American Deluxe Stratocaster Becomes American Elite Stratocaster

American Elite Strat
American Elite Stratocaster 3-Color Sunburst

As of January 2016 the Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster is discontinued. The new top-of-the-line American made Stratocaster will be the American Elite Stratocaster. The American Elite Stratocaster has all of the hot-rodded features of the American Deluxe line. The American Elite has the following high-end features:

  • S-1 Pickup Switching System
  • 9/5″-14″ Compound Radius Neck
  • 4th Generation Noiseless Single Coil Pickups
  • Locking Short Post Tuners
  • Soft Touch Control Knobs
  • Thumbwheel Truss Rod Adjustment System
  • Contoured Neck Heel
  • Bone Nut
  • 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo

You can rest assured that Fender will continue the innovations they have traditionally incorporated into the Deluxe series into the Elite series. Leave your experience with the new Elite series in the comments below.

One response to “American Deluxe Stratocaster Becomes American Elite Stratocaster”

  1. Like the Elite’s compound radius fretboard but hate the C to D neck. Don’t like the new truss rod adjustment either. Like the American Deluxe Strat much better.

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