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Geri's Vintage Steels

Fender Dual Professional 6

November 1, 2020 • Geronimo "Geri" ValdrizInstruments and Luthiers

Long before Leo Fender built electric guitars, he built Hawaiian steels.

1976 Fender Deluxe 8

Fender's steel guitars featured single, double, triple and quad necks. Various scale lengths, 6 and 8 strings, and several pickup configurations. Production changes often blended the lines between the various models.

1976 Fender Deluxe 8

The Dual 6 Professional is often confused with the Stringmaster model because it has the same "features".

1976 Fender Deluxe 8

This includes 2 single coil pickups per neck; control knobs for pickup balance under the bridge cover; script logo decal on front; and standard 22 1/2" scale. It is incorrectly called the Stringmaster D-6!

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