New CV Starcaster Day

Discussion in 'Other Guitars, other instruments' started by zippofan, Jun 4, 2020.

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  1. zippofan

    zippofan Tele-Afflicted

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    I'm head over heels about this guitar, it plays and sounds terrific!
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    Cool new guitar, but....what is that zippo amp !?

    Are you near zippo I’d like to visit the factory someday
     
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    Double good gotdamit. In all seriousness these were already on my radar, and walnut is a favorite finish of mine.

    Wow wow wow.

    Enjoy
     
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    Really nice looking guitar.
     
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    Congrats, glad you like it!
     
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    Congrats... those keep talking to me but I can't justify it. I'll likely move some old stuff and then indulge myself.
     
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    The amp is a Peavey Backstage customized for the Zippo Hot Tour contests than ran for a few years back in the mid-2000's. I have a nice Zippo musical instrument brands collection (Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Zildjian, Marshall, Jackson, Gretsch etc) and was searching on evilBay for Peavey Zippo and the amp came up(!) Got it for $99 from a guy who won it at one of the local competitions. I have a pair of Zippo/Pro Mark drumsticks too.:D

    I am across the state from the factory in Bradford but I have visited. As a collector of pocket knives and Zippos it is a must see. Next time out that way I want to go to Titusville and visit Great Eastern Cutlery, then stop at Zippo again on the way back.

    This is a photo of my basement a few years ago before it got taken over more for storage:
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    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    That's really cool. As the 3 different lines have different specs, did you go through a decision process with Affinity, Classic Vibe, and Contemporary, or just go straight to the CV?
     
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    Wow! Funny, I was looking at some on Reverb the other day but the prices are ridiculous. I didn't know there was a Squier re-issue, and the price is right. I really like Squier stuff, I only have 2 (a '51 in butterscotch, for which a friend of mine has lusted for years, and a limited run HH Tele from GC in metallic orange) but very happy with them. And a walnut version Starcaster would go really well with my walnut 1972 ES-325...
     
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    Just wondering what these weigh in at?
    A potential deal breaker for me is getting a HS case that fits it, as there doesn't appear to one made for it...
     
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    The Sweetwater spec said 7 lbs, 6 oz if I remember right. Supposedly it will fit in an Epi Casino case but I haven't tried mine yet. I'll post when I do and if it fits or not.

    I went straight for the walnut CV, it was the one that caught my eye first. I like the tone of my Squier VM 72 Thinline WRHB pickups, I figured these would be similar and they are. They have a lot of chime and bite, and the neck pickup sounds awesome, no mud.
     
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    One important note is the Squier Starcasters are semi-hollow, while the 70s Fenders are hollowbody.

    I may end up getting a Squier Starcaster myself as I don't currently own a semi, but I sure wish I could afford a 70s version.
     
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    I use a generic ES type HSC for mine. Not the best but fits in thight.

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    Groovy!
     
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    Congrats! These look great and the reviews rate them highly too especially the CV version.
    Shame they only come with a maple FB, I wonder would a Strat neck fit?
     
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    Lots of players trash them, but I absolutely love the reissue WRHB pickups.
     
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    The original Starcaster was also semi-hollow. It had through-body string anchors and a unique six saddle bridge instead of the TOM set up on the later Fender Classic Player and Squier line up.
     
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    Me too, I think they sound great. Nothing like any other humbuckers I have (admittedly not many), more hi-fi, single coil-ish tone. The neck pickup rocks, and I usually don't like most neck pickups.
     
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    I stand corrected.
     
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    Oh, I like that.
     
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