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Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar 3-Color Sunburst

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The Squire Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom electric guitar has a beautiful 3-color sunburst finish over an alder double-bound body with a mint green pickguard. The vintage tint gloss maple neck with ro... Read More

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The Squire Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom electric guitar has a beautiful 3-color sunburst finish over an alder double-bound body with a mint green pickguard. The vintage tint gloss maple neck with rosewood fingerboard has 21 medium-jumbo frets and a modern 9.5" radius. A custom set of Alnico V single-coils provides warmth, clarity, and enough punch for country, blues, rock, and jazz. The Telecaster guitar is outfitted with vintage-style tuners and 3-saddle bridge with threaded saddles.

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  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Gloss polyester
  • Neck: 1-Piece maple, modern C shape
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood,
  • Fingerboard radius: 9-1/2" (241mm)
  • Frets: 21, medium jumbo
  • Scale length: 25-1/2" (648mm)
  • Nut width: 1.625" (41mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Vintage-style tuning machines
  • Bridge: Vintage-style string-thru-body Tele bridge with 3 threaded steel barrel saddles
  • Pickguard: 3-ply mint
  • Pickups: 2 Custom single-coil Tele pickups with Alnico V magnets (neck & bridge)
  • Pickup switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: master volume, master tone
  • Strings: (.009-.042) Nickel-plated steel
  • Unique features:
  • Knurled chrome controls
  • Vintage tinted neck
  • Parchment dot position markers, Gold Squire logo,
  • Top hat switch tip
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SquierClassic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

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An Amazing Surprise!

It may not be an American Reissue Model, but the sound and the feel will really shock you. I have been Tele shopping for a while now. I have played plenty of others...Read complete review

It may not be an American Reissue Model, but the sound and the feel will really shock you. I have been Tele shopping for a while now. I have played plenty of others in the store, new, used, Mexi, American... and this Tele was not only the best value, but it stood up against guitars that cost 3x as much money. 1. Looks As far as looks go, I think this guitar is gorgeous. The double bound body looks incredible, and the glossed headstock are really a great combo. I can see very minute flaws in spots, but it is far better than an average Mexi Tele, and miles past anything that I have seen Squier manufacture. The grain in the wood is really gorgeous. Remember that this is the Alder body Squier. The 50's Classic Vibe Tele is pine, and I am guessing that the other Squiers are either pine or plywood. This Tele weighs more than any Squier tele that you will find, which adds to the sustain and gives it a lively tone. This guitar weighs more than the Mexi teles that I compared it to as well. 2. Parts. I can tell that the nut is kind of plasticy, not a real bone nut, the bridge plate also feels a little wimpy to me. The tuners are an upgraded vintage tuner that feels the same as a vintage Mexi tuner that I use on a strat that I own. However, these seem to really stay in tune well. The volume and tone knobs glide really well and offer a fair resistance. This is a plus if you only occasionally mess with the knobs, but if you use a volume knob for swells during songs, it might actually feel a little stiff. The quality of the knobs is an outstanding difference above any other squiers, and far better than any Mexi Tele's that I have played. The 3 way switch, doesn't feel quite as solid as the knobs though. The frets are called Medium-Jumbo, but are a bit thinner than the frets on my Mexi strat at home that boasts med-jumbo frets, but they are smooth, and finished perfectly with no edges or burrs. The saddles and saddle screws are the vintage style with 3 shared saddles rather than 6 individual ones, but they feel light a high quality part. (I usually prefer individual saddles, and if I change anything out on this guitar, I would consider a new bridge and saddles, but it would have to be a high quality replacement.) 3. The Neck It has a beautiful rosewood fingerboard, and a very glossy and thin neck. Be prepared for a thin neck. It is probably the skinniest fender neck that I have ever used. I have gotten used to it and really like it. There is a ton of poly gloss on the neck, but it is applied very smoothly and feels pretty fast. If you prefer a satin neck, you will need to sand this neck down quite a bit. 4. The Pickups and the Sound To start off, I'd have to say that I am blown away by the amount of sustain that this guitar has. Far more sustain than any strat I have ever played, and it is a strong and pleasing sustain, not the type that some strats and cheap les pauls have that sound cheap and thin. It is a fantastic tone. I like Tele's to have a fair amount of spank to them, and these pickups have a great attack to them. The Bridge, of course has a lot of treble and some great spank to it. It seems to be a fairly high output and is spanky and quacky. The neck pickup obviously has a more driving and full tone, but still has a great attack to it. In my experience, Tele's that have a great Spank to the sound, do not sustain very well. But this Tele, really does hold a great sustain. This is the most surprising detail about this guitar. Let me make this clear, this Tele does not sound cheap at all. I would be happy to have an American Tele that sounds this good. This does not sound cheap compared to American Tele's. It just has a great full Tele Sound. If I were a chicken picker, I might opt for something different, but I like the blues and rock and think that this guitar sounds fantastic playing everything from Jimi to modern stuff. I have played this guitar through a Fender Champ 600, a Blues Jr., a Blackheart Handsome Devil and a couple of modeling amps. This guitar made the Champ 600 sound like a blues monster. Just really cool! 5. Overall People will say that this guitar is a great value. Which is certainly correct. I feel like most people won't buy it because it is a Squier and it costs more than other Squiers. I would tell them that this is a great quality guitar, made with great components in China, and if you find the right one, it might blow your mind. if you are looking for a tele with tone, spank and sustain that does not sound cheap. This is a great choice. Don't shy away because it is a Squier, they have upped their game and made a fantastic guitar. If you are looking at Tele's, I would urge to you at least check this one out.

