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By Melissa Olmscheid | October 07, 2016

Fender Offset Short Scales

Just a little history lesson:

The Duo Sonic was first introduced in 1956, and the Mustang in 1964.  These were released as Fender’s ‘student’ models, with a shorter (22.5” or 24”) scale length.  The Mustang was reissued in 1990, and the Duo Sonic in 1993, but since then, there’s been a gap in short scale options for those who have grown to love them.  Now the ‘short scale squad’ has re-emerged with some super sweet new features, and at truly incredible prices! Let’s check out these new MIM masterpieces.

Duo Sonic & Duo Sonic HS – With Fender’s special Duo-Sonic pickups, great tone isn’t optional.  Keeping it classic, the guitars still feature their legendary 24” scale length and funky offset body shape.
Mustang & Mustang 90 – These also maintain the classic look and feel of their original counterparts, with a 24” scale.  They feature proprietary Mustang or Mustang MP-90 pickups, master volume/tone controls, and a straightforward 3-way selector switch, rather than the original slider switch.
Mustang Bass PJ – The Mustang bass was originally introduced in 1966 with a split single coil pickup (like a P Bass). Now you can get a revamped rendition of this classic with not only a split single coil, but also a single coil jazz bass pickup in the bridge! And of course, a comfortable 30” shorter scale.

the Riff City Crew

P.S.  For those of you frantically inquiring about these, we apologize for the delay in the release and urge you to move fast.