Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker, Olympic Pearl, Maple
Mixing modern sound and a plethora of innovative features with traditional visual style, the Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker doesn't just push the envelope—it completely annihilates it.
- Double cutaway electric guitar
- Two all-new fourth generation Noiseless single-coil Stratocaster pickups, single Shawbucker open-coil humbucking bridge pickup
- Push-push switch enables 'passing lane' mode
- Compound profile neck, redesigned contoured neck heel
- 9.5-14 inch compound radius fingerboard
- Locking short-post tuning machines, speedy soft-touch control knobs
- Includes redesigned ABS Elite Moulded Case with TSA locks
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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.
All-New American Elite Neck And Neck Heel
Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. A modern 'C'-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern 'D'-shaped profile at the updated neck heel that blends into the asymmetrical neck volute, providing plenty of ergonomic support and comfortably enhanced playing feel.
All-New 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups
With the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups, exclusive to the American Elite Series, Fender have achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—authentic vintage-style Fender sound combined with noise-free performance. A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of their pickup designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power.
New Double Action Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel
The new double action truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief without any special tools.
The S-1 switch activates alternate wiring options for even more tonal variations. Discreetly placed atop the volume control, it engages or disengages at the tap of a finger for on-the-fly adjustments.
Passing Lane Switch
The Passing Lane switch kicks your sound into overdrive, rerouting the bridge pickup and bypassing the tone circuit for hotter output with enhanced overtones, blowing the doors off your sound. Discretely located between the tone controls, the low-profile push-push switch is easy to activate while resisting accidental triggering.
Locking Tuning Machines With All Short Posts
Enjoy lightning-fast, easy re-stringing and enhanced playability from the new locking short post tuning machines. Not only do they provide increased break angle at the nut, they also increase tuning stability.
Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Specifications
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Stratocaster®
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Shape: Compound Back Shape, Modern 'C' to 'D'
Scale Length: 25.5 inch (648 mm)
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5 to 14 inch
Compound Radius: (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685 inch (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Large Black Pearloid Dots
Truss Rod: Dual-Action
Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
Bridge Pickup: Shawbucker™
Middle Pickup New 4th Generation Noiseless
Neck Pickup New 4th Generation Noiseless
Controls: Master Volume (with S-1™ Switch), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle and Bridge Pickups) Switching S-1 Switch Up: Position 1. Bridge Pickup. Position 2. Bridge/Middle Pickup. Position 3. Middle Pickup. Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup. Position 5. Neck Pickup
Special Electronics: Push-Push Passing lane switch to engage Bridge Pickup and bypass tone controls
Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Control Knobs: Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
Switch Tip: Aged White
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Accessories: Elite Moulded Case