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Fender Duo-Sonic Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard Aged White

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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 flattop 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.

Features Body
  • Body shape:Double cutaway
  • Body type:Solid body
  • Top wood:Not applicable
  • Body wood:1-pieceAlder
  • Body finish:GlossPolyester
  • Orientation:Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape:C modern
  • Neck wood:Maple
  • Joint:Bolt-on
  • Scale length:24 in.
  • Truss rod:Yes
  • Neck finish:Satin polyurethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material:Maple
  • Radius:9.5 in.
  • Fret size:Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets:22
  • Inlays:Dot
  • Nut width:1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration:SS
  • Neck:Duo-Sonic Single-coil
  • Middle:Not applicable
  • Bridge:Duo-Sonic Single-coil
  • Brand:Fender
  • Active or passive pickups:Passive
  • Series or parallel:Series
  • Piezo:No
  • Active EQ:No
  • Special electronics:Not applicable
  • Controls
  • Control layout:Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch:3-way
  • Coil tap or split:No
  • Kill switch:No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type:Fixed
  • Bridge design:6-saddle string through body Strat hardtail with bent steel saddles
  • Tailpiece:Not applicable
  • Tuning machines:Fender standard cast/sealed
  • Color:Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings:6-string
  • Special features:Not applicable
  • Case:Sold separately
  • Accessories:None
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FenderDuo-Sonic Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard
 
5.0

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5.0

Excellent Playing and great sounding Guitar

By Showtime

from Sarasota, Floirida

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

Absolutely beautiful Orange Guitar like an orange sherbert plays great easy bending with shorter scale neck. it can pick up buzz but middle position kills the noise. Reminds me of the spanky sound from a Strat and twang of a tele. it did require some setup as I changed to 9's. The bottom line: great guitar for great price.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Guitar, Incredible Value. Glad I purchased it!

By Cody McTavish

from simi valley ca

Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

GC in Oxnard had a Capri Orange Duo Sonic in stock I so went down there to check it out. I was always longing for an orange Fender and now was my chance. The guitar it turns out, was still in the back and had not yet been unpacked . When the sales guy opened the box I was immediately blown away by the flawless orange paint. Gorgeous! Upon plugging into a Vox AC4 I immediately noticed how smooth and fast the maple neck felt. Much higher quality then a guitar of this price. The satin back finish on the neck felt great in my hands and the frets were smooth and polished, no sharp edges. I love 24 inch scale guitars and the neck on the Duo Sonic feels just as good as my AV 65 Jaguar.

Pickups are fantastic! Vintage output but they have a lot of Fender single coil chime. Snappy and punchy, these single coil pups are in category of their own. Almost as much twang as a tele pup but many strat type tones can be achieved as well. Yet the pickups have their own unique tone. Playing clean with moderate reverb, these pups sparkle with clarity. The bridge pup is twangy bright, perfect for country tones. The neck pup is spanky was some warmth added, good for blues. The middle setting, neck and bridge combined sound fantastic, good for chunky chords. I plan to use it for surf music, blue, classic rock. This guitar does not disappoint!! Pickups blew me away, far better than I was expecting. I'd buy another one for sure

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

long-time rock and roll queen on short scale Duo Sonic

By Mandy Offset

from Jacksonville, FL

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Pros

  • excellent playability
  • modern hardware
  • simple controls
  • the way it looks/ color

Cons

  • accidentally bend strings while playing

Best Uses

  • performance
  • recording
  • writing songs

Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard:

I ordered this guitar sight unseen based on the look of it and the demo videos. Happily reporting that my first 2 weeks with this guitar were amazing.

I went directly into the studio with my new Duo Sonic to record a new single. The producer plugged my Fender Duo Sonic (in Capri color) into a VOX AC-30, and boy the tone was perfect coming out of that epic tube amp. The maple neck is so buttery brand new that I was accidentally bending the strings a little during our session = alternative style points.

I love this guitar, and recommend it to anyone that doesn't want to fuss with something too expensive, but wants a cool, good looking guitar that delivers super clean tones.

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