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Classic Tele tone given a semi-hollow body twist.

The semi-hollow Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar boasts a rich natural-finish mahogany body with an acoustic chamber f-hole and an attractive white pearloid pickguard. The Thinline Tele's gloss maple neck sports 21 medium-jumbo frets and a modern, flatter 9.5" radius. Other appointments include vintage style tuners and a 3-saddle bridge. The guitar's custom Alnico V single-coil pickups provide warmth and clarity and enough punch for country, blues, rock and jazz.

FEATURES
  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish: Gloss polyester
  • Neck: 1-Piece maple, Modern C-shaped
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Frets: 21 medium jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25-1/2"
  • Nut Width: 1-5/8"
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning keys: Vintage-style tuning machines
  • Bridge: Vintage-style string-thru Tele bridge with three chrome barrel saddles
  • Pickguard: Pearloid
  • Pickups: 2 Custom single-coil Tele pickups with Alnico V magnets
  • (Neck and Bridge)
  • Pickup switching: 3-position blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Strings: Fender Super 250L, (.009 to .042) Nickel-plated steel
  • knurled chrome knobs
  • Black dot position inlays
  • Gold Squier logo
  • Original barrel switch tip
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SquierClassic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 37 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good feel (17)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Good pick up (13)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Small venues (12)
  • Recording (11)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (4)

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(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great guitar at a great price

By guy luca

from New York

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Pros

  • Fun To Play

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    I am an experienced novice - lol. I am a hobbyiest like a lot of other "sitting on the sofa players" which means lessons when I was young, tons of books and dvd's and lots of practice, but I have never played out. This is a great guitar at a great price. Light and resonant. Perfect for the at home guitar enthusiast that does not feel the amount of time they spend playing justifies the purchase of an expensive top shelf instrument but want the buzz of playing a tele and a good tele at that. This baby fits the bill. Highly recommended.

    (14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Absolutely Phenomenal Guitar...

    By Anonymous-vJuYZ

    from Washington, DC

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    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    For the money, this is an absolutely phenomenal instrument. Admittedly, I was was highly skeptical about buying a Chinese-made Squier, but I have been happily proven wrong. I recommend this guitar highly.
    This guitar is awesome. Fantastic neck, beautiful body and tons of sustain. It is now at the top of my guitar rotation.
    Quality is generally excellent. Tuners work well, the frets are level, and the fit and finish are superb. The pups and pots are pretty good, although I will probably change them out over time. Bridge was a bit on the cheap end, so I swapped it out for a Joe Barden bridge. Although it played well out of the box, I splurged on a professional set-up which really maximized the playability and sound of the guitar.
    Unbelievable value. Although this guitar is manufactured in China, the quality is excellent. Yes, it doesn't come with hand-wound pups and mother-of-pearl inlays that you would find on a custom shop American tele, but this is a great work-horse guitar that will last me for years.

    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Better Than You Think!!!

    By David Suchan

    from Iowa

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    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    I went to a local guitar shop looking to buy a Telecaster. I have owned a Fender Standard (MIM) years ago and missed it. I played some MIA and MIM and this one absolutely blew me away. I can't believe the quality and sound/tone of this guitar (for the price - are you kidding me!). BUY THIS NOW! I have had this guitar for almost a year now and I have played it live many times and will be recording with it soon. I have since bought a Classic Vibe 60's jazz bass, and I am saving up for the 60's strat. Let the Classic Vibe fan club begin!

    (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Buy it now! Buy 10 of 'em!

