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My FIRST New Tele Day happened... :)

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by hawkman, Feb 28, 2021.

  1. hawkman

    hawkman Tele-Meister

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    So, I received my first electric guitar - a CV Squire 50s in BSB, made in China. It looks great imho and that's why I'm trying to decide on an amp (see that thread in Amp Central). Being a newb at this, I didn't realize it when I bought it online - I'm guessing it has been refretted given the slits I'm seeing and feeling on either side of the neck.

    I love the grain in the neck and headstock.

    Main problem is the buzz. It's buzzy but especially at the 12th fret - it's a note-killer. Looks I'm due for a setup...

    I knew it had some tarnish on the saddle, switch cover, and knobs...
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  2. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Looks great and I like the vintage tuners.

    The other things can be tweaked to your liking. Congrats!
     
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  3. Jay Jernigan

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    Looks great. Nice woods and the pickguard seems to be behaving itself.
    I would check neck relief before anything else; probably is a tall fret buzzing, but, possibly not.
    Otherwise the frets look nice.
    Congratulations and enjoy.
    My BSB is the best playing guitar that I have.
    Edit: you probably know, but the #1 string is out of the saddle.
     
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  4. dpang2836

    dpang2836 Tele-Meister

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    I ended up buying a Fret Rocker and Crowning File due to Fret Sprout! Rocker will find high ones. CV's are the best Bang for the Buck!
     
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    Congratulations, looks really nice.
     
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  6. Old Plank

    Old Plank Tele-Afflicted Gold Supporter

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    Congrats on the first Tele, enjoy!
     
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    Cali Dude Tele-Afflicted

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    That's cool. Congrats on the first new Electric guitar!
     
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    Congratulations on that sweet guitar! There is a Classic Vibe at my local guitar store that I will be looking into this week. It just may be coming home with me...
     
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  9. hawkman

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    Lol! Good call! Yes, I noticed but I took these pics as soon as I took it out of the box!
     
  10. hawkman

    hawkman Tele-Meister

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    I didn't realize they were considered vintage. Are they stock on this guitar?
     
  11. gip111

    gip111 TDPRI Member

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    That's an awesome looking Tele. What you are seeing on the side of the neck could be some fret sprouting due to slight shrinkage of the neck. A good setup and some fret end filing you should be fine. Congrats on your guitar, it's a beauty.
     
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  12. nojazzhere

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    It sounds as if you might be a bit over your head......I'd recommend taking it to a qualified technician/luthier for a set-up. There are some things I can adjust on a guitar, but I still use a good tech to set things up for me. Be sure to talk to him/her and detail what you like.
    Nice guitar BTW.......;)
     
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  13. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Very cool!
     
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  14. Jay Jernigan

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    Yes, those tuners are stock. Think three times before you change them. I love the saf t keys.
     
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    Looks like New Frets, especially with that Cut on them? Changing Frets usually shows some Evidence, on the Fingerboard. On one Post I saw here, someone spent $700 on a Fender Rosewood Neck, just to pull the New Frets and replace with Stainless? I build a Custom Tele for about the same, so I guess I am not a Fanatic like I thought? FYI, a New Fret Job costs more than some Necks, so a plus if been done!
     
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  16. Killing Floor

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    Cool handle, enjoy the journey. And that buzz at the 12 might be as simple as a truss turn, or not. Lots of videos you can find or if you're not sure get some help. Good luck.
     
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    Those frets look original.

    These necks are beautifully done but in a different way than Fender did/does vintage necks.

    Fender used to slide the frets in, not press them, and the necks were finished right over the frets. Fender still finishes right over the frets but the tangs are not recessed.

    These CV's are different, but very nice. I can only assume this is how it's done......After the fret slot is cut the ends are filled and the neck gets its finish. Then the slots must be clearned out and then the frets, with tangs cut recessed, are pushed in over the finish.

    It's possible that the neck shrank a little and the frets did push out the filler at the end of the fret slots, but otherwise your neck looks just like my CV.

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    And, could you please take a high res photo of the middle frets 2-10 of the front and back of your CV's neck?

    That headstock is showing absolutely beautiful quarter sawn figuring!!

    Wow. Even the finish is very Broadcaster pale amber and not pumpkin orange.

    THAT is a keeper.
     
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    Just needs a set up, they're great guitars imo, enjoy!
     
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  20. hawkman

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    Will do it tonight (photos).
    I LOVE the quartersawn figure. It almost looks fake in some places - like it was smeared. Crazy.
     
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