NAMM 2019: Fender's American Acoustasonic Series Telecaster certainly got people talking ahead of NAMM. Quite apart from its head-turning looks, is it simply too niche a product? As ever, the most important thing is how it actually sounds.
A hybrid acoustic/electric guitar, the Acoustasonic Telecaster promises to deliver diverse tones while eliminating feedback and retaining classic Telecaster playability, courtesy of Fender’s patent-pending Stringed Instrument Resonance System, which aims to deliver “a naturally loud voice with lively harmonics”.
We elbowed our way to the front of the Fender stand to get a full demo of all the sonic options available, from Dreadnought-style sounds to smaller-bodied tone, plus highly useable electric tones. It's fair to say we came away impressed. Judge for yourself by watching the video, above.
NAMM 2019 - all the news
The dust is settling, but our ears are still ringing. You'll find all the stories that counted in our massive news hub. Below, enjoy our editors' findings as we regrouped at the end of the show.