Fender American Elite Stratocaster MN, Autumn Blaze Metallic

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  • Highly Resonant & Lightweight Alder Body Offers Classic Warmth
  • Modern ''C'' to ''D'' Profiled Maple Neck Provides Incredible Comfort
  • Noiseless N4 Single-Coil Pickups Create Vintage, Noise-Free Tones
  • 2-Point Synchronised Tremolo Bridge Delivers Powerful Pitch Effect
  • Includes Fender's Elite Moulded Case For Storage & Transportation

Fender American Elite Stratocaster MN, Autumn Blaze Metallic

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The Fender American Elite Stratocaster, Autumn Blaze Metallic combines traditional Fender styles with modern sounds and features, creating a guitar designed to suit today's discerning musician. The classic lightweight alder body offers a beautifully balanced tone with plenty of warmth and clarity, while the maple neck and fingerboard delivers an incredibly bright characteristic. The guitar's neck is given a compound radius profile, offering a modern ''C'' to ''D'' shape for comfortable chording at the lower register and smooth lead work at the higher register. The set of 4th generation Noiseless pickups provide the American Elite Strat with its incredibly vintage, noiseless tones, while the addition of an S-1 switch provides players with even more tonal options. The Stratocaster is also equipped with a range of powerful upgrades, including an improved synchronised tremolo, synthetic bone nut, soft touch knobs, and deluxe locking tuners. Delivered in an elite moulded case, the Fender American Elite Strat is perfect for modern players who still desire classic Fender style and tones.

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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. Maple is used for both the neck and fingerboard, resulting in a beautifully bright characteristic with sizzling highs, firm lows, and a snappy midrange 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 players can deliver a crystal clear iconic Fender sound. 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: 0114002796
  • Series: American Elite

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Alder
  • Shape: Stratocaster
  • Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronised Tremolo w/Pop-In Arm
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Finish: Autumn Blaze Metallic

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Profile: Compound Back Shape (Modern ‘’C to ‘’D)
  • Scale Length: 25.5’’
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5’’ to 14’’ Compound
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Inlays: Large Black 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