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Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar  (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

The classic is back with greater sound, build and beauty.

The Coronado guitar is back, with greater sound, build and beauty than ever for the guitarist who appreciates a different Fender guitar with a special history. In the mid-to-late 1960s, the Coronado family was Fender's first foray into the hollow-body electric guitar world. Now the Coronado name and style returns to Fender as an utterly cool new guitar in the Modern Player family, with stunning looks, tone and features.

The Fender Coronado guitar's thin semi-hollow maple body has an alder center-block and bound top and back, with stylish bound f holes. Its "C"-shaped maple neck has a 9.5"-radius white-bound rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and elegant white pearloid block inlays. Other distinctive features include dual Fideli'Tron humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching, three-ply black pickguard, four skirted "amp"-style control knobs (volume and tone for each pickup) and an Adjusto-Matic bridge with floating "F" trapeze tailpiece.

FEATURES
Thin semi-hollow maple body with alder center-block
Bound top and back
Stylish bound f-holes
"C"-shaped maple neck
9.5"-radius white-bound rosewood fingerboard
21 medium jumbo frets
Elegant white pearloid block inlays
Dual Fideli'Tron humbucking pickups
3-way toggle switching
3-ply black pickguard,
Four skirted "amp"-style control knobs (volume and tone for each pickup) and an
Adjusto-Matic bridge with floating "F" trapeze tailpiece.

There's no other guitar like the Coronado. Order yours today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body
Body Material: Laminated Maple with Alder Center-Block
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Other
Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Fideli'Tron Humbucking
Neck Pickup: Fideli'Tron Humbucking
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: HH
Hardware
Bridge: Pinned Adjusto-Matic with Floating "F" Trapeze Tailpiece
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
Miscellaneous
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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FenderCoronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
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(22 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GOOD JOB FENDER

By Southern Cross the Dog

from Granada Hills, CA

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Pros

  • Excellent workmanship
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great Vintage Vibe
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Limited Upper Fret Access

Best Uses

  • Blues
  • Country
  • Rock Roll

Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

The original Coronado was a well made hollow body designed to compete with the Gibson 335 series. It was discontinued while I was in high school in 1972. Only us older guys really remember this guitar. I have been playing for 41 years. I really wanted one back in the day but my teenage income put it beyond reach. This reissue is a great retake on the original. It is made in China. Any biases regarding this should be put aside for now. The workmanship is impressive: it arrived without blemish. I purchased the candy apple red version. The out-of-the-box set up was decent, the finish was without flaw, and it sounded awesome. The Fender Fideli-Tron humbucking pickups on this guitar were meant to mimic the Gretsch sound. These pickups are only a "ballpark" figure to their Gretsch counter parts, but they stand fully on their own. These pickups are a real sleeper. The original Coronado had a tendency to feed back a bit worse than other hollow body designs of the day. The reissue is semi-hollow design that reduces feed-back substantially. It sports a beefy alder center block and this can be felt in the heft of the guitar. The neck feels and plays great. It is rather thick compared to other Fender "C" shapes, but it should be comfortable for most players. For players with larger hands, upper fret access may be somewhat limited. The cut-away could be deeper in my opinion, but it doesn't substantially detract from the guitar.
This is a "bright" sounding guitar: it is "Telecaster-esque" tonally. It has the quality of a mini-humbucker: bright but not "twangy". It doesn't possess the beefy mid-range tone of a Les Paul or an SG. If you really like that sound, this guitar may not be for you. If you're a Strat, Tele or Firebird player, you should find this guitar quite intriguing. This is not an inexpensive guitar per se, but it is surely worth the asking price.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very impressive!

By Emile van Dango

from Cape Town

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    First saw Courtney Taylor-Taylor of the Dandy's use the Coronado, and after some research, I fell completely in love with the Black Cherry,sothe following week I ordered it in to my local music store, and I couldn't be more happy with it. Before this my mainstay was an Epiphone 335 with Gibson 57 pick ups, so I was quite surprised at how lush and crisp the top end of this semi hollow is on all 3 of the pick ups. It's much less jazzy than my Epi, and I now find myself completely attached to the bridge tone, something I hardly used on the Epi previously, bar when I needed it for 60's garage. I would compare the tone of this Coronado to my experiences playing Rickenbacker's, which makes sense when thinking that this was Fender's answer to the British invasion guitars. It's got the same jangly-ness, which sounds incredible without too much amp EQ's and through a nice spring reverb and delay. All in all a great guitar.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Surprising Find

    By Bnajoben

    from Great Falls, MT

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Blues
      • Clean
      • Jazz
      • Recording

      Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      Got a chance to play one of these bad boys through a Fender Blues Jr. amp. Wow. I play blues and classic rock and usually with an Epiphone P93 (definitely check that out if your in the market for a 335 clone). This guitar holds up. Its comparable to a lower end Gibson semihollow or a top of the line Epiphone. Well made with nice tone if you want that BB King feel but want a Fender snap at the same time.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful Guitar

      By dacuzz

      from Maryland

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        The out-of-the-box set up was ok, a little to high for my liking, but a couple turns on the bridge and all is now well. The fit and cherry finish was beautifully finished and it sounded awesome. The pickups sounded great too. The alder center block adds some weight, but I really enjoy "feeling" the guitar while I play. The neck is a little thick, but it's fast, very playable and comfortable. All in all a great value and I'm very happy with it!

        (3 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar (poor Customer Satisfaction

        By guitarjj

        from Ocala, Fl

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          For the Price Musicians Friend should have included a gig bsg or case or something to put it in. I had to go else where to buy a gig bsag for it. not happy about that

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