Duo Sonic project

Discussion in 'Squier Duo-Sonic & Jagmaster' started by Luko81, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Luko81

    Luko81 Squier Talker

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    Hi Everyone,

    I just picked up this 1997 Afinity series Duo Sonic which got damaged by a courier.

    I thought it would make a great basis for a project and thought I’d share the progress here.

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  2. Luko81

    Luko81 Squier Talker

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    Damaged body
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  3. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

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    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    wow - that took quite the hit!!

    Are you thinking about a re-finish?
     
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  4. bgmacaw

    bgmacaw Squier-holic

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    Did they charge extra for the relic finish?
     
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  5. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

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    Those aren't all that common. Sure you want to change it (even though it took a hit)?
     
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  6. Luko81

    Luko81 Squier Talker

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    Do you think it’s worth keeping it stock?
    I know they weren’t made for long but thought due to the damage, even if I refinish in the same colour it’s not going to be original
     
  7. Lonn

    Lonn Squier-holic

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    I passed on a 2017 Fender Duo Sonic SE in Canary Yellow yesterday that I could have had for $220. Mint.
     
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  8. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

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    I have no clue. I have the same 1993 Fender MIM version and they go for a decent penny. So I guess I dont' really know.
     
  9. so1om

    so1om Squier-Axpert

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    Dunno why you'd pass. But the 90s MIM Fenders seem to go for $500 or better. YMMV.
     
  10. Luko81

    Luko81 Squier Talker

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    What’s SE?
    The newer Duo Sonics have a 24” scale length I believe.
    These 90s ones are 22.7”
     
  11. Luko81

    Luko81 Squier Talker

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    Warwickshire UK
    Right, so I am now changing my mind about this guitar.

    I’m thinking repair and refinish in the original Torino Red.

    While I have the guitar apart I’m going to make some templates and take measurements for a scratch built Duo Sonic that I can use higher quality electrics and parts on.
     
  12. rbh32

    rbh32 Squier-Meister

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    Feb 12, 2018
    Valley, AL
    I’m about to change the tuners on mine, and found out I still need to enlarge the peg holes even with the vintage Kluson style Gotohs. Still loving playing it though. I think I’m going to be spoiled on these short scales for what I like to play.
     
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  13. Ted K

    Ted K Squier Talker

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    Apr 28, 2018
    Westminster Colorado
    I have the same guitar with the same damage.They must have had a bad day.