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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:42 am    Post subject: strange color on Coronado... Reply with quote

Hi!

Saw this pic on wikipedia and apparently it is a coronado at an elvis museum....

Mmmmm... looks more like those german sixties colorschemes and toggle swith is also missing



did elvis not use a regular three sunburst?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've posted pictures of another one in that scheme that was on eBay. Fairly sure it's a factory finish.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh yes, now I see it

well, what would that be then, a red burst or something?

never saw it before...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

least attractive coronado, but it's still a coronado Smile

finish looks like the one i have on my hondoII sg
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kim wrote:
least attractive coronado, but it's still a coronado Smile

finish looks like the one i have on my hondoII sg


Exactly, thats why I seriously doubt this could be a real fender finish for a sunburst..... because it is really Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's real. When they made Coronados the CBS Fender factory workers (who were better trained in making typical Fenders than bound hollowbodies) had damaged the areas around the binding while it was being fitted and so that area was darkened to disguise it on a reddish "sunburst" style model and Antigua was devised as an alternative finish that also covered the damage. Note that the bound F-holes are "bursted" too, that's why.

Also see "maroonburst" or "sienna burst", the sunburst option on second-phase MMs and Duos which was actually sunburst over desert sand bodies



Elvis did have a better looking sunburst one, if they were even his... McCartney says he was sitting on his couch strumming a Fender bass when The Beatles went to his house to meet him so it's possible Fender were sending him all sorts of stuff as they did with a lot of top acts of the '60s.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good god that is a huge ass picture! In the future please use smaller sized pictures!
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