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Dissapointed

My title says it all. I own a couple of Fender Mexicasters, an American strat, a Squier Affinity Tele Special, and a Squier 50's Classic Vibe. The Affinity is a good...Read complete review

My title says it all. I own a couple of Fender Mexicasters, an American strat, a Squier Affinity Tele Special, and a Squier 50's Classic Vibe. The Affinity is a good guitar, and the CV is a great guitar. I expected the same from this, but what I got was a beautiful guitar with multiple playing issues. With the neck relief adjusted properly and the middle saddle raised as high as possible, the D and G strings still buzzed. The nut was binding the B string, and was cut so poorly that the high (pitch) E string was almost falling off the edge of the fretboard. The rosewood fretboard was totally dried out, and there was something that looked like a booger stuck to the bridge. I do have to say the body was beautiful and the finish on the neck was very nice. Had the guitar been more playable, I would have tried to clean off the booger, but since it wasn't, I sent it back. If this is the same Chinese factory that made my Classic Vibe 50's Strat, then they obviously had a very bad day when they made this Tele.

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5.0

Amazed at the quality

By akronbluzmn

from Akron , Ohio

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    I'm a Blues guy . I always wanted a tele custom , but could never afford it . The quality and finish rivals my American Fenders

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Don't refuse because it's a Squier...

    By Paul Horton

    from Frisco, TX

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    This is an amazing guitar! I bought this as my first electric, and I am greatly impressed. It easily rivals my friend's MIM tele. It was pretty well set up right out of the box. Don't turn it down because it's a Squier, as it's as good or better than a lot of MIMs. It isn't too heavy like some teles, it's the perfect weight. It has completely exceeded any expectations I had. The neck is great, it stays in tune, the pickups sound outstanding, and I wish I had more stars to give this guitar. As another plus it looks amazing!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Simply a great sounding guitar and it looks good too!

    By tim m

    from howell NJ

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    This is the best money I have ever spent on a guitar. I can't put this guitar down. I have had many expensive guitars over the last 30 years. The only bad news is you don't get a case or gig bag with it.

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Mexico or China?

    By Ray Guerra

    from Throggs Neck, New York

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    My Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster is great. What you get when you receive this guitar are two Allen wrenches. One for the truss rode and one for the bridge and that's it. Unlike Epiphone's packaging, there is no chord, book, warranty card or cleaning cloth with the Allen wrench in a closeable pouch. It would have been nice to have the welcome package. HOWEVER, don't let that stop you from purchasing it. All I needed to do was change the strings. Out of the box, the action was perfect. The fit and finish and quality of build is excellent. I have to say China has come a long way in quality of build and material. I played the Fender/Mexico version of this guitar and was not impressed for the additional cost. China gives Mexico and cheaper USA made Guitars a run for their money. Which is evident in my Epiphone Casino, Squier Jazz bass, Yamaha FG730S and now my Tele. All Great Guitars. I'm new to the Tele sound so trying to find that country/rock sound tele's are know for. Rock is easy to get out of it. The neck is thin, which I like and it has the vintage look down to the open top tuners. Which by the way is harder to change strings. But it's a vintage copy and that's what they had back in the day. You will not be disappointed. Buy one before the price goes up. I don't think Squier yet realizes they have a quality winner here that is under priced.

    (0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not Impressed when played thru champion 600.

