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Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar Three-Tone Sunburst 

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Overview
  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Gloss polyester
  • Neck: 1-Piece maple, modern C shape
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    $599.99
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With all the vintage features that made the Telecaster an industry standard.

The Squire Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom electric guitar has a beautiful 3-color sunburst finish over an alder double-bound body with a mint green pickguard. The vintage tint gloss maple neck with rosewood fingerboard has 21 medium-jumbo frets and a modern 9.5" radius. A custom set of Alnico V single-coils provides warmth, clarity, and enough punch for country, blues, rock, and jazz. The Telecaster guitar is outfitted with vintage-style tuners and 3-saddle bridge with threaded saddles.

Features
  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Gloss polyester
  • Neck: 1-Piece maple, modern C shape
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood,
  • Fingerboard radius: 9-1/2" (241mm)
  • Frets: 21, medium jumbo
  • Scale length: 25-1/2" (648mm)
  • Nut width: 1.625" (41mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Vintage-style tuning machines
  • Bridge: Vintage-style string-thru-body Tele bridge with 3 threaded steel barrel saddles
  • Pickguard: 3-ply mint
  • Pickups: 2 Custom single-coil Tele pickups with Alnico V magnets (neck & bridge)
  • Pickup switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: master volume, master tone
  • Strings: (.009-.042) Nickel-plated steel
  • Unique features:
  • Knurled chrome controls
  • Vintage tinted neck
  • Parchment dot position markers, Gold Squire logo,
  • Top hat switch tip

With the vintage look and tone you're after, this affordable Telecaster will be right at home in your arms. Make it yours today!

 
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by PowerReviews
SquierClassic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (41)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (1)

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    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (6)
  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (6)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Recording (4)
    • Small venues (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Tele Custom CV

    I bought the CV-60 Custom about a MTH ago and am very impressed with it. The craftsmanship on it is very good. I suppose with Labor being what it is in China,...Read complete review

    I bought the CV-60 Custom about a MTH ago and am very impressed with it. The craftsmanship on it is very good. I suppose with Labor being what it is in China, it should be. But usually you could run your fingers over the binding/body line and feel a slight hump. This CV Custom is perfectly smooth in this area and you rarely see that on anything but Custom Shop electrics. The woods are nice in that they stick close to the 62 Custom combination of Alder body with a Rosewood board. Vintage Fender Telecaster parts are all a direct drop-in fit for this Squier which is nice for a change. First time I've seen this with squier. The Vintage style TMs are very good quality and perfectly stay in tune. I believe they are as good as the original Klusons. The Tonerider pick-ups "Alinco Vs" are a vast improvement over the ceramic MIM Standards. And they "are" Toneriders check the serial numbers on them. The vintage tele Twang is here in spades as is "all" Tele Tones. The vintage style bridge with 3-Steel Threaded barrels is also true to the original 62 Custom design. I had a Vintage Fender with 3-brass barrels hanging around so I used that just to warm the Tone a bit. As I said the Vintage Fender Tele hardware is a direct replacement. But theres certainly nothing wrong with the stock bridge. The steel is just slightly brighter. Neck pocket is perfect and snug. The fretwork is excellent with a comforatable modern C with a 9.5 radius and M-J frets. Nice fret work with good low action. I did a complete set-up on the guitar myself. And I believe this will need to be done for anyone buying a CV. I also own a CV-50 Tele and on both the Truss Rods were slack and needed to be adjusted. So its probly similiar on most of these. But with a set-up this Telecaster really plays as well as other Teles costing 7-8 times as much. Serious bang for the buck with this Tele. Yea it would be nice if the finish was Nitro. But hey this Poly finish is excellently applied. You can look all you want and you won't find a flaw. The Pots are Alpha and good quality as is the switch. The out-put jack is very snuggly assembled which always use to be an issue with Squier. I'll tell you, these Teles are going to be getting a LOT of action by a LOT of players. You just can't beat them for the bucks. And with Vintage style Fender parts being a direct drop-in replacement? Thats a HUGH factor for ease of upgradeing. BTW the neck is routed for a Humbucker as is the CV-50 Tele. Some may not like this but again I think its a super idea. Makes it a breeze to drop in a Humbucker or a Mini Humbucker. All those who complain about the neck pups on teles? Well upgrade your heart out. I dropped a Filtertron in mine. KILLER Telecaster. Don't miss this one. I find it hard to believe the CVs are going to be around long at this quality and price. The body seams match very very well and you actually have to STUDY the body to see the seams. Thats impressive, I've seen Fender Deluxe USAs I refused to buy because of this issue. I play Pro and have been for years. I own USA made Fenders and other USA electrics and Custom Shop guitars. IF I am playing one of these CV-60 Custom Squiers it really should tell you something. I pick "all" my guitars out in person and rarely buy on-line. I honestly cannot tell you how consistant these teles are, But fron the reviews and the Editors Pick Award from Guitar Player? I'd say they are pretty darn consistant. BTW my Tele weights a TOTAL of 7lbs. and my CV-50 is under 7lbs. Impressive weigh eh?

