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Fender Duo Sonic Lake Placid Blue 1963/1957 w/OHSC (Refin)

Fender Duo Sonic Lake Placid Blue 1963/1957 w/OHSC (Refin)

Regular price $2,599.99 USD
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Vintage Fender Duo Sonic in Lake Placid Blue Finish made in 1963/1957 with original hard shell case (Refin). This guitar features a solid alder body, maple neck and brazilian rosewood fingerboard. Equipped with Original fender black bobbin single coils in the neck position and bridge position. Controlled by 1 volume, 1 tone pots and a 3-Way toggle switch with comprised of period correct pots dating to 1957. The 22.5" scale length neck has white dot inlays and 21 vintage frets on a 7.25" radius with a medium C profile. The hardware is comprised of nickel/chrome Kluson deluxe single line Patent number tuning machines with oval heads, a bone nut, a Fender duo sonic 3-Saddle hardtail, and knurled chrome dome knobs with a single ply white pickguard.

The body was refinished in nitro some time ago and has finish check throughout it. We believe the body to be From a late 50s duo sonic as the pickguard is slightly misaligned with holes and factory routing is correct for late 50s, the Neck/plate date to October of 1963. The Electronics are period correct stackpole pots and Astron paper in foil capacitor but date earlier to 1957 which would match the bodies age. The bridge is also a late 50s with the ash tray side brackets and the tuners are single line Klusons (. With all this information we believe the body, bridge and electronics were kept together and the neck, neck plate, tuners and pickguard were added from a 1963 to complete this restoration.

This guitar is in overall very good condition with moderate signs of play and age. It has finish check, some dings, dents, surface marks and scratches and some paint chips. (See pics)

Guitar is freshly setup and restrung with 11-48 strings. Includes Original Hard Shell Case.


  • Brand: Fender
  • Model: Duo Sonic
  • Year: 1963 Neck/ 1957 Body
  • Finish Type: Nitrocellulose
  • Finish: Lake Placid Blue (Refin)
  • Country: The USA
  • Serial: L23129
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Weight: 6lbs 4.8oz
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Scale Length: 22.5"
  • Neck Joint: Bolt On
  • Neck Date Code: OCT63A (1963)
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Finger Board: Brazilian Rosewood
  • Neck Radius: 7.25"
  • Neck Profile: Medium C
  • Neck Thickness@ 1st Fret: .795"
  • Neck Thickness@ 12th Fret: .990"
  • Frets: White Dot
  • Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.54"
  • Frets: 21 Vintage
  • Pickup Config: SS
  • Bridge Pickup: Fender Black Bobbin Single Coil /DCR 5.22k
  • Neck Pickup: Fender Black Bobbin Single Coil /DCR 5.38k
  • Switch Arrangement: 3-Way Toggle Switch
  • Pot Arrangement: 1 Volume, 1 Tone
  • Pot Date Codes: AUD304704 (Stackpole 4th week of 1957)
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: Single Ply White
  • Tuning Machines: Kluson Deluxe Single Line D-169400 PATENT NO with Oval Buttons
  • Strap Buttons: Standard
  • Bridge: Fender Duo Sonic 3-Saddle Hardtail 50s (ash tray bracket base, no cover)
  • Knobs: Knurled Chrome Dome
  • Mod: Refin, Body and neck are Different years
  • String Gauge: 11-48
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case


  • Overall Condition: ★★★★ ·
  • Body Front: ★★★★ ·
  • Body Back: ★★★★ ·
  • Body Sides: ★★★★ ·
  • Fret Board: ★★★★✯
  • Frets: ★★★★ ·
  • Neck Back: ★★★★✯
  • Neck Pocket: ★★★★✯
  • Headstock Front: ★★★★★
  • Headstock Back: ★★★★✯
  • Headstock Sides: ★★★★✯
  • Hardware: ★★★★✯
  • Pickups: ★★★★★
  • Bridge: ★★★★✯
  • Knobs: ★★★★★
  • Pickguard: ★★★★✯
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