Vintage Modified Telecaster SH Electric Guitar  

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The Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster SH has black chrome knurled knobs, and two high-performance pickups: Duncan Designed Tele Stack and HB-102 humbucking pickup with Alnico 5 magnets provides hum c... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster SH has black chrome knurled knobs, and two high-performance pickups: Duncan Designed Tele Stack and HB-102 humbucking pickup with Alnico 5 magnets provides hum cancellation. Reverse control plate, vintage six-saddle bridge and gloss finished maple neck. Special features provide a "personalized" touch. 9.5" neck radius allows for easy string bending.

  • Body: Indian Red Cedar
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Die-cast
  • Bridge: Vintage 6-saddle
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply (White/Black/White)
  • Pickups: Duncan Design TE-103B Stack, Duncan-Design HB102 w/ Alnico 5 magnets
  • Pickup Switching: 3-way switching ” Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: 1 Volume, 1 Tone (reverse control plate)
  • Strings: 9-42
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


great guitar

By Stev-o

from GA

only because the Fender india plant didn't finish out the frets
Buy it and be sure you can handle filing down the fret edges ...other than that get ready to rock...It sounds like an American Tele at least that what everyone says....It is a great sound that you can get out of this...this guitar will surprise.....I sure my go to guitar for playing live above my Strat, Les Paul and my ES339 ...You can get real twang out of it.....and it is a really fast neck..
BUY IT and take it to be set up and you will still save money and get a good sounding guitar. This India made guitar rocks......and handles jazz, country, blues and about anything with aplomb.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


I knew it!

By PSONeal

from Dayton, Ohio

Yep,it's pedroyyz again. Now that I have had this Black Vintage Modified (VM) SH Tele for a few months, I DO definitely LOVE IT. I thought I'd never love a guitar more than my White Squier VM SSH Tele, but, I seriously think I love this at least as much or more (the more would be the looks!) The neck is the same, beautiful, so nice to play, glossy finish...I like these Indian necks better than any other Squier, Fender MIM, and as good or better than any American Tele I have played. Now, about the pick ups...thought I might change them out at first, but now I'm thinking WHY? I think they sound really good (I go through a Fender Blues JR. and a VOX Tonelab ST). The only things I had done this time were 1. a bone nut installed, 2. professional set up, and 3. I changed the black knobs to chrome domes. I can't say enough...I have no idea why a certain national guitar shop, that shall remain nameless here, doesn't stock these for people to try out. I think they would fly of the racks faster than Classic Vibes. Anyway, I'm two for two. Ordered two Teles now from India (VMs) and am more than doubly blessed!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Tele...

By Pedroyyz

from Dayton, Ohio long as you go in knowing that you will need to have this guitar set up at're good. I've had the White Squier Tele SSH from India for almost 3 years now and love it--after having it set up, the fret edges smoothed, and a bone nut installed. It's my favorite Guitar. I just got the Black Squier SH, and I can tell that I'll love it just as much after having these same things done to it... I also changed the bridge pup on my SSH which hummed a lot...this git has the same pup there, but doesn't have much hum...perhaps the other was wired wrong? Anyway, the pups in this SH seem nice enough for me, (or for now)...I'd like to add a Bigsby or a Stetsbar Tremolo to this one eventually...bottom line...VERY NICE GUITAR, but the factory set up isn't good...a quick trip to my guitar guy and all will be well. (btw...I have played lots of Classic Vibes, and I like these Vintage Modified Indian models better...just sayin'...the neck, the tone, the feel...)

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Love the Indian Teles

By PSONeal

from Dayton, Ohio

Just got my SH...I know I will love it as soon as I get it set up and a bone nut installed (And ACTUAL strings that are worth anything put on!). The pups seem OK, good enough for now. I love the necks on these Indian Teles. I also enjoy the feel and tone (I also have an SSH, which also needed some mods). Yeah, they are definitely a great value, for the price they are wonderful! Just go into it knowing that they'll need a couple modifications.... AT LEAST work done on the intonation. The people at the factory don't have a clue about setting a guitar up properly. I would still recommend the gits...I've had my SSH for almost 3 years and absolutely LOVE it.My new SH will soon be the new joy of my life after it's been to the git doctor!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Old School Jazz Telecaster

By ERod1944

from Central Valley, CA

I bought this guitar for use in my Jazz Guitar Studies. I wanted an inexpensive, hassle-free guitar that produces a warm, glassy, pure jazz tone . The Squier VM Tele SH turned out to be a great choice.The guitar did arrive from on-line with sharp fret edges but the rest of the guitar is very pretty. I had the frets filed, put some DAdderio 11 Chrome -flats and the result is a very pure jazz tone on the neck pickup. The neck is comfortable, very accurate and the guitar is stable. It's very odd to not get AC hum when lowering the volume on the neck pickup of a Tele but it's got a humbucker and provides zero hum. The neck pickup is very balanced and makes for playing dissonant chords very enjoyable. The unwound B & E strings sound very fat. For my use, there's no point in updating the pickups. Obviously, there's no feedback like you would find on a hollow jazz guitar. I'm using the tone control in the compressor section of a Boss ME70 and a 100w solid-state combo. The combination gets a very pure, warm sound. It produces nice, full octaves. It's a wonderful guitar that just happens to be inexpensive. I've been a guitar player for about 45 years and look forward to displaying the "Squier" name while playing in public. Should be fun.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Versatile and Great Sounding

By Jim O.

from Plover Wi

I've owned this guitar for over six months and it's become my favorite. Great sound and the combination of a single coil with HB pickups provides loads of versatility. The HB really growls when you dig in. I've played guitars of all prices, and you really can't beat the quality and sound of this one for a very affordable price.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Great sounds, great value!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Been looking at tele's to purchase one for a while, but prices kept me looking...until. Who would think that a Squire built in India could sound and play sooo good. A/B'd it with an American Std. Teles and Mexican Teles?sounded as good and in some cases better. Once I did this, I was convinced that I had to get it and take it home. Needed to file down the sharp edges on the frets, adjust the pickup height to even the volume between pickups. Only complaint is the usable, but not super tuners (but that can be changed easy and for little $$). Brought it into rehearsal and everyone marveled at the tone from this thing. Used it at the next gig and reviewed a recording of the performance?nice sound! If you want a great playing and versatile tele for a budget price, this is it.

(8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)


squire vintage modified tele SSH

By Randy

from wister oklahoma

I have had My White SSH tele for about a year. IT plays in tune, has low action and plays as good as more expensive guitars. HAs that good old tele snap. The only thing I changed was the thick POLY finish on the back of the neck. I sanded it down to bare wood and then Tung Oiled it with Formbys. Now its a very fast neck. DEfinately worth the money.It is made in India though if that matters to you.great little guitar

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



By DevinRamone

from Lodi, CA

I played it at a local music store and loved it! Great versitility with the neck humbucker. I play punk rock and if you add a little distortian it sounds awesome! Buy it!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By Telegraff wolff

from Redding, CA

WOW is all I can say! This piece of wood is worth its weight in GOLD! I had two friends play it yesterday whom can play and they agree that I stole it. It has a unique sound of its own yet can play ANYTHING! Really, ANYTHING! This guitar plays and sounds better than all of them! It can keep up with the big boys that cost into the tens of thousands! No kidding! Oh, and I am still using the original strings. Just imagine new ones! Absolutely nothing can beat this one! THANK YOU FENDER!! GREAT PIECE OF WORK! WOW WOW WOW!

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