Maybe this can easily be deemed as my ‘get out of jail free’ card – I normally spend some time evaluating any guitar that I list on my web site – Yet after a short visit to Google to acquire some additional spec/info, I came across a very good review, courtesy of Mick Taylor, former editor of Guitarist, so click here to read – The review is dated 2010, so this lines up perfectly with the date of this used, yet exceptionally clean Fender AM Strat Deluxe from 2011 with a cool blizzard pearl metallic finish – Fender have tweaked the features and spec of the AM Strat Deluxe over the last few years, but this time I know that the Strat I have listed here for sale and the reviewed Strat are effectively one and the same
I will still need to add the following additional comments
1) Ignore the listed price on the review, as that is now over 7 years and well out of date – There has been a few prices increase since then, coupled with serious changes in £ v $ exchange rate, plus a vat – An equivalent new USA Strat Elite now sells in excess of £1600
2) This Strat weighs a very credible 8lbs and 5oz – with a vibrant unplugged acoustic voice
3) Condition wise and this is a very clean guitar – One very careful previous owner – Any hint of a graze is almost minuscule – Certainly not a hint of anything of any consequence, so look carefully at the top surface of that shiny gloss finish to find a hint of a blemish – Any more obvious signs of use might be found on the tortoiseshell scratchplate and trem back plate
4) It has made a visit to my work bench for a new set of 10’s, plus a check-up/set-up, so a sensible fluid playing action awaits
5) Complete with the oblong Fender moulded case
6) Final comments are an overview – The Strat Deluxe is a serious upgrade on the best selling AM Strat Standard – certainly with regards to the playing performance, so it feels slick and easy to play – Without spending considerably more, the Strat Deluxe is one of the finest USA production models you can buy, before you enter the world of Custom Shop models – Many of the features on the Strat Deluxe can be found on Jeff Beck’s personal guitar so can’t be bad
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