Fender releases exotic new American Acoustasonic Stratocaster models

Since the series’ launch last year, Fender has been proving skeptics of its radical acoustic-electric hybrid wrong with astonishing American Acoustasonic Stratocaster performances from the likes of Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Striking Matches and Naia Izumi. And now the company has outfitted its latest Acoustasonic with two new limited-edition looks.

Two new versions of the Acoustasonic Strat will be available: one with a Cocobolo body and White Limba neck; the other with a Ziricote body and Black Limba neck. You might remember the company giving the Tele a similar treatment this time last year.

Otherwise, the guitars boast the same Fender and Fishman-designed Acoustic Engine, with 10 different sonic combinations delivered via a trio of pickups: under-saddle piezo, internal body sensor and N4 magnetic.

These kinds of luxurious appointments don’t come cheap, of course: when these limited-editions land on October 1, they’ll set you back $3,299 apiece.

For more info on the Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster, head over to our in-depth review.

For more on the American Acoustasonic Stratocaster Exotics, visit Fender.

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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.