Fender Announces New American Ultra Series

Credit: Fender.com

Fender is getting the holiday season started early by gifting the world a new line of premium electric guitars and basses. The Fender American Ultra Series will be Fender’s most advanced and modern line of instruments yet. Featuring 6 new instruments, the Ultra line will feature new finishes, new pickups, modernized guitar designs, and much more.

Ultra Stratocaster HSS in Arctic Pearl

Some of the highlights include:

  • New Body Contours: A super sculpted neck heel will give players premium access to the upper frets and the new body contour will make playing even more comfortable sitting or standing.
  • Noiseless Pickups: Fender’s new Noiseless pickups will come in single coil, humbucker, jazzmaster, J bass, and P bass varieties. The Hot Noiseless pickups will provide more modern tone while the Ultra Noiseless will give you that vintage Fender tone without any hum or buzz.
  • Upgraded Wiring: Fender has added crazy nice wiring and electronic options across the board on the Ultra line. The basses will have an active/passive control switch giving you elite control over your tone. The S1 switch will allow you to add new tonal dimensions like dual pickup activation on the SSS Strat, a double-tapped humbucker on the HSS Strat, and Tele single coil pickups run in series to provide more of a humbucker tone.
  • Awesome New Finishes: New finishes include Ultra Burst, Plasma Red Burst, Aged Natural, Mocha Burst, Texas Tea, Arctic Pearl, and Cobra Blue. The Ultra Telecaster will also be available in the classic Butterscotch finish.
Ultra Telecaster in Butterscotch

The line will include the Ultra SSS Stratocaster, Ultra HSS Stratocaster, Ultra Telecaster, Ultra Jazzmaster, Ultra Precision Bass, and Ultra Jazz Bass (Either 4 or 5 string). Prices will range from $1899.99-$2099.99.

Ultra Jazz Bass V in Aged Natural
Ultra Precision Bass in Plasma Red Burst
Ultra Jazz Bass in Texas Tea
Ultra Jazzmaster in Cobra Blue
Ultra Stratocaster in Ultraburst

Published by Matt Dunn

Guitar and music journalist for Ultimate-Guitar.com and Guitarsforidiots.com as well as a contributor for Guitarniche.com and Stringjoy.com. Reach out to talk about guitars, commission a partscaster, or ask for a review.

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