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FACTOIDS & TRIVIA

The Coronado Bass II was Fender's attempt to capture part of the market enjoyed by the Gibson ES series and the Guild Starfire series of thinline semihollow electric guitars. These basses are somewhat uncommon today since they were not very popular. The Gibson, Guild, and even, Mosrite thinline basses were superior in most respects to the Fender. The drawbacks with the Fender were mainly due to the fully hollow body that was prone to feedback, and the low output pickups. The Coronado Bass II is better suited to recording or small groups where excessive volume is not expected to be a problem.

1968 FENDER CORONADO BASS II

Body:  Hollow; 2-piece laminated maple top and back, laminated maple sides; single bound top, back, and f-holes

Finish:  Sunburst, nitrocellulose lacquer

Neck:  1-piece maple, bolt-on

Fingerboard:  Indian rosewood, single bound; pearloid block markers

Number of Frets:  21

Pickguard:  None

Bridge:  Fender steel with trapeze tailpiece, chrome

Nut:  Plastic

Tuners:  Fender, open, chrome

Pickups:  Two, Fender/DeArmond single coil with adjustable pole pieces, chrome

Controls:  Tone and volume controls for each pickup, 3-way pickup selector

Scale Length:  30 inches

Neck Width at Nut:  1 5/8 inches

Body Width at Lower Bout:  16 1/8 inches

Body Depth:  1 3/4 inches

Weight:  6.9 lbs.








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