    By rick

    from oxnard ca

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    I played both the 62 alder version and the pine 50's version through a stock champion 600 reissue. I was wondering if I wasn't getting something. I see guys reviewing these on YouTube and they always seem to be little tone monsters.ds i heard so much about the wonders of these guitars I was thinking it would be the next version of a jv squire (like the very early 80's versions). I don't know if the champ 600 (Champ quality is all over the board in terms of sound.) sucked or if both guitars sucked, but I was not impressed. Sometimes the mass production guitars vary greatly in tone. I played the last two that were left. I am going to go back and play them again through my champion 600 to see if I get a better result. I am also going to try many of them to see if I find a real player among them. Many times you can get one with a dead neck (this goes for most brands) or a body that is just a crappier piece of wood. I did notice that the pine strat that I played weighed a ton. That may have something to do with it. I'll report back.

    (28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    An Amazing Surprise!

    By Mike

    from Marysville, WA

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    It may not be an American Reissue Model, but the sound and the feel will really shock you. I have been Tele shopping for a while now. I have played plenty of others in the store, new, used, Mexi, American... and this Tele was not only the best value, but it stood up against guitars that cost 3x as much money. 1. Looks As far as looks go, I think this guitar is gorgeous. The double bound body looks incredible, and the glossed headstock are really a great combo. I can see very minute flaws in spots, but it is far better than an average Mexi Tele, and miles past anything that I have seen Squier manufacture. The grain in the wood is really gorgeous. Remember that this is the Alder body Squier. The 50's Classic Vibe Tele is pine, and I am guessing that the other Squiers are either pine or plywood. This Tele weighs more than any Squier tele that you will find, which adds to the sustain and gives it a lively tone. This guitar weighs more than the Mexi teles that I compared it to as well. 2. Parts. I can tell that the nut is kind of plasticy, not a real bone nut, the bridge plate also feels a little wimpy to me. The tuners are an upgraded vintage tuner that feels the same as a vintage Mexi tuner that I use on a strat that I own. However, these seem to really stay in tune well. The volume and tone knobs glide really well and offer a fair resistance. This is a plus if you only occasionally mess with the knobs, but if you use a volume knob for swells during songs, it might actually feel a little stiff. The quality of the knobs is an outstanding difference above any other squiers, and far better than any Mexi Tele's that I have played. The 3 way switch, doesn't feel quite as solid as the knobs though. The frets are called Medium-Jumbo, but are a bit thinner than the frets on my Mexi strat at home that boasts med-jumbo frets, but they are smooth, and finished perfectly with no edges or burrs. The saddles and saddle screws are the vintage style with 3 shared saddles rather than 6 individual ones, but they feel light a high quality part. (I usually prefer individual saddles, and if I change anything out on this guitar, I would consider a new bridge and saddles, but it would have to be a high quality replacement.) 3. The Neck It has a beautiful rosewood fingerboard, and a very glossy and thin neck. Be prepared for a thin neck. It is probably the skinniest fender neck that I have ever used. I have gotten used to it and really like it. There is a ton of poly gloss on the neck, but it is applied very smoothly and feels pretty fast. If you prefer a satin neck, you will need to sand this neck down quite a bit. 4. The Pickups and the Sound To start off, I'd have to say that I am blown away by the amount of sustain that this guitar has. Far more sustain than any strat I have ever played, and it is a strong and pleasing sustain, not the type that some strats and cheap les pauls have that sound cheap and thin. It is a fantastic tone. I like Tele's to have a fair amount of spank to them, and these pickups have a great attack to them. The Bridge, of course has a lot of treble and some great spank to it. It seems to be a fairly high output and is spanky and quacky. The neck pickup obviously has a more driving and full tone, but still has a great attack to it. In my experience, Tele's that have a great Spank to the sound, do not sustain very well. But this Tele, really does hold a great sustain. This is the most surprising detail about this guitar. Let me make this clear, this Tele does not sound cheap at all. I would be happy to have an American Tele that sounds this good. This does not sound cheap compared to American Tele's. It just has a great full Tele Sound. If I were a chicken picker, I might opt for something different, but I like the blues and rock and think that this guitar sounds fantastic playing everything from Jimi to modern stuff. I have played this guitar through a Fender Champ 600, a Blues Jr., a Blackheart Handsome Devil and a couple of modeling amps. This guitar made the Champ 600 sound like a blues monster. Just really cool! 5. Overall People will say that this guitar is a great value. Which is certainly correct. I feel like most people won't buy it because it is a Squier and it costs more than other Squiers. I would tell them that this is a great quality guitar, made with great components in China, and if you find the right one, it might blow your mind. if you are looking for a tele with tone, spank and sustain that does not sound cheap. This is a great choice. Don't shy away because it is a Squier, they have upped their game and made a fantastic guitar. If you are looking at Tele's, I would urge to you at least check this one out.

