Fender launches the Acoustasonic Player Telecaster, cutting the price of its innovative electric-acoustic hybrid

Fender Acoustasonic Player Telecaster
(Image credit: Fender)

When it launched back at NAMM 2019, Fender’s American Acoustasonic Telecaster turned heads and stoked imaginations with its distinctive looks and innovative approach to the electric-acoustic guitar. But at $1,999, it was a hefty investment for anyone curious about sampling its charms – now Fender has answered the prayers of cash-strapped players with a more affordable, Mexican-made model, the Acoustasonic Player Telecaster.

Retailing for $1,199, the Acoustasonic Player Telecaster is apparently the result of five years of planning, building and refinement, and will be built in a new dedicated Acoustasonic space within Fender’s Ensenada factory.

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Michael Astley-Brown
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Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.