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Stratocaster Mexico Deluxe vintage blond

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Craig Williams, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. Craig Williams

    Craig Williams Tele-Meister

    May 16, 2016
    This is the model with the noiseless pick ups and extra switch to bring the neck pick up in with bridge.
    About 2016 / 17 I think

    Been looking at one of these and seems to fit my requirements including 12" radius board, 70s headstock, Ash body and noiseless pick ups. Unable to find a used one so may have to pull the trigger on a new one. Irks me a bit that a new one of these is a comparable price to a used US in near new condition.

    Just wondering if there is any love for these? Is the 2 point bridge and noiseless PU US parts?
    Are the Ash bodies from the states? Just wondering what sort of bang for my buck I would be getting here, and most importantly how do they play and sound?

    Any help appreciated

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  2. Lowerleftcoast

    Lowerleftcoast Friend of Leo's

    Dec 30, 2019
    Mine is older. 3 piece Ash body. Wide bridge spacing. Vintage tuners. I replaced the trem block with a higher mass. Much more sustain now.

    I received mine in pieces. Missing the noiseless pick ups. I highly recommend a MIM Deluxe. Ime, it is closer in spec to an American Strat than it is to a Standard Mex Strat.

    Like any pick ups, the noiseless pick ups are liked by some and not by others. You kinda have to make up your own mind about them. I wind my own pickups so it is not a concern to me.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2021
  3. SixStringSlinger

    SixStringSlinger Friend of Leo's

    May 21, 2006
    No experience with this model, but two-point trems are great. It's like the typical advice re. setting up six-screw trems (loosen up the inner 4 screws and leave the outer two) manifested in a refined design.

    I don't know what particular noiseless pickups this has. My American Deluxe has SCN's and I think they sound great once you get the heights sorted out. Other's experience may vary but I like them sitting a little higher than what might seem "typical".
  4. Lonn

    Lonn Friend of Leo's

    Dec 13, 2007
    The older one was called the Deluxe Player's Strat and had the neck on button,gold hardware and came in great colors. The trans blue with gold is especially pretty.
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