OFFLINE Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker EB, O Pearl

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  • Noiseless Single-Coil & Shawbucker Pickups Offer Versatile Tones
  • S-1 & Passing Lane Switches Provide Further Tonal Possibilities
  • Highly Resonant & Lightweight Alder Body Offers Classic Warmth
  • Modern ''C'' to ''D'' Profiled Maple Neck Provides Incredible Comfort
  • Includes Fender's Elite Moulded Case For Storage & Transportation

OFFLINE Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker EB, O Pearl

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The Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker, Olympic Pearl is designed for the modern musician, featuring powerful electronics for creating a wide array of vintage tones. A single Shawbucker open-coil humbucker and two single-coil Noiseless pickups provide players with stunning vintage warmth and a noise-free operation, providing the Strat with pristine cleans, gigantic overtones, and pure rock'n'roll power. The guitar also features special electronics to enhance its versatility, with an S-1 switch offering extra wiring options and a push-push switch to reroute the bridge pickup and bypass the tone for an overdriven sound. The classic alder body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard provides an incredible smooth performance, while the compound radius neck profile offers comfortable chording at the lower register and smooth lead work at the higher register. Delivered in an elite moulded case, the Fender American Elite Strat is perfect for modern players who till desire classic Fender style and tones.

Please note: image shows the old version of this guitar with a rosewood fretboard. All other specs remain unchanged. New images coming soon.

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Classic Alder Body

The Fender American Elite Strat is constructed with a lightweight alder body, producing a resonant and balanced tone with plenty of clarity and body. The tonewood provides a decent amount of sustain, creating bright, sizzling highs, excellently rounded lows, and beefy mids. Fender have used alder as their tonewood of choice for electric guitars since the 1950s, as the balanced response and slight upper middle definition makes it perfect for rock and blues playing.

Compound Radius Maple Neck

Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck is perfect for all playing styles. With a modern ''C'' shape at the nut, the profile then transitions along the length of the neck to a modern ''D'' shaped profile at the neck heel, providing plenty of support and ensuring comfortable playing sessions. The maple neck is coupled with an ebony fingerboard, providing the guitar with a sizzling, snappy high end, a thick, muscular low end, and a fast attack.

Resonant Synthetic Bone Nut

Featuring a carefully fitted synthetic bone nut the American Elite Stratocaster delivers an increased resonance and brighter tonality. When compared to traditional plastic and Tusq materials used to construct guitar nuts, synthetic bone improves the vibration transfer between the string and tuning machines without dampening the tone.

4th Gen. Noiseless Single-Coils & Shawbucker Pickups

The American Elite is equipped with two 4th Generation Noiseless single-coil pickups, with a Shawbucker at the bridge to deliver incredible powerful, vintage tones. While the Noiseless single-coils represent a quantum leap in pickup design for their combination of vintage and modern design, the Shawbucker humbucker is built to beef up any tone for create the classic rock sound. Switch between the vintage, crystal clear tones of the single-coils, or switch to the powerfully nuanced tones of the humbucker.

S-1 Switch & Push-Push Switch

The Stratocaster is also equipped with additional controls to enhance its versatility, with two switches to expand its tonal possibilities. The push-push switch enables the guitar’s ''passing lane'' to instantly reroute the strat to its bridge pickup signal while bypassing the tone circuit, producing an incredible overdriven tonality with enhanced overtones and high output. The S-1 switch is located on the volume pot, providing players with additional wiring options and providing even more tonal variations.

Resonant Synthetic Bone Nut

Featuring a carefully fitted synthetic bone nut, the American Elite Stratocaster delivers an increased resonance and bright tonality. When compared to traditional plastic and Tusq materials used to construct guitar nuts, synthetic bone improves the vibration transfer between the string and tuning machines without dampening the tone.

Elite Moulded Case

The American Elite Strat also includes an elite moulded case, featuring body-hugging contours to firmly hold the guitar in place. TSA latches are also included for enhanced security and easy access. This durable case also features a stacking ability, for easy storage and transport.

The History of the Stratocaster

When many people think of an electric guitar, this is the one that leaps to mind. The Stratocaster is one of the world's most popular guitars and is an elegantly versatile creation. Not long after Fender revolutionised music with the Telecaster and the Precision Bass, in 1954 they debuted the Stratocaster and it quickly became universally regarded as the archetypal electric guitar. Sleek and stylish aesthetics, smooth playing and tonally versatile, at the heart the Stratocaster remains a fantastic instrument - producing unmistakable sound with a timeless design. A first choice among players worldwide, there is simply nothing that sings, screams, whispers, moans, roars, rocks and rolls like a Fender Stratocaster.

Specifications

  • Model Number: 0114111723
  • Series: American Elite

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Alder
  • Shape: Stratocaster
  • Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo w/Pop-In Arm
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Finish:Olympic Pearl

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple
  • Profile: Compound Back Shape (Modern ‘’C to ‘’D)
  • Scale Length: 25.5’’
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Radius: 9.5’’ to 14’’ Compound
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Inlays: Large Pearloid Dots
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.685’’

Electronics & Hardware

  • Bridge Pickup: Shawbucker
  • Middle Pickup: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Neck Pickup: 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Controls: Master Volume (S-1 Switch), 2 x Tone
  • Special Electronics: Push-Push ''Passing Lane'' Switch
  • Switching: 5-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge & Middle Pickups
    • Position 3: Middle Pickup
    • Position 4: Middle & Neck Pickups
    • Position 5: Neck Pickups
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (All Short Posts)
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Soft Touch
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoise
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Case Included: Elite Moulded Hardshell