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Acoustasonic Stratocaster

Acoustasonic Stratocaster  ·  Source: Fender

The Acoustasonic Stratocaster is the company’s latest version to feature the Stringed Instrument Resonance System that was introduced last year. This year its Strat shaped! 

Stringed Instrument Resonance System

I saw this new model coming a mile off, as it makes perfect sense to make a Strat shaped version of last year’s Acoustasonic Telecasters. It’s still an ugly beast in my eyes, but if you prefer the shape of a Stratocaster then you might like the newly announced Acoustasonic Stratocaster model.

Acoustasonic Stratocaster

Acoustasonic Stratocaster

Acoustasonic Stratocaster

The Acoustasonic Noiseless magnetic pickup can be played on its own, or blended with the acoustic voice of the Acoustasonic Stratocaster, just like last years model. So no massive surprises there. It also has the Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine, which is again, the same as before.

Acoustasonic Stratocaster

Acoustasonic Stratocaster

More of the same?

I’ve played the Telecaster version and it left me cold, so I doubt that I will be seeking out this year’s model, even though it is Stratocaster-shaped. They should hit Fender dealers in March this year, so go check one out and let me know what you think of them.

Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster 2020

Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster 2020

Too expensive?

I also think the price point on these is way over the top and it puts buyers off purchasing such an odd new guitar. They might sell a lot more if there was a cheaper Mexican version available. If I want to spend two grand on a good electric/acoustic guitar, it would probably never be on one of these.

RRP – USD 1999

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Can’t wait for a dreadnought Jazzmaster… lol these are pretty cool, though.

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Great video showing sounds. Guitar can play while charging via USB is important to know. 20 hours of charge. Not sure how long it takes to charge. Need to know before gigging. Is there an indicator of charge status. Like dirty guitar option. Can plug into guitar amp, or mixer, or record direct. It has built in IR. You can mic the sound hole if needed.