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The Coronado guitar is back, with greater sound, build and beauty than ever for the guitarist who appreciates a different Fender guitar with a special history. In the mid-to-late 1960s, the Coronado f... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Coronado guitar is back, with greater sound, build and beauty than ever for the guitarist who appreciates a different Fender guitar with a special history. In the mid-to-late 1960s, the Coronado family was Fender's first foray into the hollow-body electric guitar world. Now the Coronado name and style returns to Fender as an utterly cool new guitar in the Modern Player family, with stunning looks, tone and features.

The Fender Coronado guitar's thin semi-hollow maple body has an alder center-block and bound top and back, with stylish bound f holes. Its "C"-shaped maple neck has a 9.5"-radius white-bound rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and elegant white pearloid block inlays. Other distinctive features include dual Fideli'Tron humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching, three-ply black pickguard, four skirted "amp"-style control knobs (volume and tone for each pickup) and an Adjusto-Matic bridge with floating "F" trapeze tailpiece.

Features
  • Thin semi-hollow maple body with alder center-block
  • Bound top and back
  • Stylish bound f-holes
  • "C"-shaped maple neck
  • 9.5"-radius white-bound rosewood fingerboard
  • 21 medium jumbo frets
  • Elegant white pearloid block inlays
  • Dual Fideli'Tron humbucking pickups
  • 3-way toggle switching
  • 3-ply black pickguard,
  • Four skirted "amp"-style control knobs (volume and tone for each pickup) and an
Specifications
  • Body
    Body Material: Laminated Maple with Alder Center-Block
    Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
    Body Shape: Other
    Neck
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester
    Neck Shape: "C" Shape
    Scale Length: 25.5" (648mm)
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
    Number of Frets: 21
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
    Position Inlays: Pearloid Block
    Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
    Electronics
    Bridge Pickup: Fideli'Tron Humbucking
    Neck Pickup: Fideli'Tron Humbucking
    Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Pickup Configuration: HH
    Hardware
    Bridge: Pinned Adjusto-Matic with Floating "F" Trapeze Tailpiece
    Hardware Finish: Chrome
    Tuning Machines: Fender Standard Cast/Sealed
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
    Control Knobs: Skirted Amp Knobs
    Miscellaneous
    Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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FenderCoronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very impressive!

By Emile van Dango

from Cape Town, South Africa

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

    First saw Courtney Taylor-Taylor of the Dandy's use the Coronado, and after some research, I fell completely in love with the Black Cherry,sothe following week I ordered it in to my local music store, and I couldn't be more happy with it. Before this my mainstay was an Epiphone 335 with Gibson 57 pick ups, so I was quite surprised at how lush and crisp the top end of this semi hollow is on all 3 of the pick ups. It's much less jazzy than my Epi, and I now find myself completely attached to the bridge tone, something I hardly used on the Epi previously, bar when I needed it for 60's garage. I would compare the tone of this Coronado to my experiences playing Rickenbacker's, which makes sense when thinking that this was Fender's answer to the British invasion guitars. It's got the same jangly-ness, which sounds incredible without too much amp EQ's and through a nice spring reverb and delay. All in all a great guitar.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Beautiful Guitar

    By dacuzz

    from Maryland

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

      The out-of-the-box set up was ok, a little to high for my liking, but a couple turns on the bridge and all is now well. The fit and cherry finish was beautifully finished and it sounded awesome. The pickups sounded great too. The alder center block adds some weight, but I really enjoy "feeling" the guitar while I play. The neck is a little thick, but it's fast, very playable and comfortable. All in all a great value and I'm very happy with it!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Surprising Find

      By Ben

      from Japan

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Blues
        • Clean
        • Jazz
        • Recording

        Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        Got a chance to play one of these bad boys through a Fender Blues Jr. amp. Wow. I play blues and classic rock and usually with an Epiphone P93 (definitely check that out if your in the market for a 335 clone). This guitar holds up. Its comparable to a lower end Gibson semihollow or a top of the line Epiphone. Well made with nice tone if you want that BB King feel but want a Fender snap at the same time.

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic Work of Art

        By Joseph Almeida

        from California

        Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

        I just picked up My Coronado yesterday 3/18/14. I was totaly impressed by the craftsmanship,Fender put into The Coronado to start with. It's a beautiful guitar. I got the Black Cherry Burst. I plugged it in at the store, and again I was impressed. It's designed for any style of music you play, with the sound quality of the pick ups in any position.The neck is as sweet as my Stratocasters. I had "Vince" The Repair Tec. at the "G.C. Block Store" do a quick set up. He didn't have to do much but, I'm very particular about my new guitars when it comes to string height and intonation from the factory. He had to make few slight adjustments but, everything fell right into place. I've owned many guitars in my life and I have to admit, this is one of the finest yet. Everything you could possibly want out of a guitar is built into the Coronado. It was a good purchase and a good price. JJr. O.C. Ca.

