The Roadhouse Deluxe is a guitar that has 3 incarnations and the changes each time have been significant.
So much so that they are really three different guitars. The first version was launched in 2008 the second in 2014
and the last one in 2016. A brief comparison of the specifications shows what I mean.
|Dates||2016 onwards||2014 to 15||2008 to 2013|
|Headstock||Large with Gold spaghetti logo and 2 string trees||Large with Gold spaghetti logo and 2 string trees||Small 1 string tree Silver logo|
|Pickguard||3 ply white, black if Classic copper red||3 ply pearloid||3 ply brown tortoiseshell|
|Neck||Maple, modern C 12" radius||Maple Modern C 9.5" radius||Maple Modern c 9.5" radius|
|Frets||22 Narrow Tall||22 Medium Jumbo||21 Medium Jumbo|
|Body||Alder Gloss Poly||Alder Gloss Poly||Alder Gloss Poly|
|Pickups||3 Vintage Noiseless||3 Texas Specials||3 Texas Specials|
|Controls||Aged White 1 Volume 2 Tone||Aged White 1 Volume 2 Tone||Aged White 1 Volume 2 Tone|
|Switches||5 way plus S1 and V6*||5 way plus S1 and V6*||5 way|
|Bridge||Vintage Style 2 point trem||Vintage Style 2 point trem||Vintage Style 6 point trem|
|Tuners||Locking||Non locking||Non locking|
|Neckplate||Asymetrical with Fender written on||Rectangle Plain||Rectangle with Fender on|
|Colours||Olympic White or Classic Copper Red with Maple Board. Mystic Ice Blue or 3 colour Sunburst with Rosewood board||Vintage White or Candy Apple Red with Maple Board. Sonic Blue Blue or 3 colour Sunburst with Rosewood board||Black, Brown Sunburst or Arctic White all with Rosewood only.|
* From 2014 onwards this guitar had an onboard pre-amp and a V6 control on the Tone knob, this gives 6 distinct tonal sounds the S1 switch on the other tone knob bypasses the pre-amp and the V6.