Product Review: Fender American Acoustasonic

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As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine Issue 10 – Winter 2019 – Acoustic Artists

The name Fender has been associated with innovation since the company’s inception in 1946. It’s founder, Leo Fender, dreamt of building instruments that were practical, versatile, and exemplary – the new Acoustasonic model lives up to that mission.

Launched at NAMM 2019, the Acoustasonic immediately grabbed the attention of both acoustic and electric players, and for good reason. The hollow body is naturally resonant, yet the thin design makes it sleek and ultra-comfortable to play. The Deep-C shape neck is paired with an ebony fretboard for superb playability.

One of the most notable features of this guitar is the unique 3-pickup configuration that makes up the Acoustic Engine: the Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer (piezo) for producing the classic acoustic tone, the body-sensing Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer for capturing harmonics, and the Acoustasonic Noiseless magnetic pickup that takes the instrument into the brighter sounds of the electric guitar. These pickups can be manipulated by using the five-way Voice Selector switch and blending with the Mod-Knob, which has two distinct voicings that can be accessed when rolled in either direction. The end result is a vast palette of acoustic tones that is easy for any artist to tap into.

The Acoustasonic is a significant upgrade from its older cousin, the Telecoustic – primarily because of the level of craftsmanship that went into production. Whether you are a professional acoustic player or just looking for something convenient to have around the house, this guitar delivers the quality we have come to expect from the Fender name.

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