Fender American Elite Strat HSS Shawbucker - Champagne
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With a streaky ebony fingerboard, this new American Elite Strat feels great under the fingers and offers a range of tones with S1 switching. 

Classic Alder Body

The Fender American Elite Strat is constructed with a lightweight alder body, producing a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity and body. The tonewood provides a decent amount of sustain, creating bright, sizzling highs, excellently rounded lows, and beefy mids. Fender have used alder as their tonewood of choice for electric guitars since the 1950s, as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues playing.

Compound Radius Maple Neck

Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck is perfect for all playing styles. With a modern ''C'' shape at the nut, the profile then transitions along the length of the neck to a modern ''D'' shaped profile at the neck heel, providing plenty of support and ensuring comfortable playing sessions. The maple neck is coupled with an ebony fingerboard, providing the guitar with a sizzling, snappy high end, a thick, muscular low end, and a fast attack.

4th Generation Noiseless Pickups

The American Elite is equipped with 4th Generation Noiseless single-coil pickups, which represent a quantum leap in pickup design for their combination of vintage and modern design. The pickups provide the Stratocaster with vintage-style tones and an effectively noise-free performance, ensuring player's can deliver crystal clear iconic Fender sounds. Offering pristine cleans and fat, overdriven tones, the Fender Noiseless pickups scream with pure rock 'n' roll power. The American Elite is also equipped with a special S-1 Switch, which is located on the volume pot, offering players even more tonal options for added versatility.

Resonant Synthetic Bone Nut

Featuring a carefully fitted synthetic bone nut, the American Elite Stratocaster delivers an increased resonance and bright tonality. When compared to traditional plastic and Tusq materials used to construct guitar nuts, synthetic bone improves the vibration transfer between the string and tuning machines without dampening the tone.

Elite Moulded Case

The American Elite Strat also includes an elite moulded case, featuring body-hugging contours to firmly hold the guitar in place. TSA latches are also included for enhanced security and easy access. This durable case also features a stacking ability, for easy storage and transport.

The History of the Stratocaster

When many people think of an electric guitar, this is the one that leaps to mind. The Stratocaster is one of the world's most popular guitars and is an elegantly versatile creation. Not long after Fender revolutionised music with the Telecaster and the Precision Bass, in 1954 they debuted the Stratocaster and it quickly became universally regarded as the archetypal electric guitar. Sleek and stylish aesthetics, smooth playing and tonally versatile, at the heart the Stratocaster remains a fantastic instrument - producing unmistakable sound with a timeless design. A first choice among players worldwide, there is simply nothing that sings, screams, whispers, moans, roars, rocks and rolls like a Fender Stratocaster.

Specifications

  • Model Number: 0114001700
  • Series: American Elite

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Alder
  • Shape: Stratocaster
  • Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronised Tremolo w/Pop-In Arm
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Finish: 3-Tone Sunburst

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Profile: Compound Back Shape (Modern ‘’C to ‘’D)
  • Scale Length: 25.5’’
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Radius: 9.5’’ to 14’’ Compound
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Inlays: Large Pearloid Dots
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.685’’

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Middle Pickup: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Neck Pickup: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Controls: Master Volume (S-1 Switch), 1 x Tone, 1 x Tone (No-Load)
  • Switching: 5-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge & Middle Pickups
    • Position 3: Middle Pickup
    • Position 4: Middle & Neck Pickups
    • Position 5: Neck Pickups
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (All Short Posts)
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Soft Touch
  • Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Case Included: Elite Moulded Hardshell
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