Arguably the most famous of all electric guitar designs the
Fender Stratocaster (Known as “Strat” to most) has shaped
many a hit record in multiple styles of music in the hands
of players such as Hank Marvin, Jimmy Hendrix, Dick Dale,
Mark Knophler but only to name a few. The list could take
up pages and pages.
But this particular version of Leo
Fenders best selling guitar is different. Why? Simple, most
guitar players associate the Stratocaster with a guitar that
has 3 single coil pickups. The “Fat Strat” is called so as
it employs a humbucking pickup in the bridge position to add
greater versatility to the guitar.
Built in Fenders state of the art factory in Corona California,
the American Deluxe series is built to the highest quality
available and bar Custom Shop Guitars is Fenders top of range.
This Strat features the usual contours
for player comfort and a new distinctive neck shape that plays
like a dream. In the pickup department two single coil Fender
Vintage-Noiseless pickups are complemented by a DH-1 humbucker
in the bridge. The two single coil Noiseless pickups are nicely
balanced with the humbucker and volume levels are even when
switching with the 5-way selector.
Polished chrome locking machine heads, a locking tremolo
with polished steel saddles together with an LSR Roller Nut
provide excellent tuning stability. The fretwork on this guitar
is excellent, including all edges, which are nice and smooth.
Visual features include abalone dot inlays, and aged plastic
parts. Very welcome Strap-Locks are also standard issue.
Anyone who has played a Fender before will feel at home on
this guitar. It is comfortable in all aspects and is an open
invitation to play for hours on end.
The jewel in this instrument is certainly the DH1 humbucker,
which can provide tones unheard of from a traditional Stratocaster
with a high output that can bring the best out of distorted
The guitar is supplied with a moulded hard, case, Fender
Cable, Strap and Polishing Cloth.
An excellent up to date version of Leo Fenders most famous