The Acousticaster is Godin’s interpretation of a guitar that looks and plays like an electric but sounds like an (electro)acoustic. It was one of the first of this kind of instrument, and remains one of the best. It has an onboard L R Baggs piezoelectric saddle transducer and powerful preamp which enables accurate tone shaping.
Part of its natural tone comes from eighteen tuned, resonating tines of metal embedded in the base of the body, which add a resonance to the sound. Like all piezo-equipped acoustics, it is susceptible to clunking if played too hard, but it sounds great through the excellent dedicated AER Acousticube acoustic instrument amplifier. And it’s light, portable, comfortable and resists feedback. I’ve gigged it quite a bit.
It was also made in 12-string, bass and fretless bass versions, all of which sound really good.