    (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Buy in 10 Years

    By Brian Lowe

    from Lewisville, TX

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    Ok, I am a pro musician...yeah, tours, endorsements, the whole 9 yards. My main tele onstage consists of a custom made guitar from another company which cost me, at an artist deal, around 2400. I never, ever thought after going back to strictly American built "high dollar" guitars, I would never use another import...or even like one. When I played the CV in the store, I smiled within 5 seconds. I tried to find anything I could find to hate about this guitar. I even played it through the worst amp I could find in the store, and I was still able to pull a useable tone out of it. From what I've been reading, the pickups have ALniCOIII's in it...not really sure where the III lays tonally, between the II's and the V's, but they gave me real tele snap. This guitar loves to chicken pick. The neck seems a bit slimmer in profile than a normal tele, but if you have short stubby fingers like I do (it's like running with short legs...it takes me 2 steps for every one step a long legged runner takes!), the neck was amazingly comfy, yet still felt very much like a tele. I added some chorus and delay, and everything from Andy Summers to Larry Carlton sounded great. When I kicked in the overdrive on each amp (I didn't go for a massive high gain sound...it's a tele!) and was able to dial in sweet Keith Richards open G tuning riffs to Humble Pie "30 Days in the Hole" tone and pretty much anything in between. Classic rockers as well as country players will love this guitar. The weight of the guitar is not uncomfortable at all. My other tele is almost as heavy as a Les Paul (solid ash), but the alder in this instrument is the right weight for a tele, as well as being period correct for the guitar. I have owned several teles with the vintage style tuners...I like them fine, they work well. Upgrading would be your option. I personally added a bone nut to mine, but once again, a personal choice. I also highly suggest the graphite nuts that GC offers. My hand felt perfectly at home on the "hurking huge" bridge plate (the charm is that huge plate is a HUGE part of tele tone). Now we all know that unless you have a compensated bridge or a 6 way, you will never get perfect intonation on a 3 way bridge. Swapping out the whole bridge for one with compensated saddles (also at GC) is another option, as is just replacing the saddles, but upgrades that are not 100% necessary...look how long the old style 3 way bridge has been around, and how often it is still used. Like a lot of other hardcore tele players, I prefer the 3 way bridge. Other than maybe the wiring and the metals the bridge is made out of, I think this guitar is as well built as any of the Mexi models. The finish is great, and it looks like a classic Tele custom. I'd have to say, and I have owned several real Fender Tele's as well as other companies, and this is one of the coolest ones I have owned. Real Tele feel and sound, at a price a club gigging musician can afford. Proof that great guitars can be built under 1000 dollars still. My suggestion? Grab one before Fender decides they aren't charging enough.

    (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great value

    By skybluestrat

    from PA

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    I've been wanting to get my hands on this baby ever since I saw it in a magazine. I love the 62' Teles that have the double-bound bodies and this is a perfect replica of those. The cosmetics of this guitar are great, wish it was a nitro finish, but it's a beautiful sunburst and paired with the sweet mint green pickguard, it really looks vintage. The neck is slimmer which I like and it really feels great. There was a little buzzing going on, but I plan on replacing the bridge with an all-brass 6 saddle bridge. The steel one on there now is OK, doesn't do much for tone though. Also, another often overlooked feature is that this has great tone and volume pots. They have a very even taper and are extremely smooth, which was surprising since this is just a Squier. Very nice quality all around. Tuners are the vintage Fenders, easiest to string in my opinion. The neck pickup is very dark and of course the bridge is spanky. Could be a little more hot if you ask me, but good pickups all around. Sounds great clean and distorted. Another great feature is that they wired the tone to the bridge, so you can really roll off the nasty treble and shred with this thing if you want to. Underside jack seems like it's good quality. Also, this is pre-routed to put a humbucker in the neck. I def. plan on doing that and making this an Andy Summers-style Tele. All around a nice guitar for under $400.

    (11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By John K.

    from Biloxi, MS

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    My third Classic Vibe Tele. Stands tall with my 50s and Thinline CVs. Always wanted a Tele Custom, and this one is awesome! The tone, feel and construction are awesome.

    (18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great

    By bobhat2001

    from Belleville, Mich

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    I recently bought this guitar and am very pleased. The only thing was a slight buzz on the b string. To correct this was a simple fix. The G,B, and Low E strings were not aligned over the bride pickup. Simply loosen the string and move string to groove on the barrel which aligns it ovr the middle of the pickup. Tune to pitch. Save your money and buy one of these instead of a high priced Fender unless you need the name Fender on your guitar.

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