Squire classic vibe teles

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  1. Les Paul Newb

    Les Paul Newb Senior Member

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    I guess this belongs in "Fender", lmk if not.

    I'm currently looking at the 50s, and the custom. The 50s is a pine body with maple fb & brass saddles for $399, The custom is double-bound alder with Rosewood fb & ss saddles for $50 more. They also have a thinline model.

    What's your experience with these? Are they as great as everyone says on YouTube?


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  2. Bobby Mahogany

    Bobby Mahogany Senior Member

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    Been discussed here before.
    Great bang for the buck.

    The rosewood FB neck is of a different shape/profile than the maple neck.
    I'm only comfortable with the maple neck profile.
    Try before you buy.
     
  3. slug_maine

    slug_maine Senior Member

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    I had a CV strat, played good, sounded good for the price. Sold it only because of the thick poly finish, just don't like it. Still have 2 teles, a MIM Fender I stripped the finish off and painted and a Squier Standard with a rosewood neck also stripped and painted. I think the Customs are a nice guitar for the money. I like a tele with a rosewood neck.
     
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    geddy Senior Member

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    I have the butterscotch one. Great guitar although I got it at a great price ''pre-loved" from a retailer. Skinny neck and just comfortable to play. Have to adjust to the significantly lower output from the pickups though.
    I preferred it to the slightly more expensive fender tele.
     
  5. algs911

    algs911 Senior Member

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    I have one as well. I've replaced the PUPs with nicer Tele PUPs. The guitar is now being "decorated" by my 16 yo Son who is very in to art, etc. I cannot wait to see the results. It plays fine, actually! It's my office guitar, travel guitar, "I don't really care" guitar. It's perfect for that!
     
  6. fleahead

    fleahead Senior Member

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    I had a Custom, it was fantastic. Had to sell it to purchase a non-guitar item, but I plan to buy anouther one. You can find them used 250-300. Mine was 275 in mint cond.
     
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  7. kiko

    kiko Senior Member

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    Had one, bang for the buck guitar. A good one can go toe to toe with more expensive fenders. The butterscotch pine is a looker, body easily dents though.

    Now you got me gassing for another one! :)
     
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    charlie chitlins Senior Member

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    The necks are cut to minimize waste, but, because of that, some will be the same as quartersawn.
    Others will have amazing flame.
    Some will be plain jane.
    If you go to a big box store where they have a bunch, you may find one with a neck that looks like it came from Fender's Custom Shop.
    I have a CV neck on my partscaster that not only feels and plays perfectly, but is q-sawn and has the most beautiful 3D grain.
    Yeah...these guitars are amazing values.
     
  9. affordablehearing

    affordablehearing Senior Member

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    I own a CV Tele with maple neck. I am a professional musician (studio/live) and use it in each one of these sessions. It plays and sounds like a tele... and even better than some that or 3x the price. Do not hesitate... they are killer
     
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    Mike_LA Silver Supporter

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    I have 3 CVCs, the double bound sunbursts, one at home, one at work and one at my mother's on the other side of the country.

    I love them . . . . . . . . . . .
     
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    Had several through here . Some for pickup swaps or rewired and all got an Electrosocket . Me , first electric I recommend to Ma and Pops .
     
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    I own a 50's CV BSB Tele and it doesn't take a back seat to any of my other more expensive guitars. I do not hesitate to recommend owning one.
     
  13. Codazzle

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    I will continue the love for the Classic Vibe series.

    I can't comment on the Tele, but I have a CV Strat, and it honestly feels better in my hands than the majority of American Strats, fantastic build quality, and it sounds awesome. As already stated, bang-for-buck is top notch. I should also give you the qualifier that I suck hard, especially considering we have pro musicians chiming in :)
     
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  14. Les Paul Newb

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    I decided on the BSB. Ordered from Sam Ash w/ 3 years no interest. It's like $12 a month.

    My first T-style guitar. Pups are very low output (especially the neck). I find myself playing it a lot, but I think it's because this is my only guitar without a HSC so it's always sitting out on a stand anyway. I find the neck to be a good size, I wouldn't call it skinny or thin whatsoever. Very comfortable. The solid pine body is heavy, but my main guitar is a LP with no weight relief, so it's only heavy compared to my strat or chambered LP.

    I'm definitely keeping it. But still bonding with it.




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    flamesarewicked Senior Member

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    Classic Vibes are really great for the cash. If I had the fire to get a Tele, 60s Classic Vibe all the way.
     
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    Perfect!
     
  17. Telechamp

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    I've got the CV Custom and the CV50's. Both great guitars.. You can't go wrong with the Classic Vibe Teles.

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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    I have the CV 60's Strat, got it used off EBay for $225.00 with free shipping. I don't play strats normally but I bought this to get the SRV vibe. Very good inexpensive guitar, plays very good and stays in tune. Screenshot_20180408-194527.jpg
     
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