After a long absence, the Fender Coronado is back and looking better than ever. A popular instrument back in the ‘60s, the Coronado family was Fender’s initial venture into the manufacture of hollow-body electric guitars. Back then they produced a beautiful tone and looked like nothing else on the market, and after all these years their unique design and stunning sound is available once again.
Just as Good the Second Time Around
The reintroduction of the Coronado family to the guitar playing public brings with it the exceptional design and amazing tone that astounded players the first time round. The crammed feature set includes: two dual Fideli’Tron humbucking pickups, a thin semi-hollow body with F holes and a tasteful binding, a unique headstock, and a vintage-style bridge and tailpiece.
A Unique Beauty
The wider lower bout of the Fender Coronado gives an unbalanced look to the guitar when contrasted with the relatively thin neck, but somehow the design just works, to give a unique look. It would also suggest that it would be harder to play but that couldn’t be further from the truth as it is surprisingly comfortable to get to grips with and the thinner depth of the body is a welcome alternative to some of the more cumbersome hollow-bodies out there. In addition an alder centre-block has been utilised to increase the guitar’s sustain and to reduce susceptibility to feedback.
The quirky body shape comes together nicely with a classy Black gloss polyester finish, with high contrasting trimmings in the form of dual bound F holes and a bound top and back.
Maple Neck, Bound Rosewood Fingerboard
Matching the comfortable feel and pleasing aesthetics of the Fender Coronado Guitar’s body is an exceptionally playable neck. Carved to the classic C Shape profile, the maple neck is held tight by a 4-bolt neck plate and has been finished with gloss polyester. The Coronado’s playing surface is typical Fender fare; a rosewood fingerboard with a 9.5 inch radius, 21 medium jumbo frets, though pearloid block inlays, and a delectable white binding add a little something special.
Conceived in the ‘60s, it is only fitting that the Fender Coronado would be equipped with a pair of pickups that will produce the sound of this era, and so dual Fideli'Tron humbucking pickups have been included. Each has its own volume and tone control, in addition to the three-way pickup selector switch governing both.
More Fantastic Features
For tuning stability, along with authentic visual style, the Fender Coronado is equipped with an Adjusto-Matic bridge, partnered with a floating "F" trapeze tailpiece. Completing the design elements is the chrome hardware used throughout, vintage-style skirted control knobs, and a 3-ply black pickguard.
Manufacturer Fender Model Name Coronado Modern Player Model Number 0243000506 Body Material Laminated Maple with Alder Center-Block Neck Material Maple Neck Profile C Shape Fingerboard Material Rosewood No. of Frets 21 Medium-Jumbo Position Inlays Pearloid Block Bridge Pinned Adjusto-Matic with Floating "F" Trapeze Tailpiece Pickup Config. HH Pickups 2 Fideli'Tron Humbuckers Active/Passive Passive Hardware Finish Chrome Tuners Fender Standard Cast/Sealed Pickguard Three-Ply Black Control Knobs Skirted Amp Knobs
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