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Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar  3-Color Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

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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

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

SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar

  • 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)

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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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2.0

Needed to shim neck

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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Love it!

By Link

from New Hampshire

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Verified Reviewer

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.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Extremely happy with this guitar

      By Zachary

      from undisclosed

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      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.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet!

        By Love the blues in k

        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.

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          (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.

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            (4 of 6 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.

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Really nice!

              By thedudeinapunkband

              from Upland,CA

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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 Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar:

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

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Superb Budget Axe

                By Astro74

                from Los Angeles

                About Me Experienced

                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.

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                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Squire just upped it's Rep !!!

                  By Gully

                  from Jersey City, NJ

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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.

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                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Unbelievable deal!

                  By Ron

                  from Springfield, MO

                  About Me Professional Musician

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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!!!

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