In 2016, Fender re-introduced the Duo-Sonic, equipped with a 24” scale length and “C”-shaped neck. They have a string-through-body hardtail 'Strat' bridge, with vintage-like bent-steel saddles. The bodies are alder and the necks maple, with maple or rosewood fretboards.
Designed for kids with small hands and a tight budget, it was launched in 1956 before receiving a slight makeover in '59. The Mexican-made Offset Series HS version is based on the '64 Duo-Sonic II, which was basically a hardtail version of the then-new vibrato-toting Mustang model.
The Duo-Sonic's slab alder body features the classic offset Fender waist that gives the series its name. While original Duo-Sonics came with three-saddle bridges, this model has a six-saddle hardtail with through-body stringing for better intonation and action adjustment.
The three-ply mint green scratchplate also plays host to a chrome-tipped three-position pickup selector switch and knurled (aka easy-grip) volume and tone knobs servicing two stunning and tonally diverse single-coil pickups.
The 610mm (24-inch) bolt-on maple neck is complimented by a string-bending-friendly 241mm (9.5-inch) radius rosewood fingerboard, 22 medium jumbo frets and a set of modern-looking tuners. While the small headstock has a glossy look, the back of the neck is coated in a satin finish to prevent even the sweatiest of hands from getting stuck.
- Solid Offset Body
- Fretboard Material - Maple
- Frets - Medium Jumbo
- Body Shape - Double Cutaway
- Right handed
- 6 string
- Neck - Maple
- Finish - Gloss
- Body Material - Alder
This item is available from our store in Exeter or by post (at an additional cost of £30 due to weight, cost of packing materials and levels of required insurance).
If postage is selected, it will be packed very carefully and sent via Parcelforce48 within 3 working days of purchase.
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