Fender American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster review

We’ve had Telecaster and Stratocaster versions, now comes the Acoustasonic Jazzmaster. Is it the best Acoustasonic yet?

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

Guitar World Verdict

The Acoustasonic is once more validated by the sheer breadth and quality of the acoustic sounds and electric voices on offer. This is a true hybrid acoustic-electric guitar that blurs the lines in the most musically inspiring ways.


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    Expanded body size.

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    ‘Bigger’ voices and new humbucker might make this the best Acoustasonic yet.


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    The Jazzmaster shape might be too big for some.

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    For many, the Acoustasonic concept is just too new!

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If you’ve missed our coverage so far of the American Acoustasonic Tele and Strat, we’ll recap here as this new Jazzmaster version is very much a sibling. The Acoustasonic might use the shape of those classic solidbodies, but it is an acoustic guitar first and foremost. 

It’s also a Fender, so all three guitars are bolt-ons and have the Micro-Tilt adjustment (albeit it with four screws to secure the neck, rather than the two-screws-plus-bolt of the original 70s design), which is essential for setup when you have a non-adjustable acoustic-style pin bridge.

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Dave Burrluck
Gear Reviews Editor, Guitarist

Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.