Classic Vibe Duo Sonic Neck vs Tele Neck

Discussion in 'Squier Offset Guitars' started by WJKIM, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. WJKIM

    WJKIM Squier Talker

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    I bought Squier Classic Vibe Duo Sonic and Tele last month. I have some questions...

    1. It is obvious that the neck on CV Tele is yellow-er than that of Duo Sonic... is there any difference between the two? I don't think it is the matter of this unit but rather the whole series... why is the neck of CV Duo Sonic lighter in color?

    2. Is the pickup on CV Duo Sonic in "Series" when in the middle position? I've heard that the original 1956 Duo Sonic has it as "series" when in middle position... Is it true?

    3. When was the last Classic Vibe Duo Sonic produced? I hear that it's either 2011 or 2012... I want to know for sure...

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

    Nov 21, 2014
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    1. CV Duo-Sonic neck is 24” scale. CV Tele is 25.5” scale.

    3. The CV Duo-Sonic was produced between 2008 & 2011.
     
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  3. WJKIM

    WJKIM Squier Talker

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    No... I asked about the color... I know that Duo Sonic is a short scale.
     
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  4. VealCutlet

    VealCutlet Squier-Nut

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    I think they made a design choice depending on the color of the guitar body. The necks were lighter on certain colors of guitars in the CV lineup. My CV 50s Arctic Blue Strat has a very light-colored neck, while the Sunburst and Fiesta Red versions were a much darker tint.
     

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  5. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

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    Color-wise. The light colored CV Duo-Sonics didn’t have the exagerated neck tinting is all.
     
  6. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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    That is Lake Placid Blue - it was an FSR model....and yes the neck on that CV50s was not tinted very much...
     
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  7. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    Welcome!
    1. Who knows why they pick the tint they do. I wish the CV Thinline neck would come in a darker tint, with a lighter colored mahogany body, but it won't happen.

    2. I believe it's parallel. Dunno about vintage versions.

    3. 2008-2011, maybe into early '12? Is this critical?

    A Squier Duo is on my t0-do list, passed one up early this year...argh GAS. Probably just get a new Fender one...
     
  8. VealCutlet

    VealCutlet Squier-Nut

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    D'oh! I don't know why my brain continually confuses those colors. Is Arctic blue a color? And I had no idea that LPB was a FSR only!
     

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  9. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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    Nope, Arctic White is a color though
     
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  10. archetype

    archetype Squier-Meister

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    AFAIK, no matter what the model is Fender and Squier have never used series wiring with a 3-way switch.
     
  11. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

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    Now that would be pretty hard to do since mahogany is a pretty dark wood naturally. They are the natural color of mahogany.
     
  12. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    Mahogany is darker, true, but they used too much brown stain for my preferences. I know I’m splitting hairs here, the CV is a great guitar :) I’m thinking of the vintage ‘69s:

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    Compared to mine:

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  13. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

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    I really Don't think they used any stain on the CV. I made a guitar wall hanging strip out of mahogany. No stain and it is just as dark as the CV.

    That '69 may have been of a different mahogany that is no longer available. I've been building hardwood furniture for many years and have never seen mahogany as light as that.
     
  14. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    I wouldn't know Caddy but I have a modern USACG Thinline body with a solid mahogany back. No idea what species but it's terribly light colored. Will be staining it brown in the coming days. The top is maple. Do you think this will darken up like the CV? The plan is stain, grain fill, sealer, clear. The top will have a sparkle drum cover.

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  15. Caddy

    Caddy Dr. Squier

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    Never have seen any mahogany that light, even close to that light. Some Miniwax mahogany stain should darken it, how much, who knows? Multiple coats maybe? Just putting some poly on it will darken it some.

    Here is a typical mahogany color. What I used for my guitar wall hanging rack. No stain on that, natural mahogany with wipe on poly. Looks a lot like the CV, doesn't it?

     
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  16. BorderRadio

    BorderRadio Squier-holic

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    Unfortunately I don't have a sample of the mahogany USACG used to try out before hand. My slab body of 60s Honduran is definitely a nice rose brown color, and a supposedly Honduran neck blank I'm using for that body is a good match, a little more brown, like the one in your hanger.

    The CV looks darker in person, a lot depends on the way light hits it. The color in the neck pocket is very light but can't recall just how much.
     
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