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For the first time ever, Squier introduces a Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe guitar armed with Fender-designed Wide Range humbucking pickups. An acclaimed and time-honored Fender innovation, the Wi... Click To Read More About This Product

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For the first time ever, Squier introduces a Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe guitar armed with Fender-designed Wide Range humbucking pickups. An acclaimed and time-honored Fender innovation, the Wide Range humbucking pickup delivers incredibly full tone and lends even more vintage-style authenticity to this model. Other features include a maple neck and fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and vintage-style tuners.

Players have done it for years. Whether installing hotter pickups, different pickguards or just plain personalizing their instruments with distinctive paint jobs, modified means adding new twists to familiar designs. Squier's Vintage Modified series excels at just that, imparting hot-output chop-shop sound, feel and value to traditional instrument designs.

Features
  • C-shaped maple neck with vintage-tint gloss finish
  • 12-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and black dot position inlays
  • Fender-designed Wide Range humbucking pickups
  • Three-way toggle pickup switching, four black skirted amp knobs (two volume, two tone)
  • String-through-body bridge with six stamped saddles
Specifications
  • Body: Basswood
    Body Shape: Telecaster
    Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
    Series: Vintage Modified
    Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
    Fingerboard: Maple
    Finger Board Radius: 12" Radius (305 mm)
    Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
    Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Tuning Keys: Vintage-style chrome
    Bridge: Chrome string-through-body Telecaster with six stamped saddles
    Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
    Pickups: Wide Range Humbucking Pickup (Bridge), Wide Range Humbucking Pickup (Neck)
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
    Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042 Incl. Accessories: Wrenches: 1.5 mm, 4 mm
    Unique Features: Wide Range humbucking pickups, black skirted amp control knobs, black dot position inlays, Belly Cut, gold-and-black Squier logo
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SquierVintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (13)
  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Jamming (7)
  • Rock concerts (6)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

LOVE this guitar!

Like the title says, I love this guitar. Albeit, it had to grow on me at first. I've had it for about a year now, but I appreciate it more and more...Read complete review

Like the title says, I love this guitar. Albeit, it had to grow on me at first. I've had it for about a year now, but I appreciate it more and more as time goes on.

I own a Strat, two standard Teles, a really good Gibson 335 copy and this guitar, which is my favorite of the lot. Not only is it beautiful, but it feels really great and plays very, very well. It has the best neck I've ever played on. The necks standard 'C' shape fits my large hands perfectly and is a really nice contour to hold.

The black paint job on this guitar is absolutely flawless as is the high gloss finish on the neck. After I waxed and polished it, as I do with all my guitars, it just shines like a show car. I changed out the black pick guard for a pearl one and the guitar looks absolutely gorgeous.

There were, however, some things that I did not like and I modified the guitar to make it even better and more personal. The tone controls that came with the guitar were a cheap looking plastic and I swapped them out for authentic Fender amp knobs. Also, as another reviewer did, I swapped out the standard Fender style bridge saddles for the solid modern ones. I've never liked the screws sticking out of the saddles because you can't rest your palm on them without getting scraped. The solid saddles allow you to use
shorter saddle screws that don't stick out.

The biggest thing that I didn't like was the pickups. At first. For the longest time, I couldn't get a satisfying tone from them. It wasn't until I did some serious mods to my amp, that I really appreciated them for what they are. Now I find that they are super versatile and will cover a wide range of genres. I guess what I'm saying is that, with the right amp, this guitar is excellent. I find that it sounds great with Fender type amps especially, but would probably sound good with any good tube amp. The pickups are just the right combination of warm and bright tones that they are very well balanced, and give the guitar it's excellent versatility and tone.

