Fender Modern Player Coronado II Black 2013
Fender 2013 Coronado II in black. This is part of the 'Modern Player' series that resurrected a bunch of Fender's less common models from their early years with some modern updates. It's very cool! The shape is bodacious and sleek; it's a cool departure from the standard hollow-body and combines with the CBS-style headstock and fretboard binding, this looks awesome. Tone-wise, this sits somewhere between a Cabronita-style Tele and a regular semi-hollow: heaps of attack and sizzle, but a thick body with lots of warmth behind it. The adjust-o-matic bridge is easy to intonate and comfy to rest on and the F-logo tailpiece looks great; all the hardware makes sense. These are a unique model, they really make a lot of sense to play despite their 'left of centre' aesthetic. Good stuff!
Model: Fender Modern Player Coronado II
Made: China, 2013 (serial CGF1326177)
Finish: gloss black
Body: laminate maple, semi-hollow with alder center block, thinline
Neck: maple, rosewood fretboard, slim profile
Pickups: original Fideli'Tron Humbucking
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's some scratches around the second tone knob, some longer buckle-rash scratches on the back, and a handful of minor marks around the body. Overall: very good condition (8.5/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, intonation is good, action is low, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have some wear but are in reasonable shape, 7/10. Setup with fresh 11/49s.