NGD and quick review-Classic Vibe 70's Stratocaster

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

  1. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Who doesn't want a set of those squier stamped saddles ? Not this guy ! !

    they are no where I could find ! ! !
     
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  2. xtomx2000

    xtomx2000 Squier-Nut

    526
    Jun 7, 2014
    Hamburg, Germany
    Happy new guitar day!!! Very nice strat you got!


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  3. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Europe
    By the way, the new CV 70s is supposed to have a bone nut, what do you think of it? Does it improve the sound and the tuning compared to previous models?
     
  4. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Squier-Meister

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    Jul 22, 2017
    Ocean Pines, MD
    They most certainly did put thought into the headstock. It doesn’t have the bullet, but the logo is totally the Squier version of a real 70’s headstock. Here’s a 1970 Fender:

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  5. BlueSquirrel

    BlueSquirrel Squier-holic

    Dec 21, 2018
    Europe
    Right. I do prefer the golden logo from recent years...
     
  6. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

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    Jan 25, 2018
    FL
    Yes, it is, but there were '18 numbers to choose from as well.
     
  7. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

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    Jan 25, 2018
    FL
    I'd imagine that Stratosphere will end up with the whole tremolo unit for sale at some point.....
     
  8. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

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    Jan 25, 2018
    FL
    It is an actual bone nut, I noticed nothing different about tuning/sound.
     
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  9. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Squier-Meister

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    Jul 22, 2017
    Ocean Pines, MD
    That’s because the stock nut they’ve been using in the higher end Squiers in recent years is the exact same as what they use in Fender American and MIM guitars. Fine nuts all around.
     
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  10. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

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    Dec 7, 2018
    GA
  11. mikm

    mikm Dr. Squier

    Jun 4, 2012
    NY
    Well, to me it seems more like a move to get more money for their VMs with some improvements but ending up with a lesser guitar than the CV50s and CV60s for about the same price. Eliminating our option of getting a previous CV or VM! Smart on Squiers part but not really a plus for us, the customer! I'm not saying it's not a nice guitar, I'd sure like one but I can't help feeling we're being steered or manipulated etc. because we are!!
     
  12. mikm

    mikm Dr. Squier

    Jun 4, 2012
    NY
    I see the previous CVs and VMs becoming more in demand as time goes on with this recent move. Nothing dramatic like a Fender etc. but people will start to look for them as the heard thins out down the road.
     
  13. Robb

    Robb Squier-holic

    Jan 13, 2011
    Chertsey Canada.
    What a GREAT guitar, Congrats.
     
  14. cliffenstein

    cliffenstein Squier-Meister

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    Jul 22, 2017
    Ocean Pines, MD
    The VM’s and Deluxes for sure since they had thicker necks.
     
  15. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

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    Dec 28, 2017
    Padre Island
    Mighty fine. I like it..Make her sing for her supper....HNGD.
     
  16. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Nice guitar,, is that a wood insert or a plastic one in the truss rod hole?..
    Squier stamped saddles is a nice touch but i would have rather had something on the pickups,, squier, fender, design by.. etc.. as a easy way to identify these guitars from the VM like the Duncan Design pups..
    "Squier" would have been cool.. (also lets you know when pups have been switched)..
     
  17. snivlem

    snivlem Squier-holic

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    42
    Jan 25, 2018
    FL
    It's wood. They put the SQR on the active pups, and it looked kinda cheesy to me, so I'm fine with them plain.
     
  18. Or the covers. Cheers, Barrie.
     
  19. fenderzombie

    fenderzombie Squier-Meister

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    Nov 24, 2014
    oregon
    They look nice and from the reviews they sound to be great guitars. Which is great news for Squier on improving the VM line. But it doesn't make me get up and go to buy one right away. I will wait for them to hit the used market.
     
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  20. mikm

    mikm Dr. Squier

    Jun 4, 2012
    NY
    Since it's a designated CV it's more like they re-did a CV rather than a VM. they eliminated the VM. I see what you mean I think. It's more like an improved VM than an improved CV.
     
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