Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Special Electric Guitar  

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Squiers all-new Vintage Modified Telecaster Special puts a special spin on the model with truly modded and hot-rodded features including a full-sounding Jazzmaster neck pickup and a vintage-tint maple... Click To Read More About This Product

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Squiers all-new Vintage Modified Telecaster Special puts a special spin on the model with truly modded and hot-rodded features including a full-sounding Jazzmaster neck pickup and a vintage-tint maple Jazzmaster neck.

Features
  • Basswood body
  • 25.5" Scale Jazzmaster maple neck and fretboard, 9.5" radius, 21 medium jumbo frets
  • Duncan Designed TE-101B bridge pickup
  • Duncan Designed JM-101N single-coil Jazzmaster pickup with Alnico 5 magnets
  • Master volume and tone, 3-way pickup selector switch
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4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (15)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Fun to play (14)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Solid electronics (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Jamming (11)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Recording (6)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (6), Professional musician (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love My New Telecaster

By Butters

from Jax, FL

About Me Novice

Pros

  • All Around Great Ax
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Great Jammin Guitar
  • Holds String Tuning Well
  • Solid Electronics
  • Very Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

      I haven't owned a guitar in 25 years and have only played for a few months in that time. This January (2015) I decided to "have a guitar PICK ME OUT"! After months of stopping in various stores and playing what little guitar I remember, the modified blonde butterscotch Squire Telecaster did just that in a matter of minutes. I have barely been able to put it down since bringing it home 4 days ago! I've been relearning chords and running up and down scales on this wonderful ax! I highly recommend it for the price and the craftsmanship. Great job Squire!!

      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Crazy Good Bargain and Quality

      By Mao Rouge

      from Southern Illinois

      About Me Novice

      Mine was manufactured February 2014 in Indonesia. I got it at MusciansFriend eBay store for two hundred ninety-nine and 99 cents. I got the white ("Blond") one. It came super fortress packed, and amazingly "setup" right out of the box.

      Sure I wish it had the Tele head-stock,and yeah the thick shiny clear coat all over the neck and fingerboard is a turnoff, but what the heck at this price I can't complain.

      As another reviewer said, I agree that it comes strung with slinky 9s.
      If you're poor folk like me, just get an RP-70 DigiTech to run this guitar through, and you'll be amazed at what you can get out of the Jazzmaster pickup on the '65 Fender Twin Reverb amp model.

      Unless you simply MUST have a standard Tele pickup set, then steer clear of the Mex Tele. Or buy this and swap pick guards and drop in a Dimarizo replica neck pickup.

      Oh, and I'll say hat the strings are fine, unlike other China and Indonesia guitars I've bought with fake rusty D`Addaroi strings.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      HOT Pickups and a great feel

      By Matt Peterson

      from St. Paul, MN

      So, I went out with the intention of buying a $200 Squire guitar when I picked this baby up. I played my way through the Tele section because I was looking for the best tone for the dollar. I played some used Fenders and all the Squiers and then the manager went to the back room and brought me this one that had just been delivered. I plugged it in and WOW! First of all, the neck is not a Tele neck, rather, the neck of a Jazzmaster. It's a bit thinner, which is great if you're into that - I happen to be so that alone was a huge sell. The frets are comfortable and the whole neck is definitely player friendly (It actually says, "Jazzmaster," on the headstock). Neck playability aside, it's a little lighter than the Fenders I was trying, but it's not made of foam or anything. There's some weight here. Get to the pickups. Holy moley - this is where I was sold. It has some great Tele tones, but son of a gun, that neck pickup is HOT! If you're doing any overdriving, this Duncan Designed pickup can sing. Mix it in with the classic Tele bridge pickup and you have a beautiful, loud, clear set of tones you can pick from. If you get the chance, sit down and play one of these guitars (preferably with a low power set of tubes) and you won't be disappointed, even if you don't end up leaving with it.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      an absolute must for any guitar player

      By Pugsley

      from North Carolina

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        played great right out of the box! No modifications needed,the quality is as good or better than a guitar for twice the price! Great value for a great guitar.
        solid construction and well built. Great service from Musicians Friend!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A lot of BANG for your Buck!!!

        By Da Bald 1

        from Manhattan Beach, CA.

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          * (Vintage Modified Telecaster Special Electric Guitar)
          I was looking to add a telecaster to my collection, but didn't really want to send a lot of money (but also didn't want to waste my money on a guitar that didn't sound or play well!)BIG PROPS to the people at Fender for putting so much into this awesome and affordable electric.

          I was so surprised when I first got this guitar in my hands. I had a Mexico built Tele a few years ago and couldn't really tell the difference in quality and function. First off I loved the mods they made like the awesome "Jazzmaster" neck which plays like a dream! The Duncan pickups (especially the one in the neck position) where a very nice addition as well and adds so much. They didn't cheap out any where and you get a lot of the money you dish out. Can set up right out of the box perfectly, no adjustments were needed.. The only thing I will change is the strings once the org factory ones wear out. (Great service at MF as well!!)

          Super stoked with this guitar and I know almost everyone that picks it up will quickly feel the same way!!! Love it.

           
          5.0

          Good guitar, great price

          By DamnYankee

          from Maryland

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Had Tele 3 Wks Like It
          • It Is Really Comfortable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Guitar Is For Home Use
            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Guitar felt comfortable to play right out of the box. Tones were excellent.

            String adjusters are not the best but do their job. Each adjuster is for 2 strings. POSSIBLY might replace them but no need to really. This is not a big knock on the guitar, just an observation.

            This is a lot better guitar than others I have bought.

            Shipping was good, MF (Fender?) could REALLY put more packing material in the box. Fender packs the guitar very well. When the outer box was opened there were 2 sheets of paper outside of the Fender packaging.

