Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash [2004-2010]
Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash [2004-2010]

American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash [2004-2010], STC-Shaped Guitar from Fender in the American Deluxe Stratocaster series.

iamqman 08/08/2011

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash [2004-2010] : iamqman's user review

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This is one American classic guitar. These guitars are some the best Fender Stratocasters that has come out of Southern California in a while. The feel and tone of these guitars simply go back to the days when they were more a custom single piece guitars then what they have grown into today.

This is basically the same guitar Mick Mars from Motley Crue uses on his touring stage. His of course has a Floyd Rose bridge so he can pull of those insane whammy squeals. However, the color scheme and everything looks about the same. I am a fan of Mick so I immediately recognized this guitar.


Model Name American Deluxe Ash Stratocaster®
Body Premium Ash
Neck Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
(Satin Polyurethane Finish)
Fingerboard Rosewood (p/n 010-1400) or Maple (p/n 010-1402), 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
Pickups 3 Samarium Cobalt Noiseless™ Strat® Pickups (Neck/Middle/Bridge)
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:
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

S-1 Switch Down:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup in Series with Middle Pickup
Position 2. Bridge Pickup in Parallel with Special Capacitor and in Series with Middle Pickup
Position 3. Bridge/Middle/Neck Pickups with Neck and Bridge Pickups in Parallel and in Series with Middle pickup
Position 4. Neck Pickup in Parallel with Special Capacitor and in Series with Middle Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup in Series with Middle Pickup
Bridge Fender Deluxe 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Pop in Arm
Machine Heads Fender®/Schaller® Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Locking Tuning Machines
Hardware Chrome
Pickguard 4-Ply White Pearloid on (731),
3-Ply Black on (750)
3-Ply Mint Green on (752)
Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
Width at Nut 1.6875” (43 mm)
Unique Features S-1 Switching,
Aged Plastic Parts,
Abalone Dot Position Inlays,
Highly Detailed Fret and Nut Work


I personally love the way this guitar brings back the simplicity of the electric guitar. Not a bunch of options on this guitar, but just the simple way the Leo intended it to be. These guitars will go well with any amp you play them in. I love the way the fat Strat sits with a good Marshall style amp or even a Fender Bassman. I dig the tone the the voicing of those amps and they are a perfect match to this guitar. Whatever you style of music may be this guitar can easily fit into your playing style. Even though it has single coil pickups in it you get still get a great beefy tone with the right amp or distortion pedal at your feet.


At new I have seen these guitars go for around $870. That is about the right price for an American made fender. There are a lot of bells and whistles on this guitar but just a simple volume and a couple tone knobs to go along with a pickup selector.