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Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by ShadowChancer, Mar 17, 2016.
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I only have one Squier at the moment but it's a beauty. The CV50 just feels great in my hands and I love how the thing resonates. That maple neck and pine body seem to have a real synergy. The grain on mine follows the round edge of the black guard and is something I've never seen before. This one's a keeper! I often play it unplugged or with a Vox amplug while on the couch. Terrific guitar for not a lot of money.
I've owned mostly USA, MIJ and MIM fenders, mainly MIM classic series in the last 15 years. But i HAVE had about 10 squiers all the way back to the MIJ squiers of the late 80's. This is my fav to date, a CVC limited edition. Why? Because it simply embodies all the things i love about fender tone. Rosewood board fenders always get closest to my ideal fender tone and this one gets about as close as any, plays great, Is literally built as well as any fender I've owned, and lastly.....well, look at it !
I've had fenders that sound as good and maybe a little better in some ways. But this one just ticks all the boxes tonally all at once so I'm extremely happy with it. However, it IS modded quite a bit but i don't let that influence my n0tion that this is my fav squier because i mod every fender or squier i get about the same. I could truly be happy with this one guitar if i couldn't have any others. In fact, for many years i WAS a one guitar man and did countless gigs like that, and most of them were no better than this if AS good.
I reach for this tele mostly because of its beauty and the workmanship of the neck which beat the hell out of any of my American or Mexican teles. I'm a Believer now just picked up a Squier bass for $99 this week too. Great Value there as well. I love my CVC.
In the past 5-6 years, my guitars have shifted from mostly Fender to mostly Squier--as I've sold Fenders that I didn't play much, but held onto Squiers, since they wouldn't bring the money that would make it worth not having them around.
On my list of faves: Bass VI, 72 Thinline, 2 Jay Mascis Jazzmasters (one with a maple neck I swapped onto it), and an odd and somewhat rare but not necessarily desirable Squier V2 (I think). Only one I've ever seen otherwise was being played by Pat Smear at Dave Grohl's 46th birthday gig. (White with reverse headstock)
But my fave is my first year Tele Thinline Classic Vibe.
It looks like all the others...
I only own one Squier, so it's my favorite.
It's my J5 Squier Tele.
I had sold a Les Paul after realizing I'm just not a LP kinda guy - love the sound but they just don't feel right to me.
So I wanted a double-humbucker "rock guitar" and went shopping. I'm a sucker for double-bound Tele's and the J5 in a local shop caught my eye. Picked it up and thought, "Dang, this thing is heavy." But the LP I had sold was a beast too, so it didn't feel that bad. I plugged it in....and knew I'd be taking it home. LOVED the tones - and that hasn't stopped.
I did re-wire it for Volume-Tone (it comes stock as a 2xVolume set up), reversed the plate to put the volume knob closer (all my other Tele's have the reversed plate), and replaced the mirror-chrome pickguard with a black & silver paisley guard.
This one is in my regular rotation, now. Great tones and way cool looking (IMO)!!
Me and my J5:
My favorite Squier is my only Squier:
Squier Affinity - I used to be a real snob and thought Teles were primitive, ugly, and some sort of throwback. Then I played one. Now it's my favorite guitar - bar none.
Favorite, and only Squier---my 2009 BSB Affinity---had planned to upgrade everything, but the only thing I have changed so far is the selector switch that was cutting out---sweet guitar for $100!
It's not one you'll see rolling of the line, but my Squier nocaster. Just got an inspiration one day and gradually changed almost everything about it. It was a 2014 Affinity. Looked like the one pdcorlis has above, but mine was black with white guard, originally. About the only parts of that left are the neck and body, and even they were modified a bit, to accept vintage style hardware. Upgraded pots and switch, '50 Broadcaster style wiring, homebuilt pickups, Tusq nut.
I bought this Old Boy for $50. It was dirty and rusty, covered with stickers, bridge was missing its saddles, no Tremolo bar. I added new tuning keys. Did a little fret work. Cleaned it up and set it up. It is one of my favorites. There is an interesting history behind these Black Label Strats...Diamonds in the Rough.
not sure if this counts but heres my Squier GE Smith Esquire
very limited run of 1.
Not a bad job at all! Those Squier Series Fenders definitely had the potential. Just glad to see that you got one back in service.
My Cabronita. This is when I started to really get into telecasters.
Not just my favorite Squier, but my favorite (and only) electric guitar.
Nothing too fancy--a Squier CVC with a Tonerider Hot Classic bridge pickup, compensated brass saddles, and an Electrosocket jack mount. I like to say nothing's really mine until I've taken it apart and futzed with it.
Squire '72. I haven't modded it yet and the more I play, the more I wonder why I should.
Well, if it does the job for you, just like it is........................there's absolutely no reason you should.
My classic vibe stock other than replacement pick guard. It's my favorite Squier based first on the beautiful look. Then the build quality is great. It feels great in my hands.
Squier J. Mascis Jazzmaster:
WHY? Have you played one? Whew! Great neck: profile and fret size are dead-on. Great sounding pups. I love the switching options, though I don't play in the rhythm circuit too much. This is my #1!!!
Telecastertodd - same guitar with a bit of flair. (like the decal almost as much as I like the guitar, well maybe not).
I have several Squier teles but I think my vote goes to the Bigsby Cabronita. It's not perfect, but it is quite an original model and for me it perfectly captures the tele meets Gretsch hybrid idea. Also, it's not available in the Fender range and it's now discontinued, so this one gets my 'favourite' vote.
I really like my CVC but it's not as unique as the Bigsby cab. Here's mine