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Fender Duo-Sonic II 1965 Dakota Red

$1,800.00

Product Specs

Condition:  Very Good (Used)
Brand:  Fender
Model:  Duo-Sonic II
Finish:  Dakota Red
Categories:  Solid Body
Year:  1965
Made In:  United States

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Category: Tag: Product ID: 4947

Description

Here is a 1965 Fender Duo-Sonic II in very good condition. Full functionality with normal wear for its vintage. Has original hard shell case.
Some info on the history of the Duo-Sonic taken from Wikepedia:

“In 1964 the Duo-Sonic was redesigned based on the Fender Mustang that had recently been added to the student model line but without the vibrato tail-piece. The student guitars now all featured larger and slightly offset bodies, necks with larger headstocks and rosewood fingerboards and plastic pickguards with the volume and tone controls mounted on a separate metal plate. Pickup selection was moved above the pickups on both the Duo-Sonic and the Mustang and utilized two 3-position on-off-on switches that allowed for in and out-of-phase sounds. The pickups were also reverse-wound/reverse-polarity, which made them into a functional humbucker when both pickups were used simultaneously. Also added in this redesign was the option of a 24-inch scale neck in addition to the 22.5 inch scale. This re-designed model was renamed Duo-Sonic II although decals with and without the II designation were used occasionally. In addition to white, Daphne Blue and Dakota Red colors added.

The Duo-Sonic lasted until 1969 when it was dropped most likely because the Mustang with its tremolo tail piece was far more popular.

The Duo-Sonic I and II are both considered rare and have displayed growing collector value. The Duo-Sonic II in particular is often seen as a desirable alternative to the more popular Mustang, since it lacks the difficult-to-maintain tremolo bridge.”

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