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  • Buy a guitar or bass from the Fender American Elite Series and get 12 months of Fender Play for FREE!

    That's a $89.99 value! Just add the Fender Play Subscription Card to your shopping cart and apply this coupon code at checkout: FenderPlayFree.

    *Cannot be combined with other promotions, discounts, or rewards. If instrument is returned, Fender Play $89.99 will be deducted from the refund.


    Externally the American Elite Stratocaster has Fender’s timeless style, but under the hood it’s an entirely new breed of guitar designed for 21st-century players who constantly push the envelope. With over a dozen new innovations, each guitar is a true performer with eye-catching style, exceptional feel and versatile sound from the very first moment you plug it in and play.

    Featured on all American Elite instruments, the new fourth generation Noiseless pickups are only available in this series, and represent a quantum leap in pickup design. Combining vintage-style sound with effectively noise-free performance, these are the pinnacle of Fender’s noiseless pickup designs, offering pristine cleans and fat, overdriven tones that scream with pure rock ‘n’ roll power. Designed for fast playing and effortless position changes, the compound profile neck is ideal for all playing styles. 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 comfortable support for fret hand antics. New locking short-post tuning machines provide increased break angle at the synthetic bone nut for buzz-free performance while the smooth two-point modern tremolo adds emotive touches to your performance without sacrificing your tuning.

    Fender is renowned for head-turning style, and this guitar is no different—from the redesigned sleek back and forearm contours that hug the player’s body for an enhanced playing experience to the black chrome headstock logo and large pearloid fret markers this instrument will dazzle the audience with elegant style. The American Elite Stratocaster is a bold new guitar for the brave new guitarist who is setting out to cross uncharted musical terrain. Includes a redesigned Elite Molded Case with TSA locks to provide increased protection for your cherished instrument.

    Features

    • Body: Alder
    • Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
    • Body Shape: Stratocaster
    • Neck Material: 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" (648 mm)
    • Fretboard: Ebony
    • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" to 14" Compound Radius (241 mm-355.6 mm)
    • Number of Frets: 22
    • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    • String Nut: Bone
    • Nut Width: 1.685" (42.8 mm)
    • Position Inlays: Large Pearloid Dots
    • Truss Rod: 2-Way Adjustable
    • Bridge, Middle, & Neck Pickup: New 4th Generation Noiseless
    • Controls: Master Volume (with S-1™ 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
    • Pickup Configuration: SSS
    • Bridge: 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
    • Hardware Finish: Chrome
    • Tuning Machines: Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
    • Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoiseshell
    • Control Knobs: Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
  • We understand that when you make an order, you want your gear as quickly as possible and we'll do our best to make that happen! Most of the items we sell will ship quickly and be at your door fast. In most cases, orders ship within 1-3 business days. Shipping and delivery dates are not guaranteed unless otherwise specified.

    Most orders $100 and over qualify for FREE shipping within the Continental United States. Some exclusions may apply.

    See our full Shipping Policy for further details.

    Buy Online, Pick Up In Store

    Most orders are usually ready within 24 hours for same-day pickup or get free shipping to your local store. Just choose the "Ship to store" option at checkout.

    See our full Shipping Policy for further details.

    Local Same Day* Delivery to your doorstep

    Get your musical dreams filled faster!

    Making your online shopping a little easier. We offer an easy “Order Online, Deliver to your Doorstep” service.

    This is currently available for these towns within California: San Rafael, San Anselmo, Fairfax, Larkspur, Greenbrae, Corte Madera, Novato, Sausalito, Belvedere/Tiburon, Ross, Kentfield, and Mill Valley. Shipping rates are shown at checkout. Contact us if you have any questions.

    Deliveries are contracted to a 3rd party delivery service, locally owned and operated Marin Courier Express.

    *Order online before 3pm, items will be delivered same day generally within 4 hours. 2 hour options are available for additional fee. Orders after 3pm will be delivered next day.

    See our full Local Same Day* Delivery terms for all of the details.

    Local Pickup Only

    Some products are available for local pickup only. If you’d like this item shipped, please call or text us at 1 (888) 900-1959 to discuss shipping options.

    Returns

    Any new item (other than as noted in our full Return Policy) purchased from Bananas at Large may be returned within 14 days of the invoice date, for a full refund, exchange or credit. All Pre-Owned Products may be returned in 48 hours. All Clearance, “additional mark down”, additionally discounted, “blow out”, “door buster” or otherwise identified as on sale are all sales final.

    For online orders, the above return policy begins on the day the items were delivered. We must receive an active tracking number within the specified time.

    See our full Return Policy for all of the pertinent details.

     

  • Play now & Pay later!

    Make music more affordable with these easy payment plans. It only takes a few minutes to apply or just choose the payment option at checkout. Bananas at Large offers these online and in-store financing options: Affirm, Zibby, QuadPay, GetFinancing, Synchrony and more! Click here for details.

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  • Clyde Product Protection Plans

    Bananas has teamed up with Clyde to offer product protection. Clyde partners with A-rated insurance carriers to offer warranty coverage on your musical instrument or audio equipment.

    How does it work?

    • Warranty coverage will replace or repair your product if your equipment or instruments breaks.
    • To purchase, select the term-length and review the summary of coverage.
    • After purchase, you’ll receive your contract via email.
    • To file a claim, visit hiclyde.com and submit the contract ID found in your email.

    What’s Covered?

    • Power Surges
    • Wear and Tear

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