Coronado Bass I: bass version of the Coronado I. Vintage 1973 Fender Coronado II 2 USA Sunburst Electric Guitar w / Hard CaseThis is a stunning 1973 Fender Coronado II sunburst electric guitar, recently serviced and plays unbelievable. Block inlays. Only one Blonde Coronado is known to exist, it is in a private collection in California. Weight: 2.75 lbs. Coronado II: two pickups—neck and bridge positions—two volume and two tone controls, as well as a three-position selector switch. Like the Fender acoustics that were introduced in this era, the Coronado failed to attract attention from players and was totally dropped by 1971.Years of Production: 1966 - 1969Body Style: Hollowbody Wood Composition: Beechwood body, Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboardDesign Elements: Bolt-on neck, block inlays, bound neck, f-holes optional tremolo systemFinish Specifications: Wildwood finishes were the result of Fender pre-dying birch trees prior to harvesting. At least one Cherry Red with Cherry Red neck Coro I was made. Being a Wildwood its made from Beech instead of the usual maple, which makes the guitar sound warmer and fuller than usual. Unplugged, the Coronado's acoustic resonance is excellent, with strummed chords ringing out clearly and loudly up and down the fretboard. The aptly named Fender Coronado Wildwood II is a rare product of the CBS-Fender takeover in 1965. $150.00 + $20.00 shipping . This involved specially prepared, heavily grained beechwood; a dye was injected into the growing trees, years prior to harvesting, which stained the grain pattern of the wood. Despite occasionally sloppy fretwork and finishing, the Coronado is a cool, idiosyncratic guitar that delivers robust tones and covers wide stylistic ground. The guitar was prone to feedback at high volumes, and the bolt-on neck construction, favoured by Fender, failed to appeal to purist jazz guitarists, who would make up a large part of the market for a hollow-bodied electric guitar. Three versions of the Coronado guitar were produced from 1966 through 1972. The Coronado line came two years after Leo Fender sold Fender Musical Instruments to CBS, and the … The top, sides, and back of the body on the Wildwood body were constructed from laminated beechwood, and maple was used for the non Wildwood versions, the top being slightly arched, and featuring two generous, routed and bound "f" holes. The new guitar captures the spirit of the original while addressing key shortcomings. Antigua: was a dark gray to cream finish to hide burned wood. An image of a Coronado is seen upon the Chill's compilation album 'Heavenly Pop Hit'. Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music. Fender 1968 guitar and bass catalog. Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments. Cream City Music is one of the world's finest gutar shops with selections including the Vintage Fender Coronado II Wildwood 1968. A friend of mine owns R & B Vintage Guitars in Cheektowaga, NY - I help him record videos for Reverb and his own website. The different colors were noted by the Roman numeral on the pickguard. 1967 Fender Coronado II - Wildwood incl. 1967 Fender Coronado II Hollowbody Electric Guitar serial number 212807 It has however gained a significant following after release for its natural resonance and bright and deep tone. Has 21 frets. The colors were indicated by Roman numerals and were really a guide only as every one looks totally different – 'I' – Green, 'II' – Gold and Brown, 'III' – Gold and Purple, 'IV' – Dark Blue, 'V' – Purple Blue and 'VI' – Blue Green. The Wildwood was a variation on the Fender King guitar, featuring a variety of dyed wood colors. An optional tremolo (vibrato) tailpiece was an extra $55. Cherry, Sunburst, DuPont custom colours and six shades of Wildwood. Coronado basses were also manufactured. The neck is dated to 1967. Black Body Binding: Olympic white coronados had black body and FHole binding. The Wildwood was solid and not a veneer as suggested elsewhere). Despite the expensive construction of the instrument, the Coronado achieved little success. Designed by Roger Rossmeisl who came onto Fender after the CBS buyout, the Coronado series was Fender's first attempt to get into the hollowbody market dominated by Gibson, Gretsch, and other makers. They would soon offer a 1967 Fender Coronado XII Wildwood 12-String Electric Guitar The Wildwood concept was invented by a Danish inventor, who hit on the idea of injecting dyes into growing beech trees. The sunburst colour has stayed very poignant and really stands out, and the original bridge cover is still included. Some of these instruments were also made available in exotic Wildwood and Antigua finishes before all Coronados were discontinued in the early 1970s. Some accounts say the dye was actually injected into growing trees to produce the exotic colored grain. The Fender Coronado is a double-cutaway thin-line hollow-body electric guitar, announced in 1965. The Fender Coronado I, discontinued in 1970, was the original single pickup design. The only other Fenders to have black binding were the Custom Telecaster and Custom Esquire in olympic white. 