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Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde

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The Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s is an electric guitar with a look to die for and plenty of '50s 'blackguard' Tele vibe. The Vintage Blonde or Butterscotch Blonde over pine body totally resonat... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s is an electric guitar with a look to die for and plenty of '50s 'blackguard' Tele vibe. The Vintage Blonde or Butterscotch Blonde over pine body totally resonates and you'll be hard-pressed to tell whether or not you are holding a premium ash body guitar. Of course pine is not a foreign wood to guitar making or to Fender history for that matter. Early single and dual pickup Esquire guitars were made with pine bodies.

Featuring a 21-fret vintage tint gloss maple neck with the modern playability of a 9-1/2" radius and medium jumbo frets, and outfitted with a custom set of Alnico 5 single-coil pickups on the Butterscotch Blonde model and Alnico III on the Vintage Blonde, this Squier Tele has tone that can really hang with the big boys. You get clear note separation even in distorted modes and dynamic response with a strong midrange and high end bite for leads.

Classic Vibe
Back in 1982, the very first Squier by Fender guitars and basses came ringing out of Asia. Known for their excellent vintage-quality look, feel, sound, and construction, those early Squier instruments and their Fender-branded counterparts are now highly sought-after collector's items revered by guitar enthusiasts as models of "getting it right" while aiming at value-conscious players. The Squier Classic Vibe Series reflects that simultaneous commitment to excellence, value, and vibe. Mirroring classic Fender designs, the Classic Vibe offering is not intended to be era or vintage correct-but rather imparting the vibe of a classic Fender design. Each with distinctive feature set combinations-all adding up to one classic-looking instrument.

Features
  • Resonant pine body just like the early Equires
  • 1-Piece maple, modern "C" shape neck with maple fingerboard
  • Custom Telecaster pickups
  • Chrome hardware including vintage-style tuning machines
  • Vintage-style Tele bridge plate w/brass barrel saddles
Specifications
  • Body: Pine
    Finish: Polyester
    Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape
    Fingerboard: Maple, 9-1/2" (241mm)
    Frets: 21, medium-jumbo
    Scale Length: 25-1/2" (648mm)
    Nut Width: 1.65" (42mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Tuning Keys: Vintage-style tuning machines
    Bridge: Vintage-style Tele bridge plate w/brass barrel saddles
    Pickguard: 1-ply black
    Neck pickup: Custom Telecaster pickup (Alnico 5 on Butterscotch Blonde/Alnico III on Vintage Blonde)
    Bridge pickup: Custom Telecaster pickup (Alnico 5 on Butterscotch Blonde/Alnico III on Vintage Blonde)
    Pickup switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Volume, Tone
    Strings: (.009-.042) Nickel-plated steel
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SquierClassic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

nice guitar

i have had this guitar for one year now and am pleased with it's preformence. this guitar is extremely durable and can take a lot of damage. the strings stay in tune most of...Read complete review

i have had this guitar for one year now and am pleased with it's preformence. this guitar is extremely durable and can take a lot of damage. the strings stay in tune most of the time unless u leave in the heat for a while like most guitars. while this is not the best guitar ive ever play it is certaintly my favorite. for such a low price it has a very nice classic look and is an all around good guitar. it has a few kinks like the knobs are a little delicate and while its not an american fender it plays like one. i would give this guitar a 4.7 out of 5

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

You Get What You Pay For

Honestly, owning this guitar for about a year, it is a decent axe. However, being a Squier, things are still pretty cheap about it...neck construction, wiring, input jack constantly...Read complete review

Honestly, owning this guitar for about a year, it is a decent axe. However, being a Squier, things are still pretty cheap about it...neck construction, wiring, input jack constantly coming loose,pickups, cheaper tuning keys, etc... You CAN get a range of tones out of this guitar, it's just not built to last like an actual Fender. To me, this is a nice bedroom/practice/backup guitar. If you are a gigging musician and are really concerned with tone, quality, hold up on the road, and feedback/fuzz noise resistance, I would NOT play with this thing live nor trust it to hold up on a tour. It's just made too cheap

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

2 Thumbs Up

By Paul A

from Mpls,Mn

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar:

    Good looking,great sound,great

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not recommend at this price.

    By Michael

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar:

    I expected better quality. Intonation can't be perfected on 4th & 5th string. Tied together at bridge. One adjuster. Have made every adjustment possible. Not bad, but wish i would have saved the money for an American made Fender. I have a cheaper Squire that sounds as good, with a slightly smaller neck.

