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Squier Classic Vibe 50s Telecaster Electric Guitar, Butterscotch Blonde

The Squier Classic Vibe '50s Telecaster is a great deal on a classic sound. A set of Alnico 5 single-coils deliver that Tele twang, with plenty of highs. (33) Read 20 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Squier 50s Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde

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Product Description

The Fender Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster delivers the feel and classic twangy tones of a vintage-era Telecaster, at a price comfortable enough for a beginner or first-time Tele buyer.

A Classic Shape

The Fender Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster follows the form of the original 1950s-era Telecaster, with an all-pine body under a light and shiny polyester finish. The light top is accented by a 1-ply black plastic pickguard. The maple neck contrasts nicely with the body, finished in a distinct vintage-tint gloss. The fingerboard is light maple and is set with 21 medium-jumbo frets. The neck shape itself is a slimmer, more contemporary C shape with a 9.5-inch fingerboard radius. The guitar is 1.625 inches wide at the nut. The overall guitar's scale length is 25 1/2 inches.

Vintage-style Pickups for Classic Tone

The Fender Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster is set with two custom vintage-style single-coil Tele pickups with alnico 5 magnets in the neck and bridge positions. A 3-position blade with barrel switch tip allows you to move between bridge, neck, and combined positions to explore different tones. Vintage-style knurled chrome Master Volume and Master Tone knobs fit comfortably under the hand.

Classic Hardware

The bridge is a vintage-style strings-thru-body Telecaster design with 3 brass barrel saddles. The nut is made of synthetic bone. The bright chrome tuning knobs finish off the fine vintage detailing on this instrument.

Features:

- All-Pine body
- Light polyester finish
- C-shape Maple Neck
- 1-ply black plastic pickguard
- Knurled Chrome Control Knobs
- Vintage Tinted Neck
- Black Dot Position Inlays
- Gold Squier Logo
- Original Barrel Switch Tip

Need some motivation to pick up that guitar and practice? With its vintage-tint gloss-maple neck and old-school black pickguard, this cool-looking Telecaster is all the inspiration you need. And with Alnico 5 pickups, vintage-style tuners and a string-thru-body bridge, this affordable Tele is about more than looks -- it's a great-sounding, easy-playing instrument with plenty of bite and bark.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Squier products.
- Model Number: 030-3025-(507)
- Series: Classic Vibe Series
- Body: Pine
- Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (Gloss Polyester Finish)
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5 in. Radius (241 mm)
- No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
- Pickups: 2 Custom Vintage Style Single-Coil Tele Pickups (Neck & Bridge).
- Pickup Magnets: AlNiCo 5 magnets only on Butterscotch Blonde finish, AlNiCo 3 magnets on Vintage Blonde finish
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

Pickup Switching:
- 3-Position Blade:
-- Position 1. Bridge Pickup
-- Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
-- Position 3. Neck Pickup

- Bridge: Vintage Style Strings-Thru-Body Tele Bridge with 3 Brass Barrel Saddles
- Machine Heads: Vintage Style Tuning Machines
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Width at Nut: 1.625" (41.3 mm)
- Unique Features: "C" Shape Maple Neck, Knurled Chrome Control Knobs, Vintage Tinted Neck, Black Dot Position Inlays, Gold Squier Logo, Original Barrel Switch Tip, Synthetic Bone Nut
- Strings: Fender Super 250L, (.009 to .042) Nickel Plated Steel p/n 073-0250-003

Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice.
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Butterscotch Blonde
Shipping Weight: 13 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 16 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0303027550
Vintage Blonde
Shipping Weight: 12 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 16 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0303025507
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 480-596-7195

Product Description

Squier's Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s puts classic "blackguard" Telecaster vibe into a gorgeous Vintage Blonde-finished pine-body guitar -- you'll be hard-pressed to tell whether or not you are holding a premium ash-body instrument. The vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has a maple fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets and a modern 9.5 inch radius. Distinctive Telecaster tone rings from the custom single-coil pickups -- giving clear note separation even when distorted, strong midrange dynamic response and plenty of solo high-end bite.
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4.5 out of 5 (33 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "The only blonde allowed in my bed room....."
Sound: Sounds like a deeper, huskier voiced tele.....the kind of guitar sound you want to hear in a smoky blues bar! I like the middle position and neck position best although the bridge is great for cleaner sounds. It everything I had hoped for for the style of music I enjoy.....blues rock, classic rock, southern rock...even some progressive. It sounds good acoustically and amped. Feature: Allen wrench. A better nut would have been nice but I am thinking about installing a brass nut anyway(to go along with the brass bridge pieces). Knobs and switch feel solid....good response from turning the tone knob. I can get any sound I need from it. Overall I am impressed with all of the hardware. Some have mentioned replacing the black pick guard, but I don't know....a dark tortoise shell might look pretty bad ass! These are alnico 3 pickups...not 5's.....they sound great!! Ease of Use: The tone knob works great like I said. I love the neck and bends are easy enough...I may get a pro set up done to lower the action a bit...but very nice as is. I unpacked it, tuned it and it plays extremely well believe it or knot....intonation is great. Quality: The butterscotch blonde is gorgeous...I was not able to find even the tiniest flaw....and I looked hard!! The neck joint is tight and clean....frets are seated nicely and finished well...I can't find any thing wrong with this guitar!! I was a little hesitant about buying a Squier but I am very glad I did...this guitar is under-priced period. Value: I know there are alot of 400 dollar and under guitars on the market...but I don't think this guitar has much competition in quality until you get into the higher priced MIM's or even made in USA Fender tele's....yes...I said it....and I believe it. Manufacturer Support: Haven't had to deal with Fender but I am sure they would be fine. ZZounds has been very good to deal with...this is my third purchase from them and there will be others. About to buy an amp from them. The Wow Factor: It's the only blonde in my bedroom right now!! Beautiful guitar....I love the butterscotch blonde....perfect finish and the neck is down right pretty. Squier did a great job on this guitar. This one is definitely a keeper. Overall: I am keeping it as long as I can play...then I will pass it on to someone deserving....many years down the road. I will probably buy another of the Squier CV series....one of the Strats. It is fun to play and makes me want to play more...a very good thing. If lost or stolen I would buy another one and hope it was every bit as good as this one. Get a hard shell case for this guitar...it deserves it.
Style of Music: blues rock, southern rock, classic rock
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Everything you've read about this guitar is true.An amazing deal on a great guitar"
Overall: I've 'needed' a telecaster for a while now and didn't want to drop the dough for a MIA Tele. This CV Tele has everything you'd ever want. From the brass saddles to the amazing Alnico V pickups. It needed a minor setup, but nearly every guitar at every price needs one, so that's a non-issue. The switch is SOLID, smooth and snaps into place firmly. The tone and volume pots are smooth and work from 0 - 10, so its not just off or on. Full size pots as well. The capacitor is a little chicklet, but that's so minor it's barely worth mentioning. The tone from this guitar is pure tele from clean to raunchy dirt, it's perfect. The fretwork is well done. The tuners need a slight break in period, but work great after a week or so. And I think I may have gotten very lucky and got a quarter-sawn neck! 4.5 out of 5
Style of Music: Blues, Blues based rock, hard rock,
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