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NGD White Blonde CV50's (Poor Man's Mary Kay)

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by BelairPlayer, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. BelairPlayer

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    Got it late Saturday evening. Sounds great looks better. Got it from Sweetwater. The setup was pretty darn good out of the box. Low action and in tune. Has a little fret buzz that I expect to go away when I put .10's on it and readjust everything.


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    Awesome! I am a CV believer myself
     
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    That is a beautiful guitar. Love the blonde and gold....I am thinking of buying a CV 50 OR CV 60. How are the tremolos on them? I like to use the tremolo.....That's a big part of why I like the Strat. Thanks...
     
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    This model scares the heck out of me.

    This is one serious lot of guitar for the price FMIC asks for them.

    Hope she's a keeper.
     
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    Agreed, it's a heck of a lot of guitar for the coin they're asking. And to be honest, I'm starting to suspect it's really an ash body. It's quite bright; brighter than any of the other CV50's that I've played.

    I've linked a video below where a Squier rep is asked if it ash. He says, "Yeah, I think so," but even he doesn't sound convinced. Fenders specs on the website say alder, but then again, the website also says chrome hardware and I can assure you it's not chrome hardware. You can see the grain through the finish and it does have any ash-like appearance, although I've seen alder with ash-like grain as well. I wish I could have gotten better pictures to show the grain so an expert could chime in.

    I've emailed FMIC for a definitive answer, but as anyone who's emailed them lately can attest, they're slow to answer emails right now.

    P.S. She's definitely a keeper.

     
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    That is a beautiful guitar. Congrats. I'd love to get my hands on one of those.
     
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    Those CV's hit the spot dont they .
     
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    For anyone who may care, I finally got a response from Fender on the body wood. It is, in fact, alder. So there you go.
     
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    Excellent photographs of a gorgeous looking Squier. Enjoy!
     
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    Happy new guitar day!
    Wow, She's a beauty.
    How's neck profile feel?
     
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    I just went to their website and didn't see that model there, only candy apple and fiesta red. did you buy the last one?
     
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    It's thicker than my CVC telecaster and slightly thinner than my MIM telecaster. It's a comfy size.
     
  15. BelairPlayer

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    It was the last one in a batch of four when I bought it. They had one in earlier this week, but I see that it was gone by Friday. I don't really see many of these for sale anywhere but Sweetwater and Amazon (and they're going quick there, too). I'm glad I grabbed mine when I did.
     
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    v*n indeed

    holymoly! rock and rolly
     
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    If not chrome, what then?
     
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    Something with a gold finish.
     
  19. BelairPlayer

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    The hardware on this model is gold.
     
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