     
    5.0

    Proud Owner of CV 50's Telecaster

    By Willie B

    from Tampa, Fl

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar:

      I have a Fender Standard Tele Sunburst for 4 years, love it. Had to have the Butter Scotch Blonde!! Bought it in December from Guitar Center, brand new, out of the box!! Sounds, plays, feels and looks quite different from my Fender Standard and THAT is what I was hoping for. The CV 50 plays great, the neck action is wonderful, pickups and classic. I put # 10 strings on it (Ernie Ball) after 3 weeks...Awesome guitar!!! Very Proud owned of this Classic Vibe 50's Tele Time Machine!!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beyond Expectations

      By Neeraj Ahluwalia

      from Toronto, Canada

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar:

        This guitar plays as well as many higher priced guitars. The finish, feel, and sound is comparable to a higher priced fender guitar. The finish is amazing. In the pictures on this website, it seems dull, but it is actually has a glossy shine. We got the butterscotch blonde version, and the wood grain is very nice. The neck finish is also very good, doesn't stick like some necks do. However, the input jack feels a little loose. May have to secure that in some way. Altogether, it was an absolute steal as we were able to get a good price on it because there was a 20% off sale on this website.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        GET IT!

        By Doug

        from ATL, GA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to play
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Absolutely None!

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar:

        The Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster is very easy on the hands and has an EXCELLENT tone. I have an HSH Stratocaster and an Epiphone. This BY FAR exceeds them all. If you are planning to buy an Affinity Tele, Don't. Save a few more bucks and get the Classic Vibe!

        I read all kinds of reviews before I bought it and they ain't lying. When these go out of production,and if you don't have one, you will miss out on a high quality instrument at a reasonable price (it's a steal).

        I love my Butterscotch baby. GET IT!

        Jam On

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Worth It

        By Bob

        from Ocean City MD

        About Me Professional Musician

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar:

          Nice axe for the money. The pickups sound good but fall short of the Fender sound I want. Nice neck and feel and weight. well balanced. I prefer the 3 switch set up to the 5 switch but the Fender Modern player is only $100 more but sounds so much better.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          awsome

          By Bentheman

          from La Honda , CA.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar:

            Best guitar for the buck...Sounds awesome.....My first tele. I own many guitars , Jackson,charvel,gibson,fender ;this guitar is awesome , my favorite out of all the guitars I own....

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Guitar

            By Levi

            from Columbus, Ohio

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar:

                I have an SG, and I needed a tele to get those classic worship and contemporary tones. I wanted a guitar that could cover everything from classic rock (old Clapton) to light rock (U2) to jazz. This guitar does it all. I have a Jet City JCA2112RC with two tubescreamers, distortion pedal, chorus, delay, and volume. This guitar does everything except metal, but I have my SG for that.

                If I could, I would give this guitar 4.5 stars. I got it used. The previous owner had the guitar for 2 months and then sold it at a local music store. I am not sure how it was setup out of the box, but it plays very well. There are a few intonation issues, but I will probably buy a set of compensated saddles at some point to help with this (classic tele issue).

                The primary reason I would give it a 4.5 out of 5 is that the nut and frets could have used a little more work. The nut and fret job are not bad by any means, but they just look a little rough in places (I am being very picky here, the guitar feels good). A file could clean it up nicely. Everything else is great. It plays amazingly well!

                The sound is amazing out of this guitar. I have played everything from blues, jazz, classic rock, and worship music with it. It covers all the styles that I need, and it just sound amazing. The bridge pickup is very clear and "twangy". A lot of people complain about the neck pickups on teles, but I like them for jazz. When you combine the bridge and neck pickups, the guitar sounds great for rhythm tones.

                A lot of people complain about the "soft" pine body. The pine has a coat of polyurethane over the top of it. It is fine. The finish feels solid to me.

                I have played several telecasters (Am. Std, Custom Shop, etc.). This is a solid tele. The guitar is cheap enough where you can buy a setup and a nice set of Fralins or whatever tele pickup suits your fancy and come out with a nice guitar that is $600 cheaper than an American Standard.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Wonderful

                By Diacon

                from Pittsboro, NC

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar:

                    Wow!! What a great guitar. I'm an intermediate player, but hands down without a doubt, I can say that this is a great guitar. I don't care if its made in china, it feels and plays as good, if not better, than its American counterparts. The only thing I can complain about was the input jack. I replaced it with one from Stewmac much better. I also carbon fiber wrapped the pick-guard, and this is one of my favorite guitars. I cant put it down. If you are even thinking about buying this guitar don't hesitate, you wont regret it.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    what I expected.

                    By KickstndDan

                    from Wilmington DE

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Feel
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Good Tone
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar:

                      Plays good out of the box. Needs a little fine tuning as far as the action. But plays and sounds like a telecaster should. Over all I love it. Very good value.

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