Fender American Ultra Stratocaster HSS Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Ultraburst
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American Ultra Stratocaster | American Ultra Series | Fender
For over 60 years, the iconic Fender Stratocaster shape and sound has endured and inspired. The Fender American Ultra Stratocaster HSS is the most advanced Strat yet, for discerning players seeking precision, performance and tone. This innovative redesign features Fender's Modern D neck profile with rolled fingerboard edges, providing hours of playing comfort, while the tapered neck heel allows effortless access to higher frets. The speedy 10"-14" compound radius fingerboard hosts 22 medium jumbo frets for fluid lead playing. Powered by Fender's Ultra Noiseless pickups and an Ultra Double Tap humbucker, this Strat delivers a spectrum of vintage-inspired and modern tones without hum or buzz.
Ultra Noiseless Pickups Provide Pristine Tone
The American Ultra Stratocaster HSS comes equipped with a full complement of Fender's Ultra Noiseless pickups, including two single coils (neck and middle) and an Ultra Double Tap humbucker (bridge). These pickups were designed to capture the articulate, glassy tone of vintage single coils without the hum, allowing crystal clear cleans, punchy rhythms and searing leads. The Ultra Double Tap humbucker adds a dose of high output grit with the flip of a switch.
Modern D Neck Profile for Comfort and Speed
This reimagined Strat features Fender's Modern D neck, a slim yet rounded profile that fills the hand without feeling bulky. Combined with the rolled fingerboard edges, this neck offers a comfortable feel for any playing style. A tapered neck heel provides unimpeded access to the higher frets for advanced soloing techniques. The 10"-14" compound radius fingerboard has a gradual curve, flattening out towards the bridge for effortless chording and bends.
Vintage-Style Bridge with Enhanced Performance
While the American Ultra Stratocaster HSS retains the iconic vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge, Fender has made some performance enhancing upgrades. The bridge now has a 1.685" bone nut and Deluxe Die Cast Sealed Locking tuning machines for rock solid intonation and tuning stability. The tremelo arm has also been redesigned for extra comfort. These refinements allow dive bombs, warbles and shimmers without going out of tune.
Premium Touches for Signature Fender Style
As Fender's flagship Strat, the American Ultra exudes premium touches. The S-1 switch activates the Double Tap feature, which splits the humbucker into an overwound single-coil, allowing for further tonal variations. An embossed headstock logo, and a molded hardshell case complete the package. Overall, the American Ultra Stratocaster HSS is a masterclass in craftsmanship, marrying vintage inspired design with modern enhancements for tone and playability.
- 2 vintage single-coil pickups in neck and middle positions
- 1 vintage humbucker pickup in bridge position
- Modern D-shaped tapered maple neck
- Rolled compound-radius maple fingerboard
- Alder or ash Stratocaster body
- Master volume and individual tone controls with 5-way switching
- Tremolo/vibrato bridge
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- Body shape: Double Cutaway
- Body type: Solid body
- Body material: Solid wood
- Body wood: Alder or ash
- Body finish: Gloss
- Neck shape: D
- Neck wood: Maple
- Joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Material: Maple
- Radius: Compound
- Fret size: Medium jumbo
- Number of frets: 22
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut material: Bone
- Configuration: HSS
- Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
- Middle: Proprietary Single Coil
- Bridge: Proprietary Humbucker
- Control layout: Master volume, Individual tone, Individual tone
- Pickup switch: 5-Way
- Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
- Tuning machines: Locking
- Color: Chrome
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Case: Hardshell Case
- Orientation: Right handed
- Country of Origin: United States