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Fender Duo-Sonic Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard
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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 crea...Click To Read More About This Product
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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.
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 shape: C modern
Neck wood: Maple
Scale length: 24 in.
Truss rod: Yes
Neck finish: Satin polyurethane
Radius: 9.5 in.
Fret size: Medium jumbo
Number of frets: 22
Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
Neck: Duo-Sonic Single-coil
Middle: Not applicable
Bridge: Duo-Sonic Single-coil
Active or passive pickups: Passive
Series or parallel: Series
Active EQ: No
Special electronics: Not applicable
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
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
Number of strings: 6-string
Special features: Not applicable
Case: Sold separately
Country of origin: Mexico
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