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Neat old Fender

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 6foot5, May 1, 2010.

  1. 6foot5


    Apr 14, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Thought this was neat and would share with you guys.

    Link to the advertisement


    *This is not my bass and I am in no way affiliated with the seller.
  2. alangoldstein


    Jul 23, 2007
    Charleston, SC
    Endorsments: Aguilar, Hartke, DR strings, Analysis Plus "Oval" Cables
    thats cool and for those interested go to daddys junky music site, search fender music man or music master

    there is a weird bass there ive never seen
  3. rockdoc11


    Sep 2, 2000
    This looks like one of the "Wildwood" Fender Coronados.

    Back in the 1960s Fender injected a number of living trees with stains. When the cut them down and made guitars and basses out of them, this is what they looked like.
  4. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    sheesh-had I the money I'd buy it right now. :bawl:
  5. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
    I always wodered why Fender used DeArmond pickups on those. It's not like they aren't used to making different styles of pickups. I can't think of any other Fenders without Fender pickups (maybe they wanted these to sound good).

    Edit: I think they also used DeArmonds on the electric mandolin.
  6. JimB52

    JimB52 User Supporting Member

    May 24, 2007
    East Coast
    I played a Coronado years ago and was underwhelmed. Neck diver, boomy, uncomfortable body shape. But, tastes change. Maybe I'd love it today.

    That's a Musicmaster. Same body type and scale length as a Mustang. Sold as a beginner's guitar, has a Stratocaster pickup.
  7. Jones_Stuff


    Nov 26, 2009
    Leicester, UK
    Fretboard looks like it could use a little work, but all in all, cool bass ;)
  8. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
  9. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    Yes, they're pretty dreadful.

    Interesting to look at, though.

    I think these were sort of the last gasp for Roger Rossmeisl.
  10. Bone


    Oct 28, 2006
    Here are mine. While not as ergonomic as a P or J it wasn't uncomfortable to play,but it was the worst neck diver I've ever owned. I really did like the tone though and would have made a great fretless.
  11. i've always been intrigued by these. never have had a chance to play one though.
  12. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    That is crazy.
  13. GlennW


    Sep 6, 2006
  14. Meddle


    Jul 27, 2009
    Sounds a little unethical.

    Surely the wood would be pretty poor if you felled the tree then made a bass out of it straight away, no?

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