I bit the bullet on a Fender Duo-Sonic that Adorama has had on sale and it arrived Thursday. First impressions are good. Out of the box it was not without issues. Cons: First thing I noticed was only one string tree and it had no spacer so the high E and B took a sharp angle out of the back of the nut. Looking online this is done deliberately as all the pics I found of others are the same way. I added a spacer. I may also add a second string tree to D and G strings later. Second, I noticed some lines next to the 11th and 13th frets. At first I thought they were pencil marks under the finish, but after some closer inspection it’s actually discolored / dirty finish next to the frets. I think it’ll clean up or at least be less noticeable after I clean it with the strings removed. Third, was missing filler under a couple fret ends leaving tiny little holes. These were like tiny needle tip sized holes. I took a similarly colored tan crayon and rubbed into them making them complete unnoticeable. Pros: The neck is super comfortable to play. Very nice rounded C profile. 24 in scale is easy to play. The pickups are good so far. No complaints. The push-pull pot is nice for added versatility. The factory setup was decent. Action low enough but neck had too much relief. I discovered that the rod had little to no tension on it at all. Adjusted to correct it. Now the neck is nearly flat with a hair of relief and plays fantastically with no string buzz or dead frets. Nut was cut well. Action is 4/6th's inch at 12th fret at low E and 3/64th at high E. Intonation is close, but will need slight tweaking when I change the strings. Most strings are reading a little sharp at the 12th with the factory strings. Love the color. Its a paler blue than I was expecting based on pictures online and that is actually a good thing. Next to the Squier Bullet Mustang that is very similar, but yet very different.