1967 Fender Coronado II Description Up for sale is an exceptionally cool and lightweight 1967 Fender Coronado II in the rare and stunning original Lake Placid Blue finish. the Coronado models, I, II and XII, were first listed by Fender in their July 1966 price list at $229.50, $319.50 and $449.50 respectively with Cherry and Sunburst the only colors listed. This is in contrast with guitars such as the Gibson ES-335 which, although appearing similar, were constructed with a solid central block running lengthways through the archtop body. In addition the current guitars feature a semi-hollowbody (using a centre block) contrary to the fully hollow bodies of the originals. The Wildwood concept was based on injecting dyes into growing beech trees. Description: Fender Wildwood Coronado II Body. This version is made with Beachwood injected with dyes to give it its distinct colors. The Wildwood series was a wild conception for any guitar builder: Fender injected different color dyes into living beech trees, and created the "wildwood" patterns. It is manufactured by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. The Coronado was available in a few different configurations, and the Coronado II included two single-coil pickups built by DeArmond and block inlays on a bound neck. Sunburst Neck: On a few of the earliest Coro I and IIs, you will find the back of the neck sprayed in a matching sunburst (very rare on a II). The Coronado also featured relatively thin 'C'-shaped bolt-on maple neck, topped with a rosewood fingerboard, and a headstock shaped similarly to that of a Fender Stratocaster. The Coronados all came in cases made by the Victoria Luggage Co, and were made in the USA. These guitars utilize fully-hollowbody construction resulting in a warm, airy and woody tone. Offered for sale; Used 1967 Fender Coronado II Wildwood I, serial number 196806. They included shading the edges and around the FHoles. All Wildwoods featured maple necks, Rosewood fingerboards and Mother-of-Pearl block inlays. During Rossmeisl's time designing for Fender, he also designed the Fender Montego, a "jazz box" style guitar which shares the C… It came in 4 models (plus some Wildwood models that followed) which included the “I” single pickup, “II”, dual pickup, “XII” 12-sting, and bass. Cherry, Sunburst, DuPont custom colors. Pictured is a stunning 1968 Fender Coronado II model, with two De Armond pickups and optional tremolo. The Coronado was a true hollow-bodied electric guitar. The green has faded a bit but leaves the guitar with a attractive unusual finish . 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The wiring harness used in the Fender Coronado line was manufactured by Rowe Industries of Toledo, Ohio and delivered as a completely pre-assembled set. The Fender Coronado II's thin body design makes it quite comfortable to play seated or standing, despite weighing in on the heavy end for a semi-hollow, at 8.4 lbs. Fender 1975 Wine Red Telecaster Alder Body. Coronado II Wildwood: The same as the Coronado II but with 6 colors of dyed Beechwood front, back and sides. All guitars sold receive a 35-point inspection, ensuring an incredible playing experience. Early Coros often have no name on the peghead, just "Fender". The neck and frets are fine, cosmetically there are some scratches on the top and back, and the finish although dramatic has faded some. 1967 Coronado II (with bass and 12 string also) and Fender Wildwood acoustics courtesy Vintage Guitars and Basses Also in 1966, Fender began producing a line of guitars using dyed beechwood. The color remained through the life of the Coronado, and near the end, "Antigua" became the model name of the Coronado because it was the only (last) color available. Fender Squier Starcaster Neck w/tuners. Only a special Coro built by George Fullerton has been documented with this neck. Only one Blonde Coronado is known to exist, it is in a private collection in California. Judging by its appointments, it probably dates to late 1967 or early 1968. The Coronado II had an added bridge pickup with relative tone and volume controls. The finish on this one has aged just right and has some greening to it which looks absolutely beautiful. 15% Off Qualifying Purchase of $199+ or Call for Exclusive Offers Shop Now. Cream City Music is one of the world's finest gutar shops with selections including the Vintage 1968 Fender Coronado Wildwood II Electric Guitar Stripped Finish. The body and neck wood is maple with a Rosewood fingerboard and mother-of-pearl block inlays. With the Coronado II, Fender revives a curiosity that’s been out of production for over 40 years. (If this Blonde Coronado has Black Binding, it is Olympic White that has "yellowed" over the years). The aptly named Fender Coronado Wildwood II is a rare product of the CBS-Fender takeover in 1965. 