Squier Classic Vibe '50s Telecaster Electric Guitar

Squier's Classic Vibe '50s Telecaster is a great value on a classic guitar. Fender Designed Alnico single-coils deliver that Tele twang, with plenty of bite.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Pine body Balanced response, similar to alder
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Vintage-style single-coil alnico pickups Classic Fender tone and versatility
C-shaped neck profile Comfortable, rounded oval shape

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.

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 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.

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 gloss polyurethane 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 narrow-tall frets. The neck shape itself is a slimmer, more contemporary C shape with a 9.5-inch fingerboard radius.

Fender Pickups for Classic Tone

The Fender Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster is set with two Fender Designed Alnico single-coil pickups in the neck and bridge positions. A 3-position blade switch allows you to move between bridge, neck, and combined positions to explore different tones.

Classic Hardware

The bridge is a vintage-style strings-thru-body Telecaster design with chrome barrel saddles. A bone nut read more and knurled flat-top tuning knobs finish off the fine vintage detailing on this instrument.


- All-pine body
- Fender Designed Alnico pickups
- Tinted gloss polyurethane finish
- C-shape maple Neck
- 1-ply black plastic pickguard
- Vintage Tinted Neck
- Black Dot Position Inlays
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- Series: Classic Vibe
- Model Name: Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
- Body: Pine
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Shape: Telecaster
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Shape: "C"
- Neck Finish: Tinted Gloss Urethane
- Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
- Fingerboard: Maple
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Number of Frets: 21
- Frets Size: Narrow Tall
- Nut Material: Bone
- Nut Width: 1.650"
- Truss Rods: Head Adjust
- Position Inlays: Black Dot
- Bridge Pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
- Neck Pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
- Pickup Configuration: SS
- Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles
- Hardware Finish: Nickel
- Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
- Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
- Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
- Switch Tip: Black
- Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Squier
- Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
- Included Accessories: None
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Butterscotch Blonde
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 46 x 18 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0374030550
White Blonde
Shipping Weight: 13.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 45 x 15 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0374030501

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-7195

Squier Classic Vibe '50s Telecaster

A celebration of the birth of the Tele in the early 1950s, the Classic Vibe '50s Telecaster creates incredible tone courtesy of the Fender-Designed alnico single-coil pickups. Player-friendly features include a slim, comfortable "C"-shaped neck profile with an easy-playing 9.5"-radius fingerboard and narrow-tall frets, as well as a vintage-style Telecaster bridge with barrel saddles and string-through-body design. This throwback Squier model also features 1950s-inspired headstock markings, rich-looking nickel-plated hardware and a slick vintage-tint gloss neck finish for an old-school vibe.


- Inspired by 1950s-era Telecaster Models
- Vintage-tint gloss finish for a highly desirable aged look
- Fender-Designed alnico single-coil pickups for authentic Fender tone
- Vintage-style bridge features barrel saddles and a string-through-body design for optimal resonance
- Vintage-style tuning machines provide rock-solid tuning stability, smooth action, and classic looks
- Durable nickel-plated hardware adds a deep, rich throwback look to the instrument
- Slim "C"-shaped neck profile for a comfortable playing feel

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (64 ratings)
Submitted January 29, 2015 by Joseph Valenti in New York, NY

"Just can't stop playing this guitar"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Just recieved this guitar a few days ago, and I can't put it down. I know there are many positive reviews, and I have never written a review for a guitar before. To qualify that I have been playing guitar since 1969, I have been everything from studio musician to wedding band player. I have preformed live a many famous names from the past. I currently still gig, sing and front my current band. I own many high end expensive fender guitars, and never thought to review one of them. This guitar is different, it out preforms many of my far more expensive guitars. The only thing i did was to take some relief out of the neck, and set up action the way I like it, I am amazed. Fit and finish is near perfect, frets feel like the just came out of the shop, body weight and size is just to 1950 spec. If you didn't think it could get better, the pickups out preform my 52 reissue. Hurry up and by one before fender realizes they made a mistake, and don't worry about name on headstock. I am so jealous of young players today, a cheap guitar when i started playing would mean bloody finger tips.

Musical Background:

I Have been Playing since 1969, I still actively gig playing out at least once a month. I also sing and fond my current band

Musical Style:

Classic Rock Top 40
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