Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today continued its expansion of the Acoustasonic® series with the launch of the Acoustasonic® Player Telecaster® guitar.
As the latest addition to the line, the Acoustasonic® Player Telecaster® embodies the spirit of ambitious innovation that Fender was built on over 75 years ago. Combining pristine acoustic and electric tones with legendary Fender feel, it is a powerful tool for guitar players from the studio to the stage.
Handcrafted in Ensenada, Mexico, the Acoustasonic® Player Telecaster® represents a new era in Fender craftsmanship and innovation–designed for the next generation of musicians who want an inspiring instrument with a diverse set of sounds at an accessible price. After five years of planning, building and refining the model, the Acoustasonic® Player Telecaster® is designed to inspire and invoke creativity like its American-made predecessor.
With a simplified set of features consisting of a 3-way Voice Selector and one powerful Blend Knob, the Acoustasonic® Player Telecaster® is Fender’s most streamlined hybrid model yet. A powerful pickup system designed in collaboration with Fishman® allows players to flip seamlessly between big electric tones and iconic acoustic voicings, while the fully hollow, naturally-resonant Telecaster® body offers rich acoustic warmth when unplugged.
Priced at $2,199 AUD, the Acoustasonic® Player Telecaster® is the most accessible Acoustasonic® guitar yet, specifically designed to reach younger demographics and make musical creativity more obtainable from live performances to studio sessions and songwriting.
The Acoustasonic® Player Telecaster® is a true sonic shape-shifter, emulating the artists who play it. To prove it, Fender assembled a diverse and dynamic line-up of artists to showcase everything the guitar has to offer. From its true hybrid nature to its many shape-shifting forms (studio tool, stage-ready performer, songwriting partner and beyond), this guitar feels equally at home in the hands of enigmatic songwriters like Lucy Dacus and Conan Gray as it does on the experimental pop anthems of Self Esteem and the dance-floor disco of SG Lewis. It can inhabit the glam-rock rebellion of Jesse Rutherford one minute and the timeless soul of Jordan Mackampa the next. Powerful enough to forge brand-new genres with Danny Felix and nuanced enough to accompany the contemplative folk of Faye Webster.
Top highlights include:
●A simplified feature setconsisting of a 3-way Voice Selector and a powerful Blend Knob, theAcoustasonic® Player Telecaster® (APT) is our most streamlined Acoustasonic® model yet.
●A powerful Fender and Fishman®-designed pickup system allows you to flip seamlessly between electric and acoustic voicings, while the fully-hollow, naturally-resonant Telecaster® body offers rich acoustic warmth when unplugged. The guitar’s body feeds the Acoustic Engine with its naturally loud and resonant design. It also makes plenty of sound unplugged-perfect for a couch jam or songwriting session.
●Modern N4 noiseless pickup provides authentic Fender electric tones without the hum.
●Features 3 unique voice pairs for a total of 6 “best-of” acoustic and electric voicings that can be played solo or blended to create all-new sounds.
●Premium construction elements like the waterfall sound hole, forearm contour, scalloped heel and recessed backplates are designed for sound, comfort and visual appeal.
●New colors like Butterscotch Blonde, Shadow Burst and Arctic White–plus more neutral tones like Brushed Black.