Famously designed by former Rickenbacker luthier Roger Rossmeisl, the Fender Coronado is one of the more recognisable guitars from Fender's CBS era, and was unlike any other Fender guitar manufactured at the time. In an uncharacteristic move for Fender in the '60s, the Coronado's hollowbody design and single coil DeArmond pickups are more similar to something like an ES-330 or Rickenbacker hollowbody, and offer a sound not found on any other Fender model.
This 1968 Coronado is an exceptional sounding instrument with a undeniably unique look. Originally an Antigua model, years of cigarette smoke exposure have given it a distinctive yellowed look. The hardware and electronics are original including the DeArmond pickups, which have an open, airy tone that is very well balanced between the neck and the bridge pickup. The guitar is finished off with block pearloid inlays, 'Antigua' logo pickguard, and vibrato tailpiece.
This guitar is in good cosmetic condition, and is all original with the exception of the tremolo arm. Also included is a non original case.
As with all our vintage instruments, this guitar has been given a thorough service by the Vintage Instrument Workshop and is guaranteed for 3 years in line with our vintage instrument warranty.