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, 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.
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UPC - 0144023549
SN - MX18033832
Gloss Polyester Finish
"C" Shape Neck Profile
24" (610 mm) Scale
Pau Ferro Fingerboard
9.5" (241 mm) Radius
22 Medium Jumbo Frets
Synthetic Bone Nut
1.650" (42 mm) Nut Width
Aged White Dot Inlays
Duo-Sonic™ Humbucking Bridge Pickups
Duo-Sonic™ Single-coil Neck Pickup
Master Volume, Master Tone (with Push/Pull Coil Select Feature)
6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat® Hardtail Bridge with Bent Steel Saddles
Nickel/Chrome Hardware Finish
Standard Cast/Sealed Tuning Machines
3-Ply Mint Green Pickguard
Knurled Flat-Top Control Knobs
Return Policy: We allow a 48 hour approval period. In the event of a return, the buyer pays shipping both ways. The instrument must be returned in original condition as it was shipped with all hang tags, certificates and warranty cards.