Fender American Elite Stratocaster – a new standard for an iconic instrument, bringing timeless style that has been redesigned for the modern guitar player.
Seen here in the magnificent Autumn Blaze Metallic colour, the Fender American Elite Stratocaster combines great, classic looks and style with modern innovation.
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:
Body Material: Alder
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
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