Tried several telecasters and then I bought ...This one!

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

  1. Corvus

    Corvus Tele-Meister

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    Confession - I'm a hopeless gibbering guitar addict/nut who really shouldn't go near guitar shops but today I went to the big local place as my dear brother has "borrowed" one of my best teles and I was down to five!!

    Lots of stock to choose from and if you are known you can just grab anything so I sat down with a Blues Junior and tried......

    Vintera 50's modified - nice; sounded ok but fussy switching not for me.

    Classic Vibe 60's bound - beautiful but thin sounding and not set up well.

    Mexican player - ok playing wise but funny bridge and I don't like the pickups.

    Squier Classic Vibe Esquire - Good player; Real bang out of the pickup in first position without tone control but why, why have they done the totally unusable dark bassy tone.

    American professional - Nice, thin finish but I'm not keen on white necks - good pickups but hard to see how the price makes it "better!" Nice pickups.

    And then, after an hour of playing I bought the pine bodied Squier Classic Vibe 50's reissue - latest release. Dunno if there are "special" guitars but this one was exceptional in build, playability and sound as well as incredible value. Just a great playing and sounding guitar at any price.

    NB Full Review of this guitar in the Squier section of this forum

    Classic Vibe telecaster 02.jpg
     
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  2. OttoCorrect

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    Yup, those CV50’s are indeed special. Best guitar I’ve ever had is my CV50. Put a bigsby-ish trem and some fender Texas special pickups in mine. Love it!
     
  3. Dan German

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    Very nice!
     
  4. Ricky D.

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    Those are really cool guitars!
     
  5. Robert H.

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    Doesn’t matter what you ended up with - the key is you tried several and found the one you really liked. Congrats!
     
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    I was going to say that I was glad they didn’t make those in any colours I liked that I didn’t already have, so I checked the website to see if I was wrong, and all they list is Vintage Blonde. Is that an FSR? Last year’s model?
     
  7. El Tele Lobo

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    Nice. How much did it set you back?
     
  8. Corvus

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    Dunno how this comes out in dollars but I paid £339 - a steal for something this good - compared with £989 for the American Professional which was absolutely not three times better!
     
  9. El Tele Lobo

    El Tele Lobo Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    That's just under $450 US. Not bad.
     
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    I had a similar experience with T styles and walked away with an ASAT tribute! Lol
     
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    Congrats.
     
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    Congratulations
     
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    I Did the same, played baja at the store and didnt like it as much as Classic vibe. I also have New 2019 indonesian one. They refinished neck, body colour and new adjustable neck pickup along with alnico magnet. I got white one
     
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    Enjoy! It sure looks good
     
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    Your experience is why I put together my own Fenders. I buy separate Fender take-off necks and bodies from Stratosphere, then compile just the exact parts that suit my taste to complete the guitars (pickups, electronics, bridges, pick guards, control plate, knobs). The resulting guitars have exactly the neck and fretboard that I want, exactly the finish on the body that I want, and every other component as well. Fantastic end results!
     
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