The Coronados all came in cases made by the Victoria Luggage Co, and were made in the USA. This guitar is in very good condition. Some Kingman models from 1969 (not listed as Wildwoods) also used Wildwood back and sides and at least one 1971 Fender Telecaster used the Wildwood as a Veneer stuck onto an Alder body but this was never put into full production. (If this Blonde Coronado has Black Binding, it is Olympic White that has "yellowed" over the years). An image of a Coronado is seen upon the Chill's compilation album 'Heavenly Pop Hit'. A number of Coronado II and Coronado XII guitars were offered in a special "Wildwood" finish. 1967 Fender Coronado II Wildwood - Bass incl. The descriptions appear on page 17.. 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. The unique color patterns were achieved by injecting living beech trees with dye prior to being harvested to make the veneer for the back, sides, top and headstock. 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. Rossmeisl's Fender-creations were also used by Elvis in a separate film 'Clambake' where the Fender Wildwood is seen in two scenes. The body of the instrument was finished in a high-gloss nitrocellulose lacquer, a finish which is no longer frequently used in the manufacture of modern guitars. It has however gained a significant following after release for its natural resonance and bright and deep tone. Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments. $429.99 0 bids + shipping . Block inlays. The Wildwood concept was based on injecting dyes into growing beech trees. Shop the top brands at the best prices all while receiving free shipping! Available in either Cherry Red, Sunburst, or any DuPont custom finish. The Coronado II had an added bridge pickup with relative tone and volume controls. More information on Fender Coronados can be found in The Fender Book by Tony Bacon and Paul Day, and at www.vintageguitar.org.uk. Candy Apple Red Burst (unofficial name): was created by shading (bursting) the edges, sides, and FHoles with metallic silver, then applying the stock see-through cherry red over it. Block inlays. (an acoustic model named 'Wildwood' was made at the same time based on the Kingman using the dyed wildwood beech on the back and sides and a spruce top however early models sometimes had a wildwood top as well. Coronado basses were also manufactured. The Coronado XII, released in 1967, was a twelve-string version of the guitar. The aesthetic design embodied in the Coronado represents a departure from previous Fender instruments; the design remains an uncharacteristic piece of Fender history. Fender 1968 Veneer Rosewood Coronado II Wildwood Neck. 1960's Fender Coronado II Wildwood IV with original GOLD HARDARE! It sports a Wildwood I finish. Has one neck pickup, one volume and one tone control. Available in Cherry, Sunburst, Wildwood, or a DuPont custom finish. The body and neck wood is maple with a Rosewood fingerboard and mother-of-pearl block inlays. Unplugged, the Coronado's acoustic resonance is excellent, with strummed chords ringing out clearly and loudly up and down the fretboard. The Wildwood was a variation on the Fender King guitar, featuring a variety of dyed wood colors. Coronado Bass II: bass version of the Coronado II. 1967 Fender Coronado II Hollowbody Electric Guitar serial number 212807 It is manufactured by Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. The Wildwood concept was based on injecting dyes into growing beech trees. Vintage 1973 Fender Coronado II 2 USA Sunburst Electric Guitar w / Hard CaseThis is a stunning 1973 Fender Coronado II sunburst electric guitar, recently serviced and plays unbelievable. Designed by Roger Rossmeisl who came onto Fender after the CBS buyout, the Coronado series was Fender's first attempt to get into the hollowbody market dominated by Gibson, Gretsch, and other makers. Only a special Coro built by George Fullerton has been documented with this neck. Fender’s Coronado line included guitars and basses with a double-cutaway, thin-line hollow-body, designed by Roger Rossmeisl, who originally designed instruments for Rickenbacker. Being a Wildwood its made from Beech instead of the usual maple, which makes the guitar sound warmer and fuller than usual. The aptly named Fender Coronado Wildwood II is a rare product of the CBS-Fender takeover in 1965. Like the Fender acoustics that were introduced in this era, the Coronado failed to attract attention from players and was totally dropped by 1971.Years of Production: 1966 - 1969Body Style: Hollowbody Wood Composition: Beechwood body, Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboardDesign Elements: Bolt-on neck, block inlays, bound neck, f-holes optional tremolo systemFinish Specifications: Wildwood finishes were the result of Fender pre-dying birch trees prior to harvesting. Years of Production: 1966 - 1969 Skip to main content Skip to footer site5116430010 site5116430010 Vintage 116430010 Fender 1960s Coronado II Hollow Body Electric Guitar site5116430010 false. the Coronado models, I, II and XII, were first listed by Fender in their July 1966 price list at $229.50, $319.50 and $449.50 respectively with Cherry and Sunburst the only colors listed. Coronado II: two pickups—neck and bridge