Over a dozen new innovations, such as fourth-generation noiseless pickups and high-mass, full-sustain saddles, conspire to make the American Elite Stratocaster one of the best modern Strats for the money. The classic tone cocktail of an alder body and maple neck provides the same punch, bite, and twang that built Fender's empire, but the expanded 10-way S-1 pickup switching system and comfortable compound-radius neck will give even veteran Strat players reason to upgrade. Fender's tremolo system is also better than ever for the American Elite, with a smoother response and a copper-infused bridge plate to help fight tuning slippage.
Fender American Elite Stratocaster Electric Guitar at a Glance:
Fender Stratocaster: the look and sound of rock 'n' roll
The Fender Stratocaster has helped shape the sound of rock 'n' roll for the past 60 years, from psychedelia and surf rock to punk rock and metal. The Fender American Elite carries on that tradition today with the classic build players love - a comfortable, lightweight alder body and fast maple neck for superior tone and playability - with over a dozen new innovations to continue to inspire great music for the next generation.
Fourth-generation Fender noiseless pickups with S-1 switching
Fourth-generation noiseless pickups give the American Elite the classic Strat sound without the hum and buzz. And for exciting tonal options, the American Elite's S-1 switching gives you 10 total pickup options - which include running all three in series - with the push of a button. Hiendguitar Strat purists appreciate that Fender built the S-1 switch discreetly into the volume knob for an unmodded, timeless look.
No-slip tremolo bridge adds texture to chords and leads
The quintessential Fender tremolo is now even better. The American Elite moves from shimmery chords to distinct vibrato and beyond with a natural response that won't strain your hand. You can dive-bomb confidently thanks to a set of locking tuners on one end and a high-mass, copper-infused bridge plate on the other to help fight tuning slippage.
Fender American Elite Stratocaster Electric Guitar Features:
Unlock your playing potential with the Fender American Elite Stratocaster!
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape||Compound, modern "C" to "D"|
|Radius||9.5"-14" compound profile|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Large black pearloid dots|
|Number of Frets||22, medium jumbo|
|Nut Material||Synthetic bone|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||Two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with pop-in arm|
|Tuners||Locking short-post tuning machines|
|Neck Pickup||Fourth generation Noiseless single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Fourth generation Noiseless single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Shawbucker open-coil humbucker|
|Controls||1 x volume (S-1 push switch), 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch, push-push "passing lane" bypass mode button|
|Strings||Fender USA NPS, 9-42|
|Case Included||Elite molded hardshell case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0114112700|