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Fender American Elite Stratocaster - 3-Color Sunburst with Maple Fingerboard Reviews

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  • from BRAZIL April 30, 2017Music Background:

    Simply the best i've ever tried

    I have tried a lot of custom shop and vintage stratocasters, but no one did better then this. It's simply the best, a work of art. It plays better than any fender, the neck joint is awesome, the C to D is also a wonderfull ideia. The pick-ups deserves a book to explain them, they are not trying to copy any of the previous pick-ups from the past, they just sound like awesome fender single coil (the problem of the previous noiseless doesn't exists anymore). The S-1 switch i don´t use very much, for me, the good point is that they sound like a humbucker when you put them in series, but it has nothing to do with gibson's, Seymour Duncan or whatever, they sound life fender, trully original.

    So, if you want a stratocaster that does it all and play better than you can dream about, prepare your wallet!

  • from December 12, 2016

    The best guitar

    The best guitar

  • from Hickory Withe,TN July 12, 2016Music Background:
    Trumpet for years. Re-uniting with the guitar after years away.

    Ultimate Rock n Roll Icon

    Began my pursuit of the modern Stratocaster rendition of the iconic 50's& 60's rock and roll guitar in May 2016. Started with reviews on Sweetwater site. Researched Fender site. Looked at Asian and Mex Strats but wasn't exactly where I wanted to land. Then looked at American Special and was almost sold and then I looked at the American Standard and was almost sold. AND then I compared them with the American Elite and decision was finalized. Nothing was really wrong with either the Special or the Standard, but as I went up the food chain for what each level offered in features for a small increase in price over the other, I was sold on the Elite. Locking tuners, compound C/D neck, S-1 switching, gen 4 noiseless pick-ups, easy trussrod adjustment, improved tremolo bridge----I was done! All of these features are definitely worth the price upgrade. You can't get a better iconic Strat with out going to the Fender Custom Shop. The Elite is affordable with Sweetwater and playability is great. I was so impressed that I am on waiting list for another Elite.I deem it that good. Thanks to my personal sales engineer Jeff Jent for his guitar expertise guidance.

  • from Ft. Collins, CO February 26, 2016Music Background:

    Home Run

    Fender hit it out with this one. Everything I've ever wanted in a modern Strat. New neck is smooth and comfortable. Trem system stays in tune well. New noiseless pickups sound amazing, especially on a clean channel. I've got nothing but high praise for this guitar. Love the finish and the locking strap buttons are a nice touch. And the setup was great right out of the box as expected.

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