Fender is set to turn heads with its latest release: the American Acoustasonic Series Telecaster. This futuristic-looking guitar aims to combine an organic acoustic feel with Fender’s acclaimed electric playability.
The first thing you’ll notice about this guitar is its unique hybrid appearance. Its acoustic body features a fully hollow, Telecaster-inspired design that contributes to a commanding and resonant sound. The guitar also features a mahogany Telecaster neck with an ebony fingerboard, which affords you with a smooth and familiar Tele feel.
Fender has included appointments that are optimised for both electric and acoustic sounds. First up is the brand’s patent-pending Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS), which it claims “delivers a naturally loud voice with lively harmonics”.
Next, we have the Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless pickup that’s touted to produce a hum-free, Fender electric tone. This can be used on its own, or blended with the acoustic tone to create some interesting sounds.
And finally, there’s the Fender- and Fishman-designed acoustic engine, which is said to deliver both boutique acoustic and electric voices. These voices can also be tapped individually or blended via the Mod knob.
Check out a short introduction video below:
Available in Natural, Black, Sonic Gray, Surf Green and Sunburst finishes.
Retails at $1,999. More information at fender.com.