American EliteThe Fender American Elite instruments series combine traditional style with modern sound and features. All the guitars in the American Elite series (and only these) are equipped with the new 4th generation Noiseless pickups,representing a new quantum leap in pickup design. The neck profile on these guitars changes at the height of the Neck foot. The revised neck foot favours the playability of a modern "C" into a modern "D", at the same time the fretboard radius mutates from 9.5 "to 14". The Stratocaster Locking mechanisms ensure in conjunction with the modern knife-edge tremolo for good tuning performance. Also very pleasant, the truss rod is easily accessible from the pickup end of the fretboard.