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Classic Vibe Telecaster vs Fender Standard Telecaster

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by TBOT, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. TBOT

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    So, I’m thinking about getting a Telecaster. I’ve been a Strat Guy for years and know it to be the superior guitar. But, I thought, what the hell? Why not try a telecaster?

    So what is better. The MIM Fender or The Classic Vibe Butterscotch 50’s?

    It’s okay if y’all vote for the Squier. Don’t worry, if I get a Squier, I’m gonna sand that headstock and slap a Fender decal on that thing faster than you can count to 10!
     
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  2. TimothyC

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    Um. Ok. Play both and buy whichever you like better.
     
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    This is my completely gear nerd way of making an April Fool’s joke.
     
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    Ah. It was a bit too early for me as it's still the 31st here. Guess the joke is on me.
     
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    Phew! My eye was begining to twitch there for a second.
     
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  7. TBOT

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    Nah! Not on you! On Me!
    I was a little early on that one. I should have waited a bit longer. I had gotten home from a family Easter party and had had a bit of wine and thought I was being hilarious with this post. Now, waking up to it, I’m not so sure.
     
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    I thought it was hilarious! Of course, the drugs haven't worn off yet....but we'll see what happens in a little while.
     
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    Hahahaha
     
  10. Slowisfast

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    Squier!
     
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    Between MIM Standard and CV without any doubts I would (and I did!) choose Classic Vibe. And I did. It has better pickups (which are damn great on all CVs, I guess), great neck with awesome fretwork (checked on 2 CVs), authentic bridge, headstock, tuners and 5-screw pickguard. I sell my MIM BSB Special Edition Tele, which was nice, but I began to want to change some things in it and there was poor fretwork on the fret edges. Now I got two CV50s (butterscotch and vintage white ones) and MIJ G&L ASAT Classic. Vintage blonde still keeps being my favourite tele for smth about 2.5 years.
     
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    I was going to say get the MIM, but all the Squier's eddy current loss problems will be solved with a proper directional cable.
     
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    Me too.
     
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    Years ago I bought a '70s Fender Tele that somebody had sanded the Fender logo off of and put on a Schecter decal.
     
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    Always stick with the superior guitar. ;)
     
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    The Squier then!
     
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    Ooh, ooh! I know the answer! Is it "tone is in the fingers"?
     
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    Rats. I was gonna suggest that as you had (wrongly) found the Stratocaster to be a better guitar (than the Tele) that it wouldn't matter which model T style you bought, it would be wasted on you.

    Now, I can't do it! :^)
     
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    Hahahaha
     
  20. Synapse2k

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    This is my BSB CV tele. The one thing I didn’t do is sand off that Squier logo because the CV tele is a great guitar.

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    That being said, the Standard tele is really nice and better for gigging with. The bsb cv tele is Made of pine and it dings and chips a lot easier than alder. Not to mention that holes like those for the strap buttons get stripped easier.


    Both are really nice guitars. I’m sure you’ll love either one.
     
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