Having owned a nice red Fender Coronado in the late '60s, I was anxious to see the new MIC reissues of those guitars. I'm a little disappointed in a few missed design elements with the new guitars. I haven't played one, so I can only talk to the aesthetics, but here are four or five things that Fender should address with their Chinese vendor: 1) Neckplate should be '70s F, not 50s-style to match the headstock logo 2) Knobs should be Mustang (Ric) type, not amp knobs 3) Tuners should be late 60s-70s F-tuners 4) Pickguards should be metallic gold, not black 5) Tailpiece should have white inset plastic "F" I realize these are small points, but when you reissue a guitar as unique as the Coronado, I think they should have stayed a little closer to the original. Especially in the $700 street-price point. I'll wait and see if any changes are made before allocating NG-CASH to the Coronados. A nice effort by Fender, but too many cut corners for my taste.