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Deluxe Powerhouse and Deluxe Superstrat



A Candy Apple Red Deluxe Powerhouse

These two guitars were launched as new models in the Autumn 1997 Frontline although they may have been available slightly earlier.


The Deluxe Powerhouse


This guitar boasted what Fender called the Fender Powerhouse ultra quiet pickup system and 12 db active mid boost circuit.

Specifications

Headstock

Small Gold Spaghetti Logo 1 string tree

Neck

Tinted Maple with Rosewood or Maple Board Modern C 9.5" radius

Frets

21 Medium Jumbo

Body

Poplar then Alder around 2003

Pickups

3 Fender Powerhouse Ultra quiet single coils

Controls

1 volume 1 tone and active 12db midboost

Bridge

6pt vintage trem

Tuners

Fender Vintage

Neck Plate

Plain Rectangle

Hardware

Chrome

Colours

Originally Black, Lake Placid Blue, Candy Apple Red or Arctic White

Pickguard

White Shell


There were some colour changes during the powerhouse's lifetime:
In 2002 Arctic White was dropped and Pewter and Graffiti Yellow were added
In 2004 Lake Placid Blue was dropped.
In 2005 the colours changed to Black, Chrome Red, Blizzard Pearl, Navy Blue Metallic or Caramel Metallic.
The guitar was discontinued in 2008 when the first of the Roadhouse Deluxe series came on the scene.

A few more pictures
 
A Black a Caramel Metallic and Headstock Detail


Deluxe Superstrat

The distinguishing Features of this guitar are the Super fat super strat single coil pickups, the Burns style switching and the Gold Hardware.

Specifications

Headstock

Small Gold Spaghetti Logo 1 string tree

Neck

Tinted Maple with Rosewood or Maple Board Modern C 9.5" radius

Frets

21 Medium Jumbo

Body

Ash

Pickups

3 Super fat super strat single coils

Controls

1 volume 2 tone and push buton to add the bridge pickup

Bridge

6pt vintage trem

Tuners

Fender Vintage

Neck Plate

Plain Rectangle

Hardware

Gold

Colours

Black, Brown Sunburst, Crimson Red Transparent or Honey Blonde

Pickguard

Brown Shell



In 2004 this guitar gave way to the Deluxe Player.

More Pictures
   
Headstock Details and Honey Blonde


The Crimson Red Transparent and The extra push button between the tone controls.