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Fender American Elite Strat HSS Shawbucker with Case

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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.

Fender American Elite Strat HSS Shawbucker Features
  • Double cutaway electric guitar
  • Two all-new fourth generation Noiseless single-coil Stratocaster pickups; single Shawbucker open-coil humbucking bridge pickup
  • Push-push switch enables ‘passing lane’ mode
  • Compound profile neck; redesigned contoured neck heel
  • 9.5-14 inches compound radius fingerboard
  • Locking short-post tuning machines; speedy soft-touch control knobs
  • Includes redesigned ABS Elite Molded Case with TSA locks
All-New American Elite Neck
Designed for 21st-century players, the American Elite Series sports a new compound neck profile designed for comfort and the ultimate playability. 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 ergonomic support.

All-New 4th Generation Noiseless Pickups

With the all-new 4th generation Noiseless pickups, exclusive to the American Elite Series, we’ve achieved the sonic equivalent of cold fusion—authentic vintage-style Fender sound combined with noise-free performance. A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of our pickup designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power.

S-1 Switch
The S-1 switch activates alternate wiring options for even more tonal variations. Discreetly placed atop the volume control, it engages or disengages at the tap of a finger for on-the-fly adjustments.

New Double Action Truss Rod Adjustment Wheel

The new double action truss rod adjustment wheel makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief without any special tools.

Passing Lane Switch
The Passing Lane switch kicks your sound into overdrive, rerouting the bridge pickup and bypassing the tone circuit for hotter output with enhanced overtones, blowing the doors off your sound. Discretely located between the tone controls, the low-profile push-push switch is easy to activate while resisting accidental triggering.

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Product Specifications

Fender American Elite Strat HSS Shawbucker Specifications
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Neck: Maple
  • 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 inches (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5-14 inch Compound Radius (241-355.6 mm)
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.685 inches (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Large Black Pearloid Dots
  • Truss Rod: Dual-Action
  • Truss Rod Nut: Heel-Mounted Spoke Wheel Adjustment
  • Bridge Pickup: Shawbucker
  • Middle Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Neck Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
  • Controls: Master Volume (with S-1 Switch), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle and Bridge Pickups)
  • Switching: 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 Pickup 
  • Special Electronics: Push-Push Passing lane switch to engage Bridge Pickup and bypass tone controls
  • Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking
  • Control Knobs: Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
  • Switch Tip: Aged White
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Asymmetrical
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Included Case: Elite Molded Case

Customer Reviews

Review: Dan Submitted: 9/30/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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Can't go wrong with Fender Quality
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the simplicity of adjusting the neck. the numerous combinations of the pickups. the smoothness of the neck

Review: harley banks, harleyjbanks@gmail.com Submitted: 7/15/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


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bought 2 of these.

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absolutely phenominal. I bought 2 of these and wrote a lengthy review on the ice metallic ebony board hss shawbucker one. This review ill try to touch on the things i missed in the the other...First of all...These shawbuckers are oww eee hot!! I mean really really hot, akin to a dimebucker. Love it!! Yes this guitar can easily play metal chops and searing leads!! The shawbucker really is the center piece to this ax. i have em in all my strats, woulsnt have em any other way. The single coils generally noisy....Are completely noiseless as stated; Huge perk. The neck feels amazing of course, the fretboard laminated maple and buttery as ever. Shoot out between the ebony and maple fretboards is straight up tie! The ebony is beaitiful and unfinished. The fretwire is a lil smaller than the jumbos im used to but still awesome and not an impedence to my style. You can play beautiful cleans on the neck single coil and blast off head first into oblivion by switching to the shawbucker on the bridge... or... bypass with the s1 switch. It is so hot on that bypass i start to sweat. And im really glad that S1 is there because i have a tendency to keep hitting the volume wheel on accident when im trem picking and doing leads in general. Tons of pickup and tone configs bit im a pretty basic dude ---> cleans on the neck, shred on the humbucker - dont really even care what else is out there. The 2 pickups i use are so spot on ill be just fine never even exploring. suppossedly the bridge/sustain block is bigger and meatier (increased sustain) but i cant tell a diff compared to my 2011 am deluxe. It looks similar size, perhaps diff density idk. This guitar is exactly what you want it to be....versatile asf and uber user friendly on playability. Craftsmanship, pots, setup, etc all good. everything came ready to RnR. Good case and cool case candy. Certificate of Auth - Dont buy strap locks like i did...it comes with nickel ones.

