Fender 1966-67 guitar and bass catalogue. Page 29. The Coronado semi-acoustic series catalog debut. Initially three guitar models and one bass were offered - the Coronado bass II being a later addition.
The Coronado II is described as follows:
The completely new Fender Coronado with dual pickups is handcrafted to present the very finest in appearance and sound. Upon inspection it will be obvious that extreme care has been taken in every detail. The body is very thin (5 centimeters) with a distinctive design and heavily bound on all sides as is the modern "F" hole. The Fender neck, famous for smooth comfortable playing, is removable and mounted without a heel, thereby enabling the player to easily reach his upper frets. The neck is bound and inlaid with bold position markers for ultra-smooth hand movement and added beauty. The two full-range, high-fidelity pickups have a volume and tone control for each. Each of the pole-pieces are individually adjustable for custom string response. A three-position tone switch allows the player to select either or both of the two pickups. Tone selection is possible therefore, from rich and mellow to sharp takeoff. The newly designed bridge allows each string to be individually adjustable for both string length and height. In addition, it is possible to raise and lower the entire bridge at either end of the saddle. A distinctive Fender Tailpiece design makes string replacement an easy operation while adding to the overall appearance of the instrument. Available in either Sunburst or Cherry Red. Left-hand and selected custom finishes available by special order.
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