Fender American Elite Stratocaster – heralding a new standard for an iconic instrument, brings timeless style that has been redesigned for the modern guitar player.
Seen here in a beautiful Aged Cherry Burst finish showing incredible Ash body underneath, the Fender American Elite Stratocaster combines great, classic looks and style with modern innovation.
American Made Elite Stratocaster
New Innovation of an Icon
When Fender approached the American Elite Stratocaster, they paid careful attention to respecting the legacy of the Fender Stratocaster ensuring a revitalisation to meet the demands of boundary-pushing 21st Century guitar players.
Part of the new design that makes the Fender American Elite extremely playable is the all-new American Elite neck and neck heel.
A new compound neck profile provides ultimate comfort and extreme playability. Starting with a modern “C” shape at the nut, gradually becoming a modern “D” shaped profile – this neck is easier, more comfortable and more fun to play than ever before.
The 9.5” – 14” compound radius fretboard shapes the playing area nicely for improved riffing and chording at the low end of the fretboard while lead work and solos are easier than ever towards the higher frets.
An updated neck heel smoothly blends into the neck volute to provide enhanced ergonomic support and an a more comfortable feel while playing.
Enhanced Electronics with S-1 Switch
Fender American Elite Stratocasters make use of the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups that are actually exclusive to the American Elite Series. These incredible pickups give you the classic style of a single coil pickup but with none of the drawbacks such as hum, buzz and other unwanted noise.
At the cutting edge of Fender’s pickup designs, the 4th gen Noiseless pickups offer incredibly diverse sonic performance from crisp and clear cleans to huge overdriven tones for that full rock flavour.
For further tonal control, the Fender American Elite Stratocaster makes use of the innovative S-1 switch that allows you to switch between alternate wiring options at the push of a button.
The Fender S-1 Switch is discreetly situated as a button on the volume control knob offering mid-play tonal adjustments with a quick tap.
Adjust your overall voice with a volume control and two tone controls that make use of new soft touch knobs that are easy and comfortable to grip while you’re rocking out.
Fender have gone all-out while designing the American Elite Series ensuring that you receive an instrument that truly lives up to the Fender American Elite name.
A new double action truss rod adjustment wheel makes it extremely easy to adjust the neck relief without the need for any special tools.
The bridge is a 2-Point deluxe synchronised tremolo with pop-in arm so you can enjoy secure whammy bar techniques for further expression and dynamics in your performance.
At the headstock, you’ll find newly designed locking short-post tuning machines that help with easy and fast re-stringing and improve playability. They also provide an increased break angle at the nut and improve tuning stability.
To sweeten the deal, the Fender American Elite Stratocaster even comes with a redesigned ABS Elite Moulded Case with TSA approved locks so you can transport your new instrument in full confidence that it is completely protected; even when going by plane.
Bringing you the Stratocaster that you know and love but with some incredible new features that make it better than ever, the Fender American Elite Stratocaster truly delivers.
Fender American Elite Stratocaster Key Features:
- Classic Double Cutaway Electric Guitar Design
- All-New Fourth Generation Noiseless Pickups
- S-1 Switching for Further Tonal Versatility
- Compound Profile Neck
- Redesigned Contoured Neck Heel
- 9.5”-14” Compound Radius Fretboard
- New Locking Short-Post Tuning Machines
- Speedy Soft-Touch Control Knobs
- Includes Redesigned ABS Elite Moulded Case with TSA Approved Locks
Fender American Elite Stratocaster Specs:
- Body Material: Ash
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Shape: Stratocaster®
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane 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"-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 Black 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
- Configuration: SSS
- 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)
- Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case
|Case Included||hard case|
|Scale Length||25.5" (64.8 cm)|
|Nut Width||1.685” (42.8 mm)|
|Pickup Config||3 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left-Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||stratocaster style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||ash body|
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