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Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Electric Guitar, Ebony Fingerboard (with Case), 3-Color Sunburst

This American Elite HSS Strat combines a powerful open-coil ShawBucker humbucker with a pair of Noiseless single-coil pickups for extremely versatile tone. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Features: What it does for you:
Ebony fretboard Delivers strong high-midrange and crisp treble
Fender Shawbucker pickup Created by renowned humbucker builder, Tim Shaw
Fender 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups Single-coil tone free of unwanted hum
Fender Compound neck shape Shape change from Modern "C" to Modern "D" up high

Fender Am Elite Strat Ebony Shawbucker

Mixing modern sound and a plethora of innovative features with traditional visual style, the American Elite Stratocaster HSS ShawBucker with Streaked Ebony Fingerboard doesn’t just push the envelope—it completely annihilates it. Designed for modern players who need tonal variety on tap, as well as unprecedented performance and supple playing feel, this top-notch performer delivers every single time you plug it in and play.

This American Elite HSS model combines a powerful ShawBucker open-coil humbucking bridge pickup with the exclusive New fourth generation Noiseless pickups, which represent a quantum leap in pickup design. The new Noiseless pickups’ hum-free vintage-style sound and the ShawBucker’s snarling midrange creates pristine cleans and gigantic overdriven tones for multidimensional classic Stratocaster sound turned up to 11. Push-push switching enables the “passing lane”, which instantly reroutes your bridge pickup signal, bypassing the tone circuit. This kicks your tone into overdrive with enhanced overtones and high output. Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard 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. New locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the new synthetic bone nut for buzz-free performance while the smooth two-point modern tremolo adds emotive touches to your performance without sacrificing your tuning. In a vintage-inspired touch, the new truss rod adjustment wheel has been moved to the butt end of the neck for easier access, making neck relief adjustments a snap.

Fender is renowned for mind-blowing style, and this guitar is no different—from the redesigned sleek contours that hug the player’s body for an enhanced playing experience to the black chrome headstock logo, new modern string tree, large pearloid fret markers and unique new colors this instrument will dazzle the audience with classic aesthetics. The American Elite Stratocaster HSS ShawBucker is a bold new guitar for progressive players setting out to explore new musical frontiers. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.

