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Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar

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For the first time ever, Squier introduces a Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom guitar with Fender-designed Wide Range humbucking pickup in the neck ...Click To Read More About This Product

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An affordable Tele with a modern neck a large sonic pallete.

For the first time ever, Squier introduces a Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom guitar with Fender-designed Wide Range humbucking pickup in the neck position for incredibly full tone. The Wide Range humbucking pickup is an acclaimed and time-honored Fender innovation, complemented here by a sharp, clear Duncan Designed TE-101B single-coil bridge pickup.

Players have done it for years. Whether installing hotter pickups, different pickguards or just plain personalizing their instruments with distinctive paint jobs, modified means adding new twists to familiar designs. Squier's Vintage Modified series excels at just that, imparting hot-output chop-shop sound, feel and value to traditional instrument designs.

FEATURES
C-shaped maple neck with vintage-tint gloss finish
9.5-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and black dot position inlays
Fender-designed Wide Range neck humbucker
Duncan Designed TE-101B single-coil bridge pickups
Three-way toggle pickup switching, four black skirted amp knobs (two volume, two tone)
String-through-body bridge with three chrome barrel saddles
Vintage-style chrome tuners

Grab a Tele that can do it all. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body: Basswood
Body Shape: Telecaster
Series: Vintage Modified
Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
Fingerboard: Maple
Finger Board Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
Hardware: Chrome
Tuning Keys: Vintage-style chrome
Bridge: String-through-body with three chrome barrel saddles
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black/White/Black
Pickups: Duncan Designed TE-101B single-coil, Wide Range Humbucking Pickup (Neck)

Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
Unique Features: Wide Range humbucking neck pickup, Duncan Designed bridge pickup, black skirted amp knobs, black dot position inlays, gold-and-black Squier logo
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SquierVintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Good pick up (10)
  • Solid electronics (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (7)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

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What I expected for the price

Always wanted Tele custom but did not want to pay prices for something I would modify anyway. I just wanted some quality woodwork and neck. Love the tone of Basswood for Teles,so I...Read complete review

Always wanted Tele custom but did not want to pay prices for something I would modify anyway. I just wanted some quality woodwork and neck. Love the tone of Basswood for Teles,so I took a chance. Neck has great feel,not too thick or thin,nice fret work thou it's more between vintage and medium than a medium jumbo. Have already replaced the nut as it was cut poorly and to high and wrong contour for neck. Replaced bridge with one with individual saddles for my preference and bridge pick-up for same. The original sounded great,but once again personal preference. Overall a quality instrument for the price but for the little extra I would have gone with the Chinese Teles instead. But they don't make a Tele Custom model. I have found they have quality standards of the early Japanese Squiers and Mexican Teles.

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Needed to shim neck

Looks great, sounds OK, but the neck has high frets and wound not adjust into spec, so I needed to shim it..

Looks great, sounds OK, but the neck has high frets and wound not adjust into spec, so I needed to shim it..

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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

What I expected for the price

By Popejoe

from Central Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Quality wood work

Cons

  • Nut work lacks quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    Always wanted Tele custom but did not want to pay prices for something I would modify anyway. I just wanted some quality woodwork and neck. Love the tone of Basswood for Teles,so I took a chance. Neck has great feel,not too thick or thin,nice fret work thou it's more between vintage and medium than a medium jumbo. Have already replaced the nut as it was cut poorly and to high and wrong contour for neck. Replaced bridge with one with individual saddles for my preference and bridge pick-up for same. The original sounded great,but once again personal preference. Overall a quality instrument for the price but for the little extra I would have gone with the Chinese Teles instead. But they don't make a Tele Custom model. I have found they have quality standards of the early Japanese Squiers and Mexican Teles.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Squire just upped it's Rep !!!

    By Gully

    from Montpelier, VA

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

    This is one KILLER guitar !! As good as any MIM Fender Tele. Cannot believe the quality for the price. I have a 2002 MIM Fender Strat that I have put away. Fast, comfortabe neck - no rough fret ends, and right out of the box - no buzz - no problems. Got the Sunburst and the gloss finish is just beautiful. Made in Indonesia where I guess they take the time to get everything right. A great buy. Playing 54 years now, and this is one of the best axes I've ever put my fingers to.

    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Ax!!!

    By Ron

    from Springfield, MO

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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

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

      Ordered this for my son and received it today from Musician's Friend. Quick shipping and received in great shape. Great set up right out of the box. This is for my son but so far he can't get it awy from his Old Man. This guitar is impressive. It looks beautiful and feels even better. Great sound, looks great, plays great and feels great in my hands... With shipping and tax included I paid less than 3 bills. Best deal ever! I own or have owned Gibsons, Danelectros, Rickenbackers and Fenders made here in the good ol' U.S. of A., as well as Mexico and Japan and would put this Indonesian Squier right in there with any of them and I've been playing professionally for nearly 40 years. I highly recommend this guitar...

      (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      PLEASE READ MY OPINION B4 U PURCHASE!!!

      By KING V

      from AUSTRALIA

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

        Made in: INDONESIA. WEIGHT: 3.5Kg or IBS: 7.71.
        Ok in my opinion Squier "CHINES" models have better quality control in there factories. I can say this because I own a few Tele's & Strats =CHINES.

