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  1. Wes T

    Wes T New Member!

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    Hello fellow Fenderers. Retired, live in the great West. Don't get out much anymore, but I still rebuild guitars and amps for fun because I never seem to make any money at it! I'm joining now because I have an old Pre-CBS Duo Sonic husk that I'm trying to figure out. I'm hoping to find a forum where one of you Fender savants can help me out. My Fenders are an '85 E-series Squier Strat, '60? Duo-Sonic, '60 Bandmaster 3x10, '67 VibroChamp.
     
  2. abnormaltoy

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    I may be an idiot, but I'm no savant.

    Welcome to the board.
     
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    Welcome! We like guitars and we like to help people with guitars.

    And we like pictures. hint hint.
     
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    Ooh, ooh, Ooh, OOH!
     
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    What in particular do you need to figure out about the Duo Sonic? Since you said "husk", how much of it is left besides the body and neck?
     
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    Wes, Welcome!
     
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    Welcome!

    We do like pictures of guitars and amps, though... :thumb:
     
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    Welcome in @Wes T , would you be from Weiser?
     
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    Welcome. Duo Sonics are sweet
     
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    Welcome, I'm always amazed at how much these guys know on here, they can look at just a picture and tell you when, where and why and exactly what it is. But don't take my word for it, just wait and see. Take care
     
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    Hello Clyde. Here's some pics that hopefully give some idea as to what is here. Body, neck, neck plate, bridge plate and some tuners. I'm wondering if all this actually belongs together. 1st pic is neck socket and the ss stamp under the pick guard. 2nd=headstock, 3rd are numbers stamped into the neck back, 4 is the neck plate, 5 is some mysterious image under the finish, 6 is the hand-written date on the neck. The date does appear to be under the finish. I can send anything else you need. The serial no. would be '56? Trying to figure out what I have. Appreciate your input!

    IMG_0571.JPG IMG_0575.JPG IMG_0578.JPG IMG_0579.JPG IMG_0580.JPG IMG_0577.JPG
     
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    Roger that.....
     
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    Very good, so am I..
     
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    So looks like you need a new set of tuners, a pickguard, pickups, controls, and a bridge? Looks like a guitar worth saving to me. The neck date of 7-60, and the post-CBS transition-era decal are contradictory, but sometimes a little bit of "fishy" just adds to the fun.

    If it were me, I'd go with the "gold anodized" pickguard.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Dang, two forum members from Washington County. What are the odds on that?

    Welcome from Middleton, Idaho!!
     
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    I hear ya, crazy huh?
     
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    Welcome :thumb:
     
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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  20. Wes T

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    I'll build it into something. Trying to figure which direction to go. If these parts all matched, I'd feel like it should be restored. Hoping somebody might recognize some of the body marks? I hadn't noticed the decal wrong. It's looking more like it's going to be some kind of ratrod thing. Does anybody know if the new retro stuff will fit in these old bodies?
     
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