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Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar

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Squier's Vintage Modified '72 Telecaster Thinline evokes the popular second incarnation of that era's stylishly enlightened Tele model. The original late-'60s version, with its two single-coil pickups... 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
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
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
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Overview

Squier's Vintage Modified '72 Telecaster Thinline evokes the popular second incarnation of that era's stylishly enlightened Tele model. The original late-'60s version, with its two single-coil pickups, was updated in 1972 with two great-big, great-sounding Wide Range humbucking pickups for an even more distinctive sound and personality, and that's exactly what Squier gives you here, along with a gorgeous semi-hollow ash body and white pearloid pickguard, smooth-playing maple neck and fingerboard, six-saddle string-through-body bridge and much more.

FEATURES

Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Wide range humbucking
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Wide range humbucking
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Chrome
Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Humbucking pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia
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SquierVintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Can't Beat The Quality Of This Guitar For The Price!

I play on a church worship team 2-3 times per month and will use a tele with an OCD and Tube Screamer pedal on most songs. I own a 2013 American Deluxe Tele,...Read complete review

I play on a church worship team 2-3 times per month and will use a tele with an OCD and Tube Screamer pedal on most songs. I own a 2013 American Deluxe Tele, however this Squier 72 Thinline is my new favorite. I did change the bridge and tuners on the Squier. I installed a Gotoh bridge with modern block steel saddles. I also swapped the stock vintage style tuners for Gotoh Magnum Lock Traditional locking tuners with staggered posts. This guitar just has an amazing tone and feel. I have read on other reviews where people have a difficult time putting down the guitar and I can attest to this feeling. It's truly a joy to play. I never get tired of playing this instrument.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Sound - Poor setup

I played this Guitar at a GC store attached to a Fender Bassbreaker with a Fulltone OCD Pedal. I fell in love with it. Bought one online and had it shipped. It sounded...Read complete review

I played this Guitar at a GC store attached to a Fender Bassbreaker with a Fulltone OCD Pedal. I fell in love with it. Bought one online and had it shipped. It sounded absolutely terrible. Did some work around intonation and got it sounding better. It was way off. Still sounded weird in a few places on the neck. Sent it to my tech - the neck was a little off needed a truss rod adjustment and one of the frets needed to be filed down. It now plays flawlessly. Absolutely beautiful sound. I know it's under $500, but a little more TLC in the setup out of the factory would be an easy 5 star rating.

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(20 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

amazing!

By Justin

from Kansas

Site Member

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

This is a truly amazing guitar! you can play blues, rock, metal, jazz and much more. I was worried that this wouldn't have the classic tele twang that I love since it had hubuckers but I was wrong. when i'm running both pickups I get a perfect bluesy twang, and did I mention that this thing Is drop dead gorgeous?

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great for anyone lets go play

By badbrad

from newmarket tn.

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great Guitar Sounds Great
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

    this is one nice guitar for the money have owned modernplayer this has it beat by far.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Can't Beat The Quality Of This Guitar For The Price!

    By PaulBusal

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Bridge Precision is Poor

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

    I play on a church worship team 2-3 times per month and will use a tele with an OCD and Tube Screamer pedal on most songs. I own a 2013 American Deluxe Tele, however this Squier 72 Thinline is my new favorite. I did change the bridge and tuners on the Squier. I installed a Gotoh bridge with modern block steel saddles. I also swapped the stock vintage style tuners for Gotoh Magnum Lock Traditional locking tuners with staggered posts. This guitar just has an amazing tone and feel. I have read on other reviews where people have a difficult time putting down the guitar and I can attest to this feeling. It's truly a joy to play. I never get tired of playing this instrument.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Just buy it, and if you see two, buy two

    By HUNHUNGOM

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

      I am the normal guitar player in the church. I was exchanging guitar with guitar center like 10 times... to find out the best guitar with best value. I went through epiphone, fender telecaster plus, squier affinity, PRS standard and fender mexico stratocaster, but this guitar is just amazing. With this price, it's impossible to make this quality of guitar. I can surely say this guitar's value is compatible to the fender classic player, which is designed by Fender custom design master. I hope my review can help you guys decide on buying this great guitar!
      - it works really well with pedals and the grip for the neck feels good.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Nice AXE...Perfect for home or gigs.

      By Slow hand Jim.

      from Las Vegas, NV

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

        Nice finish and tone. You must be good at setup and string height for playability, otherwise very nice since I won't play my 1958 Stratocaster anymore for fear of damage!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        you need this in your life

        By gbinge

        from easley sc

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

          wonderful guitar, sound, feel, everything is great. a must have for anyone

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I < 3 my Squire VM 72 Thinline Tele!!!

