Amongst some of Fender’s more elusive models, the Fender Coronado Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar is more likely to be seen in second hand boutique guitar shops or the homes of serious collectors, rather than new, boxed, and reasonably priced… until now.
Originally conceived in the 1960s, the Coronado was Fender’s first foray into the world of hollow body electrics. Back then it was a uniquely-shaped and tonally beautiful instrument and after all these years, nothing has changed.
This is thanks to the attention to detail that has been paid to the guitar’s heritage, which has been translated into a an equally rich feature set, comprised of: 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.
Big Sound, Thin Body
The high contrast between the bulbous lower bout of the Fender Coronado in relation to the thinness of the neck looks at first, a little awkward, but give the design some time to sink in and you’ll start to really appreciate it.
The larger body is there to give the full, rich sound that you would expect but it is also thinline, giving less depth to the guitar, so that it is more comfortable to hold and is well balanced when playing. It has also been constructed with an alder centre-block, ensuring increased sustain and reduced susceptibility to feedback.
This Fender Coronado also looks like an absolute classic thanks to the tasteful choice of a Black Cherry Burst gloss finish, accented by a contrasting colour for the binding found at the guitar’s top, back, and F holes.
Comfortable Neck and Fingerboard
Of course, as with any instrument, playability is the deciding factor, and the Fender Coronado Guitar does not falter here, with its maple neck carved to the comfortable C Shape profile, finished with a gloss polyester, and kept securely in place by a four-bolt neck plate.
The playing surface of the neck comes in the form of a 9.5” radius rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and a set of pearloid block position inlays; something rarely seen on a Fender guitar. Just like the body and F holes of the Coronado, the fingerboard has been outlined with a white binding.
Dual Fideli'Tron Humbucking Pickups
Ensuring the authentic visuals and playability of the Fender Coronado Semi-Hollow Electric Guitar extends to the tone of the instrument, it has been outfitted with a pair of Fideli'Tron humbucking pickups. Accurate control over these is afforded by a three-way pickup selector switch, and independent volume and tone controls.
True to the rest of the Fender Coronado Guitar’s design, the Adjusto-Matic bridge and floating "F" trapeze tailpiece, are both authentically vintage and ensuring tuning is kept stable.
Chrome hardware has been used throughout the construction of the guitar and vintage-style skirted control knobs and a 3-ply black pickguard finish off the aesthetics nicely.
Manufacturer Fender Model Name Coronado Modern Player Model Number 024-3000-561 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 Finish Black Cherry Burst
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