NGD - Fender Coronado

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NGD - Fender Coronado

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I've slowed down a bit in terms of GAS but couldn't resist this one. Most likely 1967 given the neck dates however there is some confusion as the serial number starts with a 5 (which would put it in the 70's).

However from https://www.frettedamericana.com/produc ... oronado-ii

"According to Werner's List, the serial number range 501,282 to around 503,000 were shipped between September 1966 and January 1967."

Just put a mint NOS trem on it, which I probably paid way too much for on Reverb, but completes the look.

Sounds jazzy in the neck and twangy in the bridge.

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Re: NGD - Fender Coronado

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Congrats
I had one of those for a while.
Quite a unique, sensitive but great trem
Pickups are an aquired taste. I think they are great guitars
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Wow, that is 60s cool.

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Thanks fellas, could probably do with taller frets but let’s see how we get along.

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Dano_NZ wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 6:26 pm Thanks fellas, could probably do with taller frets but let’s see how we get along.
I did a refret on mine. Was one of two guitars I refretted myself,after which I vowed not to do a third.

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StrummersOfThunder wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:07 pm
Dano_NZ wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 6:26 pm Thanks fellas, could probably do with taller frets but let’s see how we get along.
I did a refret on mine. Was one of two guitars I refretted myself,after which I vowed not to do a third.
Was the refret difficult with the bound fretboard? I understand that Fender installed frets sideways in the old fenders.

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Dano_NZ wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 9:32 pm
StrummersOfThunder wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:07 pm
Dano_NZ wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 6:26 pm Thanks fellas, could probably do with taller frets but let’s see how we get along.
I did a refret on mine. Was one of two guitars I refretted myself,after which I vowed not to do a third.
Was the refret difficult with the bound fretboard? I understand that Fender installed frets sideways in the old fenders.
I didn't remove the binding. I just nibbled the tang
Yes I find everything to do with frets difficult
I actually got an ok result tho.

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Re: NGD - Fender Coronado

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I think I did a refret on Ben’s one. Pretty straightforward.
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Awesome! I love the trem on these. I really enjoyed mine, but ultimately found the neck too slim for my ham fisted playing.

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Re: NGD - Fender Coronado

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I had one too, but I must admit I didn't like it much.

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Re: NGD - Fender Coronado

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sizzlingbadger wrote: Sat Mar 18, 2023 4:30 pm I had one too, but I must admit I didn't like it much.


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Looks exactly like mine!

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Re: NGD - Fender Coronado

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if o had mine again, I’d get Glynn to rewind the bridge pickup- it was the weak point to me.

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