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Fender Duo-Sonic Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard Aged White

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An offset short scale with plenty of personality—sonically and visually.

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-piece Alder
Body finish: Gloss Polyester
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
Country of origin: Mexico

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FenderDuo-Sonic Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard
 
5.0

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5.0

Best guitar in this price range I've ever played.

By Don Hendrix

from Rosedale Indiana

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

I bought this guitar for it's 24" scale to use on a few songs with some chordings my little hands struggle with. I now use it as my everyday practice/ stage guitar. I love simplicity and this has it. Hardtail with bent saddles, 1 piece body, 2 pickups ( I never use middle pickup). I had a bit of low E fret buzz and the intonation was a bit off, I fixed both in 30 minutes. The duo sonic pickup/ short scale make for a unique sound, a very thick sound for single coil. The quality is excellent particularly for price.

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5.0

Excellent guitar

By Pier

from Montreal, QC

Pros

  • Neck
  • Pickups
  • Plug and play
  • Tone

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Grunge
  • Jamming
  • Live show
  • Practicing
  • Rock

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

This guitar has an incredible tone, perfect for grungy nirvana style. Love it

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5.0

Absolute Steal

By Sam

from Boston, MA

Pros

  • Bright pickups
  • Decent hardware
  • Easy to play
  • Excellent finish
  • Light
  • Nice neck

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I bought this guitar second-hand, almost brand new. The plastic was still on the pickguard, there was only a relatively large chip in the paint near the lower strap button. For what I payed for it (and for list price), it's an absolute steal. The finish ( I got the orange one) is fantastic. It really pops, and it just so happens to match my Orange CR35RT. The nickle hardware is quite nice. The knobs and Les Paul style toggle switch all feel very solid. The bridge is very sturdy. From here onward, I'm going to compare this to my 2014 Mexican Standard Telecaster. Sound wise, it's actually brighter. So bright, in fact, that I typically play it with the tone almost all the way down (one con is that the tone knob doesn't do a whole lot). The Duo-Sonic is noticeably lighter, and it plays better. The Telecaster has a glossier neck, but I prefer the Duo-Sonic's more satin finish. Overall, a very solid cheap guitar. Very easy to play, quality sound, good build quality. However, it can be a little TOO bright, and the tone knob doesn't function as well as it could.

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      5.0

      A Fender Winner

      By Rich at the Beach

      from San Diego, CA

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      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gigging
        • Jamming

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

        Had my doubts from the promo videos, but the duo-sonic is AOK. The single coil pickups are high output, so it gets dirty nicely. Pairs well with my Orange solid state amp. Has its own sound, distinct from strat or tele. Won't break your back. The orange-maple neck combo looks like a creamsicle. Fun to play.

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        5.0

        Simply Awesome.

        By Av

        from Santa Fe, NM

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

        This guitar again proves that today's Fender products are getting better with age but provide more bang for the buck than most.

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