In 1967 Fender attempted to capture some of the lucrative thin-line, semi acoustic market by launching their own series. These '67 & '68 models were designed by ex-Rickenbacker guitar designer, Roger Rossmeisl.
The Coronado "Wildwood" twelve-string was part of this series. A danish inventer pioneered this "Exotic Wood" concept. He came up with the idea of injecting dyes into growing beech trees. As the trees matured, their wood "COLORED" into green, golden brown, dark blue, purple-blue and blue-green grain patterns.
The Coronado "Wildwood" series was known in '67 & '68 as the "Summer Of Love" guitar.