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Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar  

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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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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
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Overview

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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Review Snapshot

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SquierClassic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 53 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (8)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Novice (4)

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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(37 of 38 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

nice guitar

By GabeNMN

from chandler, arizona

Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric 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 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

(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

best twang for for the buck

By Dave

from United States

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

I don't normally write reviews, but the Classic Vibe 50's tele deserves recognition as best twang for the buck in the industry. Fit and finish are superb, and you could gig with it right out of the box! I'm a nut about set up, and this guitar comes set to near perfection. The vintage Alnico 3 pickups are sugar sweet, and well balanced. If the 50's thing starts your motor, this thing will get you where you wanna go.

(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best $300 i ever spent

By IIG

from Salt Lake

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

I started with the cheapest Tele and played my way up,almost three hours later there is no doubt this guitar is worth every penny.The neck is smooth and thick and the fret work on the edges of the neck is as clean as the most expensive American made tele.The tinted gloss finish on the neck is fantastic and the finish on the body is top notch as well.The strings are low but not too low plays very fast.Love the brass saddles and the vintage tuners stays in tune so far and i like to bend them strings.The pickups have great tone and if there was one thing i noticed is the hire end Teles seem to be a little hotter or have a little bit more juice nothing a little volume adjustment on the amp cant fix.This guitar is solid from top to bottom and i would recommend it to anyone.Even though this is a foreign made guitar the quality is unbelievable.Reviews are good info but always try it yourself before purchasing.Good luck...

(18 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Leo's Heritage

By Eduardo Gatti

from Santiago-Chile

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

Since 1968 I've been a professional musician and have recorded for EMI,RCA,etc. I've had tons of good brand guitars so I believe I know a little bit. Recently my son bought a Custom Shop Strat from Fender and I was amazed by it's quality. Today I went to the Fender dealer here in Santiago and tried one of these Squier Classic Vibe Teles and was truly surprised by it̴��s craftmanship ... well it was like some kind of Custom Shop Squier. Although made in China I had to recognize chinese people have 5000 years of fine motricity on their backs and americans about 250 years of freedom. The guitar was too perfect for the price. Thanks to Squier CEOs for being faithful to Leo's philosophy: Make it simple but well done.

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

50's still cookin'

By Dave DeBolt

from Hughesville Maryland

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

I have owned several Squires as well as Std. Fenders. The "playbility" of this baby is solid. Having arthritus and 2 carpal tunnel surgeries each hand, this thing plays like "butter." Holds up against anything I've played. Soon to purchase the same model in a Strat.

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hard to find another guitar with so many positive reviews

By Roger Hausmann

from Johnson City, Tennessee

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

After reading all the positive reviews of the Squier Vintage Vibe Tele, I had to buy one. Never mind that I already own two American-made Teles, plus have built three of my own from parts. This lightweight plain-looking guitar is scary: Workmanship IMHO better than Mexican-made, with only the neck joint showing a tiny gap between body and neck, great pickups and heavenly chime and twang. Otherwise, the fit and finish plus the hardware are excellent. The pine body seems to make a huge difference in the sound, as it vibrates better than other woods and the neck is gorgeous. Unpacking the new guitar at the GC store, I could not find any flaw whatsoever, except a slightly high setup for the strings. The pick guard looks a little cheap, but that's really nitpicking an otherwise stunning player. Even though I have replacement pick guards riin my shop, I'll wait to replace that in the future, when I have nothing else to do. After playing this Tele for hours every night during the past week, I can safely say that owning this guitar -as it comes out of the box- is a no-brainer. This is a milestone in Tele history.

(11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic Vibe Tele

By Stratman

from Studio City

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

I recently traded a PRS Soap Bar ll for this Guitar.The Soap Bar, was practically given to me. Depending on the Tele that I dug the most i was either going to use the PRS as a down or trade out right. The Classic Vibe was the best! If they are still around you have to try one you will not be disappointed! It felt, and played good right out of the box. As one of the other reviewer stated if you don't mind Squire on the head stock, you will have the best Telecaster at the best price.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Don't be discourage by the Squier brand you will be amazed!

By Jairo

from Dallas

Site Member

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

Using some gift cards that I got from my birthday and taking advantage of one of those 15% discounts that come from time to time at guitar Center I decided to give this ax a chance due to the favorable reviews and the fact that I always liked the Tele's shape. I went for the butter scotch blond because I always have a thing for Blonds...... Anyway, this is the most iconic 50's Tele body made with pine (with lot's of layers of paint though). I prefer also maple than rosewood necks so this one fits the bill for my taste. Just out of the box I was amazed by the craftsmanship and how well manufactured this guitar is, that was my first impression it is just a beautiful thing. Neck very well balanced and smooth as butter, Dense, hard, and strong, fast playing, very bright sounding with great sustain. Action from factory a little bit high for my taste but easily adjustable. For the money spent most likely the best guitar for your buck. You will have to know that this guitar comes from factory already wired and ready in the case you want to change the pick ups, one of the reasons I bought this guitar. Don't get me wrong factory sound is more than acceptable (see the video in the reviews of this guitar). If you play jazz, country, rock & roll, blues and use the guitar as a rhythmic guitar or with no distortion this one is almost perfect. Not heavy at all for those old achy backs like mine, comfortable feel, capable tuners, brass hardware, simply beautiful. With that said when you add some distortion or a pedal for increased volume (specially using the bridge pick up lower selector) you get some of that static noise that often show up with plastic pick guards a very well documented problem that had plagued earlier Teles models. http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Fighting_Feedback_in_a_Telecaster http://forums.fender.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=80759 When I bought this guitar I did it with the idea of changing the pick ups and pick guard so that was not a deal breaker for me. I will change the neck pick up for a SM1-N Seymour Duncan vintage mini humbucker for a more heavier bulky sound (not a big fan of the lipstick original neck pick up) and a fender single noiseless N3 bridge pick up. I will have to change the pick guard not a big deal either. I will do this in time so I won;t break the bank. I know it is a little bit more money but it is completely worth it. A guitar with these characteristics cost around $1.800 - $2.000. I will spend around $200 more for a great custom made ax. http://www.guitarcenter.com/Fender-Limited-Edition-American-Standard-HH-Rosewood-Fingerboard-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar-111021036-i4160669.gc Like I said if you want to play the guitar clean this is perfect. It will make an excellent rhythm guitar and a very capable ax good for some solos Santana type style but better suited for Country, blues, rock & roll, bossa nova, jazz, etc not as good for Metal or when heavy distortion is involved. Highly recommended, beautifully crafted and the best buck for your money. Like I said don't be discourage by the Squier brand this feels/sounds like any American Fender and with a little tweaking you will have a great custom made guitar.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great guitar

By JasonB

from milwaukee, WI

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

I own this guitar, and have for a little less than a year. I gotta say, I love it and have few complaints. The front pickup is warm and rich and is great for rhythm playing or electric folk. the back pickup has that classic tele sound and with a bit of distortion you can get some good rock sounds. my only problem is the jack output has just fallen out twice. not an expensive repair, but a bit annoying. I dunno if it happens to all the models or just mine, but its worth looking into. but overall a great guitar for the price.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Big Daddy

from Ft. Worth, TX

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

Buy this guitar. I have several Tele's that I play regularly and this one gets more time than any. I went in GC to buy an American Std and actually liked this one better. No kidding. I bought 51' No caster Pick ups assuming I would need to upgrade, but took them back because the pickups on this guitar really pop! I added locking tuners but honestly really didn't even need them. THis is one heck of a good guitar.

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