          By llamont

          from SoCal

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

            I am a novice guitar player and I have been taking weekly lessons for about six months (since June 2016). Being a novice player with no real basis for comparison, I was always fond of Fender's 72 Thinline tele. A high school classmate/school band mate had the Fender 72' Thinline in the late 90's and I fell in love with the aesthetics then. Fast forward to 2016... Before signing up for lessons, I purchased a used Epi Les Paul from my local GC (April 2016). A month later, I was in back in GC looking around where they had both the Fender 72' Thinline AND the Squier VM 72 Thinline on the wall. I played around with both instruments and opted for the Squier since it was literally half the price and felt good enough for me. I now have five guitars (the same Epi Les Paul Custom, an Ibanez AG75, the Squier VM 72 Thinline Tele, a PRS Singlecut SE, and a Taylor 24ce). The tele is my "90% of the time guitar" for practicing and strumming around.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            great playing guitar,,sounds and looks great !!

            By chuck

            from guitar Center of Louisville Kentucky,,,

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Pick Up

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

              not good out of the box,,but had the tech work on it and now it plays really good,,also,,the humbuckers are nice they have a great sound,,the neck on the guitar is great smooth on both sides ! very easy to play,,,stays in tune very well,,and it is as nice looks wise and I had a mim 72 thinline before and it wasnt near as good to play as this one,,overall,,,I really like this guitar,,

               
              5.0

              Fantastic Value

              By StratoPat

              from Central Florida

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • On Stage Performance
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

                Truly fantastic value. Mine benefited from a setup and minimal nut work, and I strongly recommend restringing with 10's, but this is a giggable guitar after that. Highly recommend.

                 
                3.0

                Great Sound - Poor setup

                By Kevin

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Fret Buzz
                • Setup

                Best Uses

                • Blues/Rock Band
                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

                I played this Guitar at a GC store attached to a Fender Bassbreaker with a Fulltone OCD Pedal. I fell in love with it. Bought one online and had it shipped. It sounded absolutely terrible. Did some work around intonation and got it sounding better. It was way off. Still sounded weird in a few places on the neck. Sent it to my tech - the neck was a little off needed a truss rod adjustment and one of the frets needed to be filed down. It now plays flawlessly. Absolutely beautiful sound. I know it's under $500, but a little more TLC in the setup out of the factory would be an easy 5 star rating.

                 
                5.0

                GO GET ONE!

                By Kevin

                from Tennessee

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Excellent Fit & Finish
                • Fun To Play
                • Good Electronics
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Live Events
                  • Pickabilly
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

                  Squier, really? Walked by and the beauty of the finish stopped me in my tracks. I got it down, plugged it in to a VOX because I have a VOX AC100CPH at home, could not believe how this Squier Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline felt, sounded, and how easy it was to play! Many people have looked down on Squier guitars and say they are low budget beginner guitars, but I'm telling the truth that this 78 Telecaster Thinline is a winner! It's got Telecaster twang, blues soul, and clean pick-ability. Had it set up with new strings, love it love it love it, but now thinking about changing saddles and maybe bridge, but my friends love how this one sounds and plays that I almost have to take it away from them to get it back so I can play it. AND my GC guy was super-fantastic in helping me with my choice and with placing my order for a brand new one as he was not pushy, not rude, and very honest. Thank you Squier for this one. Go Get One And You Will Love It, is all I can say.

                   
                  5.0

                  Definitely a keeper.

                  By Cullen

                  from undisclosed

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

                  I really like this guitar. I particularly wanted a 72 Tele with wide range humbuckers but couldn't afford the full Fender price. I read in several places that the Vintage Modified series from Squire were a great buy so I took a chance. This guitar is light-years beyond my Squire Bullet Strat. The fit and finish are excellent, it plays very well, and is absolutely beautiful. It did require a minimal setup (intonation on two strings, truss rod adjustment, and pickup height) and the output jack was very loose, but nothing drastic. The only thing I changed was the strings, going from NPS to full nickle to darken the tone a little, and I plan to install a treble bleed circuit on the next string change. If you are on the fence about this one, get it before they are gone.

                   
                  5.0

                  Just simply an outstanding guitar....

                  By Nickleback

                  from Charleston WV

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

                    I love this guitar more playable and sweet tone, I prefer it to my Les Paul....

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it !

                    By Jimmy

                    from East coast SC

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

                        Fantastic .... my new favorite !

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