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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. The Coronado was available in a few different configurations, and the Coronado I just one single-coil pickups built by DeArmond and dot inlays on an unbound neck. 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 - 1970

Body Style: Hollowbody 

Wood Composition: Maple body, Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard

Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, block inlays, dot neck, f-holes optional tremolo system

Notable Players: Jimmy Vaughan, Dave Davies

Product Specs

  • Coronado I
  • Cherry Red
  • Lake Placid Blue
  • Sunburst
  • 1966 - 1970
Made In
  • United States

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