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Any pictures info or corrections would be much appreciated

Deluxe Double Fat Strat 1999 to 2004

Known as Deluxe Double Fat Strat HH in 2002/3
Known as the Deluxe Strat HH in 2004


Body Originally Poplar later Alder Polyester Finish
Neck Maple Modern C satin polyurethane finish
Fretboard Rosewood 21 Medium Jumbo Frets 9.5" radius
Headstock 60s style with transition logo 1 butterfly string tree truss rod adjust at headstock
Tuners Vintage style Fender Ping style
Pickups 2 black tex mex humbuckers
Controls 1 volume 2 tone black plastic 5 way switch with black switch tip see below
Nut 1.6875 Synthetic Bone
Hardware Chrome
Bridge 6 pivot sync trem
Pickguard 11 screw black white black
Colours Black and Arctic White at launch later Pewter added and Arctic White dropped


Deluxe Double Fat Strat in Arctic White

Deluxe Double Fat Strat Floyd Rose 1998 to 2004

Known as Deluxe Double Fat Strat HH with locking trem in 2002/3
Known as the Deluxe Strat HH with locking trem in 2004


All details are identical to the Deluxe Double Fat Strat except
Locking Nut
Headstock has single bar string guide
Bridge is adouble locking trem Floyd Rose type


The Floyd Rose Version Black and Pewter

Deluxe Fat Strat V1 1999 to 2006

Known as Deluxe Fat Strat HSS 2002 to 2003
Known as Deluxe Strat HSS 2004 to 2006


Body Originally Poplar later Alder Polyester Finish
Neck Maple Modern C satin polyurethane finish
Fretboard Rosewood 21 Medium Jumbo Frets 9.5" radius
Headstock 60s style with transition logo 1 butterfly string tree truss rod adjust at headstock
Tuners Vintage style Fender Ping style
Pickups 1 black tex mex humbucker and 2 black Tex Mex Single Coils
Controls 1 volume 2 tone black plastic 5 way switch with black switch tip
Nut 1.6875 Synthetic Bone
Hardware Chrome
Bridge 6 pivot sync trem
Pickguard 11 screw black white black
Colours Black and Arctic White at launch later Pewter added and Arctic White dropped
Any pictures would be appreciated

Deluxe Fat Strat V2 2008-2009

Same specs as version 1 but with 11 screw white plastic pickguard


Picture Courtesy of Lonn

Deluxe Fat Strat Floyd Rose 1998 to 2005

Known as Deluxe Fat Strat HSS with locking trem in 2002/3
Known as the Deluxe Strat HSS with locking trem in 2004/5

All details are identical to the Deluxe Fat Strat except
Locking Nut
Headstock has single bar string guide
Bridge is adouble locking trem Floyd Rose type


Another one of Lonn's pics

Floyd Rose Standard Strat 1994-1998

Also known as Squier Series Floyd Rose Standard Strat 94-96 with small Squier Series on headstock This is really a version of the Traditional but doesn't have the thick black logo. It has a thick silver logo with the early ones having Squier Series on the headstock. They do however have the cheap trap tuners
Body Poplar
Neck 4 Bolt Maple C shaped
Fretboard 21 Jumbo Frets 9.5" radius Rosewood only at first but Maple available from 1996
Headstock Small single bar string guide Thick Silver Logo
Tuners Trap
Pickups 1 white coverless humbucker and 2 white single coils
Controls 1 volume and 1 Tonewhite plastic 5 way switch with white tip
Nut 1.65" locking
Hardware Chrome
Bridge 2 pivot locking Floyd Rose 11
Pickguard White Single ply 11 screw
Colours Black or White



Standard or Squier series body and comparison of the two headstocks

Strat Special 1994-96

Known as Contemporary Strat in UK
This is a different guitar to the Special Stratocaster which was a name used for a short time for the standard stratocaster in the UK. It is a quality guitar high in the Mexican Range at the time.
Body Poplar with Ash Veneer Polyester finish
Neck 4 Bolt Maple C shape
Fretboard Rosewood or Maple with 21 Medium Jumbo Frets and a 9.5" radius
Headstock Small with gold spag logo 1 butterfly string tree and truss rod adjust at headstock
Tuners Vintage style
Pickups 2 black special strat single coils and 1 black special design humbucker at bridge coverless
Controls All black plastic 1 volume 1 tone mini toggle coil tap switch 5 way switch with black tip
Nut 1'6875"
Hardware Chrome
Bridge vintage style 6 pivot sync trem
Pickguard Black 3 ply 11 screw black white black
Colours Black, Vintage Blonde, Crimson Burst or Brown Sunburst


