Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker with Ebony FB in Ocean Turquoise
There is arguably no electric guitar more ingrained in modern culture than the Fender Stratocaster. Its contoured body, innovative tremolo bridge, and sparkling trio of single-coil pickups combine in an instrument that has been embraced by players of all genres since it appeared in the 1950s. Over a dozen new innovations come together on the American Elite Stratocaster HSS making it one of the best modern Strats for the money.
A pair of 4th-generation noiseless single pickups are matched with a Shawbucker humbucking bridge pickup wired though an expanded 10-way S-1 pickup switching system.The classic tone cocktail of an alder body and maple neck provides the same punch, bite, and twang that Strats are known for. Fender's tremolo system is also better than ever on the American Elite, with a smoother response and a copper-infused bridge plate to help fight tuning slippage, along with high mass saddles for more sustain. Add in a compound radius fretboard, and the American Elite HSS will give even the most seasoned veteran Strat players a reason to upgrade.
|Body Colour||Ocean Turquoise|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Fretboard Radius||9.5-14" compund|
|No. of Frets||22|
|Fretboard Inlays||Large Pearloid Dots|
|Pickups||2 x Fourth Generation Noiseless Single Coil, 1 x Shawbucker (Bridge)|
|Bridge||2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Trem Arm|
|Pickguard||4-Ply Aged White Pearloid|
|Strings||Fender USA .009-.042|
|Tuning Machines||Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)|