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This limited-run Fender Tele Custom Electric Guitar features design elements from one of the most popular Telecasters ever. Agathis body, maple neck with maple fretboard, 25-1/2" scale length, medium-... Click To Read More About This Product

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This limited-run Fender Tele Custom Electric Guitar features design elements from one of the most popular Telecasters ever. Agathis body, maple neck with maple fretboard, 25-1/2" scale length, medium-jumbo frets, and 2 humbuckers with independent controls.

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  • Agathis body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • 25-1/2" scale length
  • Medium-jumbo frets
  • Dot position markers
  • 2 humbuckers with independent controls
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SquierTele Custom Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Guitar for the Price

I've played for 30 years and currently travel with one of the best Texas C&W Bands in the state: Chris Johnson & Cheap Whiskey. I have a Strat that I have...Read complete review

I've played for 30 years and currently travel with one of the best Texas C&W Bands in the state: Chris Johnson & Cheap Whiskey. I have a Strat that I have been using along with a Vintage Gibson ES-330 This little Tele Custom is UNREAL for the price. Have no ideal WHY you would want to pay twice or three times the price for one of the others... this is the real deal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Awesome Guitar for starters

If you're a starter, this is a great guitar for you. I've been playing guitar for about 3 or 4 years now and this is not a bad guitar. The price is very...Read complete review

If you're a starter, this is a great guitar for you. I've been playing guitar for about 3 or 4 years now and this is not a bad guitar. The price is very good. If you get it, I recomend asking for one from the back. Don't buy the test version on the wall. Make sure that the action is low. I ran into trouble because I was so exited about getting my first guitar that I forgot to do that. So get the action fixed. Also, the guitar is fairly heavy, so if you don't like to carry about 30or so pounds around, this is not the guitar for you. Good luck picking out guitars.

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(61 of 68 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar for the Price

By Kenny Boy

from Beaumont Texas

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

I've played for 30 years and currently travel with one of the best Texas C&W Bands in the state: Chris Johnson & Cheap Whiskey. I have a Strat that I have been using along with a Vintage Gibson ES-330 This little Tele Custom is UNREAL for the price. Have no ideal WHY you would want to pay twice or three times the price for one of the others... this is the real deal.

(19 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

heaven in an instrument

By shockrock96

from illinois

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

ok well ive been playing guitar and bass for a few years now and this is my first guitar thta ive owned. ive been playing friends.. ok so it is amazing. the sound is pretty sweet. it had a few scratches on it but thats not much. so i would highly suggest this guitar

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very different for cheap

By Leonidas

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

The Squier Telecaster Custom is a fantastic guitar for the price. The humbucker setup gives it a very different tone than a standard tele. The greatest part of this axe is the neck. It is so smooth and fast. The pickups leave a little to be desired, but are right on for the price range. The tuners aren't the best, but will suffice. With a pickup swap, this guitar can really scream. I wouldn't say it gets the same kind of tones as a Les Paul, but maybe more along the lines of a "twangier" SG. It really is a unique sounding guitar. I would highly recommend this guitar for anyone, but especially a beginner, because you really get your money's worth.

(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar

By Rich W

from Montague , NJ

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar after not playing for about 6 years and wanted a nice inexpensive guitar to jam with on occasion . After playing it and seeing the price I just had to have it . Playability it just fantastic . I even compared it to the original 72 Deluxe and kinda liked the sound of the Squier better ( opinion) . After having it over 6 monthes and getting to know the guitar you'll see some of the flaws and corner cuttings. Some crooked screws ( no biggie ) and such . Simply replaceable thing that won't kill the guitar . After a while the 2 hums though are great ( neck humbucker is great when both clear and distorted but the bridge is lacking, need more power IMO) but will still leave you wanting more . I will be replacing them soon with some GFS Retrotron Liverpools . Even thought the negatives I still cannot knock this guitar . A great value for the money . Truly a cool guitar and would recommend it any day .

(12 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing, get it

By lUDWIGOWNS

from ptown

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

This is my first guitar and I went searching around everywhere. I bought a regular telecaster first but returned it because I wanted one of these. They can be hard to find but their worth it. They sound great clean, with or without tone. Distortion is great too, I go from blues to metal often and it works for everything. It's a very versital guitar. It looks great too, very good for upgrading!

