Squier 40th Anniversary Telecaster Vintage Edition Electric Guitar, Maple Fingerboard

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Squier celebrates forty years with this vintage-influenced Tele. A pair of alnico 5 single-coil pickups give this guitar its world-renowned signature sound.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Nyatoh body Warm tone similar to mahogany
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Slightly thinner, historic neck profile Ultra-comfortable playing experience
Vintage-style single-coil alnico pickups Classic Fender tone and versatility

The Squier 40th Anniversary Telecaster, Vintage Edition is a soulful tribute model trimmed with a collection of classic features for the retro-minded Squier enthusiast. Featuring aged chrome hardware, an anodized aluminum pickguard, a vintage-tinted maple neck, an engraved anniversary neck plate and satin finish throughout, this Tele honors the heritage of the Squier catalog and its ancestry. Player-friendly refinements of this commemorative model include a slim and comfortable "C"-shaped neck profile for an easy playing feel, vintage-style tuning machines and 3-saddle string-through-body bridge for authentic performance and style, and Fender-Designed single-coil pickups with alnico 5 magnets for familiar Tele tone.

Squier 40th Anniversary Collection
The first instruments to bear the Squier name were introduced in 1982, answering the call for genuine Fender designs at accessible prices. The Squier 40th Anniversary collection celebrates the 40-year journey of Fender's entry-level brand with special editions of the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Jazzmaster, Precision Bass, and Jazz Bass, all available in Gold Edition and Vintage Edition variants.

-Model Name: 40th Anniversary Telecaster, Vintage Edition
-Series: 40th Anniversary
-Body Material: Nyatoh
-Body Finish: Satin Urethane
-Color(s): Satin Dakota Red
-Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
-Neck Finish: Tinted Satin Urethane
-Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5" (241 mm)
-Frets: 21, Narrow Tall
-Position Inlays: Black Dot
-Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
-Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
-Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
-Bridge: 3-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Tele
-Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Anodized Aluminum
-Pickups: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Bridge), Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil (Neck)
-Pickup Switching:
-3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
Position 3. Neck Pickup
-Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
-Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
-Hardware Finish: Aged Chrome
-Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.009-.042 Gauges)
-Case/Gig Bag: None
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. 2022 FMIC. FENDER, SQUIER, TELECASTER, TELE, and the distinctive headstock designs found on these guitars are the trademarks of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. All rights reserved.

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 2 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted June 3, 2023 by Lora P in Holiday, FL

"Squier 40th Telecaster Vintage!"

Overall: 2 out of 5 stars
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I own many guitars in many price ranges. My Son was over whne the guitar arrived. So we took a look together. Not sure where to begin? Okay the guitar was unplayable. I can surely say that this guitar went through zero quality checks. High E on the edge of the fretboard. Low E also on the edge of the fretboard and I mean when you try to play anything they are off the fretboard. G string was mute. The 3 bridge saddles had one adjustment stud all the way up and the other all the way down. On all 3 saddles. Neck pickup dead. Bridge pickup very weak. I almost sent this guitar back. But I`m a sucker for a challenge. Okay the bone nut was cut very wrong. I will just shorten this review because there is too much. Took me 3 or more hours to repair this new guitar and that includes Seymour Duncan pickups and tons more including a vintage Sprague Capacitor from the 50`s. The reason I kept the guitar is the neck. I have a 50th Anniversary Strat made in 03 for the Anniversary in 04. One of the best playing guitars I own. They two necks are almost identical in profile. So if you don not know the ins and outs of setting up an guitar? I would not recommend this guitar. Even if you do? Is it worth it ??? Next time my Son came over I pulled the Tele out. He now says it is the best playing Tele he has ever played. I was looking and thinking about my main Guitars. Two are Japanese made and the other is the Fender 50th Anniversary. I have owned several Eric Johnson Strats and they were not perfect. read more Gibson has been a disaster. $2,300 Angus Sg and the neck was set wrong. Oh I could keep going. Brand new Studio LP Dead neck Pickup. ZZounds should sell FGN-Fujigen Guitars. I have many and not one is bad. Samick made this Tele I am reviewing and it is an disgrace! I have Samicks from the 80`s and they are good, not Great but good. My main Guitar is an 83 Electra Phoenix-Japan, 1985-6 ESP neck thru body with a Floyd Rose, and the Fender 50th Strat. Any one of these would destroy a Gibson. Here is a true story. I bought a brand new Tele copy about 4 years ago to turn it into a Dragon Tele. It Plays perfectly, has a wonderful Tiger Maple neck and sounds like a 58-9 Tele. It was a $149 and free shipping. I expected junk, but when it came I played it for about 4 hours. This Squier for being a new guitar is a disaster. Also the finish has saw dust under it too. But it plays wonderful now. I didn`t call Fender but I guess I will give support a 5 ??? This guitar was terrible. It will be given 2`s

Musical Background:
43 years Pro.
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