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Fender American Ultra Series Stratocaster Cobra Blue

Fender American Ultra Series Stratocaster Cobra Blue  ·  Source: StudioGears/Fender

The new Fender American Ultra Series has leaked all over the web this weekend and it looks like we will be getting new Stratocaster and Jazzmaster models amongst the new releases. The official announcement is on Tuesday 11 October, but you can see some of the models here and now.

Fender American Ultra Series leaked

Fender officially teased a new series of American made guitars last week with teaser video and a webpage with silhouetted guitars. Well, it looks like a few Fender guitar dealers have jumped the gun and ‘accidentally’ released some details of two of the new models on offer from the American Ultra Series.

I’ve added the full specifications from the site below, before they get pulled, so that you can read all the details in full.

Fender American Ultra Series

Fender American Ultra Series Jazzmaster Mocha Burst

Online StudioGears appears to have at least three models on their main site from the upcoming new American Ultra Series range from Fender.

Fender American Ultra Series

Fender American Ultra Series

Fender American Ultra Series Jazzmaster Cobra Blue/Mocha Burst

The site lists the following details for the leaked American Ultra Series Jazzmaster in Cobra Blue and Mocha Burst. What is interesting is the modern day update to a classic late ’50s design by Leo Fender and it has been enhanced with modern day fretboard radius for example. You also get Ultra Noiseless Vintage pickups and dual volume controls.

Official Specs

American Ultra is our most advanced series of guitars and basses for discerning players who demand the ultimate in precision, performance and tone. The American Ultra Jazzmaster features a unique “Modern D” neck profile for hours of playing comfort, and the tapered neck heel allows easy access to the highest register. A speedy 10”-14” compound-radius fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets means effortless and accurate soloing, while the Ultra Noiseless Vintage pickups and advanced wiring options provide endless tonal possibilities – without hum. This versatile, state-of-the-art instrument will inspire you to push your playing to new heights.

Other features include sealed locking tuning machines, chrome hardware and bone nut. Includes premium molded hardshell case.

Product Specs

  • Model Name American Ultra Jazzmaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Cobra Blue
  • Model # 118052795
  • Series American Ultra
  • Country Of Origin US
  • Color Cobra Blue
  • Body Alder
  • Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape Jazzmaster®
  • Neck Material Maple
  • Neck Finish Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape Modern “D”
  • Scale Length 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius 10″ to 14″ Compound Radius (254 mm to 355.6 mm)
  • Number of Frets 21
  • Frets Size Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut Bone
  • Nut Width 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays Black Pearloid Dots
  • Truss Rods Bi-Flex™
  • Bridge Pickup Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage Jazzmaster®
  • Neck Pickup Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage Jazzmaster®
  • Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup, S1™ Switch), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Master Tone, Slide Switch, Volume Offest 1 (Neck Pickup), Volume 2 (Bridge Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching 3-Way Toggle, Slide Switch
  • Pickup Configuration SS
  • Bridge American Professional Jazzmaster®
  • Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking (all short posts)
  • Pickguard 4-Ply Aged White Pearloid
  • Control Knobs Knurled Flat-Top
  • Strings Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Dimensions 5.98×18.80×44.72 IN
  • Weight 21.10 LB

RRP – USD 1999.99

Fender American Ultra Series Jazzmaster Cobra Blue

Fender American Ultra Series Stratocaster

Next up is the Fender American Ultra Series Stratocaster also in Cobra Blue which agin is a modern, souped up version of the classic ’50s guitar from Leo Fender.

Fender American Ultra Series Stratocaster Cobra Blue

Fender American Ultra Series Stratocaster Cobra Blue

Official Specs

American Ultra is our most advanced series of guitars and basses for discerning players who demand the ultimate in precision, performance and tone. The American Ultra Stratocaster features a new a unique “Modern D” neck profile with Ultra rolled fingerboard edges for hours of playing comfort, and the tapered neck heel allows easy access to the highest register. A speedy 10”-14” compound-radius fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets means effortless and accurate soloing, while the Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage pickups and advanced wiring options provide endless tonal possibilities – without hum. The sculpted rear body contours are as beautiful as they are functional and the S-1 switch adds the neck pickup in to any switch position. This versatile, state-of-the-art instrument will inspire you to push your playing to new heights.

