Had my CV 50s about a week now...

Discussion in 'Squier Telecasters' started by Squierplayer1, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Squierplayer1

    Squierplayer1 Squier Talker

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    ....and i know it's not news to most of you but this thing is beyond a ridiculously good deal. Like all squiers there are parts that certainly are not to shelf. The switch and nut are the worse of it. The bridge saddles are ok but having owned a few other CV teles i know how they sound compared to a fender AVRI plate with fender brass and i prefer the latter. So i have been modding mine with mostly the same stuff i put on any tele, and most of it i already had in the parts drawer. Bone nut, fender locking vintage style tuners, fender 62 custom bridge pickup and dimarzio twang king neck, USA switch and CTS vol pot, wired it my way and added a treble bleed. Oh, and the one thing i didn't have and had to go buy.....an electrosocket. Funny thing is, the stock cup and clip were so solid i realized i didn't need the electrosocket, the one part i had to buy ! But what the heck, threw it in there anyways.

    I'm going to go out on a limb here, but i've owned everything from andersons to fender AVRI and other USA fenders, MIM classic series, MIJ this and that. The list is endless. And I'm almost cringing as i write this because i know how others will take it, but i swear i have never owned a better made fender style guitar. I could go on an on about details concerning the quality compared to even USA fender but whats the point. I just cannot find anything about it from the standpoint of quality or playability or tone that takes a back seat to anything. That may seem like a crazy statement considering it's a $400 tele (used i paid $200!) but after 5 decades of an endless stream of fender style guitars mostly i have pretty much seen it all, and this thing takes a back seat to nothing i've seen. There are a couple CV50s vs AVRI 52 videos on youtube and in one where the posted did not tell which clis were the CV and which the 52, almost every reply chose the CV as the better sounding one ! I happen to prefer poly too, so for me thats a plus unlike so many who like nitro and feel poly seems like cheap plastic. I love it ! The most amazing thing on both this and my CV 50s strat are the neck pockets. I literally cannot recall a fender from USA on down that had a neck pocket as tight and perfect in every respect as my 2 CVs.

    Ok, so there ya go. I know what it sounds like because i have read others raving about cheap gear, some that i have used and feel isn't all that which makes them seem like raving luntics Well, maybe i am too but damn, i can't believe how good this tele is in the under $1000 range. Better then the MIM classic series. (of which i have had both the 50s and 60s teles) I cannot put the thing down. If you blindfolded me and you told me it was a AVRI I wouldn't be a bit surprised, tho i'd probably think to myself that fender must have fixed that horrible sticky nitro formula. :) Gotta hand it to those chinese. They really know how to build a guitar.
     
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  2. waynes world

    waynes world Squier-Meister

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    That ones on my list!
     
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  3. jamndad

    jamndad Squier-holic

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    A better guitar for the price, one may never find.
     
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  4. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

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    Welcome to the squier hawkers
    Now you know what the lunatics are raving about..
    The CV teles really hold their value too.. better than strats..
     
  5. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-holic

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    CV neck on my Tele is outstanding . It doesn't have that darker yellow tint ,so there is no sticky ,gummy feeling to it . Just a nice smooth fast playing neck :0)
     
  6. Squierplayer1

    Squierplayer1 Squier Talker

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    Should be on everyone's lis!
    Thing is, i already knew having owned the thinline and custom and currently the 50s strat. But each time i am reminded of how incredible they are. The thinline is gone because the mahogany was just to bright for me and the custom...well, i had 2 of them. First the burst which has such a thin neck i could not get used to it. Then later i saw a white one with black binding and couldn't resist hoping maybe i would be able to deal with it this time because the neck seemed slightly bigger Must have been hopeful thinking because later i sold it for the same reason. But the point is i know how amazing they are even is some have features that i can;t deal with. When i bought the strat i did so because the neck wasn't too thin and the new tele because the neck was the same as the strat and it was dirt cheap at $200. But i think this tele is my fav CV so far even tho the strat is amazing too. But this tele is no doubt going to make for a VERY long honeymoon stage ! You know that feeling....you can't stop playing it but when you do stop you're either holding it or looking at it. :D
     
  7. beagle

    beagle Squier Talker

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    I've had mine a couple of months. I played it in the shop, along with a Baja and a MIM, no contest. Last time I felt I needed to buy a Squier this much was in 1983 with a JV Strat. This time I didn't hesitate.
     
  8. Matt Shevell

    Matt Shevell Squier-Meister

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    Yo yo yo Congrats!

    We NEED A PIC!!!
     
  9. Squierplayer1

    Squierplayer1 Squier Talker

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    Well, you've seen a million of em but since u asked. Oh, and 8 Lb, 5 oz by the way. Just very slightly heavier then my preference of 8 or less but too close to complain. Theres a 3 play black guard on the way too. I just like that look much better plus the stock guard is a bit warped.

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  10. Conghaille

    Conghaille Squier-Nut

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    I know what you mean. My 50's CV (60th Anniv) Strat and my 50's CV Tele are two of my favorite, most playable guitars.

    Congrats!
     
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  11. Squierplayer1

    Squierplayer1 Squier Talker

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    Yeah thats a great pair. I absolutely love the strat and mine is the anni too i think, white w/gold aluminum guard. By the way, if yours is the same you might try removing the guard and putting a plastic one on and removing the cavity paint shielding wire. It really came alive when i did that. The excessive shielding really dulled the top end.

    EDIT: Ahh, i see yours is gold i assume from your avatar. Well, to anyone who DOES have the metal guard u may wanna try that especially if you feel it could use a little chimier top end.
     
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