“The tactile charm and unplugged resonance of acoustics twice their size”: with the “revolutionary” Highway Series, Fender is slimming down the big-body footprint

Fender Highway Series Parlor
(Image credit: Fender)

Fender has announced a new line of slimmed-down acoustic-electric guitars, dubbed the Highway Series.

On first glance, you’d be forgiven for thinking the series borrows a few ideas from the firm’s popular Acoustasonics, but while they might share the thinner bodies (coming in at just 2.25”), the Highways – currently limited to a dreadnought and parlor – are a completely new construction.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.