|Model Name:||Deluxe Roadhouse™ Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Urethane|
|Neck Shape:||Modern "C"|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black or White Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||3/16" Hex Adjustment|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Standard|
|Bridge Pickup:||Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat|
|Middle Pickup:||Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat|
|Neck Pickup:||Texas Special™ Single-Coil Strat|
|Controls:||Master Volume, Master 6-Position V6 Rotary Tone Switch, Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup|
|Special Electronics:||The 6-position V6 rotary switch utilizes the onboard preamp to provide 6 distinct tone settings ranging from wiry single-coil to scorching lead. The S-1 Switch bypasses the preamp completely.|
|Bridge:||Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo|
|Tremolo Arm Handle:||Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm|
|Tuning Machines:||Standard Cast/Sealed|
|Pickguard:||4-Ply Aged White Pearloid|
|Control Knobs:||Aged White Plastic|
|Switch Tips:||Aged White|
|Strings:||Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Onboard Preamp with Rear Mounted Battery Compartment, Large '70s Style Strat® Headstock and Logo Decal, Dual Wing String Trees, Lightly Tinted Neck|
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In the early 1990's I was one of many who jumped on the MIM Strat bandwagon, seeking a good quality guitar at a very reasonable price, only to be disappointed by deficient parts and poor quality control. I have not seriously entertained the idea of a MIM anything since then ... until now. I recently strolled through my local independent music store, and there it was. The new arrival prominently displayed for all to see, a vintage white Strat with a maple fretboard and large headstock. Upon closer inspection, I find that it was also equipped with an onboard pre amp, and much to my dismay, hecho en Mexico. Since I already had it in my hand, I decided I may as well check it out. From that point on, it only took about 15 minutes and I was headed to the cash register with the guitar in tow. The fit and finish of these new Deluxe Roadhouse Strats are excellent, especially compared to the MIM standard that I had purchased back in the day. The fret job was very well executed, and this model now sports a 22nd fret. The neck is of the modern C variety, and very comfortable. The tuners, although nothing fancy, actually worked great and kept the guitar in tune. A trio of Texas Special pickups are standard equipment, and coupled with the onboard pre amp, sound amazing. The 1st tone control has been replaced by a 6-way rotary switch for controlling the pre amp level, and the 2nd tone control has become the master tone. The pre amp can be bypassed via the s-1 switch located on the volume control, and it is all powered by a nine volt battery located in the battery box on the back side of the instrument. Needless to say, I am very impressed with this guitar, and it totally redeems the Ensenada manufacturing facility in my eyes. If this type of quality is what can be expected in the future, this will most certainly not be the last MIM product that I will be taking home.
Chuck McGillicutty owns this item
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