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Fender Releases Three New Tonewood Offerings for American Acoustasonic Tele

Acoustasonic Koa

Acoustasonic Koa (Image credit: courtesy of Fender)

Fender has announced the release of the American Acoustasonic Telecaster hybrid acoustic/electric guitar in three new exotic tonewood iterations—koa, ziracote and cocobolo.

In addition to bodies constructed of the three respective tonewoods, the new guitars boast the same specs as the original Acoustasonic—a fully hollow Tele body featuring an integrated forearm contour, the company’s Stringed Instrument Resonance System, a Fender- and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine that delivers 10 different body style and tone wood combinations and a Mod Knob that selects and blends voices, among other features.

Acoustasonic Ziricote

Acoustasonic Ziricote (Image credit: courtesy of Fender)

The American Acoustasonic Telecaster Cocobolo and Ziricote are available for $3,299.99 each, while the Acoustasonic Koa is offered for $3,999.99.

For more information, head to Fender (opens in new tab).

Acoustasonic Cocobolo

Acoustasonic Cocobolo (Image credit: courtesy of Fender)

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Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.