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The best color for a Fender Duo-Sonic

Fender Duo-Sonic HS

The little guitar that could comes in one of the best yellows from Fender.

Above is a Fender Duo-Sonic HS in the specific color Canary Diamond.

I have a thing for yellow guitars even though I don't own one at the time I write this but have in the past. Some yellows I like, some I don't like. This is one I definitely like.

The first time I saw the Canary Diamond finish was on a special run of Stratocasters in that color and others like Rangoon Red and Jetstream Blue. I even said back when I wrote that article that the Canary Diamond color was my favorite. Still is.

Now to note, this yellow is not the same as Vintage White on the Malmsteen Stratocaster firstly because that's technically a white and not a yellow, and secondly because even on a computer screen you can see that Canary Diamond is a few shades darker. Definitely not the same color when you compare side-by-side.

Duo-Sonic is a 24.0" short scale guitar, so you have to like a shorter neck to get along with this axe. And you also have to like the humbucker/single configuration because the regular Duo-Sonic single/single doesn't have a yellow color option. The closest the single/single has to a yellow is Capri Orange.

So if you like short scale and are okay with H/S electronics, the Duo-Sonic in Canary Diamond is a cool little guitar to get. Certain guitars just make me happy when I see them, and this guitar evokes that from me. The yellow really fits the shape, and even though the guitar is dirt simple, in this color I just love staring at it.

On a final note, at the time I write this in January 2018, yes, Canary Diamond is a standard production color for the Duo-Sonic HS, meaning it's not a special run. However, Fender seems to treat guitars in this color like special run models and doesn't make too many. In other words, if you like this yellow, get one.

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