Duo-Sonic MN in Torino Red
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 stringthrough-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 Material: Alder
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5” (241 mm)
Position Inlays: Black 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
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Strat Hardtail with Bent Steel Saddles
Pickups: Duo-SonicTM Single-coil (Bridge/Neck) Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Strings: Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)