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Squier Joe Trohman Telecaster Electric Guitar

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Squier and guitarist Joe Trohman (the Damned Things/Fall Out Boy) have teamed up to create an unusual new take on the venerable early-’70s Fender® Telecaster Deluxe. The Joe Trohman Telecaster guitar ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Squier and guitarist Joe Trohman (the Damned Things/Fall Out Boy) have teamed up to create an unusual new take on the venerable early-’70s Fender® Telecaster Deluxe. The Joe Trohman Telecaster guitar is a triple-pickup beauty that rocks a ton of tones with easy switching features. Like all Squier guitars, it delivers value that’s as huge as its sound.

Features include an alder body, C-shaped maple neck, large 1968-style Stratocaster® headstock with Trohman’s signature on the back, rosewood fingerboard with 12” radius and 22 jumbo frets, two open-coil humbucking pickups (neck and bridge), single-coil Stratocaster® middle pickup, five-position rotary pickup selector switch, upper bout kill switch, three-ply black-white-black pickguard, skirted black/chrome amp control knobs, vintage-style six-saddle strings-through-body hardtail bridge, chrome hardware, die-cast tuners and Two-color Sunburst finish.


  • Body: Alder
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Neck
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 22
  • Fret Size: Jumbo Frets
  • Position Inlays: White Clay Dots
  • Fretboard Radius: 12" Radius (305 mm)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Neck Finish
  • Nut Width: 1.6875" (43 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
  • Headstock: '68 Style Large Stratocaster® Headstock
  • Neck Plate: Chrome Squier® Logo
  • Truss Rods: Adjustable Truss Rod
  • Truss Rod Nut: 5 mm Hex
  • Electronics
  • Pickup Configuration: H/S/H
  • Bridge Pickup: Open-Coil Humbucking Pickup with Black Bobbin and Bezel (Bridge)
  • Middle Pickup: Single-Coil Strat® Pickup (Middle)
  • Neck Pickup: Open-Coil Humbucking Pickup with Black Bobbin and Bezel (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Rotary: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup; 2-Position Kill Switch
  • Special Electronics: Rotary 5-Position Selector Switch, Kill Switch
  • Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup and Neck/Mid in Position 4), Master Tone, Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup and Bridge/Mid in Position 2)
  • Hardware
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Vintage Style 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Hardtail Bridge
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast Tuners
  • String Nut: White PPS
  • Switch Tip: Metal Tip on Killswitch
  • Auxiliary Switching: 2-Position Toggle "Kill Switch"
  • Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
  • Unique Features: 5-Position Rotary Pickup Selector Switch, HSH Pickup configuration, Joe Trohman Signature on Back of Headstock, '68-Style Large Stratocaster® Headstock, Skirted Black and Chrome Amp Control Knobs, White Dot Position Inlays, Synthetic Bone Nut
  • Accessories
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
  • Control Knobs: Black Plastic Skirted Amp Knobs
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SquierJoe Trohman Telecaster Electric Guitar

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Vintage Tones and Excellent Quality Build

By Michael Reynolds

from Seattle Area

Comments about Squier Joe Trohman Telecaster Electric Guitar:

First of all... Don't get too bogged down by the fact that this is a Joe Trohman Signature guitar. By Trohman's admission, he puts high output Dimarzio's in his own version of this guitar to get the modern sounds of his bands. The pickups on this guitar deliver a more vintage humbucker tone. This is the reason that I purchased it. The Build Quality I can't say enough about the recent Squier Classic Vibe's and Signature Series guitars that I have tried. The quality really looks and feels top notch. The neck pocket is very tight around the neck. Nothing 'feels' cheap on this guitar. The tuners stay in tune very well. The action and set up of this guitar was as good out of the box as any guitar I have ever purchased new. I can set the strings very low and not get even a hint of buzz. By the way... It's gorgeous too. Beautiful sunburst without a visible flaw. The Neck This is a flatter neck and is a bit wider at the nut than the Classic Vibe Series. It is a shallow C shape that is extremely comfortable for me. The back of the neck feels like a satin finish, not a high gloss poly finish, which is also a preference of mine. The frets are called jumbo and are just a hair smaller than the jumbo frets on my American Special Strat. There were no exposed fret edges at all. This might be the most perfect neck that I have ever bought. I also love the bigger 70's style strat headstock on this guitar. It adds just a bit of heft over a traditional tele neck which helps me leverage the weight for vibrato. (again, a personal preference for looks and heft.) The Sound The HSH is certainly not traditional for a Tele, but make no mistake, you can get some great vintage tones with these pickups. The bridge humbucker is a PAF style sound to it, kind of like the 'wide range' series that Fender was putting on some tele's a few years ago. It gives a really spanky sound without losing your bottom end. The neck is certainly smoother sounding, but it breaks up well to give a very full rhythm tone. The in-between settings on the 5 way switch get some really cool quacky type strat tones. This guitar is very versatile, you can get some loose country pickin tones on it, as well as some great 70's classic rock type of tones. Even some texas blues tones sound great. I personally wouldn't use this guitar for metal, but rock, classic rock, blues, and country really suit this set up. I've had this guitar for 2 weeks, and I can't put it down. The feel and tone are really special for the price that you are paying. heck, for any price. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for versatile tones and wouldn't even take a second to tell them that it has anything to do with Joe Trohman. If it were stolen, I'd order another immediately. Simply a stunning steal at the price, and a guitar that I would not hesitate to play live or at home anytime and anywhere.

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By Troy Clemens

from Oak Harbor, Washington

Comments about Squier Joe Trohman Telecaster Electric Guitar:

This guitar is great, It plays and sounds really well! The only modification I plan to make to this is putting in a Dimarzio Super Distortion in the bridge. The pickups that are stock are great, but Joe uses the super distortions, and I want a little more high output sound. I would recommend this guitar to anyone, even if you aren't a fan of Fall Out Boy!

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