The Fender Coronado bass was produced at the new Santa Ana plant, California, along side the Coronado I, II and XII electric guitars from late 1965.
The Coronado series as a whole was widely used in Fender promotional material, but the first catalogue inclusion was the 1966-67 Fender Musical Instruments catalogue
Initially, only a single pickup bass instrument was available, with the model designation 'Fender Coronado bass'; but from (at least) mid 1967 a second dual-pickup version was listed, and the two were named Coronado bass I and bass II respectively.
Electric bass advertisements originally published from 1967 onwards. Click on the images for larger copies. Check out other vintage Fender advertisements
Fender Coronado - Great New Sound. Same Old Quality (1967)
1967 saw Fender pushing some new lines
Fantastic customized, one-ot-a-kind WILDWOOD guitars: new expanded Coronado Series guitars and basses; the new improved Fender Solid-State Series amps; all...
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