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Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Autumn Blaze Metallic

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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. Des... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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.

This American Elite HSS model combines a powerful Shawbucker open-coil humbucking bridge pickup with the exclusive New 4th generation Noiseless pickups, which represent a quantum leap in pickup design. The new Noiseless pickups’ hum-free vintage- style sound and the Shawbucker’s snarling midrange creates pristine cleans and gigantic overdriven tones for multidimensional classic Stratocaster sound turned up to 11. Push-push switching enables the “passing lane”, which instantly rerouts to your bridge pickup signal, bypassing the tone circuit, kicking your tone into overdrive with enhanced overtones and high output.

Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”- shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. Locking, all short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the bone nut for buzz-free performance. The smooth two-point modern tremolo adds emotive touches to your performance without sacrificing your tuning. In a vintage-inspired touch, the new truss rod adjustment wheel has been moved to the butt end of the neck for easier access, making neck relief adjustments a snap.

Fender is renowned for mind-blowing style, and this guitar is no different—from therefined, sleek and deeper contours that hug the player’s body to the black chrome headstock logo, new modern string tree, large pearloid fret markers and unique new colors this instrument will dazzle the audience with classic aesthetics. The American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker is a bold new guitar for progressive players setting out to explore new musical frontiers. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.

Features

Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: Modern C to D
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 13.75"
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HSS
  • Neck: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Middle: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Bridge: Shawbucker
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: Yes
  • Special electronics: S-1 switching, Push-Push Passing Lane Switch to Engage Bridge Pickup and Bypass Tone Controls
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
  • Pickup switch: 5-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 2-point synchronized
  • Tailpiece: Not applicable
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast locking
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: New Modern String Tree, Asymmetrical Neck Heel, Black Chrome Fender Headstock Decal
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Accessories: Strap locks, Deluxe leather strap, Cable, Pop-in tremolo arm, Adjustment wrenches
  • Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Rock concerts (5)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It is a great guitar

By Bal

from Tucson, AZ

Pros

  • Versatile Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      I just got this guitar and it is perhaps to early to really elaborate about it; however, after almost a week of playing it is very clear that the Elite HSS Shawbucker is very special. The neck feels so good and the clean sound with my Blues Deluxe amp is just fantastic. All of the pickups are great and I can see that I will use every possible combination to play and create unique sounds. The guitar holds the tuning extremely well. For distorted sounds I use Burnely and especially with the Shawbucker, you can play extremely hard yet very musical. I can see now that the Shawbucker has a great potential for clean sounds too. First, I though that the Shawbucker is a bit to hot for my style; however after a few days I grew to love it. What a pickup!!! In conclusion, this is a great guitar and I am very happy with it. I am not interested to compare Elite HSS to Deluxe or any other guitar. I am happy with Elite and will keep it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome American made Stratocaster!

      By Guitar Dude

      from Las Vegas, NV

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

        This is an awesome guitar! I've wanted a nice American made sunburst Stratocaster for a long time and I finally got it. It is everything I wanted and more. I was originally considering an American Standard Strat but then I tried out the American Elite Strat and I knew I had to have it. It is not a cheap guitar but it's worth every penny. The pickups sound really great and the action is very smooth. The neck has a great feel to it with the C-D shape contour.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great instrument

        By Kenny

        from Arlington, VA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          I have nothing but great things to say about this guitar. It came fairly well setup and sounds like a million bucks. The S1 switch adds many sounds you're not used to hearing from a Strat. It is an absolute joy to play. I can't think of a single bad thing to say about it.

           
          5.0

          Wowwwww!!!!!

          By Idk

          from Eugene, Oregon.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

            I had guitar for a year now and am surprised of how good this sounds!!! If your look for a professional guitar, this guitar is for you!!! You won't regret it!!!

             
            5.0

            Yes

            By Frank

            from Palm City Florida

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • Rock Concerts
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

              Very well made. A pleasure all around. What sound!!!

               
              4.0

              its a perfect elegant product, i would buy again

              By crisdol

              from miami, florida

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Solid Electronics

              Cons

              • Flat Sound

              Best Uses

              • Rock Concerts

              Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

              its beautiful and good quality

               
              5.0

              its like a gatlin gun

              By strummer

              from san mateo,ca

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

                  Well here goes, I usually don't take the time to write a review but this is one bad*ss guitar. I think it is anyway. I just started playing a few months ago so I'm not an expert on music or the guitar. Its just my take.
                  I like the sound/ quality of the Gibsons but they were so heavy. I like the weight / feel of the strats so after playing all different brands I knew I wanted a strat. That being said I tried a quite a few strats at GC over the course of a few months. I decided on the Elite with Rosewood fret and bought it off the shelf. Great guitar but I had a couple issues with it. Since I'm a novice and 53 years old to boot, I was having trouble with the dark fretboard. I thought a maple would be better to see the strings, etc .
                  I had 45 days to exchange so I took it back to GC and the sales guy said that the hss was the same price and that there was really no downside to getting it. It took a couple weeks to ship to the store and I just plugged it into my little fender mustang amp a couple days ago. I turned the volume up and I sat about 3 feet away from the amp. My guitar started screaming and howling like a pack of wild hyenas with a fresh kill , but in a good way. I started playing little riffs and they sounded amazing. I felt like a ROCK GOD , especially when the fast lane button was engaged. The Humbucker was buckin' as well. Clean powerful sound. Fell in love.
                  So I've got the maple fret. Love it, so simple to see , as I'm half blind and I play in dimly lit areas sometimes. To borrow a phrase, the neck feels like butter. The pearl finish is perfect. The tuner knobs seem precise and fluid to turn. No flaws that I can see in this guitar.

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