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Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar   

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Built on the Fender® '69 Telecaster platform, the semi-hollow Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline features a rosewood fingerboard, Duncan Des...Click To Read More About This Product

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Chiming, jangle-pop tone with vintage vibe, value and versatility.

Built on the Fender® '69 Telecaster platform, the semi-hollow Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline features a rosewood fingerboard, Duncan Designed„¢ Telecaster pickups, chrome knurled knobs, a parchment pickguard, vintage six-saddle bridge and three-way switching. The distinctive f-hole design and semi-acoustic construction come together for a unique, jangle-pop vibe at an amazing price. This guitar also has a vintage 6-saddle bridge, allowing for more control over intonation. From The Byrds to early R.E.M. to now, America loves jangle pop, and this is the perfect guitar for this, power pop or any style. The shorter 24-3/4" scale length makes note bending easier.

Vintage Modified! Players from beginner to intermediate and beyond have done it for years”whether installing hotter pickups, alternate pickguards, or just plain personalizing their instruments with fancy paint jobs, modified means adding new twists to a familiar design. Squier's Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline guitar features a semi-hollow body with a distinctive f-hole and classic Tele® tone from two Duncan Designed„¢ Telecaster pickups.

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FEATURES
  • Category: Semi-Hollow Electric
  • Body: Alder (polyurethane finish)
  • Neck: Maple, C-shaped (glass polyurethane finish)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
  • Scale: Length 24-3/4"
  • Width At Nut: 1.650 (42 Mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Die-Cast
  • Bridge: Vintage Six-Saddle String-Through Body
  • Pickguard: 3-ply parchment
  • Pickups: Duncan Designed„¢ TE-101 (Neck And Bridge)
  • Pickup Switching: Three-Way Switching
  • Position 1”Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2”Middle Pickup
  • Position 3”Neck Pickup
  • Controls: One Volume, One Tone
  • Strings 9-42

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SquierVintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 50 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Squire Surprise!

I have flexible criteria when buying a guitar. For example, I had an old acoustic, cheap Alvarez whose action was best described like "grand canyon," but emitted a rich,...Read complete review

I have flexible criteria when buying a guitar. For example, I had an old acoustic, cheap Alvarez whose action was best described like "grand canyon," but emitted a rich, balanced tone like no other. I've had an original Steinberger with active EMGs. I loved the action and playability, but the tone was just a tad lifeless. I can fall in love with aspects of certain guitars and overlook some of the shortcomings.SO...I've avoided Squier because they are Squiers. Never, ever, ever have I considered one. When I went to the local store, they had two of these hanging on the wall. I commented to the sales dude that the guitarist of the first band that I was in back in '90 had a Thinline reissue and that I always loved the tone. He grabbed one and said that this one was new from the box and just got set up. He said (and I was taking in with a grain of salt) that these were some of the best guitars that Squier had ever released - the craftsmanship was actually very good.I tried it in a Champ, a Frontman, and a Deluxe - and barring the character of tube vs solid state, this guitar sang. Really. The tone was smooth, clear, and glassy. It carried a bit of a twang, but not ear bleedingly so. Perhaps a little more "modern" sounding. As far as the finish, setup not withstanding as guitars tend to buzz when faced with seasonal changes, etc., this is one of three guitars that I have been completely happy with the fit of the neck and body, and the feel of the frets. I really like the sound of the pickups. Generally, I buy pickups when I buy the guitar...but not this time.If you have a chance to get one of these rare, inexpensive gems, DO IT before they are gone!The music that I make now varies between ambient and electronic...think pink floyd/radiohead/xtc/the orb...

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Solid Guitar, Solid Value

I would recommend this guitar to anyone. It is basically a mellow sounding telecaster because of the semi-hollowbody. I would definitely buy one again if it was stolen.
This is a really great...Read complete review

I would recommend this guitar to anyone. It is basically a mellow sounding telecaster because of the semi-hollowbody. I would definitely buy one again if it was stolen.
This is a really great guitar for a beginner or an intermediate player. Pickup-wise and control-wise it is setup just like a regular tele. But that makes it really simple, yet effective.
I didnt give it a perfect score because of two things: the tuners go out of tune fairly easily and the neck is un-finished(or at least satin finish) and i am a glossy neck kind of guy.
For this price, it can get such a broad range of sounds. I think this is a really good value guitar. I can get everything for jazz sounds to metal out of it.

