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Fender Tom DeLonge Stratocaster

Fender Tom DeLonge Stratocaster  ·  Source: Fender

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The Fender Limited Edition Tom DeLonge Stratocaster is coming and we already know when. Thanks to Fender’s official competition to win one of these new signature guitars. 

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UPDATE 25/07/ 23

The Fender Limited Edition Tom Delonge Stratocaster is now officially out. Colours on offer include Daphne Blue, Graffiti Yellow, Surf Green and Black.

Tom DeLonge Stratocaster

Graffiti Yellow · Source: Fender

Specifications

The alder body is paired with a maple neck that has a 9.5” radius slab rosewood fretboard with 22 Medium Jumbo frets. Harward includes a set of vintage-style tuners and a hardtail Stratocaster bridge with block saddles.

Surf Green

Surf Green · Source: Fender

Seymour Duncan

They have the Seymour Duncan Invader humbucker with a single Master Volume with a Treble Bleed Circuit. The single pickup is mounted to the 4-ply white Pearloid pickguard.

Apart from that, they have a custom neck plate designed by DeLonge.

It ships in a Fender Deluxe Gig Bag though for the price a hard case would have been a much nicer option, as these aren’t exactly cheap guitars.

An interesting reissue and pretty close to the original run from the early 2000s.

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There is also a range of matching official Fender Tom DeLonge To The Stars accessories to go with the launch. Including guitar straps, instrument cables and a set of plectrums.

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Fender  Tom DeLonge Stratocaster

Fender has teamed up with Blink182 the guitarist for the new Limited Edition Tom DeLonge Stratocaster. It appears to be a faithful recreation of the original now discontinued signature Strat.

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Limited Edition

We can tell that the limited edition, re-releases have an engraved neck plate, as the teaser image below shows that off really nicely.

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Win a Tom DeLonge · Source: Fender

Win a Signature Tom DeLonge Strat

Currently, Fender is all about advertising the new Limited Edition Tom DeLonge Stratocasters on the main site by offering a chance to win one of the guitars ahead of the official release date.

With the release date quoted as 25/07/23.

Plus, there is this official post featuring Tom on the official Fender Instagram feed.

 

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The Original Tom Delonge Strat

The original run was made in Mexico and featured a single white Seymour Duncan SH8 Invader humbucking pickup in the bridge position and a single volume control.

This is an ultra-high-output pickup and is known for its huge bolt pole pieces.

Invader

SD Invader · Source: Thomann

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Early 2000s

These guitars were manufactured between 1999 — 2004, but are now quite sought after once more and prices have climbed high on used examples in good condition.

They came with an alder body, a Medium C profile maple neck and a 9.5″ radius rosewood fretboard.

Colours available included Daphne Blue, Graffiti Yellow, Surf Green and Black. Although, Tom often was seen playing a variety of custom colours as well.

It is a hardtail Strat design with a large ’70s CBS-style Fender headstock shape.

I’m guessing that Fender will release these classic colours again and hopefully, the price will not be ridiculously high. As after all, this is basically a single pickup Strat.

The thing that will sell these guitars will be that a lot of guitarists saw this guitar when they were young and probably couldn’t afford it at the time. Plus, the prices on used examples are now around $2k and sometimes more, so they are being hyped by scarcity.

So, Fender, will no doubt sell bucketloads of this limited edition model.

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2 responses to “Fender Tom DeLonge Stratocaster is back”

    AF says:
    3

    Contest is not available to EU :@ Not that I was gonna win anyway!

    joey racano says:
    2

    Seems alien to me Yowza!!!!!

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