Vintage 1967 Fender Coronado II Cherry Red
Posted on June 11 2020
This vintage 1967 Fender Coronado II Cherry Red electric guitar came through the shop a few years ago. I'm always a vintage Fender guitar buyer but I especially like the fully hollow Fender Coronado guitars. You can contact me here to sell a vintage Fender guitar.
The Fender Coronado was introduced in 1965 as a response to the success of popular hollowbody guitars like the Gibson ES-330. The Coronado's body and neck were made and finished by Fender but the wiring harness was sourced from electronics manufacturer Rowe Industries (DeArmond). Rowe industries also made the ever rare and desirable DeArmond R5T and R15T amplifiers. The Coronado II featured two pickups, a three way toggle switch, and volume and tone for each pickup. The tone is very different from Gibson's P-90 equipped ES-330 in that the Coronado is much brighter with more clarity. The single coil DeArmond pickups are as visually attractive as they are tonally unique and musical.
This 1967 Fender Coronado II has survived in very nice condition and is ready to gig. The frets have very little wear and the neck is straight. The electronics have been cleaned and lubricated and operate as new. This guitar retains all its original parts except for the tremolo arm and pickguard.