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(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

HUGE TONE IN LIGHT WEIGHT BODY

By Teleman-Freak

from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

I m one of those who doesnt care about guitars brand-price to get a great tone. All guitars is made of same materials, maybe the diference is in manufacturing human supervision, electronics, wood, etc. But if you upgrade a squier with better pickups and electronics it could sound so great as a MIA. I preffer get a high priced tone in a low cost guitar, so my pocket doesnt get broke. I have 3 solid body teles, and I bought this squier because I always wanted to have a thinline hollow body. The stock pickups sound great, but they will suit your tonal taste if you are a short hair rocker, or if wear cowboy boots and hat, yeeha!. I prefer a hotter tone, so I installed a Dimarzio tonezone lead and a Fender custom shop neck.You d be afraid of thinlines light weight, but the tone you get is huge, heavy weight tone. The trebbles cuts a razor edge but doesnt sound skinny, the bass sounds fat as a cow butt, but not too muddy; I think this guitar brings out the best tone a Tele could deliver. The small frets make easier the playing, maybe someone how plays with jumbo frets would feel unconfortable with this, but I like it! The low weight is friendly with my shoulder and the small frets is friendly with my hands.This is great sounding guitar, easy to play and offer a diferent tele tone compared to solid body teles, Buy it! you wont regret!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Squire Surprise!

By revel8or

from Hamiltucky, OH

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

I have flexible criteria when buying a guitar. For example, I had an old acoustic, cheap Alvarez whose action was best described like "grand canyon," but emitted a rich, balanced tone like no other. I've had an original Steinberger with active EMGs. I loved the action and playability, but the tone was just a tad lifeless. I can fall in love with aspects of certain guitars and overlook some of the shortcomings.SO...I've avoided Squier because they are Squiers. Never, ever, ever have I considered one. When I went to the local store, they had two of these hanging on the wall. I commented to the sales dude that the guitarist of the first band that I was in back in '90 had a Thinline reissue and that I always loved the tone. He grabbed one and said that this one was new from the box and just got set up. He said (and I was taking in with a grain of salt) that these were some of the best guitars that Squier had ever released - the craftsmanship was actually very good.I tried it in a Champ, a Frontman, and a Deluxe - and barring the character of tube vs solid state, this guitar sang. Really. The tone was smooth, clear, and glassy. It carried a bit of a twang, but not ear bleedingly so. Perhaps a little more "modern" sounding. As far as the finish, setup not withstanding as guitars tend to buzz when faced with seasonal changes, etc., this is one of three guitars that I have been completely happy with the fit of the neck and body, and the feel of the frets. I really like the sound of the pickups. Generally, I buy pickups when I buy the guitar...but not this time.If you have a chance to get one of these rare, inexpensive gems, DO IT before they are gone!The music that I make now varies between ambient and electronic...think pink floyd/radiohead/xtc/the orb...

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Instrument at a great price!

By jdmusicinc

from Mississippi

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good sounding pickups
  • Good Tone
  • Great feeling neck
  • Lightweight body
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    This guitar out of the box was in great shape. Beautiful color and great feel. The action was a little high for my taste, but with a little adjustment it feels great. The tuners are decent, but I will eventually upgrade them to some schalers as usual. I am mainly a tele player and it plays just as good as some of my mim teles and almost as good as my usa made teles. Overall this is a great working instrument and at such a low price.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Affordable quality thinline with killer tone

    By backwaterj

    from Concord, CA

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    Let's cut to the chase: I. Heart. This. Guitar!First, the negative (which is very minor). Shoreline Gold is more of a steely bronze (which I find is actually very cool). Tone knob was set crooked (no big deal; had to remove 'em to skin the pickguard). And yes, as with any new guitar this will need to be set up. I use 12s so that was a given anyway. Having said that, buy this guitar! You won't be sorry. The satin-finish neck is thin and fast, plays like butter once you drop the action, with all the snap you expect from a Tele. The Duncan Designed pickups are basically Seymour's vintage line sonically speaking, and combined with the roundness of the semihollow body and the slight warmth of a rosewood fretboard create an astonishingly intense sound good for much more than jangle-pop. Stick this baby through a redknob Dual Showman and 4-10s, turn it up to 11 and soak in the gritty goodness. Retains its clarity when distorted better than any of my other guitars. The look is awesome and in my opinion the single coils balance the warmth of the thinline body a lot better than the humbuckers traditionally offered in the Fender models. Bridge is raw tele bite, neck is sweet candy, both...don't get me started! Worth its price easily three times over, maybe four. Prepare to forget everything you thought you knew about Squier!

