Project: Duo Sonic

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Project: Duo Sonic

Postby dubtrub » Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:03 pm

Does anyone here on the forum own or have access to a Fender Duo Soinc?

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EDITED, 4-12-11: This is now the finished project.
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Re: Fender Duo Sonic

Postby KRamone27 » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:33 pm

I have a friend back in Virginia that has one. Did you need something?

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Re: Fender Duo Sonic

Postby Dennisthe Menace » Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:34 pm

Danny, what era, are you referring to the ones from the 60s, or the Chinese (Indonesia?) reissue currently being made ?
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Re: Fender Duo Sonic

Postby rog43win » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:13 pm

Danny, I don't have a Duo-Sonic, but in the 60's when I was playing in a band, there was a kid who was probably about 15 or 16, and he played a Duo-Sonic like a champ. He played in a different band than mine, but he was the fastest guitar player I ever saw in person, and played Memphis, Wham, Susie-Q pretty much note for note like Lonnie Mack.....he was small in stature, and preferred the shorter neck, but man o' man could that kid play.....
I realize that this probably didn't help you at all, but it did bring back some great memories for me, lol.........thanks!

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Re: Fender Duo Sonic

Postby dubtrub » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:32 pm

Dennisthe Menace wrote:Danny, what era, are you referring to the ones from the 60s, or the Chinese (Indonesia?) reissue currently being made ?

I'd prefer something from the 60's but I settle for whatever you've got. I am going to need drawings and numerous measurements. I had a beige color 59 rosewood board model in 1960 and traded it in for my '62 Strat. It's time to build a replacement. The current MIM Squiers have a 'close enough' profile, so I could use drawings from one them, but I'm not sure about the thickness of the body. I had a contact in England that had an original 62 that he had apart to refinish. He was going to make drawings of the body, routs and pickguard. It sounded great but it's been almost a year and I haven't heard from him.
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Re: Fender Duo Sonic

Postby Dennisthe Menace » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:39 pm

Danny, was the later Duo-sonic pretty much the Mustang without the trem system?
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Re: Fender Duo Sonic

Postby dubtrub » Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:44 pm

Dennisthe Menace wrote:Danny, was the later Duo-sonic pretty much the Mustang without the trem system?

That is my undersatnding but I'm not certain.
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Re: Fender Duo Sonic

Postby MWaldorf » Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:57 pm

Sounds like a cool project Danny. I posted your request over on the offset guitar forum, too.
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Re: Fender Duo Sonic

Postby rog43win » Mon Apr 26, 2010 3:48 am

As I recall, the Duo-Sonic that I saw this young guy play didn't have a tremelo system....I don't think they had them, did they? At least, not in the 60's........

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Re: Fender Duo Sonic

Postby Dennisthe Menace » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:45 am

dubtrub wrote:
Dennisthe Menace wrote:Danny, was the later Duo-sonic pretty much the Mustang without the trem system?

That is my undersatnding but I'm not certain.

I think the early Duo's had the 3 way switch-craft located on the upper horn treble side, in which the later version
shared the same electronics as the Mustang (2 slide switches) located above the low E string side. And the only
difference was that the Duo' did not have the trem system, so this is probably what killed the Duo-Sonic being
that it was almost a clone of the Mustang..........
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