Strat special in black

 
Lonn from the Strat forum kindly sent me these pictures of a Strat special in Vintage Blonde

Traditional Fat Strat 1996-98-

This is as the name suggests an HSS version of the traditional with the same thick black logo and trap tuners.
Specs Not complete
Body Poplar
Neck 4 bolt Maple
Fretboard Rosewood 21 frets 9.5" radius
Headstock Small with Thick Black Logo 1 Butterfly string tree and Truss Rod adjust at Headstock
Tuners Trap
Pickups 2 white 6 polepiece single coils and 1 white coverless humbucker possibly ceramic
Controls 1 volume 2 tone white plastic 5 way switch with white tip
Nut probaly 1.65"
Hardware Chrome
Bridge 6 pivot trem
Pickguard 11 screw 3 ply white plastic
Colours Black, Torino Red or Arctic White
Any pictures would be appreciated

Tex Mex Strat Special 1997

Specs Not complete
Body Poplar
Neck 4 bolt Maple
Fretboard Maple possibly Rosewood option 21 frets 9.5" radius
Headstock Small with Thin Gold Spag Logo 1 Butterfly string tree and Truss Rod adjust at Headstock
Tuners
Pickups 2 white 6 polepiece single coil Tex Mex and 1 white coverless tex mex humbucker
Controls 1 volume 2 tone white plastic 5 way switch with white tip
Nut probaly 1.65"
Hardware Chrome
Bridge 6 pivot trem
Pickguard 11 screw white plastic
Colours


Tex Mex Special said to be Sonic Blue

Standard Fat Strat 1999-Current

Also known as Standard Strat HSS 04-
There is a current version

Body Poplar until 2003 Then Alder Polyester finish
Neck Maple Modern C Satin polyurethane finish
Fretboard Rosewood or Maple 21 vintage frets 9.5" radius
Headstock Small 4 bolt 1 butterfly string tree thick silver logo until 2009 when black
Tuners Standard sealed diecast
Pickups 2 single coils 1 coverless humbucker all white
Controls White Plastic 1 volume 2 tone 5 way switch with white tip
Nut 1.65" synthetic bone
Hardware Chrome
Bridge 6 pivot sync trem
Pickguard 3 ply white 11 holes parchment from 2009
Colours At launch Black, Sunburst, Midnight Blue, Midnight Wine or Arctic White
At various times other colours available include Sage Green Metallic, Agave Blue, Chrome Red, Electron Blue, Lake Placid Blue and Candy Apple Red
In 2014 a plus top was launched Tobacco Sunburst with Maple Board or Aged Cherry Burst with Rosewood Board

There is a current model with the same name but quite different specs see Fender's web site


This is a Standard Fat Strat in Agave Blue

Standard Fat Strat Floyd Rose 1999-

Also known as Standard Fat Strat with locking Tremolo 02/03
Known as Standard Strat HSS with locking trem 04-
There is a current version

Body Poplar until 2003 Then Alder Polyester finish
Neck Maple Modern C Satin polyurethane finish
Fretboard Rosewood only except for the 2014 plus top 21 medium jumbo frets 9.5" radius
Headstock Small 4 bolt Single Bar String Guide thick silver logo until 2009 when black
Tuners Standard sealed diecast
Pickups 2 single coils 1 coverless humbucker all white
Controls White Plastic 1 volume 2 tone 5 way switch with white tip
Nut 1.65" locking
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Double Locking Floyd Rose style trem
Pickguard 3 ply white 11 holes parchment from 2009
Colours At launch Black, Sunburst, Midnight Blue, Midnight Wine or Arctic White
At various times other colours available include Sage Green Metallic, Agave Blue, Chrome Red, Electron Blue, Lake Placid Blue and Candy Apple Red
In 2014 a plus top was launched Tobacco Sunburst with Maple Board or Aged Cherry Burst with Rosewood Board

There is a current model with the same name but quite different specs see Fender's web site


The only picture I can find does anyone have better?

