NGD and quick review-Classic Vibe 70's Stratocaster

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by snivlem, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Jan 25, 2018
    FL
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    Here she is...and here are my opinions...
    The new CV70 is in fact the VM70 redux. The poplar body feels a bit denser than the basswood, and not quite as dense as the alder on the CV50/60. The neck feels pretty much the same as a VM70 neck, but the tint job is much improved. Instead of looking like a fake amber or yellow color, it now has a bit of a brown hue mixed in as well. The logo is new, and the bridge saddles are now stamped SQUIER-cool! The narrow tall frets are ideal for me, but if you called them medium jumbo, only the discriminate would notice. I chose from 4 different guitars, I picked the heaviest one because it had the darkest fretboard. 7.5 lbs. Not bad. Not a flaw to be found in the body/finish. I do not understand why the put a black guard on the rear-doesn't really fit with the tort.... I am not one to poo poo Indian Laurel, some of the lighter colored pieces don't look great, but this and my others look and play fine for me. In the comparison pics, the Jaguar on the wall is rosewood. Looks close enough for me. The pickups sound like typical Strat pickups, similar to but hotter than the CV50/60s, closer to the SC101s- but the bridge is nowhere near as hot as the Duncan designed. I was neither impressed or let down by the sound. All in all, pretty much what I expected, a wonderful Squier Strat-but nothing that has me jumping up and down.
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  2. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

    Age:
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    Jan 25, 2018
    FL
    next to VM70 headstock
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    Next to CV50 headstock
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    IL vs rosewood
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  3. duggerh

    duggerh Squier-Meister

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    Jun 1, 2018
    Pacific Northwest
    HNGD very nice.

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  4. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Nov 5, 2016
    New York
    Fantastic !!!
     
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  5. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

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    Jul 19, 2016
    Tulsa, OK.
    Nice guitar...I have to say though, not too keen on the new logo.
     
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  6. wickedtools

    wickedtools Squier-holic

    May 16, 2010
    west texas
  7. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Dude - the saddles are stamped SQUIER - I'm throwing a party and it's your guitar ! It's the little things !

    I must have a set - I hope they are available Ala carte !!!!!! Congrats ! ! !
     
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  8. optofonik

    optofonik Squier-holic

    HNGD! Thanks for the review, the pickup comparison in particular.
     
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  9. Too bad Squier did not use a bullet truss rod to really give it the 70's vibe.
    Squier stamped saddles … that's a first.
    How are the strings lining up, once you center them up over the middle of the saddles?
    Looks very nice!
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  10. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
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  11. RetiredNSquired

    RetiredNSquired Squier-holic

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    Jun 20, 2018
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  12. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
    HNGD! Congrats!
     
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  13. Big tuna

    Big tuna Squier-holic

    May 6, 2014
    east Tn
    Nice looking strat enjoy!
     
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  14. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Europe
    Happy New CV Strat Day, you lucky pioneer! ;)
     
  15. Roccobagadonuts

    Roccobagadonuts Dr. Squier

    Sep 8, 2010
    Remulak
    The 1st thing I think of when I see the new models is how its gonna create quite the few new twists when it comes to the used market and ID issues among buyers and sellers. Lots of opportunities for both buyers and sellers to get the ID wrong on what their either trying to sell or bring home... Folks selling CVs and VMs. And folks selling VMs as CVs... And folks buying in both directions as well...
     
  16. lespaul1968

    lespaul1968 Squier-holic

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    Jan 26, 2019
    Indiana
  17. fenderzombie

    fenderzombie Squier-Meister

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    Nov 24, 2014
    oregon
    Looks like they put no effort at all into the logo!
     
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
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  18. waynes world

    waynes world Squier-Meister

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    Jan 27, 2019
    Saskatoon
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  19. Jim Belaye

    Jim Belaye Squier-holic

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    Jul 25, 2015
    Montréal, Canada
    HNGD! That's a very nice looking Strat. I like the Indian Laurel neck, almost as dark as Rosewood.
     
  20. What year date for serial #'s … 2019?

    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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