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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:16 pm    Post subject: Lester Coronado Reply with quote

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lester-Coronado-Hollow-Body-Semi-Electric-Guitar-335-Thinline-Vintage-Rare-RELIC-/151090921443



Spotted this Coronado copy on eBay.
I first thought it was on old serviceman type job but it's actually a brand new guitar;

"For those who don't know, Fender made a guitar called a Coronado in the 70's, when they were trying to branch into the semi hollow body market. Unfortunately, they couldn't compete with their rivals at the time and the guitar was withdrawn fairly quickly. This is why you don't see many of them any more. In fact, they're very rare and if you were lucky enough to find one from the 1970's, you would be paying a rather hefty price tag. A Lester Coronado is a fraction of the price, but retains all the character of a very rare instrument."

It's got a center block so not a true hollowbody like the coronado but still pretty cool. You don't see Coronado copies that often. The finish is a bit odd, can't decide if I love it or hate it. Kind of looks like it's been left out in the rain and the woods rotten haha.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not that keen on that Coronado copy but they have some sweet guitars for sale.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

doesn't quite have the look of a Coronado... wish they would re-issue them
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like there is a hole in the back of the git. Look through the right F hole.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^ that was my first thought.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tomin8r wrote:
Looks like there is a hole in the back of the git. Look through the right F hole.


A pretty large hole by the looks of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either missing back control panel or punched?

Trying to otherwise like it as a Coronado, but it's tough when non-wildwood natural finishes in a vague 335/twin-horned shape instead remind me of the unintentionally gaudy, Lucille-inspired Peerless Firefox, which gets thrown around a whole lot over here on the used market.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pickup switch is in the wrong place.



The headstock is also too small.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Captain Falcon made that his bitch.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh look, another coronado thread in which taylornutt posted a picture of his and mentioned the pickup selector is in the wrong place.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chris Fleming wrote:
doesn't quite have the look of a Coronado... wish they would re-issue them



Dude, ask for an Electric XII now.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So weird how now there is a copy of the coronado, which is pretty much a copy of a gibson. And this one has a huge hole in its ass.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a removable panel on the back. At the exact place the whole is

http://i1169.photobucket.com/albums/r514/lesterguitars/Lester%20Coronado/9B2E6A62-DDC3-403D-8985-136BE0A02138-28144-000003552E6B5E65_zps54441f5f.jpg
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait, you're telling me that it was designed to have a hole in its ass?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FUN FACT: The amount of people in this thread not understanding the concept of a missing control cavity's backplate took 10 years off my life.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

StevePirates wrote:
Chris Fleming wrote:
doesn't quite have the look of a Coronado... wish they would re-issue them



Dude, ask for an Electric XII now.



doesn't quite have the look of a Coronado... wish they would re-issue them as well as an Electric XII
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