So what do you all think about the PINE used on the CV-50 Tele's? I've heard a few of the Cork Sniffers call them POS? But I have to tell ya. I think combined with the Maple Neck on the Tele? They sound PERFECT together. IMO the PINE adds a little bit of warmth to the equation with the Maple neck. Its gives the guitar a perfect EQ if you ask me. Why did FENDER get away from the PINE back in the day? And how do you guys like it for a Tonewood? First time I ever heard it on a guitar. Obviously I didn't pay a fortune for it being a Squier. But my first impressions are very good. It certainly resonates well and makes for a great combo with the Maple neck as I mentioned. The weight on my Tele is perfect at just under 7.5-lbs so I find that to be a non-issue. I've been playing nothing but this Tele for a solid week now. I'm pretty impressed with this guitar. I'm not positively sold on the bridge pick-up? But other than that I'm very happy. I'm thinking about a No-Caster bridge pick-up. Or a Fralin Twangmaster/ But I want to leave it as it is awhile first. The bridge certainly isn't bad at all. Its just not as rude as I am use to? But its a very good EQ with the neck pup and its not ear-piercing yet musical, so its very usable. It gets a great Twang and bite, and cuts through the mix well. So it is a good pup. I guess its gonna just come down to a matter of taste with me. But anyway I don't want to get to far away from the wood issue. Thats really what I'm interested in hearing about with you guys. I own a Alder/Maple neck Tele also. IMO this is a pretty close match. Its hard for me to say exactly for the reason that my Alder tele has a Gibson PAF in the neck and a Modern/Vintage Rail in the bridge. So its a world away as far as pick-ups go. Basically a Rock and Roll machine. No Twang their. But yet I'm feeling theres some similiarltys in the woods with the Pine maybe being a hair warmer especially in the HIGH strings? What are you all hearing? And are you digging what your hearing?