HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (July 18, 2018)—Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) – in response to popular demand for the American Acoustasonic™ Telecaster® – today announced further details regarding the series’ expansion to include new limited edition models created… designed… with rich, acoustic tone wood combinations. The American Acoustasonic Exotics Series, which will be on display at Summer NAMM 2019 in Nashville, Tenn., expands the concept of the critically acclaimed American Acoustasonic Telecaster from an elite tool to a distinct work of modern innovative craftsmanship.
The Exotics Series elevates the American Acoustasonic Telecaster and adds the sought-after tonality, warmth and feel that traditional acoustic woods bring to the table. Using the rare Koa, Zircote, and Cocobolo woods to craft each unique guitar in the Exotics series – it’s a natural progression for Fender to introduce the same appointments to the Acoustasonic platform. The Exotics embody Fender’s commitment to creating the highest quality instrument possible, taking the Acoustasonic platform and adding the warmth and beauty of legendary acoustic tone woods. All of this culminates in a guitar that is both tonally nuanced and visually bold.
“We’re proud to introduce the limited edition American Acoustasonic Exotics and continue to build upon the success of the Acoustasonic,” said Billy Martinez, Fender VP Category Manager, Acoustic and Squier Divisions. “The acoustic category at Fender is constantly evolving and we remain committed to innovating and growing our product line. Working with traditional, acoustic tonewoods to diversify the Acoustasonic family demonstrates our commitment to the category and our customers who want a high-quality instrument with bold style.”
The American Acoustasonic represents the next era in Fender craftsmanship and innovation – designed for fearless artists who want an inspiring instrument with a diverse set of guitar sounds and that signature Fender feel. This hybrid Telecaster is acoustic and electric when you need it, unlocking diverse sonic expression from the studio to the stage – all in one guitar.
It also embodies the spirit of purposeful innovation that Fender was built on. From acoustic shape-shifting to electric rhythm tones, this powerful guitar uses a revolutionary Fender and Fishman®- designed Acoustic Engine to deliver new sonic expression from the studio to the stage. Handcrafted in Corona, Calif., at the same factory that makes Fender’s iconic electric instruments, the Acoustasonic Telecaster Exotics series takes the dynamics of these rare tone woods and translates those nuances into expanded sonic richness. Launching July 30, expanded models from Fender’s American Acoustasonic Telecaster will be available in Cocobolo, Zircote and Koa woods ($3,299-$3,999).