Fender Duo-Sonic

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 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 design. The unsung hero of the alternative underground, the Duo-Sonic is perfect for players who desire a unique sound and visual style.


24” scale length; “C”-shaped maple neck
Two Duo-Sonic single-coil pickups
9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets
Six-saddle string-through-body hardtail Strat® bridge with bent steel saddles
Master Volume and Tone controls; three-way pickup switch

Fender Duo-Sonic

Torino Red, Maple

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General

Model Name
Fender Duo-Sonic, Maple Fingerboard, Torino Red
Model Number
0144012558
UPC
885978725175
Series
Offset
Color
Torino Red

Accessories

Case/Gig Bag
Optional Gig Bag (p/n 0991513106) Available
Included Accessories
None

Body

Body Finish
Gloss Polyurethane
Body Material
Alder
Body Shape
Duo-Sonic™

Neck

Fingerboard Material
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
9.5" (241 mm)
Fret Size
Medium Jumbo
Neck Finish
Satin Polyester
Neck Material
Maple
Neck Mounting
4-Bolt
Neck Plate
4-Bolt
Neck Shape
"C" Shape
Number of Frets
22
Nut Material
Synthetic Bone
Nut Width
1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Dots
Truss Rod
Standard
Truss Rod Wrench
3/16" Hex (Allen)

Electronics

Bridge Pickup
Duo-Sonic™ Single-coil
Pickup Configuration
SS
Controls
Master Volume, Master Tone
Neck Pickup
Duo-Sonic™ Single-coil
Pickup Switching
3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Hardware

Bridge
6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
Control Knobs
Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish
Nickel/Chrome
Orientation
Right-Hand
Pickguard
3-Ply Mint Green
Tuning Machines
Standard Cast/Sealed

Miscellaneous

Strings
Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)