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Fender's American Acoustasonic Stratocaster and Telecaster at VGS 2020

Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster

Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster

The American Acoustasonic Stratocaster is a continuation of the innovation that the Telecaster model, below, began, and offers players new tonal possibilities combined with the familiar, timeless Strat experience.

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The guitar sees the Acoustasonic design evolve with three unique electric voices to choose from from its selector switch, and the Acoustasonic Stratocaster also adds all-new acoustic options, including short scale and concert body with a slotted headstock sounds.

The Acoustasonic Strat's Mod control blends these distinct electric and acoustic voices for unparalleled tonal diversity at your fingertips. Alongside a master volume control, a five-position lever Voice Selector that offers five pairs of voices (A and B) that you can use individually or blend via this Mod control.

The newest member of the Acoustasonic family combines an array of acoustic voicings and Strat-inspired electric tones with the look and feel of our iconic Stratocaster body shape

The newest member of the Acoustasonic family combines an array of acoustic voicings and Strat-inspired electric tones with the look and feel of our iconic Stratocaster body shape (Image credit: Future / Olly Curtis)

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The huge potential of the Fender American Acoustasonic Strat is already being realised across many genres by talented artists including Lindsay Ell (video above), Rob "Freaky Rob" Gueringer, Billy Strings,  Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Molly Tuttle, Brandon Walters, Striking Matches, Naia Izumi, Carmen Vandenberg, Jose Rios and Miyavi.

With a mahogany neck and a hollow body in the familiar Strat contours paired with trailblazing design innovations, this American Acoustasonic Stratocaster takes a legendary model into a whole new era of possibilities for players. 

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Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster

Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster

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VGS 2020: The American Acoustasonic Series represents the bold spirit of innovation Fender was founded on with an unrivalled level of sonic versatility to take players from electric crunch to earthy acoustic tones.

The Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster is a true acoustic-electric guitar made in Corona, California, offering ten distinct body style and tone wood combinations with its onboard Acoustic Engine and three pickup systems.

The Acoustic Engine is the result of a partnership utilising the expertise of Fender alongside Acoustic technology brand Fishman. The Acoustic Engine provides the Acoustasonic Telecaster with three pickup systems; in addition to Fender's Acoustasonic Noisless magnetic pickup there's a Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer and Fishaman Acoustasonic Enhancer.

This combination provides players with a huge range of electric and acoustic sonic tones and inspiring blends between those worlds using the guitar's Mod control.

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The hollow Tele-inspired body of the guitar also utilises another new innovation for Fender; the patent-pending Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS).

The Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster resonates just like a traditional acoustic guitar and its soundport is carefully designed to provide maximum projection for the player experience, even if you decide not to plug in.

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The Acoustasonic's forward-thinking features are seamlessly integrated alongside more traditional trademark Fender calling cards that electric players will appreciate. 

The mahogany Telecaster neck with ebony fingerboard provides a comfortable playing experience with a deep C profile that any guitarist will feel at home with.

Comfort-enhancing features include the forearm contour of the American Acoustasonic Telecaster, and a back contour designed to hug the body

Comfort-enhancing features include the forearm contour of the American Acoustasonic Telecaster, and a back contour designed to hug the body (Image credit: Future)

For more info on the American Acoustasonic ranges, visit Fender.com