Vintage Modified Tele® Custom


Model #: 0327502506
Vintage Modified Tele® Custom, Maple Fingerboard, Black

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The Tele® Custom is an affordable hybrid of two popular Telecaster® designs. Fusing a '72 Tele® Custom with a Tele® Deluxe, this guitar features a bolt-on maple neck with a maple Fingerboard, two high-output humbucking pickups with independent volume and tone controls and a three-way pickup selector switch.

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Just Awesome

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maxi-iribar@hotmail.com on March 8, 2014 (updated March 16, 2014)
Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal

Been playing for just over a year now, and in that time I have had a Squier acoustic, a Squier Affinity Strat and this guitar, and I am in love with it. Everything about this guitar is great. It is great for several different genres (although I mainly play music like Green Day and Blink 182) and is fun to play. When I pick it up it is hard to put it back down again. In the time I have had this guitar I have switched out the knobs for Gibson styled speed knobs, but that is just because of my personal preference. The pickups are great also and at this time I have no intentions to swap them out. This guitar looks great, plays great and best of all is very cheap for what it is ( I picked mine up for around £260 ). I highly recommend this for people like myself who have only been playing for a short time and even those guitarist of a higher ability who are looking for a cheap but awesome guitar.

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Excelent beginner and amateur guitar

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novs on January 6, 2014 (updated January 6, 2014)
Amateur Blues Alternative Rock Heavy Metal

My luthier advised me to buy this guitar as a beginner instrument but it´s more than this, I have it five years ago and nowadays I can confirm that it´s the perfect instrument for an amateur player. I usually play other guitars in my teacher´s studio, including gibson, schecter or fender, and with the same amp the diference is much lower than the diference of price between them. Good guitar, good sound, good price. The cons: the big weight ( as a bass) and the influence of temperature into the guitar affination.

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Vintage Modified Tele Custom

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theinfideldog on December 3, 2013 (updated December 5, 2013)
Professional Blues Gospel Classic Rock Country

I've bought and sold guitars in my store, over the past 13 years and the best moving "affordable" is beyond any doubt, the Fender Squier Vintage Modified Tele Custom Guitar. It is a perfect guitar for beginners and intermediate players, although some local professionals I have seen, do use them on stage. A great Guitar, with an excellent price. I tell my customers "Why pay more for a USA Tele, when you can upgrade the pickups and controls on this Tele?" Go ahead, slap a USA neck on it, if it will make your ego feel better ! But for the average person, the Squier tele meets all your expectations. Best part is, for the most part, no one in the audience can honestly distinguish between the sound of a Squier Vintage Modified and a Fender USA. I have a collection of USA's, MIM's and Squiers... My wall hanger is a USA, and I treasure my MIM 92-Reissue Thin Line, but honestly, my daily player is the Squier Vintage Modified Tele Custom, or my Squier Tele MIM. I guarantee you'll say its a great guitar for the money! "Go Ahead, Go Buy One, .....We'll wait for you! "

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I Can't See Myself Playing Another Guitar

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Zorbavsky on August 13, 2013 (updated August 15, 2013)
Amateur Blues Jazz Alternative Rock Heavy Metal Punk

Truth be told, this is my first electric guitar, since I'm mainly into bass. I went over every single piece and every single store I knew before picking this one, and I believe I'll never get another. This one is much more than what an average guitarist needs. The sound is second to none. The playability makes it easy for a baby to move around the notes. The design and hardware are absolutely brilliant. The bottom line is, I'm in love with it.

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One Of Fender's and Squier's Best Kept Secrets

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bandguy58 on February 26, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Funk Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Reggae / Ska Punk

