Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reiland Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reilander Pickups
Asher Guitars WD Music Products Amplified Parts Mod Kits DIY Nordstarnd Pickups Warmoth.com Reilander Pickups
Join TDPRI Today

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

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

  1. BelairPlayer

    BelairPlayer Tele-Holic

    799
    Jun 22, 2010
    Ca
    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.


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2013
  2. ifallalot

    ifallalot Tele-Holic

    753
    Feb 24, 2012
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Awesome! I am a CV believer myself
     
  3. Rod Parsons

    Rod Parsons Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    69
    Sep 26, 2009
    Winchester, Va.
    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...
     
  4. Forum Sponsor Sponsored posting

  5. 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.
     
  6. richey88

    richey88 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs
  7. BelairPlayer

    BelairPlayer Tele-Holic

    799
    Jun 22, 2010
    Ca
    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.

     
  8. RevMike

    RevMike Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    48
    Jul 15, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    That is a beautiful guitar. Congrats. I'd love to get my hands on one of those.
     
  9. musicalmartin

    musicalmartin Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    68
    Aug 8, 2007
    Norfolk UK
    Those CV's hit the spot dont they .
     
  10. BelairPlayer

    BelairPlayer Tele-Holic

    799
    Jun 22, 2010
    Ca
    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.
     
  11. Loco

    Loco Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 13, 2003
    Dorset, England
    Excellent photographs of a gorgeous looking Squier. Enjoy!
     
  12. MontereyKid

    MontereyKid TDPRI Member

    40
    Sep 27, 2005
    PNW
    Happy new guitar day!
    Wow, She's a beauty.
    How's neck profile feel?
     
  13. bluesfordan

    bluesfordan Friend of Leo's

    Jun 1, 2006
    Nashua NH
    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?
     
  14. BelairPlayer

    BelairPlayer Tele-Holic

    799
    Jun 22, 2010
    Ca
    It's thicker than my CVC telecaster and slightly thinner than my MIM telecaster. It's a comfy size.
     
  15. BelairPlayer

    BelairPlayer Tele-Holic

    799
    Jun 22, 2010
    Ca
    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.
     
  16. brewwagon

    brewwagon Poster Extraordinaire

    Feb 6, 2009
    the delta bc
    v*n indeed

    holymoly! rock and rolly
     
  17. GuitarJonz

    GuitarJonz Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 16, 2003
    Central Mass.
    If not chrome, what then?
     
  18. Post Toastie

    Post Toastie Poster Extraordinaire

    Jul 16, 2008
    California
    Something with a gold finish.
     
  19. BelairPlayer

    BelairPlayer Tele-Holic

    799
    Jun 22, 2010
    Ca
    The hardware on this model is gold.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


Share This Page