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Fender Duo-Sonic Product Overview by GAK

A classic Fender guitar, first produced in the mid 50's, the Duo-Sonic is known for its fantastic sound and affordable prices.

The guitar features a Mustang style body, with a vintage Maple neck. The maple neck features a shorter scale length (common in the Duo-Sonic range of guitars.) The 24" scale is in-between the Fender full size and 3/4 length scale.

Also on the guitar you'll find a pair of vintage voiced single coils which will give you that little bit extra in the midrange. These pickups are perfect for surf and alt rock music.

The guitar comes in a beautiful Aged White finish.

Since its debut in 1956, the Duo-Sonic has found its way into the hands of genre-defining artists, becoming an underground sensation that helped create alternative music in the dingy clubs of New York City. A surprisingly hip guitar with upgraded contemporary features, this instrument features slick style and a unique sound that’s perfectly at home in modern music. Almost infinitely flexible, the pair of Duo-Sonic single-coil pickups in the bridge and neck positions lends a unique character to for everything from bright, jangly arpeggios to heavy chords. Master volume and tone controls, along with a three-way pickup switch, shape the pickups’ voice to match the music. The 24" scale adds a bit of warmth and thickness to the guitar’s inherent tone while granting a slinkier playing feel, making it easier to perform multi-step bends. Topped by a 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, the "C"-shaped maple neck is comfortable for all playing styles and ideal for players with smaller hands, or those who use extended chord forms.

The six-saddle string-through-body hardtail Strat® bridge increases sustain while the bent steel saddles add some zing to your tone, enhancing the upper harmonics to cut through a dense mix. The downsized body is comfortable for smaller players or those who enjoy energetic stage performances. A gloss polyester finish protects the body while the neck bears a satin polyurethane finish for fast, easy playability. Aesthetic appointments, including the knurled flat-top control knobs, cast/sealed tuning machines and a three-ply Mint Green pickguard, add a touch of classic Fender style to this updated design. The unsung hero of the alternative underground, the Duo-Sonic is perfect for players who desire a unique sound and visual style.

  • Body: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Scale Length: 24" (610 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Bridge Pickup: Duo-Sonic™ Single-coil
  • Neck Pickup: Duo-Sonic™ Single-coil
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle:
  • -Position 1. Bridge Pickup
  • -Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups
  • -Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)

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  • LES FURNELL

    09/5/2020

    As expected.

  • Oli

    27/2/2018

    I’ve played Les Pauls for years, this is my first Fender and I feel like I’ve been missing out! I’ve never liked Strats or Teles purely because of the scale length but the Duo Sonic with its “Gibson style” scale length suits me down to the ground. This thing is so comfy to play and it sounds amazing!

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