R.I.P. FENDER American Elite – Long Live New AMERICAN ULTRA SERIES

In the wake of their previous line of American Elite guitars being discontinued in 2016, Fender have just announced a new reign of axes with the release of the all-new American Ultra Series! The new series features some modern tweaks to their classic line of guitars, including:

  • New body contours
  • Modern D necks
  • Ultra Noiseless pickups
  • A wide range of new finishes, including Cobra Blue, Mocha Burst, Texas Tea, Arctic Pearl, Aged Natural, Plasma Red Burst, and Ultraburst.
  • Foil logos on the headstock
  • Locking tuners
  • Bone nuts
  • Premium molded hardshell cases

Here are some specifics about the new models:

The American Ultra Strat – featuring the Ultra Noiseless Vintage Single Coil Pickups. (Image credit: Fender)

The American Ultra Strat HSS – featuring the Ultra Hot Double Tap Humbucker. (Image credit: Fender)

The American Ultra Telecaster – featuring the Ultra Noiseless Vintage Pickups, tweaked via a series-parallel S-1 Switch. (Image credit: Fender)

The American Ultra Jazzmaster- featuring the Noiseless Jazzmaster Pickups, series/parallel, and phase circuits. (Image credit: Fender)

Retail pricing for the American Ultra Series starts at $1,899 USD. You can learn more about the specific models over on the Fender website here.

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