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The American Ultra Series. Blending classic design with supreme, modern features and craftsmanship, Fender's American Ultra Series is here to rule the world of guitars. Made in the US with superb attention to detail, they are instruments without limits, and will immediately become your favourite to play. Whether you’re taking it out on tour, recording tracks professionally in the studio, or even practising in your bedroom, you can expect the ultimate performance from your American Ultra instrument – no matter what the situation.
Total tonal clarity
No one should have to compromise on their tone. And a trio of Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat pickups ensure you don't have to. The clue's in the name. Eliminating the infamous 60-cycle hum out of your sound, these pickups kick out all the vintage single-coil tones you'd expect out of a classic Fender. But with more clarity than ever before, your lead playing will slash through the mix, while your chords maintain exceptional definition. So you can showcase your talent, and be heard on stage.
Hailed as one of the most versatile instruments out there, the Strat has truly earned its iconic status. And the American Ultra Strat maintains its flawless reputation, offering enough tonal capacity to satisfy any genre. A 5-way selector lets you alternate between snappy, twangy lead sounds and a more textured character. And with dual tone knobs controlling the voice of the pickups, the power is truly with the player. It's your sound after all.
The neck of dreams
Nothing but the best. Fender's years of experimentation and design innovation have yielded some of the greatest necks known to man. This one is no different. In fact, the Modern 'D' maple neck on the American Ultra Stratocaster could be the best you ever hold, being smooth, comfortable, and easy to navigate. With the superb satin finish, you'll find your hand glides along its surface, making fret transitions a breeze. And the rolled edges make for an even more comfortable playing experience. Liberate your licks.
Riveting rosewood fretboard
Take your fingers for a ride. The rosewood fretboard will have them dancing along its surface as fast as you like. With a beautifully warm resonance, it adds a richness and depth to your notes, balancing out the brightness of the maple neck. Sleek, smooth, and boasting an incredibly satisfying feel, you'll find that you can solo for days on this perfectly crafted tool. Your inspiration will know no bounds.
Fuel your performance with expression
It doesn't get more creative than using a whammy bar in performance. Hendrix used one in his Woodstock performance. Jeff Beck made it his own. And now, you can inject your performance with your own creative flair. Whether you're unleashing screeching dive bombs, giving your solo that extra kick, or simply decorating your chords with some elegant shimmer – the famed Strat tremolo system gives players an even bigger platform to experiment their sound with. A Strat wouldn't be a Strat without it. So it goes without saying that the American Ultra features the iconic tremolo bridge design, for even more possibilities in your sound.
- Model Name: Fender American Ultra Stratocaster RW, Arctic Pearl
- Model Code: 0118010781
- Series: American Ultra
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Shape: Stratocaster
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Colour: Arctic Pearl
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: Modern "D"
- Neck Finish: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Radius: 10" to 14" Compound Radius (254 mm to 355.6 mm)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Number of Frets: 22
- Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
- Nut: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
- Position Inlays: White Pearloid Dots
Hardware & Electronics
- Bridge Pickup: Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage Strat®
- Middle Pickup: Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage Strat®
- Neck Pickup: Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage Strat®
- Controls: Master Volume (with S-1™ Switch), Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
- 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
- Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
- Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking
- Control knobs: Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
- Strings: Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
- Case: Elite Molded Case