American Deluxe Stratocaster
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-07-22)
Price : US $662.00
Up for sale is my excellent American Deluxe (DZ series) stratocaster with a C-shaped rosewood neck and locking tuners. I believe this guitar was built around 2000-2001 but I m not sure. This would be easy to date with the DZ serial #.
The pickups are a Bill Lawrence L-298 in the bridge as and 2 Bill Lawrence L-200s in the neck and middle positions. The pickups sound excellent, and the pots were changed to 500 m pots for more high end. In my opinion, these pups are far better than some of the new SCN offerings by Fender. I also installed a push/pull pot which allows for various pup combinations such as neck and bridge (my favourite).
These pups are noiseless single coils but come surprisingly close to nailing the sound of a good 1960s single coil with certain advantages. They are dead quiet and fatter than sounding than a single coil, only slightly less chimey. They bridge is fat and meaty with a good amount of bite (FAR better than any bridge position single coil). The clarity of these pups is second to none. FAR better than the Vintage noiseless pups that came with the guitar. In the right hands, these pups sound so close to a vintage style single coil that noone would tell they weren't. So you can get all the quack you want...
I've gigged with this guitar (so it does have some cosmetic wear hear and there) - and it always sounded great - in the mix and when playing alone. The neck is straight and true and is a total joy to play - as comfortable a neck as you're likely to find.
Great all-around, all-purpose guitar - a true workhorse
This guitar is sold (sold on 2008-07-22)
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