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Fender Duo-Sonic Guitars

The Fender Duo Sonic is one of those rare gems in the Fender offset family that has been around since the mid 50's and has been in and out of production since.

Fender Duo-Sonic Guitars

The Duo Sonic is a short scale guitar making it perfect for players with smaller frames and simplicity is the aim of the game with these guitars. It's similar to a mustang in terms of body style and has a vintage neck and frets. The shorter scale alos makes bens super easy and you'll be able to chime away on those indie chords or play melodic lead lines with ease.

Fender Duo-Sonic FAQs

What is a Fender Duo-Sonic?

The Fender Duo-Sonic is a guitar that was introduced in 1956. Originally conceived as a student model, the Duo-Sonic eventually became a popular choice amongst alternative and indie artists.

What's the difference between a Mustang and a Duo-Sonic?

The main differences between Fender Player Mustangs and Duo-Sonics are the headstock shape and the angle of the bridge pickup. However, the Mustang is available in different series which have features like different pickups, switching, and a vibrato bridge.

Who plays a Fender Duo-Sonic?

Notable artists who have played Duo-Sonics include Walter Becker (Steely Dan), David Byrne (Talking Heads), Damon Albarn, Liz Phair, and more. Jimi Hendrix even used one when he was starting out as a backup guitarist for The Isley Brothers.

Where are Fender Duo-Sonics made?

Fender Player Duo-Sonics are made in Ensenada, Mexico.

What is an offset guitar?

An offset guitar has an asymmetrical body where one side is positioned higher, or off-set, from the other side for a slanted look. Fender's Offset Series consists of Duo-Sonics and Mustang guitars and basses.