Innovative Sound And Style
Mixing modern sound and a plethora of innovative features with traditional visual style, the American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker doesn't just push the envelope—it completely annihilates it. Designed for modern players who need tonal variety on tap, as well as unprecedented performance and supple playing feel, this top-notch performer delivers every single time you plug it in and play.
- Double cutaway electric guitar
- Two all-new fourth generation Noiseless single-coil Stratocaster pickups; single Shawbucker open-coil humbucking bridge pickup
- Push-push switch enables “passing lane” mode
- Compound profile neck; redesigned contoured neck heel
- 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard
- Locking short-post tuning machines; speedy soft-touch control knobs
- Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks
All-New American Elite Neck And Neck Heel
Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. A modern "C"-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern "D"-shaped profile at the updated neck heel that blends into the asymmetrical neck volute, providing plenty of ergonomic support and comfortably enhanced playing feel.
All-New 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups
With the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups, exclusive to the American Elite Series, we’ve achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—authentic vintage-style Fender sound combined with noise-free performance. A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of our pickup designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power.
New Double Action Truss Rod Ajustment Wheel
The new double action truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief without any special tools.
The S-1 switch activates alternate wiring options for even more tonal variations. Discreetly placed atop the volume control, it engages or disengages at the tap of a finger for on-the-fly adjustments.
Passing Lane Switch
The Passing Lane switch kicks your sound into overdrive, rerouting the bridge pickup and bypassing the tone circuit for hotter output with enhanced overtones, blowing the doors off your sound. Discretely located between the tone controls, the low-profile push-push switch is easy to activate while resisting accidental triggering.
Locking Tuning Machines With All Short Posts
Enjoy lightning-fast, easy re-stringing and enhanced playability from the new locking short post tuning machines. Not only do they provide increased break angle at the nut, they also increase tuning stability.
- Body Material - Alder
- Body Finish - Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Shape - Stratocaster
- Neck Material - Maple
- Neck Finish - Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
- Neck Shape - Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
- Scale Length - 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Material - Maple
- Fingerboard Radius - 9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
- Number of Frets - 22
- Fret Size - Medium Jumbo
- Nut Material - Bone
- Nut Width - 1.685" (42.8 mm)
- Position Inlays - Large Black Pearloid Dots
- Truss Rod - Dual-Action Truss Rod Nut Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
- Bridge Pickup - Shawbucker
- 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)
- Switching - S-1 Switch Up: Position 1. Bridge Pickup. Position 2. Bridge/Middle Pickup. Position 3. Middle Pickup. Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup. Position 5.
- Neck Pickup
- Configuration - HSS
- Special Electronics - Push-Push Passing lane switch to engage Bridge Pickup and bypass tone controls
- Bridge - 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
- Hardware Finish - Chrome
- Tuning Machines - Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
- Pickguard - 3-Ply Mint Green
- Control Knobs - Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
- Switch Tip - Aged White
- Neck Plate - 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
- Strings - Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
This product includes Beginner's Guide to Learning Guitar E-book