The American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster by Fender takes the idea of an acoustic electric to a whole new level. The guitar looks, and certainly is an acoustic version of the classic Fender Jazzmaster, but has a straight up humbucker in the bridge position should you feel the urge to have a more electric sound.
The American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster comes equipped with a Fender Acoustasonic Shawbucker, a Fishman Under-Saddle Transducer, and a Fishman Acoustasonic Enhancer as your three pickup choices alongside an Acoustic Engine and Mod Knob to help you dial in whatever it is you’re trying to do. The American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster features a mahogany Jazzmaster neck and ebony fingerboard as well.
Now we get to the burning question behind this guitar – why? When I first saw the American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster, I thought it was one of the sillier instruments I’ve ever seen. Yet – on the other hand, I could see how this would be at least fun to play with sonically, especially if you could run a clean acoustic tone and overdriven humbucker tone at the same time (or with a bunch of effects). I just wish it looked less like a kid’s toy.
The American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster is available now for $1,999.99.