There is a passion within players at every level that fuels a never-ending pursuit of creativity and expression. The American Elite Series was born out of that same passion.

Clare Dunn Demos The American Elite Stratocaster

4TH GENERATION NOISELESS™ PICKUPS

A quantum leap in pickup technology, these bleeding-edge pickups are the pinnacle of our designs, offering crisp, clear cleans as well as gigantic overdriven tones that are bursting with pure rock power—maintaining noise-free, vintage-style tone the entire time.

John 5 Experiences The American Elite Telecaster

AMERICAN ELITE NECK HEEL

The American Elite Series’ new cutaway neck heel blends into the compound profile neck’s redesigned asymmetrical volute for a comfortably enhanced playing feel.

Chris Chaney Explores The American Elite Basses

AMERICAN ELITE NECK

The American Elite Series features a new compound neck profile designed to be the ultimate in playability. A modern “C”-shape at the nut, the rear of the neck morphs along the length of the neck to a modern “D”-shaped profile at the updated neck heel, for a uniquely comfortable playing feel.

NEW TRUSS ROD ADJUSTMENT WHEEL

The new truss rod adjustment wheel location makes it a snap to adjust the instrument's neck relief.

NEW SUSPENSION BRIDGE

The brand-new Suspension Bridge uses a screwless mount to increase the vibration transfer, driving the top for nearly endless sustain and lively response. (Tele thinline models)

NEW SOFT TOUCH KNOBS

These easy-grip knobs make on-the-fly volume and tone adjustments a breeze. (Stratocaster models)