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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Gilby, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Gilby

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    Is there much difference between them size/profile wise, the rosewood on the custom and the maple on the 50's ?
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  2. Chris H.

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    As far as the Tele's go in my experience the CV and the CVC are the same thickness, more or less.
     
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    My CV50's is .840 CVC .830 @ the 1st fret.
     
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  5. Gilby

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    Hardly worth worrying about. I have the option of either to purchase so it's now it's purely a cosmetic choice.
    Decisions, decisions.
    Cheers all.
     
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    I just put a rosewood neck from a Squier CV custom onto my Squier CV50, and they are almost exactly identical. I couldn't tell any difference in profile or thickness.
     
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    Not directly answering your question, but I put a '60s Classic neck on my CVC, and I like it a lot better - the '60s Classic isn't super-thick, but it's a lot beefier than the CVC neck.
     
  8. Mark Davis

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    60's Classics are around .866 @ the first fret.
     
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    Wider nut as well, feels substantially more...substantial.
     
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    The CV's are 1.625 wide @ the nut same as the 50's Classic Esquire the 60's Classic is 1.650 which is wider but its a small difference.
     
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    Hi Mark, great answers as always, how does the CV 60's strat neck measure up! Ive been thinking of getting the Simon Neil model in Fiesta Red. Looks really cool!
     
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    Good info piling up here for future searchers.

    I'll have to get the caliper out and post my CV Thinline dimensions. I would think it's that same neck (maple) as one of the others.
     
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    Easy: cv neck is playable, cvc neck gave me pain in the wrist. I kept the neck on my cv, changed it on the cvc.
     
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    This is what I found to be true. Although the rw neck that came on my CVC was immaculately finished, one of the best "'out of the box" necks I've ever had, I did end up swapping it with the slightly (but noticeable) chunkier neck from my old CV50 BSB. Got right at $100 for it on eBay.
     
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    I did the exact same thing with the same result. Feels identical to me.
     
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    The Butterscotch Blonde 50's I played at the store had a much thicker neck than the CVC I picked up used off craigslist. Which sucked, because I really like the 50's neck and I hoped thed CVC would be the same. I got such a steal on the CVC I couldn't pass it up. I sold the neck/tuners for about half the price of a custom build Musikraft chunky C-2 neck (no frills or finish). Now if it would just hurry up and get here.....
     
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    my vote would be for maple! :)
     
  18. Mark Davis

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    Those are around .860-870 deep at the first fret.

    Perfect feel.
     
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    The CVC neck I have on my partscaster actually feels chunkier than I expected, given it's only .835 deep at the first fret - might be something to do with the fact the nut width is 1.68 for some reason.
     
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    I know we're talking hundredths of an inch, but the slight increase on the various dimensions adds up to a palpable difference, to me anyway.
     
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    I can feel the difference.

    As long as I can do an E7th like when you play a regular E and add the 7th with your pinky Im ok.
     
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