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Squier Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar (Maple)

This Squier combines the designs of the 72 Tele Custom and the Tele Deluxe. It features a Maple neck and fingerboard and a black finish. (107) Read 14 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Squier Telecaster Custom Maple Guitar

A recent addition to the Squier family, the Tele Custom is an affordable hybrid of two popular Telecaster designs. Fusing a '72 Tele Custom with a Tele Deluxe, this guitar has two high-output humbuckers, a three-way pickup selector switch, and independent volume and tone controls. The Squier Tele Custom features a solid Agathis body and a bolt-on maple neck with a maple fingerboard.

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Model name: Squier Telecaster Custom

Series: Squier Standard Series

Body: Agathis

Neck: Maple, C-shape (gloss polyurethane finish)

Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25 in. Radius (184 mm)

Number of frets: 22 medium-jumbo frets

Scale length: 25.5 in. (648 mm)

Width at nut: 1.650 in. (42 mm)

Hardware: Chrome

Machine heads: Standard die-cast tuners

Bridge: 6-saddle strings-thru-body Tele bridge

Pickguard: 3-ply black

Pickups: 2 chrome covered humbuckers (neck/bridge)

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: Fender Super 250L, nickel plated steel (.009 to .042)

Unique features: Dot inlays

Introduced: 7/2003
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"Bast Damm Squier Out There Today!"
Sound: This is the best sounding $200.00 guitar out there today,bar none.I play this through a Americanmade Peavey Studio Pro 112,and I get a nice country twang with it,and when I switch to the distortion channel,it's just plain out gives me that 70's Led Zeppelin/AC/DC tone,that I love so much. Feature: This guitar has a 3 way pup switch,2 sets of volume and tone controls that enable you to set the tone to your liking.I read prior reviews where people were saying that the tone knobs aren't that good,buit you know what? I haven't had any problem with them at all. Ease of Use: Very easy to play,once it's set up properly.It's very playable with no problems at all.This just might be the best guitar that the Squier brand has out there today.But then again,I've always have been a sucker for a good Tele tone. Quality: Here's where I give it a low grade.When I got this in,the action was very high off the neck and the tuners were loose,along with the intonation being off.I believe that this was just made and put in a box until it got shipped off.I tightened the tuners and imput,adjusted the pups,lowered the saddles,and intonated it.Now,it's perfect,and it sounds great.That were the only faults I could find with this guitar. Value: I believe that this is the best guitar that is made under the Squier brand today.It sounds awesome,looks great,and is a keeper.I'm a Fender guy at heart,so this is a welcome addition to my arsenal of 6 string weaponry. Manufacturer Support: Fender has always been very consumer friendly,in my opinion.No problems here. The Wow Factor: It's a Telecaster that emits that 70's vibe.How could you not want it? I do wish that mine was a different color though,like maybe a Sunburst,to go along with my strat. Overall: I am keeping this guitar,and have no thoughts at all about getting rid of it.I do believe that it'll last me a lifetime.Then again,I'm a firm believer in taking care of your equipment and not letting it sit there and get all dirty.Take care of your stuff and it'll always be there for you.That's my motto.
Style of Music: classic rock and blues
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"Don't believe the headstock-haters....try one of these out for yourself."
Sound: I've not gigged this guitar yet, but have used it both in recording and rehearsal stusios and it totally stands up against guitars many times the price. I play indie/post-rock and shoegazery type stuff and the tome I get from the p90s on this, both clean and through effects is amazing. You get that great chiming,sweeping indie tone through it clean, but it's totally capable of rocking out once you add some distortion to the mix too! Feature: It feels nice and solid. The agathis body is weighty to say the least. It feels totally solid and well-built. I would assume that mine had been set-up before being displayed in the shop, as it played amazingly immediately. Put it this way, I demoed several guitars when I bought this. All of them were more expensive (some were WAY more expensive!) This one won. Ease of Use: Very playable. If you like playing electric guitar...look no further. Instant cheshire cat grin straight away upon playing it. Quality: Seems really reliable so far. Well put together. I have read reviews talking about this needing setting up or feeling a bit fragile in places, but mine seems to be built to withstand a nuclear holocaust. I have no doubt that it will stand up to the gigging it will inevitably be getting very soon. Value: This guitar played better than any of the others I tested. I had the budget (and was totally willing) to buy a Fender when I went in. I played several guitars and this played and sounded better than any of them. I can't believe I got a guitar of tis quality for this price. It felt like the best deal ever! Manufacturer Support: No opinion either way, haven't had to test this at all. The Wow Factor: I'd rate this a 10 if it weren't for the disparaging remarks people make when they see the word squier on the headstock. That said...it's worth it to see them eat their words once they play or hear it really! But yeah....it looks great, unique style and has the "wow" factor. NB. I have the blond custom II with the duncan-designed p90s. Overall: I love pretty much everything about this quitar, as anyone reading this could probably surmise from my review. If some crual fate were to befall it, I'd HAVE to get another one.
Style of Music: Indie/Post-Rock
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