Fender SQ CV 70s Tele CSTM MN BK

Electric guitar

  • Classic Vibe Series
  • Body: Poplar
  • Bolted neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck profile: C
  • Black Dot fretboard inlays
  • 21 Narrow Tall Frets
  • Scale: 648 mm (25.5")
  • Nut width: 41.9 mm (1.65")
  • Fretboard radius: 241 mm (9.5")
  • Three-ply black pickguard
  • Pickup: 1 Fender designed Alnico single-coil (bridge) and 1 Fender wide-range humbucker (neck)
  • Volume 1 (neck pickup), Volume 2 (bridge pickup), Tone 1 (neck pickup) and Tone 2 (bridge pickup) controls
  • 3-Way switch
  • Bone nut
  • 3-Saddle vintage-style string-through body Tele bridge
  • Nickel hardware
  • Vintage-Style machine heads
  • Original stringing: NPS .009-.042
  • Colour: Black

Further Information

Colour Black
Pickups SH
Fretboard Maple
Tremolo None
Body Poplar
Top None
Neck Maple
Frets 21
Scale 648 mm
Incl. Case No
Incl. Bag No

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6 Customer Ratings
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Needed some TLC but I like it very much yes
ElBaconi, 09.05.2020
So.... I'd seen all the good Classic Vibe feedback and finally decided to drink the koolaid. I don't buy many guitars - this is the first guitar I've bought since my number one, a Gibson SG Standard, 8 years ago. This is my first Tele and my first maple neck.

The Good:
Fit and finish are great, no complaints. I've not found ANY cosmetic issues. And it looks MEAN. I've always wanted a 72 custom style Tele and this guitar for me fills the need.
The neck is smooth, comfortable and a pleasure to play. It's thicker then I expected but not as big as the 50's rounded profile on my SG.

The BAD:
Delivery setup was ATROCIOUS.
I have limited setup skills - I prefer to play guitars rather then fiddle with them. But even I, over the last 2 days, was able to massage it into a very playable state (Odin bless Google and YouTube). The action was all over the place, truss rod needed adjusting, and the intonation was a nightmare. After some TLC it's feeling pretty good but tuning stability is only ok, I'll be changing the nut to a TUSQ XL which I'm sure will help and I've already got a Wilkinson bridge on order as I'm having a hard time intoning well with the stock bridge.
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Nitty gritty time - SOUND: To be honest, clean tones I'm a bit underwhelmed. Its's ok....ok? I expected a bit more but the neck pickup is a bit muddy and the bridge a bit weak. I have adjusted pickup heights which has helped, but for me when playing clean I'd prefer to have my SG.

However...DIRTY is another story. With a good fuzz pedal this things screams and slays. Especially the bridge single coil - it is simply put just plain MEAN. A fuzz beast. A FUZZCASTER! Neck humbucker is good but the bridge is def the money shot. I'm going to keep the stock pickups for now, purely for the fuzz funtimes.

Final verdict - I like it for it's unruly fuzz fed beastly side. It's best when not trying to be polite. It's rude. Very rude. It's the bloke you don't want dating your daughter. Def a keeper.
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Total
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Almost top quality, very close to vintage tele.
Vujekvasyl, 04.10.2020
Very good purchase; the craftmanship is very close to the Fender standarts and nothing like cheap SQ models. The neck feels wonderful, beautiful lacquer and polish. Very straight and excellent playability. The saddle needed some work with the string gaps as they were too shallow but this is a minor adjustment and most guitar need it. The body is well build and resonant. The pickups: they are very good and I do not agree that they are dull sounding. They sound like vintage not modern tele though so they are on darker side but very decent; i do not plan to change them. This is very good model especially given the price.
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