Old cv50‘s tele versus new series

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  1. stefanhotrod

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    Found a superb offer for a like-new butterscotch cv50‘s made in 2016/2017.

    1. Is there any significant difference between the mic model above compared to those new indonesian guitars, concerning finish and especially weight (I don‘t care for pickups since all electronics will be swapped)?
    2. What weight can I expect from a late chinese model?
    Thanks!
     
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    Anywhere from 7.5 to 9 lbs.


    The Chinese made CV's are pretty darn great.


    indo made ones still have a while to prove themselves.
     
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    Thanks. Just talked to the seller...9 lbs. That‘s really darn heavy for a pine body...
     
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    I had one that weighed 9,2 lbs. Ended up with a different body
     
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    Hopefully the endurability of the frets will be better. They couldn't have hardly been any worse, on the first run
     
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    I‘ve heard about that :confused:
     
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    I loved that neck so much though I had stainless installed on mine
     
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    I‘ve read good reviews abouth thise guitars, but what’s so good?
    Soft fret material, boat anchor weight, thick polyester coating???

    I guess I should pass this offer. Any ideas about the indonesian models?
     
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    They feel good to play and sound pretty good.
     
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    Do you know which factory it was made? I have a 2014 Affinity that is very good. I think they were putting out good guitars back then. But I don't know all the little nuances between factories and what's good. Supposedly people say the Chinese Grand Reward models are really good.
     
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    Nine pounds is heavy for any guitar, even a Les Paul. If weight matters to you - as in, you intend to play this guitar for long stretches standing up - that's probably one to avoid. If it's going to be in your lap, an extra pound or two won't be noticed.

    Either way, I wouldn't write off all Indonesian CVs on the basis of this one or that one being heavy. The nature of the internet is that one person says "My Indonesian CV is heavy," four other people say "so is mine," and suddenly every Indonesian-made CV is a brick. It's been stated a thousand times here, but there's no substitute for putting your hands on the guitar and judging it independently.
     
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    Check the Sweetwater guitar gallery. They rate the weights of the Guitars there.

    The newer iteration of the 50's CV weights from 7.5 to about 9 pounds, as people here have described - that was the same for the older, Chinese CVs. More often than not they will weigh around 9 pounds or so though, not 7-8 pounds. Again, the same as the older ones.
     
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    Mine isn't a boat anchor, the fret material is fine and doesn't have a thick coating of anything. It all depends which one you pick up, like any other model of guitar..
     
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