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Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard Black

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A modernized version of a student-turned-classic instrument originally released in 1956, the Duo-Sonic HS model’s compact form belies its giant-sized sound. It’s the ideal companion for adventurous pl... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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A modernized version of a student-turned-classic instrument originally released in 1956, the Duo-Sonic HS model’s compact form belies its giant-sized sound. It’s the ideal companion for adventurous players who aren’t afraid to buck the norm and shatter expectations.

The Duo-Sonic HS new pickups let the true voice of the instrument shine. The single-coil Duo-Sonic neck pickup is joined by a vintage spec humbucking bridge pickup for flexible tone that can match any playing style imaginable. The push/pull tone pot switches to single coil operation on the humbucking bridge pickup, unlocking a variety of tones that can be shaped via the master volume and tone controls to find just the right sound.

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 rosewood 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 smaller body is ideal for smaller players or for energetic stage performances. A gloss polyester finish protects the body while the neck bears a satin polyurethane finish for fast, easy playability.

The 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 and modernized design. A new take on a classic guitar that’s flown under most player’s radars, the Duo-Sonic HS is ready and rarin’ to go with surprisingly giant sound. Case sold separately.

Features Body
  • Body shape: Double cutaway
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C standard
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 24 in.
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Rosewood
  • Radius: 9.5 in.
  • Fret size: Medium
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HS
  • Neck: Duo-Sonic single-coil
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Duo-Sonic double-coil
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive pickups: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: Push/pull tone control
  • 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
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Electronics
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Mexico
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FenderDuo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard
 
4.7

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Cons

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Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So GOOD

I normally play an LP! Needed something for cleaner sounds.
The attack and sustain is phenomenal. Lots of smooth resistance on the tone and
volume pots. Very responsive to overdrives with the...Read complete review

I normally play an LP! Needed something for cleaner sounds.
The attack and sustain is phenomenal. Lots of smooth resistance on the tone and
volume pots. Very responsive to overdrives with the humbucker. Very happy!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great concept but need polishing

Tried two different Duo-sonics. I like the size and weight, the looks, and the short scale length. Both guitars needed a setup. The action of both was high even for a new...Read complete review

Tried two different Duo-sonics. I like the size and weight, the looks, and the short scale length. Both guitars needed a setup. The action of both was high even for a new guitar. I didn't check the intonation, I'm sure it would also need some fine tuning after the action was adjusted. I like the humbucker/single pickup combination but the volume of the single coil dropped off significantly from the humbucker. The control knobs wobbled but it seemed to be the knobs and not the potentiometers. For me the pickup switch was too easy to hit with my leg unintentionally. I still like the guitar but it needs some work out of the box.

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(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So GOOD

By Haram Bae

from St Louis

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

I normally play an LP! Needed something for cleaner sounds.
The attack and sustain is phenomenal. Lots of smooth resistance on the tone and
volume pots. Very responsive to overdrives with the humbucker. Very happy!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good versatile fun guitar

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

This is a great guitar. It's lightweight and comfortable to play. It has classic fender sound with the neck pickup. The bridge gives you great rock tones. The single split of the humbucker is cool too. And both singles sound good. There's a lot of tone possibilities in this guitar. The build quality is better than a squire. This isn't an imitation, it's genuine Fender design and quality. The short scale makes playing easier, making playing it more fun.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Worth every penny

By Bill

from Newtown Pa

Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

These new Fender offsets are worth every penny and the some. I Bought the surf green one in Oxford Valley today. The neck is like a v strat with a satin finish on the back, very nice clean fretwork and sealed tuners that dot he job. The unit has a Strat hard tail bridge so all of the problems with the60s models are now gone. Pickups roar like a beast and the neck is every easy to play. I'm a bass p.ayer who wou.d probably never purchased a short scale guitar but this thing plays better than anything in my collection. The assembly out of the Mexican plant is top notch

(3 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I'm in love again

By Electronbluepearl

from Ct

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Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

Fun to play. Nice sound. Beautiful guitar! Surf green is stunning.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great concept but need polishing

By Strat fan Sean

from Lubbock, Texas

Pros

  • Nice size and weight
  • Pickup combination
  • Short scale length

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

      Tried two different Duo-sonics. I like the size and weight, the looks, and the short scale length. Both guitars needed a setup. The action of both was high even for a new guitar. I didn't check the intonation, I'm sure it would also need some fine tuning after the action was adjusted. I like the humbucker/single pickup combination but the volume of the single coil dropped off significantly from the humbucker. The control knobs wobbled but it seemed to be the knobs and not the potentiometers. For me the pickup switch was too easy to hit with my leg unintentionally. I still like the guitar but it needs some work out of the box.

       
      5.0

      Amazing guitar - not just for petite players

      By Buffalo Luke

      from Buffalo, NY

      Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

      Such a fat sound from the humbucker, and a nice warm tone from the single coil. I own two other electric guitars ('85 Fender Strat and a Gibson SG) and this is by far my favorite. Being a 6'4" man with huge hands, I thought it would be a bit of a challenge for me to play, but I have no complaints. The action is very smooth, and I can play this just as well as I can any of my other guitars. I don't think you'll get a better guitar for the price.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
       
      5.0

      Fantastic guitar!

      By Jeremie

      from Tacoma Washington

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

      This is the first Fender guitar I have purchased and it was worth every penny. I've had a couple new squier stratocasters. Sounds great and is setup well right out of the box. I really enjoy playing on the shorter scale also. Great for people with average to smaller hands.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Service

      By DP

      from McAllen, Tx

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

      I was extremely disappointed with the initial unit in terms of quality control. Return was easy and reordering handled well by GC staff. Second shipment was of much better quality. With GC being a Fender dealer I would have expected that the issues could have been addressed in-house and then Fender company charged back for the repairs.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar

      By The Raven

      from Colorado Springs Colorado

      Pros

      • Great sound
      • Nice pickups
      • Small

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practice
      • Recording
      • Shows

      Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

      One of the best guitars I've owned everything about it is smooth. Fender definitely nailed it on this one!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By Drew10

      from Memphis, TN

      Pros

      • Great sound, awesome color, and compact size

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gigs, practice, pretty much anything

        Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

        I was a little skeptical about this one at first but picked it up and fell in love with the surfy sound it produces. My friends heard it and are even considering getting the daphne blue one. It's a great guitar!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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