If you have the chance, try one out before you buy. You could always buy one from MF and send it back if it's not to your liking, but I doubt that you'll be disappointed. Good luck!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Fun or Easy to play

When I came across this Fender model on Craigslist, I thought it to be a very handsome instrument with some nice features. I recently jumped on the Fender band wagon when I picked up...Read complete review

When I came across this Fender model on Craigslist, I thought it to be a very handsome instrument with some nice features. I recently jumped on the Fender band wagon when I picked up a 96 American Standard Telecaster which I love and after all, some of my very favorite musicians play teles. A second impression was that Fender was pushing the Telecaster terminology envelope by labeling this pretty, Gold lettered Squire a Tele but I supposed adding "custom modified" to the name string gave it a Tele validity. Eeks, Fender, for shame - this is No Telecaster. Call it what u may but do not call it a telecaster. That's all fine cause I got it on the cheap with a part trade.. , the included used hard shell case was worth that. The neck was bowed enough to drive a Mack truck under the strings...I fixed that in a jiffy with the ole Allen wrench and now I'm in business. How could all the 5 star reviews be off??? I have noticed that all guitar store reviews are near perfect...My impression: 1) with its big ole bass slab body and battle ax neck, it weighs a TON...I have never picked up a guitar close to this heavy..no fun there..and the .the neck is Huge...one reviewer said it took a good year to get comfortable with it ( 5 stars)...what?? I can tell in 5 minutes if a guitar fits with low action and a comfortable contour leading to a joy of playing. Who cares how the pick ups sound if it's a chore to play. Which this is!...my 5 minutes had me sit it right back in the case never to reappear.
Im just one person with one opinion but beware especially if u are a beginner.
Look at other makes, like Schecter, in this price range.

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2.0

Not Fun or Easy to play

By Axman69

from Oregon

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Nice Looking

Cons

  • Weighs a Ton

Best Uses

  • Boat Anchor
  • Paper Weight

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

When I came across this Fender model on Craigslist, I thought it to be a very handsome instrument with some nice features. I recently jumped on the Fender band wagon when I picked up a 96 American Standard Telecaster which I love and after all, some of my very favorite musicians play teles. A second impression was that Fender was pushing the Telecaster terminology envelope by labeling this pretty, Gold lettered Squire a Tele but I supposed adding "custom modified" to the name string gave it a Tele validity. Eeks, Fender, for shame - this is No Telecaster. Call it what u may but do not call it a telecaster. That's all fine cause I got it on the cheap with a part trade.. , the included used hard shell case was worth that. The neck was bowed enough to drive a Mack truck under the strings...I fixed that in a jiffy with the ole Allen wrench and now I'm in business. How could all the 5 star reviews be off??? I have noticed that all guitar store reviews are near perfect...My impression: 1) with its big ole bass slab body and battle ax neck, it weighs a TON...I have never picked up a guitar close to this heavy..no fun there..and the .the neck is Huge...one reviewer said it took a good year to get comfortable with it ( 5 stars)...what?? I can tell in 5 minutes if a guitar fits with low action and a comfortable contour leading to a joy of playing. Who cares how the pick ups sound if it's a chore to play. Which this is!...my 5 minutes had me sit it right back in the case never to reappear.
Im just one person with one opinion but beware especially if u are a beginner.
Look at other makes, like Schecter, in this price range.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Easy ti play, but only amateur.

By Nick Argos

from Argentina

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Nice vintage style

Cons

  • Fret Buzz
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

This guitar it easy ti play and have a confortable Neck, but its painted to increase the color tone of the wood, for me this is bad. frets are comfortable too, The sound is nice , but in high volume lost quality, and if you play hard make fret buzz. Finish of body is good, but not like other guitar in the same price, The jack is definitively bad, poor metal and difficult to adjust.
This is a guitar to practice and ply for firiends, nothing more its overrated.

 
5.0

This one's a keeper

By David JR

from Portsmouth, OH

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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 Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    I am really pleased with this guitar especially the Fender-designed Wide Range humbucking pickups; they sound great. Also I really like the large Stratocaster type HeadStock, the 12" Finger Board Radius, the 25.5" Scale Length, the Maple Fingerboard, and the Maple "C" shape Neck. This guitar sounds great, looks great (I got the Black model), feels great in your hands, and is easy to play. Don't hesitate about buying this guitar, this one's a keeper.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Third time not a charm

    By Fonz

    from Northern WI

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • poor tuners ,bad pickguard