Deluxe Lone Star 2008-2015

This is two different guitars it was launched in 2008 and completely revised in 2014 discontinued 2017.
Specs comparison

2008 to 2013

2014 onwards

Body

Alder Gloss Polyester Finish

Alder Gloss Polyester Finish

Neck

Tinted Maple Modern C

Tinted Maple Modern C

Fretboard

Rosewood only 21 Medium Jumbo Frets 9.5" radius

Rosewood or Maple 22 medium jumbo frets 9.5" radius

Headstock

60s style thick silver logo 1 string tree truss rod adjust at headstock

70s style large thick gold logo 2 string trees truss rod adjust at headstock

Tuners

Standard cast/sealed

standard cast/sealed

Pickups

2 texas special single coils 1 seymour duncan pearly gates humbucker all white

2 white texas special single coils 1 fender black bobbin twin head humbucker

Nut

1.65" synthetic bone

1.65" synthetic bone

Hardware

Chrome

Chrome

Bridge

6 pivot sync trem

6 pivot sync trem

Controls

All white 1 volume 1 tone 5 way switch no coil split

All white 1 volume with S1 switch to split coil tone 1 for neck pickup tone 2 for middle and bridge 5 way switch

Pickguard

11 screw laminated tortoiseshell

11 screw 3 ply mint green

Colours

Black, Sunburst or Arctic White

Black, Sunburst, or Burgundy Mist Metallic all with Rosewood board or Ocean Turquoise with maple board




Top Lone star Deluxe 2008 version bottom Lone star Deluxe 2014 version

Deluxe Power Strat 2006-2012

This is and SSH strat with the addition of a Fishman power bridge which contains piezo pickups which add in acoustic type sounds as required.
Body Alder Gloss Polyester finish
Neck Maple modern C satin polyurethane finish
Fretboard Rosewood 9.5" radius 21 medium jumbo frets
Headstock small gold spag logo 1 butterfly string tree. head stock adjust at headstock end
Tuners Vintage Ping style
Pickups 2 tex mex single coils 1 tex mex humbucker plus piezo pickups in bridge
Controls All white plastic Master Volume and Master Tone for Tex Mexs Vloume for Fishman 5 way switch
Nut 1.6875 Synthetic bone
Hardware Chrome
Bridge Fishman power bridge with 6 pivit sync trem
Pickguard 11 screw 4 ply brown tortoiseshell some mention of a white perloid one but I haven't seen one
Colours 2 Colour Sunburst, Black or Honey Blonde the last colour was dropped around 2009


Deluxe Power Strat in Sunbusrt

Standard Strat HH 2004-06

Fairly short lived guitar revived in 2015
Specs Not complete
Body Alder
Neck Maple Modern C satin polyester finish
Fretboard Rosewood 21 vintage frets ? radius
Headstock Small thick silver logo 1 butterfly string tree truss rod adjust at headstock
Tuners Standard diecast
Pickups 2 black coverless Tex Mex humbuckers
Controls Black plastic 1 volume 2 tone 3 way switch with black tip
Nut
Hardware Chrome
Bridge 6 pivot vintage sync trem
Pickguard 11 screw black 3 ply
Colours Black, Sage Green, Midnight Wine, Blue Agave, Brown Sunburst, Arctic White. In 2006 Electron Blue available.


The only picture I have is a scan from the catalogue does anyone have better?

Standard Strat HH 2015-

This is the current version of the Standard HH launched in 2015.
Body Alder Gloss Poly finish
Neck Maple modern C satin polyurethane finsh
Fretboard Rosewood at launch now Pau Ferro 21 medium jumbo frets 9.5" radius
Headstock small truss rod at headstock, modern black logo 1 butterfly string tree
Tuners Standard cast/sealed
Pickups 2 blacktop chrome/black bobbin Humbuckers
Controls 1 volume 2 tone black plastic push pull on second tone knob splits coil 3 way switch black tip
Nut 1.65" synthetic bone
Hardware chrome
Bridge 6 pivot sync trem
Pickguard 11 screw black white black
Colours at launch Olympic White, Black or Ghost Silver, now Olympic White only.


Standard HH 2018 version

Strat HH 2013/14 an FSR

I came across this FSR in Torino Red it has a 2013 or 14 serial number. Don't know how many were made or who for. It's for sale in the UK August 2018.

