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Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard Daphne Blue

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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... Read More

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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

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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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great concept but need polishing

By Strat fan Sean

from Lubbock, Texas


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


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      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.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


      I'm in love again

      Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

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

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      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


      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!

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