Go from acoustic to electric, in between, and back again with the Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster. Offering an infinite range of acoustic and electric sounds in just one instrument, the Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster proposes a new answer to the question of what a guitar can be: everything.
The Fender American Acoustasonic Series Telecaster: One guitar. Infinite sounds.
A guitar that works.
Nathaniel Murphy shows you how “everything” is actually just the thing a working musician needs most.
He begins his day at home, riffing fresh, original content to post to Instagram, YouTube and other social media. Then it’s off to the live room to work through ideas for his upcoming release. Then, soundcheck at one of his nightly live gigs, where it all comes together.
Nathaniel takes the Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster from the living room to the studio and onto the stage without missing a beat. He uses the acoustic-electric hybrid to create a wide range of tones that extends well beyond anything previously thought possible from one guitar, all with the flick a switch and the turn of a knob.
Built to Break Barriers.
The new Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster features an innovative, hollow mahogany body, inset spruce top, five open-pore satin finishes (Natural, Black, Sunburst, Sonic Gray, and Surf Green), newly-designed tuned soundport, forearm contour, 3-ply black/white/black binding, and an electric-style mahogany neck with contoured heel, ebony fingerboard, and Tele headstock. The advanced electronics include a five-way Voice Selector switch, rosewood Mod and Volume knobs, and the Acoustic Engine’s three separate pickup systems.
Rev the Engine.
The key to the Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster’s many voices is the Acoustic Engine, a seamless blend of classic and progressive technologies designed in collaboration with Fishman. The Engine features three separate pickup systems:
- - Fishman Matrix Narrow under-saddle transducer pickup
- - Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer under-bridge pickup
- - Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless pickup
These three pickup systems work together with the String Instrument Resonance System to produce an infinite range of hum-free acoustic and electric tones with minimal feedback.
We hear voices.
The five-position Voice Selector switch allows the player to toggle between five curated, preset voice pairs, each featuring A and B voices that can be played individually or blended together using the Mod Knob to create unique, hybrid tones unlike any other.
Position 1: Electric
Voice A: Fender Electric Clean
Crystal clear electric rhythm or lead lines from your acoustic guitar. Really.
Voice B: Fender Electric Fat/Semi-Clean
Kick up a little dirt unlike any acoustic you’ve heard before.
Position 2: Acoustics & Electric Blend
Voice A: Sitka Spruce/Mahogany Dreadnought
A spotless emulation of a classic acoustic with timeless tone woods.
Voice B: Blends Electric Pickup To The Above Voice (Predetermined Semi-Clean Voice)
Put some electricity into your acoustic tone.
Position 3: Percussion & Enhanced Harmonics
Voice A: Sitka Spruce/Brazilian Rosewood Dreadnought
A deep, robust blend of traditional and exotic tone woods.
Voice B: Adds Body Pickup To The Above Voice (Up To A Predetermined Maximum Blend)
Heat up the top pickup for a percussive effect and increased harmonics.
Position 4: Alternative Acoustics
Voice A: Engelmann Spruce/Maple Small-Body
A parlor-inspired combination of tone wood and body size that shines in intimate settings.
Voice B: Sitka Spruce/Mahogany Dreadnought
Rich mid-range with big low-end for extra oomph when you’re strumming or playing finger-style.
Position 5: Core Acoustics
Voice A: Sitka Spruce/Rosewood Dreadnought
Cutting treble coupled with deep bass for a traditional sound that soars when strummed.
Voice B: Alpine Spruce/Rosewood Auditorium
A taut, focused sound perfect for pop-style guitar that sits above the mix as well as intricate finger-style that demands articulation.
Unplug and pluck.
Don’t let the thinline design and electric capabilities of the Fender Acoustasonic Series Telecaster fool you. Use any kind of strings you like and the patent-pending String Instrument Resonance System will make them sing just as well as any other, even when fully acoustic. This tuned soundport’s “waterfall” design controls airflow into the body to create a naturally loud voice and expressive harmonics.
The Fender Acoustasonic Series Telecaster’s lithium-ion battery is fully USB-chargeable and the Onboard USB Micro Connector and allows you to charge and play at the same time. A full charge takes about four or five hours but will last you twenty. Just watch the jack-mounted LED indicator for messages about charging, battery life, and connectivity.