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Anybody know what an average CV 50s tele body weighs?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by klasher, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. klasher

    klasher Tele-Holic

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  2. hdvades

    hdvades Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Heavy...very heavy compared to other Teles.
    Gibson Les Paul heavy.
     
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  3. Badger06

    Badger06 Tele-Meister

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    Nov 5, 2014
    Lund, Sweden
    Ditto. The one I had was an anchor. A very nice anchor. But an anchor nonetheless.


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  4. Chunkocaster

    Chunkocaster Friend of Leo's

    Aug 10, 2018
    In space with Ziggy
    Around 5 pounds?
    I have a blonde 50's that doesn't feel heavy at all although I haven't weighed it.
    My Les Pauls are a lot heavier.

    The last tele body I bought was listed at under 5 pounds and the finished guitar feels slightly heavier than my CV 50's.

    Edit, out of interest I just weighed my CV50s on the bathroom scale and the whole guitar weighs in at only 6 pounds. The bridge pickup has been swapped for a lil59 and the jack cup is alloy electrosocket, besides that it's stock. The scale might be out but not by much. I think I bought my CV in around 2011 or 2012? Serial starts with CGS10 so might be a 2010 model? I can't remember how the Squier codes work.
     
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  5. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 4, 2005
    Williamsville NY
    When they were introduced (I don't remember the year) they were lighter than the current production. My recollection is that complete guitars weighed between 7.5 and 8.5 pounds. They got progressively heavier through the years and current production tends to be heavy. My 2016 CV Tele body is 8 pounds, so I assume the entire guitar is 9.5 or possibly 10 pounds.

    YMMV due to the individual chunk of wood you have, and lighter ones still show up.
     
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  6. old soul

    old soul Tele-Meister

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    Mine is close to 9lbs whole, dont know about just the body

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  7. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    I just happen to have a stripped down body and a digital scale right here...

    5.78 pounds

    That is the reason it is stripped down.
    I replaced the body.
     
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  8. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    I don't know that you'll ever be able to get an average "body only" weight if that's what you need to know but if so Rodeo Tex has given you an example of one that I'd say fits a 5-6 lb range.

    If it's an entire guitar weight you want what I can tell you is that both of my alder body CVCs are in the 7 1/2 lb range. As for the pine body CV 50s models they seem to be somewhat heavier.

    Here are four listed in Sweetwater's Guitar Gallery with weights ranging from as low as 7lbs 13ozs to 9lbs on the dot and two in between. So it would appear that you can find them under 8lbs if you like or heavier if that's what you prefer. You may need to shop around a bit.

    https://www.sweetwater.com/store/de...ssic-vibe-telecaster-50s-butterscotch-blonde?
     
  9. LOSTVENTURE

    LOSTVENTURE Tele-Afflicted

    Feb 13, 2007
    Charlotte, NC
    Forget an average. They can be from 5 to 11 pounds. One of my son's friends brought one for me to intonate and it was heavier than my LP Traditional. (9.5+ pounds)
     
  10. klasher

    klasher Tele-Holic

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    Harrisburg, PA
    RodeoTex, why'd you decide to replace the body? What finish is it? The white or the blonde? Is it still pine?
     
  11. bender66

    bender66 Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

    Jan 18, 2010
    on my bike
    Heavier than I thought they'd be (in a good way). I was prepared for that light, toy feeling & was pleasantly surprised.
     
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  12. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    I suppose it is clear pine, probably a poly finish.
    My ideal Tele body is more in the 3-4 pound range.
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  13. Mellencaster

    Mellencaster Friend of Leo's

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    Mine was also heavy and if I had to guess about 9 to 10 pounds.
     
  14. IronSchef

    IronSchef Tele-Holic Platinum Supporter

    My CV50s BSB is a pinch over 10 lbs (whole) - heavy little thing!
     
  15. hdvades

    hdvades Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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  16. klasher

    klasher Tele-Holic

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    Harrisburg, PA
    So what is that white finish? Is it like a vintage cream color or is it pretty much straight up white?
     
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