Hey bass bros and sisters, Here's a pic of my new CV 60's P It's not just one the best Squiers that I've played, it is one of the best sounding P basses I've ever played! Lightweight, resonant, midrange/airy punch, lots of low end, no noticeable dead spots. Weighs 8.4 lbs. I like this bass much better than my '62 AVRI. But I have played some copies of this bass that really suck, too. I've had to sift thru many to find the one that works for me (and bandmates and sound engineers ). Seriously, it is a fantastic sounding instrument and my new main gigging bass. I have 4 gigs this week, and my Fender Custom Shop will serve as a backup bass!) It's really hard to stop playing the CV. The pickups sound great. Really great. The pick guard screws and most of the hardware, however, are made from cheaper metals. I can imagine the screws stripping easily if one is not careful. The fret size and material is great. It has thin fret wire and seemingly softer metal than usual, which leads to smooth glissandos with little fret noise. I bet that a re-fret will be needed sooner than with other basses, though. If I do re-fret, it will be with mandolin wire. For the money, this bass is amazing. However, it doesn't seem like "made to last a lifetime" kind of bass construction. But who knows--I'll find out as years pass and it continues to sound great on gigs. Woohoo! I highly recommend the CV, but always, always, play it before you buy it!