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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.
Model Name: Duo-Sonic, Maple Fingerboard, Capri Orange Model Number: 0144012558 Series: Offset Color: Capri Orange Body Shape: Duo-Sonic™ Body Material: Alder Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane Neck Material: Maple Neck Shape: "C" Shape Scale Length: 24" (610 mm) Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm) Number of Frets: 22 Fret Size: Medium Jumbo String Nut: Synthetic Bone Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Finish: Satin Polyester Fingerboard: Maple Position Inlays: Black Dot Bridge Pickup: Duo-Sonic™ Single-coil Neck Pickup: Duo-Sonic™ Single-coil Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration: SS Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Orientation: Right-Hand Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)