Overview

The Fender American Elite Stratocaster takes the classic Strat platform, arguably the most ubiquitous and innovative instrument of its kind since its introduction in 1954, and dresses it up with a serious list of upgrades and new appointments. Improvements include 4th-generation Noiseless pickups, refined bridge and tremolo system, and a compound maple neck with new heel contour. 10 possible sounds come from the S-1 switching system atop the volume control for a range of sounds that make the American Elite Strat somehow more versatile. As usual, these Strats are available in a range of finishes and with your choice of maple, rosewood, or ebony fretboard. Also available Left-Handed.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • American Elite Stratocaster
Finish
  • 2-Color Sunburst
  • 3-Color Sunburst
  • Aged Cherry Burst
  • Aged Cherry Sunburst
  • Autumn Blaze Metallic
  • Champagne
  • Mystic Black
  • Ocean Turquoise Metallic
  • Olympic Pearl
  • Satin Ice Blue Metallic
  • Satin Jade Pearl Metallic
  • Sky Burst Metallic
  • Tobacco Sunburst
Year
  • 2010s
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Alder
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Finish Style
  • Gloss
  • Metallic
Fretboard Material
  • Ebony
  • Maple
  • Rosewood
Frets
  • Medium Jumbo
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25 1/2"

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Reviews for the Fender American Elite Stratocaster
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  • fantastic...

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    As the owner of various Strats, I can truly say that the Elite plays like no other...it has a "something' that is very special. I find myself using vibrato in ways I have never done before. There's just a quality to it that surpasses even the Deluxe model...to say I love it is an understatement.

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  • Fender American Elite Stratocaster

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    Amazing sound. All guitars from Sylvan sound amazing

  • Buy it. Trust it. Play it your way.

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    Distinct devoted craftsmanship blend seamlessly with the rugged and enduring Strat traditional design. Like every well-made instrument, the Elite Stratocaster is designed and ready for musical expression. One more thing: If there are any guitarists out there as mediocre as I am, you can rest assure…

  • Great Elite Strat

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    Elites are the high-end Stratocasters. This is a solid model with quality hardware all over. The sound is beautiful. I ended up buying this 2016 because I think Fender discontinued the Mystic Black color which is what I wanted. I also made some other aesthetics changes to it. The S-1 switch is som…

  • Shweet!!

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    Beautiful guitar, sounds awesome too. Beautiful sheen on cleans and nice swoosh on funk. Buy one