    By The Dude

    from Kona, Hawaii

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Amazing Neckfinish
    • Beautiful
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics
    • Super light

    Cons

    • Squier Logo On Headstock

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues
    • Wall art

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    I run a shop in Hawaii and have played/sold about 5 of these guitars. They are consistently awesome. I sold one to one of Bruno Mars' guitar players and bought one for myself as well. I first became aware of them through Incubus' guitarist, Mike. He used one on every song on the "If Not Now, When?" record and took it on the road as his main touring axe for that whole tour cycle. If you want to hear it in action (albiet with different pups and a Fender logo on the headstock) just google Incubus HQ or any Incubus video from 2011. The stock pups are Alnico 5's and have a beautiful vintage Fender tone. I won't replace them. The neck pup is actualy useable on these guitars and I'm able to get a wonderful Hendrixy-blues tone quite easily. The only mods I have done was to sheild the pickup cavities with copper tape and add strap lock buttons. Otherwise, I'm leaving it totally stock. The necks are AMAZING too. Scroll up and press add to cart now. You will love it. Guaranteed! :) One day playing it and you'll actually be proud to show off that you rock a Squier. I have 20+ personal guitars and access to about 75 more and this is in my top 3 easily.

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This ain't your Daddy's Squire!

    By RUKind

    from Evergreen, CO

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

      I remember the Squire of old, and I was reluctant to purchase one until I began reading online reviews. What a delight to find that this instrument lives up to all of the glowing reviews I read here and elsewhere online. Right out of the box, this guitar was ready to play! The set-up was spot on. The neck is perfect. The frets were finished well and are smooth as butter. The body's finish is flawless and this sucker is LIGHT. I personally really like the feel of the fretboard finish, which has a glossy coating. The tuners keep the guitar in tune, even with a lot of string stretches. My only gripe is that the neck pup is rather uninspiring, but stock Telecaster pups usually are. So, I think I'll replace it with a DiMarzio Twang King. I'm OK with the bridge pup for now as it's plenty sassy. I am also going to install a 4-way switch. This guitar is an absolute no brainer and a STEAL at this price. I hate to say it, but the Chinese (who have been making stringed instruments for 100's of years) are making guitars that are going to give American made guitars a run for the money. This guitar truly is as well made, plays as well, and sounds as good as any Tele you're likely to find hangin' on the wall at the brick and mortar stores. If you take one for a spin I think you'll agree.

      (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      These Reviewers Aren't Lying!

      By tpierce

      from Shelbyville, IL

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

        I usually only buy high-end guitars; I own two Eric Clapton Stratocasters, which I believe are the best guitars made. However, I got bored one day and ordered one of these after playing my twin brother's and reading all of the reviews, and I fell in love with it. It is light, easy to play, and sounds great amplified OR acoustic, which is nice considering I have a new baby in the house. Can't say enough about this thing. Probably the best tele I've ever played, American, Mexican, or otherwise. Buy one now--you've seen the reviews, and I must say they weren't lying!

        (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good starting point

        By cc93

        from Florida

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar with the intention of modding it and making it better. I was stoked when i got it because it played good and sounded good, but after putting in some new pickups and tweaking a few other things its an amazing guitar. It rivals my american standard now. Classic Vibe is great for people looking for a guitar to mod

          (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          You will be blown away!

          By TO

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Squier Logo

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          After reading great things about this guitar I picked one up in a local gtr shop thinking "this can't be that good". It was not just good but great. Fantastic neck, stayed in tune, great tone plugged into a Fender Deluxe Reverb that I used. My jaw hit the floor to be honest. Right out of the box I was able to rehearse with this (no setup yet). Compared to my MIM Tele it blew it away...and that had a Glendale Bridge and Lollar pickups installed in it. The bridge could maybe be upgraded to something better, but it's getting the job done. The pickups I actually really liked the sound of and I'm torn if I should bother replacing them. If you want an absolute steal this is the guitar. Sweet chime, sustain and punch...easy to play and stays in tune better than some American models I've owned!!! Get over the logo and enjoy!

