Deluxe Players Strat®


Model #: 0133000327

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The powerful Deluxe Players Strat® guitar is set apart from the pack by features including an ash body, lightly tinted modern neck with a 12"-radius maple or rosewood fingerboard, Noiseless™ pickups, standard five-way pickup switch paired with push/push mini-switch offering an even greater variety of pickup combinations, brown shell pickguard and gold-plated vintage hardware.

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kmeals9898 on January 5, 2014 (updated January 7, 2014)
Semi-Professional Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Folk

First off, it is a nice looking guitar. The frets on it are nice and evenly set across the fret board. There's grooves along the length of the frets and fret board. The neck angle is off to where the frets buzz higher up on the neck even set with a good amount of relief on the neck. Ran out of threads on the trem screws trying to get the fret buzz out. I like that the neck is a 12"; that's what I'm used to. The pickups are weak, they have very little output, they're definitely not the noiseless pickups of the past. They're very flat sounding.

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Nice Guitar Great Value

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Scob on January 2, 2014 (updated January 2, 2014)
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Rock Classic Rock

Bought this as part of the Boxing Week sale at Long and McQuade in Toronto. It was a bit of an impulse buy as the guitar really caught my eye and seeing that I do not have a Strat with noiseless pickups, thought what the heck.

I have two other Strats (Highway 1 and US Lonestar - both Kijij scores) along with a Classic 50s Tele. I also have a Gibson Les Paul that was, for years, my main stage guitar but in recent years, I find I'm playing Strats almost exclusively.

The Player's Deluxe fits in very nicely and compliments nicely the hot alnicos of the Highway 1 and Texas Specials / Pearly Gates humbucker of the Lonestar. While it doesn't have the "quack" of the Highway 1 or the drive of the Lonestar, it still has an unmistakable single coil sound; it's just more Clapton than SRV. This, of course, makes sense as Clapton used noiseless single coils.

The playability of this guitar is excellent and puts an end to the Mexican vs. US debate - at least for the upgraded MIM Classic and Deluxe Players series of guitars. The MIM Standards may be a little more bargin, but like my Tele, this guitar uses upgraded "US" pickups and electronics and the build quality is excellent.

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Best Guitar Ive ever owned

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mswanton24 on November 6, 2013 (updated November 7, 2013)
Amateur Blues Alternative Rock Classic Rock

This is the first guitar I've ever bought with my own money. It's been two years since I got it and It's been my number one guitar ever since. It has the most beautifully well done sunbursts I've ever seen, the neck profile is perfect, and I didn't even have to adjust it out of the box. Perfectly done guitar and for the money, a real bargain. I love it!

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most reliable guitar ever

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Synthetic Funk on September 13, 2013 (updated September 18, 2013)
Professional Blues R&B Gospel Funk Jazz

I purchased this guitar when they first came out and i play professional gigs and venues. I use it for R&B , Funk ,Disco , Jazz and nothing else feels
quite as good in my hands and i have played many guitars in the last 40 years and by far this has been my comfort zone for almost 20 years. I love this axe and it's tone quality love it so much had to put Gk3 pickup on it would not play anything else. Used on all of my cd's and studio recordings

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Wow! What a strat!

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Stratuser1980 on September 3, 2013 (updated September 3, 2013)
Amateur Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Reggae / Ska Punk

I own the maple neck sapphire blue transparent model. Very beautiful guitar. The gold plating fades, but it looks very cool that way. The noiseless pickups are a bit quiet, so amp settings are higher, but the sound is awesome! I mostly play 4th position with the bridge button on. This is very cool. I love the 3 single coils all working together and I wish every strat had this extra setting. This guitar is light, silky smooth, sounds beautiful and you can get some great Clapton tones without the artist series price tag! The strat is made in Mexico, although the pickups are American made. I liked the initial setup, but I soon changed the action a bit, set the pickups and intonation and just smiled when I plugged it back in. I also added extra springs for heavier string use. I hope this review helps, Fender makes great products, and this one is at a respectable price. If you buy this strat you will not be disappointed. I am a huge fan of rosewood finger boards, but I have to give it to fender. Their maple necks are just as sweet!

