Squier's Vintage Modified Cabronita Telecaster with Bigsby® rocks a welcome shot of high-powered Cabronita attitude in an already-cool Vintage Modified Telecaster. A full-voiced Fideli'Tron™ humbucking neck pickup and standard single-coil Telecaster bridge pickup more than get the job done, with three-way toggle pickup switching, a single knurled chrome master volume knob for a distinctive look, and a Bigsby®-licensed B50 vibrato tailpiece.
Other features include a maple neck with "modern C" profile, comfortable 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets, single-ply white pickguard, adjustable bridge with six threaded steel-barrel saddles and modified plate, and vintage-style tuners. Available in only one formidable color—Black.
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This guitar sounds really good, it has its own character.
I wasn’t confident about how it would work but it was much more stable than I expected. Didn’t try a Sartriani-like vibrato but to classic stuff it really worked well.
If the tuning is not absolutely perfect after several “whooongs”, it remains playable…
The Fidelitron has a bassy-yet-articulated sound with good highs that makes it delightful with a clean to soft saturated drive. Bluesy and jazzy.
The bridge tele pickup has a vintage bark. The blend position is great!
The pickups have both a raw aggressive character, that makes this guitar good for punk rock. I would recommend it for hard rock to heavy styles. It was made for rock, blues, country, jazz.
I miss the tone pot… I think Squier should had put one on it, would give the option for original pickups to sound less raw. Instead, they located the volume pot and the pickup switch right under the Bigsby stand position… It is the design flaw of this guitar, obviously a mess to change the switch position. I thought I would install a tone, but then I opened the control cavity behind the body (it has the size of a normal tele control cavity)… The two holes are centered on it, what makes impossible to install a tone pot and maintain a classic look/distribution. That is a shame, Squier…
That is my only real complain at this guitar. There was a little finishing flaw at the truss rod hole, something very easy to solve. Maybe I would test a Seymour Alnico II at the bridge. But the pickups are good enough to stay there!
- Frets were very well shaped
- setup was very good out the box (I just lowered 1st and 6th saddles)
- It has a fat C shape neck
- Very resonant guitar unplugged
- Very stable tuning
- Beautiful and well finished
Here in Brazil I bought it with discount at a MIM price… High priced for a Squier, but worth it for how good it is.
The guys that complain about it may have had a bad luck. I think it will stay with me with till the day I die.
Villas owns this item
I like this guitar, when I have replaced the bridge it will be playable.
When It was delivered it was in some serious need of cleaning and setup. The strings needed replacing. After a good cleanup I tried to tune it, but this proved difficult. The bridge was virtually impossible to stop from rattling which does seem to kill the vibration of the strings, so also affected the guitar sound through an amp. When striking the low E It was like playing wet string. I gave the guitar a full setup. the neck relief wasn't bad at all.
This is why I have marked the Playability and Tone as only 2 stars.
there are also some finish imperfections on the neck, but nothing to worry about in my case. I don't think you would get that on a more expensive Fender.
For the price though, this guitar is worth the money, obviously the pickups are not the best , but they are not that bad either. I watched the reviews and I have to say, they are hyped up somewhat from my experience of this guitar.
The nut is nasty, the G string is obviously too high compared to the other strings.
If you are a first time player I would either avoid or expect to pay more money out to get the guitar playable if the one I have is representative of them all.
Overall I am quite pleased with it, but then I was prepared to replace the bridge and Nut and strings and carry out my own full setup.
I do feel a little disappointed that I cannot play it right away, but I am sure it will be fine when I am done. It will cost me an extra £43, plus I am replacing the string trees and Scratch plate for a white perloid one.
Fret ends were not sharp, but the frets have benefited from a polish.
My last honest comment is that its the hardest guitar I have ever had to re-string. It will get easier with practice. I found to use a capo to hold the strings once I get the Bigsby end attached.
I think the quality could be a bit better. Almost there IMHO.
zaken7 owns this item
It's pretty much perfect (but where's the tone control?) All that's great about a Tele Plus - lovely warm tones from the neck pick-up, and bigsby!!
andrewdelvaux owns this item
|Model Name:||Vintage Modified Cabronita Telecaster® with Bigsby, Maple Fingerboard, Black|
|Neck Shape:||Modern "C"|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (648 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Black Dot|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Squier®|
|Bridge Pickup:||Standard Single-Coil Tele|
|Neck Pickup:||Fideli'Tron™ Humbucking|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup|
|Strings:||Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges)|
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