Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s ('50s Vintage Blonde)Item ID: TeleCV50VB
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Pine Body, Maple Neck and Fingerboard, and Two Single-coil Pickups - Vintage Blonde
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An affordable Tele dripping with vintage vibe!The Squier® Classic Vibe Telecaster® '50s celebrates one of the world's most instantly recognizable guitars, with some modern features thrown in for good measure! Boasting a pine body with a Vintage Blonde finish, the Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s is built for vintage tone. The two custom vintage-style single-coil Tele® pickups boast distinctive Telecaster tone thanks to the alnico III magnets. For classic Tele feel with enough touches to feel truly modern, look to the Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s.
Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s at a Glance:
Everything that makes a Tele a Tele
The Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s sports a pine body with a Vintage Blonde finish. The traditional maple neck is tinted to resemble a vintage Tele neck with a matching maple fingerboard. The long-familiar Tele tone is managed with a duo of single-coil pickups powered by alnico III magnets for biting, aggressive tones with a strong midrange presence.
Squier's Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s is also equipped with the features modern players demand. The maple neck is loaded with player-favorite medium-jumbo frets on a modern 9.5" radius neck with a maple fingerboard. Black dot position markers run the length of the neck.
Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Features:
Squier's Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s offers the best of yesterday and today!
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David, Renton, WA
Reviewsbased on 13 reviews
by Michael from Chicago, ILI bought this Tele in October and haven't put it down since! The neck plays fantastic, the pickups sound awesome, and it just looks nice. I had my doubts that this Squire was as good as everyone was h... read more [+]yping it up to be, but it definitely lives up to it's reputation. Great, usable tones from all 3 positions. I did replace the input jack and cup with a Switchcraft jack and electrosocket. I also replaced the flimsy switch with a CRL 3-way. The pots are full sized Alphas and work just fine. All in all, this is great playing, great looking Telecaster and for it's price, it cannot be beat! close [-]
December 18, 2012
Music Background: Student, Hobbyist
Smooth As They Come
by Tyler Pierce from Shelbyville, IL USAI buy and sell guitars all the time mostly because playing a new instrument seems to inspire me, and like many guitarists, it's an addiction. I used to have many Squier guitars and sold most of them ... read more [+]last year to buy a few Ovation Vipers and a couple Epiphone 339 Pros, which are all excellent guitars. At the time, I thought it was embarrassing to own Squires when I love playing so much, even though they have always been good to me. I own a Mexican Tele that is a really nice guitar, and I owned a pretty high-dollar American Tele last year that I sold because I thought it was a little heavy and I couldn't get the bends out of the neck that I wanted. After reading the reviews on this Classic Vibe (I previously owned a Classic Vibe 50's Strat), I thought I would give it a try. Not only is it the prettiest tele I've ever owned, but it's also the best sounding, easiest to play tele I've ever tried. I have small hands, and the neck on this baby is smooth as butter. I also get those great bends I was looking for and great action. As always, the customer service from Sweetwater is unequalled, so this is the place to buy it. If someone tells you that you're not a serious guitarist because you play a Squire, tell them to play it and I guarantee you they'll be sold. You can't go wrong with this guitar. close [-]
December 13, 2012
Music Background: Amateur/gigging musician for twenty-five years
Do not let this one pass you by!
by Rick Wagner from Poland, OhioAfter selling my 1966 Telecaster (well, neck stamp Jan 67) for $275 in 1983 (only paid $300 for it in a music store in OKC) to make sure I had enough money for my upcoming wedding, I kick myself about... read more [+] every other day for what I did. Now, the guitar was an old country player's guitar I always assumed based on the ungodly belt buckle wear and no finish on the upper bout of the body, dings, chips, chunks and a completely worn out and spotted fretboard from the 3rd to 5th fret. Basically no finish left on the back of the neck or the maple fretboard. The screws on the barrels of the 3 piece bridge were mostly broken and impossible to adjust the action. Intonation? Did not know what that was at the time. Everything was rusted tight and I put strings on it and played. And it played very, very well. At that time I had my 1st AC30, probably a late 70's. Bad amplifier. After both were sold, I moved on to married life, etc.... Had a few more electric guitars and AC30's in the 90's, but always regretted the lost Telecaster.
October 9, 2012
Music Background: 45 years playing and still suck
After reading so many shining reviews of the Squire Classic Vibe Vintage blonde 50's Telecaster, I pulled the trigger and bought one from Sweetwater. Now, 30 years later, I can tell you this guitar plays better, stays in tune, has a better neck, (9.5 vs 7.25 radius ) than my old one. I have old, weak fingers and the neck on the CV is wonderful. Mine had about .015 relief in the neck from Sweetwater , I took that out to a basically perfectly flat neck, no relief, dropped the action to 3/64's across the neck at the 17th fret, the intonation was almost perfect from Sweetwater, never will be perfect, based on the 3-barrel system, but good enough for me! The frets on the guitar are flawless. No high frets have I found!! Did they do a crown job at the factory?? The quality of these Chinese made guitars is impeccable. Yes, they vary in weight: mine is 9 lb 10 oz. Pine is heavy and the polyester finish is rather thick, tho allowing the wood grain to show through.
The neck pickup has foam underneath it to facilitate height adjustment. Huh? Pull the pickup out and place 2 old ballpoint pen springs underneath the pickup ears and around the adjustment screws and now you have the Fender adjustment system. I did. Works like a charm.
The high gloss neck finish and fretboard is impeccable. I did sand down the BACK of my neck with 0000 steel wool. I did it to replicate the feeling I had with my old Telecaster's worn neck. But there is nothing wrong with the neck as supplied. It just felt sticky to me.
Bottom line, this imported Telecaster, at it's price, is an amazing quality guitar worth a lot more than the price I paid. And the sound quality with the Alnico 3's and playability is everything plus more than what I had 30 years ago. Don't be a headstock snob and scoff at the name there. An outstanding guitar worthy of any stage!! Dave Cochran was my sales engineer and trust me, this guy knows the business. Had a follow -up call from him 2 days after I received my shipment. I cannot say enough about Sweetwater as they made my buying experience easy and a pleasure. Plus the pick, string lube and candy did not hurt.!!! Rick Wagner close [-]
by LARRY RIEDELL from grafton, wisconsinhere's the story, im a guitar builder by profession. i needed a guitar for playing the gigs. everytime i took one of my good pieces out , something would always happen to it, so i decided to look for... read more [+] a inexpensive tele .& lo & behold, i came accross this tele at sweetwater. i thought for the price , i'd try it . UNREAL!! a good fret job would cost as much or more than i paid for this guitar& it's killer. didn't have to do a thing with it , sweetwater set it up , new strings, & shipped it. had it in 2 days . great place to deal with . great price, nice people, & ultra quick shipping. i highly recommend this squire, & sweetwater. i use a two- rock amp, & a ton of pedals, it sounds great. thanks sweetwater for the great service, you'll be first on my list for the next purchase. really, contact these people they are GREAT! another word of advise, greg koch loves this store. thats where i got the heads up on where to go . close [-]
July 18, 2012
Music Background: pro musician, custom guitar builder, ( luthier)
by Robert Miles from United StatesI don't mind if a guitar is expensive but I'm not going to bother shelling out cash if there's no point. The tone of this guitar is really enjoyable, the playability is great and I love the quality o... read more [+]f the finish.
June 13, 2012
Music Background: Hobbyist
Right now this is my favorite electric, (I play a mid range taylor acoustic so that gives you some reference) close [-]
Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s ('50s Vintage Blonde)
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