I'm all the way to Clown Burst, already.Just looked at them all on the Fender site. Color choices range from mundane to just plain ugly. That’s the best they could come up with. I guess “Ultra Burst” sounds better than “Almost A Clown Burst”
Plasma burst lolI'm all the way to Clown Burst, already.
One should, as Cutaway said above, buy the used Deluxe for $ 800. $ 1,200 will buy one heck of a lot of fantastic pickups.
I hope this drives down Elite used prices.The Elite series seems to have been renamed Ultra, so these are just incremental updates.
Elite had a compound C to D neck profile - the Ultra has "Modern D"
Elite had a 9.5"-14" compound radius - Ultra has 10"-14"
Elite had N4 Noiseless pickups - Ultra has "Ultra Noiseless" pickups (a 5th generation?)
Elite had S-1 switching - Ultra has S-1 plus 'Gilmour' switching option
Additional sculpted body contours
Looks nice to me. The Elites were already great and I think this will improve them even further to the eye of those who aren't vintage purists.