Update
Lonn from the Strat forum has bought one of these and sent me the full specs with some photos of his. He tells us that there were only 250 made. Thanks Lonn
Series : Special Edition
Body Material : Alder
Body Finish : Satin Urethane
Neck : Maple
Neck Shape : Modern "C"
Neck Finish : Gloss Urethane
Fingerboard : Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius : 9.5"
Position Inlays : White Dot
Scale Length : 25.5"
Number of Frets : 22
Fret Size : Medium Jumbo
String Nut : Synthetic Bone
Nut Width : 1.650"
Hardware : Nickel/Chrome
Bridge : Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines : Standard Cast/Sealed
Pickup Configuration : H/H
Neck Pickup : Dimarzio PAF DP103
Bridge Pickup : Dimarzio DP100 Super Distortion
Pickup Switching : 3-position Blade
Controls : Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Bridge Pickup)
Pickguard : 4-ply Brown Shell
Model : 0140204315

 
Lonn's Guitar

Blacktop Strat HH

This was released in 2011 and discontinued in 2014 possibly replaced by the standard HH which has Blacktop pickups.
Body Alder Gloss Polyester finish
Neck 4 bolt Maple modern C gloss urethane finish
Fretboard Rosewood or Maple 22 medium jumbo frets 9.5" radius
Headstock Small Gold spag logo 1 butterfly string tree truss rod adjust at headstock
Tuners standard diecast/sealed
Pickups 2 blacktop humbuckers which are dual overwound alnico
Controls Skirted black amp style knobs 1 volume 1 tone 5 way switch white tip on sonic blue black otherwise
Nut 1.65" synthetic bone
Hardware chrome
Bridge sync trem 6 pivot
Pickguard 3 ply 11 screw aged white on Sonic Blue Black otherwise
Colours Black, Candy Apple Red or Sonic Blue
Switching positions 1 Bridge humbucker full 2 Both humbuckers inside coils 3 Both hunbuckers full 4 inside coil neck 5 Neck humbucker full


Blacktop HH

Blacktop Strat HH with Floyd Rose 2011 to 2014

This guitar is similar to the Blacktop Strat obviously has a Floyd Rose bridge with some other minor differences
Body Alder Gloss Polyester finish
Neck 4 bolt Maple modern C gloss urethane finish
Fretboard Rosewood only 22 medium jumbo frets 9.5" radius
Headstock Small Gold spag logo Single Bar string guide truss rod adjust at headstock
Tuners standard diecast/sealed
Pickups 2 blacktop humbuckers which are dual overwound alnico
Controls Skirted black amp style knobs 1 volume 1 tone 5 way switch black tip
Nut 1.65" Floyd Rose special locking nut
Hardware chrome
Bridge Double Locking Floyd Rose with 2 point pivit
Pickguard 3 ply 11 screw Black
Colours Black or Titanium Silver
Switching positions 1 Bridge humbucker full 2 Both humbuckers inside coils 3 Both humbuckers full 4 inside coil neck 5 Neck humbucker full


Blacktop HH Floyd Rose in Titanium Silver

Fishman Triple Play Strat HSS

This is such an involved guitar that I am merely going to reproduce the blurb from the launch. It was described as the guitar of the future then discontinued after 1 year.
From Fender frontline 2014
The Stratocaster of the future is here. The Fender Fishman TriplePlay Stratocaster HSS uses state-of-the-art built-in digital technology to give you a thrilling new playing experience in which you can emulate other instruments with ease and create a world of all-new sounds. It's a phenomenal leap forward in the evolution of the world's greatest electric guitar. With its potent tonal combination of Vintage Noiseless single-coil Stratocaster neck and middle pickups and a powerful Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates humbucking bridge pickup, it's a fine instrument in the conventional manner. But two other ultra-modern performance features launch this re-imagined Stratocaster into a brilliantly exciting future. Engage the built-in Fishman TriplePlay system, which wirelessly transmits MIDI data to your computer to create virtually unlimited sounds with a wealth of performance, composing and recording features. The Fishman hex pickup, TriplePlay D-pad controller and MIDI volume control are all built into the front of the guitar, with the TriplePlay wireless controller built into the back. The wireless controller transmits the signal from the hex pickup to the included USB transceiver, which plugs into your computer (a handy clip on the back of the headstock holds the transceiver when not in use). For charging the unit, a power supply and micro-USB cable that connects to the TriplePlay wireless controller are included. Also, the mini-USB output on the side of the lower bout digitally transmits the audio signals from the three Stratocaster pickups to your computer using the included USB cable. The adjacent 1/8" output jack lets you monitor the proceedings with headphones and has its own volume control on the front of the guitar. Once the signal reaches your computer from the TriplePlay system or from the mini-USB output all the software you need to record, edit and play back your sounds comes in an included USB flash drive that contains Fishman TriplePlay, IK Multimedia SampleTank 2.5 and AmpliTube Custom Shop, and Native Instruments Komplete Elements (additional software such as Notion Progression and PreSonus Studio One Artist available for free download with product registration). The guitar also features a maple neck with modern C profile and satin finish, rosewood fingerboard with a 9.5" radius and 22 medium jumbo frets, standard master volume control and output jack, standard five-way pickup switching, three-ply parchment pickguard, and vintage style synchronized tremolo bridge with six saddles. Available in Black and 3 colour Sunburst gloss finishes.


