Fender

Description

The Fender American Showcase Stratocaster is only available at Guitar Center, and is spec'd for ergonomic play and versatility in tones. Dressed up in an exclusive finish with matching painted headstock, this Strat features a compound profile neck, American Showcase single coils and advanced wiring. It's perfect for players who value classic style with vintage and modern sounds, and want an American-made guitar that can truly do it all.

Main Features

Gloss-finished solid alder body
Maple neck with compound Modern C-to-D-profile, rosewood fretboard with 12" radius
3 American Showcase single-coil pickups, 5-way switch, push/pull pot, treble bleed circuit
2-point synchronized tremolo with bent steel saddles, locking 18:1 ratio tuners

Tonewoods and Finish

The Showcase body is alder, a classic tonewood from the earliest days of Fender. A lightweight wood, it has a resonant, balanced tone—a perfect platform for pickups. The exclusive body finish is also reflected in the painted, matching headstock.

Exclusive Neck

The maple neck has a Modern C-to-D-profile, and is only available on the Showcase series. Since the neck is rounder at the nut, first position chords are easier to form. Moving up, the profile slims to a D-shape, allowing faster fretting. The Showcase has a rosewood fretboard, but unlike a traditional Strat, it features a flatter, 12" radius. This ensures that notes ring true even with the biggest of bends. It's the best of every worlds.

Exclusive Electronics

Fender designed the American Showcase pickups exclusively for Guitar Center. The neck, middle and bridge pickups are each voiced with different alnico magnets for tonal variation. Make no mistake—the signature Strat snap is still there, bright and sweet, but the 3 single coils are also wound for a more powerful, aggressive sound. There are eight total pickup combinations: five with the selector switch, and three more with the push/pull pot, which adds the neck pickup to switch positions 1, 2 and 3. A treble bleed circuit ensures that the highs don't fade as the volume pot is dialed down. Electronically, the Showcase Strat is one versatile instrument.

Most Reliable Hardware Ever

The American Showcase Stratocaster has a 2-point synchronized tremolo with bent steel saddles— a design brilliant in its simplicity. Deluxe locking tuners make string changing a breeze; with an 18:1 gear ratio, precise tuning is, too. All-in-all, the Showcase features the most reliable hardware Fender has ever made.

The Fender American Showcase Stratocaster is made in California and comes with a hardshell case. -- Body
Body Type: Double Cutaway Solid Body
Top wood:
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Gloss
Neck
Neck shape: Custom Compound
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Satin
Fingerboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 12"
Fret size: Medium-jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width/material: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Electronics
Configuration: SSS
Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
Middle: Proprietary Single Coil
Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil
Control layout: Master volume Master tone
Pickup switch: 3-Way
Special electronics: Treble-bleed circuit
Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: 2-point Fulcrum tremolo
Tailpiece:
Tuning machines: Vintage-style
Color: Nickel
Other
Number of strings: 6 String
Case: Hardshell Case
Orientation: Right handed
Country of Origin: United States
Features
  • Gloss-finished, solid alder body
  • Maple neck with compound Modern C-to-D-profile, rosewood fretboard with 12" radius
  • 3 American Showcase single-coil pickups, 5-way switch, push/pull knob, treble bleed circuit
  • 2-point synchronized tremolo with bent steel saddles, locking 18:1 ratio tuners
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Specifications
Body
  • Body Type: Double Cutaway Solid Body
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
Neck
  • Neck shape: Custom Compound
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
Fingerboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 12"
  • Fret size: Medium-jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.69 in. (43 mm)
Electronics
  • Configuration: SSS
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Middle: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Control layout: Master volume Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
  • Special electronics: Treble-bleed circuit Push/Pull Knob
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
  • Bridge design: 2-point Fulcrum tremolo
  • Tailpiece:
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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