Jack White Debuts a New, Customized Acoustasonic Telecaster

Jack White, Third Man Records, and The Raconteurs posted photos on their respective Instagrams that show off White's brand-new, customized Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster.

From an on-stage photo of White with the newly reformed Raconteurs, it appears that he played his new guitar at Third Man Records' 10th anniversary party this past weekend. And he plans to take it on the road for the upcoming Raconteurs tour.

Fender's Acoustasonic Tele was the company's marquee release at this January's NAMM convention. A hybrid acoustic-electric model, it promises more tonal variations than previous hybrids, thanks to its natural acoustic resonance, multiple pickups, and digital modeling of various acoustic body shapes.

White and The Raconteurs will be heading out on tour next week, in advance of a new album, Help Us Stranger, arriving June 21. Six days ago, The Raconteurs posted a pic of White holding his custom Acoustasonic. The caption reads: "He has a brand new custom Acoustasonic Telecaster made for him special by Chip Ellis and the Fender Custom Shop gents. As a matter of fact, it is the first Acoustasonic to be done in the Fender Custom Shop."

It has a custom pickguard more reminiscent of those found on Gibson acoustics, along with White's three-line logo atop a unique finish, stylized inlays, and a dark headstock. Whether or not the electronics or modeling technology is any different remains to be heard.

To hear the versatility of Fender's Acoustasonic Tele, check out the video we made upon its release, in which Joe Shadid used 10 modes of the Acoustasonic to craft a song.

In other Acoustasonic news, Jack White is not the only rocker to recently be seen with the new instrument. J Mascis also posted a pic of himself playing a black Acoustasonic Tele on his Instagram last week, saying, "Digging the new Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster."

Want to celebrate 10 years of Third Man Records? Head over to Reverb LP to see all Third Man releases.

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