Hey guys and gals – tell your wrong-handed friends about this one. Beautiful American Deluxe with upgrades aimed at the rock player, with a trio of DiMarzio’s and a “metal” look with a diamond plate pickguard. This trio of DiMarzio’s was chosen for a wide variety of tones, and hum-free sound, even at high gain. There’s an X2N (DP102) in the bridge, Chopper (DP184) in the middle, and an HS-2 (DP116) in the neck – wired to a 5-way switch for a good selection of traditional Strat tones, and much fatter tones that will make your amp scream. Other than the pickguard assembly, it’s all stock with all the Deluxe features including Fender/Schaller locking tuners, 1-pc maple neck with Abalone dot inlays, contoured neck heel, raised chrome logo, polished chrome bridge/saddles. Other features include alder body, 22 medium jumbo frets, 9.5″ radius, 25.5 scale, tilt-adjust neck, single string tree, and Schaller locking type strap pins. A new American Deluxe is going to run $1499 at the chain stores but this one is barely played, with a set up that’s guaranteed to thrill, for $1050. Includes Fender molded case in similarly nice shape.