Fender Duo-Sonic HS Electric Guitar

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A vintage-spec humbucker in the bridge makes this Duo-Sonic something special. The shorter 24" scale makes bends a breeze and is perfect for smaller players.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Fender Duo-Sonic pickups Crisp, distinct character; creates jangly tones
Strings-thru-body hardtail bridge Strings seated in body; more resonance and control

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, read more 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. read less

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 Saddles
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Pickups: Duo-SonicTM Humbucker (Bridge), Duo-SonicTM 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)

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted January 30, 2017 by a customer from gmail.com in DFW, TX

"Excellent buy"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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I'm impressed. Nicely dressed & level frets. Fit & finish are impeccable at this price point. Fender just gets it right on their MIM models. I've owned many US made guitars & honestly, unless you're willing to invest 2 grand or more, you're not getting anything less where it really counts with a Mexican Fender. Neck has a fantastic feeling smooth satin finish. I have big hands & I prefer smaller scale guitars. I feel like I can cover more territory with less effort & the 24" scale doesn't feel cramped at all. If you're used to the standard 25.5" Fender scale it'll take some getting used to but it's absolutely worth it. It's very light. The bridge pickup is very clear & articulate. It's bright but not harsh. I'm assuming it's an alnico V pup. Coil tap is surprisingly useful, though it doesn't exactly nail the true single coil sound which is fine as I've never been a big fan of a single coil in the bridge anyway. The neck pup sounds great. It's spanky & slightly warm & the combination of the 2 pups essentially gives you a boosted version of the neck which I find very appealing. The tuners, bridge & saddles all do their job, no complaints there. It's a simple, yet versatile guitar that's a joy to play. I'd recommend it to anyone at any playing level.

Musical Background:

over 20 years playing guitar, songwriter, in a band

Musical Style:

80s alt rock
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