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Old 11-30-2010, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Classic Vibe 60's or Deluxe Stratocaster

Looking to buy my first electric guitar. My local shop has a Classic Vibe 60's which I like.

But looking on the the web I can get a deluxe for the same price.

Both are available for £249.

Deluxe - Basswood, Semour Duncan SC-101 pickups, twin pivot tremolo, maple neck

CV 60s - Alder, Alnico 5 pickups, vintage tremolo, rosewood neck.

Having googled a bit around Stratocasters I am led to think that the CV is made from the best wood, but has lower spec electronics and hardware and the deluxe has compromised on the wood to fund the hardware.

Does anyone agree or disagree?

Any suggestions on which way to go?

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Old 11-30-2010, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't own any of these but I would pick the CV 60. You really can't do wrong with either, it's just at this time I think the CV line is the best since the JV's.
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was in the same quandry myself a few months ago and I went with the Deluxe in Daphne Blue. The silky smooth surface of the maple neck, color, SD pickups and 2 point Trem were the selling points for me. Best of all, the price I won off eBay (under $200 USD).
Good luck with your decision.
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default oh no found the CV50's in Lake Placid Blue too now

Spent the last hour watching youtube videos of Squier Strats.

Liking the CV 50's and the Simon Neil too now!
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have the CV 60's, the Deluxe and just got a CV50's.
Have to say I'll give the edge to the CV50's right now for the mellow tones coming from those alnico III pups. But the necks on those Deluxes are hard to beat. Satin slick with nice rolled fret edges. But I like the maple boards so... I'll rank em
1: CV50's

2: Deluxe

3:CV60's
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Would that make a deluxe with a maple neck the number one choice
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You can´t go wrong with the CV's (and they're £225 @dv247)
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Ey Briggsy,

I can relate to you, I am also feeling undecided which one to choose between the CV 50's and Deluxe Daphnie Blue for my next guitar. Perhaps I'm just gonna go ahead with the Deluxe first and save again for the CV. Why won't you go to a shop and try to play with both of them and see which ones you feel more comfortable with
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Old 12-01-2010, 04:19 AM   #9 (permalink)
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The CV are the only new Squiers that need no mods, they are perfect as they are. The Standards, vintage modified I would never buy (new). YMMV.

I am not sure if Deluxed falls in the same category, but I doubt they are as good as CVs.
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Unfortunately my local shop only has the CV 60's. Guess I should take a drive out. But the online prices are inviting.

Is the general opinion that the deluxe have a better 'fit and finish'?
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Briggsy, do you play guitar already? In my opinion Squiers are very good guitars, suitable for advanced players and professional musicians. I think 250 British Pounds is a lot to spend for just starting out playing guitar.

If I was a raw beginner then I might buy a used guitar for about US $ 50 and see if I am still interested in it three months later.
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I just want to mention it in case it matters: I was just looking at the specs and noticed that the deluxe has a 22-fret neck, as opposed to the 21-fret one on the CV.

I'm not ready to buy yet, but like you, I've narrowed it down to the Deluxe and 60s CV. Let us know which one you end up with and how you like it.

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haven't played the deluxe, but i recently purchased the CV 60s and i'm very happy with it.
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I'm a fan of the Deluxe. It feels and plays great.

I love the neck on mine so much I bought another Delxue neck off ebay and put it on a Squier Standard body.
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I don't own any of them but have played all 3 several times.

Blindfolded other than the tone of the pickup's I think anyone would be hard pressed to tell a real difference between them.
There is a feel difference in the neck finish between the CV and the Deluxe.
I like the feel of the Deluxe/VM/Newer Standard neck finish better than the CV's to me the CV's feel "sticky".

I like the tone of the CV50 best, that said it might be cuz I play 50's style Rockabilly and Surf music.
If'n I was a Hendrix/SRV fan I might feel different about the tone...
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Default Thanks for all your comments

I finally made my choice, went for a Mexican Standard Strat in candy apple red with maple fret board.

Loving it!
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Briggsy, do you play guitar already? In my opinion Squiers are very good guitars, suitable for advanced players and professional musicians. I think 250 British Pounds is a lot to spend for just starting out playing guitar.

If I was a raw beginner then I might buy a used guitar for about US $ 50 and see if I am still interested in it three months later.
Respectfully I disagree, I do believe that many Squiers are great guitars and suitable for advanced, even profesional players. But, I also think they are great for starting musicians as well. I think starting on a decent guitar can help players catch it quicker, a crappy axe might just turn 'em off. I say a Squier Standard or SE, if set up right can be a great starter axe.
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I don't own any of these but I would pick the CV 60. You really can't do wrong with either, it's just at this time I think the CV line is the best since the JV's.
I agree,

I think the deluxe in terms of craftsmanship and quality of build is the same as the CVs

the difference being, the CVs have the "vintage vibe" features. like a 6 point trem, and vintage style tuners etc, also they use IMO more expensive paints

the deluxe has more modern features like the two point trem,
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