Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker - Maple Fingerboard
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. 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.
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This American Elite HSS model combines a powerful Shawbucker open-coil humbucking bridge pickup with the exclusive New fourth generation Noiseless pickups, which represent a quantum leap in pickup design. The new Noiseless pickups’ hum-free vintage-style sound and the Shawbucker’s snarling midrange creates pristine cleans and gigantic overdriven tones for multidimensional classic Stratocaster sound turned up to 11. Push-push switching enables the "passing lane”, which instantly rerouts your bridge pickup signal, bypassing the tone circuit. This kicks your tone into overdrive with enhanced overtones and high output. Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck with a 9.5”-14” compound radius fingerboard is ideal for all playing styles. A modern "C”-shape at the nut, the profile morphs along the length of the neck to a modern "D”- shaped profile at the updated neck heel, providing plenty of comfortable support for fret hand antics. New locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the new synthetic bone nut for buzz-free performance while the smooth two-point modern tremolo adds emotive touches to your performance without sacrificing your tuning. In a vintage-inspired touch, the new truss rod adjustment wheel has been moved to the butt end of the neck for easier access, making neck relief adjustments a snap.
Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this guitar is no different—from the redesigned sleek back and forearm contours that hug the player’s body for an enhanced playing experience to the black chrome headstock logo and large pearloid fret markers this instrument will dazzle the audience with elegant style. The American Elite Stratocaster is a bold new guitar for the brave new guitarist who is setting out to cross uncharted musical terrain. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.
American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker®
Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
25.5" (648 mm)
9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Number of Frets:
1.6875" (42.8 mm)
Large Black Pearloid Dots
Truss Rod Nut:
Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
New 4th Generation Noiseless
New 4th Generation Noiseless
Master Volume (with S-1™ switch), Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Middle and Bridge Pickups; No-Load™ Tone control)
S-1 switching | Passing Lane Button connects the Shawbucker directly to the output jack for mind-melting lead tone
2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm