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, 25.5" scale
Weight: 3.9kg approx
Pickups: original Fideli'Tron Humbucking
Case: basic padded gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's a couple of very minor marks on the end and bottom edge of the headstock. Neck is pretty clean. The back has some fairly widespread shallow buckle rash scratches, noticeable but not nasty. The sides have a few scuffs and dimples, mostly on the bottom around from the knobs. The front is pretty clean, just a couple of marks on the top edge in the shoulder section and near the knobs, as well as some light play scratches. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
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.