Fender Coronado II
1966 Fender Coronado II original - in stunning Cherry Red
Iconic Coronado as used by Elvis.
Price - £1850.00
This lovely iconic guitar is the model Elvis used in the film Speedway or as unveiled by Sergio with Kasabian at Glastonbury. This model has been played by all manner of top notch musicians: Graham Coxon, Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers…
This Fender Coronado is on page 359 of 1001 guitars to own before you die. One of the best looking guitars ever made. A hollow bodied guitar, it plays superbly too. It has a wonderful resonance - great for anything from Jazz to wailing indie feedback - and a bright, deep tone. It looks killer - terminally pretty.
This Fender Coronado II has a maple neck, rosewood fingerboard and superb DeArmond pickups. This is not the reissue version – this is an original 1966 vintage guitar.
This is a beautiful guitar which has obviously been gigged (and which has been used in at least one video shoot ). The body is in amazing condition for a 50 year old guitar. There are no major bangs, gouges or scratches but of course this is a vintage instrument so you will have the normal wear commensurate with that age. There are some swirls of course and the odd bump here and there. The chrome Fender backplate has plenty of rash as you would expect after so long. There are some marks in the paintwork around the headstock. There are the odd little grazes around and about but you would be amazed how great she looks after so long.
The trade off of course is, despite the odd mark, you also have the lovely patina that only comes as the wood matures. The ageing of the wood ensures that deep rich, warm hollow body sound that makes these guitars so sought after. This amazing resonance – which only comes with the passing of time - means that you can have the cool looks and the sound. You don’t need to compromise on either.
These are extremely hard to find in this age and in this condition.
The guitar comes with the original hard case. The case is over 50 years old but is very decent and it does the job (as you can see from the superb condition of the guitar!).