The Coronado Bass guitar is back, with greater sound, build and beauty than ever for the bassist who appreciates a different Fender bass with a special history. In the mid-to-late 1960s, the Coronado family was Fender’s first foray into the hollow-body electric instrument world. Now the Coronado name and style returns to Fender as an utterly cool new bass in the Modern Player family, with stunning looks, tone and features.
The Fender Coronado Bass guitar’s thin semi-hollow maple body has an alder center-block and bound top and back, with stylish bound f-holes. Its “C”-shaped maple neck has a 9.5”-radius white-bound rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and elegant white pearloid block inlays. Other distinctive features include dual Fideli’Tron™ humbucking pickups with three-way toggle switching, three-ply black pickguard, four skirted “amp”-style control knobs (volume and tone for each pickup) and an Adjusto-Matic™ bridge with floating “F” trapeze tailpiece. Available in gorgeous 3-Color Sunburst, Black, Candy Apple Red and Aged Cherry Burst gloss finishes.
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I had never seen Fenders original Hollow-body bass before until this year, and I'm really glad they brought it back for a new generation of players to enjoy. It's one of those basses I just fell in love with on sight!
Currently I own a Squier P-Bass and a Fender Aerodyne Jazz, and this offers me a wide tonal range, within one bass, that the P and J can't produce. The pickups are much further apart than on other basses so, if you tend to rest on them, the sound ranges strongly between bite (bridge) and boom (neck). Playing in between leaves you without a thumb-rest, but it's something I've gotten used to.
I checked the action and neck, and it took me very little time to improve it's playability and intonation. It's a CIJ (crafted in China) model, so I wasn't sure what state it would arrive in, and I was very impressed!
When you see this bass in real life, it is truly stunning. I bought the Candy Apple Red finish, and it looks sensational. My favourite feature is the carved wooden 'F' logo set on the floating bridge.
For the money, and the quality in production, this bass is a champion!
I was looking for a classic-looking, vintage tone bass that stands out from all the Ps, Js, Thumbs, MMs etc, and I couldn't be happier with this offering from Fender
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|Model Name:||Coronado Bass, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Color Sunburst|
|Body Material:||Laminated Maple with Alder Center-Block|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Body Binding:||Bound Top and Back|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||30" (762 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||21|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|String Nut:||Synthetic Bone|
|Nut Width:||1.625" (41.3 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Pearloid Block|
|Bridge Pickup:||Fideli'Tron™ Humbucking|
|Neck Pickup:||Fideli'Tron™ Humbucking|
|Controls:||Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Bridge:||Pinned Adjusto-Matic™ with Floating "F" Trapeze Tailpiece|
|Tuning Machines:||Fender Standard Cast/Sealed|
|Control Knobs:||Skirted Amp Knobs|
|Strings:||Fender® USA Bass 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Semi-Hollow Body with Center-Block, Distinctive Coronado Headstock Shape, Bound Top, Back, Fingerboard and “F”-Holes, Vintage Tinted Neck, Vintage Style Skirted Control Knobs, Single Disk String Tree, Fender® Engraved Neck Plate|
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