Fender unveils their most advanced series, updating all the classics

Fender promise that with their new line of their most popular models, you will “never play a Fender the same way again”.

Fender have unveiled the American Ultra Series, the latest versions of all their biggest and baddest models in possibly their most exciting form yet. The series will replace the 2016 American Elite Series launched in 2016.

The American Ultra Series features 4 guitars and 3 basses from the most iconic of the axe manufacturers creations. They’ve all been enhanced with new design elements to enhance playability and take their sound to the next level.

Ultra Noiseless™ Pickups

American Ultra features two new types of hum-free pickups: Ultra Noiseless Vintage pickups deliver authentic Fender single-coil sound while Ultra Noiseless Hot pickups offer high output and modern performance.

Newly-Designed Body Contours

New back body curves offer hours of gigging comfort while a super-sculpted neck heel gives you unparalleled access to the upper registers of the fingerboard.

Fender’s “Fastest Playing Necks”

With enhanced rolled edges, 22 medium-jumbo frets and a smooth Ultra Satin back finish, our “Modern D” neck shape and 10”-14” compound-radius fingerboard make for comfortable chording and effortless soloing.

Here are all the new models in the American Ultra Series:

THE AMERICAN ULTRA STRATOCASTER HSS®

Designed for a thick and burly tone, the American Ultra Stratocaster HSS features an Ultra Double Tap™ humbucking pickup for a fat double-coil tone or a clear, powerful single-coil sound.

  • One Ultra DoubleTap™ humbucking bridge pickup; two Ultra Noiseless Vintage single-coil pickups (middle and neck)
  • “Modern D”-shaped neck profile
  • 10”-14” compound-radius fingerboard; 22 medium-jumbo frets

THE AMERICAN ULTRA STRATOCASTER®

A true icon, the American Ultra Stratocaster features sleek updated contours, articulate single-coil pickups and advanced switching options.

  • Three Ultra Noiseless Vintage single-coil pickups
  • “Modern D” neck shape; 10″-14″ compound-radius fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • S-1 switch adds neck pickup to positions 1 & 2

THE AMERICAN ULTRA TELECASTER®

Engineered for high performance and fresh new sounds, the American Ultra Tele® retains that classic Tele twang while adding advanced wiring options for a hotter output and fatter tone.

  • Two Ultra Noiseless Vintage single-coil Tele pickups
  • “Modern D” neck shape; 10″-14″ compound-radius fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • S-1 switch for series/parallel wiring

THE AMERICAN ULTRA JAZZMASTER®

A left-of-the-dial legend, the American Ultra Jazzmaster combines articulate tone and a stylish offset body with sleek new curves and fresh wiring options.

  • Two Noiseless Vintage single-coil Jazzmaster pickups
  • “Modern D” neck shape; 10″-14″ compound-radius fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Dual volume phase circuit inverts pickup phase/activates trim pots

THE AMERICAN ULTRA PRECISION BASS®

Pure and powerful, the American Ultra Precision Bass delivers all the tone and versatility of its iconic P Bass® predecessors – with updated features for modern playability.

  • One Noiseless Vintage split-coil P Bass middle pickup; one Noiseless Vintage single-coil Jazz Bass bridge pickup
  • “Modern D” neck shape; 10″-14″ compound-radius fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • Redesigned preamp with Active/Passive switching; HiMass bridge

THE AMERICAN ULTRA JAZZ BASS®

Comfortable and fast, the American Ultra J Bass® features a powerful active-passive preamp for sweeter highs, focused mids and lots more usable bass.

  • Two Noiseless Vintage single-coil Jazz Bass pickups
  • “Modern D” neck shape; 10″-14″ compound-radius fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • Redesigned preamp with Active/Passive switching; HiMass bridge

THE AMERICAN ULTRA JAZZ BASS® V

By adding a B string to the venerable Jazz Bass design, the American Ultra J Bass V delivers high-speed playability and a thunderous low end.

  • Two Noiseless Vintage single-coil Jazz Bass pickups
  • “Modern D” neck shape; 10″-14″ compound-radius fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • Redesigned preamp with Active/Passive switching; HiMass bridge

Check out the Fender store to find out more about each guitar.

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