Fender introduces Deluxe Series
A new collection of 10 Strats, Teles and bass guitars in the family of electrics, infused with advancements and upgrades
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has announced the launch of the Deluxe Series of electric guitars and basses, designed for seasoned and experienced players. The collection adds 10 new models based on classic guitar and bass designs to the family of electrics, including the Deluxe Strat, Deluxe Strat HSS, Deluxe Roadhouse Strat, Deluxe Nashville Tele, Deluxe Tele Thinline, Deluxe Active Precision Bass Special, Deluxe Active Jazz Bass, Deluxe Active Jazz Bass V, Deluxe Active Dimension Bass, Deluxe Active Dimension Bass V models.
The Deluxe Strat is a double-cutaway electric guitar with a 12-inch radius fingerboard, three Vintage Noiseless Strat pickups, contoured neck heel, and tuning machines. A push/push mini-switch adds the bridge pickup in positions four and five of the five-way selector switch.
The Deluxe Roadhouse Strat includes a “V6” rotary switch that adds six tonalities to each of the five pickup settings for a total of thirty possible sounds from the three Vintage Noiseless Strat pickups. Other features include an S-1 switch to bypass the preamp, locking tuning machines and a two-point synchronised tremolo bridge with bent steel saddles.
The Deluxe Strat HSS includes a single Twin Head Vintage humbucking pickup (bridge), two Vintage Noiseless Strat pickups (neck and middle), an S1 switch to split the humbucking pickup and a two-point synchronised tremolo bridge with bent steel saddles.
The Deluxe Nashville Tele is a single-cutaway electric guitar with two Vintage Noiseless Tele pickups (neck and bridge), a single Vintage Noiseless Strat pickup (middle), five-way Strat-o-Tone switching and a six-saddle string-through-body Tele bridge with block saddles.
The Deluxe Tele Thinline is a semi-hollowbody electric that includes two Vintage Noiseless Tele pickups in the neck and bridge positions and a six-saddle string-through-body Tele bridge with block saddles. The four-way switching adds series wiring to the traditional scheme.
“We are thrilled to debut the new Deluxe Series under our well-respected umbrella of electrics,” said Fender’s Justin Norvell. “The Deluxe Series provides musicians a perfect companion on stage and in the studio at an attainable price point; it’s the ideal upgrade for players as they advance on their musical journey without compromising quality for price.”
All the guitars come with a deluxe gig bag and will be available at local dealers or via Fender’s website this month. For more information, visit fender.com/deluxe-series