New 50's Classic Vibe models starting to land

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by ZZ Not, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. ZZ Not

    ZZ Not Squier Talker

    Jul 27, 2019
    Browsing on Fleabay today and I noticed Pitbullaudio and a few others offering new 50's CV strats and teles. Only seeing white blonde models thus far and also noticed in the descriptions that the strats are listed as having pine bodies. Don't recall that on strats, only teles.
  2. TurtleFang

    TurtleFang Squier Talker

    Nov 30, 2017
  3. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Squier-holic

    Apr 9, 2015
    When you zoom in on the saddles/bridge it does look like the same cheap material used on the old VMs but the saddles seem to fit correctly at least and the strings are perfectly aligned and run over the centre of them. Hopefully that lesson's been learned.
    Chimey likes this.
  4. Chimey

    Chimey Squier Talker

    May 5, 2015
    Man, me too. I really do hope they finally fixed the VM saddle size and alignment problem.
  5. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

    Jun 8, 2017
    Honolulu, HI
    That's the main reason that I sold my VM Strat. I loved the neck, and the transparent blonde finish, and I had replaced the DD SC101 pickups with some Alnicos that I liked more (I think they were the amazing GM 62z), but I wasn't gonna go to the trouble of replacing the bridge too, and the high E kept falling off the edge of the fretboard.
    I'm waiting to see the LPB 60s Strat.
  6. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Squier-holic

    Apr 9, 2015
    Fender knew there was an issue as when I complained (very nicely and with lots go images) to them that the original saddles they had supplied were too big on my brand new 2014 VM70 they sent me a complete MIM trem/block unit as replacement.
    I certainly hope with that history the issue has been sorted on the new CVs. Still it's a $25 fix if not.
  7. kjmac

    kjmac Squier-holic

    Aug 14, 2017
    Omaha, NE
    I have a Fender Telecaster that was made in China that is HSS and the body is made out of pine. It is the best sounding Tele that I own and I only paid $450.00 for it brand new. I think the neck is a 9.5 inch radius. I put strap locks on it and have had absolutely no problems with the softer pine wood. Below is a picture.

    Fender Player Tele.jpg
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