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This guitar

    By danb1a

    from Makanda, IL.

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    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    As I said, I LOVE this guitar. It is light, sounds great and for the money you cannot beat it. People can't believe it's a Squier. And the color is very nice. You will not be disappointed.
    I LOVE this guitar, don't tell me it's a Squier!

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    2 Parts Twang, 1 Part Mellow Bang

    By electricdeuce

    from Austin

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    Do you wanna sound like The Bryds but don't want to mess with a 12 string Rickenbacher? Then if so, buy this guitar. Also good for general pysch rock, country, garage, blues, surf, 1960's British Invasion, 1990's Cool Brittania, etc. This guitar provides a mellowed out Tele twang and is very versatile. My friends that do not know to view Squier as a budget brand look at it and think it is a much more classy guitar and my friends that play are surprised at the quality and sound.

    (4 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Solid Guitar, Solid Value

    By cmjandro

    from Marquette, MI

    See all my reviews

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    I would recommend this guitar to anyone. It is basically a mellow sounding telecaster because of the semi-hollowbody. I would definitely buy one again if it was stolen.
    This is a really great guitar for a beginner or an intermediate player. Pickup-wise and control-wise it is setup just like a regular tele. But that makes it really simple, yet effective.
    I didnt give it a perfect score because of two things: the tuners go out of tune fairly easily and the neck is un-finished(or at least satin finish) and i am a glossy neck kind of guy.
    For this price, it can get such a broad range of sounds. I think this is a really good value guitar. I can get everything for jazz sounds to metal out of it.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A little like peanut butter

    By Tkirkt56

    from Baltimore

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    Creamy and chunky. This guitar is a little like peanut butter, except you get both in the same package. Wow, was I blown away with this guitar. I?ve been cravin? a psuedo hollow body for some time. The clean is so creamy and smooth. No matter what kind of amp this Tele sounds so sweet and clean. When I saw the ?Duncan? designed pups I was super happy. I am a turbo Duncan fan but was a bit afraid the guitar would not get that easy feelin? clean. I could not have been more wrong.Now to the chunky. I really didn?t buy this guitar for that ?in the trenches? hard rock chunk but got it anyway. The pots are uncharacteristically (for Squire) sensitive. Combined with the Duncan bridge pup and a little fooling around with gain and you can get some mighty pleasing growl. If you want to buy this to get a sound ?just like this? or ?just like that?, don?t buy it. But if you want a truly original sound that allows the player to dial in that ?just right? sound and feel, wait no longer. Squire really got it right with this one.Did I tell you that it?s also a Looker? I think I am like most folks who try to find something wrong cause it?s not multi thousand name. I end up liking it even more not finding anything to rag out on this Telecaster. Looks, sounds, and options. What else could you possibly want?

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This guitar brings a new Rep for squier guitars

    By TheRoz-Man

    from Michigan

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    I have always been very skeptical about squier guitars. I have played them in the past at local shops. And The Fenders were always a landslide away from the squiers. Squier guitars were always slow, and really noisy. Just really cheap. However I saw this guitar hangin on the wall next to a standard fender tele. I gave it a whirl, and I was completely blown away at how clean this guitar sounds. They upgraded everything from the duncan designed pickups to a tougher more stable tuner head. This easily competes with any fender Tele, Even Strat as far as tone and playability. You cannot find a better guitar for the price. Needles to say I left the music store with this guitar.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    A great tele, recommend you buy

    By Bluedaddy I

    from Athens, WV

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Thinline Electric Guitar:

    Stunning Shoreline Gold finish is perfect, even inside f-hole. I own several Teles incl. an original'68 Thinline. This axe holds its own with any of them. Plenty of clean treble, balanced tons. Smooth fret edges, neck nicely rounded on edge like an old friend. I prefer a varnished neck but this bare-wood type is super-smooth. Killer looks and playability. A must-have bargain!

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