positions—two volume and two tone controls, as well as a three-position selector switch. Like the Gibson ES-330 and Epiphone Casino, it did not have a central solid wood block in the body. Cherry, Sunburst, DuPont custom colours and six shades of Wildwood. Coronado Bass I: bass version of the Coronado I. During Rossmeisl's time designing for Fender, he also designed the Fender Montego, a "jazz box" style guitar which shares the C… These guitars utilize fully-hollowbody construction resulting in a warm, airy and woody tone. This week, John Roblin shares the story behind his ultra-rare 1960’s Fender Coronado Bass II – Wildwood. All Wildwoods featured maple necks, Rosewood fingerboards and Mother-of-Pearl block inlays. Description: Fender Wildwood Coronado II Body. The different colors were noted by the Roman numeral on the pickguard. With Leo Fender out of the picture, a lot of bizarre ideas were floated around, like allegedly injecting dye into live trees, as the brand looked for a new point of view. This created a car look over the silver. Pictured is a stunning 1968 Fender Coronado II model, with two De Armond pickups and optional tremolo. Only one Blonde Coronado is known to exist, it is in a private collection in California. Only one Blonde Coronado is known to exist, it is in a private collection in California. Despite the expensive construction of the instrument, the Coronado achieved little success. The neck is dated to 1967. The eye-catching Wildwood series features wood from trees that Fender injected with colorful dyes while still growing to creating an incredible visual effect! All 6 String Guitar, 12 String Guitar and 4 String Bass. It came in 4 models (plus some Wildwood models that followed) which included the “I” single pickup, “II”, dual pickup, “XII” 12-sting, and bass. Notable Players: Jimmy Vaughan, Dave Davies. An optional tremolo (vibrato) tailpiece was an extra $55. Judging by its appointments, it probably dates to late 1967 or early 1968. 1967 Fender Coronado II Description Up for sale is an exceptionally cool and lightweight 1967 Fender Coronado II in the rare and stunning original Lake Placid Blue finish. The Coronado was available in a few different configurations, and the Coronado II included two single-coil pickups built by DeArmond and block inlays on a bound neck. Left hand (of a double-page) on the Fender Wildwood Coronado II, Wildwood Coronado Bass II, Wildwood Coronado XII twelve string, and Wildwood acoustic. Some accounts say the dye was actually injected into growing trees to produce the exotic colored grain. 2014/09/05 - Pinterest で Kenji Kubo さんのボード「Fender coronado」を見てみましょう。。「ギター, ヴィンテージギター, 楽器」のアイデアをもっと見てみましょう。 Antigua: was a dark gray to cream finish to hide burned wood. Cream City Music is one of the world's finest gutar shops with selections including the Vintage 1968 Fender Coronado Wildwood II Electric Guitar Stripped Finish. The aptly named Fender Coronado Wildwood II is a rare product of the CBS-Fender takeover in 1965. Please check the fields highlighted in red. Some of these instruments were also made available in exotic Wildwood and Antigua finishes before all Coronados were discontinued in the early 1970s. 1969 Wildwood Finish (Green) Twin Pickup Internally - Externally Original Condition Excellent. Nice example of a Wildwood Coronado in the Green /gold finish. The Coronado was a true hollow-bodied electric guitar. By clicking Subscribe, I agree to the processing of my data in order to receive emails. black hardshell case Rare and all original 1967 Fender Coronado II Wildwood - Bass. Rogers Drums also used the 'Wildwood' Beechwood for a very small production of their Drums including the famous 'Dynasonic' Snare in the late 60s. A double-cutaway, thin-line, hollow-body, this bass was designed by Roger Rossmeisl, a well-known designer from Rickenbacker who came over to Fender in the 1960s. All guitars sold receive a 35-point inspection, ensuring an incredible playing experience. This is example is one of the cleanest we have seen due to the finish being unfaded and vibrant. 1967 Coronado II (with bass and 12 string also) and Fender Wildwood acoustics courtesy Vintage Guitars and Basses Also in 1966, Fender began producing a line of guitars using dyed beechwood. The colors were indicated by Roman numerals and were really a guide only as every one looks totally different – 'I' – Green, 'II' – Gold and Brown, 'III' – Gold and Purple, 'IV' – Dark Blue, 'V' – Purple Blue and 'VI' – Blue Green. Shop the top brands at the best prices all while receiving free shipping! On the earliest Coro IIs, you will find the pickup toggle switch down by the V & T knobs a not by the top cutaway. This version is made with Beachwood injected with dyes to give it its distinct colors. Yesterday he brought over a 1967 Fender Coronado II Hollowbody. I love a good hollowbody - as a lot of us do. Oops, looks like you forgot something. 