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 Post subject: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Definitely appealing!!! I want my Coronado asap: anybody having any clue about colors and when they will be on the market? (Check the link below from Talkbass and start drooling!)

http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f8/new-fender-coronado-bass-1004496/

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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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nobody interested? Can't believe it...

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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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Interesting to say the least. I wonder what the availability of these is.


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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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I just shot an email to the ConsumerRelations@fender.com and I hope they clarify. I really want a Coronado so badly... since years and years ago. I frankly had no hope for a reissue: everybody was always unvariably saying "it did not sell at the epoc and it would not sell, so Fender doesn't bother about it" and similar sort of cheap comments...

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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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The Starcasters are MIC, very inexpensive. I have used them for promotional items with a vinyl wrap, but do not have confidence to play them. But that is just me.

Not aware of who is making the Coronado, this is new to me, and I have not investigated. That will be interesting. I have a Coronado II that I play, and occasionally take on the road. I like it because of it's place in history, not because it is a great bass. CBS Fender tried to get in on the semi hollow body craze started by musicians like Paul McCartney, with his famous Hofner, violin body bass. These basses had were still solid down the middle. Fender went total hollow body.

I love playing it because of what it is, but I would never choose it was a go to bass. Nice originals can be picked up anywhere from $1400 to $4500. I'll be honest, I have owned two, both under $1600, a wildwood and the sunburst below. The wildwoods were cool, no two alike, but anything over $2000 for one of these in this market is silly.

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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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The Starcaster Bass is a 22-fretter, good point :)

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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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Coronado Basses were not exactly flying off the shelves. They were sort of one dimensional, especially the single pickup version. The two pickup version wasn't twice as good either.

The one thing I remember about the Coronado was that was the instrument with the first Antigua finish in the Fender line. Legend has it that Antigua initially was developed to help conceal what was less than ideal body binding fit. The black around the edges helped hide the binding issues. After a while they spread the Antigua offering to other instruments, but for a time the Coronado was the only Fender in Antigua.

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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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It appears that only a very few Starcaster basses were featured with 5 strings.

True or false?

Fender didn't offer 5-string basses until the mid-to-late 1980s!


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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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I have never touched a Starcaster and have no info on them at all. I think they are sold at Wal Mart or Sam's Club.

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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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Th Starcasters mentioned in the OP are not the cheap Strat Style guitars--but the 70's versions--a semi-hollowbody guitar with an offset body.

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zontar wrote:
Th Starcasters mentioned in the OP are not the cheap Strat Style guitars--but the 70's versions--a semi-hollowbody guitar with an offset body.


Where do you get them?

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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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According to this Chicago Music Exchange video the Starcaster hollowbody bass was extremely rare. To the point where only a handful were ever made as prototypes, and never put into full production. From what I can see, the pickups look very similar to what were put in 70's Telecaster basses.

It certainly seems like an interesting bass. And with something a renaissance going on with hollowbody basses, I can understand Fender wanting to offer something to that segment of the market.


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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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Nicklab wrote:
According to this Chicago Music Exchange video the Starcaster hollowbody bass was extremely rare. To the point where only a handful were ever made as prototypes, and never put into full production. From what I can see, the pickups look very similar to what were put in 70's Telecaster basses.

It certainly seems like an interesting bass. And with something a renaissance going on with hollowbody basses, I can understand Fender wanting to offer something to that segment of the market.


The Starcaster Bass was also available in a 5-string version which was never put into production at the time.

Methinks the reissue will sport either a 5-in-line head or a 4+1 arrangement.


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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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brotherdave wrote:
zontar wrote:
Th Starcasters mentioned in the OP are not the cheap Strat Style guitars--but the 70's versions--a semi-hollowbody guitar with an offset body.


Where do you get them?

At this point in time you can only get used ones.
That's why some people are excited about Fender making them again.

So few people will sell them.

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 Post subject: Re: New Coronado and Starcaster basses!!!!!!!!
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Coronados and Starcasters are not listed in the products page yet.


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