Fender's Deluxe Series delivers maximum bang for your buck

The unique Deluxe Strat is a great example of Fender's Deluxe Series, which brings you classic Fender guitars with deluxe electronics and modern features at a great price. Deluxe Series guitars and basses feature electronics combinations you don't normally find, such as unique switching options or hot-rodded pickup combinations, plus modern playability with Fender's Modern "C" neck profile. To seal the deal, you also get a healthy dose of stylish appointments on the Deluxe Strat, like nickel/chrome hardware, a 3-ply B/W/B pickguard, and aged white pickup covers, control knobs, and switch tip.

Fender Deluxe Strat Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Fender Vintage Noiseless single-coil pickups yield classic tone without hum and buzz
  • Discrete mini switch activates the bridge pickup in positions 4 and 5
  • Ash body exhibits a great balance of brightness, warmth, and midrange pop
  • Modern C-shaped neck offers modern playability
  • Maple fretboard provides a woody tone and quick response
  • 2-point synchronized tremolo bridge adds texture to chords and leads
The Fender Deluxe Strat is a tonally versatile solidbody electric guitar!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Ash
Body Finish High Gloss Polyurethane
Color Vintage Blonde
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Modern C
Radius 12"
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 22
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Two-point synchronized Tremolo with bent steel saddles
Tuners Locking
Number of Pickups 3
Neck Pickup Vintage Noiseless Single-coil
Middle Pickup Vintage Noiseless Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Vintage Noiseless Single-coil
Controls 1 x master volume, 2 x tone, mini-switch (bridge positions 4/5), 5-way blade pickup switch
Case Included Deluxe Gig Bag
Manufacturer Part Number 0147102307

Customer Reviews

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my first fender Stratocaster made in Mexico

I was one of those guys who would be online buying used guitars fenders only to find out that the next were warped or they just needed a lot of work. To my advice from my technicians or should I say DS Music in new Ark Delaware. Dave who is the guitar technician and Steve who is also awesome guitar player and technician told me to stop buying these guitars and buy a fender well on a low budget I found this guitar I got a great deal. This guitar is everything I expected it to be I love the vintage blonde because I love natural wood it's easy to play but note the heavier to string it will pull up on the bridge as you go to tune a strange you'll notice it a lift up the bridge so I went back to the original strings fender set with tickets are the bridge sets level low set up and the hire fret and the wider space makes it almost impossible to not hit records you'll love this guitar if you don't have the money to spend on American Strat . And a blindfold test only the best musician would maybe tell the difference I recommend this guitar you'll get your money's worth it's good for stage locking tuners excellent guitar highly recommend it
Music background: Living room player never played in a band but would love to try self tall from YouTube I am 58 years old

Great Strat for a non-start guy

I'll start this review by saying that I've owned about 10 Stratocasters in my life, and ended up selling every one of them. I did so, because in the end, I just didn't gel with them. The ones I've owned have been of many variations: traditional single coils, hum bucker in the bridge, maple necks, rosewood necks, American made, and Mexican made, so on and so forth. None of them worked for me. Now, despite this I've always still been drawn to Strats. The look and sound are so classic yet incredibly versatile. So I've always kept an eye out for another one to try and make it work. I saw this guitar on Sweetwater, and had to give it a go. The neck feels great, and it's 12" radius matches most of my other axes, which makes it nice and comfortable. Regardless of what you might hear about these noiseless pickups, I love them. They're punchy and twangy in that great Strat way, yet without noise. Sure, they're not vintage 50s or 60s pickups, but they have their own nice sound. Finally, the guitar just looks fantastic. So far I've used it for Country, Blues, and Funk, but I'm sure it can find a place in any genre I get hired for. Special shout out to Yuval and the whole Sweetwater team. I had them put 11s on it and set it up before shipping, and it came out of the case ready to go. Top notch!
Music background: Blues, Country, Soul, Funk, Rock

One of my favorite guitars.

First off, I was attracted to how this guitar looks: with it's natural ash body, maple fretboard, and large head stock. Then, when I got it, it even plays and sounds better than it looks! The vintage noiseless pickups are incredible, whether you want to sound like Buddy Holly or Jimmy Hendricks. The action is fabulous, plays really well rhythm or lead. It has a button that, when pressed, activates the lead pickup when the pickup selector is in the 4th or 5th position, so you can have all 3 pickups on at the same time or have the lead and neck pickups on at the same time. The price is very reasonable for a guitar that I consider one of the best of any guitar regardless of price.

Fender deluxe

I've always been one of those guys who goes on the Internet or like go to buy me a fender and never works out always something wrong. Then I bought the fender deluxe vintage blonde blown away the crisp sound no noise quiet no Hess I love the way it looks for the price I paid I couldn't be happier I recommend this to anybody who wants to buy a fender Stratocaster . You can't go wrong
Music background: Self-taught never joined a band just love playing music

Awesome Guitar and Terrific Service

This is a beautiful guitar. For a 'Made In Mexico' it is well built. It does have a lot of the bells and whistles like the elite strat. They sound different obviously, but in a good way. The deluxe strat is a classic sound, where as, the elite has a more modern tone. For the money, this guitar is worth purchasing. Sweetwater customer service is one of the best. You won't be disappointed.P.S. Also recommend the Fender Modern Player Telecaster. It's $499.00 Made in China Tones of a Tele, Strat, and Humbuckers in one guitarGreat for a beginner looking to get their 1st decent guitar
Music background: 5 yrs exp.
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars