Fender Duo-Sonic 1959 – Desert Sand

$ 4250.00

This 1959 Fender Duo Sonic is a one-owner guitar, purchased from the family of the original owner.  I could tell that the neck had been removed in the past based on the condition of the screws, but I’m sure I was the first one to get under the pickguard, where I found it to be pristine.

The guitar is in excellent shape.  There is some wear around the edges of the body, which is very typical for the model as the desert sand finish is prone to fine checking.

The neck is extremely clean, the frets as well, which show little wear.  The truss rod has room for future neck adjustment.

The guitar plays perfectly and sounds fabulous.  The middle pickup position is especially where its at, giving a humbucker-like sound.  Of course, the classic 50s single coil sounds of the bridge and neck pickup alone are sweet as well.

The instrument is 100% original with no changes, repairs, or issues. 

It did not come to us with a case, so it will ship in a gig bag.

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  • Color: Desert Sand
  • Weight: 6lbs 3ozs
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Inlays: Clay Dots
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut width: 1 9/16″
  • Scale: 22 1/2″
  • Radius: 7.25″
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.79″
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.98″
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32″
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64″
  • Total length: 37 1/4″
  • Lower bout: 12 1/8′
  • Waist: 8 1/4″
  • Upper bout: 10 1/4″
  • Body depth/thickness outside edge: 1 9/16″
  • String gauge: .010-.046″
  • Hardware Color: Nickel
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Fender
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 5.72k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Fender
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 6.36k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: 137 916
  • Case: Gigbag
  • Notes:

Shipping policy:

Three day UPS air shipments will be automatic for buyers including these states and those to the east of them: Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas.  Shipments will require signature on delivery, no exceptions.  If there is damage, the buyer must retain all packing materials intact and picture them immediately and send them to .  Less than 1% of our shipments are damaged in transit, and we are committed to making sure your item arrives safely, but we are taking these additional measures to make sure you are happy with your purchase