American Series Guitars
The America Series Stratocaster was introduced in 1986, when a group of Fender employees bought the company from CBS/Fender. This line was first produced at the Corona plant. Guitars in this series typically feature Medium Jumbo Frets, Fender's Delta Tone System, a 5-Position pickup selector switch, Stainless Steel Saddles on the bridge, Fender/Schaller Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines, Chrome Hardware, 3-Ply Parchment Pickguard, Parchment Knobs and Pickup Covers, Original Headstock Shape, Original Body Shape with "Original Contour Body" Decal on Headstock and Rolled Fingerboard Edges. Bodies are finished in Polyurethane, necks with Satin Polyurethane. Most are available in a choice of rosewood or maple fingerboards.