Fender Deluxe Stratocaster - Sapphire Blue Transparent - Maple Fingerboard

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With a beautifully subtle grain, the ash body on the Fender Deluxe Stratocaster provides a fantastic tonal base for an epic guitar. The maple neck has a smooth satin finish with a fantastic fret job that you would expect from an American standard, let alone a Mexican built guitar. 22 medium size frets give a great feel to the guitar. Whether you're playing fast licks spanning the entirety of the neck or just simple jazz chord patterns, You never feel restricted.   

The Vintage Noiseless pickups are warm in the front 2 positions of the 5 way toggle switch. You can use the neck pickup to provide a full bodied tone but still with the classic Strat twang available with a more aggressive attack on the strings. The middle and bridge pickup setting on the toggle switch open up a far brighter tonal range with more attack, giving an iconic country style twang to the sound. Think, maybe Sweet Home Alabama intro. Equally, the bridge pickup delivers on the classic Strat twang and attack that has been adored for many years. The Deluxe also comes with a Push/Push switch activating the bridge pick up in position 4 (Neck, middle, and bridge) and position 5 (Neck and bridge). This offers an extra blend and style of sound, more power and more versatility. 

The locking tuners provide excellent tuning stability and confidence to play has hard as needed. A deluxe gig bag comes included, and did we mention the incredible colour?!

A personal favourite of ours here at Guitarbitz, you will not be disappointed! 

Fender say:

A tonally versatile guitar with time-honored Fender style and sound, the Deluxe Strat has a few tricks up its sleeve. Special switching unlocks extra pickup combinations for those moments you find yourself needing a little extra kick to stand out. Combining noise-free performance with enhanced playing comfort, this sleek instrument is a truly deluxe performer that excels on stage and in the studio.

  • Double cutaway electric guitar
  • Three Vintage Noiseless™ Strat pickups
  • Push/push mini-switch adds bridge pickup in positions four and five
  • Two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with bent steel saddles
  • 12”-radius fingerboard; contoured neck heel; locking tuning machines
  • Includes deluxe gig bag

These pickups produce all the brilliant pristine, well-defined tone of vintage single-coil Strat pickups, with no hum.

This instrument features a fingerboard radius (the amount of curvature across the width of the fingerboard) that, at 12", is substantially more flattened than both a vintage-style 7.25" radius and a modern 9.5" radius. Feels notably flat even though there’s still slight curvature—great for bending notes without fretting out.

This Stratocaster features a two-point tremolo bridge with vintage-style saddles for superior intonation, sustain, tuning stability, tremolo action and ease of adjustment, along with an extra touch of original-era authenticity.

This instrument features locking tuning machines for increased tuning stability and easy restringing.

Placed discretely between the tone controls, the push/push mini-switch on this model activates the bridge pickup when the pickup selector is in positions four and five. These new pickup combinations enhance the already flexible sound.

Strong and dense, ash is a longtime Fender classic for electric instrument bodies. Notably resonant and sweet sounding, it’s characterized by clearly chiming highs, well-defined midrange and strong low end. It also features an attractive grain accentuated by light-colored finishes.



  • Ash body
  • Gloss finish
  • Sapphire Blue Transparent 
  • Stratocaster body shape
  • Right handed

Neck / Fingerboard

  • Maple neck
  • Modern C shape neck profile
  • 22 frets
  • Maple fingerboard 
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • Black pearl dots
  • Satin neck finish
  • 25.5" scale length
  • 12" fingerboard radius
  • 42mm nut width


  • Bridge pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
  • Middle: Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
  • Neck: Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
  • Master volume control
  • 2x tone controls
  • Push / Push switch for extra pickup configuartions
  • Position 4 with switch in = Middle & Neck + Bridge
  • Position 5 with switch in = Neck + Bridge
  • 5-way pickup selector switch


  • Nickel / Chrome hardware
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Bent Steel Saddles
  • Fender deluxe cast locking tuners
  • Aged white plastics
  • 3-ply mint green pickguard
  • 4 bolt asymmetrical neck plate


  • Strung with 9-42
  • Deluxe gig bag

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body finish check   strings checked   neck check
1) Finish checked for imperfections or damage
2) Strings tuned up and tested for tone and playability
 3) Neck checked for bending or humps
  truss rod check frets check
4)  Truss rod adjusted for correct positioning
5) Frets examined for playability 6) Bridge checked for position and hold on strings
strap hooks checked neck joint check machine heads checked
7) Strap buttons tested for secure fitting
8) Neck joint examined
9) Machine heads turned and tested for secure grip on strings
top nut check controls checked pickups checked
10) Nut tested for secure fitting and correct string height
11) Switches, volume and tone controls tested for faulty connections 12) Pickups checked for responsiveness

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