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

With classic Fender style and modern craftsmanship, this Strat is ready for anything. Say goodbye to hum with the on-board 4th generation Noiseless pickups. (7) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Fender Compound neck shape Shape change from Modern "C" to Modern "D" up high
Fender Locking Tuners Fender Deluxe Cast/Sealed locking tuners
Fender 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups Single-coil tone free of unwanted hum

Fender American Elite Stratocaster

Externally the American Elite Stratocaster has Fender's timeless style, but under the hood it's a 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.

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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 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.

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Features

- 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
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Neck: Maple, Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Large Black 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 Champagne finish
- 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
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Overall: I'll get right to the point; this is absolutely the finest instrument I have ever owned. No part of the build was overlooked. The finish ( in my case jade green metallic ) is impeccable. The neck is silky smooth. The compound radius fretboard begs to be played and there are no sharp fret ends. The noiseless pickups are indeed noiseless and the S-1 selector located inside the volume knob offer endless tonal possibilities. The nut required no sanding. The short post locking tuners help to keep this guitar in tune and you can adjust the tremolo arm sway via an allen screw hidden in the block. The action was perfect right out of the case and the only " set-up " required was 1/2 turn of the D tuner. The sound ? You need to hear it to believe it. This instrument can handle any style of music with ease. funk, blues, rock and even metal are no problem. I can't " chicken pick " but I have no doubt this guitar would excel at country tones as well. It LOOKS BEAUTIFUL. It SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL. I have read reviews that state this guitar doesn't sound as " Strat " as let's say the American Professional Stratocaster. I disagree. It all depends on what YOU want out of your guitar. I wouldn't buy a Buick and then complain that it doesn't drive like a Mercedes-Benz. In my opinion ( and it is only my opinion ) this guitar is a PERFECT 10. - Hope this helps.
Style of Music: blues, hard rock, classic rock & reggae
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Overall: This is my 3rd strat in my many years of tinkering with guitar and I gotta say it’s an amazing instrument the look and feel is spectacular , set up out of the box was average but after a few minor adjustments bam ! Absolute perfection, listen to and read a bunch of reviews and everyone of them mentioned how great the neck profile felt and played , was a little skeptical but rest assured it’s all that and a box a macaroni, I honestly wish I could put this neck on every guitar I own it makes playing a complete joy and the 4th gen noiseless pickups sound no different than my American strat other than the fact there’s no hissing on these ,the only 2 downfalls are , it doesn’t come in a black finish (because nothing beats a nice black finish) but honestly it could’ve only come in pink and after playing it , it still wouldn’t of deterred me from the purchase and the volume control is too close to were I lay my hand when playing so I’m constantly backing off the volume with my picking hand ... ether one is not enough to keep me from enjoying this baby for a lifetime.... happy picking folks
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