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Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard 

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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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Easy to play with an impressive variety of tones.

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
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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5.0

Must have guitar!!!

By Stray Cat 55

from Augusta, Ga

Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

Easy to play. Expression flows nicely. Nice tone selection. Not a Stratocaster or LP.
Very fun to play. I am happy to have one.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good guitar

By JW

from College Station, TX

Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

Great guitar overall. Neck pickup wasn't wired correctly but it was a quick fix. I plan on upgrading the pickups anyway so not a big deal for me.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Absolutely Great!

By Travis

from Chillicothe, Ohio

Pros

  • Amazing Tone
  • Great Colors
  • Versatile

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      Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

      I absolutely love this guitar! Everything about it speaks to me, from the short-scale neck to the coil tap on the bridge pickup. If a strat is a little too hefty for you, I would definitely recommend the Duo Sonic series.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Love the guitar, except...

      By Mooselord

      from Hollsopple, Pennsylvania

      Verified Reviewer

      Comments about Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard:

      Got the guitar and it turns out the bridge pickup wouldn't work. Customer service from musicians friends and fender were basically worthless despite me having a warranty. Had to take the guitar to a local shop to be fixed. Be weary buyers....

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