American Elite Stratocaster

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One word. Amazing.

 
Trailblazing Design

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.

Features
ALL-NEW AMERICAN ELITE NECK AND NECK HEEL

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.

ALL-NEW 4th GENERATION NOISELESS PICKUPS

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.

NEW DOUBLE ACTION TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT WHEEL

The new double action truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief without any special tools.

S-1™ SWITCH

The S-1 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.

NEW SOFT TOUCH KNOBS

These easy-grip knobs make on-the-fly volume and tone adjustments a breeze.

LOCKING TUNING MACHINES WITH ALL SHORT POSTS

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.

 
Body
  • Body Material
    Alder
  • Body Finish
    Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape
    Stratocaster®
 
Neck
  • 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" 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
    4-Ply Tortoiseshell
  • Control Knobs
    Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
  • Switch Tip
    Aged White
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt Asymmetrical
 
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Legal Notice
    Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice
 
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Elite Molded Case