Fender American Elite Stratocaster with Ebony Fretboard 2016 – 2019 – Sky Burst Metallic

$ 1449.00

This is a 2016 Fender elite strat in pristine condition other than the ding/indentation on the treble side as pictured. I just had it professionally setup, strings changed, and fret ends done. It plays amazing. I think these guitars are the best out of the deluxe, ultras, and elites. I’ve had them all. The streaked ebony board really makes this one shine. The paint is extremely metallic and looks gorgeous.

Externally the American Elite Stratocaster has Fender’s timeless style, but under the hood it’s an entirely new breed of guitar designed for 21st-century players who constantly push the envelope. With over a dozen new innovations, each guitar is a true performer with eye-catching style, exceptional feel and versatile sound from the very first moment you plug it in and play.

Featured on all American Elite instruments, the new fourth generation Noiseless pickups are only available in this series, and represent a quantum leap in pickup design. Combining vintage-style sound with effectively noise-free performance, these are the pinnacle of Fender’s noiseless pickup designs, offering pristine cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock ‘n’ roll power. Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck 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 synthetic bone nut for buzz-free performance while the smooth two-point modern tremolo adds emotive touches to your performance without sacrificing your tuning.

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.

ITEM SHOWN: American Elite Stratocaster®, Ebony Fingerboard, Sky Burst Metallic
MODEL #: 0114001736
CASE/GIB BAG: Elite Molded Case (Included)

Product SpecsAuxiliary SwitchingS-1 Switch On: Pos. 1. Bridge in Parallel w/ Mid and Neck pickups in Series, 2-Bridge in Series w/Mid and Neck pickups in Parallel, 3-Bridge and Mid in Series, 4-Mid and Neck in Series, 5-All three pickups in Series.BodyAlderBody FinishGloss UrethaneBody ShapeStratocaster®Bridge2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In ArmBridge Pickup4th Generation Noiseless™ColorSky Burst MetallicCommodity Code9207901000ConfigurationSSSControl KnobsAged White Soft Touch KnobsControlsMaster Volume (with S-1™ Switch), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. No-Load Tone Control (Bridge Pickup)Country Of OriginUSDimensions6.00×18.50×44.25 INFingerboardEbonyFingerboard Radius9.5″ to 14″ Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)Fret SizeMedium JumboHardware FinishChromeMiddle Pickup4th Generation Noiseless™Model NameAmerican Elite Stratocaster®, Ebony Fingerboard, Sky Burst MetallicNeck FinishSatin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock FaceNeck FinishSatin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock FaceNeck MaterialMapleNeck Pickup4th Generation Noiseless™Neck ShapeCompound Back Shape, Modern “C” to “D”Number of Frets22Nut MaterialBoneNut Width1.685″ (42.8 mm)OrientationRight-HandPickguard3-Ply Mint GreenPickup ConfigurationSSSPickup Switching5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck PickupPosition InlaysLarge White Pearloid DotsRefinement Neck MaterialMapleRefinement PickupsModernScale Length25.5″ (64.77 cm)SeriesAmerican EliteString NutBoneStringsFender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges), PN 0730250403Truss Rods2-Way AdjustableTuning MachinesDeluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)