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1968 Fender Coronado II Antiqua DeArmond Pickups Pro Setup Original Victoria Hard Case
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Today, Lawman Guitars is Presenting…
A beautiful 1968 Fender Coronado II Antiqua with the original Victoria Hard Shell Case.
The cool Fender Thin Hollow body guitar is all original and as you can see, is absolutely beautiful. Most of the Antiqua finishes are faded and blotchy…especially the white one…this guitar is just stunning… Its been played, looking at the frets, but handled in the most careful way for its life.
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.
Our Tech did a great job setting this guitar up and intonates properly. 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 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 capitalise on the increasing popularity of semi-acoustic guitars following the high-profile use of hollow-bodied instruments, such as the by bands like . 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 headstock.
Three versions of the Coronado guitar were produced from 1966 through 1972. The Fender Coronado I, discontinued in 1970, was the original single 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 and , it did not have a central solid wood block in the body. This is in contrast to guitars such as the , which, although appearing similar, were constructed with a solid central block running lengthways through the archtop body.
The body of the instrument was finished in a high-gloss , a finish which is no longer frequently used in the manufacture of modern guitars.
The Coronado also featured relatively thin 'C'-shaped neck, topped with a fingerboard, and a shaped similarly to that of a .
Unusual for Fender at the time, the Coronado's were made by ; a company whose pickups were more usually found on guitars, and the was a free-floating, non anchored, '' style bridge, with a suspended tailpiece. 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 in the 1968 film , performing the song 'There Ain't Nothing Like a Song' with 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 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.
You will love this guitar. Awesome sound and playability. Don’t forget that I am including the original Hard Shell Victoria 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 and all have loved their guitars. This beautiful Fender will certainly not be an exception.
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Lawman Mike at Lawman Guitars