            SO BOTTOM LINE, love it and like playing it.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            More than meets the eye, a STEAL OF A DEAL!

            By Donald Freggens

            from Duluth, Ga.

            Bought and delivered within 4 days from local GC. Perfectly packed, even came with Allen wrenches. Playable out of the box but slight bow in the neck. Had my guitar guy tweak it but I played it two days before bringing it. Man, even with 9's it is sweet sounding. Replaced with tens, much better. FIT-Neck fits tight to body. This is not a low end beginner Squier. I never would have considered a Squier before, and to be honest, I don't get why Fender has not released this model under the Fender name. Maybe down the road. Still I'm not bothered by it being Squier. Feels like a quality instrument, like the MIM tele I sold. FINISH-it is butterscotch, some folks mentioned uneven application where you could see thru the finish, not mine. It's yellow orange more yellow and well, butterscotch, not like the affinity tele Squier carries that's almost orange. But I like it. NECK-not typical little tele dogleg neck. No, this is beefier, almost like a Les Paul, or an acoustic, so still getting used to that. The tint is so nice, blends so well with the butterscotch body. Love the headstock, not 70's platform shoes large, not underdeveloped strat size. Just right. And not sticky, smooth to run up and down. Tuners are old school keep it in tune pretty well and I bend the life out of the strings. BRIDGE/Electronics-bridge seems sturdy, I like the feel of the brass barrels on my hand, nothing sticking up to shred skin. Far as intonation, maybe I'm going deaf in my advanced years, but I'm not hearing anything out of whack even at the high points of the neck. Barrel adjusters are two strings on each. If it's an issue, replace with compensated or six, but no ding for me there. Pick up switch feels smooth as do the mini pots (I've no idea why minis were used, I assume mine has them as others have stated but I've not taken screwdriver in hand). I feel I can blend volume and tone more now than with the MIM I had honestly, as opposed to the sound being faded. JACKPLATE-technically, it's a cup, seems well fitted, if it comes out, I will replace cause really, it's minor. PICKUPS-what you really wanna know, how it sounds. Bridge-hotter, grittier than my MIM, and I thought that pick up was hot. The Squier has classic tele twang distorted or clean, it's nice. Happy there. Mid-also that classic mysterious mid sound, great for picking, jazz, clean, Distinctive Tele sound. Neck-both pick ups are Duncan designed, which means mass produced overseas for cost cut as opposed to mass produced, um, wherever Duncan mass produces not overseas. This pickup is based on a Jazzmaster pickup, so it's warm on clean, pretty good for rhythm. I kept spec ting it to go all humbucker on me when I dialed in more distortion. Instead, it got more murky and flabby. But, I have been listening to this wrong. Play with gain, volume, mid, bass, if you have on your amp and you'll hear it's voice come in. It has some punch but if you want Judas Priest, you got another thing coming. Yes, I just wrote that. Or, get a distortion pedal for that. It will play blues country rock, classic rock very well. Also, I don't feel the need to shield it as others mentioned. If your too close to your amp, you'll get hiss, like two cats over a food dish. WEIGHT-I didn't weigh it, I mean It feels like a SOLID, QUALITY INSTRUMENT, what does weight matter? It's not like I'm taking it on a 5 mile hike. Put it this way, les Paul, heavy, others, not. UPGRADES-I think down the road, maybe, maybe, tuners. If the electronics go bad, sure. No need for that orange or bumblebee tone cap. Probably, frets, only because I will play this gem a long long time. Complaints-Only gripe is no store near me had one to try out. So I was nervous buying without trying. Take it from me, this guitar is a deal and a steal at double the price. Lastly, would it stand up to the road? Never having been, I can only speculate. This instrument seems as well built and study as the two MIMS I had before maybe more so since it has a bigger neck. I would advise against going all London Calling on it, like I would with any guitar, but to me, yea, it's ready for the bar stages and stadiums of your future.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GREAT GUITAR FOR BEGINNER OR EXPERIENCED

            By The Man

            from Hong Kong China

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fine Price
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Great look
            • Great Lool
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Its From Squier Just Fyi
            • Not Sharp Tele

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts

            I never really liked the Squier series since I thought it took away the real meaning of getting an electric guitar (for a good sound quality and durability)
            But this guitar proved me wrong. This baby sounds like any tele that might cost double its price. The only bad thing is that it doesn't have that sharp tone you might want from a tele. But overall this is a great guitar for its price. Keep it up Squier :D

            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Squier Does Not Disappoint

            By Caleb Rose

            from North Carolina

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              I was lucky enough to get a job at a local hardware store in these last few months. The pay was enough that I was able to make enough to buy a nice guitar. I walked into my local music store with a budget, and low and behold I found this beauty. I have had my eye on the Jim Root Squier for a while, but it was just out of my price range, and this was hanging on the wall in front of me. I jumped at it. The fist amp, other than the one I plugged it into at the store was an old Gibson tube amp. I was shocked. The Ducan pickups made this tele scream! I then started running it through my Fender Frontman 25 and my effects board and it makes the tone scream. I love the tone from the bridge pup, and the Jazzmaster pickup in the neck made the dark tone a tele normally has a lot more manageable. The only thing I can complain about is the neck, but I switched it with a Strat neck I had on a Strat (the jazzmaster on a strat is perfect btw). That made it perfect, and I like it better with a Rosewood fredboard. over all, absolutely perfect, would not change a thing.

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              What a guitar

              By deuce 1968

              from iowa

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Small Venues

                I love this guitar!Great tone with the P-90 tele combo.Awesome neck.Squire has really stepped up the quality.Cant say enough good about this guitar.Cant be beat for the price.Thanks Squire!! And Musicians Friend

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