Coronado ll

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by Bluetelecaster, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. Bluetelecaster

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    Have a chance to possibly bring one of these home.2016 mod with bigsby. I know a lot have said their ugly, but I was quite impressed with this guitar when I played it. Screenshot_20191017-184443.png
     
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    Can that body support a bigsby? I picked one up cheap back in the 70's (may not have been a II, don't remember now) -- cheap because the top had popped loose so I installed a maple center block before putting the top back on and that made it sound MUCH better. But the top is just thin ply so I can't imagine bolting a bigsby to it.

    EDIT: I guess the reissues have a center block - the one I had was completely hollow and had nothing to bolt any sort of bridge or tailpiece to except the tailpiece type that hangs over the end where the strap button goes.
     
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    The reissues are semi hollow body. Solid down the middle.
     
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    I'm a bit obsessed with Coronados, kicking myself for passing up a vintage one for cheap a few years back. I keep 'near miss'-ing with the Modern Players, and the main thing holding me back is the weight, and the fact they aren't fully hollow like the original, nor do they have anything like the DeArmonds, which I prefer.

    Good score, whoever said they are ugly probably kicks puppies for fun!
     
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    It is a bit heavy but just feels good to play.
     
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    I’d love to see them do a fully-hollow Coronado reissue as part of the Vintera series.
     
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    I saw one in my buddy's pawn shop a few years ago tagged at $125. I mentioned to him that it was ugly and unplayable but at least it did say Fender on the headstock, so that gives it some value.
    I thought about it for a few days and went back to get it, only to find that he'd raised the price to $350 based on my comments.
     
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    I own a 1965 II. I love it.

    Yes it is an acquired taste, but the neck on mine is close to perfect.

    Responds better with lighter gauge stings, and those DeArmonds are unique.

    CP.
     
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    I don't think it's ugly. I like the modest cutaways and block markers, looks like a classic 60's hollow (or semi) body. Enjoy!
     
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    I like it. Go for it and enjoy!
     
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    The original's came with either a fender style vibrato or a bigsby.
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    Friend had a sixties one back in the 80s. It was a piece of crap. And fugly. I guess he’d have made a bit of a profit if he held on to it, but I don’t think he regrets letting it go.

    Cheers,
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    I love them! Do it! Electronics might be iffy, but that’s a frustrating but easy fix.
     
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    A lot of puppy kickers I see ...:lol:
     
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    I like them
     
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    I love my -66 coro I, neck is 2013 modern player one.
    Sure its not for everyones taste and pretty limited with its uncontrollable howl and bark with overdriven amp.

    I havent had chance to try those reissues but im pretty sure they have wider range of uses and tones albeit bit different because of different body construction and pickups
     
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    Are the old ones bolt on as well?
    My buddy who passed away last year had a really nice vintage one, his twin brother has it now. I don’t remember if it is bolt on or set neck
     
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    old ones have bolt on necks too, probably one of the few reasons why they were commercial failure back then.
     
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    I think they are really cool looking
     
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    I got a 2014 one in CAR. Had to fill and drill the bridge holes and shunt the bridge up towards the neck about a 1/4" because it just would not intonate.
    That was probably why I got it so cheap!

    It's a lovely guitar now though...

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