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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... Read More

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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. 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
 
5.0

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5.0

Great instrument

By Kenny

from Arlington, VA

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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.

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    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.

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      (5 of 5 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.

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