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Well, it was fun while it lasted... Squier Classic Vibe changes!

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Teleman60, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. burtf51

    burtf51 Tele-Holic

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    Well I got tired of waiting for anyone to have them in stock so just bought a b stock performer and I've yet to see anything b stock on it. After raising the action and putting 12's on it's all well mostly all I need being a home player now.
     
  2. Seattlesurfer

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    Seattlesurfer Tele-Meister

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  4. goonie

    goonie Friend of Leo's

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    Looks just like mine! Beautiful guitar but the build quality is poor and the sound is thin and pretty much devoid of any tele-like character.

    The worst part is, I bought it anyway! A stupid impulse buy and totally unlike me. First, I never buy new guitars, and second, I consider each guitar purchase very carefully. Well, I broke both those rules. I've been in a fragile state emotionally (death of a loved one) and last weekend just decided on the spur of the moment that what the hell, life's too short, just go and buy something you like the look of! Less than an hour later I walked out of the store with this sunburst custom, having barely played it or to be honest even looked at it very closely. And of course I thought CV's have a good reputation and were a pretty safe bet, though that reputation will be trashed soon if the Indonesian models are as carelessly put together as mine. If I had taken the time to carefully inspect the guitar I would have noticed the appallingly cut nut ... the string spacing is totally random. The low E is almost twice as far from the edge as the high E. A nut that needs filing I could deal with (and the nut is also badly filed and every single string --- I mean all of them -- binds) but this one is not worth saving .... and apparently they are a bear to replace.

    You cannot imagine how insipid this thing sounds. I don't know if it's the nato body, or the pickups, or a bit of both, but it sounds nothing like a telecaster.

    Again, I take full responsibility for walking out of the store with it. And here in Australia, there's no such thing as a generous return policy, so I'm stuck with this lemon.

    The current plan is to put it on Gumtree, sell it cheap to someone who isn't as fussed about the issues and just wants a shiny new guitar. Take the fairly mild financial hit and chalk it up to experience.
     
  5. Footsore

    Footsore TDPRI Member

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    Thanks for the heads up. I'll make sure I don't buy it if I see it on Gumtree. ;)
     
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  6. mally

    mally Tele-Holic

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    I have 3 , Two Chinese (cv telecaster custom and 50s cv strat and a indo jaguar ) the jaguar had to go back to the shop because the tone pot capacitor thingie hadn't been soldered to the pot the Chinese ones have been perfect from the off
    Fit and finish seems about the same with the telecaster custom having the edge
    I will take a picture now
     
  7. mally

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  8. goonie

    goonie Friend of Leo's

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    Wait til you see the price, you may not be able to resist. Someone will be happy with it. It's gotcha nice neck and pretty body. I just can't be bothered doing the upgrades, just going to buy an American original like I should have in the first place.
     
  9. Fenderdad1950

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    Well now its 2021 and I think everybody has chimed in, good or bad, on the Classic Vibe series. I picked up one of the Paranormal thinline Teles, it has a 'crafted in China' decal. The guitar is built very welll and attention has been paid in the parts and putting it together. I will go out om a limb and sau it was made in the factory where the Classic Vibe series was made. I am very happy with my purchase, and this from a person that has both a MIM Strat & Tele. 20210109_120741~2.jpg
     
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  10. 65 Champ Amp

    65 Champ Amp Tele-Afflicted

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    Sometimes, putting your hands and mind to work is a good way to work through some grief.

    I have a pawn shop Squier that I bought to have something to play on vacation. Great thick neck, with fine fretwork, and nice solid wood body. Everything else reeked of mic beginner junk. I stripped it down to bare wood (not the neck), and was laying on coats of my attempt at Seafoam Green, when I went in to check on my son. I found him passed away in his room~ 33 years old, he died from wounds from the war in Afghanistan.

    I could not even look at that guitar for two years. Didn’t even clean my sprayer, just put it down.
    I finally made myself pick up where I’d stopped. I put in a standard tele wiring circuit, a p90, and tele bridge pickup wound by John Benson, made a bone nut from a dog chew cow bone, etc.
    The entire time I worked on it, I thought about my boy.
    I call it my Ressurrection guitar, because it helped me work through it and go on.
    Might work for you too. 7ABA13F6-9EC9-4FDD-B5ED-06FC33D34318.jpeg Condolences for your loss, my friend.
     
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  11. Thumper

    Thumper NEW MEMBER!

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    I have a 2016 China CV 50’s Pine tele,
    a 2018 China CV 50’s Sherwood Green strat and an
    Indo 72 Tele thinlne with dual humbuckers.
    All have been extensively worked over.
    The neck on the CV Pine tele was a pretzel for almost a year but it’s a great guitar after I modded it.
    The strat neck was the best of the three.
    I changed out the pick guard and everything on it on the indo Tele. The electronics were truly junk on mine.

    All of these guitars are playable when it comes to fret work, but not impressive. You get what you pay for in a 400-500 dollar guitar
    IF you keep the stock pickups and hardware these are an OK value.
     
  12. Blues Twanger

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    MIC Fender Modern Player = Not worth the trouble.

    MIC Squier Classic Vibe = Get them while you can.

    Shrugs.
     
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