15% Off Qualifying Purchase of $199+ or Call for Exclusive Offers Shop Now. [citation needed]. Available in either Cherry Red, Sunburst, or any custom finish. Dot inlays. The Coronado also featured relatively thin 'C'-shaped bolt-on maple neck, topped with a rosewood fingerboard, and a headstock shaped similarly to that of a Fender Stratocaster. Unfortunately, the Coronado line did not prove popular and was discontinued by 1972. The Wildwood was solid and not a veneer as suggested elsewhere). The sunburst colour has stayed very poignant and really stands out, and the original bridge cover is still included. They were produced from 1966 through 1972 and included the single-pickup Coronado I, the dual-pickup Coronado II, the 12-string Coronado XII, and Coronado basses in single- and dual-pickup models. Tremolo tailpieces were also available at extra cost from 1966 until the ceasing of the Coronado's production. Finish: Thin nitro. 1968 Fender Coronado II Wildwood I. Black Body Binding: Olympic white coronados had black body and FHole binding. The color remained through the life of the Coronado, and near the end, "Antigua" became the model name of the Coronado because it was the only (last) color available. The Fender Coronado is a double-cutaway thin-line hollow-body electric guitar, announced in 1965. This involved specially prepared, heavily grained beechwood; a dye was injected into the growing trees, years prior to harvesting, which stained the grain pattern of the wood. Coronado II Wildwood: The same as the Coronado II but with 6 colors of dyed Beechwood front, back and sides. Optional tremolo. The song "Coronado II" by Polaris is named after the instrument. Has two pickups—neck and bridge positions—two volume and two tone controls, as well as a three-position selector switch. Body: Maple. The body and neck wood is maple with a Rosewood fingerboard and mother-of-pearl block inlays and a Fender Jazzmaster style headstock. In addition the current guitars feature a semi-hollowbody (using a centre block) contrary to the fully hollow bodies of the originals. Fender 1968 guitar and bass catalog. Three versions of the Coronado guitar were produced from 1966 through 1972. Cherry, Sunburst, DuPont custom colors. Only the two pickup models are available and they use Fidelitron pickups instead of the original DeArmond ones. The Coronado Bass II is rare, but the "Wildwood" edition is even rarer. Has 21 frets. They would soon offer a Both were standard 30″-scale instruments, and our sample model is a … Weight: 2.75 lbs. 1967 Fender Coronado XII Wildwood 12-String Electric Guitar The Wildwood concept was invented by a Danish inventor, who hit on the idea of injecting dyes into growing beech trees. There are a few red to black Antigua Coronado IIs. 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 such as The Beatles. Early Coros often have no name on the peghead, just "Fender". They included shading the edges and around the FHoles. The gold neck plate has an "L" serial number which dates to 1964, but the guitar was obviously made later than '64. At least one Cherry Red with Cherry Red neck Coro I was made. The guitar was prone to feedback at high volumes, and the bolt-on neck construction, favoured by Fender, failed to appeal to purist jazz guitarists, who would make up a large part of the market for a hollow-bodied electric guitar. 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. (If this Blonde Coronado has Black Binding, it is Olympic White that has "yellowed" over the years). The Coronado was available in a few different configurations, and the Coronado II included two single-coil pickups built by DeArmond and block inlays on a bound neck. Cream City Music is one of the world's finest gutar shops with selections including the Vintage Fender Coronado II Wildwood 1968. Coronado XII: two pickups—neck and bridge positions—two volume and two tone controls, as well as a three-position selector switch. [8] They are part of their Modern Player series of products. The finish on this one has aged just right and has some greening to it which looks absolutely beautiful. This Fender Wildwood I Coronado II is in Very Good shape. The green has faded a bit but leaves the guitar with a attractive unusual finish . Fender Fantasy and Aztec: These were the 2 names planned before the name "Coronado" was selected. Like the Fender acoustics that were introduced in this era, the Coronado failed to attract attention from players and was totally dropped by 1971. A friend of mine owns R & B Vintage Guitars in Cheektowaga, NY - I help him record videos for Reverb and his own website. With Leo Fender out of the picture, a lot of bizarre ideas were floated around, like allegedly injecting dye into live trees, as the brand looked for a new point of view. Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music. All original and in very good Fender Squier Starcaster Neck w/tuners. The Coronado line came two years after Leo Fender sold Fender Musical Instruments to CBS, and the … 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 such as The Beatles. Despite occasionally sloppy fretwork and finishing, the Coronado is a cool, idiosyncratic guitar that delivers robust tones and covers wide stylistic ground. With the Coronado II, Fender revives a curiosity that’s been out of production for over 40 years. The Wildwood series was a wild conception for any guitar builder: Fender injected different color dyes into living beech trees, and created the "wildwood" patterns. 1967 Fender Coronado II - Wildwood incl. 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