When it first came out, the Fender Acoustasonic was something of a mystery to me. After watching enough videos and reading online reviews, I finally took the plunge on the black model. Any negative review you'll see are generally by someone who hasn't actually played one, which is a worthless review in my book. I own one, and it's worth the hype. Man, is this a great guitar. It is highly versatile. It looks like a Telecaster, it feels like a Telecaster neck (fast with low action), but it sounds like a jumbo acoustic guitar. I'm running it through the Fender Acoustic Pro 200 amp and it sings with clarity, and if you close your eyes, you would assume I was playing a traditional acoustic guitar. It also sounded pretty good on my Hot Rod DeVille, but you will get the best performance on an amp designed to bring out the acoustic qualities of the guitar. The fit and finish on this guitar is very impressive, and mine had absolutely no visible or detectable flaws anywhere. This guitar clearly has some well-engineered design behind it, as there's subtle touches that really show it was thought all the way through. The brushed black matte metal hardware plates on the back are recessed into the body for a flush, flat surface. The neck heel joint is curved like the Fender Elite models for ease of access. The Fishman electronics are top of the line. It utilizes the iconic Telecaster design, while keeping the body weight way down yet sounding like a big old Martin or Taylor acoustic guitar. There's a reason this is $2K; it's an extremely well built and well-designed guitar. Just as importantly, I have to thank Evan Schlossberg for giving 110% customer service, going above and beyond to get this guitar in my hands. Evan was extremely responsive to every email I sent, personally calling me upon my first inquiry, and searching the inventory to find me one of these currently very hard-to-find guitars. What a great experience I had from Sam Ash, directly due to Evan Schlossberg.