Fender American Elite Stratocaster Electric Guitar (Rosewood, with Case)

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Take your playing up a level with an American Elite Strat. Combine vintage sound and hum-free performance with Fender's 4th-generation Noiseless pickups.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
2-point tremolo system 2 pivot points enhance stability & sonic coupling
Fender 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups Single-coil tone free of unwanted hum

Externally the American Elite Stratocaster has Fender's timeless style, but under the hood it's an entirely different breed of guitar designed for 21st-century players who constantly push the envelope. With over a dozen 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.

Featured on all American Elite instruments, the fourth 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 the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. Locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the bone nut for buzz-free performance while 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 -- from the redesigned sleek back and forearm contours that hug the player's body for an enhanced playing experience read more 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 guitar for the brave 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 instrument.


- Fourth generation Noiseless pickups
- Compound profile neck, 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'
- Smooth two-point modern tremolo
- Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks
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- Series: American Elite
- Body Material: Alder (except Ash on Tobacco Sunburst and Aged Cherry Burst finishes)
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Neck: Maple, Compound Back Shape, Modern C to D
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Large White Pearloid Dots
- Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.685" (42.8 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (All Short Posts)
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green, except 4-Ply Tortoiseshell on (723)
- Pickups: 4th Generation Noiseless (Bridge, middle, neck)
- Pickup 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
- Controls: Master Volume (with S-1 switch), Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Middle and Bridge Pickups; No-Load Tone control)
- Control Knobs: Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
- Hardware Finish: Chrome
- Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Case/Gig Bag: Elite Molded Case
- Other Features: Modern String Tree, Asymmetrical Neck Heel, Black Chrome Fender Headstock Decal
- Included Accessories: Strap Locks, Pop-in Trem arm, Adjustment wrenches

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted December 2, 2017 by Bill Hannum in Philadelphia, PA

"Modern features .Vintage soul"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Ok i recieved My elite strat in autum Baze which looks like a kind of rusty orange or copper color even more imppressive in person to see awesome finish .Fender has thier act together as quality goes the build on this is excellent it has thebest features you can get on a production strat. The pick ups sound clear and detailed and handle gain well without sounding compressed they are just as fender says they are this guitar is worth every penny. The neck Feels great and the fretboard flattens out in the upper register it is great for bending this is a very fast neck. The case it came with is very nice and actually give you strap locks in a halfway decent strap. This is a awesome modern Stratocaster with a nod to the past. Zero buyer remorse here a This us a modern Strat with a nod to the past .This guitar is worth every penny of it man and zZounds gave me a great price .This is the fifth guitar I have bought from them and I have had zero issues with any of the instruments and the service has been outstanding This is a really cool company that really tries to put quality intruments into the working man’s hands .

Musical Background:

Semi pro

Musical Style:

Rock and Blues
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