An all-new Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster has been revealed ahead of NAMM 2020
The new Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster builds on the success of the Acoustasonic Telecaster of 2019.
The Acoustasonic Stratocaster is yet another incredible feat of guitar design, providing superb playability and sonic options for the modern musician.
The Acoustasonic Strat makes full use of the Fender and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine and allows you to create some seriously cool acoustic tones as well as a plethora of electric guitar tones.
Let's take a closer look.
Modified body shape, exquisite tonewoods
The first things you'll notice about the Acoustasonic Stratocaster is its hollow-body construction and combination of soundhole and pickup.
Although the guitar looks at first glance like an electric, it certainly leans more towards the acoustic side of things. The Acoustasonic Strat offers the wide-open sounds and resonance of an acoustic instrument but with the added tonal options and playability of an electric.
The body shape is extremely comfortable to play thanks to the ergonomic forearm contour which takes a lot of pressure away from your arm. There's no more 'achey' elbow with this guitar!
As the Acoustasonic guitar perfectly couples an acoustic with an electric guitar, the shape is thin enough to appeal to Stratocaster fans. However, the depth of the guitar still means it can be used as an acoustic and is especially useful for songwriting and those acoustic jam sessions.
The Mahogany back and sides provide an incredible level of warmth and richness of sonic flavour to your sound whilst the Solid A Sitka Spruce top ensures the bright, treble sounds are intact.
The Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster features a Mahogany neck with a Modern "Deep C" shape and Satin Urethane finish. This shape is renowned for being comfortable to play reducing fatigue and encouraging a positive playing experience.
The Satin Urethane neck finish allows your hand to glide across the neck easily, just as you would an electric guitar.
The 22, Narrow Tall frets are reminiscent of acoustic guitars, but the contoured neck heel and easy access thanks to the signature Stratocaster double cutaway make it easier to play, especially on stage.
The Ebony fingerboard is sleek and smooth, allowing your fingers to glide across the fretboard with minimal resistance and providing a little extra treble to your sound.
Incredible pickups, versatile sound
Just like the Acoustasonic Telecaster before it, the Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster utilises a 3-pickup configuration: Under-Saddle Piezo, Internal Body Sensor and N4 Magnetic pickup.
The Acoustasonic Stratocaster also utilises a built-in Mod Knob which means you can blend each pickup to your liking.
In fact, the built-in acoustic engine delivers 10 varying body style and tonewood options, allowing you to enjoy both the natural sound of the Acoustasonic or dial in some classic tonewood and guitar shape configurations.
You have a world of electric and acoustic sounds at your fingertips - it's like taking 10 different guitars with you, everywhere you go.
Finally, the patent-pending Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS) allows your guitar to achieve the same resonance and response of an acoustic guitar, even when plugged in. This is an incredibly versatile guitar for those who love the sound of both an acoustic and electric guitar but don't want to have to switch instruments each time between sets or by multiple instruments to satisfy their sonic needs.
We can't wait to get our hands on one!
View all NAMM news, rumours and announcements HERE.