Arrival: Squier Cv Tele

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  1. jhull54

    jhull54 Well-Known Member

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    After waiting with bated breath, it arrived today. Exactly as described. Nice padded Fender gig bag, and nary a scratch or blemish. Can't wait to tune it up and let her rip.

    May be bias, but these look to be every bit as nice as the MIM versions...

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    I keep telling people how fantastic these guitars are, and how if you want to buy a new guitar that needs nothing done, these are the ones. In my opinion these are better than MIM Fenders, but I have been wrong before.

    HNGD !!!!!
     
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    That is one sweet tele, never part with it!
    I had a CV, and like a dumbass I sold it. Now own a MIM, i like it but would probably be happier with the CV.
    The cv strat isnt going anywhere though...learned my lesson
     

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    Nice Tele. Been thinking of getting one. A lefty, of course.
     
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    I also stupidly sold my CVC a few years back. Should have kept it.

    Looks like you’ve got what’s pretty much a perfect Telecaster to me. I don’t think I’d let that one go. HNGD!
     
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    Congratulations! I have both, CV and MIM teles, and I like the CV a lot more for tone, playability, and looks (in that order).
     
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    A MIM was my first guitar. It was ok. Nothing special jumped out & I replaced the bridge & pickups. It had vintage frets too.

    I have a CV now (still NIB), among many. It's far better than my stock MIM was.
     
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    Which one has the thicker neck? I want a nice Squier Tele. Hoping the neck is as thick as the neck on my Liquid or Hawk. As opposed to the neck on my GAX70L (too thin for my tastes).
     
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    I haven't measured, but the CV feels beefier than the MIM. Neither one is the baseball bat of a 52 reissue though.
     
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    My MIM was thinner but wide at a 43mm nut. My CV feels deeper, the once I had it out of the box, for sure.
     
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    HNGD!
     
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    Congratulations! I have one too and it was perfect as it is! I just had to swap the bridge to a single coil sized rails humbucker and overwound neck to fit the music I play. I also changed electronics to Fender ones (eh by CTS).

    Again, there was nothing wrong with the orig pickups. They were sweet!
     
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    I've heard that the CVs have both narrow nuts AND thin necks! Clearly there is a whole spectrum of info on these, some of which must be a little off. Can somebody just measure one? I've been so tempted by these, but have also been scared off by the reports of small necks. And I've never seen one in person to try one.
     
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    Mine has 1-5/8" nut width, and as far as thickness, it matches my MIM Strat neck. Modern C shape is the description. It's definitely not as thin as my Affinity necks, which also have 1-9/16" nut width, and no where near as thick as the Baja Tele. Hope that helps a little.
     
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    That does help. Maybe I need a CV with a neck swap...

    Oh, and I should have mentioned that is a beautiful Tele!
     
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    If you decide to go that way, you will not have any trouble selling the CV neck, especially if it includes the tuners.
     
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    Congrats! I've been evangelizing the CV '50s Tele ever since I got mine last year. It's the only guitar I own that I don't want to mod, and those who say it's better than an MIM are not wrong. Hell, I like it better than the '52 Reissue! I A/B'd them a lot before I pulled the trigger. Originally, I wanted to get the '52 RI, but I kept coming back around to the Squier. It occurred to me that I had mods planned for the Fender (if I bought one), but I couldn't think of a single thing I wanted to change on the CV. Plus, I don't care for the 'U' shaped neck, skinny frets and 7.25" radius on the RI.

    About the only 'complaint' that I have about the Squier is; I wish the neck profile were a little fuller (like the neck on my Furrian), but it's not at all a deal-breaker. The only mod I'm gonna do (which I do to all my Teles) is install a 4-way switch, so I can have the option of having both pickups wired in series. Other than that, I'm leaving it alone... Feels weird.
     
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