The white 70s strat which i was considering but had to see first, and the 72 thinline tele with WRHB pups. The latter i was NOT considering because i have been thru a lot with WRHB's and could never get the low strings from being muddy w/o adjusting the amp and then the trble strings become unusable. Best i could get from them was muddy lows that get lost in a band mix. I tried everything, more than most anyone has tried believe me. Anyways, the tele had a "soft maple" body which i wasn't expecting because i wasn't interested in it due to the WRHB so i never checked the specs. But i gotta say, having owned the chinese vintage modified version of that model i found this one's neck worlds better. The chunkiest CV neck to date and it had that 70s shoulder which i don't prefer usually but this neck felt very good. The neck on my chine version was horrible. Crazy thin with a sharp edge due to no shoulder to speak of. Fret ends were smooth. I didn't plug in but the acoustic sound revealed a VERY snappy sound that was smooth with give to it, not plinky and harsh like my ex china 72TL. Probably the snappiest acoustic sound i have ever heard from any fender or squier. No doubt due to the soft maple body which by the way looked nice. Maybe being soft maple vs hard rock like they use for necks, it work well as a body material and gets great snap w/o tinniness? Anyways, i don't think i can ever go the WRHB route again after my experiences with them with my china version and my MIM version i had earlier. But i gotta say, that tele had me thinking about it ! I actually love the WRHB sound generally, i just can't deal with the unbalanced tone between the wound and plain strings. By the way, had an original 72TL back in the 70s and they're right about the originals....they DID sound better then any remake likely due to the cunife magnets. Anyways, i never thought i'd say this but i am thinking about trying one thanks to the the 45 day return policy. I just have a gut feeling that soft maple body may have been chosen to offset the negative tonal properties i and many others find with the WRHBs. So far with the CVs i have had they really seem to be carefully choosing woods and components to work together to make for great tone and this may be another example of that. Second one was the 70s strat. Not so thrilled with that one. The acoustic tone WAS tinny and cheap sounding like i always notice in bad sounding cheap guitars. The fret ends were also horrible. You could slice a beef roast with that neck. Neck pocket wasn't horrible, but not perfect like every CV i have owned. Wasn't thrilled overall and that one WAS on my list but not any longer. All thats left now is the new Indo version of the CVC. It is nato with indian laurel board so i have no idea what to expect sonically. But i'm waiting till they show up.