Fender American Elite Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker in Olympic Pearl with Maple Fretboard.
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 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 mind-blowing style, and this guitar is no different—from the redesigned sleek contours that hug the player’s body for an enhanced playing experience 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.
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"-14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Neck Finish: Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
Number of Frets: 22
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
Position Inlays: Large Black Pearloid Dots
Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
Bridge Pickup: Shawbucker™
Middle Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
Neck Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
Control Knobs: Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)