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While perhaps not as widespread as Telecaster and Stratocaster players around the world, there have always been passionate fans of the Fender Duo-Sonic and Mustang.

They originally debuted as student guitars – the Duo-Sonic in 1956 and the Mustang in 1964 – but their shorter scale lengths, offset bodies and affordable price tags made them popular among left-of-center musicians in the late 1970s and alt-rock artists of the ‘90s.

In light of Fender's new Offset Film Series celebrating how artists get creative with the Mustang, Mustang 90, Duo-Sonic, Duo-Sonic HS, and Mustang Bass, here is a look at six key tastemakers who loved these offbeat guitars:

David Byrne

Kurt Cobain

Liz Phair

Todd Rundgren

Rory Gallagher

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