Deluxe Stratocaster®


Model #: 0300500523

Deluxe Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Pearl White Metallic $499.99

0300500523

Deluxe Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Daphne Blue $499.99

0300500504
Deluxe Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Pearl White Metallic

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Our Deluxe Stratocaster® is a true class act, with a smooth, satin-finished maple neck and classic single-coil tone from three Duncan Designed™ pickups. Other cool features include a parchment pickguard and aged plastic parts. Available in two elegant finishes, Daphne Blue and Pearl White Metallic.

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Quite a piece of work

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sHaumbra81 on September 8, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Funk Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Country Bluegrass Classical Reggae / Ska Punk

Maybe my Deluxe was just bad luck, but when i got it 1,5 years ago, it was quite a disappointment. Frets were all rough on the edge of the neck, tremolo didn't hold the tune at all & pickups were just weak. I'm a poor full-day composer who's got used to playing with what i've got, but this one just didn't work. When i got to the half of a song, i needed to tune the guitar again. Luckily as an exchange for my old faithful Ibanez SC620, i got a Squier Standard (HSS) which served my work very well, so i wasn't too deep in **** because of this Deluxe. And because i loved the look of this Pearl White body, i didn't return or sell it. I began to study how to mod strats. First i changed the pickups to S.Duncan JB,YJM,Jazz-set, the tremolo to WilkinsonVs50 and last the neck to Classic Vibe 60's. Now the guitar is a dream to work with. But i still feel that i should have bought the Classic Vibe in the first place. This summer i did, and i love it just the way it is. :)

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Couldn't have made a better choice!

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renovatio06 on August 31, 2013 (updated September 3, 2013)
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Funk Jazz Rock

Sure, going about buying a copy of the real thing felt a little odd at first, particularly since I had owned an American Standard Stratocaster, which I sold for this one. You might think I had given away the real thing for the cheap copy. But as I went over the specs and features of this one and ordered it to check it out for real, I was very pleased to see that my above assumption proved to be wrong! In other words, I really wasn't able to experience too much difference in action, sound, playability, handling and overall value of the instrument. In fact, when you think about adding higher value parts as you go along, this one doesn't fall too far behind the American Standard Strat at all. Fender will not be all that pleased to read this, I'm afraid, but in other words, you get an instrument that doesn't have to hide in the shadow of an American Standard Strat for less than half its price, or in my country, i.e. Germany, almost at a third its price. I'm completely happy with my choice and don't think I could have done any better given budget constraints and an overall tight monetary, if not precarious, situation. It really makes me happy to own this little unpolished gem!

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"Olympic" White

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Morrison20 on May 2, 2013
Amateur Blues

One of the best guitars of squier ( by fender )

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Super Fat Super Strat pickups

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phoenixrichard on April 20, 2013 (updated April 22, 2013)
Amateur Blues Pop Rock

Put in some Super Fat Super Strat pickups (the standard Seymour suck - although his shop did rewind a Super Fat Super Strat for me). The neck is fantastic. A nearly not there finish that lets your hands go faster up and down the neck.

Instead of buying any Fender, recommend you pick this up, go on Ebay (there's a guy who hand winds pickups to your spec - from 50s to Beck or Clapton) and immediately change the pickups to your favorite combination - even if you want the Gibson humbucker sound.

Find a certified guitar tech, put on 10 or 11 Fender bullet strings (let's face it, Fender strings work best on Fender products, Gibson on Gibson or Epiphone are best). The bridge is about the best commercially available, so why change it?

Have about six Squier guitars (7 if you include a Jazz bass). Would never go over to the dark side of getting an expensive Fender (own about four Epi's, too, no Gibson - amazing what good guitar techs can do). This and the Squier Jaguar are my two faves right now. This is made in China. A Guitar Center salesman said guitars made in China are done microscope perfect. He's right.

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Plays Like an American Made Strat

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fberd on February 19, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Jazz Rock Heavy Metal

After researching this Strat for months I purchased one over a year ago. I'm on a budget, for the money this plays and sounds like butter.
The Seymour Duncan Designed PUs are clean, chimey and full of tone. I replaced the bridge PU with a Seymour Duncan Custom Custom Humbucker. This Strat is routed for humbuckers in the bridge and neck. The neck is thinner then I'd like, I have large hands so I prefer thicker necks. I use it at home for practice, but easily could hold up to heavy road gigging.
My only complaint is during dry winters the neck shifts and the frets bulge. Simply use a humidifier, it take care of that issue.
It was perfect out of the box, but for us looking for more a few mods and tweaks this is a hot rod machine.

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Model Name: Deluxe Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Pearl White Metallic
Model Number: 0300500523
Series: Deluxe Models
MSRP: $499.99
Color: Pearl White Metallic

Body

Body
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Polyurethane
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Polyurethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
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: Dot
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Engraved

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Duncan Designed™ SC-101B Single-Coil
Middle Pickup: Duncan Designed™ SC-101 Single-Coil
Neck Pickup: Duncan Designed™ SC-101N Single-Coil
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
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
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tremolo Arm Handle: Standard Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
Switch Tips: Black

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)
Unique Features: Aged White Plastic Parts, Traditional Strat® Headstock Shape, Satin Finished Maple Neck, Three Duncan Designed™ Single-Coil Pickups, 3-Ply Parchment Pickguard, Black Dot Position Inlays, Gold Logo
  • Deluxe Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Pearl White Metallic

    #0300500523

    $499.99

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    #0300500504

    $499.99