Avril Lavigne Newporter Acoustic

Fender introduces the Avril Lavigne Newporter, an acoustic guitar that matches the artist's punk and pop charm.

Avril Lavigne Newporter

With this beginner friendly acoustic guitar, Avril hopes to "inspire girls to play guitar more".

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According to Fender, this new acoustic guitar is based on Lavigne's signature Squier Telecaster. It follows the same design principle that should appeal to her fans.

At first glance, this Newporter looks more masculine than what you would expect from female artist signature, featuring an all-black color theme that includes the finish, pickguard and hardware. Not to mention it sports a skull and crossbones inlay on the twelfth fret, which Avril herself requested to have on the guitar because she has been using that graphic on her tour and clothing lines.

To match the guitar's dark theme, Fender opted to use mahogany for the top, back and sides. This wood combination is known for emphasizing the lower end unlike traditional acoustics with spruce tops.

The neck is also made from mahogany and is carved into a Vintage "C" profile that is meant to be playable by girls and boys alike. It has a shorter scale length of 23.3" and has a rosewood fretboard with 19 frets. Like her signature Tele, the headstock of this acoustic is shaped like a Tele and is also painted black. To my eyes this headstock shape looks better compared to other Newport models that have the Strat headstock. Maybe Fender should utilize this more on other Newport models as well!

Like many modern day acoustic guitars, this instrument come with built-in electronics care of Fishman. It utilizes Fishman Isys III system that comes with an active preamp and tuner. Controls for volume, bass, mid and treble are provided for tone shaping.

Other features include rosewood-based Vintage-Style Fender "Viking" Bridge with compensated Graph Tech Nubone saddle, 3-ply black/white/black pickguard, star rosette, white bridge pins and black body and fingerboard bindings.

The MSRP for the Avril Lavigne Newporter is $599.99. You can find out more about it by visiting Fender.

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