Fender Coronado II [1966-1972]

Fender Coronado II [1966-1972]

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Coronado II [1966-1972], Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitar from Fender in the Coronado series.

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Fender Coronado II [1966-1972] tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Fender
  • Model: Coronado II [1966-1972]
  • Series: Coronado
  • Category: Hollow Body/Semi Hollow Body Electric Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 08/30/2004

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Fender Coronado II [1966-1972] user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %

Akallons's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A must try!"

Fender Coronado II [1966-1972]
Mine the date of 67, made in America ... The bridge looks strong enough to those found on the gibson, two side screws used to adjust the height of the bridge, on which are six individually adjustable saddles.
The neck has 21 frets extremely comfortable C profile (similar to the handle of a strat L series), so with a relatively small radius, giving a rounded side to the handle that fits snugly in the hand!

In terms of electronics, we have 2 microphones single coils relatively unknown brand DeArmond, two volume controls and two tone. A switch toggles the joystick / intermediate positions / bridge ...


As I stated above, the handle is excellent! The neck of my Strat RI62-leg is broken off ... The guitar is extremely lightweight (2.7 kg for mine), which provides hours of comfortable concert! access to acute is correct except for the last frets, of course, but it did not occur to me to get the idea of ​​the 21th fret on what kind of guitar ...

In terms of sound, of course, quality is at the rendezvous that the sounds are quite special ...


This guitar suits mainly in blues, jazz, rock n roll Chuck Berry or Elvis Presley style ...
With the neck pickup, the sound is very round and fat, which is perfect for jazz. The box gives some ventilation in the sound, which ensures a smooth sound without aggression!
The bridge pickup gives a typical sound to John Lee Hooker and Jonny Rivers, that is to say the time relatively warm and twangy (having nothing to do with the pickup of a Strat) ...
Finally the intermediate position gives the sound a bit through a telecaster (since it is also the macnhe-bridge position) but always with this warm and mild grain: Perfect for the country, for example ...
But the sound of the pickup is lower than the neck pickup (probably a miscalculation height ...). But there is no adjustment screws to play on the height of the microphones ... Thereby to adjust the microphones, you have to play on the terminal screws, which is not necessarily obvious to adjust ...

In terms of tone, I do not think it is the highlight of this guitar ...
Tone easel zero slightly cut the high frequencies, giving her a little good but usable medium. The round tone unlike many filter frequencies, so that at zero, the sound is cut with only relatively deep bass. The result is a fairly muffled sound that is not truly amazing ...

Regarding amp / effects, guitar resents distortion pedals but a slight saturation of the amp gives a good seed ...


With the last 8 months, I would say this is a quality guitar despite minor flaws listed above. The violin is very good, and the guitar has been played a lot, the body responds very well to certain frequencies such as the ground or (probably the former owner loved these tones!). The pickups have a relatively low level of output, but the grain of the time there!

Originally this guitar was a competitive response to the face Fender Gibson ES-330 but not having its characteristics, this was one where a relatively low current demand but with the quality of the commercial failure time => (needless to think 3 years darken)!. This guitar is definitely worth a try because it benefits from the 60's quality (at least for older as production stopped in 71 ...), at a higher price just a strat U.S. just incredible ...

See for yourself: simply known current guitars, pretty average quality or investing in a vintage guitar little known high quality ...

bdkboss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" CBS vintage baby!"

Fender Coronado II [1966-1972]
American manufacturing in Corona,
floating bridge
2 P-type micro-90 mark DeAmmond
3 position switch, 2 vol, 2 tone


compared to a gibson 335 (because corronado were Fender's answer to Gibson) we find a handle with a flatter radius and bigger (I believe it). I quite like.
it is super light because the body is hollow, however, but keeps a good balance. access to acute satisfactory (Keep in mind 60's head) and electronics brings a beautiful vintage paddle well!


I play everything but when I took this Fender is mainly for resumption pop (Beatles, Stones, Oasis) or a can of rock n roll / country.
the microphone is very serious airy, sometimes it almost to the imression an acoustic, the other two positions sound a little twangy, perfect for the family of good rock.
a slight overdrive but it fits well in the high saturations, it is not really good on the ground


happily married for a year, I bought it because the first acquisition Vintage, and not disappoint! Do not rely on "CBS = bad" they were also good little trick, the Coronado is one example, even though it's far from a strat or tele.
I do not regret the choice!

jemfleabass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Fender Coronado II [1966-1972]
This beautiful was built in the United States in 1966 after the serial number. It is a hollow-body (half body what).
I do not know exactly what term means what type of bridge, but it is not easy to settle.
Bolt (not common on this type of guitar) and no central beam, this guitar lives in hand feedback

2 micros simple 2 volumes, 2 tones, a microphone 3-position selector.


The handle, as is some type of mustang (I'm bass player so I have not tried 500 guitars ...) in any case very thin and narrow, but very comfortable, easy to play, I counted the number fret (do not care ...), access to the last 3 frets at the top is not easy to handle. This guitar is very light, you do not feel it (3.5 Kg).
At the sound, the highs are fender: crystal, dynamic, warm, position each microphone is usable, it depends what one seeks. Overall, this guitar is not made for heavy distortion, this is not an ES-335, the microphones do not have a huge level of output. I like the sound of this guitar, with a bit of saturation history of the sound a bit dirty. That said it sounds very little out interesting and surprising.


I am a bassist, so the guitar is secondary to me, but I use it to compose and yes it should be partly my style, I play in a power-trio rock, my guitar player used it in the studio during recordings of the album of my band (and some light overdrive sounds). I plugged into a little giant head Blackeart passing through a 2X12 "Marshall, and it does.
I love all the sounds of this guitar, but she does not know everything.


I use depuis3 years, I have not tried before, I bought on a whim and I do not regret, it's a guitar not easy to find (it is not known, it is a commercial failure of Fender), which is worth to be tried (which is why I write this review). I paid + / - 900 euros with the original flight case, it seems to be a fair price

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