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    An excellent, cheap guitar

    I've been playing on and off since 1968.

    The Telecaster Custom I purchased has a wide thin neck. Very comfortable to play, and was intonated very well the entire length...Read complete review

    I've been playing on and off since 1968.

    The Telecaster Custom I purchased has a wide thin neck. Very comfortable to play, and was intonated very well the entire length of the neck. No buzz, no dead spots. I've never really felt a guitar neck with this exact neck shape. I did not feel the same mojo and ease of use with the Classic Vibe 50's Tele and Strat. Possibly an excellent setup would cure that problem.

    Because of the low price of the guitar, the individual parts of the guitar, specifically the bridge and nut and pickups, seem less than perfect.

    The pickups are a touch flat and lifeless. However, amplified through my Marshall Class 5 and a Marshall Guv'Nor, the bridge pickup is close enough to early Zeppelin to be satisfying. Buying a Fuzz box would make it even better. The neck pickup portrayed excellent blues tone.

    In conclusion: If you take each individual guitar on it's own merit, the Classic Vibe series are excellent grab and go guitars, I would think the best choice for clubbing musician's. Just what Leo Fender envisioned.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    CVC Tele

    By Sid

    from Boston

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Price

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gigging
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

      This is my 3rd Classic Vibe Tele and as with my VB & BSB the fit & finish are top notch; no sharp fret ends, only minor set-up tweaking needed out of the box. Play 'em "as is" or use as a modding platform cuz they're spec'd the same as the vintage US tele's.

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      (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Good for the money?

      By WhiskeyKissGtr

      from Gilbert AZ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Pick Up
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

      Got this strictly as a backup to my Gretsch guitars,hate taking $5000 worth of gear to club gigs . Neck p.u. was dead on arrival. Unfortunately, the guitar had some scuffs on it since I didn't order a case, so had to take in for warranty repair instead of returning to M.F. That was EIGHT WEEKS AGO!!!!Still waiting on Fender/Squier to ship a new one. Bridge p.u. is bright to the point of useless. Action was way high, lowered till it buzzed and still too high. Finish and neck are nice ,though. Selling it as soon as it's fixed, if that ever happens. Guess it's hard to teach an 8 yr old how to wind pickups.

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      (1 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Whoa, not what I expected...

      By marscotr

      from Wichita Falls, Texas

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Inexpensive
      • Looks good

      Cons

      • Sounds

      Best Uses

      • Return

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

      After all of the great reviews, I was expecting something decent. This guitar had scratches on the back right out of the box. The action was clearly marked on the QM tag, but I am not sure what QM Department would let a guitar go out with those settings clearly marked. This CV Telecaster feels light, and is lighter weight than an older Squier Standard I have laying around. it has a strangely "hollow" sound compared to most solid body guitars I have heard. This may be partially caused and/ or aggravated by the very light-weight bridge and control plate (much thinner than the previously mentioned Squier Standard). I will probably throw this one back.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By Just for fun

      from Charlotte, NC

      About Me Novice

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practice Or Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

      This is a great guitar, the pickups are awesome, play ability is great. The craftsmanship is as good as it gets, - love the double binding.

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      (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      An excellent, cheap guitar

      By David-PDX

      from Northwest

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Not The Best Pickups

      Best Uses

      • Noodling

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

      I've been playing on and off since 1968.

