2019 Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster acquired
I bought one.
If you read my stuff regularly, you probably guessed I was going to get one of these. And if you did, you guessed right.
Does this mean the Schecter is gone? Yes. Traded out. As much as I wanted to connect with that guitar, it just wasn't happening. Great axe, great sound, great everything, but it just didn't have what I was looking for.
Does this mean I now own nothing but Strats again? Yes.
My main reason for getting the new CV '50s is that it is for all intents and purposes a new version of my original 1989 Squier II Stratocaster (my first guitar which I still own). And it just so happens that the new one has every upgrade I would have done to it otherwise.
My '89 has a gloss Dakota Red finish with no metallic, plywood body, one piece maple neck with 12" fretboard radius, single-ply pick guard, is urethane finished, the electronics have been changed so I get tone control on the bridge-alone 5-way selector, has ceramic magnet pickups, and the tuners changed to vintage slotted style.
The CV '50s has a black finish with no metallic, pine body, one piece maple neck with 9.5" fretboard radius, single-ply pick guard, is urethane finished, the electronics are stock but it does have tone control for bridge-alone setting on the 5-way switch, has alnico magnet pickups, and the tuners are already vintage slotted style.
In other words, the CV '50s as-is has all the stuff I wanted in a Strat.