The Money Shot: Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster Koa

Featuring a gorgeous gloss-finished body and a vivid top.

Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster

Fender’s flexible hybrid design arrived on the scene in early 2019 and the American Acoustasonic Telecaster has since found favour with all manner of players, from looper-toting singer-songwriters to a certain Mr Jack White.

From day one, Fender teased the aesthetic possibilites of the Acoustasonic platform, and this gorgeous model features in the limited-edition Exotic Series that debuted at Summer NAMM in Nashville in July. Ziricote and cocobolo options are also available (all £3,499), but our favourite is this koa-top model with korina back, sides and neck. While the beautifully figured neck’s satin urethane finish retains the tactile, organic feel of the original model, the gloss-finished body adds a taste of luxury to the mix and helps give that outrageous bookmatched top a vivid, three-dimensional quality.

All the clever internal tech remains present and correct, and if you fancy an upscale version of this most modern of Telecasters, head to fender.com for more information.

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