|Fender Acoustic Electric Telecaster|
These are the Stratocaster/Telecaster-shaped instruments with thin bodies and piezo pickups in the acoustic style bridges.
They play like an electric guitar (when set up properly) but sound like an acoustic guitar.
These guitars all had an asymmetrical soundholes, bolt-on maple Kramer necks with rosewood fretboards.
The bridge and saddle were acoustic style, but did not have pins. Instead the strings were anchored to the bridge.
Brand new Kramer Ferrington’s sold for $550 to $700.
The bridge and saddles were similar on all models. It was a rectangular understated bridge and there is a piezo pickup under the saddle which went to a 4 band EQ and volume control.
The double cutaway solid Sitka spruce top body was offset, think Fender Jaguar. It had a small point on the upper side of the lower bout. Electronics and bridge were similar. The RT came with the same body choices and was more expensive.
The JS Model, named for JD Souther, also had the same body shape as the SB and similar accoutrements, but this guitar had a unique 3-on-a-side headstock that was reminiscent of the Danelectro Coke-bottle shape. It came in maple or rosewood.
Stephen Bishop and came with more of a traditional 3-on-a-side headstock
Kramer Ferrington guitars had fairly deep bodies compared to similar Fender instruments. Kramer Ferringtons were made for a period of two years. After this Danny Ferrington moved to Los Angeles and opened a custom shop and Kramer guitars was begging to unravel.
Stratacoustic guitars back in 1991. This was an idea developed by luthier John Page, who gave us some great Fender guitars during his tenure with the company.
It was originally developed in Fender’s custom shop and came with a wooden body, but was very expensive. This was a transition period with Fender and about that time, Fender had no US production. Production was briefly moved to Japan.
|Fender MIJ Telecoustic|
The deluxe model had a 2 piece spruce top, mahogany back, pearl button tuners, maple neck with a rosewood fretboard with dot inlays and an ebony bridge.
|Fender MIJ Telecoustic|
Telecoustic and Stratacoustic models. These guitars feature the standard Fender shape, but with an acoustic style bridge and compensated saddle that contains a piezo pickup combined with Fender’s B-3TN unit. The tops are made of laminated spruce. The neck is maple with a rosewood fretboard. The inlays are dot style. The back and sides are molded fiberglass. Both instruments sell new for around $350.
In 2013 Fender introduced the Telecoustic Deluxe and the Stratacoustic Deluxe. This was an upgraded version of the standard guitar that came with a single coil neck pickup for electric sounds. The MRSP was a little high at $900, however the body was all wood. The top was laminated spruce, the back and sides were laminated maple. The neck was a tradition Fender maple neck.
while others did not. Like most of the line up it is made in China.
There was also a nylon string version with only the piezo. It had the volume and TBX tone.
Additionally a bass version was created in fretted and fretless versions. All models had a built-in preamp. The tops of the HMT series were spruce, the bodies were mahogany. The necks are maple with rosewood fretboards. They came in 3 color sunburst, black and natural finishes.
It comes with the Ibanez AEQ200M preamp with 2 band graphic EQ and volume and comes in a brown sunburst finish. The updated catalog also offers the TCM50NT with a natural finish.
These instruments are bargains and run from $200 to $300 new.
The TCM60's Plus models seems to be aimed at the ladies, since most advertisers favor the pink-burst model.
fotoflame (or gravure flame) finishes. They did quit the process a long time ago.
Ibanez currently offers the Talman only as an acoustic/electric guitar.