Externally the American Elite Stratocaster has Fender’s timeless style, but under the hood it’s an entirely new breed of guitar designed for 21st-century players who constantly push the envelope. With over a dozen new innovations, each guitar is a true performer with eye-catching style, exceptional feel and versatile sound from the very first moment you plug it in and play. With the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups, exclusive to the American Elite Series, we’ve achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—authentic vintage-style Fender sound combined with noise-free performance. A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of our pickup designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power. The S-1 pickup switch activates alternate wiring options for even more tonal variations. Discreetly placed atop the volume control, it engages or disengages at the tap of a finger for on-the-fly adjustments.
Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. A modern "C"-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern "D"-shaped profile at the updated neck heel that blends into the asymmetrical neck volute, providing plenty of ergonomic support and comfortably enhanced playing feel. Enjoy lightning-fast, easy re-stringing and enhanced playability from the new locking short-post tuning machines. Not only do they provide increased break angle at the nut, they also increase tuning stability. The new double action truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief without any special tools.
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Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape: Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D" Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14"
Compound Radius: (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Large Pearloid Dots
Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
Bridge Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
Middle Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
Neck Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
Controls: Master Volume (with S-1™ switch), Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Middle and Bridge Pickups; No-Load™ Tone control)
Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green Control Knobs Aged White Soft Touch Knobs Switch Tip Aged White Neck Plate 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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