A Telecaster. For saying that now I have a Telecaster.

Discussion in 'Other Cool Guitars' started by hcsterg, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    I took delivery of a Squier Classic Vibe 50s LH Telecaster "crafted in Indonesia" this evening, at my good pal's local music shop :


    OK. Now I have a Tele. Pour dire d'en avoir une, voilà... :rolleyes:

    The Sales rep. told my pal that the new Indonesian CV50s "were a tad lower in quality compared to the previous Chinese-made ones"... o_O

    OK. This is good enough for me and for what it is. Moreover, it's a "free deal"... :cool:

    I am thinking about a 3-swappable options for her : "Esquire", "Normal", "3-PU"... :)


    And maybe one day, I'll add a Bigsby B5...

    Wait and See ! ;)

  2. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Country Gent

    Congratulations, nice one.
    I'm already found of the MIM Baja I have played for 6 months now.
  3. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    Dig that Esquire look man
  4. rze99

    rze99 Gretschie

    Aug 8, 2017
    London, England
    enjoy. If you are like me this may be just the first....
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  5. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Thank you Guys ! ;)

    I made a quick sound check with my beloved (yes !) Roland MicroCube a few minutes ago : I must say that the tone is very good as is, right out of the box, without tweaking - much better than the 2009 MIM I had in the past...

    OK, the strings are 9-42 or 10-46 and I can't play with less than 10-52.

    At the first glance, the finish seems to be flawless.

    As usual on LH, the pots are wired backwards. Moreover the pickup selector is a junk - all this is not really an issue for me.

    Well, by the way : what brand of "serious" Tele PU selector would you recommend ? CRL ? Other ?

    Thanks to let me know ! ;)

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  6. blueruins

    blueruins Country Gent

    May 28, 2013
    Savannah, GA
    I love mine...I mean love!

    Second that Esquire look.
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  7. Beardog

    Beardog Country Gent

    Apr 15, 2018
    Nova Scotia
    Very nice!
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  8. JC higgy

    JC higgy Friend of Fred

    Jun 6, 2008
    Belfast Norn Iron
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  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa cruz
    I love the Esquire look, but it will never work for me....I don’t live on the bridge pickup on my Tele.

    Think about the tones you are after first, that should drive your pickup configuration issue.
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  10. Ricochet

    Ricochet I Bleed Orange

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    Congratulations, Esquire for the win!

    The ‘50s CV Tele was my first Tele 10 years ago... I’m afraid to do a head count now haha!
    It’s interesting they have returned the CV almost to the same price point as 10 years ago. You know they will have compromised somewhere...
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  11. Stefan

    Stefan Country Gent

    Jan 20, 2016

    My vote goes to the Esquire version.
    I‘ve made best experiences with CRL switches and Switchcraft pots.
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  12. new6659

    new6659 Country Gent

    Nice one. Leave it as is for awhile.... but the Esquire looks great!
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  13. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Synchromatic

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    It is almost impossible to go wrong with a Fender Tele.
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  14. TW4990

    TW4990 Gretschie

    Aug 20, 2016
    Sydney Australia
    Congrats on your TELE. They are a wonderful beast to play.
    What a strange thing for a rep to say about the quality of the product he is selling.
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  15. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
    Congrats on your 50's Classic Vibe ...I love mine too ...rock it brother

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  16. jfassett

    jfassett Synchromatic

    Dec 9, 2017
    Beautiful wood grain! Enjoy!
    How many does this one make? Ha!
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  17. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    Thank you Guys ! ;)

    Well, the drop in quality doesn't seem apparent - I personally see nothing wrong at the moment, except that defective PU selector (easy and cheap cure). But OK, I never had the Chinese one in hands to compare...

    About that, I noticed the selector brands CRL, Oak Grigsby, Hosco and Fender to be dependable.

    Maybe this CV50 will reconcile me with Tele guitars... ;)

    Yes, it's what I will do, @new6659 - no hurry ! :)

    And thanks for your pics of the Chinese one, @thunder58 !;)

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  18. stiv

    stiv Country Gent

    Sep 12, 2014
    Florence, Italy
    Classic 50s is always a good choice.
    I love that Esquire look though.
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  19. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Oct 18, 2015
    Congrats! Modding it into an Esquire would be very cool.
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  20. DennisC

    DennisC Synchromatic

    May 11, 2017
    Congrats! Everyone needs a Telecaster, at least one.

    Switches ... I used a Fender fiveway Superswitch on mine, a 4P5T... But I doubt this is necessary very often. To me, continuous blendability of two parallel pickups is worth a ton more than serial connection, I probably wouldn't wire it again like it is.

    But, anyway - congrats on that one, hope it works as good as it looks!
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