At this year’s Winter NAMM show, Fender is introducing a new line of guitars and basses as part of their new American Elite Series:
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Jan. 20, 2016) – Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is excited to launch its most high-performance electric guitar and bass line, the American Elite Series. Built on the Fender tradition of iconic design and craftsmanship, the 2016 American Elite Series is the embodiment of Fender’s commitment to innovation.
With over a dozen innovations and advancements spread across the line, the American Elite Series infuses the iconic Stratocaster®, Telecaster®, Jazz Bass®, Precision Bass® and Dimension Bass® with modern features designed for players seeking the pinnacle in Fender performance. Features in the series include groundbreaking fourth generation Noiseless™ pickups, comfortable compound neck shapes and heels, sleek new redesigned ABS Elite Molded cases and fresh new finishes.
In addition to the enhancements noted above, the guitars also feature a new truss rod with an easy access adjustment wheel. I’d like to see how the new adjustment wheel works. It’s apparently a truss rod style that Ernie Ball Music Man has used before.
The American Elite Series replaces the American Deluxe series.