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 rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern "D"-shaped profile at the updated neck heel that blends into the asymmetrical neck volute, providing plenty of ergonomic support and comfortably enhanced playing feel.
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.
If you have yet to play an Elite Series, you are truly missing out. As one of the world's largest Fender Custom Shop Dealer's, these Elite Guitars feel every bit as nice as the Custom Shop models but don't hit the wallet quite as hard. When we heard the American Deluxe series was going to be replaced by these, we were concerned but after playing and hearing these guitars, those concerns completely vanished.