Fender American Acoustasonic Series Telecaster

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  1. Totally Bored

    Totally Bored Member

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    Sweet looking guitar. I had a hard time deciding sunburst vs. black :bonk

    Do you feel like the 11 electric strings take away from the Acoustic Sound ?

    I'm guessing not. I have 11 electrics on my Godin A6 Ultra and its got a decent Acoustic sound. I use these btw.

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  2. WayneM

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    I found a mild different in the acoustic tone...not enough to go back the original strings......I much prefer the non wound G string (easier for bends for this old fart..lol).
     
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    Cool. I quess I"ll experiment with strings when I get it. Never really thought of non g-wound strings. I do lots of lead guitar stuff and I be a old fart as well :bonk

    Try them all :aok
     
  4. WayneM

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    Just so you know, this old fart that that lives outside of Baltimore, is original from Queens,NY.
     
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  5. MartinC

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    @WayneM - what guage did you change to and does the guitar still hold its intonation with the plain G vs. the wound G ... or did you replace the saddle to get the intonation right?
     
  6. GovernorSilver

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    Looks nice!

    Doesn't it come with 11 strings already?
     
  7. WayneM

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    My tech set it up with XL115 (D'Addios) and indicated that the intonation was reasonably good...I do not see any problem.
     
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  8. WayneM

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    It comes with acoustic strings with a wound G. I replaced them with electric strings with a non wound G string.
     
  9. GovernorSilver

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    Oh, sorry, I did see some discussion on round vs flat G string but somehow didn't make the connection.
     
  10. papaboom

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    I started the first dedicated Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster group on Facebook - feel free to join:
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/703121193443155/

    So how long is back order on for? I ordered mine from GC on June 20 and feel like I've been waiting a bit!
     
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  11. HipUncle

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    Has anyone tried *really* light strings, like 9's? Acoustic tone still good?
     
  12. papaboom

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    I am using electric strings - 10.5 gauge. I've lowered the action by sanding the saddle down considerably. The guitar sounds great this way. I feel it makes it a different beast - something between the acoustic and electric guitar.
     
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