        1st, The INDONESIAN quality control is lacking. I own two of these Customs Tele's - BLK & THREE-TONE. The problem, both necks at top> LOW 'E' aren't "FLAT STRAIGHT SQUARE" as they should but are rounded in some spots at top of fretboard. So this is where lack of quality control of neck begins!
        2nd, the ash tray saddles lack the "TELE TWANG" & have found them stiff & hard. Ash tray bridge needs to be changed.
        3rd, one out of my four tone knobs are abit stiff.

        THATS ALL THE NEGATIVE things I can find.
        EVERYTHING ELSE IS AWESOME especially the DUNCAN DESIGNED BRIDGE PICKUP.The finish is very nice and I rate it 10/10. Headstock is absolutely beautiful. The weight is ok but a little heavy in my opinion. NICE PRICE.

        I would like to add that I own many IBANEZ INDONESIAN MADE GUITARS & BASSES and have found IBANEZ QUALITY CONTROL INDONESIA IS OUTSTANDING & IS WAY BETTER QUALITY CONTROL THAN SQUIER INDONESIA. Please see for yourself at your local music shop and compare.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        wonderful

        By PWB

        from LaGrange Ga.

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        Pros

        • Exceeded My Expectations
        • Fun To Play

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

            My first new guitar was a 65 sunburst Fender telecaster, with rosewood neck. I was 10 or 11 and literally slept with the guitar for the first couple of weeks. I'm 62 and when I told my wife I wanted ANOTHER guitar, she barely could understand my need to replace this long lost love. Boy, was I surprised and impressed! Out of the box, this squire plays, sounds, and feels better than my original Fender. I love MF for their quick shipping, low pricing, friendly knowlegable sales people. They are great1

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Superb Budget Axe

            By Astro74

            from Los Angeles

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

              I'm very impressed with this Indonesian Tele. It's a whole lotta guitar for three hundred clams! As a fan of Keith Richards, I jumped at the chance to get a Tele Custom that wouldn't break the bank in the process. I especially like the Fender Wide Range humbucker which delivers a nice, rich smoothness whether clean or dirty. I don't think you can find a better guitar in this price range.

              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Unbelievable deal!

              By Ron

              from Springfield, MO

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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 Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

                I bought this for my son to replace a First Act Paul Westerberg Model electric that he'd had a number of years and grew out of. I found this and was wary because it's a Squier. Boy, was I pleasantly surprised. I actually used this on my latest CD and this guitar is killer. It plays great, sounds greta and is well put together. The neck is beautiful. It has a maple neck with a relic'd tint to it and it is just uneblievable. Buy this guitar! Now!! One of the best deals ever!!!

                (4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Custom Tele

                By Phil

                from Lacey, WA

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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 Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

                  Great tone and feels so good to play.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Love it!

                  By Link

                  from New Hampshire

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                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

                      The guitar plays nice. No hum or noise. Stays in tune. Light enough to not break your shoulder yet heavy enough to let you know it's made of wood. I like the 91/2" neck radius and was tired of MIM strats. I have kids so I don't have extra money. This guitar fits the bill. It is not a $2000 guitar. It isn't meant to be. There are some rough edges in the finish areas (edges of the guitar not smooth as glass, fret grooves overcut) none of which effect the play ability it's just something I noticed. I'll admit that the 3 saddle bridge didn't thrill me at first, but it seems fine for now. Maybe I'll throw a brass one on later.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Sweet!

                      By lovebluestone

                      from Nicholasville, KY.

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                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

                        Right out of the box ready to go. Tone is awesome couldn't have got a better guitar.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        VM Custom Squire

                        By arty, with mud between my toes

                        from ms gumbo mud hound

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Jamming
                          • Practicing
                          • Recording
                          • Small Venues

                          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

                          Waited almost 2 months to receive the custom tele. Was not dissapointed. No visible flaws. Tuners are tight and precise, pickups hot and clean. Action is fine right out of the box, even the strings are good. Seems a tad heavier than my strat, but more comfortable to hold and play. 1st new guitar I've bought in 12 years and I really like it. Only negative is the lacquered fretboards..... Never seen that before. Oh well, I would still recommend this guitar for the price. Thanks MF, all the friendly staff.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Extremely happy with this guitar

                          By Zachary

                          from undisclosed

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Anything

                            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

                            I'm a pedal steel player, who is trying to expand my repertoire. I have been playing guitar for almost 20 years. But, I'm just now, getting into a lot of lead. I would say, this guitar is great, out of the box. But, you MUST adjust the action and intonate. I had to crank down those saddles, like crazy. But, that is expected. Once I got it dialed in, it was a blast to pick on. It feels good. The neck is easy to play. Pickups sound fine. Down the road, I'll probably upgrade the electronics. But, if you take care of this guitar, it will hold up, just fine. I can't stress, how much I recommend, this guitar. Its great.

                            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Really nice!

                            By thedudeinapunkband

                            from Upland,CA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing
                              • Recording
                              • Small Venues

                              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

                              Guitar is worth getting, when i first brought out of the box I already loved it

                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              good piece

                              By skins

                              from darlington, s.c

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                              Pros

                              • Good Feel
                              • Good Tone
                              • Solid Electronics

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

                                very good for the price. never had any problems with m.friend. thanks guys.

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                Needed to shim neck

                                By CapdCodFrank

                                from Cape Cod

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                                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

                                Looks great, sounds OK, but the neck has high frets and wound not adjust into spec, so I needed to shim it..

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