1960's Fender Coronado II Wildwood IV with original GOLD HARDARE! All original and in very good [8] They are part of their Modern Player series of products. Coronado XII: two pickups—neck and bridge positions—two volume and two tone controls, as well as a three-position selector switch. The eye-catching Wildwood series features wood from trees that Fender injected with colorful dyes while still growing to creating an incredible visual effect! All guitars sold receive a 35-point inspection, ensuring an incredible playing experience. This is example is one of the cleanest we have seen due to the finish being unfaded and vibrant. Like the Gibson ES-330 and Epiphone Casino, it did not have a central solid wood block in the body. The Coronado gained significant attention when used by Elvis Presley in the 1968 film Speedway, performing the song 'There Ain't Nothing Like a Song' with Nancy Sinatra in the final scene and is the only guitar used by Elvis within the entire film. Finish: Thin nitro. Optional tremolo. This week, John Roblin shares the story behind his ultra-rare 1960’s Fender Coronado Bass II – Wildwood. With Leo Fender out of the picture, a lot of bizarre ideas were floated around, like allegedly injecting dye into live trees, as the brand looked for a new point of view. Rogers Drums also used the 'Wildwood' Beechwood for a very small production of their Drums including the famous 'Dynasonic' Snare in the late 60s. 1969 Fender Wildwood Coronado II. Shop the top brands at the best prices all while receiving free shipping! black hardshell case Rare and all original 1967 Fender Coronado II Wildwood - Bass. Fender Fantasy and Aztec: These were the 2 names planned before the name "Coronado" was selected. Like the Fender acoustics that were introduced in this era, the Coronado failed to attract attention from players and was totally dropped by 1971. Left hand (of a double-page) on the Fender Wildwood Coronado II, Wildwood Coronado Bass II, Wildwood Coronado XII twelve string, and Wildwood acoustic. Notable Players: Jimmy Vaughan, Dave Davies. Dot inlays. (If this Blonde Coronado has Black Binding, it is Olympic White that has "yellowed" over the years). Unfortunately, the Coronado line did not prove popular and was discontinued by 1972. The very un-Fender like instrument was designed by Roger Rossmeisl, who had previously also designed instruments for Rickenbacker, but who went on to create numerous models for Fender, in an attempt to capitalize on the increasing popularity of semi-acoustic guitars following the high-profile use of hollow-bodied instruments, such as the Epiphone Casino by bands such as The Beatles. [citation needed]. The body and neck wood is maple with a Rosewood fingerboard and mother-of-pearl block inlays and a Fender Jazzmaster style headstock. Fender 1968 Veneer Rosewood Coronado II Wildwood Neck. Dot inlays. The gold neck plate has an "L" serial number which dates to 1964, but the guitar was obviously made later than '64. Both were standard 30″-scale instruments, and our sample model is a … Only the two pickup models are available and they use Fidelitron pickups instead of the original DeArmond ones. Oops, looks like you forgot something. More information on Fender Coronados can be found in The Fender Book by Tony Bacon and Paul Day, and at www.vintageguitar.org.uk. Rossmeisl's Fender-creations were also used by Elvis in a separate film 'Clambake' where the Fender Wildwood is seen in two scenes. Years of Production: 1966 - 1969 The song "Coronado II" by Polaris is named after the instrument. As the trees matured, their wood grain colored in green, gold and purple, gold … 1967 Fender Coronado Wildwood II . Unusual for Fender at the time, the Coronado's pickups were made by DeArmond; a company whose pickups were more usually found on Gretsch guitars, and the bridge was a free-floating, non anchored, 'tune-o-matic' style bridge, with a suspended tailpiece. Available in Cherry, Sunburst, Wildwood, or a DuPont custom finish. Available in either Cherry Red, Sunburst, or any custom finish. There are a few red to black Antigua Coronado IIs. $429.99 0 bids + shipping . The aesthetic design embodied in the Coronado represents a departure from previous Fender instruments; the design remains an uncharacteristic piece of Fender history. Because Fender had problems with binding where the glue used sometimes burned the wood, there were finishes "designed" to hide the marks. Skip to main content Skip to footer site5116430010 site5116430010 Vintage 116430010 Fender 1960s Coronado II Hollow Body Electric Guitar site5116430010 false. Has one neck pickup, one volume and one tone control. Coronado I: one neck pickup, one volume and one tone control. (Coro I in olympic white did not have bound FHoles.). It sports a Wildwood I finish. Please check the fields highlighted in red. In 2013 Fender reissued the Coronado guitar[7] and bass. A double-cutaway, thin-line, hollow-body, this bass was designed by Roger Rossmeisl, a well-known designer from Rickenbacker who came over to Fender in the 1960s. Either Cherry Red, Sunburst, DuPont custom finish '' over the )... 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