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Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar  3-Color Sunburst

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Dual humbuckers and a semi-hollow ash body provide distinctive sound and personality.

Squier's Vintage Modified '72 Telecaster Thinline evokes the popular second incarnation of that era's stylishly enlightened Tele model. The original late-'60s version, with its two single-coil pickups, was updated in 1972 with two great-big, great-sounding Wide Range humbucking pickups for an even more distinctive sound and personality, and that's exactly what Squier gives you here, along with a gorgeous semi-hollow ash body and white pearloid pickguard, smooth-playing maple neck and fingerboard, six-saddle string-through-body bridge and much more.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body shape: Single cutaway
  • Body type: Semi-hollow or chambered body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: C modern
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss Polyurethane
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Maple
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Medium jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Wide range humbucking
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: Wide range humbucking
  • Brand: Fender
  • Active or passive: Passive
  • Series or parallel: Not applicable
  • Piezo: No
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Master volume, tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Chrome
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Humbucking pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
  • Country of origin: Indonesia

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SquierVintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (27)
  • Good tone (27)
  • Fun to play (23)
  • Good pick up (20)
  • Solid electronics (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (24)
  • Practicing (21)
  • Recording (15)
  • Small venues (15)
  • Rock concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

ALL I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE

I PURCHASED THIS GUITAR , FOR NOSTALGIA REASONS. BOY WAS I SURPRISED AND AMAZED AT THE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND TONE OF THIS GUITAR. THE FIT AND FINISH ARE SUPERB. SET UP STRAIGHT OUT THE...Read complete review

I PURCHASED THIS GUITAR , FOR NOSTALGIA REASONS. BOY WAS I SURPRISED AND AMAZED AT THE CRAFTSMANSHIP AND TONE OF THIS GUITAR. THE FIT AND FINISH ARE SUPERB. SET UP STRAIGHT OUT THE BOX, DONE. I SIMPLY CANNOT FIND A BAD THING TO SAY ABOUT IT. I GOT THE NATURAL FINISH WITH THE MAPLE NECK. GUESS WITH THE MONEY I SAVED, I'LL GO BACK FOR THE SUNBURST MODEL TOO.

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Neck Problems

When I unboxed this guitar, I was impressed by the fit and finish, and the beautiful wood pattern on the back. The frets were well dressed with no sharp ends. The neck felt...Read complete review

When I unboxed this guitar, I was impressed by the fit and finish, and the beautiful wood pattern on the back. The frets were well dressed with no sharp ends. The neck felt great, beefy with a hint of "V". I plugged it into a Fender tube amp, and it sounded really good. The neck pickup had a slight "muddy" sound, but the middle and neck positions were fine. As I looked it over, I noticed that the headstock was not as wide as an American Standard Tele. Also, the saddles measured 2 1/8" instead of 2 1/16" which are needed to line up with the string holes through the body. The high "E" string is dangerously close to the edge of the neck, causing the string to slip off of the fret when playing a D chord. The neck does not widen out very much as it does on an American Standard, even though the nut width is the same. This causes the high "E" string to stay very close to the edge of the neck all of the way up. I really want to like this guitar, but the narrow neck makes it difficult to play. Changing the saddles for the correct size would help, but it won't correct the narrow neck problem. And the narrow headstock makes this Tele look deformed. I might keep it and swap out the neck.

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5.0

Been looking for this sound and pick up combination on a tel

By Tom

from Chicago area

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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 Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

    I've been looking for this sound and pick up combination on a telecaster since my brother had a 1972 Fender Telecaster with the same set up. I'm very happy with my purchase.

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for very little money.

    By Mike

    from Southern Maine

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Looks So Cool
    • Plays In Tune
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • The high E runs close to the neck edge.

