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Fender Duo-Sonic HS Rosewood Fingerboard Black

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Product Price $524.99
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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.

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 shape: C standard
Neck wood: Maple
Joint: Bolt-on
Scale length: 24 in.
Truss rod: Standard
Neck finish: Satin
Material: Rosewood
Radius: 9.5 in.
Fret size: Medium
Number of frets: 22
Inlays: Dot
Nut width: 1.65 in. (42 mm)
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
Control layout: Master volume, tone
Pickup switch: 3-way
Coil tap or split: No
Kill switch: No
Bridge type: Fixed
Bridge design: 6-saddle
Tailpiece: String thru body
Tuning machines: Die-cast sealed
Color: Nickel/chrome
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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(6 of 40 customers found this review helpful)


Love the guitar, except...

By Mooselord

from Hollsopple, Pennsylvania

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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....

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Good guitar


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.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Absolutely Great!

By Travis

from Chillicothe, Ohio


  • 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

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


      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

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