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In 1964 the Duo-Sonic was redesigned and christened the Duo-Sonic II. The differences in the newer model were in the body shape, pickguard, and electronics. It was available with either a 22 1/2 or 24 inch scale and it is most often found with the longer scale. The Duo-Sonic II was actually based on the Mustang which it resembles closely, except that the Mustang has a vibrato tail and the Duo-Sonic II has a hard tail. The 24 inch scale Duo-Sonic II, Musicmaster II, and Mustang of the 1965-66 period were sometimes fitted with a slab rosewood fingerboard and Fender experts speculate that the slab boards were leftovers from 1962 Jaguars. The Duo-Sonic II pictured has one of these slab rosewood fingerboards.

FENDER DUO-SONIC II (December 1965)

Body:  Solid, alder

Finish:  Olympic White, nitrocellulose lacquer

Neck:  1-piece maple, bolt-on

Fingerboard:  Brazilian rosewood; pearloid dot markers

Number of Frets:  22

Pickguard:  Tortoise/white/black plastic laminate

Bridge:  Fender steel, chrome

Nut:  Plastic

Tuners:  Kluson Deluxe, enclosed, chrome

Pickups:  Two, Fender single coil

Controls:  Master tone, master volume, two 3-way pick-up selectors

Scale Length:  24 inches

Neck Width at Nut:  1 5/8 inches

Body Width at Lower Bout:  12 inches

Body Depth:  1 1/2 inches

Weight:  6.5 lb.

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