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Squier Classic Vibe Series: The Test

Do you feel the vibe? Squier has been making low-cost guitars based on Fender designs since 1982. Because their early guitars have now become collector items for some, Squier is seeking to regain some of that magic with their Classic Vibe Series. This latest series was launched to capture the "vibe" of classic Fender designs as opposed to trying to be exact reproductions of vintage models. read more…

User reviews on Squier Telecaster products

Squier Affinity Telecaster (Squier - Affinity Tele)

By MGR/Anonymous, 18/08/2004
The price was 180 US dollars , which is reasonable since it's issued by Fender . In terms of quality , you do get more than what you payed .

Well , the first thing that strikes you when you turn on the amp is the similarity on the sound. You can hear that Fender-quality ring when you first start playing. In terms of quality, this is a mean-old brick that doesn't like to be broken. I've dropped it on wooden floors, smashed it on tables, and all that is left is a few paint chips here and there ...

The guitar does look slightly cheap. The pots and the pickup selector looks like something from a scrapyard, but it works well, and that's what counts.
I not a particular fan of the tuners either. If you bend the top strings for the high notes, the strings seem to loosen itself, which is bad news if you're in the middle of your gig.

Hard and solid. That's all I can say.

Brilliant guitar. Who said it's for beginners? It's cheap, but it's not a piece of junk. To me, it's a respectful imitation of Fender where it deserves more credit than it currently has.
If you're looking for a Telecaster, this is the closest to the real thing.
Although it's only less than 200 bucks, atleast it's got the 'Fender' name on the headstock...

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Squier Standard Fat Telecaster (Squier - Standard Fat Telecaster)

By MGR/Ben, 27/03/2005
I got this guitar at a local music shop called Melodee Music. I had a classical guitar and was looking for a relatively cheap electric guitar. The guitar was purchased for around $240.

When I was first looking at electric guitars, I liked the stratocaster and Fender. Then it seemed as if everyone had a stratocaster so I looked at other things by Fender and found the Telecaster. I liked the shape and look of it. The Squier is very cheap and is a great beginners guitar. The finish is applied well. The neck is freakishly thin and quite fast. After that, I don't have too much else nice to say about it.

Where to start? The tuners are mediocre, at best. They stay in tune while I'm playing normally but when I work on a solo passage with a lot of bends, they go flat pretty quickly. Not to severly but just barely noticeable. That won't matter if it's masked in distortion but if you're playing clean that is something to worry about. The neck is good, but the joint to the body is annoying. It's a bolt on, like almost all Fenders and has a huge heel at about the 17th fret. Since the frets get small, the side of my hand hits it at about the 12th fret. The cutaway helps but not too much. A neck-thru guitar with a double cutaway is probably best. But that is one of the things that has drawn me away from fenders, the huge heel. The 17th fret of the g string buzzes like crazy and adjusting the bridge wont help. Also, if I am bending the 17th fret on either adjacent string, it buzzes as well because it will touch the g string. That is a pain in the ass. The pickups are pretty bad but will get a beginner by. The single coil sounds nice and bright if not a bit too twangy and earpiercing. The feedback is pretty bad in high-volume high-gain situations (which is mostly where I play). The humbucker is a lot smoother and I prefer the humbucker for everything. Slight feedback is still there but an enourmous improvement of that on the single coil. Leads on the humbucker aren't too great, especially as it is in the neck position, but the sound is still better than the neck pickup. The bridge is ok, nothing special. The input jack is recessed so you might have a hard time using some right angle plugs. Also, the screw holding it down always comes loose. Now, I don't like the look too much as well. Oh yah! It's freakin heavy!

Made pretty well, lives up to its price.
Finish was good, electronics seem ok.

Good guitar for it's price. Definately not for someone with expierience or someone who will want to play some nice leads as playing higher is hard. Also, if you're someone who progresses fast, you would probably be better off starting with a better guitar than this. Having, not tried a lot of other beginner level guitars, I can't recommend anything else at this price level but I would definately go for something else. Again, at the price you can't complain too much.

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Squier Telecaster Custom (Squier - Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom)

By MGR/Billy, 20/04/2011
I bought this guitar at a time in my life when I needed another guitar like I needed a bullet in my head haha, but this guitar looked and sounded too good to walk away from.

What is is? The Telecaster Custom by Squier.

I was at my local music shop. Recently Fender has started re-releasing many of their classic guitars, but 3 or 4 years ago it was just your standard Strat or Tele. I remember seeing pictures of Keith Richards playing a black double humbucker Tele with a maple neck. Between that imagine and the fact that it could to a bright and chunky sound had me walking this guitar up to the register. It was $259.

It has 4 knobs and a 3-way switch. The knobs are a volume and tone for each of the humbuckers. Mid into my Tom Morello phase, I leaned you could turn down the volume of the neck or the bridge pickup and toggle the switch back and forth for a funky tremelo tone.

The guitar has a subtle metallic flake in the pickguard. Hey, it looks cool.

None. After a pro setup I had this thing playing and sounding great. If I were to do any upgrades, I get new saddles, bridge pickup and tuners, but no complaints.

The body is Agathis, the neck is Maple. The fretboard is also maple. I had one rough fret edge filed down, but can't complain, it's a $250 guitar!

The neck is smooth and is similar to a standard Telecaster neck.

A guitar that can twang and crunch in one package. The dual tone knobs really allow you to dial in versatility.

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Best Punk Rock Guitar for good price! (Squier - Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s)

By difer, 09/10/2017
Which amplifier?
i'play on vox ac30 with my band:

effect(s) do you use with this guitar?
nothing only my amplifier overdrive

What playing and musical style(s) do you play with this guitar?
i play Punk rock:
i play metal in my room

What are your thoughts on the workmanship, electronics, and finish of this instrument? How is its intonation? Does its neck, touch, feel, shape, etc complement your playing style?
i think evererything is correct for the price maybe need an unpgrade for the microphones.

Do clean, crunchy and distorted sounds adapt well to different microphone positions? Are the guitar's different frequencies and sounds well-balanced?
i play more on distortion but clean is good:

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