Fishman Triple Play

Deluxe Strat HSS Current Version


Launched in 2016 this guitar is still a current model
Body Ash on the sunburst Alder otherwise high gloss polyurethane finish
Neck 4 bolt with Asymetric neckplate Maple modern C Satin polyurethane finish
Fretboard Maple or Rosewood later Pau Ferro 22 medium jumbo frets 12" radius
Headstock large 70s gold thck logo 2 string trees
Tuners locking sealed
Pickups single twin head humbucker in bridge plus 2 vintage moiseless single coil
Controls all white 1 volume with S1 switch to split the coil 2 tone and a 5 way with white switch tip
Nut 1.65" synthetic bone
Hardware Nickel Chrome
Bridge 2 point sync trem with bent steel saddles
Pickguard 3 ply white 11 screw
Colours Tungsten or Candy Apple red both with Rosewood/Pau Ferro Tobacco Burst or Blizzard Pearl with Maple the Tungsten has now been dropped


Deluxe HSS in Candy Apple Red Pau Ferro board

Deluxe Strat HSS Plus Top with IOS connectivity

This model was available in 2013 and 2014 it's again a complex guitar and again I will just include the blurb from the Frontline
The Deluxe Stratocaster HSS Plus Top with IOS Connectivity lets you expand the sonic possibilities of the world's greatest electric guitar by plugging it straight into iOS devices such as your iPhone, iPad, iPod or computer with no need for any external devices for easy recording, editing, monitoring and more. Along with all its other great features, you get superior signal to noise ratio and remarkable dynamic range for an exciting and truly state of the art playing experience. The guitar's built in USB audio interface is what does the trick. You can always play it as a great sounding standard HSS Stratocaster, but the USB output and 1/8" stereo headphone output on the side of the lower bout deliver a whole other world of sonic versatility and creativity. Use the included USB mini B to Lighting cable to connect the guitar directly to your iPhone, iPad or iPod, or use the included USB mini B to USB Type A cable to connect directly to your Mac or PC And to top it all off, it's a gorgeous guitar with a beautiful flame maple top in a choice of Aged Cherry Burst or Tobacco Sunburst gloss finishes. Other features include a maple neck with modern C profile and gloss finish, maple or rosewood fingerboard with 9.5" radius and 22 medium jumbo frets, single coil neck and middle pickups, humbucking bridge pickup, five-way switching and three white plastic control knobs (master volume, master tone, headphone volume), 3 ply parchment pickguard and vintage style synchronized tremolo bridge with six saddles.


Plus top with IOS
All information and pictures are from MetalPedal on the Strat forum many thanks. He purchased his guitar from the guitar center so it may be a special run for them.

Body Alder Gloss Polyurethane finish
Neck Maple C shaped
Fretboard Rosewood 21 Medium Jumbo Frets 9.5" radius
Headstock Small spag logo 1 butterfly string tree
Tuners Fender Schaller deluxe cast sealed
Pickups 1 standard humbucker 2 standard single coils black covered
Controls 1 volume 2 tone all balck 5 way switch with black tip
Nut 1.65" synthetic bone
Hardware chrome
Bridge Vintage style 6 pivot sync trem
Pickguard 3 ply Black white black 11 screw
Colours


MetalPedal's Guitar in Transparent Candy Burst

Road Worn Player Stratocaster HSS 2011 to 2012

See Road worn pages

Player Strats launched 2018

There are HSS and HSH versions of the player strat see Fender web site

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