I sold my 1987 Fender AVRI ’62 Stratocaster, 2014 Fender “60th Anniversary” ’54 Reissue Stratocaster, 1997 Fender “California Series” Stratocaster, 1990 Fender “Custom Shop” Eric Clapton Stratocaster, 1994 Fender Jeff Beck Stratocaster, 2010 Fender “Custom Shop” David Gilmour” Stratocaster, and my 1990 Fender AVRI ’57 Stratocaster (Red Maple Neck EMG SA’s with EMG “EXP” and “SPC”) David Gilmour Copy. I own a 2005 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Tungsten Rosewood Fretboard Abalone Inlays Bill Lawrence “Samarian Cobalt Nickel” single coil pickup’s. Bridge Pickup in Series with Middle Pickup Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 2004 Fender American Deluxe 50th Anniversary Stratocaster at the best online prices at eBay! The fact that they’re staggered means your strings are pulled properly across the nut and it eliminates one of the two string trees found on older Stratocasters. My question to you is this “what humbucker is used in this guitar? For some reason the Deluxe didn’t get a lot of Catalog space in the Fender Catalog some of these years. It’s just a nice detail to have and Fender is really paying attention to player comfort by adding this feature to the American Deluxe Stratocaster. Fender made many name changes and upgrades to existing models in 2000 including adding the Deluxe, although in 2016 they’ve changed it to the ‘American Elite’ the ‘AD’ proved it was a good design, lasting for 15 years. The neck is very comfortable and the body has deep contours. I just got a 2007 deluxe and I can’t find any info on that. The bridge pickup is hot and works very well to get that Foreigner “Double Vision” tone and that Bad Company “Burnin’ Sky” tone. This is it, the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster is the top of Fender’s American made production Stratocaster line. Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster. Only 2,000 Fender 50th Anniversary Deluxe Stratocaster Limited Editions were made for the US Market! The fit and finish are second to none. The Fender American Deluxe Series instruments are without question a big leap forward from the more tradition American Standard Series. Luckily I knew about the Bill Lawrence “Samarian Cobalt” pickup’s as I was a “Guitar Broker” for about (4) years. I wanted to know if it had the v profile and if it had the compound radius. It's been tweaked again to give a set of sounds that feels more logical to us. Although I spent a lot of time and money on those other Strat’s this 2005 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster does it all. Let’s talk about a few of the features the make the American Deluxe such a fantastic Strat. You also get your choice of a C-shape or V-shape neck. The engineering and design that went into building these amazing instruments takes the Fender legacy to a whole new level. So, S-1 switch … View cart for details. This is my one and only Fender Stratocaster and it will be with me for the rest of my life. As I said, standard equipment on the American Deluxe Stratocaster. I have have one of each neck and I personally do prefer the V-shape neck. Position 5. Neck Pickup in Parallel with Special Capacitor and in Series with Middle Pickup Hello. I just bought a 2006 Fender USA 60th anniversary edition deluxe STRAT HSS. This is without question the absolute BEST Fender Stratocaster I have ever owned and/or played. I sent them my ’54 Reissue Strat and they sent me a “MINT” 2005 or DZ5 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Tungsten Rosewood Fretboard. Mine also came with a newly designed fender locking bridge, which was the worst piece of engineering I ever saw and I changed it out for the ‘American Standard’ two post, solid saddle bridge, but their original noiseless PU’s and the locking Schaller tuners were very nice and the body and neck were shaped to perfection. Something went wrong. The next award winning innovation is the cleverly placed S-1 push/push switching system. To me that sounds horrible. Anyhow an awesome guitar!! Pablo, it could be that someone switched out the pickguard electronics. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Fender 2004 American Deluxe Stratocaster 50th Anniversary at the best online prices at ebay! It is a true modern amazingly designed and engineered “TOP SHELF” Strat. I thought the Plus never had the S-1 or any push-pull. However, It does have the “standard” nut, not a roller, and one string tree that the Plus had. and BTW it DOES have the compound radius neck. So, I ended up with the ’54 Reissue with the COA and everything. You also get excellent Schaller designed, staggered locking tuners on the headstock. Position 3. The Samarium Cobalt pickups use Samarium Cobalt magnetic material along with traditional magnets and a stacked coil design to give you a traditional Strat tone without the annoying hum. Position 2. That was how I found out about these awesome pickup’s. I have owned and played Fender AVRI ’62 Stratocaster’s and I also bought the Fender “60th Anniversary” 1954 Reissue Stratocaster. I love this Strat. I have a 2000 model DZ series ‘American Deluxe’ HSS, the first year edition. While it was an outstanding “first year” Stratocaster I found it to be sort of limiting. It came in the original Fender HSC with all the factory paperwork and case candy too. I have one question, I’m chasing a deal (800 bucks) for an American Deluxe V-Neck Serial DZ9 so it’s a 2009 but comes with no S1 switch, that makes me think it’s fake, it’s weird because everything else seems legit. Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Locking tuners make changing strings on the American Deluxe Stratocaster an absolute breeze. Required fields are marked *, Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster 2004-2009 Series. John, the compound radius neck wasn’t introduced until 2010 and it was found on both the C and V neck profiles. It’s great. The frets are perfectly dressed right to the edge of rolled neck without any hanging over to snag your hand. Look no further as these are the BEST Strat’s ever made by Fender. Great job Fender. Probably the biggest innovation on the American Deluxe Strat are the Samarium Cobalt Noiseless Pickups. Make sure you check out the Fender American Elite Stratocaster and the Fender American Ultra Stratocaster to see the evolution of this guitar. Not sure, 2 point trem, s1 switch and really cool.. a roller nut! A lot of people say the V-shape fits better in your hand but it really comes down to personal preference. The tremolo also has a pop-in tremolo arm instead of the screw-in type making it much quicker to set up. This is really cool. The solid stainless steel block saddles have more mass than the cheaper bent-steel saddles found on the lesser Strats which means more sustain and a better anchor to the bridge. Position 2. I love it so much that I sold off all of my Fender Stratocaster’s as this one does it all. In the meantime, I had a quick question. I use a 4 1/2″ Leather Bass Guitar Strap to lighten the load as this Strat is Heavy!! This means the guitar plays better and stays in tune easier. Hey, does anyone know if the 2004-2010 deluxe strats have the biflex truss rod? I sold it for 4X what I paid for it. One guy even tried to distract me as his friend tried to make off with my $4,550.00 Fender “Custom Shop” David Gilmour Stratocaster. Your email address will not be published. Did they use nitro? It’s a push-button switch that’s cleverly hidden in the 2nd Tone control. Hold on to yours ! It’s a DZ717 serial number. I have a roller nut on my Jeff Beck signature Stratocaster but hadn’t seen one on any of the American Deluxe series. A bit heavier than the above mentioned Reissue Stratocaster’s but worth the extra weight for that solid quiet aggressive modern Stratocaster tone. Leo Fender invented the Strat in 1954. My 2005 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster is a life time keeper. I just found your site. ” Thanks! As you can see, that is an amazing variety of tonal options brought to you by a simple, well designed push button switch. I am the “proud” owner of a 2005 Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster Tungsten with Rosewood Fretboard. Here’s a look at all the pickup combinations you get on the American Deluxe Stratocaster: S-1 Switch Up: Eric, yes the 2004-2010 Deluxe Stratocaster does have a biflex truss rod.