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1967 Fender Coronado II Wildwood Pro Setup Original Soft Shell Case
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Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting…
A beautiful 1967 Fender Coronado II Wildwood with original Soft Shell Case.
This cool Fender Thin Hollow body guitar is all original. The previous owner had etched his social security number on the back plate. I added a Wild Flower sticker to cover it. See pics 12 and 13. Original parts include the original Pickguard, Bridge, DeArmond Pickups, Fender Branded Grover Tuners, nut, whammy tailpiece and even the whammy bar. Those are always missing!
These cool guitars used DeArmond Pickups that are all highly desirable. When you get this guitar you will know why…Very full and thick in the neck and will cut you like a knife in the bridge. Very very strong pickups that sound great in this cool Fender Guitar.
We had our Tech set this beauty up with a set of new 10 guage strings… Great low action on this very fast C shaped neck. A pleasure to play with no sore fingers!
Heres some info I found on the web regarding these cool Fender Wildwood guitars..
The very un-Fender like instrument was designed by Roger Rossmeisl (who had previously also designed instruments for Rickenbacker but who went on to create numerous models for Fender) in an attempt to capitalize on the increasing popularity of semi-acoustic guitars following the high-profile use of hollow-bodied instruments, such as the Epiphone Casino by bands like The Beatles. During Rossmeisl's time designing for Fender he also designed the Fender Montego, a jazz box style guitar which shares the Coronado's fixed F tailpiece; and the 1967 Fender Wildwood which shares the Stratocaster headstock.
Three versions of the Coronado guitar were produced from 1966 through 1972. The Fender Coronado I, discontinued in 1970, was the original single pickup design. The Coronado II had an added bridge pickup (with relative tone and volume controls).. The Coronado was a true hollow-bodied electric guitar; like the Gibson ES-330 and Epiphone Casino, it did not have a central solid wood block in the body. This is in contrast to guitars such as the Gibson ES-335, which, although appearing similar, were constructed with a solid central block running lengthways through the archtop body.
Unusual for Fender at the time, the Coronado's pickups were made by DeArmond; a company whose pickups were more usually found on Gretsch guitars, and the bridge was a free-floating, non anchored, 'tune-o-matic' style bridge, with a suspended tailpiece. Tremolo tailpieces were also available at extra cost for 1966 until cease of the Coronado's production. The wiring harness used in the Fender Coronado line was manufactured by Rowe Industries of Toledo, Ohio and delivered as a completely pre-assembled set.
The Coronados all came in cases made by the Victoria Luggage Co, and were made in the USA.
The Coronado gained significant attention when used by Elvis Presley in the 1968 film Speedway, performing the song 'There Ain't Nothing Like a Song' with Nancy Sinatra in the final scene and is the only guitar used by Elvis within the entire film. Rossmeisl's Fender-creations were also used by Elvis in a separate film 'Clambake' where the Fender Wildwood is seen in two scenes.
Coronado II two pickups—neck and bridge positions—two volume and two tone controls, as well as a three-position selector switch. Block inlays. Optional tremolo. Cherry, Sunburst, DuPont custom colors. The body and neck wood is maple with a Rosewood fingerboard and mother-of-pearl block inlays and a Fender Jazzmaster style headstock.
Years of Production: 1966 - 1969
Body Style: Hollowbody
Wood Composition: Beechwood body, Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard
Design Elements: Bolt-on neck, block inlays, bound neck, f-holes optional tremolo system
Finish Specifications: Wildwood finishes were the result of Fender pre-dying birch trees prior to harvesting.
Notable Players: Jimmy Vaughan, Dave Davies, Elvis Presley
You will love this guitar. Awesome sound and playability. Don’t forget that I am including the original Soft Shell Case. These are very hard to find to fit these unusual Shaped Guitars.
Sold as-is as its used and vintage, However, I have been hand picking guitars for my customers for close to 20 years now. All have loved their guitars I found them. This cool Fender will certainly not be an exception.
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