Fender Unveils American Acoustasonic Stratocaster Guitar

The acoustic/electric guitar is the latest offering in Fender's Acoustasonic series.
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Fender is giving its iconic Stratocaster guitar the same hybrid acoustic-electric technology that first debuted in the Acoustasonic Telecaster. 

The all-new American Acoustasonic Stratocaster arrives with a fully hollow body and Fender's patented String Instrument Resonance System (SIRS), which promises to provide naturally loud and resonant performance either on-stage and in the studio. 

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An Acoustasonic Noiseless magnetic pickup delivers classic Strat-inspired sounds that can be layered with acoustic timbres, while an Acoustic Engine offers a vast number of voices from electric, acoustic and harmonic spectrums.

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“We’ve removed the obstacles associated with playing an acoustic guitar, giving players those same sounds with an electric neck and comfortable thin line acoustic body – all in a familiar Strat body shape,”  said Fender Acoustic Division exec Billy Martinez. “At the same time, this guitar still gives you all the tonal options you would get in a Dreadnought, concert or auditorium acoustic guitar.”

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To flaunt the guitar's functionality in both the lead or rhythm role, Fender released a video featuring blues-rocker Tyler Bryant trading improvised ideas with country picker Daniel Donato on the Acoustasonic Stratocaster and Acoustasonic Telecaster, respectively. The session ultimately culminates with an epic "Freebrid"-esque shred-off—watch it above. 

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Available in Natural wood, Black, 3-Tone Sunburst, Transparent Sonic Blue, and Dakota Red finishes with a black Ebony fingerboard, the Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster is now available to order for $1,999.99 online

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