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Fender has launched their updated American Deluxe Series today, a collection of Stratocaster and Telecaster guitars, and Jazz and Precision Basses with classic designs but forward-looking modern features.  The new for 2010 models feature Fender’s new N3 noiseless pickups, redesigned S1 switching systems, new colors, and the guitars get a custom compound radius across the fingerboard.  Follow the jump for more details on each new model, or check out what we have in stock now!

American Deluxe Ash Tele®
Tone … Tradition … Innovation. Fender’s new American Deluxe Telecaster® Ash is the 21st century way to rock Tele style, graced by the added distinction of a traditional ash body. New compound radius fretboard allows effortless string bending anywhere along the neck, and staggered locking tuners improve tuning stability for stunt guitarists who like to bend behind the nut. New N3 noiseless pickups provide improved Telecaster tones for snappy bell-like chime with no hum; other features include S-1 switching and chromed brass bridge.

American Deluxe Tele®
Tone Tradition … Innovation. Fender’s new American Deluxe Telecaster® is the 21st century way to rock Tele style! New compound radius fretboard allows effortless string bending anywhere along the neck, and staggered locking tuners improve tuning stability for stunt guitarists who like to bend behind the nut. New N3 noiseless pickups provide improved Telecaster tones for snappy bell-like chime with no hum; other features include a bound-top body with belly cut, S-1 switching, chromed brass bridge saddles, bound top and beveled neck heel.

American Deluxe Strat® V-Neck
Tone. Tradition. Innovation. Fender’s new American Deluxe Stratocaster® V Neck has all the modern features today’s guitarists demand, with some vintage flavor thrown in. All the cool specs of the new American Deluxe Stratocaster are here, plus a classic tinted maple neck with a ’50s V-shape and compound radius fretboard that allows exhilaratingly effortless string bending anywhere along the neck. New N3 noiseless pickups supercharge your sound with improved Stratocaster tones for sparkling bell-like chime with no hum, and reconfigured S-1 switching offers even more knockout tonal options. Additional key features include staggered locking tuners, twopoint synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and beveled neck heel.

American Deluxe Strat® HSS
Tone. Tradition. Innovation. Fender’s new American Deluxe Stratocaster® HSS is for guitarists who demand more from their axes. A compound radius fretboard allows exhilaratingly effortless string bending anywhere along the neck, and two new N3 noiseless pickups supercharge your sound with improved Stratocaster tones while the DH-1 humbucking bridge pickup is right there when you need to take everything up to 11—all with no hum. Reconfigured S-1 switching offers even more knockout tonal options. The all-new “passing lane” switch instantly routes your signal from any pickup position to the bridge position with the tone circuit bypassed, blasting overtones and volume straight into the Strat-osphere. Other features include staggered locking tuners, LSR roller nut, two-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and beveled neck heel.

American Deluxe Ash Strat®
Tone. Tradition. Innovation. Fender’s new American Deluxe Stratocaster® Ash gives you the distinct grain pattern and spanking tone of an ash body, with all the cool specs of the new American Deluxe Stratocaster. New compound radius fretboard allows exhilaratingly effortless string bending anywhere along the neck. New N3 noiseless pickups supercharge your sound with improved Stratocaster tones for sparkling bell-like chime with no hum, and reconfigured S-1 switching offers even more knockout tonal options. Other features include staggered locking tuners, two-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and beveled neck heel.

American Deluxe Strat®
Tone. Tradition. Innovation. Fender’s new American Deluxe Stratocaster® has all the modern features today’s guitarists demand. A compound radius fretboard allows exhilaratingly effortless string bending anywhere along the neck, and new N3 noiseless pickups supercharge your sound with improved Stratocaster tones for sparkling bell-like chime with no hum. Reconfigured S-1 switching offers even more knockout tonal options; other features include staggered locking tuners, two-point synchronized American Deluxe tremolo bridge with pop-in arm, and beveled neck heel.

American Deluxe Precision Bass®
Fender’s new American Deluxe Precision Bass delivers the modern features that bassists demand, with a newly designed preamp circuit that delivers deeply exhilarating active and passive tone. Powerful-yet-quiet new N3 noiseless pickups present more clean headroom and EQ range than ever, and even more sublime tonal options come from the active/passive switch and passive tone control.

American Deluxe Jazz Bass®
Fender’s new American Deluxe Jazz Bass delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleekly familiar design. A newly designed preamp circuit delivers deeply exhilarating active and passive tone, and powerful-yet-quiet new N3 noiseless pickups present more clean headroom and EQ range than ever. Other features include active/passive switch and passive tone control for even more tonal options, and classic Jazz Bass block fretboard inlays and binding.

American Deluxe Jazz Bass® V
Fender’s new American Deluxe V String Jazz Bass delivers the modern features that bassists demand in a sleek fivestring design. A newly designed preamp circuit delivers deeply exhilarating active and passive tone, and powerful-yet-quiet new N3 noiseless pickups present more clean headroom and EQ range than ever, effortlessly handling the low B string with impeccable tone and seismic power. Other features include a compound radius fretboard and asymmetrical neck profile for fast action and silky-smooth playability all the way up the neck, active/passive switch and passive tone control for even more tonal options, and classic Jazz Bass block fretboard inlays and binding.