Looking for a guitar that’s a bit different? Like alternative body shapes? Fender’s new Duo-Sonic and Mustang guitars and basses could be right up your street. Over the years both models have been released with various modifications. The latest versions benefit from a range of updates which include a string-through-body hardtail Strat bridge on the guitars.

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Mustang

Since the ‘60s the Mustang model has been a popular model seen on stages and in studios and in the hands of trend-setting players ranging from Nirvana to The 1975. Upgraded features in the smaller-body guitar include two Mustang single-coil pickups in the bridge and neck positions, master volume/tone controls and a conventional three-way pickup switch.  Other offerings include a 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and a “C”-shaped maple neck, which is ideal for those payers with smaller hands. The six-saddle string-through-body hardtail Strat bridge features adjustable bent steel saddles to assist with perfecting intonation. The instrument’s 24” scale also adds warmth and thickness to the guitar’s tone.

Fender Mustang in Black
Fender Mustang in Black (click for larger image)
Fender Mustang in olive
Fender Mustang in olive (click for larger image)
Fender Mustang in Olympic White
Fender Mustang in Olympic White (click for larger image)

Mustang 90

The Mustang 90 offers a distinctive take on a classic model with upgraded features, unique aesthetics and heavy Fender sound. Features include a pair of Mustang MP-90 pickups, master volume/tone controls, and a conventional three-way pickup switch. Topped by a 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, the “C”-shaped maple neck is comfortable for all playing styles. The six-saddle string-through-body hardtail Strat bridge with bent steel saddles helps create spot-on intonation while the 24” scale adds warmth and thickness to the guitar’s tone. Designed with a smaller body, this guitar is a great fit for those with smaller frames and energetic stage performances.

Fender Mustang 90 in Torino Red
Fender Mustang 90 in Torino Red (click for larger image)
Fender Mustang 90 in Silver
Fender Mustang 90 in Silver (click for larger image)
Fender Mustang 90 in Olympic White
Fender Mustang 90 in Olympic White (click for larger image)

Mustang Bass PJ

The updated version of the short-scale underground bass, adds the power of Fender’s venerable P Bass® and J Bass® pickups to the traditional Mustang design for flexible, heavy bass tone. The Mustang Bass PJ features master volume and tone controls, along with a conventional three-way pickup switch. The 30” scale and “C”-shaped maple neck  with a 9.5”-radius make playing more comfortable for smaller-statured players. This bass’ smaller body is also great for energetic stage performances with its reduced-weight design.

Fender Mustang Bass PJ in Sonic Blue
Fender Mustang Bass PJ in Sonic Blue (click for larger image)
Fender Mustang Bass PJ in Torino Red
Fender Mustang Bass PJ in Torino Red (click for larger image)
Fender Mustang Bass PJ in Olympic White
Fender Mustang Bass PJ in Olympic White (click for larger image)

Duo-Sonic

Since its debut in the ‘50s, the Duo-Sonic has become an underground sensation, helping to create alternative music in the New York City clubs. Now, with updated features, the guitar includes a pair of Duo-Sonic single-coil pickups in the bridge and neck positions, master volume/tone controls, and a three-way pickup switch. The 24” scale, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and the “C”-shaped maple neck are ideal for players with smaller hands. The six-saddle string-through-body hardtail Strat bridge with bent steel saddles increases sustain and enhances the upper harmonics. The body design is also smaller than traditional Fender size, making it comfortable for smaller players or those who have energetic stage performances.

Fender Duo-Sonic in Capri Orange
Fender Duo-Sonic in Capri Orange (click for larger image)
Fender Duo-Sonic in Torino Red
Fender Duo-Sonic in Torino Red (click for larger image)
Fender Duo-Sonic in Aged White
Fender Duo-Sonic in Aged White (click for larger image)

Duo-Sonic HS

The Duo-Sonic HS is a modernized version of the classic instrument originally released in 1956. Offering one Duo-Sonic single-coil neck pickup and one Duo-Sonic humbucking bridge pickup with coil selection, this guitar has a crisp and pristine voice. The 24” scale length, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and the “C”-shaped maple neck are comfortable for all playing styles and ideal for players with smaller hands or those who use extended chord forms. The six-saddle string-through-body hardtail Strat bridge allows for increased sustain while the bent steel saddles add some punch to the players’ tone. The smaller body design is also ideal for smaller players or those who play an energetic stage performance.

Fender Duo-Sonic HS in Black
Fender Duo-Sonic HS in Black (click for larger image)
Fender Duo-Sonic HS in Surf Green
Fender Duo-Sonic HS in Surf Green (click for larger image)
Fender Duo-Sonic HS in Daphne Blue
Fender Duo-Sonic HS in Daphne Blue (click for larger image)

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