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Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

Big Joe Walsh fan.
Aug 29th, 2016 07:14 AM        

I'm leaning towards the CP50s, I like the V neck and 9.5 radius on my Baja Tele and want the Strat to be the same. <br /> <br /> Kinda wanted the CS 69 pups though, but they come on the CP60s. The CP 50s comes with American Vintage Strat Single-Coil Alnico 5 Pickups, does anyone here that have played those like or dislike them? <br /> <br /> Just trying to get some opinions on the guitar, I'm sure it's quality like the Baja was.<br /> <br />



Foggy1

Contributing Member

Murrells Inlet, SC

Big Joe Walsh fan.
Aug 30th, 2016 03:09 PM        

Ok, any thoughts on the American made standard with the fat 50s? Are they worth the $500 more than the cost of the Classic player MIMs?<br /> <br />



telegib



Canada

Aug 30th, 2016 08:31 PM        

I like the maple neck 50's versions myself. <br />



telegib



Canada

Aug 30th, 2016 08:33 PM        

The American made Standard with Fat 50's are also fine guitars. Again though I prefer the maple neck versions. <br />



Foggy1

Contributing Member

Murrells Inlet, SC

Big Joe Walsh fan.
Aug 31st, 2016 05:00 PM        

Thanks for your input telegib. I'm trying to justify the extra $500 for just a couch player, but i want it lol!<br /> <br /> It may sound nicer to the Wife and the Dog than the CP. :)<br /> <br /> Foggy.



tahitijack



San Clemente, CA

Happy Sunsets, tahitijack
Sep 1st, 2016 06:12 PM        

I have the Classic Player 60s because I like the neck, but didn't like the pups. I changed the pups to noiseless when I changed the pic guard to white pearloid. So, my advice is to buy the guitar with the neck you like the best and change the pups out later. Hope this helps.



Foggy1

Contributing Member

Murrells Inlet, SC

Big Joe Walsh fan.
Sep 3rd, 2016 02:28 PM        

Thanks tahitijack, I didn't get one yet and decided to wait a bit. I needed a decent Acoustic, so i just ordered one from Sweetwater. I sold my cheapie to my boss lol!<br /> <br />



lox



Columbus, Ohio

Docofrock
Nov 14th, 2016 05:56 AM        

If you can find a used one, Fender put out a special edition of the CP 50s Strat in 2012. Came with a black G and G case, nitro finish, and the 4th position had the neck and middle. Pups wired in parallel for a thicker sound. Ca me in 2 tone burst only. Only made about 327 or something like that, so they are a pretty rare beast. Highly recommended.k



Modal Magic



MBJ, Highway Hound.

You Can't Bend It Aussie!
Nov 15th, 2016 05:23 PM        

"Ok, any thoughts on the American made standard with the fat 50s? Are they worth the $500 more than the cost of the Classic player MIMs?"<br /> <br /> I'm an American Standard tragic without a doubt. To me personally the Fat '50s AmStd is well worth the extra cash compared to the Classic Players. I like the rolled neck edges, tilt neck adjust, no-load tone pot, staggered tuners and the attention to detail. Is this really worth $500 more than a CP? Probably in reality only worth about $150 extra at the most. <br /> <br /> Also, the necks on the AmStds are a modern C which definitely feel different from a V. It's up to you to decide if this is suitable for you,<br /> <br /> The Classic Players are generally fine instruments with a high attention to detail but it's up to you to decide if you are willing to pay more for a few refinements (if I didn't already have a bunch of Strats Id love to own one).



stratcowboy



USA/Taos, NM

Nov 15th, 2016 08:26 PM        

"I'm an American Standard tragic without a doubt."<br /> <br /> Could you explain that? I'm confused...



lox



Columbus, Ohio

Docofrock
Nov 16th, 2016 07:33 PM        

The neck feel for many is critical!<br /> <br /> I like the neck on the cp 50 Strat, love the soft V!



Modal Magic



MBJ, Highway Hound.

You Can't Bend It Aussie!
Nov 16th, 2016 08:28 PM        

""I'm an American Standard tragic without a doubt."<br /> <br /> Could you explain that? I'm confused..."<br /> <br /> I love 'em, can't get enough of 'em. The Bees Knees of Stratocasters. My life is not complete without them. The most common type of guitar in my collection. Still confused?<br />



stratcowboy



USA/Taos, NM

Nov 17th, 2016 08:37 AM        

I understand the sentiment. Just don't understand the sentence. "Tragic?" Is that a down-under phrase?



BrentD

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United States

By Grabthar's Hammer, what a savings.
Nov 17th, 2016 08:39 AM        

Perhaps he's tragically addicted. FWIW the American Standards are discontinued and are on sale now. For a long time I was an AVRI snob, but finding a couple of the right American Standards fixed that up real quick-like.



Foggy1

Contributing Member

Murrells Inlet, SC

Nov 17th, 2016 03:38 PM        

Thanks for all the info here folks. I appreciate all of it.



Modal Magic



MBJ, Highway Hound.

You Can't Bend It Aussie!
Nov 17th, 2016 04:48 PM        

"I understand the sentiment. Just don't understand the sentence. "Tragic?" Is that a down-under phrase?"<br /> <br /> No, not at all. The context I used it in is very common. As BrentD stated: "tragically addicted". So true.<br />



stratcowboy



USA/Taos, NM

Nov 17th, 2016 05:55 PM        

OK...got it.



kart24

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Vacaville CA

Runs with scissors !!
Dec 10th, 2016 11:23 PM        

I'd like to find a Tele with the soft "V" backside that came on the MIM Classic 50's Strat.<br /> <br /> Did they make such a thing?



Foggy1

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Murrells Inlet, SC

Dec 11th, 2016 08:00 AM        

"I'd like to find a Tele with the soft "V" backside that came on the MIM Classic 50's Strat"<br /> <br /> Did they make such a thing?<br /> <br /> Yup and i've got one, it's really nice too.<br /> <br />



ScottB



USA

WWPD?
Dec 13th, 2016 09:20 PM        

Have you tried a Jimmie Vaughan strat? It comes with the soft V neck.<br />



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