Tom Petersson—conceptualizer of the 12-string bass and original low-end man for Cheap Trick—gives Premier Guitar a glimpse at some of the rare gems in his vast collection of vintage guitars and basses

1967 Fender Coronado II Bass

1967 Fender Coronado II Bass
Despite being designed by famed Rickenbacker luthier Roger Rossmeisl, the 30Ã??-scale Fender Coronado II hollowbody (and the one-pickup Coronado I) never quite caught on and was discontinued in 1973. "It's very much like a Guild Starfire," says Petersson of this specimen from the first year of production. "It's a great-sounding, underappreciated bass."

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