Fender’s new Mexican-made Acoustasonic Player Telecaster comes with a more streamlined set of features and at a cheaper price point. Originally released back in 2019, the Acoustasonic series was hugely popular, but priced too high for some. So if you were looking for those Acoustasonic tones, but on a budget, this new model may be worth checking out.
Fender Acoustasonic Player Telecaster
The new made-in-Mexico Fender Acoustasonic Player Telecaster models come in four colours: Brushed Black, Butterscotch Blonde, Shadow Burst, and Arctic White. They follow the basic formula of the US-made models, but come with a streamlined feature set, so you miss out on a couple of hardware options. This means these Mexican-made models have two pickups, rather than three. These include a piezo and an electric Noiseless N4, devised with Fishman, and should give a hum-free performance.
A Budget Blend?
You get six voices that are supposedly the “best of” acoustic and electric voicings, powered by the Acoustic Engine, and you get a Blend Knob which gives you the ability to blend between electric and acoustic tones.
Construction of these new models is essentially the same as the USA version. The guitar has a hollow Telecaster-shaped body, with a comfortable forearm contour and scalloped heel. Other features include the patented Stringed Instrument Resonance System, or SIRS for short, a mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard and bridge.
These could be big sellers for Fender. Due to the cut-down electronics/pickups, and being made in Mexico, you save around £400-500 compared to a US-built model. So it’s not a bad saving, and it offers most of what the original USA Acoustasonic Telecaster has to offer. Check out the official demo video below to hear these new Mexican-made versions in action.
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