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1967 Fender Coronado XII Vintage 12 String Electric Guitar Ice Blue Metallic w/ Case

$4,999.99

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Up for sale, a 1967 Fender Coronado XII in exceptional condition and in perfect working order. With an Ice Blue Metallic nitro lacquer finish and matching headstock that has aged to a shade of "pearlescent avocado," this Coronado sports one of Fender's rarest custom colors.

Weighing a mere 6lbs 10oz, this fully hollow instrument has a bright and clear acoustic voice that translates well through the pair of vintage DeArmond-made single coil pickups. Warm and articulate when plugged in, the pickups deliver a wide range of tones, from shimmering sparkle in the bridge position, to more mellow and full-bodied tones at the neck. One of the hallmarks of any DeArmond pickup is their percussive clarity and string-to-string balance, and this Coronado XII exemplifies those tonal qualities, ideal for maximizing the chime of the 12 string design. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Coronado plays well with fresh strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a round C-shaped profile carve with full shoulders and an easy-playing feel, measuring .880" deep at the 1st fret and .905" at the 12th. On the bound dark rosewood fretboard, the original slender frets are in excellent shape, showing only light wear on the crowns beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3. The guitar plays well up the 25 1/2" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. An upgraded hand-carved bone nut measures 1 5/8" in width. The F tuners on the headstock have plenty of shine, turn smoothly, and hold pitch well. On the face of the headstock, the deeply greened Ice Blue finish boasts a clean "Fender Coronado XII" decal on the top of the hockey stick headstock shape. There is also a "Special" stamp from the Fender factory oriented vertically on the back of the headstock, and the neck heel has a bold May, 1967 date stamp along with the factory paint stick marking in the pocket revealing the unaged Ice Blue.

On the body, all of the electronics work as they should, and both DeArmond-designed Coronado pickups have a clear, percussive tone reminiscent of the company's famed gold foil design. Each pickup has individual Volume and Tone controls, and the guitar performs exactly as intended. The bridge pickup is a genuine vintage replacement, as the bridge pickup route was slightly enlarged in the past for a humbucker, and a new fractionally oversized black plastic baseplate has been installed to cleanly mask the route.

The chrome on the bridge, tailpiece, and pickup covers is virtually flawless and the plastic parts are clean as can be as well, including the gold multi-ply pickguard. The bridge is also a unique design with Mustang-style barrel saddles, individually adjustable for each string on the lower four courses for exacting intonation. The top also has perfect curvature with no sinking at the neck pocket or below the bridge.

The nitro lacquer finish is 100% original, and the Ice Blue Metallic gloss has aged to a deep shade of green with very faint shattered glass lacquer checking across the body. Cosmetic wear is limited to some scuffing and a couple small finish chips on the lower bout on the back, with just a few additional minor marks on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its nitro gloss, worn to the smooth bare maple behind frets 3-5 from natural palm wear, with some additional finish loss central to the carve behind frets 7-12.

The original black tolex Victoria Luggage hardshell case is included. This case retains the original latches and handle with a gold plush interior.