Squire Tele Custom II with P90s vs. Classic Vibe?

RocknPop

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Looking at one of these vs. a Classic Vibe Tele. Haven't spent much time with them A|B bc I am buying used and the stores don't have both in stock.

Can you guys help me nail the differences? The only drawback I see with the Tele Custom is the P90s won't get me that signature twang that I am craving from a Tele.



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Gas-man

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This here stunning player down in Aus-tone plays one.

One of the best guitar players I've ever seen. So there's yer answer.

 

strumnhum

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I own a Classic Vibe-nice guitar, but you'd better like thin necks if you get one. I don't have large mitts, so the neck suits me, but some may not care for it. Does have the classic twang. Oh, and replace the saddles first thing-they really don't do the guitar justice. I put Glendale saddles on mine and greatly improved on it. But that's minor. Overall, a very nice guitar-and light too!
 

IRG

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The P-90 version also has a much more natural feeling neck, not glossy at all. I seem to recall it being a bit chunkier, but sort of narrow. But that's an old memory. I would play both if you can - they're pretty different overall, except for the basic tele shape.
 

edwarddavis

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I just trade my tele classic vibe custom,literally with in the hour, trust me I will get another
Great guitar, but I assume the p90 model is nice too
Great cheap guitars
 

Sensates

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The P-90 version also has a much more natural feeling neck, not glossy at all. I seem to recall it being a bit chunkier, but sort of narrow. But that's an old memory. I would play both if you can - they're pretty different overall, except for the basic tele shape.
+1. Theyre quite different.

The P90 tele has a thick, rawking tone, chunkier matte neck. The CV Tele are a bit mellow to my taste but its more in the ballpark of a classic tele, neck is thin, lacquered.

I thought the CV has a better overall quality than the Tele Custom, but the P90 Custom has more vibe.
 

JStizz

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if youre craving tele twang then you HAVE to get the Classic Vibe. The Custom II is something I've been itching for for a long time, but that's partially bc I already have a tele.

Those P90s are not going to give you tele twang. Especially with that bridge. The traditional bridge plate and saddles are a huge proponent to classic tele tone.
 

sryangtr

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I traded my Custom II w/P90s for a laptop for my wife and regret it. It was a straight up rock machine. I loved the neck on it. Great bang for the buck and I hope to find another one with the same mojo someday. Definitely not a twanger, though.
 

rodeodee

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I've had one as a workhorse for 6 years now. When I got it, some had done a dodgy spray repair near the jack, but apart from that, it's a decent guitar. The hardware is not great (I upgraded to a gibson toggle, and a decent fender bucket jack. Also sheilded the pickguard and put a treble bleed on the pots. The tuners are okay, stable but not smooth. However, it's a great sounding guitar. I've had so many people randomly come up and tell me that the "yellow" sounds fantastic. For that reason, I am hanging on to it. The bridge pickup is not as great as the neck, but the neck pickup is a winner. Tone like you wouldn't beleive. Very cool workhorse.
 

cowboytim

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I have both these guitars....Custom D....I redid the neck finish with true oil, made a new nut. New P-90s by Jim Wagner of WCR, all 50s wiring new pots made for Jim by CTS. The Custom Deluxe is now a world class guitar!
The Classic Vibe I bought "new" at Guitar Center...it was beat up pretty good on the pine body...Paid 150.00 out the door....I have not changed a thing, those Alnico III mags sound incredible. I play this guitar more then ANY other....through a HW Vox AC 15 head and Vintage 1960s Celestion Alnico speakers.....Classic vibe tele is sweet!
 




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