The Fender American Elite Stratocaster takes the classic Strat platform, arguably the most ubiquitous and innovative instrument of its kind since its introduction in 1954, and dresses it up with a serious list of upgrades and new appointments. Improvements include 4th-generation Noiseless pickups, refined bridge and tremolo system, and a compound maple neck with new heel contour. 10 possible sounds come from the S-1 switching system atop the volume control for a range of sounds that make the American Elite Strat somehow more versatile. As usual, these Strats are available in a range of finishes and with your choice of maple or rosewood fretboard.