#1
I've been looking online and saw this tele, it looks pretty nice, good specs, plus some say that they are better than the fender mexican teles which is good considering the price difference here. But I have one question to anyone who has one, or any other info is appreciated...

The body is made of pine, which to my knowledge is a softwood and surely this would lead to the body getting chipped easily? I am reasonably careful but with general accidents/clumsiness that happens would it not lead to it taking damage?

Thanks for reading.
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#2
I wouldn't worry about the pine being less durable than the substitutes. I've heard good things about this model also. But with Squier, one could be great and the next could be total crap. It's best to go to the store and try them out cause they're not all good ones.
#3
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I wouldn't worry about the pine being less durable than the substitutes. I've heard good things about this model also. But with Squier, one could be great and the next could be total crap. It's best to go to the store and try them out cause they're not all good ones.



From what I hear, this model is the more consistent one in the Squier family. I was actually planning on getting it until I found a used Fender Tele Deluxe for around the same price.
#4
Don't worry about the strength of the wood; the strength of the finish will protect your guitar.
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#5
i think it's coming out in a new colour (butterscotch), just to let you know if you haven't heard already.

No idea about pine, I haven't tried it.
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#6
The classic vibes are some of the much better Squier's I would say they are about the same as a Standard Tele maybe even a little better.

As for the body being pine I can't really say because I have no experience with them but I don't think it would matter much as long as you don't drop it/slam it into things a lot.
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#7
I've got that exact guitar, and it absolutely fantastisc! Its a really great guitar, the neck is thinner than normal telecaster necks, and the finish on the neck makes it really nice, definitely the best neck ive played yet..

The sound too is great, you can get a lot of cool tones from it, from the really thin twangy country sound from the bridge pickup to a much more thick and almost warm sound on the neck pickup, and the middle position has this thick but at the same time very sharp sound..

About the wood, Ive had mine for a couple of months now, and ive yet to make a dent or anything, and i have played it extensively..

As a little addon, my friend, a guitarist through almost 15 years, tried this guitar, he normally plays SG's and les pauls, but the day after he tried mine, he went out and bought one himself..

Its incredible for the price, and ive got no doubt that it can stand up to most MiM teles without any problem..! - i too heard the rumor that a butterscotch color is coming out?
#8
I'd rather have one of those than a MIM telecaster, or even one of the MIK ash teles. They are amazing guitars at that price. Pine is a fantastic sounding tonewood with single coils, it's got a really sweet sounding treble register and is very well balanced. With a pickup change I think that squier would hang with just about any production Fender, tonewise. The neck isn't great but that's what you get on a squier.
#9
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i think it's coming out in a new colour (butterscotch), just to let you know if you haven't heard already.

No idea about pine, I haven't tried it.


The Butterscotch one is a Classic Vibe 50s, which has an alder body, the Sunburst one is the CV 60s. Only the 60s has a Pine body.
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#10
The original telecasters were actually made of pine, i dont quite know why it was not used as much in later years considering there are a fair few people who use early telecasters because pine is a good tonewood.
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The Butterscotch one is a Classic Vibe 50s, which has an alder body, the Sunburst one is the CV 60s. Only the 60s has a Pine body.


Not true, I've got a 50's and its pine, the butterscotch one will also be pine..
#12
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Not true, I've got a 50's and its pine, the butterscotch one will also be pine..


yeah, i messed that one up. It is the 50s that is pine, the 60s that is alder.
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#13
I stopped myself from picking this guitar up 2 or 3 times, actually. I speak very highly of it to those who ask. It's definitely a great guitar for the price.
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#14
Cheers for all the replies.

This gives me a lot of reassurance about buying one if I like it, thanks for all the other info as well guys.
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#15
Pine is a softwood, but still reletivly dense. They use it for flooring and furniture. Its not going to dent easily. Ask my ugly coffee table.
#16
I actually like a good dent and scratch on my guit here and there. But I've never heard of it being a problem on a pine guitar nevertheless. The CV is a sick axe for what you pay, go for it!
#18
I personally own this guitar. It is solid! Sounds great! Has a great feel and a great neck.
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