- Feb 9, 2017
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I snagged a CV 60’s double-bound sunburst custom from the same seller around the same time. It was listed as “open box” but it was brand new. The price was about 50% off new. It looked great and wasn’t heavy but I ended up flipping it. That was a good sale they had going.I stumbled on Pro Audio Star used, open box Squier CV 50's white blonde for a great price.
I was scoping some other gear on Reverb, and wasn't looking to buy another guitar.
I have had my eye on these for a few years.
It came in the original packaging, looks new.
I found the tuners were defective, the posts were really loose and bind against the bushings under string tension.
Not just budget tuners on a budget guitar, these were really hard to turn once you got near standard tuning.
I got a little credit back from the seller and replaced the tuners with Musiclily Pro vintage tuners.
They are probably on par with the stock tuners in proper working order; I have a CV 50's strat with the same stock tuners.
Some file work on the nut slots and the stock nut is fine.
The fret work was ok but a few high and low spots more than I wanted to live with so it got a fret level.
Also upgraded to brass compensated saddles.
Came out great; great playing and sounding guitar.
It is a little heavy at 9lbs, but not an issue.
The photo is stock from when I first got it early Dec.
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