A true hybrid acoustic/electric guitar

Fender’s hybrid Telecaster Acoustasonic is an odd-looking beast but it sounds the real deal – in both modes

Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster, from £1,799
Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster, from £1,799

Fender, founded by the eponymous Leo, who famously couldn’t play a note on the guitar, was one of the pioneering electric guitar brands. For its latest trick it has created the Telecaster Acoustasonic – the only purpose-designed hybrid electric/acoustic.

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The US-built range includes specials made from exotic woods, but even the entry-level models sound exquisite. The thin-ish, hollowed-out Acoustasonic is an odd-looking machine, but, trust me, it sounds like the real deal in both configurations.

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