Fender American Acoustasonic Series Telecaster

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  1. stonevibe

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    Wow, that’s gonna be divisive. Cool organic sounds though, I’m erring on the side of liking it.
     
  3. Hawk3y3

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    I want one!!!!!!
     
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    I'd like it at less than half the list price.
     
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    I am on board to try one out. I have a 1991 Peavey Ecoustic guitar that is my main sitting around the house guitar. Not too loud acoustically, slim body, easy playability, sounds great plugged in... This looks like it will tick all of those boxes quite nicely. Looking forward to getting my hands on one and seeing what it had to offer.
     
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    I'd buy one for maybe $799 or so. Not sure I like the look of the acoustic within the tele body... seemed a little odd. :dunno
     
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    I'd agree at 799 it would be worth a punt
     
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    It is already dividing opinions on social media a lot!
     
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    Interesting instrument, but I predict at $1999 street, it's going to make a bit of a thud in the marketplace.
     
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    I consider it really cool. Makes sense if you're in a band that has acoustic and electric tones, dare I call it a vast improvement of the Taylor T5? I'd imagine they need to make a MIM version to sell it. The average Fender fan hates change and the average person who might want a hybrid guitar like this probably doens't have deep pockets.
     
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    I guess it's this vs. the Godin acousticaster at about the same price point.
     
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    Saw the vid on Reverb, decided it could be almost perfect (maybe?) for my trio gig, saw the price.....nope!
     
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    This looks and sounds outstanding! I can't wait to try one and possible bring one home. It is USA made, looks like a fair amount of R&D, and quality woods, $1999 does not seem unreasonable. I've tried a couple of T5s and never bonded with them...at all. I like my tele so this stands a chance of really winning me over. The strat sounds and acoustic sounds are full and rich and should be ideal for gigging Friday night wine venues.
     
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    Side note: perhaps ditch the sound hole for a nice PAF or P90 at the neck to get some archtop-ish sounds.
     
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    I think the guitar looks really good. Based on the demo, it doesn't sound anything like a good acoustic and doesn't sound anything like a telecaster. It sounds like a 3 or 4 hundred dollar Chinese or Mexican hybrid guitar.
    Just my humble opinion.
     
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    I like the guitar, I just don't like the price.
     
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    I look forward to playing one, but for $2000--------- I'll need to be mightily impressed.
     
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    Sure seems nicer than the older one I bought a few years ago.
     
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    Meh. I already have that, with my pickups and a vibrato bar using the Graphtech Ghost system, which I think sounds better than the Fishman products. What do you need the "soundhole" for?
     

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