FENDER American Elite Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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FENDER American Elite Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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American Elite Strat with 4th gen Noiseless pickups. Locking short post tuning machines.

Item SKU # fender-american-elite-strat

Starting at: $1,799.99



An innovative instrument melding traditional style with modern sound and features, the American Elite Stratocaster is a progressive guitar for 21st-century musicians. Designed for players who push the envelope every night, this guitar is a true performer that leaves others in the dust with eye-catching style, exceptional feel and versatile sound from the very first moment you plug it in and play.


Featured on all American Elite instruments, the new 4th 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, all short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the bone nut for buzz-free performance. 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. It's fromnewly refined, sleek and deeper contours that hug the player’s bodyto 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 new guitar for the brave new 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.

American Elite Stratocaster Specifications:

  • Series: American Elite
  • Body Material: Alder, (except Ash on 731,752)
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck: Maple, Compound BackShape, Modern “C” to “D”
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Fingerboard: Rosewoodor Maple, 9.5”-14” Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
  • Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Large Black Pearloid Dots (Maple) Large White Pearloid Dots (Rosewood)
  • Nut (Material/Width): 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 T ortoiseshellon (723)
  • Pickups: New 4th GenerationNoiseless (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: New EliteMolded Case
  • Other Features: New Modern String Tree, Asymmetrical Neck Heel, Black Chrome Fender Headstock Decal
  • Included Accessories: Strap Locks, Deluxe Leather Strap, 10 foot cable, Pop-in Trem arm, Adjustment wrenches

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