Duo-Sonic HS RW Daphne Blue
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.
Body Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm)
Position Inlays: Aged White Dot
Nut (Material/Width): Synthetic Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
Scale Length: 24” (610 mm)
Neck: Maple, “C” Shape
Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone (with Push/Pull Coil Select Feature)
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
Pickups: Duo-SonicTM Humbucker (Bridge), Duo-SonicTM Single-coil (Neck) Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)