Submitted September 24, 2009 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Forget the price ,Forget the label ,Love the guitar !!!"
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If this axe was stolen ,I would definitely buy a replacement .I know I will not EVER get tired of this guitar .I am so happy I bought this model .I think it is going to be a big seller .
Looks ,price ,and performance -What more could you ask for ?
If you forget about the low price and the name on the headstock ,you will be in Tele heaven with this guitar !!It rated the Editor's Pick in the current edition of Guitar Player magazine .
This axe has all the clean chicken picking sound ,bluesy vibe ,and the charateristic spank of a great Tele .It is a simple but extremely versitle axe ,and suitable for just about all styles of music you hear .The pick-ups are Alinco 3's and are very punchy .The straight grained pine body really gives a feel for the sound Mr. Leo Fender was trying to achieve on his first tele prototypes .
I really like the pine body very much ,the pick-ups ,hardware ,etc. are really quite good quality .With the 3 position toogle ,the axe remains true to its roots .A very nice looking little package for players of any skill level.
Ease of Use
A manual would be useful for a novice player ,my guitar didn't come with one ,but I downloaded it off the Squier web site .As stsated before ,it is a simple axe to use ,and with a little time it is very easy to get the tones you desire .This axe is one you won't get tired of or outgrow .It is a keeper !
I give the Classic Vibe a 9 only because the truss rod was loose on mine when it arrived .While personally this was no big issue for me (I have played for 50 years ,and am resonably competent on set-ups ),it is a project I would not recommend to a beginner .I would have a tech set the action to my liking for a $20 or so .The intonation was fine,fit and finish impeccable .I expect with proper care that this guitar will last .As far as reliabilty goes , I would perform professionally with this axe ,and defitely will use it for some tracks on our next CD.
This is head and shoulders above anything on the market in its price range .I truly prefer it soundwise to my American made tele!!
I don't really know as I have not had the occassion to call for service with this guitar .I will say however that my past dealings with Squier have been pleasant ,professional ,and very helpful if I needed a part ,or had a question .
The Wow Factor
It hits the 50's vibe right on the mark .If you like teles ,and who doesn't,you will fall in love with this instrument .
Pro Musician ,and band leader of The Ground Zero Band
Rock ,blues ,with a hint of surf overtones .
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