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Fender 2016 American Elite Stratocaster MN Guitar - 3 Colour Sunburst


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  • Alder body with gloss polyurethane finish in 3 colour sunburst
  • Maple neck with improved modern "D" profile and satin urethane finish
  • Maple fingerboard with 22 frets and black dot inlays
  • 2-point deluxe synchronized tremolo with pop-in tremolo arm
  • Newly designed N4 Noiseless pickups, exclusive to the American Elite series
  • Includes Elite moulded case, polishing cloth, strap locks, deluxe leather strap, 10-foot cable, and adjustment wrenches
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Delivery to UK mainland addresses* is FREE on orders over £75 and up to 30kg. (As a guide, a standard electric guitar weighs approx. 3-5kg).

Delivery on orders below £75 are charged at £4.45!

Delivery to Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Channel Islands and the Republic of Ireland. is weight dependant and will be indicated at the checkout

Delivery above 30kg to ANY location will vary according to weight and will be indicated at the checkout

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UK mainland*FREE on orders over £75 £4.45 on orders under £751-3 working days
Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Islands Isle of Man Isle of Wight Channel Islands Republic of Ireland£12.95 – any order value up to 30kg Over 30kg - please call1-3 working days
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The Fender 2016 American Elite Stratocaster MN Electric Guitar in 3 Colour Sunburst combines classic Strat-style with modern appointments - as well as some cleverly executed improvements -, to create a USA-built dream. Whether you're new to the guitar, or have many years experienced under your fingertips, the Stratocaster is a model that has been at the top of its game for decades, and when you play one, you'll instantly appreciate why.

Classic Strat Style

The body is shaped to the instantly recognisable double-cutaway Strat design, with smooth curves that have made this iconic instrument so comfortable to play for so many years. The American Elite series models are crafted using alder, a lightweight and tonally balanced wood that Fender has favoured in the production of Strats for decades. The body has been given a 3 colour sunburst finish, which is protected by a layer of gloss polyurethane, guaranteeing resilience in the face of changes in humidity and/or temperature (perfect for those looking for an ideal touring partner).

Redesigned Neck Profile

If you've ever played a Strat, chances are you'll already appreciate how joyful they are to glide along, thanks in no small part to the slender and accommodating feel of the modern "C" profile. Fender have taken this comfortable playing feel a step further by creating the modern "D" profile, which extends the slender shape all the way along the neck. This meets the updated neck heel, which partners beautifully with the double-cutaway body profile to guarantee easy access to each and every fret.

Double-Action Truss Rod

The double-action truss rod can be easily accessed via the thumbwheel at the base of the fingerboard, allowing you to make adjustments as you please to aid in setting your desired string action precisely, whilst optimising intonation. At the top of the neck the synthetic bone nut partners up well with the deluxe cast/sealed locking tuners to uphold tuning integrity throughout the most enthusiastic of performances. The silky smooth, single-piece maple neck is paired with a sumptuous 22-fret maple fingerboard, and black dot position inlays guide your way in style.

N4 Noiseless Pickups

The newly designed N4 Noiseless pickups are exclusive to the American Elite series, combining the best of both worlds - vintage tones with modern performance. Whether you're performing bright and lively country, hard and heavy rock, smooth blues chops - you get the idea -, the Noiseless pickups translates the textured timbre of the tonewoods without unwanted hum, so you're left with a pristine output.

Control comes in the form of a five-way pickup selector switch that allows each pickup to be selected individually, or create neck/middle and middle/bridge combinations for a fuller tone. There is a master volume pot with a S-1TM switch, as well as a neck tone pot, and a middle and bridge tone pot with no-load circuitry that enables you to dial back the highs, without introducing unwanted low-end to the signal for a tighter-sounding output.

Gig-Ready Hardware

The body carries the 2-point deluxe synchronised tremolo with pop-in arm, which creates a seamless connection between the strings and body for optimised intonation and sustain, as well as smooth vibrato control. Each model is supplied with an Elite moulded case to protect your new pride and joy, whether it remains at home or travels the world with you. As if that wasn't enough, Fender has included strap locks, a deluxe leather strap, a 10-foot cable, and adjustment wrenches with every model.

Model2016 American Elite Stratocaster MN Electric Guitar
Body MaterialAlder
Neck MaterialMaple
Fingerboard MaterialMaple
Pickup ConfigurationSSS
Neck ProfileCompound Back Shape, Modern "C" to "D"
No. of Frets22
Position InlaysBlack Dots
TunersDeluxe Cast/Sealed Locking
Bridge/Tailpiece2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
Pickups Neck/Middle/Bridge: New 4th Generation Noiseless
Controls Master Volume (with S-1TM switch)
Tone 1 (Neck Pickup)
Tone 2 (Middle and Bridge Pickups
No-Load Tone control)
Pickup Switching 5-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 Pickup
Finish3 Colour Sunburst
Included Accessories Elite Moulded Case
Strap Locks
Deluxe Leather Strap
10 foot cable
Pop-in Trem arm
Adjustment wrenches
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