What is a duo sonic guitar?

What is a duo sonic guitar?

The Fender Duo-Sonic is an electric guitar launched by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation as a student model guitar, an inexpensive model aimed at amateur musicians. The Duo-Sonic features typical Fender construction techniques with a bolt-on maple neck, attached to a solid body.

Who uses Duo Sonic?

David Byrne
Artists who’ve wielded Musicmaster and Duo-Sonic guitars include: Jimi Hendrix, who played a 1959 or 1960 Duo-Sonic when he backed up the Isley Brothers during a 1964 tour. David Byrne, who largely used a Duo-Sonic on the Talking Heads’ first two albums, Talking Heads: 77 and More Songs About Buildings and Food.

How much does a Fender Duo-Sonic weight?

Product information

Item Weight 9.85 pounds
Color Name Black
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Guitar Pickup Configuration S
Scale Length 24 Inches

What is the duo-Sonic good for?

What I like best about the Duo-Sonic is how the shorter scale allows players to use much heavier gauge strings than they’d normally use. The slinkier tension facilitates string bends even when using . 013s or . 014s, so it can produce fatter, meatier tone without sacrificing playability.

How many frets does a duo-Sonic have?

22 FRETS. Adding another fret lets you bend the highest D up to an E, giving you access to four octaves of musical possibilities.

What does a duo-sonic sound like?

Using both pickups with the tone knob full on sounds very Tele-like while rolling back the tone control brings up a scooped midrange tone very reminiscent of the bridge/middle pickup selection on a Strat. The neck pickup with the tone control full on sounds somewhat like a Tele or maybe a little brighter.

Did fender discontinue the duo-Sonic?

The Fender Duo-Sonic is an excellent choice for that player who prefers something a little different. The Duo-Sonic was discontinued shortly after the Mustang was released, and has been reissued a few times since the original was released.

Are duo Sonics offset?

The Fender Duo-Sonic makes its triumphant return as part of the Offset Series, an affordable line of guitars based on the revered “student models” of the mid-1950s. Two single coil Duo-Sonic pickups deliver classic Fender tones, and the string-through hardtail design aids in producing great articulation and sustain.