Re: Squier CV 62 Tele test
- From: Mark Bedingfield <atari030@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 22:07:42 +1000
On 12/04/2010 11:04 PM, rct wrote:
Mark Bedingfield wrote:
Your idea of high priced Squiers may not be the same as others. $2500au
will get a new MIA Strat over here, a high end Squier is anything over
$500au usually. Big difference for not much difference.
That's just retarded. Here we have to climb over piles of them to get
to the decent guitars. You are DEFinitely confusing the price you pay
with how good/great/not-so-good/downright awful a guitar is or can be.
There are great Yankee Fenders, I own four of them currently and
dozens in my life, and not so great Yankee Fenders that I've also
owned a bunch of. There are pretty good Squiers, I own one now, and
absolutely dreadful Squiers, I can take you around the corner from
here and bet you 1000 dollars you won't find a decent one in that
In the Glory Days of Mars Music they had literally THOUSANDS of
Epiphones in their store here, I mean it. You would go in there and
pick up the curren hottie one of which was a see thru black Joe Perry
Les Paul and the salesdroids would swarm over and gleefully show you
three or four Epiphones you could buy for the price of that one Joe
Perry. Seriously. It was awful. In the end, they choked on all that
crap because a good guitar is a good guitar, and a not good one isn't,
no matter how cheap it is.
I often wonder if the Squiers are going to be so sought after in
twenty years, what will the REALLY good ones be? Worshipped? Sent to
space to keep them safe?
Remember, twelve guitars in my house, one is a Squier that I record
and love. But if you were in there and had yer choice, it would be
last I'm sure.
Not sure why my news server is playing up, but here is a repost.....
I'd love to test that theory. But you can't tell me that in a music store you couldn't find a decent playing Squier? That's nuts. I sure don't worship them either, I just play them. And in my local store that has maybe 20 Fenders and 20 Squiers I find in BOTH cases they are good guitars.
America doesn't have a monopoly on making good guitars. The 62 Custom Squier Tele I played was an amazing piece of kit and EASY competition for MIA's. It has ping tuners, synthetic nut (same as high end MIM or MIA), bound alder body, vintage ashtray bridge and Alnico (tonerider) pups. On top of that it played like buttah and it sounded great too.
That's not an anomaly. I've played several of the Fenders and Squiers in the shop where I found this one and can tell you for a fact that a MIA is not $2000 worth of extra quality.
Purely from a players point of view, this guitar smoked the last 2 MIA Tele's I played. Why would I pay $2000 extra for a logo? In fact one Tele I played was $6000au worth and it was crap. Yes I know that's not the norm for MIA gear, but it was.
Heres the thing, generally MIA Fenders are great guitars but NOT great value for money. They might be in the USA but not anywhere else. My MIM 50's RI is worth about $1800au, the Aussie dollar is buying 93c US atm. This ones list price is $2800au, i.e. $2600us. Sale price is 2k (au).
Compared to the $590 that I was told for the CV Tele its no competition. The CV was pure players delight so why pay that much more for a guitar that is not likely to be any better?
So again, big difference for not much difference. Why is it so hard to believe that the CV Squier I played is a good guitar?
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