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Discussion in 'Guitars' started by ricksdisconnected, Jan 14, 2020 at 9:07 AM.
good job fender.
anybody get their hands on one of these yet?
I'm not going near that thang till it has a whammy...
wow. Thank you Fender for bringing up something new and needed.
probably the most innovative idea to guitars in the last 20 yrs easy.
i would personally try electric strings on this jewel.
its not the answer to every situation but damn if it dont fill some slots.
great for the recording or session musician. great for when you cant carry
20 guitars with you. its just something different and exciting.
something new. we havent had "new" in a very long time. looks nice too.
They came out with the Tele version of this a year ago (I started a thread on it and got about 3 responses, all extremely negative). These guitars seem to be light years better than the old Stratacoustic and Telecoustic of a few years ago. I wonder, though, how they compare with the Line6 Variax.
I would rather carry one acoustic/electric guitar and one true electric guitar to the gig. The Acoustasonics are pretty limited in their electric sounds, at least in the demos I've seen.
OK. If the Acustosonic fills a niche in the market, then where does this fit in?
Top 4 strings only (.009, .011, .016, .024 Gauges)
I did have an idea to build something like this whilst training as a luthier, but mine would have been bottom 4 strings only and standard scale. Pretty much a power chord machine, like a 1 octave up bass. Never had the time though.
thats because its not made by gibson.
in a different case???
i know a few guys that so session work over in TENN. they all swear by the Variax as a must have.
really cuts down on all the crap the gotta take in they say. a lot of basic tones in 1 guitar.
they only have to take in maybe 3 guitars where before they had to make 2 trips.
ive played a couple and i was pretty shocked. if i were doing sessions stuff or writing jingles for
this company of that, i would have one or two of these guitars too. more of a tool than anything.
wonder what they would sound like together? lets take a listen.
That. Was awesome., \m/
Speaking of weird guitars, for years I've been jokingly threatening to build a....
With a Floyd Rose tremolo
And a Roland hex pickup
make it a mandolin double neck. yes with a floyd on that part too
They do have a cool sound. It is their own sound, which is what makes it cool. I don't think the Acoustisonics live up to their advertising, which claims that they sound like 6 or 7 different acoustic guitars in addition to having a magnetic pickup for Strat or Tele tones. From all the demo vids I have seen, including the ones that you just put up Rick, I think these guitars have a unique sound as opposed to cop'ing the sound of other guitars. In my opinion that is a good thing, but not what Fender is claiming. In every setting they sound like a blend of acoustic and electric guitar.
Maybe Fender should market them that way, as the first new guitar tone since the 1950's.
Has anybody stopped to consider that these things could be the impetus for a revival of the power ballads of the mid-late 1980s? Kill them all. Now. With fire.
yep i hear it too, and your right it is their own thing. for me its a welcome new idea and feel.
i mean we have added more strings than one would ever need. shit im still having problems with just 6 ya know.
we have added more bling and to the point a otherwise nice looking guitar looks like it should be hanging
around some rappers neck. les not talk about all the odd ball shapes that are out there now too.
we now have the lego guitar where the back comes off to make pickup switching a breeze. we have the double neck, the triple
neck, necks going in the opposite directions of each other. every kind of paint job one can think of even.
dear gawd what havent we done to butcher this wonderful creation at this point? "the first new guitar tone since the 50's"
is honestly spot on in my book.
i think it goes to show Fender is really doing some thinking with this one.
those F'ing power ballads. if it wasnt enough to have them coming on MTV all damn day long,
and the radio trying to kill us with over playing them, they came out with Power Ballad cassettes
for our girlfriends to drive us freaking nuts with everytime they either got in our cars or we got in theirs.
of course it was easier to help narrow down who broke into our cars back then.
if our girlfriends Power Ballad cassette was stolen too chances are a girl was involved lol.