Fender Duo Sonic MN (Arctic White)
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.
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyester|
|Control Knobs||Knurled Flat-Top|
|Neck Finish||Satin Urethane|
|Pickguard||3-Ply Mint Green|
|Position Inlays||Black Dots|
|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)|
|Truss Rod Wrench||3/16" Hex (Allen)|
|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|
|Bridge||6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat® Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles|
|Tuning Machines||Standard Cast/Sealed|
|Strings||Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|