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A wonderful guitar

          By Tele Guy-A2oAg

          from Calfornia

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          Pros

          • Beautiful wood
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid workmanship

          Cons

          • Cheap Bridge

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Performance
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          I bought one of these and am very impressed. The guitar is very well made. The pickups are just great. I have a CV 50's Tele and I replaced the pickups with Fender Original Vintage. I honestly can't tell the difference and I play 4 hours a day. The Custom body being semi hollow actually gives it a rounder and silkier sound. There are no dead spots and its light as a feather. It's as good if not better than the Fender. The one area that has to be changed is the bridge. The saddles are cheap pot metal. I had a set of full size brass saddles to put on and what a difference. Rock solid tone. You can replace the pots and switch but I didn't bother. The standard parts are fine.
          Buy this guitar and play till it hurts. You will not be sorry

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Great Deal

          By Dr Jagenstein

          from irrelevant

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          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          I have this guitar at my remote work site. I was expecting it to be a serviceable axe. It turned out so much better than I expected.
          I have a lot of guitars, both electric and acoustic. This guitar just makes me smile every time I play it. It is light, has a really good neck, very nice pickups, the intonation and action were right straight out of the box. These Classic Vibe Squiers are so much fun to play and anyone can afford them. The only change I intend to make is to replace the bridge with a Joe Barden upgrade. It's not that the stock bridge is bad but I had the Barden and it will make a sweet axe even sweeter. Usually I would replace the pickups with DiMarzio's but these sound fine. Rumor is they are identical to Toneriders.
          Fit and finish are very good.
          You really can't believe the quality for the price.

          (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Bang for the Buck!

          By Brett Verboom

          from Canada

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          Just to reitterate what everyone else said, this guitar is really great for the price, place awesome, beautiful finish, action perfect out of the box, beautiful piece of mahagony.

          Also reccomend it from MF, the packaging was over the top excessive to protect the guitar (awesome), and the package arrived when promised. Also, the process is particularly secure though MF.

          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Looking for Jangle? Here it is!

          By Rockabillybob

          from Missouri

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          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          The Squier Classic Vibe Thinline Telecaster has the traditional telecaster appointments with one volume, one tone knob and two single coil pickups. What sets it apart from the traditional telecaster is the semi hollow body. It is an incredibly light weight guitar.The guitar is quality through and through with vintage style tuners, a glossy C shaped maple neck, beautiful grain in the mahogany body and the pickups have the tele tone you would expect.At around $400 less than the made in Mexico Fender Tele Thinline, the Squier Classic Vibe Thinline is one of the best telecaster values around.I was going to purchase the made in Mexico Fender Tele Thinline because I liked the sunburst finish.After comparing the two Thinline versions, the tone of the Squier was fuller overall in all three pickup selector positions, and the feel of the neck, and overall playability trumped the made in Mexico Fender version in my opinion.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Squier Classic Vibe ThinLine Tele is Too CooL...

          By TwangBob

          from Maryland

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          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          Love at first sight! With a sweet glossy finish, gorgeous mahogany grain and glistening white pearloid pickguard, this Tele ThinLine guitar is a real eye-catcher! First impressions mean a lot, but its also essential to back it up with the goods and sounds. This Squier delivers! A wonderful guitar to behold and be held. Great playability on the neck, hot twangin' Tele sound on the bridge pickup, and all the usual Tele accoutrements (3-way selector, 3-barrel saddles, 21-fret neck, etc.) make this a top notch guitar for recording and stage. I have a 70s vintage Tele ThinLine and have always loved the slightly rounder, warmer tones offered by the semi-hollow body. Overall, this guitar nails that vibe and sound. I've already bumped this guitar (yeah, I own it and bought it here at MusiciansFriend) to my #1 spot. Highly recommended. You won't be disappointed with this Squier Classic Vibe Tele.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A great guitar, for any price

