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Fender Slow To Ship 2010 American Deluxe Stratocaster

Fender American Deluxe Ash Strat Wine Transparent

2010 Fender American Deluxe Ash Stratocaster - Wine Transparent

   I’ve been doing some asking around and have had many reports of people waiting months to get ahold of the new 2010 American Deluxe Stratocaster. There are certain colors available right now but some colors and options are out of stock and have been for months. I ordered a Wine Transparent American Deluxe Ash Stratocaster on April 2, 2010 and it just came in on September 22, 2010. It was almost a 6 month wait. Needless to say, I did not pick it up or pay for it and told the store they can keep it. It’s ridiculous to wait that long for a guitar and I will not play that game. Now that doesn’t mean I won’t get one. I will still be getting my 2010 American Deluxe Ash Stratocaster, just not right now. Since Fender forced me to wait for 6 months for a new one, I’ve lost that “must have it now!” attitude and will patiently shop for a used one. It may take me another year to get it, but I’m sure I’ll save some money and in the meantime I’m $1649 richer.   

   I still love the new Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster. It’s simpy a perfect design and I highly recommend them to anyone buying an electric guitar. I just think it’s folly on Fender’s part to list models on their website and in their catalog that they cannot deliver. I’ve heard a lot of excuses ranging from a “paint shortage” to “Fender’s cost cutting led to massive employee layoffs and there isn’t anyone building the guitars”. I don’t know which is true since Fender has not released any press statement on the subject. I do know I ordered a guitar from a Fender dealer and it took 6 months to get it. 

   That’s why I’m pointing you to Music123 for your Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster purchase. I have contacted them and they are promising that any color you want will be shipped between now and the second week of November, 2010. Music123 has been extremely reliable for me over the years and their customer service is beyond excellent. I do know that they are at the mercy of Fender and that Fender dictates when the guitars ship. If nothing else, Music123 will not charge you until the guitar ships and you can get your money back at any time. So buy with confidence at Music123 by following the links below. 

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash Electric Guitar Wine Transparent Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Ash Electric Guitar Wine Transparent

The ash Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster gives you the distinct grain pattern and spanking tone of an ash body, with all the cool specs of the new American Deluxe Stratocaster. A new compound-radius fretboard makes string bending exhilaratingly effortless anywhere along the neck.
New Fender N3 noiseless pickups supercharge your sound with improved Stratocaster tones for sparkling bell-like chime with no hum. Reconfigured S-1 switching offers even more knockout tonal options. Other features include staggered locking tuners, a 2-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and a beveled neck heel. Fender includes a molded Fender-exclusive SKB case with glass-reinforced latches and TSA locks, cable, and strap locks with the American Deluxe Strat.

 

Fender N3 Noiseless pickups
N3 Noiseless pickups deliver the best of yesterday and today, because they deliver landmark vintage Fender tone and response without the hum that can plague single-coil pickups. Using an improved stacked coil-coil design, N3 Noiseless pickups are specially tailored for each Stratocaster and Telecaster pickup position. The insulated metal core of each pickup position type differs in thickness and composition for enhanced tone, and Fender has fine-tuned the sized, shape, and wire gauge of the coils to balance the magnetic responsiveness essential to great tone. N3 pickups represent a welcome return to the warmth and clarity of alnico magnets. An Alnico 5 magnet is used in the bridge position, Alnico 2 in the middle position, and Alnico 3 for the neck position. 


  

 

Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar Amber Maple Neck Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Electric Guitar Amber Maple Neck

In the newest evolutionary step for the American Deluxe Stratocaster electric guitar, it maintains its traditional look and feel while introducing upgrades that include three N3 Noiseless single-coil pickups that still produce their revered sparkle and snap and—with noiseless design—no annoying hum. The S-1 switching system adds additional pickup combinations beyond those provided by a standard five-way switch including new combinations of series and parallel wiring for a dazzling array of tonal choice. The compound radius fretboard that modern guitarists demand ensures strings won’t fret out even with extreme bending. Other improvements include the high-mass tremolo block that increases sustain; locking tuning keys; and a molded case with glass-reinforced latches and TSA locks.


   

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