Review - latest spec Classic Vibe 50's pine body telecaster.

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Corvus, Jan 20, 2020.

  1. nick79

    nick79 TDPRI Member

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    I picked up a White Blonde CV tele a few weeks ago, made in Indonesia. Steel saddles and pickguard mounted neck pickup.
    I'm very happy with it, came set up well, all i had to do was lower the action a tad for my liking.
    Pickups sound great, its very lively when played acoustically and the finish is great - I've gone over it with a fine tooth comb and i can't find any blemishes.
    Nice weight too at 7.5ibs.

    I was hesitant to order one as no guitar shops near me stock them so i hadn't played one before but i'm glad i did. Got it for £300, which i feel was a good price.
     
  2. gibson11

    gibson11 Tele-Meister

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    I found a used one at my local store, was quite heavy and the maple neck had way to much poly applied. I am sure they vary in quality, was not impressed with the pups either
     
  3. Mr Gunny

    Mr Gunny Tele-Meister

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    Mine is pretty light, haven’t weighed it to know exactly but it feels lighter than my 2019 affinity tele somehow. The neck looks very heavy on the poly but mine doesn’t feel sticky at all, I have MIM’s that are stickier.
     
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  4. guitarist232345

    guitarist232345 Tele-Meister

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    That cut of pine is really beautiful. I have a Vintage White CV Esquire and think I will have to get a Tele like this in future (5-10 years) when I have more space and money.

    One thing I will say, my CVE was built in Indo and aside from some fret levelling issues (which I have fixed myself) it is flawless construction wise.

    CVs are a MASSIVE bang for the buck and really put lines like Epiphone to shame at the moment. Hopefully in future Namms following from this year, Epiphone can make themselves as well respected as Squier.
     
  5. studio1087

    studio1087 Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Looks great! Thanks.
     
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  6. Mad Kiwi

    Mad Kiwi Friend of Leo's

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    Not surte why you say this, almost every Epi I have ever bought and/or played have been amazing guitars....the last 8-10 years especially. Comparing high end Epi to the High end CV range (i.e. like for like)
     
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  7. Fendereedo

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    I agree, most Epiphone guitars I've played have been on par, and sometimes better than top end Squiers, and a whole load better than their big brother Gibson's.
     
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  8. Mr Gunny

    Mr Gunny Tele-Meister

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    Just wanted to give a heads up to anyone trying to get a CV 50s Tele, zZounds has a blemished BSB for $304. I bought my CV from them as a blemished model and couldn’t find a single thing wrong with it.
     
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  9. horax

    horax Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I thought all the new CV’s were poplar?
     
  10. Mr Gunny

    Mr Gunny Tele-Meister

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    New 50’s CV tele is definitely pine, not sure on the rest.
     
  11. ping-ping-clicka

    ping-ping-clicka Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    look at me! LOOK AT ME!!!! I'M SO JEALOUS
    I'M TURNING GREEN!
    GREEN, I TELL YOU!

    CONGRATULATIONS ENJOY FOR DECADES TO COME
     
  12. motomike

    motomike NEW MEMBER!

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    A great looker. I got my 2019 CV BSB a few months ago. Fender/Squier has such a winner with these, I have to wonder why they keep changing them. I was in GC last night and picked up a MIM and an American professional. I felt that the CV was better than the MIM in every way. on the Pro it was close and I found the frets on my CV dressed better than the pro. I like the gloss neck on the CV better than the satin on the pro. was looking for a 52 reissue to compare but they didn't have one.

    I see some changes on the SweetWater site. narrow tall frets, 8 screw pick guard, can't remember if mine was supposed to have a bone nut, but the new add claims it does. And it is 399. Mine was 349 just a few months ago.
     
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