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SQUIER CV50 BSB build issue???!!! Help!!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Tbone77, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Tbone77

    Tbone77 TDPRI Member

    3
    Feb 7, 2013
    Vancouver
    Hey All,
    I just bought a gorgeous Squier CV50s BSB. After reading all the posts about it, one popped up at a store and I "had no choice to buy it!" I am in love with it (along with my American Standard Strat). HOWEVER - I found a weird anomaly in the build, just under the bridge. It looks like there's a tiny gap in the wood, showing the cavity, which should be covered by the bridge plate. I don't like how this looks, but I'm more concerned about the sound impact. Any thoughts? Should I return it and wait for a new shipment? I'll include pictures. The CLOSE UPS show the issue. Thanks all. My heart hurts. :(
     

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  2. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
    Thats on almost all Fenders with the vintage bridge.

    Its on the 52ri 50's-60's MIM Classics and many more.

    Its been discussed hundreds of times do a search for butt crack and you will see alot of threads.
     
  3. Kevin_Lindsay

    Kevin_Lindsay Tele-Meister

    241
    Sep 9, 2003
    Scotland, UK
    That's normal mate. Here's the same thing on a Custom Shop Nocaster - just so you know it isn't just the inexpensive models that have this.

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    And on the '52 reissue

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  5. Tbone77

    Tbone77 TDPRI Member

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    Feb 7, 2013
    Vancouver
    Thanks so much, guys. I can actually sleep tonight. Good to see my Fender obsession/sickness is as healthy as ever. Thanks again. T
     
  6. Mark Davis

    Mark Davis Telefied

    Mar 2, 2003
    Bakersfield Ca.
    When these were first made they came with the ashtray cover which hides this gap.
     
  7. Tbone77

    Tbone77 TDPRI Member

    3
    Feb 7, 2013
    Vancouver
    I now rest in Tele-peace. Thanks again!
     
  8. FenderGuy53

    FenderGuy53 Friend of Leo's

    May 14, 2008
    Marion, NC
    I played a 2012 model at Sam Ash today (Butterscotch Blonde) and it had the gap.
     
  9. vanguard

    vanguard Friend of Leo's

    Feb 7, 2007
    Charleston, SC
    yep. we call it "butt crack" around here. the only production tele that doesn't have it is the 2000 and later nocaster reissue.
     
  10. el cheapo

    el cheapo Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 13, 2011
    Southcentral Pa
    The only thing wrong with your guitar is it isn't an Esquire! :D
     
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