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

TELEtastic

By Yahni Cash

from abilene, tx

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

Pretty much bought this guitar without playing it first. I dont know what the original 72 fender Tele sounds like so i cant compare the two. But what i can tell you is, this guitar has a wonderful sound. The humbuckers are fantastic. Both pickups have a unique sound together or seperately. The neck is smooth and plays very well for that fast action people desire, also all the other features are great i.e. knob placement and switch placement. Won't bump the volume switch while playing. The independent controls of the pickups is slick, allows for more variations of sound. Simply just easy to play. Soft to the touch and you are making sound. Doesn't feel heavy and doesn't feel cheap. Looks beatiful, feels excellent rite out of the box. Seems to hold in tune and you can go after just about any sound you desire. I think it was priced about rite, but free would be better.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet Little Axe

By BeerBluesnBBQ

from Portland, TX

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

Got a Squire Tele Custom for my birthday this year and man what a great gift. I had played one in the store and just fell in love with it. When my wife got it for me for my birthday I was very happy with her choice. Nice action and great sustain for such an inexpensive axe, but you cant go wrong with a Fender right? I play it thru a Vox AD50VT amp and believe me it keeps up with the amp nicely. I really appreciate that it stays in tune so well, no matter how hard I play. If you want a great guitar for the money definitely buy this one. You'll have a load of fun playing this guitar.

(9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

5 STARS!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Tanner Zachton

from Baldwin, NY

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

I bought this guitar about 1/2 a year ago and all i have to say is GET THIS!!! if you are an aspiring blues, country, rock, or even METAL musician, this is THE guitar for you!! I personally play metal, and the only concern was the pickups, i easily swapped them out for EMG 81/85's but either way, THIS GUITAR IS AMAZING!!!!!!

(7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good guitar

By LM

from Colorado Springs, CO

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

Great sound, the feel of a fender, and a good price. What more is there to say?

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Totally not what I expected

By Ben Somers

from Windsor, Virginia

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

This guitar got my attention when I was looking for a modifying project. But when I plugged it in, my mouth fell open. It hardly needs any modifying. The sound it produces through its humbucking pickups is warm, punchy, and has a certain bite to it. This was not completely what I excpected from a guitar from this pricerange. The Agathis body gives the right sustain and is fairly light; it makes the guitar well balaced and makes it very comfortable to play. There are also some downsides to this guitar, but those are pretty easy to fix. In my opinion, the knobs were placed the wrong way around and they confused me a little; I got that fixed by a pro. The strings probably need replacement as well, but thats all about taste. I am in possession of guitars of much higher value, but they do not match the comfort and sound of this little Squier. A good buy for both beginner and advanced. I am using this guitar as my main when gigging with my band.

(3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Awesome Guitar for starters

By Irish Guy

from Albany, NY

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

If you're a starter, this is a great guitar for you. I've been playing guitar for about 3 or 4 years now and this is not a bad guitar. The price is very good. If you get it, I recomend asking for one from the back. Don't buy the test version on the wall. Make sure that the action is low. I ran into trouble because I was so exited about getting my first guitar that I forgot to do that. So get the action fixed. Also, the guitar is fairly heavy, so if you don't like to carry about 30or so pounds around, this is not the guitar for you. Good luck picking out guitars.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great guitar, but with a problem or two...

By Toffer Mohr

from Charlotte, NC

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

I've been playing this guitar for the last year or so and it has been wonderful. One would be hard pressed to look for a guitar with such great playability and tone for the money. The neck has a wonderful feel to it and the pickups are quite decent. My only problem, which seems to be somewhat common, is my input jack has become loose and causes some static while playing. The volume knobs are also kind of screwed up but that is only because I took the plastic parts of the knobs to try and fix the input jack and i kind of stripped the teeth on the inside of the knobs. Other than the input jack, the guitar is super reliable and sounds great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Blues and Classic rock

By Teleblues

from Washington State

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

I was really surprised by the overall quality and tone, While this axe is supposed to be a lower quality Fender I can truely say it plays with even with Fender much more expensive offerings. I have an Original 73 custom and this reissue even though it adds the second humbucker and is really a cross between the custom and the deluxe, it is one axe that is hard to beat, especially at this price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not quite the original

By Ryan K

from Eugene,OR

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

I was looking for a Tele and came arcoss this guitar. I always liked the way the Tele custom looked and sounded. This is an ok remake of the original. The pickups were my main problem. They sound alittle flat, but if you changed them out and put a new set it this guitar would grawl. The fell is perfect. It's not heavy at all. The pickip switch is an okward spot. It sucks to hit it live by accident! The maple neck has smooth playability, and action. If you want to own a Tele Custom and can't afford, I'd suggest this to anyone.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Perfect, for the price.