      The Telecaster Custom I purchased has a wide thin neck. Very comfortable to play, and was intonated very well the entire length of the neck. No buzz, no dead spots. I've never really felt a guitar neck with this exact neck shape. I did not feel the same mojo and ease of use with the Classic Vibe 50's Tele and Strat. Possibly an excellent setup would cure that problem.

      Because of the low price of the guitar, the individual parts of the guitar, specifically the bridge and nut and pickups, seem less than perfect.

      The pickups are a touch flat and lifeless. However, amplified through my Marshall Class 5 and a Marshall Guv'Nor, the bridge pickup is close enough to early Zeppelin to be satisfying. Buying a Fuzz box would make it even better. The neck pickup portrayed excellent blues tone.

      In conclusion: If you take each individual guitar on it's own merit, the Classic Vibe series are excellent grab and go guitars, I would think the best choice for clubbing musician's. Just what Leo Fender envisioned.

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Meh......

      By wilson

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone

      Cons

      • Odd String Tree Placement
      • Potentiometer Friction

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

      I was a little nonplussed by the thin neck. Most annoying are the volume and tone knobs. They do not turn easily, there's a lot of friction in mine. The guitar does sound amazing though. You'll need to look at this as a project to get a great guitar. Only good as it is.

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Mine is Awesome

      By smokehouse33

      from Oklahoma City

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

        I bought mine used off of craigslist for half price. The previous owner had the strings set way to high and apparently knew little about guitars. I have to say, after adjusting the strings and sanding the gloss off the back of the neck, that this guitar is great. I have played several guitars over the years, from PRS, to Les Pauls, and Tom Anderson tele's. I wish I would hav found this one a long time ago and saved the money. Everyone is different in what they like and what feels good to them, but this one I love to play on and love the feel of it.
        I did replace the pickups with some Texas specials, and added the 4-way tele switch. The stock pickups were not horrible, but when you think about it, you can buy the replacement pickups for 10 bones, so that should tell you a little.
        I play professional, and yes I do get some stares and questions from other musicians about dragging a squier on stage, but after they play on it they understand and cant believe what I paid for it.
        Very good guitar and it travels with me every where.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Squire CVC tele

        By JMBW Vintage

        from MN

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        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 Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

          The first Squire CVC tele that arrived, I was shocked to see both control knobs were broken. I immediately called MF for a replacement. They immediately sent a replacement out that same morning, and I received it the next day- thanks MF! Now that I have my new tele, the reviews are accurate. This is a fantastic guitar! For all levels of play. Good quality components. Beautiful tri-tone color. Smooth neck, plays effortlessly up and down the neck. Excellent value. As I stated before, Squire is underrated. The guitar did arrive with a few cosmetic blemishes- I can live with that. This tele has a bluesy twang to it- I like that. The pickups sound amazing. I don't like the vintage style tuners- it took me over an hour to install new strings- they kept slipping. I wasted money on G strings because they kept breaking- I was not pleased. Other than that, I would definitely recommend this tele. Buy this guitar!

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          pfelber

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

          I've played and owned Squiers in the past but this guitar is on a whole other level. The neck is as good as any tele I've ever played. The look and finish is great and the sound is on par with any MIM tele I've played if not better. Not sure how they make em so good for so little. If you've been craving a tele for short money buy this guitar you can't go wrong. I've been playing this little gem for the last six months on a daily basis and it holds up without an issue.
          Standard tele components, two single coil pickups. Three saddle bridge, and full binding on the body. Beautiful finish.
          Would have been nice if the bridge saddles were brass and the nut were graftech...but I'm nitpicking.
          Can't beat this guitar for the money

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          (4 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Squier good starter guitar

          By mark pratz

          from Texas

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

          It was fine just not a match for my other more expensive fenders.
          Pretty good for the price, really better than old starters but can't compare to a custom shop or many Mexican models(Baja)
          Again, good for the mony. Beautiful finish, neck on mine was dry and had open grain in the rosewood fingerboard, bowed in the middle and really needed setup. I have better guitars and didn't need one at a lesser level so returned. Would have killed to have this as a new player.
          Good for beginner or decent low cost guitar

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