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Did a trade yesterday and landed a nice little Squier CV 60s Mustang. I had to drive nearly across the country to meet the fellow (don't be impressed Americans, it's only a few hours) but it was worth it.

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I've had Mustangs before and struggled with them playing onstage, but now I only sofa noodle so I thought the shortscale thing would be good. I'm also not even going to try to use the vibrato so I lowered the cigar bar right down. I'm finding that resting on the sofa I can get my hand very comfortably in between the bar and the saddles and play fingerstyle.

Very pleased.
 

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Did a trade yesterday and landed a nice little Squier CV 60s Mustang. I had to drive nearly across the country to meet the fellow (don't be impressed Americans, it's only a few hours) but it was worth it.

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I've had Mustangs before and struggled with them playing onstage, but now I only sofa noodle so I thought the shortscale thing would be good. I'm also not even going to try to use the vibrato so I lowered the cigar bar right down. I'm finding that resting on the sofa I can get my hand very comfortably in between the bar and the saddles and play fingerstyle.

Very pleased.

nice catch....
seldom see posts from Ireland, thanks......
 
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I had to drive nearly across the country to meet the fellow (don't be impressed Americans, it's only a few hours) but it was worth.

I assumed it was a typo. I thought you meant to write, “county.”

The guitar looks great.
 

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Very nice. Enjoy that thing! It was trying a couple of CV Mustangs that got my mind headed that direction. Didn’t buy a Squier in the end, but I have to say I love my short-scale Mustang-ish guitar.
 
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That’s a great looking Mustang.
Congrats!

Too far to drive across Texas. But if they would ship it to me…
 
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All the way from Dublin to Galway is, um, yeah, not an impressive road trip for us, but the guitar is cool! Nice.
 
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Nice! I had one of these in the same color, but ended up selling it. The tube thing can be pressed on with the palm of your hand to effect a little warble without using the trem bar. I really liked that. I thought the out of phase sounds were awful, but some people like them. Love the neck on these CV Mustangs!
 
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Very nice. Enjoy that thing! It was trying a couple of CV Mustangs that got my mind headed that direction. Didn’t buy a Squier in the end, but I have to say I love my short-scale Mustang-ish guitar.
Are you talking about IYV you have? I've seen those and been tempted. They're ridiculously cheap.
 

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Are you talking about IYV you have? I've seen those and been tempted. They're ridiculously cheap.
Yes. I have no idea how consistent they are, but mine was mid-Squier quality on arrival. I didn’t spend any time with a CV through my own setup, but the stock Squier pickups sounded pretty good in the store. The IYV pickups were good, but not quite good enough. I Bootstrap-ed it. I think the Squier has the 3 way sliders to give out-of-phase, but the IYV switches are just on-off for the pickups. I also don’t like the tuners, but the IYV has the Jag/JM style vibrato, so there’s that… In the end, a CV Squier would have been not much more money than my total spent, but I like to personalize anyway… :D

Oh, and mine only came in boring vintage white—if I had my druthers, I would have picked something like the OP did.
 




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