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FDP Forum / The Squier Forum / NGD - CV 50's Tele!

Mick Reid
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American-made in Oz!!
Apr 30th, 2015 12:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

Arrived today and have had some time this afternoon to have play.
Initial impressions are all very positive.
Fit & finish are very good. I really like the feel of the neck and tone of this guitar.

Before I got the guitar I was worried about the pine body being too light or not feeling like "real" timber. I couldn't have been more wrong! It's quite hefty and weighs in at 3.8 kg (8.37 lbs) and the balance couldn't be better. It just hangs nicely over the shoulder free hand.

There is quite a difference in output between the neck & bridge pickups.
I have adjusted the neck up as high as I dare go before getting into magnetic weirdness but don't want to lower the bridge because I like what I'm getting out of that where it is.

I will probably upgrade the neck pup down the track (it lacks a bit of definition too) but for the time being can compensate with a combination of amp volume, gtr volume knob or EQ pedal for the extra lift and volume to balance.

Within an hour of playing I had the thing on the bench and pulled its guts out for a look-see.

When I change the neck pup, I'll replace the pots & switch while I'm at it. They are the cheaper range of Alpha (don't get me wrong, Alpha make some decent pots. These just ain't them!) and the switch is the "import" type. I already have a CTS 3-way kicking around here somewhere.

I knew going into this that there would be things that I would probably want to change or upgrade, so NBD or surprises.
At the price point for this guitar I'm really stoked...

have a look...



Free Danielle!
May 11th, 2015 02:28 PM   Edit   Profile  

The CV 50s is a great guitar. I have the white blonde model and recently modded it into an Esquire. It isn't wired like a standard Esquire - in fact I installed a DiMarzio Tone Zone T humbucker using 4 conductor wiring with a CTS 3-way. I get the full balls to the wall humbucker, a quieter humbucker in parallel and an almost identical single coil sound as the original Tele P/U. It rides to every gig with either my SG, Stratocaster or Cabronita Tele. If I were limited to only one guitar, I'd take the Squire!

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BC interior

May 11th, 2015 08:19 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have the butterscotch blonde. I bought it new two years ago and it's still unmodified. It's a great guitar.



May 24th, 2015 06:30 AM   Edit   Profile  

Congrats! Looks beautiful, nice body grain. I think I want one, too!

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