Other features include sealed locking tuning machines, chrome hardware and bone nut. Includes premium molded hardshell case.

Fender American Ultra Series Stratocaster Cobra Blue

Fender American Ultra Series Stratocaster Cobra Blue

Product Specs

  • Model Name American Ultra Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Cobra Blue
  • Model # 118012795
  • Series American Ultra
  • Country Of Origin US
  • Color Cobra Blue
  • Body Alder
  • Body Finish Gloss Polyurethane
  • Body Shape Stratocaster®
  • Neck Material Maple
  • Neck Finish Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • Neck Shape Modern “D”
  • Scale Length 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius 10″ to 14″ Compound Radius (254 mm to 355.6 mm)
  • Number of Frets 22
  • Frets Size Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut Bone
  • Nut Width 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
  • Position Inlays Black Pearloid Dots
  • Truss Rods Bi-Flex™
  • Bridge Pickup Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage Strat®
  • Middle Pickup Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage Strat®
  • Neck Pickup Ultra Noiseless™ Vintage Strat®
  • Controls Master Volume (with S-1™ Switch), Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup Position 3. Middle Pickup Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration SSS
  • Bridge 2-Point Deluxe Synchronized Tremolo with Pop-In Arm
  • Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines Deluxe Cast/Sealed Locking
  • Pickguard 3-Ply Aged White
  • Control Knobs Aged White Soft Touch Knobs
  • Strings Fender® USA 250L Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
  • Dimensions 6.50×18.50×44.50 IN
  • Weight 22.65 LB

RRP – USD 1899.99

Leaked

The guitars look like they will be just part of the full release though, as we know there could be an HSS version of the Stratocaster, possibly a Telecaster in there somewhere and definitely a bass model or two in thew lineup.

Of course, if you can hold out till Tuesday, then we will finally know all the official details from Fender themselves. Until then, tell us what you think of the new American Ultra Series in the comments section below.

 

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mojave rat
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“leaked”
Which is now code for “we accidentally on purpose let this out to the public.”
Still, that Cobra Blue is a tasty color.


Janne
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That mocha burst is hot af.


Dean
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Dean

I like the way the black doesn’t encroach so much on the the woodgrain. Real nice.


Gil T. Mann
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The size specs don’t make sense on Jazzmaster. The Mocha Ultra reminds me of an old Teisco from Japan.


David Parker
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11 October?


Dean
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So apparently the American Elite was a poor choice for a guitar name. Also why would the world need another useless Jazzmaster? The dork factor is wearing thin. When this fugly and pointless design reaches a stage of normalization it’s stupidity will no longer be deniable.


The Telenator
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I really expected something so much more or greater. Certainly some good features in there, but nothing that would make me want to buy a new Strat, for example. At least they didn’t go with the abomination of those idiotic ‘narrow tall’ frets again, but otherwise, in a word, BORING.


Kane
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The same guitar as my mexican fender roadhouse deluxes! awesome! glad I bought two..i will never have to buy one of these “expensive American rip-off” versions…the jokes on somebody,not me!


sacamano
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Can anyone tell me how these aren’t just a renamed Elite/Deluxe series of guitars with a few new colors?


Tjackson
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It seems strange that they’d bring out another ‘modernised’ series of guitars a few years after the professionals, originals and performers. I vaguely gathered that the originals were AVRI’s but with modern radius and pickups, the professional was the Standard but with updated wiring and pickups and the performers were specials but again updated. Presumably the ultra is the new elite or delux but the elite used to be a standard with a bit of bling, fancy pickups and a funny neck plate didn’t it? And these new ultras are the price of a 2nd hand custom shop. I know… Read more »