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.
Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat pickups
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.
Rolled compound-radius fingerboard
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 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.
Fender American Ultra Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Ultra Noiseless Vintage Strat pickups deliver classic Strat tone, without the hum
- S-1 Switch blends the neck pickup into positions 1 and 2
- Modern “D” neck profile fills your hand without getting in the way
- Ultra Satin neck finish won’t hinder your technique
- Comfortable 10–14″ compound radius suits chording to lead work
- Rounded fingerboard edges supply hours of playing comfort
- 2-point synchronized tremolo and sealed locking tuners
- Embossed Fender headstock logo adds a high-end touch