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.
- Weight: 8 lb 8 oz
- Body Material:
- Body Finish:
- Neck Material:
- Neck Finish:
Satin Urethane Finish on Back of Neck with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
- Neck Shape:
Compound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
- Scale Length:
25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard Material:
- Fingerboard Radius:
9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
- Number of Frets:
- Fret Size:
- Nut Material:
- Nut Width:
1.685" (42.8 mm)
- Position Inlays:
Large Black Pearloid Dots
- Truss Rod:
- Truss Rod Nut:
Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
- Bridge Pickup:
- Middle Pickup:
New 4th Generation Noiseless
- Neck Pickup:
New 4th Generation Noiseless
Master Volume (with S-1™ Switch), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
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
- Special Electronics:
Push-Push Passing lane switch to engage Bridge Pickup and bypass tone controls
2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
- Hardware Finish:
- Tuning Machines:
Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
- Control Knobs:
Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
- Neck Plate:
Fender® USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Case/Gig Bag:
Elite Molded Case
Price Includes personalized set up and hard shell case.
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For maximum play ability have this guitar Plek'ed for an additional $125
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Return Policy: We allow a 48 hour approval period. In the event of a return, the buyer pays shipping both ways. The instrument must be
returned in original condition as it was shipped with all hang tags, certificates and warranty cards.
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- Does your guitar buzz when you play certain notes?
- Do chords sound out of tune when you play them?
- These are things that can be fixed when you have the frets and neck properly set up. Fine-tuning the neck and frets previously required hours of work by a skilled luthier. Now this can be accomplished in hours using out innovative German-built Plek machine.
- This incredibly sophisticated, computer-controlled machine scans and evaluates the positions of the strings, string height, and frets along the length of the neck. It then compares the measured result to stored optimum values. It then cuts and smooths the frets and nut to achieve the best playability with minimum string height. The result is a fretboard that feels great with every note ringing out clear and true.
- The Plek machine can also cut a nut and plane a finger board.
- Check out our videos and see it in action.
- To make an appointment to have your guitar Plek'ed give us a call at 847-432-6350.