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Fender Brings Back the Coronado and the Starcaster

Fender dusts off a pair of “forgotten” classics


Long lost Fender models the Coronado and the Starcaster have suddenly resurfaced on the guitar makers website. Both models are known for iconic design and configurations that are somewhat unconventional by Fender’s standards.


The Coronado, for its part, was first unveiled in the mid-Sixties and became associated with players like Dave Davies of the Kinks and even Elvis Presley, both of whom were assumedly drawn to the guitar because of its cool looks.



The Fender Starcaster was another semi-hollow that was first released a decade after the Coronado and has also made a return.


The Coronado features a semi-hollow maple body, alder center block, and C-shaped maple neck. Pickup-wise, it boasts a pair of Fideli’Tron humbuckers along with a three-way switch and black, vintage-looking style controls. It’s available in four finishes: three-color sunburst, black, black cherry burst, and candy apple red.


The Starcaster features a distinctive black stripe headstock, a C-shaped maple neck, dual Fender Wide Range humbucker pickups, maple fingerboard, a bound maple top and an Adjusto-Matic bridge.



Both the new Coronado and the new Starcaster are being released under Fender’s Modern Player imprint.


Both models are also available for the reasonable price of $899 U.S.


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