By cratz2

from Indy, IN

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

I need to start off by admitting that I?m mostly a Strat guy. I?ve probably owned at least 40 guitars and all but three or four of them have been Strats or strat type guitars. I had been interested in a Tele for quite a while but I found myself without a guitar with two humbuckers. Between the great reviews here and at HC and how good it played for how cheap it was, this was a no-brainer. Obviously since it has two humbuckers rather than the two traditional Tele pickups, this really doesn?t sound anything at all like a tele. Actually, it?s pretty much setup for the Les Paul user? Two humbuckers, LP type pickup toggle and two tone controls and two volume controls. Still, it all comes together. I tried to get one from Guitar Center since I had a store credit, but after a couple months, neither of my local stores had one in stock so I bought it from another local guitar shop. Mine came pretty much perfectly setup. The truss was perfect, intonation was perfect and the action was so low, that I actually raised it a bit even though there was basically no buzzing. It holds a fine tune as well. Be sure to check the tightness on the nuts on tuners. Mine was fine, but I?ve seen some Squiers recently where they ALL needed to be tightened. This will go a LONG way to keeping your guitar in tune. I own other current and vintage Squiers and the neck on this one is very nice. I really like that unfinished feel on this and other recent Squiers. Great tone, great flexability with the four controls. The bridge pickup is good for bright cleans and for distortion. The neck pickup gives great cleans and an almost neck pickup only Strat sound which I love. I like to use the neck pickup with full volume and the bridge pickup with about 25% volume to get a GREAT clean and edgy sound. Also, the controls on this guitar actually work? A lot of guitars seem to have controls where they don?t do anything until they are down to 10%, then they cut out completely. On this guitar, the controls are gradual. Overall, there is literally NOTHING I can complain about on my particular one. I use it for all kinds of music? It even sound very decent for some non-tremolo shred. At this price point, it?s basically perfect.

(1 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Guitar

By Mr. Kobboobles

from TN

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

Very clean sound low but,not so good on sound when its turned up. I like makein it to the point so it a great guitar for beginers but not for advanced guitar players. If your looking at this 1 then i recomend you lookin at the straticastor its a preety sweet guitar. If your advanced

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Little Axe For The Price

By TelecasterGuitarMan

from Greenville, SC

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

My wife gave me this model for Christmas last year after I tried one out at the local store, and I love it. I have a few acoustics, but my only other electric is a regular Tele. I wanted something to give me the sound of a twin humbucker and this thing does a good job. No, it's not a Les Paul, or even a top end Fender product, but the pickups have a good sound when played clean, and for the money this has added a new dimension to my playing as I can combine the twangy Tele to this one for a broad spectrum of sound - everything from Merle Haggard to Allen Collins. No problems with the action or electronics at all. I would absolutely recommend this guitar.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Vibe for the Price

By GeorgiaBoy

from Georgia

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar for the money. The pickups are a little standard, but have plenty of meat to go around. The neck is smooth and fast, and the looks beat the heck out of standard Squier teles. It sounds good through a Vox AD30VT or even a simple Beringer 20 amp practice amp with no bell or whistlesat all. All in all, a great instrument for the ridiculously small price.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best $200.00 Guitar out There Today!

By Jeffrey Osgood

from Woonsocket,R.I.

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

My wife bought me this for X-mas, and as soon as I opened the box, I was amazed at how sweet this guitar looked. I grew up in the 70's,and this guitar has that sort of vibe to it. Now, here's where I had some problems. This was not playable right away. I had to tighten the tuners, imput jack, and the neck plate. Lower the bridge saddles, and intonate it, along with a string change. Once I did all of that, I had a guitar that I could gig with without using a backup. The clean tone that these pups produce are sweet, and when you put some distortion on this,you get a classic rock aka Led Zeppelin/AC/DC type tone, which is right up my alley.To be honest, I've never been a fan of Squiers due to their reputation, especially the Indonesian made ones, but this one, puts all of those fears away. This just might be the best guitar that Squier has ever made. Do yourself a favor,and go out and get one of these today!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Blown away

By Bill Bartels

from Lancaster Pa

Comments about Squier Tele Custom Electric Guitar:

This is the first time I have written a reveiw on any guitar purchase. Let start by saying I own both an American standard strat and tele both 2008 models, wonderful guitars. I was looking for a humbucker equipped fender for recording in my small music room. For 1/4 the price of the american made Fenders this guitar is phenomenal. It arrived in perfect condition. I do think however the packing could be better to protect the guitars from shipping damage. The setup was great, the neck playes as well as my american Fenders and the finish is nearly perfect. I don't normally buy guitars thru mail order however with the retun policy I took a chance and got a great guitar for the money, well worth twice the price in my opinion. If you are looking for a humbucker fender I don't think you will be disappointed with this tele

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