Fender American Elite Stratocaster Electric Guitar - Maple Fingerboard


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Level Up on an American Classic - The Fender American Elite Stratocaster Guitar

An innovative instrument melding traditional style with modern sound and features, the American Elite Stratocaster is a progressive guitar for 21st-century musicians. Designed for players who push the envelope every night, this guitar is a true performer that leaves others in the dust with eye-catching style, exceptional feel and versatile sound from the very first moment you plug it in and play.

Featured on all American Elite instruments, the new 4th generation Noiseless pickups are only available in this series, and represent a quantum leap in pickup design. Combining vintage-style sound with effectively noise-free performance, these are the pinnacle of Fender’s noiseless pickup designs, offering pristine cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock ‘n’ roll power. Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck is ideal for all playing styles.

A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at he updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. Locking, all short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the bone nut for buzz-free performance. The smooth two-point modern tremolo adds emotive touches to your performance without sacrificing your tuning.

Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this guitar is no different—fromnewly refined, sleek and deeper contours that hug the player’s body to the black chrome headstock logo and large pearloid fret markers this instrument will dazzle the audience with elegant style.

The American Elite Stratocaster is a bold new guitar for the brave new guitarist who is setting out to cross uncharted musical terrain. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished

Other Features: New Modern String Tree, Asymmetrical Neck Heel, Black Chrome instrument.  


  • Double cutaway electric guitar
  • Three all-new fourth generation Noiseless single-coil Stratocaster pickups
  • S-1™ switching for even more tonal versatility
  • Compound profile neck; redesigned contoured neck heel
  • 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard
  • Locking short-post tuning machines; speedy soft-touch control knobs
  • Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks

BODY

  • Body Material: Alder, (exception: Ash body for Aged Cherry Burst finish)
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane 
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster

NECK

  • 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: Maple 
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm) 
  • Number of Frets: 22 
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo 
  • Nut Material: Bone 
  • Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm) 
  • Position Inlays: Large Black Pearloid Dots 
  • Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable 
  • Truss Rod: Nut Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment

ELECTRONICS

  • 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 
  • Configuration: SSS

HARDWARE

  • 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

Manufacturer: Fender
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: 1140027-1