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Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster, Ebony Fretboard, Black Paisley

Code: 783296
  • £1,749.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
  • RRP £1,849.00

The brand new American Acoustasonic Telecaster from Fender embodies the spirit of purposeful innovation that the company was built on.

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The American Acoustasonic™ Telecaster® embodies the spirit of purposeful innovation that Fender was built on. From acoustic shape-shifting to electric rhythm tones, this powerful guitar uses a revolutionary Fender and Fishman®-designed Acoustic Engine to deliver new sonic expression from the studio to the stage.

Features:


• Cutting-edge acoustic-electric guitar
• Acoustic Engine delivers ten different body style and tone wood combinations
• Mod Knob selects and blends voices
• Patent-pending Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS)
• Three pickup systems: Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer; Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer; Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless™ magnetic pickup
• Integrated forearm contour and mahogany neck

 

 

Acoustic Body


The hollow Telecaster-inspired body is naturally loud and resonant with plenty of projection, meaning the guitar sounds as great on your lap as it does live on stage.

Acoustic Engine


The Fender and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine powers the Acoustasonic Telecaster and delivers a curated collection of acoustic and electric voices.

Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless Magnetic Pickup


Designed for authentic hum-free Fender electric tone, this pickup can be played solo or blended with an acoustic voice to create new sounds.

Mahogany Telecaster Neck


The mahogany Telecaster neck with ebony fingerboard offers a familiar playing feel and adds warmth to the guitar’s tone.

Fender Firsts


The patent-pending Stringed Instrument Resonance System (SIRS), inlaid top and modern electronics were created expressly for this instrument.

Made in CA


This state-of-the-art guitar is crafted in Corona, CA, at the same factory as our iconic electric instruments.

Specifications

  • Top: Spruce
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Shape: Deep C
  • Frets: 20 Narrow Tall
  • Nut: GraphTech TUSQ
  • Nut Width: 1.6875"
  • Inlays: Dots
  • Pickups: 3-pickup configuration: Under-Saddle Piezo/Internal Body Sensor/N4 Magnetic
  • Controls: Master Volume, "Mod" Knob, 5 Way Switch
  • Tuners: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Staggered
  • Bag: Deluxe Gig Bag
Technical
Does the type of wood an acoustic guitar is made from make a difference to how it sounds?

It certainly does! The type of wood used in the construction of an acoustic guitar can give it unique tonal qualities. For instance, mahogany gives a very deep, warm character to an acoustic guitar's sound. Maple tends to give a much brighter tone in comparison, whereas cedar wood and spruce have a nicely balanced timbre.

What is guitar 'action'?

This is not the sort of 'action' that you get from the audience after the show when you're lead guitarist in an '80s rock band. It's much more exciting than that! Guitar 'action' describes the distance between the strings and the frets on a guitar. A lower action makes pressing down the string onto the frets a whole lot easier, but if it's too low your strings can buzz, rattle and lose their sustain (not "ring out"). If you have a high action, the strings are harder to press down but you get a much purer tone. Because nearly all guitars can be adjusted, you can usually find a happy medium between comfort and tone. If you need someone to fix the action on your guitar, just ask one of the Kenny's Music team.

Does it matter what the fingerboard on a guitar is made from?

Apart from making a big difference to how the guitar looks, different types of wood can feel and sound quite different when you're playing on them, and their differing feels can subtly affect the way you play.

Rosewood: Soft-feeling and warm-sounding, rosewood fretboards are popular for good reason.

Maple: Offering a brighter tone with more high end, Maple fretboards also wear over time which can be attractive if you want your axe to look lived-in. 

Ebony: similar to maple in tone and sturdier than rosewood, ebony fretboards offer a darker-looking neck with a brighter tone.

Does it matter what country a guitar is made in?

Despite what nationalists might tell you, there's not really any simple answer. Even though many companies design their guitars in the USA or Europe, the vast majority of instruments are actually manufactured in China, Mexico, Indonesia, Japan and Korea. There aren't any 'rules' as to what country makes good or bad guitars, but rather which brands have tighter quality control.

How do I know what guitar bridge type suits me?

There are 3 main bridge types that you regularly find on electric guitars, Fixed or Hardtail, Tremolo, and then Floyd Rose.  Fixed or Hardtail bridges have great tuning stability and are easily retuned or drop tuned without affecting the remaining strings. The main negative for this type of bridge is that you don't have the flexibility to change the pitch of a chord easily as you do with a Tremolo. For most guitarists this is not much of a problem and this tends to be the preferred bridge type. Tremolo bridges are usually set up as "floating" which means that if you push or pull on the tremolo bar you are able to change the pitch of the note or chord that you are playing. This type of bridge requires regular checking of tuning as the strings can get out of tune much easier on this bridge type. The Floyd Rose is the best known by the guitar shredding community. With this bridge you can dive bomb and lift squealing harmonics to the heavens by pushing or pulling on the tremolo bar. This bridge usually stays in tune very well no matter how dramatically you use it because there is a locking nut installed to help keep the guitar in tune. The difficulty comes when needing to change strings quickly or needing to change or drop tune. It all comes down to personal taste.

What is the difference between Overdrive and Distortion?

Overdrive is literally what you get when a tube is pushed beyond its voltage limits causing a clip in the top of the waveforms resulting in a slight warm, fat and sometimes, sizzly tone. Overdrive pedals recreate that tone. The harder you strum, the angrier it sounds, so to speak. Distortion basically adds more clipping stages than overdrive and therefore has a more distorted tone. The more clipping stages added the more distorted the tone is. There is less definition with distortion as there are more overtones created because of the hard clipping. 

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Can I return my order if I change my mind?

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