Fender seems to have taken inspiration from the recent success of its Parallel Universe hybrids, launching a new acoustic/electric Telecaster series.
The American Acoustasonic Series Telecaster offers endless sonic exploration through a combination of elements from Fender’s acoustic and electric designs.
It features an integrated forearm contour, an innovative Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS), a mahogany neck and an open-pore satin finish.
“Three years ago, we set out to create a truly innovative acoustic guitar,” said Billy Martinez, Fender VP Category Manager, Acoustic and Squier Divisions. “This allowed us to create an entirely new instrument that blurs the lines between acoustic and electric guitars, giving artists multiple acoustic body shape and wood tones, as well as great electric tones, at their fingertips. The result is an amazing acoustic guitar that melds the best of both the analogue and digital worlds.”
The heart of the acoustic/electric hybrid lies in the Fender and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine, blending classic analogue and modern technology to make the most of a guitar’s natural sound.
“If the American Acoustasonic were a car, it would be a high-performance SUV,” said Andy Mooney, Fender CEO. “It is not just a state-of-the-art acoustic guitar that sounds great on stage – it’s a state-of-the-art electric guitar that sounds great on stage. That’s a challenge Fender was proud to take on.”
The American Acoustasonic Telecaster is available in finishes of Natural, Black, Sonic Gray, Surf Green and Sunburst.