Fender Coronado I (1966 - 1970)

Fender Coronado I (1966 - 1970)

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Overview

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

Brand
Model
  • Coronado I
Finish
  • Cherry Red
  • Lake Placid Blue
  • Sunburst
Year
  • 1966 - 1970
Made In
  • United States
Categories
Body Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • Double Cutaway
Body Type
  • Hollow Body
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • Stop-Bar
Color Family
  • Blue
  • Brown
  • Red
  • Sunburst
Finish Style
  • Gloss
  • Metallic
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Model Family
  • Fender Coronado
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Neck Material
  • Maple
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Offset Body
  • No
Pickup Configuration
  • S
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Series
  • Fender Vintage CBS Era

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