1973 Fender Coronado II

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by Musjagjazz » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:17 am

There is a vibrato on ebay now, unfortunately bids only - no affiliation

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fender-1967-Co ... %7Ciid%3A1

There is also a tailpiece version too - no affiliation

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/60s-Vintage-Fe ... %7Ciid%3A1

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by Jazzmastervsjaguar » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:53 am

Yeah,

I have my eye on the vibrato. The Same seller (The Jersey Butcher) is selling a bridge and pickguard too.

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by Gavanti » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:14 am

Jazzmastervsjaguar wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:53 am
Yeah,

I have my eye on the vibrato. The Same seller (The Jersey Butcher) is selling a bridge and pickguard too.
I hope you get them all. That’s going to be gorgeous!

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by Jazzmastervsjaguar » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:28 am

Thanks. Me too!

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by Jazzmastervsjaguar » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:51 am

So close to getting everything needed. I won the vibrato and pickguard off of ebay but wasn't able to get the bridge. So if anyone sees a bridge or has one for sale please shoot me a DM.

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by will » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:01 am

I think since the bridges aren't connected to the bodies, they always get lost - hence the high prices!!

There are lots of cheap archtop bridges out there that you can use while you search - and play the guitar in the meantime!

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by Trout » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:19 am

Jazzmastervsjaguar wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:07 am
Update some pictures:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/182838386@N03/
I’m not ok with this. Just two pictures? No, I need more.
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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by mcjt » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:22 am

oops. There weren't many Coro fans who saw this thread!
Yes, herringbone inlay Coros are early ones from 65-67.
I'm sure that bridge is adequate, but isn't it a bit flat for the 7.25" radius of the fretboard?
I may have an extra bridge. Or you can tear apart a cheap mustang bridge.
Play on!!!!!!

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by Jazzmastervsjaguar » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:15 am

The bridge is not the correct radius but it actually works pretty good. I have the action pretty low without any buzz. I'm still on the hunt for a vintage correct one but I'm pretty happy with it as is until I can find a good vintage replacment. Sadly I saw one on reverb a few weeks ago but money was a little tight and it sold right away.

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by DaddyDom » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:20 pm

Cool! I'm just refurbing a red one for a pal. Is your pickguard kind-of goldie or off-white?
Thanks in advance.

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by Jazzmastervsjaguar » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:57 am

Mine is gold.

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Re: 1973 Fender Coronado II

Post by surfin_bird » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:58 am

This makes me regret selling my wildwood coronado :( Although I really didn't bond with it - it sure was a very pretty guitar.

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