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Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar

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Classic style with compound profile neck and updated electronics.

Mixing modern sound and a plethora of innovative features with traditional visual style, the 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.

This American Elite HSS model combines a powerful Shawbucker open-coil humbucking bridge pickup with the exclusive New 4th 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 to your bridge pickup signal, bypassing the tone circuit, kicking 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. Locking, all short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the bone nut for buzz-free performance. 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 mind-blowing style, and this guitar is no different—from therefined, sleek and deeper contours that hug the player’s body to the black chrome headstock logo, new modern string tree, large pearloid fret markers and unique new colors this instrument will dazzle the audience with classic aesthetics. The American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker is a bold new guitar for progressive players setting out to explore new musical frontiers. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.

FEATURES
Body 
Body shape: Double cutaway
Body type: Solid body
Body material: Solid wood
Top wood: Not applicable
Body wood: Alder
Body finish: Gloss
Orientation: Right handed
Neck
Neck shape: Modern C to D
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 25.5"
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Gloss
Fretboard
Material: Rosewood
Radius: Compound
Fret size: Medium-jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
Pickups
Configuration: HSS
Neck: 4th Generation Noiseless
Middle: 4th Generation Noiseless
Bridge: Shawbucker
Brand: Fender
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Piezo: No
Active EQ: Yes
Special electronics: S-1 switching, Push-Push Passing Lane Switch to Engage Bridge Pickup and Bypass Tone Controls
Controls
Control layout: Master volume, tone 1, tone 2
Pickup switch: 5-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Hardware
Bridge type: Tremolo/Vibrato
Bridge design: 2-point synchronized
Tailpiece: Not applicable
Tuning machines: Die-cast locking
Color: Chrome
Other
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: New Modern String Tree, Asymmetrical Neck Heel, Black Chrome Fender Headstock Decal
Case: Hardshell case
Accessories: Strap locks, Deluxe leather strap, Cable, Pop-in tremolo arm, Adjustment wrenches
Country of origin: United States

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FenderAmerican Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar
 
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4.0

Fantastic neck with loads of classic strat tones !

By Rupert Rogers

from Willoughby,Ohio

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Pros

  • 5 way selector with split coils
  • Classic strat chimey tones
  • Compound radius neck shreds !
  • Playability

Cons

  • Bad setup out of the box
  • Boost button runs a bit hot
  • Tuning stability with trem bar is suspect

Best Uses

  • Church

Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

Love the neck on the elite series. The compound radius is fantastic. You have many tonal options with the 5 way switch and the Tone bypass/boost switch. My strat has a lot of fret buzz out of the box and the case is rather flimsy in my opinion. I got mine through MF as an open box item and can't find anything wrong with it outside of needing a proper setup.

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4.0

Nice axe

By geedub

from Coeur D Alene

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Comments about Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker Rosewood Fingerboard Electric Guitar:

Awesome tone and playability

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