I've owned my Telecaster Custom for 5 years now, and have never been anything but happy with it. This particular Telecaster design is really Fender's and Squier's answer to a track-proven design originally featured by Gibson and Epiphone. It uses 2 dual-coil Humbucker type pickups (vs single coil) but also features separate volume and tone controls for each pickup, a la Les Paul, SG, 335, etc.. You can choose either pickup exclusively, or you can select BOTH pickups, and "blend" the two pickups, favoring one pickup over the other. The tone combinations are endless. A few other things that set it apart even from Gibsons and Epiphones: 1, It has a maple fretboard, vs rosewood or ebony; a departure from what one normally finds in that area. 2, It's string-through body design means that it still has a LOT more brightness or treble than any Gibson or Epiphone. You still have a ton of "Twang" on tap, should you desire that. I use mine through either an Egnater 15-watt Tweaker head with some pedals, connected though either a single 12" cab or 2-12" cab, and also use it through a Fender 2-12" Hot Rod Deville (aka Ampzilla!). This guitar does NOT disappoint. I would highly recommend that anyone considering getting a Telecaster, check one of these out FIRST. Of the three Telecasters that I personally own and love, this one is definitely my favorite. This is without question, one of the best "bang-for-the-buck" guitars out there. It's a permanent fixture in MY guitar collection, for sure. Two thumbs up!

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Great Guitar Period

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JaimeATC on February 18, 2013
Amateur Rock Classic Rock

This was my first electric guitar. I ordered it through Musician's Friend and had it professionally set up. Initially, I loved the way the guitar played but thought the pick ups were a little muddy when I sat in with some friends during their rehearsal. After talking to them they recommended that I get a couple of upgrades which I did. I had a set of Seymour Duncan SH-2 in the neck and SH-4 in the bridge. I had the tuners replaced with a set of Hipshot locking tuners. Cosmetically, I do not like the witches hat style knobs so I replaced them with Strat knobs. That definitely did the trick. The guitar stays in tune very well and sounds great. I would say this is a great beginner guitar but with a couple of modifications, it is a great guitar period.

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1 of fenders lil hidden gems in the squier line!!

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terrybear1 on February 18, 2013 (updated February 18, 2013)
Amateur Blues Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Heavy Metal Folk Country Rap Punk

I have owned mine for around 5-6 months now of this review. You can find these at great prices from major musical instrument stores online & offline !!

I can't say how it compares to the deluxe tele it's kinda modeled after ... BUT I do believe the pickups in this model do provide a very similar tone as to the wides in the deluxe. What you don't get in low bass you gain in mid to high bass & midrange out of them.

As far as the guitar itself ..... quality is almost perfect accept mine that I purchased has some kinda stain/resin spot on the 1st fret section of the fretboard. Otherwise, guitar is VERY accessable/playable .... in fact had a guy who owns an american standard tele say it felt & almost played better then his $2000 tele!

I've been able to play anything from jazzy kinda les paul stuff all the way thru to metal on this guitar thru my peavey vypyr 30 .... especialy nails early zeppelin & hendrix kinda stuff.

And lastly, these further become a great deal/value for those whom like modding there guitars ..... change a pickguard out, knobs or swap in some coil tappable humbuckers to get more tele tones out of it. The possibilties are endless with this guitar !!

The ONLY shame about this model is its black only ... this in white would also be very stunning, or maybe even a matching painted headstock. Otherwise .... its a must purchase weither your a beginner or professional guitar player!!

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Model Name: Vintage Modified Tele® Custom, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0327502506
Series: Vintage Modified
MSRP: $399.99
Color: Black

Body

Body
Body Material: Agathis
Body Finish: Polyester
Body Shape: Telecaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Arce
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Shape: Forma C
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: Radio de 7.25" (184 mm)
Number of Frets: 22
Fret Size: Médium Jumbo
String Nut: Hueso sintético de cejuela
Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Incrustaciones de posición de punto
Neck Plate: Chapa de unión del mástil con grabado

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Pastilla de doble bobina estándar.
Neck Pickup: Pastilla de Mástil Standard de bobina doble con cubierta cromada
Controls: Volumen 1. (Pastilla del mástil), Tono 1. (Pastilla del mástil), Volumen 2. (Pastilla del puente), Tono 2. (Pastilla del puente)
Pickup Switching: Selector de 3 posiciones: Posición 1: Pastilla del puente, Posición 2: Pastillas del puente y mástil, Posición 3: Pastilla del mástil
Pickup Configuration: H/H

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: Puente fijo de estilo vintage Strat® con cuerdas a través del cuerpo
Hardware Finish: Cromo
Tuning Machines: Clavijeros estándar metal
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Botón amplificador con reborde numerado
Switch Tips: Punta del interruptor en Blanco envejecido

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Super Bullets® 250L, NPS (Calibres .009-.042)
Unique Features: Dot Inlays

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