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FENDER AMERICAN ELITE STRAT HSS RW SHAWBUCKER ELECTRIC GUITAR


Body: Alder, Neck: Maple


Fender

2,300.00

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E078

This item may take 7-14 days to deliver.

Description

The Body

Not too much has actually changed with the body. The curves are slightly more exaggerated and the comfort cuts are a bit deeper.  Apart from that this is still the same Alder body that has been used on strats for years.

 

 

The Neck

Fender have made a lot of changes here. The most visible one is that they have moved the truss rod adjustment to the bottom of the neck. Previously it was at the headstock and was a real pain to adjust once strung. With this new position at the body however you can easily set up the neck absolutely anywhere.

It does not end there however is they have also constructed a new compound shape neck to match the compound radius fingerboard. Now the neck carves from their Modern ‘C’ shape to a very modern ‘D’ carve so you get great control over both ends of the neck. This matches up perfectly with their compound radius fretboard that goes between a vintage 9.5” radius and the low end to a shredtastic 14” at the high end.

The idea here is that these changes will make it easier to play solid rhythms and insane leads on the same guitar. There’s not much you can’t do with this guitar out of the box.

Additional information

Color

Black, Sunburst, White

  • Series:  American Elite
  • Body Material:  Alder
  • Body Finish:  Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck:  Maple, Compound Back Shape, Modern “C” to “D”
  • Neck Finish:  Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Frets:  22, Medium Jumbo
  • Tuning Machines:  Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
  • Scale Length:  25.5” (648 mm)
  • Bridge:  2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
  • Pickguard:  3-Ply Mint Green (700,710,796), 4-Ply Tortoiseshell (723)
  • Pickups:  Shawbucker™(Bridge), New 4th Generation Noiseless(Neck+Middle)
  • Pickup Switching:  S-1 Switch Up:  Position 1. Bridge Pickup. Position 2. Bridge/Middle
  • Pickup. Position 3. Middle Pickup. Position 4. Middle and Neck
  • Pickup. Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Control Knobs:  Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
  • Hardware Finish:  Chrome
  • Case/Gig Bag:  New Elite Molded Case
  • Fingerboard:  Rosewood or Maple, 9.5”-14” Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
  • Position Inlays:  Large White Pearloid Dots (Rosewood),  Large Black Pearloid Dots (Maple)
  • Nut (Material/Width):  Synthetic Bone, 1.685” (42.8 mm)
  • Special Electronics:  Push-Push Passing Lane Switch to Engage Bridge Pickup and
  • Bypass Tone Controls
  • Controls:  Master Volume (with S-1™ Switch), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2  (Middle and Bridge Pickups)