The Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster in Natural is here and it's even better than you can imagine. FINALLY! Someone nailed that perfect in-between acoustic/electric guitar that can appeal to both worlds! The Acoustasonic Fender is made from tried and true acoustic guitar materials in Mahogany, Sitka Spruce, and Ebony for tones that have spanned thru the history of recorded music.
Why it's cool. 1st, the Tele Body Style is very comfortable to the average person. People of all body types play them and agree. So this guitar is physically friendly to the vast majority of players who will pick it up. This can't be said about ANY body type in the acoustic world. Practically every sized body is too big or too small for someone.
2nd, the Fender/Fishman electronics are AMAZING! You basically have 8 drastically different Acoustic tones to choose from at either the flick of a switch or roll of a tone pot. While there are two telecaster bridge pickup tones to appreciate as well. After spending a few moments through a Fender Acoustic Amplifier, I must say I find the Fender/Fishman tones on this guitar much more pleasing than the average acoustic guitar pickup.
3rd, it plays like an electric guitar. Strung with 11 gauge strings from the factory, this guitar runs on Acoustic Guitar Strings NOT your favorite nickel wound/steel core. It's an incredibly easy to play guitar that's acoustic tones aren't nearly as affected by string gauge like an electric. Even 10's will perform on here beautifully, allowing for acoustic tones but straight-up electric guitar performance.
4th, the woods were chosen for their acoustic properties and the proof is in a much stronger than anticipated acoustic tone. Not as loud as your dreadnaught but certainly loud enough for playing unplugged on the couch and singing along to, this more than manageable guitar features a patent-pending Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS) that make this a pure inspiration to play.
We first caught wind of these from the NAMM show photos and were really on the fence about what to expect. To say that we are blown away is an understatement! Fender NAILED this guitar and it is supremely well-executed. Stop by while we still have them as they are going fast!
Fender keeps building guitars for players. With their eye on offering tons of features for not a whole lot of money, you can easily find the right Fender for whatever your needs may be.
The Acoustasonic Telecaster offers five discreet voice pairs - a curated collection of acoustic and electric voices that can be played solo or blended via the Mod Knob to create infinite combinations. Position 5 is with the Voice Selector closest to the neck; Position 1 is the furthest away. The 'A' Voice is with the Mod Knob fully counter-clockwise; the 'B' voice is fully clockwise.
Position 5: Core Acoustics
A: Sitka Spruce/Rosewood Dreadnought
B: Alpine Spruce/Rosewood Auditorium
Position 4: Alternative Acoustics
A: Engelmann Spruce/Maple Small-Body
B: Sitka Spruce/Mahogany Dreadnought
Position 3: Percussion & Enhanced Harmonics
A: Sitka Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought
B: Adds body pickup to the above voice (up to a predetermined maximum blend)
Position 2: Acoustics & Electric Blend
A: Sitka Spruce/Mahogany Dreadnought
B: Blends electric pickup to the above voice (predetermined semi-clean voice)