Review: Jake Submitted: 1/5/2019

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Bestvstrat

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I have many strats but this one takes the cake . The neck is the best thing. Low action. The noiseless pickups are awesome for live shows with high gain. It is my go-to strat

Review: Drexxer Submitted: 9/4/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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Amazing Sound! Noiseless pickups.....INCREDIBLE ! ! !

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Bought this as a Factory Minor Blemish Product. I usually play live once (sometimes twice) per week. This guitar is AMAZING! A few weeks ago my other guitar had too much noise on stage....they turned me down....grrrr. With this beauty there is no noise! I did hear a little; however, it was a pedal and not this guitar. So obviously I was very apprehensive about purchasing a factory blemished product; however, it was well worth the discount. I cannot overstate how awesome this guitar sounds. So, I will list everything I found wrong with the guitar: - The Jack was very loose. Easy fix, I put a dash of fingernail polish on the nut and tightened it. - Had a very small (surface finish only) scratch on back that I had to take it out in the sun to see. -The pick guard is not flush -Setup wasn't even close. You will have to have it setup. I know how so it wasn't a big deal and most guitarist prefer to set their guitar us themselves anyway. Overall AMAZING and I highly recommend

Review: Jim C Submitted: 7/21/2018

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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I love this so much I divorced my wife!!

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I really do love this guitar, she is so sweet, lighter than most guitars I’ve owned and I’ve owned a lot of guitars. She plays great, was easy to set up (came almost set up just small fine tuning), so easy to play and herd to put down. If you are looking for an all around guitar, win, place or show this guitar is for you.

Review: Seaward7 Submitted: 3/7/2018

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.


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Awesome sound and feel

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Great deal on a blemish item, the tiny scratch on the back and cover around pickup raise on one side of pickup which I can correct. Sounds awesome

Review: bill kozmic Submitted: 10/28/2017

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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knock your frikn sox off

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i have a great guitar collection thanxs to AM gibson mmusicmanjp evh and even ibanez(japan only) this fender elite is my favorite! not because its new but the quality, sound and the most important thing it plays like a dream. after a quick set up and string change IT ROCKS for half the price of the others. so my advice buy it as fast as you can and get ready rock.GOD BLESS ALL and thank you AM or i wouldnt been able to get the guitars i have.

Review: Rich Martin Submitted: 1/1/2017

Product Rating4 out of 5 stars.

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I love my fender

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I love this guitar, it plays so easy,easy-to-use. Light weight. You can really move around with it, the only feature I'm not really in to is the little push button in back next to the tone. It does have a great sound, it just doesn't give you the control off your volume: you must use your amp's volume control setting. I use a preset on my Marshall JVM410H. But all around I still think it's a great guitar. I play more now than my 95 less Paul standard firetop.
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Review: Daniel Patten Submitted: 5/22/2016

Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.

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A Beautiful Guitar!

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Right out of the box, this guitar is one of the best I've played. The feel of the 9.5-14 inch compound radius & C to D neck is really comfortable. The action right from the factory is outstanding and the sound of this guitar is also unbelievable. I have to say, Fender really knocked this one out of the park. I was unsure whether to go with or without the HSS Shawbucker, so I went with the HSS. I believe I made a great choice as the overall tone and feel of this guitar is just beautiful. The guitar is well built and when you pick it up, you're not going to want to put it down. AMS did a great job in shipping right away and as always, I received it in beautiful condition. This is my 5th guitar from AMS and not once have I ever been disappointed!! I currently own a 2015 Gibson LP Traditional, a 2014 EVH Wolfgang USA Stealth, a 2014 Gibson LP Custom , a 2013 Fender American Standard Strat, and this guitar. This is a beautiful piece of art and you won't be disappointed. Best of luck!!

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