The newest addition to the Fender family, the 2016 American Elite series mixes classic style with modern technology. The Elite Stratocaster brings the iconic design right up to date, featuring a super slick compound radius fingerboard, minimalist black chrome headstock logo and Fenders brilliant S1-TM switching system. Only available in this series, the American Elite Strat features 4th generation noiseless pick ups along with a smooth two point modern tremolo, producing a vintage style sound with noise-free, emotive performance. From 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 support for fret hand antics. Locking, all short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the nut for buzz-free performance. This Strat is the contemporary players' new best friend.
Model Name: American Elite Stratocaster, Rosewood Fingerboard, Olympic Pearl
Colour: Olympic Pearl
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: ‘Modern “C” to “D"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5”-14” Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Position Inlays: Large White Pearloid Dots
Bridge Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
Middle Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
Neck Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
Controls: Master Volume (with S-1™ switch), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle and Bridge Pickups; No-load™ Tone Control).
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.
Pickup Configuration: 3 Noiseless Single Coil Pickups
Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (All Short Posts)
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Guard
Control Knobs: Cream Soft Touch Knobs
Switch Tips: Cream
New Modern String Tree, Asymmetrical Neck Heel, Black Chrome Fender Headstock Decal.
Strap Locks, Deluxe Leather Strap, 10 foot cable, Pop-in Trem arm, Adjustment wrenches.