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HUGE Bang for Your Buck!!

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Bigsnaketex on April 10, 2013 (updated April 10, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues Rock

My Deluxe Player Strat may be the best bang for my buck I've ever purchased. It plays almost like a custom shop guitar. It was set up right out of the box as well as any Fender product I've ever purchased. I was able to intonate the guitar very well and I can't say that is true of the other Mexican Made product.

The bottom line is that the Deluxe Player Strat is of similar quality as my American Standard guitars - and that's the truth!

Do yourself a favor and pick up one of these - the 12" radius will make you a believer.

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Great performance from a mid-priced guitar

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DaveB315 on March 5, 2013 (updated March 5, 2013)
Amateur Blues Funk Rock Classic Rock Reggae / Ska

I've had my instrument for about eight years. It's actually the Deluxe Super Strat which was the predecessor to the Player model, with the same specification apart from the pickups. The neck is a delight to play and that's what persuaded me to buy it even though it was beyond my budget.
I've never been sure what the pickups are, except that they're not the standard Mex set from that time. Suffice to say that at jam nights, people listening, and those who have borrowed it have been surprised to find that it's not an american guitar. The finish, feel and sound all lead them to believe it must be a much more expensive American model. Although I own several other guitars, this is still my 'go to' instrument for all around performance. The only reservation I have is regarding the tremolo bridge. I'm considering replacing that with a 3rd party unit which has a push-in arm as the threads are worn and sloppy on the original unit.

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Great guitar!

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jimduckett on February 22, 2013
Professional Blues R&B Rock Classic Rock Folk Country Bluegrass

I bought mine new some time ago. Have not had a single problem with this guitar, stock pickups are fine, no complaints whatsoever. Nice neck.

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Sea4112 on February 18, 2013 (updated February 18, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Country

The guitar is great I switched the noiseless pick ups out for Texas special pickups the gold hard wear is really BEAUTIFUL and with my rosewood fret board u can get insane warm tones out of it. I love it - use it for John mayer then Stevey ray Vaughan and many more. great for its value. thank u fender

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Digging4Fire on February 18, 2013
Amateur Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Reggae / Ska Punk

I bought mine about 4 years ago and it's been a wonderful work horse instrument. In terms of fit, finish, and playability, this is a great instrument. The body is really comfortable and the hardware has held up really nicely. My favorite feature is the neck radius- the 12" radius is super easy to play and really lets you bend strings without any fretting out. As for the electronics, the blend switch is really nice. It allows for some more tone options and you can get a Tele/Jazzmaster kind of sound in the neck position with the switch down. My only complaint is the pickups. The Noiseless are nice, they get the job done, but I think they sounds a bit thin and sterile. I replaced them with a set of Seymour Duncan SSL-1's, put 5 spring to lock down the trem, and had a brass nut installed. All in all, I'm really happy with the instrument and it's a great guitar, especially for the money!

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Model Name: Deluxe Players Strat®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Sapphire Blue Transparent
Model Number: 0133000327
Series: Deluxe
MSRP: $929.99
Color: Sapphire Blue Transparent

Body

Body
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Polyester
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
Neck Shape: Modern "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: White Dot
Truss Rod Nut: 3/16" Hex Adjustment
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Vintage Noiseless™ Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Pos 1. Bridge Pickup Pos 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Pos 3. Middle Pickup Pos 4. Middle and Neck Pickups (Plus Bridge Pickup When Push/Push Switch Is Activated) Pos 5. Neck Pickup (Plus Bridge Pickup When Push/Push Switch Is Activated)
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Gold-Plated
Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: White Plastic
Switch Tips: White
Auxiliary Switching: 1-Button Push/Push On/Off Switch: Activates Bridge Pickup in Positions 4 and 5 of Blade Switch

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA Bullets® 3250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Gold Plated Hardware, 1-Button Push/Push On/Off Switch.
Included Accessories: Deluxe Gig Bag
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