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'scuse me while I kiss the sky.
Jan 19th, 2014 06:43 PM   Edit   Profile  

I know that CV's are at the top but can someone please reply with a simple bullet list type showing the quality hierachy something like this...

Classic Vibe
Bullet Strat

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Howl like a wolf

And a witch will open the door
Jan 19th, 2014 08:26 PM   Edit   Profile  

The rankings change over time and some duplicate themselves on names.

Best way to look at it on current production models is by price - when you're dealing with $300ish instruments at the top end ($399 being the highest last I checked), a $30 difference goes a long way.


Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Jan 22nd, 2014 04:31 AM   Edit   Profile  

And you now also have the modern player series that are made in china to deal with !

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Wilmington Island GA

...earache my eye!...!
Jan 22nd, 2014 04:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

Don't forget the Vista series.


Savannah, GA

That's like... your opinion, man.
Jan 29th, 2014 12:25 AM   Edit   Profile  

CV is definitely on top. I know that.

Old Eyes Brown

Columbus Ohio USA

Feb 2nd, 2014 12:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

Long ago Affinity was the bottom of the barrel.

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South Jersey/USA

She turned me into a newt!....
Feb 2nd, 2014 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile  

I think the Indonesian Standards are better quality than the Chinese Affinitys.

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Saskatchewan, Canada

Feb 2nd, 2014 11:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have an Affinity strat, two MIA Standard teles, and a CV tele and rank them in that order. The CV is at the top. The MIA Standard tele is a great guitar as a modding platform. I've swapped out the tuners which I believe, in hindsight, to have been not necessary. I've also swapped out the pickups and electronics. I wanted to put in vintage bridges but couldn't find any that fit. The CV tele is stock so far. A little off the topic so I aplogize for that.

(This message was last edited by fscott at 01:12 PM, Feb 9th, 2014)

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Feb 12th, 2014 05:35 AM   Edit   Profile  

Classic Vibe
Vintage Modified

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good welder, crappy guitar player
Jun 28th, 2014 06:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

Are you just talking current models? I had a Pro Tone Strat that was pretty nice...I'd say pretty equal in quality to various MIMs I've had.

I currently have a Vintage Modified Surf Strat, Surf Green...that's a lot of bang for the buck. Although I did put in a set of Tex-Mex pickups, upgraded the pots, wiring, etc. It really wasn't necessary though....

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Crows as big

as airplanes
Jun 28th, 2014 10:05 AM   Edit   Profile  

Rob Chapman (Brit guitarist) did a blindfold test with Telecasters, and based on feel and sound, he guessed the CV Tele was a CS Tele. That says quite a bit about just how good the CV series is.

I've played a few, and I agree they are fantastic guitars. Not just for the price--they're simply fantastic guitars, period.

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Howl like a wolf

And a witch will open the door
Jun 28th, 2014 10:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

Current stuff outside of minor fit+finish is probably better than it ever has been, as long as we're talking about the higher end models.

Wood may not be as nice, but pickups are worlds better, electronics work without instant need for replacement, tuners same, etc.

Solid, instantly giggable/recordable instruments.

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