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American Elite Stratocaster, Maple Fingerboard, Sky Burst Metallic
- Brand: Fender
Externally the American Elite Stratocaster has Fender's timeless style, but under the hood it's an entirely new breed of guitar designed for 21st-century players who constantly push the envelope. With over a dozen new innovations, each guitar is a true pe
Serial Number: US18073650
Weight: 8 lbs, 2 oz
Externally the American Elite Stratocaster has Fender's timeless style, but under the hood it's an entirely new breed of guitar designed for 21st-century players who constantly push the envelope. With over a dozen new innovations, each guitar is a true performer with eye-catching style, exceptional feel and versatile sound from the very first moment you plug it in and play.
- Double cutaway electric guitar
- Three all-new fourth generation Noiseless single-coil Stratocaster pickups
- S-1™ switching for even more tonal versatility
- 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 ADJUSTMENT 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.
NEW SOFT TOUCH KNOBS
These easy-grip knobs make on-the-fly volume and tone adjustments a breeze.
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 FinishSatin Polyurethane
Neck FinishSatin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck ShapeCompound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets22
Fret SizeMedium Jumbo
Nut MaterialSynthetic Bone
Nut Width1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position InlaysLarge Black Pearloid Dots
Truss Rod2-Way Adjustable
Truss Rod NutHeel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
Bridge Pickup4th Generation Noiseless™
Middle Pickup4th Generation Noiseless™
Neck Pickup4th Generation Noiseless™
ControlsMaster Volume (with S-1™ Switch), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Bridge Pickup)
Switching5-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
Bridge2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
Tuning MachinesDeluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
Pickguard3-Ply Aged White Pearl
Control KnobsAged White Soft Touch Knobs
Switch TipAged White
Neck Plate4-Bolt Asymmetrical
StringsFender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Legal NoticeWARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Case/Gig BagElite Molded Case
Why buy from Melody Music Shop, LLC?
Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more!
With certified technicians on staff and a century + of experience between them all, you can rest assured any instrument you purchase from Melody Music Shop LLC is in the best condition possible! Our ENTIRE STORE is maintained at 50% humidity year round per manufacturer’s stringent requirements. All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better. Melody Music Shop LLC guarantees quality products, fast shipping, and top-notch customer service!
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Layaway is an option!
- Layaway items require an initial down payment of 25%.
- Layaway items can be held here for up to 90 days.
- A payment of 25% (or more) is due on the 30th, 60th, and 90th day from the layaway start date (although payments may be made before the scheduled due date).
- The item will ship immediately following payment in full, which may be before the 90 day layaway period.
- There are no returns on layaway items. There are no refunds of payments towards a layaway item.
- Please contact us with any further questions regarding our layaway policy!
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