Classic Vibe Tele - Wood Colour Difference

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by guitarist232345, Feb 20, 2020.

Do you mismatched body wood?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    95.7%
  1. guitarist232345

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    So I was down in my local guitar shop and saw the new butterscotch CV Esquires. I have a vintage white one but the BS one really stood out to me because the panels of wood used to construct the body (2 piece i think) were different colours. One was really light and the other was really dark. This, to me, was REALLY cool and complimented its classic profile.

    Does anyone else have any teles that demonstrate this phenomenon? What are your thoughts on them?
     
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    Do you mean, do you like mismatched body wood? I voted no. Looks like they put it together Friday afternoon, Monday morning.
     
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    Nope, not at all.
    Asymmetrical and mis-matched joinery bugs me greatly.
    It’s a deal breaker, even on great sounding instruments.
    I guess I’m Shallow Hal.
     
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    Yes yes yes Fendereedo! Everyone is looking for that Wednesday guitar
     
  5. Dr Improbable

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    Me too. I sold a terrific PRS SE Santana because I hate the way PRS guitars look.
     
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    If it sounds good I'm fine with it, but it does look a little careless. It's a factory made instrument though and it's silly to expect it to look like some guy is choosing pieces of wood by hand.
     
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    Makes me wonder if there’s mileage in multi-wood bodies? Three parter made up of, say, pine, walnut and ash. If a veneered top on a LP makes a difference tone-wise then getting then the mix and match approach could be employed to increase sustain whilst keeping brightness or whatever.
     
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  9. Si G X

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    I'm in the middle I guess.... I don't like totally mismatched wood (I'd rather the join wasn't really visible) which is why I dislike bookmatched tops too because it just emphasises that centre join.

    If I had the option a 1 piece body would be my ideal and I'd be ok if there was colour change across the wood.
     
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    I have an affinity tele that is very mismatched but I’m ok with it for the price I paid. My CV tele is matched pretty well and I prefer that look.
     
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    I like different. But not too different. So a telecaster with mismatched wood would work perfectly for me. Buy it (and post a photo).
     
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    I've played a lot of guitars in fifty years and have to say I don't care how many bits it's made from if it sounds good. I did read somewhere that it was the rule - to save money - that Fender put together what was left at the end of a week and painted it! Maybe I'm crazy but for me now, guitars aint fer lookin' at first, they's fer playin' but I admit, they are art.
     
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    I'm not a snob about multiple pieces of wood making up a body, but when they try to match them up, kinda bookmatching, it just doesn't look right. My local sam ash had a pricey Gibson les paul with a horribly matched top. The grain sizes were not even close on the 2 halves and that made the color appear off. I'm not sure why it wasn't just painted. It sat there for years and might still be there

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