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Home > Guitar > Electric Guitar > Solid Body Electric > Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar

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Item #: 519376 853
Mfg #: 0303025507

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Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar

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Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar

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Product Overview

Classic vibe with modern refinements.

  • Resonant pine body just like the early Equires
    1-Piece maple, modern "C" shape neck with maple fingerboard
    Custom Telecaster pickups
    Chrome hardware including vintage-style tuning machines
    Vintage-style Tele bridge plate w/brass barrel saddles

Product Details

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Electric Guitar

The Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s is an electric guitar with a look to die for and plenty of '50s 'blackguard' Tele vibe. The Vintage Blonde or Butterscotch Blonde over pine body totally resonates and you'll be hard-pressed to tell whether or not you are holding a premium ash body guitar. Of course pine is not a foreign wood to guitar making or to Fender history for that matter. Early single and dual pickup Esquire guitars were made with pine bodies.

Featuring a 21-fret vintage tint gloss maple neck with the modern playability of a 9-1/2" radius and medium jumbo frets, and outfitted with a custom set of Alnico 5 single-coil pickups on the Butterscotch Blonde model and Alnico III on the Vintage Blonde, this Squier Tele has tone that can really hang with the big boys. You get clear note separation even in distorted modes and dynamic response with a strong midrange and high end bite for leads.

Classic Vibe
Back in 1982, the very first Squier by Fender guitars and basses came ringing out of Asia. Known for their excellent vintage-quality look, feel, sound, and construction, those early Squier instruments and their Fender-branded counterparts are now highly sought-after collector's items revered by guitar enthusiasts as models of "getting it right" while aiming at value-conscious players. The Squier Classic Vibe Series reflects that simultaneous commitment to excellence, value, and vibe. Mirroring classic Fender designs, the Classic Vibe offering is not intended to be era or vintage correct—but rather imparting the vibe of a classic Fender design. Each with distinctive feature set combinations—all adding up to one classic-looking instrument.

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  • Body: Pine
    Finish: Polyester
    Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape
    Fingerboard: Maple, 9-1/2" (241mm)
    Frets: 21, medium-jumbo
    Scale Length: 25-1/2" (648mm)
    Nut Width: 1.65" (42mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Tuning Keys: Vintage-style tuning machines
    Bridge: Vintage-style Tele bridge plate w/brass barrel saddles
    Pickguard: 1-ply black
    Neck pickup: Custom Telecaster pickup (Alnico 5 on Butterscotch Blonde/Alnico III on Vintage Blonde)
    Bridge pickup: Custom Telecaster pickup (Alnico 5 on Butterscotch Blonde/Alnico III on Vintage Blonde)
    Pickup switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
    Controls: Volume, Tone
    Strings: (.009-.042) Nickel-plated steel
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1 out of 1 People found this review helpful

the best guitar i have ever played

By edward mccormick from west jefferson, ohio on 2/15/2011 10:27:33 PM

when i saw this guitar i thought a squier how good could it be, but a friend of mine that plays in a band said try it so i did and i was amazed ! it plays better then my gibsons and more expensive guitars they are setting collecting dust while i play my squier tele. it sounds great and plays and notes so easy, you can't get a better deal for the price. my next guitar will be a squier duo sonic, no dislikes it is the greatest !

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This is a Squier?

By Gary Hicken from Taneytown, MD on 2/19/2011 10:13:39 PM

I play blues-style rock and some jazz with a band that plays pop music from the '20s through the '70s. My musical instrument budget is low so I look at the Squiers and Epiphones instead of the Fenders and Gibsons. I sold my earlier Fender '52 Reissue Telecaster when I was learning to play jazz banjo and didn't think I'd be playing guitar again. I wanted to replace the Telecaster and was recommended to try this Classic Vibe Telecaster. I was surprised. I don't expect Fenders out of the box to be as set up as nice as this Squier. I did have to lower the action but for the set of strings provided (.009s) the neck was perfect. The frets were dressed and polished nicely too, which I didn't expect. When I was recommended this guitar I thought it would be nice for a Chinese-made guitar but what I got is as nice as an American-made guitar. Plugging in the guitar to my amps (Fender Champion 600, Vox AC30) I got more of a "Tele" sound than I could recall with the Fender I use to own. The bridge pickup is bright and the output is loud. It is hotter than what I'm used to hearing from a stock pickup. The neck pickup is not as hot but sounds quite good. I tried the guitar through my Tube Screamer into the Vox and was able to get the blues tone I desire. The quality of the parts were unexpected as well. The knobs feels rugged and the switch feels solid. The tuners were smooth. The nut is synthetic bone and cut perfectly. I replaced the strings with .010s and had to file the nut for the heavier strings. I can't judge the output jack as of yet. It has not come loose in the two months I've had this guitar but I still think Fender had to compromise somewhere. When playing in front of peers, it is natural to try and impress them. I feel conscious of what the listener sees as well as hears. This guitar may boldly say Squier on the head but it does not bother me after playing this guitar. This is the first Chinese-made guitar of the three I own that I did not need to replace something due to lack of quality. I highly recommend this guitar and if a Fender Telecaster is affordable, compare it to this one before buying.

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