Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster Review

American Acoustasonic Telecaster

An all-mahogany version of the American Acoustasonic Telecaster will only convert people who think the entire concept to be radical for their tastes. Still, it does provide another outstanding hybrid choice for the adventurous player—those who believe this extremely well-balanced and comfy acoustic electric to be the sound of the future.

In most cases, when Fender introduces a new Acoustasonic model, our focus is initially drawn to the innovative construction of this hybrid acoustic-electric guitar. It includes the Acoustic Engine, created in collaboration with Fishman, the next-generation patent-applied-for soundhole, also known as the Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS), and the fact that it effectively blurs the line between acoustic and electric guitars.

However, because of the achievements of the Acoustasonic platform, such is no longer the case. Naturally, this achievement is still called into question by its critics. Still, their opinions are unimportant at this point since the design as a concept – as an instrument – can withstand stormy seas. It has a following of its own. But today, every time there is a new model, the talking points are more everyday issues such as pricing and finishing. It happens anytime there is a new model. Or, as in the case of the most notable feature of this brand-new Acoustasonic instrument, the tonewoods that were utilized.

With the first production runs of the American Acoustasonic Telecasters, mahogany was used not only for the back and sides but also for the neck. However, in this model, Fender has eliminated the usage of Sitka spruce. Instead, this instrument’s top, back, sides, and neck are all made of mahogany, while the fingerboard and bridge are both ebony.

Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster Description

Fender was founded on intentional invention, and the American Acoustasonic Telecaster represents that principle. This powerful guitar utilizes a breakthrough Acoustic Engine co-designed by Fender and Fishman to give unprecedented sonic expression in the studio and on the stage. The Acoustic Engine allows for shape-shifting acoustic sounds and electric rhythm tones. The Acoustasonic Telecaster was created to motivate musicians by combining futuristic technology with an organic feel and playability. It was done to connect musicians to the music they make. The hollow body has an incorporated forearm contour and our Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS), which is now awaiting patent protection. These characteristics were intended to provide a voice that is naturally loud and vibrant with harmonics.

Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster
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This cutting-edge guitar has a comfortable and easy-to-play mahogany neck and an open-pore satin finish for the instrument’s body. The Acoustasonic Telecaster overcomes many of the difficulties connected with playing an acoustic guitar live by preventing feedback and making it simple to obtain the tones you want without switching instruments. With the Acoustasonic Telecaster, Fender and Fishman have created a proprietary Acoustic Engine, an analog-based technology that delivers a curated collection of tones by optimizing the guitar’s natural resonance.

This engine is at the heart of the Acoustasonic Telecaster. These acoustic and electric voices may be played separately, or new sounds can be created by blending them with the Mod Knob. Because the Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless magnetic pickup allows for simultaneous usage, you may employ both of these features at the same time.

The all-mahogany construction of this Acoustasonic Tele offers a rich sound, with deep lows and solid and punchy mids. It is a new feature for the Acoustasonic Tele. This Tele is guaranteed to amaze you, particularly if you like the sound of the Acoustasonic but are searching for an instrument with a little more warmth and depth.

The Acoustasonic Telecaster represents the next era in Fender’s craftsmanship and innovation. It is designed for fearless artists who want an inspiring instrument with limitless new sounds and an excellent Fender feel. It is handcrafted in Corona, California, at the same factory that makes Fender’s iconic electric instruments.

Design of Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster

The acoustic voice is intentionally designed to be shockingly full and is loud enough for solo practice and couch noodling. And even though the sound engine is the same as the one found in the conventional spruce-topped version, the acoustic sounds have a somewhat more forceful voice, appear to be slightly compressed (in a positive manner), and have a roomier quality as a result.

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In addition to providing certain authentic electro-acoustic tones, unlike a typical electro, you are provided with various flavors from which to pick immediately. The body sensor of the Sitka spruce and Brazilian rosewood dreadnought that comes with Sound 3 may be dialed in to offer an additional layer of realism. It also allows amplifying percussive knocks on the instrument’s top.

On Sound 2, you can mix the Noiseless bridge magnetic pickup with a Sitka spruce/mahogany dreadnought, which is one of our favorite sounds. Sound 1, on the other hand, is simply the bridge pickup, but you can add some mild crunch.


The structure is the same as the first American Acoustasonic Telecaster; however, the inset spruce top has been replaced with mahogany, which is also used for the back and the neck. Additionally, the contour and soundhole striping has been simplified (which we presume is a paint effect as used on the original models).

The body’s light finish gives the impression that it is virtually unfinished. The top of the instrument has a texture that is softer to the touch than the back and sides. It provides a textural contrast with the darker ebony fingerboard, bridge, and knobs.

The acoustic strings on this Telecaster give it a rougher feel than most of our solid bodies, but the neck has a highly electric feel, especially the medium jumbo frets. The heel has a tiny rounding to it, which makes the upper positions more comfortable.

In usage

This Acoustasonic, much like the others we’ve tried, doesn’t have the same feel as an acoustic guitar, except for the additional resistance provided by the coated 0.011-0.052 phosphor-bronze strings, which come with a wrapped G string. It is significant because if you are an electric twanger at heart, you will be far more ready to pick up this device than anything that feels like a wooden bathtub. It is why this information is crucial.

It is also helpful that the build quality of the instrument we are evaluating is almost perfect. The back of the neck has a pleasantly porous texture, and the forearm chamfer has an invitingly smooth surface. The fretting is also relatively clean. However, the visually pleasing contrast between the bridge’s dramatic dark/light effect and the somewhat patchy appearance of the ebony fingerboard is lost on the former.


  • Acoustic-electric guitar with the latest cutting-edge technology
  • There are ten distinct body styles and tonewood combinations available with the Acoustic Engine.
  • The Blend Knob is used to choose and blend the various sounds.
  • Stringed Instrument Resonance System That’s Currently Seeking a Patent (SIRS)
  • Three types of pickup systems are: Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer, Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer, and Fender Acoustasonic NoiselessTM magnetic pickup are all products manufactured by Fishman.
  • The integrated shape of the forearm and neck is made of mahogany


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