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- Model Name: American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker
- Series: American Elite Series
Body: Alder
- Neck: Maple, Compound Back Shape, Modern “C” t-- “D” Shape, (Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face)
- Fingerboard: Ebony, 9.5” t-- 14” Compound Radius (241 mm t-- 355.6 mm)
- FRETS: 22 Medium Jumb-- Frets
- Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
- Nut: Bone, 1.6875” (43 mm)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Machine Heads: Fender Deluxe Locking Short Shaft Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
- Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo -- with Pop-In Arm
- Pickguard: 3-Ply
- Pickups: ShawBucker (Bridge), 4th Generation Noiseless Strat Pickups (Middle, Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade and 2-Position Push/Push S-1, 2-Position Push/Push “Passing Lane” Switch;
- S-1 Switch Up (Off), Passing Lane Switch (Up) Off:
-- Position 1. Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Coils in Series (Lead Tone Control)
-- Position 2. Middle Pickup and Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup in Parallel (Lead Tone Control)
-- Position 3. Middle Pickup (Lead Tone Control)
-- Position 4. Neck and Middle Pickup in Parallel (Lead and Rhythm Tone Controls)
-- Position 5. Neck Pickup (Rhythm Tone Control
- S-1 Switch Down (On):
-- Position 1. Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Coils in Series, and in Series with Middle Pickup (Tone 2.)
-- Position 2. Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Coils in Series, in Series with Middle Pickup. Special Tone Capacitor is in Parallel with Middle Pickup (Tone 2.)
-- Position 3. Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Coils in Series, in Parallel with Middle Pickup, and in Series with Neck Pickup (Tone 2.)
-- Position 4. Middle Pickup and Neck Pickup in Series, with Special Tone Capacitor in Parallel with Neck Pickup (Tone 1. and Tone 2.)
-- Position 5. Middle Pickup and Neck Pickup in Series (Tone 1.)
- Passing Lane Switch Down (On):
-- All Positions: Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup with Coils in Series Directly t-- Output. N-- No-Load Control, N-- Tone Control, N-- Volume Control
- Controls: Master Volume (with S-1 switch), Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
- Strings: Fender USA, Nickel Plated Steel,
- Gauges: (.009, .011, .016, .024w, .032, .042)
- Case: Elite Molded Case
- Unique Features: Dual Action Truss Rod System with Heel Mounted Spoke-Wheel Adjustment, Modern String Tree, Asymmetrical Neck Heel, Black Chrome Fender Headstock Decal, Large White Pearloid or Large Black Pearloid Dot Position Inlays, Aged White Soft Touch Control Knobs, Highly Detailed Fret and Nut Work, Rolled Fretboard Edges
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
3-Color Sunburst
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0114111700
Champagne
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 18 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0114111774
Ocean Turquoise
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 19 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0114111708
Olympic Pearl
Shipping Weight: 22 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 7 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0114111723
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"Fender American Elite Ocean Turquoise w/ Ebony Fretboard"
Overall: I am mostly a Gibson Les Paul man , but needed a solid tremolo system without moving up 2 Alex lifeson model Gibson ranging around $4,000.. I tried several " PREMIUM IBANEZ" ( 1st mistake ) After more research zZounds and myself come to the conclusion of the FENDER ELITE w EBONY FRETBOARD... What a Guitar .. Beautiful and plays amazingly , very smooth and comes standard with locking tuners .. Keeps everything in tune along with push / push controls that give you even more sounding abilities... I would recommend this to any player of any type of music they play , greatful for the patience and time that zZounds has helped finding the perfect Guitar!!! THANKS zZOUNDS TEAM ... !!!!
Style of Music: A mix of Rock to anything in between...
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"Finally a Strat for Me"
Overall: This review is a little long winded, but if you are considering buying this guitar, it’s a must read. Spoiler alert...It has a happy ending! First of all, this is my first ever Fender guitar. I’ve always loved the sound of a Strat, but never could find one that felt right. The hum of the single coil pick ups drove me nuts, but a lot of my favorite guitarist play Strats. I am, for the most, part a Les Paul guy. I still love my Les Paul, but I’ve gotta hand it to Fender on this one. It has everything I love about a Les Paul (Ebony fret board, noiseless single coil pickups, humbucker in the bridge, etc...) along with the one of a kind Strat tone. This guitar is a gem, by any standard. Plays great, sounds great and looks beautiful. This is probably the most versatile guitar on the market right now. This guitar will give you 10 distinct tones with the switches that come on it. I’m still experimenting with all of the things this guitar can do.As much as I love it, I almost sent it back. Out of the box, it had serious issues. The factory didn’t bother to set it up. The bridge was about 1/4” off of the body and there was a slight bow in the neck, but the biggest problem was electronic. There was a loud pop (audible through the amp) when switching between the pickups. The middle and neck pickups were extremely quiet compared to the bridge. It was like you had the volume turned almost all the way down, even when it was set on 10. To add to the frustration, nobody within 2 hours of where I live, that was an authorized Fender repair center had a guitar technician. Fender did try to get one of the local shops to work on it, but since the guitar wasn’t bought there, they wouldn’t work on it (which is understandable). I called several of the authorized repair locations (that rhyme with mit tar fenter) and they said that they had several come in with the popping in the switch and they were unable to fix them. They suggested that I spray contact cleaner on it and see if that helped. I finally found a guy in Houston (2 hours away) that came highly recommended by Fender, and everyone else in the area. I took the guitar to him and he removed the pick guard and found the problem within 5 seconds. There were 2 wires soldered together that were grounding to other components inside the guitar. He put insulation on the solder joint, did a quick 10 minute set up, and now the guitar plays and sounds like what I expected a high end Fender to be. Thanks to my wife and son, who insisted that I take it to Houston to have it checked out before sending it back. I’m glad that my wife put her foot down because the guitar is now everything I ever wanted it to be.
Style of Music: Blues, Classic Rock, County.
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