Anyone more familiar with the new fender acoustasonics?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by freddyfingers, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    I’m better able to speak to the Acoustasonic Strat now....I own one now.

    I went back and forth regarding buying one many times and finally I went and played one. I really liked it.

    Beautiful wood finish, much better looking in person
    Amazing satin wood neck, it feels like a traditional oiled acoustic neck
    Great Ebony fingerboard and bridge
    12” radius with med jumbo frets, my fav combo
    Staggered tuners
    Easy to play
    Ultra light weight, a real feather
    USB battery charging
    The padded gig bag is nicer than some of my hard shell cases I’ve had

    Very pleasant quiet un-amped tone

    A number of usable acoustic tone selections according to my Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge. My current favorite, position 5A, Sitka Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides..Kinda Martin D-18 like

    This will be my travel acoustic for meeting up and playing primarily Bluegrass.

    It will be a great unplugged couch guitar without disturbing the entire house.

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  2. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    I think they are cool, have seen quite a few in videos surprisingly. Way overpriced if you ask me.
    There are some similar predecessors; Guild, Godin, Yamaha...
    I added a soundhole P90 pickup to my old 3" thick Guild I bought cheap (~$500) and it's pretty darn good. This style was made 2 ways; one milled out mahoghany body (2-3/4 thick) like the Acoustasonic, the other (like mine) true acoustic construction. Great stage guitar, US made in the 80's/90's, plays like an electric, and not very expensive. Two output jacks, one for the acoustic and one for the P90. If you want smaller yet there's the guild Songbird, but they are more money.
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  3. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I’m sick....I already popped on a couple Ebony knobs I had in my parts bin I like more than the Ebony ones that came on it.

    original Ebony


    Ebony from my parts bin

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  4. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz


    Sweet looking guitar you have.

    I have a couple acoustics, one stunning solid Adirondack Spruce top with solid rosewood back and sides. I could of added a pickup system, but that was not what I was going for.

    As for over priced.....ok, but name me quality a American made guitar with Ebony board and bridge that sells for less. BTW, I did not pay retail, no reason anyone needs to do that.

    My Dread

  5. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    Those knobs are totally better. And I do love the contours of your guitar. They are extremely comfortable to play.
  6. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    You crack me up. You do the same thing I do when someone gets something new they are excited about. Even if I’m not fond of the thing, car, guitar, whatever, I’m always able to find something about the item I do like and that is what I say.

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  7. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    I’m happy for you!’s a Strat. ;)
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  8. Thanks for taking the time. I keep watching them on reverb. Haven’t seen any below 1500, and thats the tele version.
  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz

    Used prices are sky high right now on everything.
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  10. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013

    Totally! Covid has made everyone delusional, apparently!!
  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Has anyone tried the older series of Fender slimline acoustics? Telecoustic, Stratacoustic, or the Jagacoustic? It seems they weren't received too well at the time. Even Gretsch had the 460 which wasn't an easy to find guitar. Gibson and Guild both had similar guitars, as does Godin and Ibanez.

    Personally, I don't expect an electric to have great acoustic properties, nor vice versa. And, as always, once you amplify an acoustic, then, it's really no longer an acoustic. An acoustic/electric is a trade-off, and an acoustic amplifier is a contradiction in terms.
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  12. I agree. My goal is not reality, but ease. Something I can play that gives the appearance sound wise of a acoustic, but can easily switch to electric with a switch. I have some decent acoustic pickups on some of my guitars. And at best, they sound like an acoustic pickup. Until I can afford to have a person mike me up and EQ me at a gig with out feed back, i am in need of one of these. I can’t do that myself, plus I rarely sit still long enough for a mike to work.
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