Fender American Ultra Stratocasters
About Fender American Ultra Stratocaster Guitars
The Fender American Ultra Stratocaster is Fender's high-performance iteration of the modern Stratocaster. It offers several upgrades over traditional designs, including Fender's latest Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat pickups, a 10"–14" compound radius fingerboard on an effortless Modern "D" neck, and S-1 switching to roll in fat neck tones on pickup positions 1 and 2. Even if you're a traditionalist, don't be dismayed: the American Ultra Stratocaster is a Strat through and through. Its lightweight body is built from traditional Strat tonewoods (alder or ash, dependent on color) and outfitted with a flawless gloss poly finish and coordinating pickguard. Sealed locking tuners and a 2-point Deluxe Synchronised Trem with pop-in arm equip today's players for classic Strat colorization with demanding modern intonation. One feature all our reviewers were quick to note is the tapered low-profile neck heel, which gives you access to fret positions you'd never dare into on your vintage Strat. The whole instrument has been thought out and designed in painstaking detail, all the way down to the embossed Fender headstock logo and extra comfortable trem arm.
Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat pickups
These fifth generation noiseless pickups, called Ultra Noiseless, land you all the spanky, quacky Strat goodness without any annoying hum. Seriously — plug it into a Plexi and crank it. Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat pickups are full of character and light on noise. The American Ultra Strat has a silky-smooth 5-way switch that gives you loads of tones to choose from. The volume knob's S-1 Switch lets you add neck-position tones to positions 1 and 2 — position 1 giving you bridge and neck pickups together, position 2 giving you all three pickups at once.
Rolled compound-radius fingerboard
The American Ultra Stratocaster's performance-driven features extend to the neck and fingerboard in a big way. Its fingerboard sports an easy-playing 10"–14" compound-radius and 22 medium-jumbo frets, with extra-rolled edges to supply endless hours of playing comfort. A Modern “D” profile gives you plenty of neck to wrap your hand around, while never interfering with your playing. And the neck’s super-slick Ultra Satin finish encourages deft hand maneuvering. You'll love its tapered neck heel. Play this Strat and you’ll understand — this perfectly sculpted heel gives you easy access to the guitar’s entire fretboard.
Fender Stratocaster: the world's go-to guitar
Players all over the world have loved the Stratocaster since its introduction in 1954. The Stratocaster has been played by the most influential guitar players from early players like Buddy Holly to high gain masters like Malmsteen to the virtuosic blues of Clapton and others. By relying on sturdy building techniques and unmatched playability, it's little wonder why the Stratocaster is so popular today. Fender's American Ultra Stratocasterte seeks to build on the well-loved classic design with upgraded features and the same great playability to inspire the upcoming generation of guitar players.