Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster

Acoustasonic

Another take on the Telecaster for 2019. Moving way on from the Telecoustic, this model has 3 pickups, a Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer, a Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer and a Fender Acoustasonic Noiseless™ magnetic pickup plus a “Mode Knob” which gives ten different body style and tone wood combinations.

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Fender METEORA

This is a 2018 “Limited Edition” model which retails at approximately £1500 and apart from the crap name, consists of Telecaster Custom Shop pickups, a Telecaster bridge and a Jazzmaster style neck. Oh,and cute new logo on the headstock.

The body shape is designed for comfort with the Strat like relief for your arm and belly.  I have been trying to get a look at one for a while, but they don’t seem to be available in the UK currently. Maybe that will change after BREXIT, who knows.  Meanwhile I suppose I will have to organise a trip to the US to fulfil my curiosity.

JMJ Mustang Bass

Another guitar “inspired” by an artist.  This one is a “road worn” model with a specification of Justin Meldal-Johnsen “signature.” He has played Bass for numerous artists, in particular Nine Inch Nails.

Personally, I like a short scale bass and this one in  Daphne Blue with a split-coil pickup, 30” scale and 9.5”-radius fingerboard with rolled edges seems to be ideal.

Nashville B-Bender Telecaster

You may have heard of the Nashville Tele with a Texas Special™  or normal Strat pickup in the middle position, and a five-way pick up selector but this instrument takes it a step further.  With the addition of a device linked to the strap button that enables a player to mechanically bend the B-string up a whole tone to C-sharp. Continue reading