Introducing the Fender American Ultra Stratocaster: Fender's high-performance iteration of the modern Stratocaster. It offers several upgrades over traditional designs, including Fender's latest Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat pickups, a 10"–14" compound radius fingerboard on an effortless Modern "D" neck, and S-1 switching to roll in fat neck tones on pickup positions 1 and 2. Even if you're a traditionally bent player, don't be dismayed: the American Ultra Stratocaster is a Strat through and through. Its lightweight body is built from traditional Strat tonewoods (alder or ash, dependent on color) and outfitted with a flawless gloss poly finish and coordinating pickguard. Sealed locking tuners and a 2-point Deluxe Synchronised Trem with pop-in arm equip today's players for classic Strat colorization with demanding modern intonation. One feature all our reviewers were quick to note is the tapered low-profile neck heel, which gives you access to fret positions you'd never dare into on your vintage Strat. The whole instrument has been thought out and designed in painstaking detail, all the way down to the embossed Fender headstock logo and extra comfortable trem arm.
Fender's 5th-gen noiseless pickups, called Ultra Noiseless, land you all the spanky, quacky Strat goodness without any annoying hum. Seriously — plug it into a Plexi and crank it. The Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat pickups remain full of character and light on noise. The American Ultra Strat has a silky-smooth 5-way switch that gives you loads of tones to choose from. When you engage the volume knob's S-1 Switch, you can add neck-position tones to positions 1 and 2 — position 1 giving you bridge and neck pickups together, position 2 giving you all three pickups at once.
The American Ultra Stratocaster's performance-driven features extend to the neck and fingerboard in a big way. Its fingerboard sports an easy-playing 10"–14" compound-radius and 22 medium-jumbo frets, with extra-rolled edges to supply endless hours of playing comfort. A Modern “D” profile gives you plenty of neck to wrap your hand around, while never interfering with your playing. And the neck’s super-slick Ultra Satin finish encourages deft hand maneuvering. One of our favorite elements of the American Ultra Strat here at Music Experience is its tapered neck heel. Play this Strat and you’ll understand — this perfectly sculpted heel gives you easy access to the guitar’s entire fretboard.
Players all over the world have loved the Stratocaster since its introduction in 1954. The Stratocaster has been played by the most influential guitar players from early players like Buddy Holly to high gain masters like Malmsteen to the virtuosic blues of Clapton and others. By relying on sturdy building techniques and unmatched playability, it's little wonder why the Stratocaster is so popular today. The Fender American Ultra Stratocasterte seeks to build on the well-loved classic design with upgraded features and the same great playability to inspire the upcoming generation of guitar players.
American Ultra is our most advanced series of guitars and basses for discerning players who demand the ultimate in precision, performance and tone. The American Ultra Stratocaster features a unique “Modern D” neck profile with Ultra rolled fingerboard edges for hours of playing comfort, and the tapered neck heel allows easy access to the highest register. A speedy 10”-14” compound-radius fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets means effortless and accurate soloing, while the Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage pickups and advanced wiring options provide endless tonal possibilities – without hum. The sculpted rear body contours are as beautiful as they are functional and the S-1 switch adds the neck pickup in to any switch position. This versatile, state-of-the-art instrument will inspire you to push your playing to new heights. Other features include sealed locking tuning machines, chrome hardware and bone nut. Includes premium molded hardshell case.
Slim with wide shoulders, the “Modern D” neck profile works for any style of playing. Ultra rolled fingerboard edges and a silky, smooth Ultra satin finish make the neck effortless to play.
Built for speed and easy bending, the 10”-14” compound-radius fingerboard is rounded near the nut for chording ease, becoming increasingly flatter as it nears the upper register for easy soloing.
The tapered neck heel allows unparalleled access to the upper registers of the fingerboard, while the sculpted rear body contour is designed for comfort.
The Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage pickups feature true classic Fender tone without hum.
The volume knob’s S-1 switch adds the neck pickup in to any switch position, while the treble bleed circuit maintains your highs at any volume.
A high-performance feature, locking tuning machines offer increased tuning stability while making string changes fast and easy.
|Body Shape||American Ultra Stratocaster|
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape||Modern D|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Black Pearloid Dots|
|Number of Frets||22, Medium Jumbo|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||2-Point Fender Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo|
|Tuners||Fender Deluxe Die-cast Sealed Locking|
|Neck Pickup||Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat Single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume (with S-1 switch), 2 x tone, 5-way blade pickup switch|
|Strings||Fender NPS, .009-.042|
|Case Included||Hardshell Case|
|Manufacturer Part Number||0118012732|