Many new beginners are not sure what type of guitar they need to start learning how to play the guitar. They often debate in their minds whether to start playing on an acoustic or electric guitar. No need to look further because Fender Company has the answer. They have created a Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster guitar!
Back in the day, many rock and blues guitarist started on an acoustic guitar. Later switched to electric guitar. Bob Dylan used an acoustic guitar for a long time but later decided to switched to electric guitar.
Early this year, Fender Company unveiled a unique and sophisticated guitar that can produce both an acoustic and electric sound. The Fender acoustasonic guitar has solved the problem of having too many guitars during a live perfomance. You don’t have to switch guitars but both acoustic and electric sounds can be produced on this guitar.
Watch this video so that you can hear the different sounds that can be produced from the Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster Guitar.
You may be familiar with semi acoustic guitars where you can plug the acoustic guitar to an amplifier. It does not matter even after plugging in, the sound coming from the amps will still be acoustic.
Unlike the semi-acoustic guitar, the Fender Acoustasonic guitar produces a pure acoustic sound whether plugged in or not. you can get a very clean electric guitar sound. There are other sounds in between that can be selected using a knob.
You may wonder how this is possible. Well, the technology used to make this guitar is very advanced. The shape of the guitar is like a Fender Telecaster. There are two pickups built in. One acoustic and the other electric.
The Fender Acoustasonic guitar has a Sound selector two knobs. One knob is for volume and the other is to fine tune the hamonic sound. There are five distinct sound positions that can be selected on an acoustatic guitar.
Starting from the fifth position, you have a pure acoustic sound just like a rosewood dreadnought acoustic guitar, and position one is the sound of a Fender electric guitar!
These sounds in between may not be a big deal if you are a beginner but for the experienced player, who uses pedals to produce effects, the Fender Acoustasonic can produce harmonics which is a big plus.
The Fender Acoustasonic guitar is very light and you don’t need to plug in to get the acoustic sound. Although the body of the looks much thinner than semi-acoustic guitar, the sound you get from this guitar is pure acoustic.
To a professional player, the advantage of an acoustasonic guitar is that there is no need to switch guitars during performance. The use of pedals can be reduced because the guitar has a knob that will enhance the harmonic sounds between an acoustic and electric guitar.
Considering the advanced technology and the research done, the price tag of the Fender Acoustasonic guitar, is $2,000. This is quite a serious investment and many guitar players may hesitate for a while to purchase if all they want is to play the guitar for for friends and family
The Fender acustasonic guitar is great to have and I hope that the price will be drop eventually so that many guitar players can afford. If this happens, this will be the most loved guitar in the Fender family in the years to come.
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