NGD - Classic Vibe '50s Telecaster

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by rsclosson, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. rsclosson

    rsclosson Tele-Afflicted

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    Yes, one more time. Vintage blonde and, if I read the serial number correctly, it's from 2016. I went through several of these and let people talk me out of them. Not this one. Excellent example with nice grain showing through in the finish. I decided that I need to get one that is Crafted in China, before they become artificially inflated due to the new Indonesian models. (I have no doubt that the Indonesian made guitars will be very good as well, but now the CiC models will become vintage collectors items. (I'm saying that tongue in cheek. It's not that I'm a collector. I just want a great playing tele.)
    It's new old stock with the plastic still on the pickups and pick guard etc. Sounds and feels great as I expected. Acoustically the body has great resonance and, of course, I see no need to upgrade the electronics.

    Pics will follow
     
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  2. The Angle

    The Angle Tele-Holic

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    I have the same model, just a few years older. Now and then I get a hankering for a tele that says "Fender" on the headstock, but then I play the CV and think, why?
     
  3. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

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    I may get one of these one day just because they are imo the essence of what a Tele was meant to be.

    Best of luck

    Gary
     
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  4. rsclosson

    rsclosson Tele-Afflicted

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    If anything, I might upgrade pots and saddles. I like the fatter brass saddles but not totally convinced that they improve the sound or sustain as some claim.

    Besides, that would kill the originality and vintage collectors value. (once again, tongue in cheek)
     
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    joe_cpwe Tele-Holic

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    I like those, have fun
     
  6. whoanelly15

    whoanelly15 Tele-Holic

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    Beer me some pics, dude.
     
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  7. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    As soon as I find one with a real flamey neck, I'm gonna grab it.
     
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  8. DanDII

    DanDII Tele-Meister

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    Nothing wrong with any of CVCs I've had.

    I still have my first one, an '08 white tele.

    Other than the socket (original came loose) which was replaced with an electrosocket and the guard (purely aesthetic) she's been faultless.

    I hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.
     
  9. littlebadboy

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    Or, it didn't happen. You know the drill!
     
  10. Fendereedo

    Fendereedo Friend of Leo's

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    Congratulation.
     
  11. rsclosson

    rsclosson Tele-Afflicted

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    Lots of grain showing for antique white. I love it!

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  12. rsclosson

    rsclosson Tele-Afflicted

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    There is some kind of weird reflection on the upper bout on the back. It's not scratches. It sounds and plays so good that I am afraid to do any "upgrades". Best one I have played yet.
     
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  13. Uncle Daddy

    Uncle Daddy Tele-Holic

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    Is it heavy?
     
  14. rsclosson

    rsclosson Tele-Afflicted

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    According to my old cheap scale its about 7 pounds
     
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    jfgesquire Tele-Meister

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    I see the finish problem of which you speak.

    That should polish out, but poly is real tricky, it takes a long time to buff out each successive layer of scratches as you go finer.

    I have the exact same guitar, year even....I couldn't leave it alone. It's all cosmetic though, pickups and neck are perfect. tele.jpg
     
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  16. GK34

    GK34 Tele-Meister

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    Nice!
     
  17. littlebadboy

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    Very nice!

    Made me miss my grampa cv50 bsb...



    Yeah... I did some blasphemy on it...

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  18. rsclosson

    rsclosson Tele-Afflicted

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    Actually it was just an oily handprint. Wiped right off.
     
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  19. rsclosson

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    Just ordered an Electrosocket. Thus far, that and a pair of Schaller strap-locks are the only changes I plan to make. While the CVs are considered very consistent, this is by far the best one I have played yet!
     
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  20. Randypttt

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    I had wanted one of these when I first played one back when they first showed up. I got a chance a few years later when a customer of my local GC bought and returned one just after the return date expired. Apparently the guy was a "serial returner" but got his dates mixed up and also damaged the body a bit so they declined to take it as a return.

    Got a great price for it and the damage was minimal; belt gouge in back, and some chips on the edge of the lower back bout (?). I had it about 6 months when the electronics crapped out which was/is a constant complaint in the forums. You may want to take that into consideration. Your other mods seem right in line with many other owners.

    However, no insult intended, but I rattled canned the body after a year. Not a white finish fan although it was quite nicely done like yours. I also turned it into an Esquire after having my fav Tele (85 MIJ) reconverted from one to a regular Tele (long long story).

    I found the bridge pup to be way more aggressive than the custom made pup I had in the MIJ and love playing it this way. I get some great sounds from that guitar.
    This is just a post to make you aware of some possibilities. And congrats on the find. I hear they're not building them the same so...
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