          By Two Dogs

          from Lawrence, KS

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Cheap-feeling Bridge

          Best Uses

          • Recording

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          I used to play professionally and now mostly do home recording. I own about nine guitars, many of them vintage (e.g., 60s Strat, Guild Starfire) or otherwise high end (several PRS and a boutique acoustic). I had never owned a Telecaster and started shopping for one...I looked at pretty much every model out there over about a 3-4 months' time. Since a lot of the Tele bridge pickups are a bit too harsh for me, I gravitated toward the fuller sound of the '69 and '72 Thinline reissues. But their necks put me off...they were too big. I was about to give up and order a custom build (and drop >$2K) when I tried this guitar on the way out of the shop. It felt great...the neck was a thinner (modern) profile. The single-coil pickups were full and throaty, and it was exceptionally light (maybe 4-5 lbs). Initially, I was put off by the fact that it was a Squier, but after going back and playing it a few more times I just had to let that prejudice go. As I ringing up the guitar, I mentioned to the shop owner that I couldn't believe how good this guitar was for what I paid. He agreed, saying that this guitar was equivalent in quality to "guitars that sell for thousands." I've recorded with it some already and it works well as a rhythm guitar in the background and it growls nicely with even a moderate amount of gain. I set it up and intonated it myself (using the stock 3 saddle bridge) and it came out great. It was a really pleasant surprise to find a guitar that was a great fit for me at this price, when I was willing to spend 4 or 5 times as much for a Tele. The comments here about the cheap feel of the bridge are accurate...I'll probably buy and install a Barden replacement bridge the next time I change strings. But I'm glad I bought this and I'd do it again.

          (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          old school style

          By collector crazy

          from leechburg pa

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          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

          great player fantastic look and fit
          great guitar . with computers today these lower priced guitars are the way to go.no need for a luthier. the best is already programed to the specs of a great guitar. just look at martin guitars and it tells the story.
          great wood choice and sounds classic. thats what i was looking for.
          2nd to none. thanks to friend

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I Got Lucky!

          By Jimmy J

          from Way up North

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          Pros

          • Good Fit and Finish
          • Light Weight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

            This is a nice guitar! I waited too long to buy one, and then the big price increase hit. MF had one listed as "open box, blemished" due to fine scratches all over. The price was less than a new one at the old price, so I took a chance. I was expecting an abused guitar, but what I got was an instrument in better condition than what you would find new hanging up in a music store. The frets are smooth and level, the electronics feel solid and work with no issues, and the finish is flawless. It sounds great through my Fender Deluxe Reverb. My only concern is the neck pickup, which seems to lack clarity and punch, but this is sometimes the case with Tele neck pickups. It sounds best in the middle position to my ears. I have a set of Fender Custom Shop reissue pickups that I will eventually swap out, but I'm in no hurry as the stock pickups are not too bad. All in all, this is a good guitar as it is, and a great platform for mods.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Impressed....

            By hickoryknot

            from Virginia

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

              Currently I own an American Stratocaster that I got new in 89, a Gibson Les Paul Traditional that I love...a Schecter C1, an Ibanez AM73 and a Mexican Telecaster that I got new around 87...I humbly think that I know what a good guitar is...Thursday my Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline arrived and to say that I was surprised is an understatement...I read a lot of reviews...did my research...but this guitar is much better than I was expecting...It sounds soo good...plays like a dream and I honestly can not find a cosmetic or structural flaw in this guitar anywhere...I had to do a little setup on it after I replaced the 9's with 10 to 46's ...very pleased....beautiful wood too...This guitar easily equals the higher priced ones that I have...It's a keeper!!

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              CV Thineline Tele

              By Mess

              from Kitchener, Ont.

              Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

              Mahogany body,semi hollow, alnico5 pups, pearloid pick guard, vintage tuners. This guitar is a reissue 69 thinline fender. Finish and overall fitement are superb.I like everything about this guitar especially the sound. It has a slightly warmer sound then most teles that have an alder or ash body. Neck is fast and smooth,and tuners are dead on accurate. Have been looking for a special sound and I think for me I have found it.Price was low and for that you get a great guitar that for hundreds more would still be sweet.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              great tele

              By artphil

              from new orleans la

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

                I have an American standard deluxe tele, and I put the squire side by side for look and feel comparisons. They both feel the same, they both play great. I've been wanting a thin line tele for a long time and the reviews on this one swayed me. So far I'm very pleased and would recommend it to anyone.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Glad I purchased it

                By Agent Q

                from So Cal

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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

                  As I have gradually learned to use my fingers more and pick less, this guitar is perfect for that practice. And it's light, so it's a nice change from my Epi LP Pro Fx with Floyd rose.

                  For the price, this Squire is gold.

                  And I will upgrade the Bridge and tuning pegs.

                  Was thinking of getting a Stetsbar for it, but that's almost as much as the guitar.

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