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Fender American Elite Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard Electric Guitar

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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 momen...  Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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Overview

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.

Featured on all American Elite instruments, the new fourth generation Noiseless pickups are only available in this series, and represent a quantum leap in pickup design. Combining vintage-style sound with effectively noise-free performance, these are the pinnacle of Fender's noiseless pickup designs, offering pristine cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock & 'n' roll power.

Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck 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. New locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the synthetic bone nut for buzz-free performance while the smooth two-point modern tremolo adds emotive touches to your performance without sacrificing your tuning.

Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this guitar is no different—from the redesigned sleek back and forearm contours that hug the player's body for an enhanced playing experience to the black chrome headstock logo and large pearloid fret markers this instrument will dazzle the audience with elegant style. The American Elite Stratocaster is a bold new guitar for the brave new guitarist who is setting out to cross uncharted musical terrain. 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 Polyester
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: C-D
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Satin
Fretboard
Material: Ebony
Radius: 12 in.
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.687 in. (42.8 mm)
Pickups
Configuration: SSS
Neck: 4th Generation Noiseless
Middle: 4th Generation Noiseless
Bridge: 4th Generation Noiseless
Brand: Fender
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: S-1 switching
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: Tonewoods Electronics
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: None
Country of origin: United States
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FenderAmerican Elite Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I will by more!

By J. Mason. (I go by Neil)

from Virginia Beach, Virginia

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Around Versatile Guitar

    Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

    I purchased the Aged Cherry Elite with a maple neck for my own Christmas Present. I had tried her out in the Virginia Beach G.C. and was impressed in the 2 hours or so that I had with her. But, the real fun began when I got home!
    The volume knob, great. You'll like the "physical" resistance Fender applied to the control of it. Tone knobs actually have a good, noticeable sweep.
    The pickups are really awesome, in my opinion. Very low noise running through my amp with the gain dimed out (OD/Distortion pedals; typical extra unwanted noise) similar to my humbuckers.
    The pickup selection is GREAT with the added "S" button in the volume pot! The tones I keep finding are inspirational.
    I've had her a week and have barely eaten a thing because I can't stop playing her.
    I play styles from Grateful Dead to SRV to Pantera and find myself using this guitar to fill those needs. OH Yeah! The cleans.... BELL LIKE! Check it out, you'll be shocked! I'm in love all over again!

     
    3.0

    Great Guitar

    By OPEN BOX BOBBY

    from Longmeadow, MA

    About Me Experienced

    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 Ebony Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      Great guitar, plays smooth as butter! However there were after the sale problems. See comments on service and delivery below.

       
      5.0

      Awesome Strarocaster!

      By GG

      from Ville Platte, LA

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      Love the sound and looks of this strat. Very pleased with my purchase.

       
      5.0

      Elite Strat

      By EARLE

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

      This particular strat is well made super smooth fretboard and plays really nicely. I look forward to playing it and that makes all the difference with my practice sessions

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      NEED TO ADJUST ALL IN THIS GUITAR.

      By jesus

      from undisclosed

      About Me Professional Musician

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster Ebony Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

          NEED TO ADJUST ALL IN THIS GUITAR; BACK SPRING, SOME OF THIS GUITAR THE STRING ARE VERY DISTANCE OF THE FRETS, NEED TO AJUST THE STRING AND NECK. THIS GUITAR HAVE A GREAT SOUND.

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