On page 48 of the book [*Jimi Hendrix Gear*](https://books.google.com/books?id=fpUuXZU9-1QC&printsec=frontcover) they mention Curtis Knight bought Jimi a sunburst Fender Duo-Sonic as a gift. Knight got the guitar in exchange for refunding an airline ticket for a friend. Jimi played this guitar with Curtis Knight and the Squires.more
In the [video for Blur's "Crazy Beat,"](https://youtu.be/ohyqek7fj6Y), Albarn is playing a Duo-Sonic. Pausing it at exactly 35 seconds shows the body clearly. [Fender's website](https://www.fender.com/articles/gear/short-scale-big-noise-the-mustang-story) also lists Damon as a prominent player of the instrument.more
Ted Nugent discusses his Fender Duo-Sonic in [this interview](http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2014-02-08/that-metal-gear-ted-nugent/) for VH1: "'What was the first good guitar you got?' 'A Fender Duo Sonic. Praise the lord. This was around ‘59 or ‘60....We got it from Joe Podorsek at the Capitol School of Music on Grand River Avenue in Detroit and at least it looked like a Ventures model and I was picking up on Dick Dale, not just the sound, I could see pictures of them and what they were playing. So I had that guitar and played it through an old cream-colored Fender Bassman. Talk about a magical gear moment. '"more
"I have a 1966 Fender Duo-Sonic in Daphne Blue. I was playing a show with John and Jehn in France, in their hometown. We had a few days before this show, and John took me to this guitar shop where he’d bought a lot of his instruments. He knew the guy, and he said he’d lend me this guitar for two days. He didn’t tell me how much it was. So I sat round the fireplace in France for two days before the show just playing this guitar, and I completely fell in love with it. I gave it back, and I came back to the UK. But I couldn’t stop thinking about this guitar. By then he’d told me the price, and I just thought, no way. But I did everything I could in my power to get hold of this guitar, and I ended up picking it up from a French lorry driver on an industrial estate in east London. He held up all the traffic. I’m in the corner of this industrial park looking out for a specific French lorry, getting some weird looks. But eventually he came, stopped all the traffic coming off this A road, got out of his cab and gave me this guitar and off he went."more
This is completely correct. Note the tail and lack of "Mustang vibrato". Also the Headstock clearly states "duo sonic". I think you are confused because of the pickups, plates, and switching. The reason those look like a Mustang, is becuase eventually thats what this version of duo sonic would become in 1964. However this guitar is a 1956 Fender Duo Sonic. "Mustangs" wouldn't exist for 8 more years.more
The Fender Duo-Sonic can be seen in this Drab Majesty video. Also, in this [Reverb article](https://reverb.com/news/drab-majesty-talks-chorus-pedals-casio-synths-and-the-selfless-act-of-songwriting) Deb Demure talks about his guitars, pedals, amps, synths and softwares he uses in Drab Majesty.more
"I actually use a Fender Duo-Sonic as my main guitar, but my favourite is a 1978 Bronco, which I’ve kind of retired from playing live now. I got it because I was very into Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr. at the time so offsets just seemed cool to me. I love the shorter scale and could never really get on with more shreddy, flat necks. J Mascis is still my number one guitar hero as well, and he can get a pretty ripping sound out of P90s, so I’m just copying him, really."more
I got myself a B-stock HS one in black newish for £299 best buy of my life the easy to play short-scale length is good as mine was an older one with rosewood not pau ferro it feels familiar and good but the pickups were a little weak so being a HS i put my favourite EMG 81 for bridge and went for an EMG S single coil for the neck and wired them with some nice active circuitry magic and this thing is a shredding beast and because of the short scale I run it with 11s which is my rhythm strings and they feel like 10s
I own a partscaster clone of the early ash bodied 1956 Duo Sonic. It's an exact replica of the original 1956 Duo Sonic and even has the gold anodized aluminum pickguard. However unlike the original Duo Sonic my clone has nickel hardware and Zexcoil pickups. I use the Zexcoil Z-Core 5 Vintage Underwound pickup at the neck and Z-Core 5 Vintage Hot pickup at the bridge. I use the Rutters La Burrito 3-saddle bridge in it with compensated brass saddles and the tuning duties are handled by Kluson Supreme tuners.
Back when I assembled this guitar those MIM Offset Series Fender Duo Sonic guitars weren't released by Fender and I was unwilling to hunt for an original vintage 1956 Duo Sonic guitar.
It's a great sounding guitar and it sounds excellent though my Fender Hot Rod Deville. Its short scale makes bending notes almost effortless, and it has a rock solid tuning stability.