Alamo Music Center | The Fender Acoustasonic Stratocaster | Breaking Down All The Tones and Positions
On the heels of last year's surprise break out success, the Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster, Fender is following it up with a Stratocaster version. The new Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster continued to embody the spirit of Leo Fender, to deliver innovation with a purpose toward making the best instruments for the working musician. In partnership with Fishman, Fender has created a unique and compelling "sonic engine" that is cable of delivering on the guitar's electric heritage as well as its acoustic aspirations. Unique features set it apart from its Telecaster sibling. The Stratocaster shape has slightly wider hips and midsection along with a belly carve that the Telecaster is missing. The ebony knobs here reflect the traditional Stratocaster knobs and the modeled sounds available through the 5-way selector switch and voice blending "Mod Knob" are different. The breakdown of the voices is listed below. In short, the Fender offers three, rather than two, electric tones - ranging from clean to dirty and dirtier. The acoustic sounds are also new in some positions and they have all be positions to compliment other voices as you play. The guitar is available at launch in five colors. Dakota Red, Transparent Sonic Blue, Natural, 3-Color Sunburst and Black. We wanted to bring you a review as soon as these launched but... politics. Never the less, we are here to explain the new features on American Acoustasonic Stratocaster and break down the various tones you can get from this new guitar. Should it even exist? It is different enough from the Telecaster that there will be fans of both guitars. The Stratocaster is a bit more electric focused and would be a great guitar for someone in need of its versatility, whether in the studio or on the stage. Let's go through the new sounds and give you a real world example for a better reference.