Fender Duo-Sonic HS

By December 6, 20162016, New Release, Retro recreation
Fender Duo-Sonic HS Daphne Blue

Fender add new models to their Offset lineup and re-introduce their Duo-Sonic guitar. The new Duo-Sonic HS is a modernized version of a student-turned-classic instrument originally released in 1956 with extra twists, some extra features and some cool new colours. The HS refers to the Humbucker & Singlecoil pickup combination whereas the standard Duo-Sonic has two Singlecoils…

The Fender Duo-Sonic HS has a shorter, more compact 24″ scale length unlike other Fender guitars. Because of that it has a different tone, the notes are conveniently closer together to help with chord voicing and playability. The 9.5″ radius fingerboard with C-shape neck profile gives a lot of control over the fingerboard as well as the medium jumbo frets. In terms of tonal versatility the Duo-Sonic HS has a coil-split in the bridge pickup so you’re getting the best of the singlecoil sound in the humbucking pickup. Unlike the vintage Duo-Sonic from the 1950’s the HS has a six-saddle hardtail bridge with string-through body so stays in tune with great intonation.

Packed with attitude, the 2016 Fender Offset lineup is for artists who aren’t afraid to defy definition. The Duo-Sonic guitar delivers the giant sound of three-chord rebellion. Plug it in, turn it up and create something new.

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Fender Duo-Sonic HS Surf Green
Fender Duo-Sonic HS Black
Fender Duo-Sonic HS Daphne Blue
  • Body wood: Alder
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Body Shape: Duo-Sonic™
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
  • Neck Shape: “C” Shape
  • Scale Length: 24″ (610 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays: Aged white dot
  • Truss Rod: Standard
  • Bridge Pickup: Duo-Sonic™ Humbucker
  • Neck Pickup: Duo-Sonic™ Single-coil
  • Pickup configuration: HS
  • 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)
  • Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
  • Switch Tip: Chrome
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Colors: Daphne Blue, Surf Green, Black
  • Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Country manufactured: Mexico
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