What Should I Do With My Classic Vibe Tele

dcupright

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I have had a 2010 CV Tele for 3 or 4 years now and have always thought it be with me for the long term as I really like this guitar other than have never been crazy about the skinny neck.


Everything changed about a month ago when I ran across a Jason Isbell Tele in my local music store. This store rents gear so I rented it for a month, fell in love with it and bought it the other day.


This guitar is the most awesome Tele I have ever had my hands on so this leads me back to the CV


Considering the following options


  1. keep it and use as a backup but the odds of it getting played are slim.
  2. Sell it
  3. Trade for a CV or MIM Strat ( don’t have a Strat)
  4. Mod it with a new neck( again unlikely to get played much)
  5. Something I have not though of yet that may be suggested here.

So would appreciate opinions on my options, it really is a great playing and sounding guitar.
 

Fretting out

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Woe a store that rents out new guitars!

Curious how much does one charge to rent said guitar?

I wouldn’t trade it for a cv strat with the same skinny neck

Another strat may be good though

I wouldn’t keep it if it’s not getting played and modding it is just dumping money into it you won’t get back when you sell it anyway

Cut your losses, sell it and find a mim with a neck you like
 

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I've broken and had to change a string on stage - it wasn't a comfortable situation and it was all happening in slow motion. If you're going to be in a situation where you can't be out of commission, keep it as a backup.
I am not gigging on guitar anymore so that is not an issue for me.
 

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I’d sell your CV Tele and look for a good used MIA Strat. I have two Stratocasters I love.
 

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I have had a 2010 CV Tele for 3 or 4 years now and have always thought it be with me for the long term as I really like this guitar other than have never been crazy about the skinny neck.


Everything changed about a month ago when I ran across a Jason Isbell Tele in my local music store. This store rents gear so I rented it for a month, fell in love with it and bought it the other day.


This guitar is the most awesome Tele I have ever had my hands on so this leads me back to the CV


Considering the following options


  1. keep it and use as a backup but the odds of it getting played are slim.
  2. Sell it
  3. Trade for a CV or MIM Strat ( don’t have a Strat)
  4. Mod it with a new neck( again unlikely to get played much)
  5. Something I have not though of yet that may be suggested here.

So would appreciate opinions on my options, it really is a great playing and sounding guitar.
uh...give it to me maybe?
 

GeneB

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The guitars I was on the fence with and sold I don't regret selling. I have slowly replaced Epi's with Gibson's and MIM with MIA. Sell it and replace it with something that will make you happier to own. Then don't look to the past ... there's no future in it.
 

chezdeluxe

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I had a CV tele when they were first released years ago.

Horrible skinny neck. Sold it and never regretted it.

Sell it but don't tell prospective buyers that you don't like the skinny neck because that may very well put them off.
 

nvilletele

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I sold my CV Tele years ago.
I still have too many guitars.
But I have a big enough house, all to myself, and am not currently pressed for cash . . . .
The CV was a fine guitar, but just not as fine as my other guitars, so it was an easy decision to sell.

Apply this to your situation in making a decision, or do otherwise.
Good luck.
 

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Things you could do, in no particular order:
1. Replace the neck with one that suits you better.
2. Keep it alongside your new guitar, but it stays in open G tuning (or in any other alternate tuning)
3. Install a bender in it
4. Sell it
5. Gift it to a young person who is starting out on guitar
6. Gift it to the band at your local school
 




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