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American Elite Series

There is a passion within players at every level that fuels a never-ending pursuit of creativity and expression. The American Elite Series was born out of that same passion.

American Elite Series

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American Elite Series
Stratocaster®

4th GENERATION
NOISELESS PICKUPS

A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of our designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power—maintaining noise-free, vintage-style tone the entire time.

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American Elite Series

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American Elite Series
Telecaster®

AMERICAN ELITE
NECK HEEL

The American Elite Series' new cutaway neck heel blends into the compound profile neck’s redesigned asymmetrical volute for a comfortably enhanced playing feel.

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New Truss Rod
Adjustment Wheel

The new truss rod adjustment wheel location makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief.
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New Suspension Bridge (Tele Thinline Models)

The brand-new Suspension Bridge uses a screwless mount to increase the vibration transfer, driving the top for nearly endless sustain and lively response.
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New Soft Touch Knobs (Stratocaster Models)

These easy-grip knobs make on-the-fly volume and tone adjustments a breeze.
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New “All Short Post” Tuners

The new locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the nut as well as increased tuning stability.
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Redesigned Body Contours

Deeper, more sculpted body contours create an elegant experience, even during long playing sessions.
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New Colors

Two new stunning, spotlight-ready colors—Sky Burst Metallic and Autumn Blaze Metallic—are exclusive to the American Elite Series.
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AMERICAN ELITE NECK

The American Elite Series features a new compound neck profile designed to be the ultimate in playability. A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, for a uniquely comfortable playing feel.

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S-1 SWITCH

Easily activate alternate wiring options for even more tonal variation. Discreetly placed atop the volume control, the S-1 Switch engages or disengages with a mere tap for instant sonic adjustments.

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