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Fender Coronado II (1965)


Condition: Very Good
Top Wood:
Back and Sides Wood: Maple
Neck Wood: Maple
Nut Width: 1-5/8"
Body Binding: Cream
Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
Nut Material: Bone
Neck Profile: C
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Peghead Veneer: Black painted with Fender Logo
Tuners: Original Fender individual
Scale Length: 25-5/16"
Finish: Original
Pickguard: Original Fender
Electronics: Two original Fender pickups with volume and tone knobs
Tailpiece: Original with Fender Logo
Case: Newer Molded Plastic Hardshell Case


You may be asking yourself “Is that a used 1965 Fender Coronado Guitar at The Denver Folklore Center?!” and let me just tell you, yes - yes it is. We couldn’t help ourselves when the opportunity to take this guitar on consignment came upon us because this guitar is just way too cool to pass up.

1965 was the first year of production of the Fender Coronado II Guitars. The fully hollow thin body Coronado II features a ‘Gibson tune-o-matic’ style floating bridge with individually adjustable saddles, bound f holes, a large trapeze tailpiece (with a large F on it), but also had some iconic fender Features such as a bolt on neck, block fretboard inlay on a bound Brazilian rosewood fretboard, and the iconic Fender headstock design.

The Coronado II has two single coil pickups (very P-90 like) with individually adjustable volume and tone knobs and a three-way selector to switch between pickup voicing.

This instrument is in very good condition for a guitar of its age. There is a small crack in the laminate just above the neck pickup that shows no signs of being anything other than an aesthetic issue, it is missing the cover to the three way switch, and the familiar signs of play-wear.

Included with this guitar is a newer hardshell case.