Classic Vibe 60's or Deluxe Stratocaster

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by Briggsy, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. Briggsy

    Briggsy Squier Talker

    Nov 29, 2010
    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?

    Many Thanks
  2. edandis

    edandis Squier-holic

    Jan 12, 2010
    Orlando, Fl.
    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.
  3. billmag

    billmag Squier-Meister

    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.
  4. Briggsy

    Briggsy Squier Talker

    Nov 29, 2010
    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!
  5. 1935streetrod

    1935streetrod Squier-holic

    Feb 15, 2010
    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

  6. Briggsy

    Briggsy Squier Talker

    Nov 29, 2010
  7. Squirr

    Squirr Squier-Meister

    Dec 12, 2009
    You can´t go wrong with the CV's (and they're £225 @dv247) :)
  8. fmbam

    fmbam Squier Talker

    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 :)
  9. weelie

    weelie Squier Talker

    Dec 31, 2009
    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.
  10. Briggsy

    Briggsy Squier Talker

    Nov 29, 2010
    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'?
  11. YeahDoIt

    YeahDoIt Squier-holic

    Jan 14, 2010
    Florida, USA
    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.
  12. mg2125

    mg2125 Squier Talker

    Nov 29, 2010
    Illinois, USA
    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. :)

  13. spanker63

    spanker63 Squier-holic

    Nov 16, 2010
    Upstate NY
    haven't played the deluxe, but i recently purchased the CV 60s and i'm very happy with it.
  14. woolbrig

    woolbrig Squier-holic

    Apr 16, 2010
    Bethalto, IL
    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.
  15. Beach Bum Scott

    Beach Bum Scott Squier-Meister

    Jan 30, 2010
    The Ranch, CO
    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...
  16. Briggsy

    Briggsy Squier Talker

    Nov 29, 2010
    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!
  17. 1935streetrod

    1935streetrod Squier-holic

    Feb 15, 2010
  18. jimbojo

    jimbojo Squier-holic

    Jun 30, 2010
    Rio Rancho, NM
    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.
  19. Briggsy

    Briggsy Squier Talker

    Nov 29, 2010
  20. houseguitarshop

    houseguitarshop Squier-holic

    Apr 1, 2010
    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,