Fender American Elite Stratocaster - 3-color Sunburst with Rosewood Fingerboard

6-string Electric Guitar with Select Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 3 Noiseless Single-coil Pickups - 3-color Sunburst
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Timeless Style Updated for the 21st Century

Over a dozen new innovations, such as 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 comfortable compound-radius neck 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 Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Fender Stratocaster: the look and sound of rock 'n' roll
  • Fourth-generation Fender noiseless pickups with S-1 switching
  • 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.

Fourth-generation Fender noiseless pickups with S-1 switching

Fourth-generation noiseless pickups give the American Elite the classic Strat sound without the hum and buzz. And for exciting tonal options, the American Elite's S-1 switching gives you 10 total pickup options - which include running all three in series - with the push of a button. Sweetwater Strat purists appreciate that Fender built the S-1 switch discreetly into the volume knob for an unmodded, timeless look.

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 Electric Guitar Features:
  • Fender noiseless single-coil pickups (4th generation)
  • S-1 switch provides 10 pickup options for exciting new tones
  • Select alder body for light weight and a punchy, balanced sound
  • C-shaped compound maple neck with a fast satin finish and heel contour
  • Rosewood fretboard has a warm response and smooth touch
  • 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!

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Electric Guitar Buying Guide

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 3-Color Sunburst
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Compound, modern "C" to "D"
Radius 9.5"-14" compound profile
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay 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 Fourth generation Noiseless single-coil
Controls 1 x volume (S-1 push switch), 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch
Strings Fender USA NPS, 9-42
Case Included Elite molded hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 0114000700

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Infinite Variety

I'm not a performing musician and probably don't deserve this guitar, but I must say that I love it. With the S1 switching system, there simply isn't another guitar like the Elite. I love the ability to explore new sounds, often playing the same riff or song over and over with different tones and attacks. I've never experienced this kind of flexibility in a guitar. For me, it's more toy than tool. It's making me a better and more versatile player.
4/5

Respect History

Tried three of these recently out at the local Guitar Center--very good build quality, very consistent. Based on the ones I played, I'm pretty impressed. I do wish that Fender would not get cute with finish configurations. Why oh why can't they just give us a classic Olympic White finish with the white pickguard instead of pearlizing the paint and sticking a tortoiseshell pickguard on there? Ugh. Would have bought one (from Sweetwater of course) if they had stuck to the basics. Of course, most people would not be nitpicking about the color choices like me, LOL. Bottom line, if you can find a finish you like, you'll be completely delighted with this guitar.
Music background: Eclectic
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender, Fender Solidbody Guitars