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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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NGD: Squier VM Cabronita

So it was no error: I could order this guitar und it was delivered today. Just unboxed it, took some photos and played a few notes.











The neck seems not too thin. It is fitted with 009-gauge. The description says itīs a modern C-shape, but it feels very different from my other modern-C-shape necks.

The neck pickup is notable louder than the bridge-pu, at least with the factory setting. The Bigsby seems to work fine.

This is all I can tell You after 5 minutes. More infos to follow.

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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow! Quick work udoering, I'm impressed with your speed! Any more information on general build quality would be great. What kind of weight is it? That's a fair bit of metalwork on there. Your pics are good too, looking forward to hearing more about it when you have had more than 5 minutes on it! Thanks for sharing
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That was amazingly fast
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That didn't take long at all. Congrats! HNGD!
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Congratulations. Looks very cool. Tell us more when you have a chance.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Are these going to be available in the USA? Anybody know?
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How much did you pay for it??
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Old July 10th, 2013, 11:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The price was € 318 incl. shipping.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 05:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I emailed Fender and received a response back saying that they are supposed to ship at the first of August, and that pre-orders can be made at your local Fender dealer.
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What is the country of manufacture? Are they still being made in India?
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I really can't wait to try these out.
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I'm thinking that needs a Filter'tron'ish pup in the bridge to match the neck. That would also take care of the issue with the neck being louder than the bridge.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thats a cool looking guitar, cant wait to hear about build quality and how it sounds.
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What is the country of manufacture? Are they still being made in India?
Squier VMs are usually made in Indonesia.
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Looks like I'm buy a Squire...
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The price was € 318 incl. shipping.
Shoudn't have read this... Now I MUST have this....
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Old July 14th, 2013, 11:16 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Some further information

So I can give You some more informations about the guitar. It is made in Indonesia, made of basswood. Itīs got a 9.5'' radius and 22 frets. I tried to measure the thickness of the neck, it is about 25 millimeters.

The neck feels different from my other modern C-shape necks, but is easy to play. But: at the 12th fret the strings are about 4 mm above the fretboard, so one cannot speak of low action (factory setup); despite that the G-string sounds muffled in some spots (12th - 14th fret). I donīt think it is classical dead spot, because the amount of muffling may vary from day to day. I wish some of the experts could take a close look at this.

The bridge pickup lacks, compared to the pu of my 2010 american standard Tele, some mids. It sounds slimmer. But one has to consider that it is very far away from the strings (about 4 - 6 mm), the Filtertron has less distance (I did not change any of the factory settings yet). The strings it was fitted with feel sloppy, itīs a 09 - 42 gauge as on my other telecasters without this sloppy feeling.

In the first hours of playing I often hat to tune the guitar, now it seems to have settled. The bigsby works fine if You donīt move it too far down, which implies a little tuning.

The guitar came without any accesories (no Allen wrench), but it came in a Yamaha cardbox. I donīt know why, maybe other specimen are better equipped.

To sum it up: the guitar ainīt bad in relationship to the price, but it requires a thorough setup. My main reason to buy it was the Bigsby; I think about esquiring it (I already have a am.-made Cabronita) with changing the bridge-pu.
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Old July 14th, 2013, 11:35 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I forgot: pot and pu-switch are working fine. The neck-pu is built-in askew, it is tilt towards the neck.
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