The Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster. I guess it was just a matter of time.

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  1. Blazer

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    OOH, I LOVE THIS!



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    It's been available for over a year now.
     
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    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Errr. No it wasn't, the TELECASTER has been available for over a year, the Strat has just now been introduced.
     
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    I yearn for neither
     
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    They look fun. I could see how they would be handy.
     
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    I'm more of a Strat guy myself, but prefer the telecaster in this model. Not that I'd shell out the money for either. But the telecaster looks a whole lot better if you ask me.
     
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    It's cool, but I really don't see how it would be a viable option sound wise as compared to a full size acoustic/electric...
     
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    "Too expensive." "Ugly."

    Yep, I’m on TDPRI. :D
     
  9. MattyK-USA

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    Heh. The feature set is identical to the Acoustasonic Tele, and it's the same price. NDA was lifted this morning.
     
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    Plays like an electric, doesn't feed back like an accoustic...I would love one but the price point is WAY too high for me....
     
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    Another pseudo-"acoustic" guitar. I doubt if I'll get my hands on one, but as with the Tele, I'll bet that I would like the performance and tone way more than that of most acoustic-electrics, virtually all of which come off, for me, as obnoxious unless some sonic genius is running the EQ. I would rather have an instrument like this that is genuinely purpose-built to be what it is, not an attempt to turn a genuine acoustic into something it's not and cannot be. My objections are the use of digital printing (the mashup of wood and synthetic/manufactured parts is jarring) and the price. Obviously, I'm just an individual, but to me this is an example of unrealized potential. I think it could have been great, but it just looks cheap and half-a$$ed to me. Where's the relic version -- you know, the one that looks like it's been played for 40 years even though it's factory-built in 2020?
     
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    The way this guitar is made (according to the Andertons video), is that it is a solid strat-shaped body that is routed out to create the cavity and accept the cap insert. What 3D printing are you referring to?
     
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    I have a friend who gigs with an acoustasonic tele. Pretty versatile and fits his needs well.

    I have no idea what making it into a strat shape does besides making it less appealing (to me, anyway).


    As far as Fender expanding a product line goes - that tone master technology squeezed into a princeton with switchable 68 CPR and 65 PRRI circuit modeling - that's an expansion that makes perfect sense to me.
     
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    Well I think that looks like my current favourite Stratocaster! Still don’t expect I’ll be buying one tho...
     
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    Still waiting for a NAMM announcement from Fender that actually excites me *shrug*
     
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    I'm looking forward to buying none of them. ;)
     
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    Fender's red-headed stepchild.
     
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    I'm waiting for the Jaguarasonic myself...
     
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    Yawn.....
     
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    Quick question: what would you think of this -- a Tele Bajo Sexto?
     
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