        (2 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar (poor Customer Satisfaction

        By guitarjj

        from Ocala, Fl

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          For the Price Musicians Friend should have included a gig bsg or case or something to put it in. I had to go else where to buy a gig bsag for it. not happy about that

          (20 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GOOD JOB FENDER

          By Southern Cross the Dog

          from Granada Hills, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Excellent workmanship
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Great Vintage Vibe
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Limited Upper Fret Access

          Best Uses

          • Blues
          • Country
          • Rock Roll

          Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          The original Coronado was a well made hollow body designed to compete with the Gibson 335 series. It was discontinued while I was in high school in 1972. Only us older guys really remember this guitar. I have been playing for 41 years. I really wanted one back in the day but my teenage income put it beyond reach. This reissue is a great retake on the original. It is made in China. Any biases regarding this should be put aside for now. The workmanship is impressive: it arrived without blemish. I purchased the candy apple red version. The out-of-the-box set up was decent, the finish was without flaw, and it sounded awesome. The Fender Fideli-Tron humbucking pickups on this guitar were meant to mimic the Gretsch sound. These pickups are only a "ballpark" figure to their Gretsch counter parts, but they stand fully on their own. These pickups are a real sleeper. The original Coronado had a tendency to feed back a bit worse than other hollow body designs of the day. The reissue is semi-hollow design that reduces feed-back substantially. It sports a beefy alder center block and this can be felt in the heft of the guitar. The neck feels and plays great. It is rather thick compared to other Fender "C" shapes, but it should be comfortable for most players. For players with larger hands, upper fret access may be somewhat limited. The cut-away could be deeper in my opinion, but it doesn't substantially detract from the guitar.
          This is a "bright" sounding guitar: it is "Telecaster-esque" tonally. It has the quality of a mini-humbucker: bright but not "twangy". It doesn't possess the beefy mid-range tone of a Les Paul or an SG. If you really like that sound, this guitar may not be for you. If you're a Strat, Tele or Firebird player, you should find this guitar quite intriguing. This is not an inexpensive guitar per se, but it is surely worth the asking price.

          (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fender Coronado; a great value

          By Bruce Weese

          from Olympia, WA

          Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          The Fender Coronado re-issue is a fantastic guitar at any price. The price is much less than the vintage instruments I had been seeking. The Coronado was playable out of the box. I did file the string slots down at the nut, as I prefer to do with any new guitar. The rest of the set up was made very easy by the fact that the truss rod adjustment is now at the headstock, not at the body as with the vintage guitars. The adjusto-matic bridge made the intonation straight forward. The floating bridge featured in the vintage model has been changed to a pinned bridge, the set up you choose will stay in place. Another change is the 9.5" radius fretboard. I would have preferred the original 7.25" radius but I'm having no problem making this work for me. The pick-ups are humbucking FideliTrons! How on earth did Fender produce such a great guitar at such a great price? The guitar looks fantastic, the back and top are bound and there are pearloid block inlays marking the frets.Oh yes, it sounds absolutely fantastic.

          (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Amazing Coronado!

          By APRIL PANICHAYA

          from Tinley Park, IL

          Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I never write reviews but after receiving the Fender Coronado a few days ago, I was compelled to write one. After waiting a few months for this to arrive, I finally was able to play this guitar. First of all, the finish of the guitar is fantastic. There isn't a blemish that I can see. The 3 tone sunburst is beautiful. I'm impressed with the quality of the entire guitar build. It's a little heavier than I anticipated but that's not a problem. The setup out of the box was really good. I just tweaked a little bit on the bridge saddles. The action was nice and low. This plays like a dream. I'm really digging the Fidelitron pickups. It's something different from what I normally play, which is a Jazzmaster. I think is going to be new favorite guitar to play. Really impressed with the quality of instruments being made in China. This feels like it should be more expensive. A great bang for your buck! I only wish Fender included a hardshell case but other than that I would buy another.

          (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          The Fender Coronado Is Amazing

          By Kerry Ford

          from Brandon, MS

          Comments about Fender Coronado Semi-Hollowbody Electric Guitar:

          I had my first Coronado in 1968. I sold it in 1980 and have regreted it ever since. After seeing that Fender was going to start making them again, I knew I had to get one. Well, I got it and all I can say is "BUY IT " !! There are no design flaws in this guitar. It is everything an electric guitar should be. The pickups are a perfect match and deliver every tone I have been missing with my Strat and Telecaster. The Coronado blows them away. The neck fits my hand like it was custom made. The playability is second to none. I know each guitar player has their own idea about what sound they want to hear but I can tell you this, I am selling my Strat and Telecaster because the Fender Coronado is everything I will ever want or need in an electric guitar. You need to put this guitar on your "Must have list".

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