Completed my modded CV 50!

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Rocket Launcher, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. Rocket Launcher

    Rocket Launcher TDPRI Member

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    I was looking for a Tele style body/neck for a project that I have been wanting to do for a long time. I ran across a 2010 CV 50s for a very good price and decided to use it since it was in great shape.

    Here is the final result: the blacked out theme just seemed to be a great contrast with the antique white finish. I added vintage style (~7.5k) mini/PAF humbuckers in the neck/bridge, and Graph Tech Ghost saddles (piezo) for an acoustic sound.

    The pickups run through the 3-way Tele switch and the stacked 500k pots, the piezo saddles run through a separate volume pot (with push pull tone). The mini toggle allows me to use the humbuckers/blend/piezo saddles.

    This is a super fun guitar to play, great tones and great feel. I am very happy with the outcome!
     

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  2. littlebadboy

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    Beautiful! Will you be able to share sound clips?
     
  3. teletimetx

    teletimetx Doctor of Teleocity

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    Cool beans! Looks like pure fun.
     
  4. Rocket Launcher

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    Thank you all for the kind words! I'm not gonna lie, this was a monster to get the wiring figured out. Someone asked how I handled the Ghost piezo saddles wiring worked out. I drilled a hole through the bridge plate and ran the wires through the body to the back (see pic). I chiseled out a cavity in the back of the guitar to house the pre-amp and battery (see 2nd pic). there are holes drilled from the cavity in the back to the cavity under the controls plate.

    I will work on a sound bite. The sounds play-ability are pretty amazing for how much was invested.
     

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    Nice work!
     
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    That looks really cool. I bet it sounds even better.
     
  7. carpenter

    carpenter Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Sweet nice work congrats
     
  8. Fenderdad1950

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    Excellent work
     
  9. Rocket Launcher

    Rocket Launcher TDPRI Member

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    Took this Swiss Army knife to jam band practice this weekend. I handed it to the lead guitar player and he didn’t give it back. He played it a solid 2 hours. Thankfully I always bring 2 guitars!
     
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    Where did you find a 6 saddle modern style, vintage 4 hole spec, humbucker bridge plate in black?

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