    Best Uses

    • parts guitar

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

    After this guitar arrived , I remembered why I got rid of the two original '72 Tele Deluxe guitars that I'd had over the years. Great pickups, love 'em. Can't upgrade the tuners, unless you like the look of a lotta screw holes on the neck. An improved bridge on the Squire, over the '72 smooth saddles that allowed the strings to move, and go out of tune. Too many cheap lookin' knobs. I was only using one of the four. Squire Thinline, with same pickups, only has two knobs. Never have I seen a worse pickguard. Mine is humped, warped and dimpled around the screws. The neck is just as thick as the '72 originals. I prefer the smaller Squire necks. I have seven other Squires for comparison on this subject. Will not buy blind off the pile on a warehouse floor anymore.

     
    5.0

    YES

    By BILIBOB

    from SOUTH LOUISIANA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • GREAT HUM CANCELLING YET STILL FENDERISH TONES!
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

      MINE WAS A SECOND, HOWEVER THE DEFECTS ARE NO PROBLEM. THE GUITAR PLAYS AND SOUNDS GREAT. I HAVE BEEN BUYING AND PLAYING GUITARS FOR FIFTY YEARS. I HAVE OWNED ABOUT A HUNDRED GUITARS AND STILL OWN SEVERAL. THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Has become my "go to" axe !

      By Xrayguy

      from Long Island,NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

        I've been playing over 30'years now and have several higher priced instruments. I never really thought about Squier guitars , figuring they were for kids on a tight budget. After I picked up a used Squier 51 to tinker with ,I was surprised how much I enjoyed it so took a closer look at the whole line of guitars. I always loved the look of a 72' Tele Deluxe ,with the big headstock and humbuckers so I pulled the trigger on the Squier version. The fit and finish are great , feeling like a more expensive instrument. The pickups offer a nice range of tones , offering a bluesy quack in the neck position and a nice rockin' growl from the bridge. Coupled with my Line 6 amp , it can sound like almost anything. Missing is that traditional Tele twang , but there are plenty of other guitar options if that's what you're looking for. The only thing I did to the guitar was hit the neck with scotch-brite because the gloss was too grippy for my taste. This is the guitar that sits on the stand by the amp , I haven't put it away since I unboxed it..

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simply Amazing Guitar

        By Nic

        from LAKELAND, FL

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

          This guitar is simply amazing. I bought one of these 6 months ago and it's easily become my favorite guitar. Sounds great, plays great, looks great, never goes out of tune AND is affordable. Squier hit it out of the park with this guitar. The humbuckers rock hard. Don't waste your money on spending more for the Fender name. This guitar is just as good if not better than the Fender tele's.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing Guitar

          By Bob-_WXm.

          from Tenn

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Rock Concerts

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

            I have been playing over 40 years and mostly a Gibson Les Paul and USA Strat man. I am making this Tele my main guitar. Love it!

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Squier Does it again! Amazing Telecaster

            By RockerX

            from NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Nothinhg

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

            This is a great Telecaster no matter what the headstock says on it. I like it as much as my MIM Fender tele deluxe . The Fender wide range humbuckers are strong and sound amazing through my Tube amps. I love the neck 12-radius Super comfortable in the hand.I am long time fan of Fender and Squier guitars. I have owned many since the 1980's . I have gigged my self modded squiers for years but now a days Squier mods the guitar for you straight out of the factory.
            I bought the black version and it is a beautiful guitar.

            (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            from a place between fender and gibson

            By strathack

            from USA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Deluxe Electric Guitar:

                I did not expect a 12in radius to feel different. it does. The thick neck and flatter fretboard are wonderful. It feels like a Gibson profile with a longer Fender scale.

                The separate volume and tone are awesome. you can really just set it up and use the switch instead of riding the volume like other fender setups.

                I should have had this years ago.

                The pickups are good, nothing special about them.

                Also, My tele has a slight divot in the top surface that looks like a finished-over imperfection. how about some bondo and a block before the all black plastic finish goes on?

                I love this thing. I'd like it in 3 different colors, and maybe wire in pull pots with splits and phase.

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