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Making other guitarists envious
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

    I wanted to have a Tele I could leave tuned down a half step for several songs when my band performs. I play a Fender American Standard Strat and also a Gibson Hummingbird and we play a mix that I'd call acoustic rock/americana and pop covers on the mellow side. This Tele comes a long way towards the quality of an expensive Fender at such a surprisingly low price. I installed a Bigsby vibrato bar on it so that it would be the ultimate Tele for me. The humbuckers are good and quiet and give the guitar a fatter tone than the single coils. The guitar is light. The white pearled pick guard dresses it up and basically, I just love the way this guitar looks and sounds.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is a 100 % all good best buy at Musicians Friend.

    By David

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

    With over 20 Guitars sitting in my Living Room I really did not have to have another .
    I am very Happy that I went beyond reason and bought this 72 Telecaster Thin Line , it Looks and plays excellent . There was a small problem with one of the 4 neck screws being loose but that was easily fixed with an old wooden match stick . All is tight and I really love this guitar .

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    BUY IT

    By gbinge

    from easley sc

    About Me Experienced

    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 Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

      wonderful feel and tone, best for the money, BUY IT NOW

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Sweet guitar for the price with good build quality.

      By Thomas

      from undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

        Very nice pick up. I was surprised how good the WRHBs sound with the semi-hollow body. Love the lighter weight overs standard Tele and the girth of the guitar sound wise. Might be my good TUBE amps.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        No brainier

        By Nashvillian

        from Nashville

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Anything
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

          I bought this guitar used because I was scared to pay full price because of the squier name on the headstock. I admit I am a bit of a brand snob. My first guitar was a squier stratocaster and it never stayed in tune. well apparently all the hype about these classic vibe squires is completely justifiable. This is now my absolute favorite guitar I own. This thing plays and sounds as good as my john Mayer Strat, American standard Strat , Gibson les Paul and Gretsch double jet and is less than half the cost! If you compare the specs of this guitar to the fender version the only notable differences are the tuners, neck stain and the fret material. They both have the same ash body and the same pickups. this thing sounds great. The tone and volume knobs are very responsive giving a huge range of tones. The neck pickup is very thick and the bridge is a bit thin but still nice and not shrill. The real sweet spot is the middle position. The tone is just plain good. All around great for any style. The only thing I can say isn't quite up to par with American made fenders is the finish around the neck at the neck joint is a little choppy. No big deal considering its against my stomach and never seen when playing it. if you're wondering how can the squier possibly sound as good as the fender when there is such a huge price gap well Im telling you this thing is amazing. I guess after all these years of making guitars the Indonesians have really gotten good at it. just do it before they quit making them.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent guitar!

          By chris

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

            I have yet to play a bad Fender/Squire guitar.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            It's a good deal for the money...

            By John Bradley

            from Philadelphia, PA

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            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • looks nice hanging on a wall
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

              ... depending on what the money is. I don't understand the wild price fluctuations. (Sometimes it's listed at 299, other times it's at 449.) Picked one up at at 299, and it's quite nice for the price. At 449, eh, not so much. The bridge is probably the weakest point -- pressed metal saddles rather than the nicer machined ones, sharp sticking-out height screws, etc.

              Also, just as a heads-up: that it's "semi hollow" with an F-hole is largely irrelevant (except in looks and possibly in weight savings). It's no more 'acoustic' than any other solidbody, in terms of unplugged loudness.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really a fine Tele for the money.

              By RockyNemo

              from Utica, NY

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              Verified Buyer

              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 Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

                I've wanted one of these guitars since 1972.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Great bang for the buck

                By Ken

                from Staten Island, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone
                • Ligtweight
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified 72 Telecaster Thinline Maple Neck Electric Guitar:

                    Nice lightweight guitar, really well made, sounds very good. For the money, a great deal. I thought I was going to have to upgrade the pickups, but the stock pickups are fine. The Squires have really stepped it up lately, I have two Squire teles and a Squire bass, all classic vibe series, all really good instruments. Just a notch below my American and Japanese Fenders, but way, way less expensive.

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