1966 Hagstrom Coronado IV
Solid-body electric bass guitar
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The Hagstrom Coronado is a medium-scale (32") bass guitar made in Sweden. with a rosewood SPEED-O-MATIC fingerboard, mahogany body and neck. Also available in Red Sunburst, this particular bass is finished in in Mahogany Sunburst.
This bass is from batch 658; the sixth of seven batches, and is typical of a late sixties Hagstrom Coronado. Gone are the Hagstrom Bi-Sonics, in favour of these smaller single coil pickups, and the tall finger rest 'posts' replace the rail of earlier versions.
Bisonics or not, this is a great sounding bass, and the combination of medium scale, and Hagstroms famous fast neck make it a lot of fun to play. The only downside to these bases is that the switches can be somewhat unreliable, sometimes sticking, especially if left unused for long periods. Check out the soundclips of this Coronado, through various vintage amplifiers.
The controls of the Coronado IV are quite simple - but this is in part because of the switches are enclosed as a separate unit. Quite a few Coronados come up with this replaced; unlike a regular potentiometer, direct replacement switch units are not readily available.