Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker - Autumn Blaze Metallic with Maple Fingerboard

6-string Electric Guitar with Select Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Noiseless Single-coil Pickups with Shawbucker Humbucker - Autumn Blaze Metallic
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Timeless Style Updated for the 21st Century

Over a dozen new innovations, like fourth-generation noiseless pickups and high-mass, full-sustain saddles, conspire to make the American Elite Stratocaster one of the best modern Strats for the money. The classic tone cocktail of an alder body and maple neck provides the same punch, bite, and twang that built Fender's empire, but the expanded 10-way S-1 pickup switching system and onboard Shawbucker humbucker with Passing Lane boost will give even veteran Strat players reason to upgrade. Fender's tremolo system is also better than ever for the American Elite, with a smoother response and a copper-infused bridge plate to help fight tuning slippage.

Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Fender Stratocaster: the look and sound of rock 'n' roll
  • Two noiseless single-coils plus a Shawbucker humbucker for versatile tone options
  • No-slip tremolo bridge adds texture to chords and leads
Fender Stratocaster: the look and sound of rock 'n' roll

The Fender Stratocaster has helped shape the sound of rock 'n' roll for the past 60 years, from psychedelia and surf rock to punk rock and metal. The Fender American Elite carries on that tradition today with the classic build players love - a comfortable, lightweight alder body and fast maple neck for superior tone and playability - with over a dozen new innovations to continue to inspire great music for the next generation.

Two noiseless single-coils plus a Shawbucker humbucker for versatile tone options

Sweetwater Fender fanatics are impressed with the arsenal of tones found in this Strat. Fourth-generation noiseless single-coils give the American Elite the classic Strat sound without the hum and buzz. And for a gutsier tone, the onboard Shawbucker bridge humbucker, created by Fender pickup guru Tim Shaw, delivers vintage-inspired heft and thickness. The American Elite's S-1 switching gives you 10 total pickup options - which include running all three pickups in series - with the push of a button. And when you need a boost, a Passing Lane button near the tone pot connects the Shawbucker directly to the output jack for mind-melting leads.

No-slip tremolo bridge adds texture to chords and leads

The quintessential Fender tremolo is now even better. The American Elite moves from shimmery chords to distinct vibrato and beyond with a natural response that won't strain your hand. You can dive-bomb confidently thanks to a set of locking tuners on one end and a high-mass, copper-infused bridge plate on the other to help fight tuning slippage.

Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar Features:
  • Fender noiseless single-coil pickups (4th generation) in neck and middle positions
  • Shawbucker bridge humbucker delivers vintage-styled beefiness
  • S-1 switching provides 10 pickup options for exciting new tones
  • Passing Lane button bypasses tone and volume pots for controlled chaos
  • Select alder body for light weight and a punchy, balanced sound
  • C-shaped compound maple neck with a fast satin finish and heel contour
  • Maple fretboard provides a woody tone and quick response
  • Tremolo bridge adds texture to chords and leads
  • High-mass saddles for added chime and sustain
  • Locking tuners for tuning stability and quick string changes
  • Includes strap locks, pop-in trem arm, and adjustment wrenches
Unlock your playing potential with the Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Alder
Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Color Autumn Blaze Metallic
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Compound, modern "C" to "D"
Radius 9.5"-14" compound profile
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Large black pearloid dot inlays
Number of Frets 22, medium jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.685"
Nut Material Synthetic bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Two-point synchronized tremolo bridge with pop-in arm
Tuners Locking short-post tuning machines
Neck Pickup Fourth generation Noiseless single-coil
Middle Pickup Fourth generation Noiseless single-coil
Bridge Pickup Shawbucker open-coil humbucker
Controls 1 x volume (S-1 push switch), 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch, push-push "passing lane" bypass mode button
Strings Fender USA NPS, 9-42
Case Included Elite molded hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 0114112796

Customer Reviews

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AWESOMNESS!

Awesome is a word i need to use a lot. Awesome quick delivery, awesome condition and set up. Awesome Action. All round this is just one sweet Axe. Do yourself a favour and get one. HSS Shawbuckers add a whole new level of tone to your Strat.
5/5

Fender American Elite Strat

I've never been a Strat guy....always an LP or something with humbuckers. I pulled the trigger on this since I was looking for something to fill in the gaps of what my LP couldn't do since I decided to start bringing 2 guitars to a gig again. I am glad I made this decision. I can get anywhere from crystal clear clean chords to screaming sustaining leads. I barely even touch my LP anymore when playing. I am in a top 40 cover band, with the essential disco, motown, and classic rock tunes thrown in. I basically stay on the single coils all night (which btw they are completely noiseless) and switch to the shawbucker for the heavier tones I need sometimes. I get a little nuts with the trem bar, but with locking tuners I only find myself tuning once before each set, and even then it still seems to be in tune since the previous set. I would like to thank my Sales Engineer, Pat, for always going above and beyond for me. I had this guitar reserved with .011-.052 strings and a low action set up. As soon as it was available I was notified by Pat that the guitar has been set up and shipped. It arrived 2 days later just before my weekend gigs! Perfectly set up and no tweaks were needed. So I guess I am a Strat guy....for now.
5/5

Love this Strat

This beautiful guitar showed up today and I'm blown away. Plays and looks fantastic. In the little bit of time I've played it I am beyond happy. Sounds great, action is nice, the new noiseless pickups are exactly that noiseless and the shawbucker screams. I couldn't be happier. I love the color too. The picture on sweetwater looks more red but in most lighting it looks orange.
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