Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker RW, Mystic Black

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  • New Noiseless N4 Single-Coil Middle and Neck Pickups
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Alder Body
  • Maple Neck with a Modern ''C'' to ''D'' Profile
  • High Output Shawbucker Open-Coil Humbucking Bridge Pickup
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo Bridge with Pop-In Arm

Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker RW, Mystic Black

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The Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker is an innovative instrument that's perfectly designed for todays discerning musicians, seamlessly melding traditional style with modern sound and features. The Maple neck with a Rosewood fingerboard has a new compound modern ''C'' to ''D'' profile that provides comfortable chording in the lower registers and a more oval shape higher up - suitable for lead work. The American Elite Strat features a powerful Shawbucker open-coil bridge pickup and two Noiseless single-coil pickups that define a new standard in Fender's pickup technology - producing pristine cleans and gigantic overtones whilst screaming out with pure rock 'n' roll power.

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Alder Body & Maple Neck

The Fender American Elite Strat has an Alder body that produces a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity and body. Fender have used Alder as their tonewood of choice for electric guitars since the 1950's as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues playing. Paired with a modern 'C' to 'D' shaped Maple neck the American Elite Stratocaster offers iconic Fender playability and sustain required by experienced musicians.

Resonant Synthetic Bone Nut

Featuring a carefully fitted synthetic bone nut the American Elite Stratocaster delivers an increased resonance and brighter 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.

New For 2016

Brand new to the American Elite instruments are the 4th generation Noiseless pickups which represent a quantum leap in pickup design. Combining vintage-style tones with an effectively noise-free performance, this innovative new design defines a new standard in Fender's noiseless pickup technology. Offering pristine cleans and fat, overdriven tones the Fender Noiseless pickups scream with pure rock 'n' roll power. The Push-push switching enables the ''passing lane'', which instantly rerouts to your bridge pickup signal while bypassing the tone circuit and producing an incredible overdriven tonality with enhanced overtones and high output.

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 new neck heel, helping to provide plenty of support and ensuring comfortable playing sessions. Additionally, the new locking, short-post tuning machines deliver an increased break angle at the nut for buzz-free performance.

Fender is renowned for head-turning style and unbeatable versatility and the American Elite Stratocaster is certainly no exception. From the newly refined, sleek and deeper contours that hug the your body, to 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 any brave guitarist who is setting out to cross uncharted musical terrain. This beautiful insturment also includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished Stratocaster.

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 that is both a musical and cultural touchstone. 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: American Elite Stratocaster®, HSS Shawbucker
  • Model Number: 0114110710
  • Series: American Elite
  • Colour: Mystic Black

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Bridge: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Urethane
  • Neck Shape: Compound Modern ''C'' to ''D''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' / 648mm
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5'' - 14'' / 241mm - 355.6mm
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.6875'' / 42.8mm
  • Position Inlays: Pearloid Dots

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Shawbucker™ Open-Coil Humbucker
  • Middle Pickup: New Noiseless™ N4 Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: New Noiseless™ N4 Single-Coil
  • Controls: Master Volume with S-1™ Switch, 2 x Tone
  • Additional Electronics: Push-Push Passing Lane Switch (Engage Bridge Pickup and Bypass Tone Controls)
  • Pickup Configuration: HSS
  • 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
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Control Knobs: Aged White
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (All Short Posts)
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply
  • Case/Bag: New Elite Moulded Case with TSA Latches