Premier Guitar has posted a lengthy online review of the new Squier Vintage Modified Cabronita Tele w/Bigsby. Here are a few nuggets from Shawn Hammond’s review:
“The Fideli’Tron neck pickup sounded gloriously fat, yet crystal-clear and even across the frequency spectrum. Truth be told, I was shocked.”
“The neck pickup produced warm, corpulent flavors with more grit and attitude, sounding like a guitar costing many times the entrance fee.”
“Soloing the bridge pickup, I found bristling rudeness with fantastic clarity.”
His final verdict?
“Squier has done a lot to improve its image over the last decade, but the brand still doesn’t get the respect it deserves. That opinion became more ensconced after playing the Vintage Modified Cabronita Tele. Sure, plenty of players grudgingly admit Squier Classic Vibes are nice enough to own, but they quickly qualify the admission with a list of their “real” Fenders, implying that Squiers can’t cut it for serious playing. Frankly, it all smacks of pretension and refusal to confront current-day reality.”