The affordable Fender Duo Sonic is back, as part of the new models from Fender's Offset series. This model (in Surf Green) is an affordable guitar that's perfect for punk and indie rock, and is a great hardtail alternative to a Fender Mustang. It's no wonder that past Duo Sonic users include Sonic Youth and CBGB's acts such as Patti Smith, David Byrne in Talking Heads and Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd of Television. The Duo Sonic is pure rock'n'roll, but also great for blues, pop etc - versatile the way Fender guitars usually are!
The new Fender Duo Sonic HS is 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 vintagespec 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 stringthrough-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.
Fender Duo Sonic HS features:
- Series: Offset
- Body Material: Alder
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
- Neck: Maple, “C” Shape
- Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm)
- Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
- Position Inlays: Aged White Dot
- Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
- Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
- Scale Length: 24” (610 mm)
- Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel
- Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
- Pickups: Duo-Sonic™ Humbucker (Bridge), Duo-Sonic™ Single-coil (Neck)
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And
- Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone (with Push/Pull Coil Select Feature)
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
- Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
|Nut Width||1.650" (42mm)|
|Pickup Config||1 x humbucker 1 x single coil|
|Number Of Strings||6 string|
|Right / Left Handed||right handed|
|Guitar Style||mustang style|
|Body Size||full size|
|Body Material||alder body|
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