Just played a CV '69 Tele Thinline, wow!

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Chiogtr4x, Nov 18, 2018.

  1. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    0303035521_gtr_frt_001_rr.jpg Little story, OK?

    Went to a local NoVa ( Manassas, VA) music shop today, actually called NoVa Music, for the first time today ( after driving by it for years) to buy some acoustic strings.
    (Note: I have no $$ anymore/ for Instruments, or real need for anything but strings/picks/cables, and I usually just order online- but needed strings asap)

    Anyhow, I'm checking out the string display rack ( small shop) and my right eye catches a '69 Tele Thinline, in line with other Fenders on the wall- this is one of my all time favorite looking Teles ( the Mahogany- bodied one) and remember checking out the original MIJ ( I think) RI's from the '90's
    Asked the 'kid' ( really, a nice kid) If I could check it out this guitar, and a Fender amp, and he said " Sure!"
    Just picked it up, tuned the guitar ( really!) to a Grateful Dead song ( in A) that was actually playing in the store.

    Started to do some quick Country blues, and was knocked out at how light, and bright and twangy- this guitar is- felt sounded great ( but I'd need 10's on it!)
    It wasn't till I locked at the headstock tag to check price, that I realized I was playing a Squire. Very nice player, and really beautiful- comfy!
    The ' kid' plugged in a Squire CV Strat into another Fender amp and we played some fun, sloppy, slightly out of tune blues I E ( this happens when new guitars in shops actually get played for a few minutes, the strings move/ bend!)

    Anyhow, I WANT this guitar! ( maybe, if I can get $$ together)
    Is it as good/ reliable/ put together as it seems?
    Thanks!
     
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  2. drumtime

    drumtime Tele-Meister

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    Yes, it is as good/reliable as it seems -- buy it! It's a relatively small amount of $$ for a pretty great guitar. A standard cable bill would add up to that much in a few months. Occasional dinners out for a year. Hell, a year's dry cleaning for some folks. Just do it!
     
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    Yes... All of the vm's and CV's are bargains...
     
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    I did not play it long ( as its even being there, and ME being there, caught me by surprise, and I'm not really looking to buy...or WASN'T!)

    I just plugged in, tuned up, started to pick. But I have been playing long enough to know if a guitar sounds and feels good- initially.
    I will have to go back, and revisit- a little more critically- but I dug it!
    Thanks!
     
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    Macrogats Friend of Leo's

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    I can't offer you any advice on it, but it's one sweet looking guitar! I love that Thinline style - maybe I should build one!?

    Hope things work out and you can grab it - sounds like it was meant to be! ;)
     
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Is the Squier '69 a 24" scale? That's what I recall.
     
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  7. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Poster Extraordinaire

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    Nope, regular Fender 25.5 "
    9.5" radius and medium jumbo frets
     
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    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

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    It's the older, gold or black Thinline that is 24.75".


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    As far as I know the only 24" scale tele was a Fender Modern Player model from a few years ago. There were a few 24.75" Squiers like the VM (not CV) 69 Thinline. The CV is the regular 25.5" scale.
     
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    ...and now I have a big attack of GAS, thank you so much...
     
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    nicod98 Tele-Afflicted

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    That happens to me too, visiting this site... :twisted:, you probably know there's only one cure...:lol:
     
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    This is the kinda stuff I'm looking for tonight....I need some retail therapy to lighten my mood a bit.
     
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    Just to add fuel to the GAS, I've had my CVT for 7 years now. It gets fair amount of play out, and its standing up as well as my other US/MIM teles. I did swap in a set of Microcoils, CTS pots (50s wiring & no-load tone), a 5 way switch for series and HOOP, and a set of Rutters saddles; that have turned it into a 'stealth Tele'. Best part is its lightweight -- my back also loves it!
     
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    :lol::lol::lol:
    Yes I do know the only cure, but each time I have to explain it to my wallet o_Oo_Oo_O
     
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    As you say, light, bright and really nice to play, got my son one a few years back, he loves it.

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    I have about 30 guitars, including quite a few AVRI and CS Fenders. I also have 4 Squire Classic Vibes and they are truly "keepers". 3 are early CV Teles - a 50's blonde, a CVC, and a Thinline. All are very good, but the Thinline is the most comfortable to play and has the nicest neck, which seems fuller and a bit more of a U shape vs. shallow C shape....especially compared to the CVC.
     
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    My son loves his. Really well put together, no manufacturing flaws or complaints. Really classy looking. He can get some great Gilmour out of it. Get it - if it's fun to play, it's fun to play. Or maybe you've got something else around the house that isn't getting used as much?
     
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    It could be worse... I have a wife o_O.. No I don't need another guitar, but it yelled "BUY ME", and so I did... :oops:
     
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    You bouth the CV Thinline??
    That's great news dude! Looking forward to seeing your NGD thread, well done!
     
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    I got it a while ago, but I have 45+ telecasters... :D, and I'm still GAS-sing for a few more...

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