What's the difference between a modern Custom Shop guitar such as the custom classic

and an American deluxe?
In terms of fundamental differences (not the details like type of tuners/parts, but what kind of finish, how they are made etc)
Well, a Custom Shop guitar is, as the name implies: a custom job. It'll have as many similarities or differences to the American as you dictate to the guys building it.
Sorry, but I have to stamp "Duh!!" on your forehead now.
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