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.
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.
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.
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.
MSRP – USD 1299 / EUR 1389 *
Fender LTD Tom Delonge Strat DB
Fender LTD Tom Delonge Strat BK
Fender LTD Tom Delonge Strat SG
Fender LTD Tom Delonge Strat GY
Tom DeLonge To The Stars Accessories
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.
Fender TomDeLonge 351 Celluloid Picks
Fender Tom DeLonge TTS 3m GY
Fender Tom DeLonge TTS 5.5m GY
Fender DeLonge To The Stars Strap SG
Fender DeLonge To The Stars Strap DNB
Fender DeLonge To The Stars Strap GY
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.
We can tell that the limited edition, re-releases have an engraved neck plate, as the teaser image below shows that off really nicely.
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.
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.
Seymour Duncan SH-8B WH
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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- Graffiti Yellow: Fender
- Surf Green: Fender
- tom_delonge_strat: Fender
- Win a Tom DeLonge: Fender
- SD Invader: Thomann
- Fender LTD Tom Delonge Strat DB: Thomann
- Fender LTD Tom Delonge Strat BK: Thomann
- Fender LTD Tom Delonge Strat SG: Thomann
- Fender LTD Tom Delonge Strat GY: Thomann
- Fender TomDeLonge 351 Celluloid Picks: Thomann
- Fender Tom DeLonge TTS 3m GY: Thomann
- Fender Tom DeLonge TTS 5.5m GY: Thomann
- Fender DeLonge To The Stars Strap SG: Thomann
- Fender DeLonge To The Stars Strap DNB: Thomann
- Fender DeLonge To The Stars Strap GY: Thomann