Fender Acoustasonic Player Jazzmaster review

The American Acoustasonic was widely regarded as the most versatile of Fender's bold hybrid range yet, but how does it translate to the more affordable Player Series?

Fender Player Acoustasonic Jazzmaster
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

There might be four fewer ‘voices’ to play with, but the Player Series Acoustasonic Jazzmaster remains a compelling instrument, hugely playable, very practical, and a superb option for the home.


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    Great neck.

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    Respectable unplugged tone.

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    Impressive sustain.

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    Rosewood fingerboard.

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    Rechargeable 9V battery more practical than US model's onboard charging.


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    More affordable than the American series, but still not a cheap guitar.

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    Some voices sound a little vanilla.

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Four years into Fender’s Acoustasonic project, it still seems to be a misunderstood guitar series in some quarters. It’s not a best of both worlds acoustic/electric guitar – such a proposition would only disappoint.

Instead, we see it as an electro-acoustic guitar with enhanced flexibility and playability. The American Jazzmaster model was the most successful example of that to date – so how does its Mexican brethren fare?

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Rob Laing

Rob is the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar, he worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including as Editor of Total Guitar. He's currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with his own songs and is enjoying playing covers in function bands.