Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s - Butterscotch Blonde

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Pine Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Butterscotch Blonde
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Weight: 8lbs 13oz
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You're looking at Serial CGS1610518
Weight: 8lbs 13oz
Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster \'50s - Butterscotch Blonde image 1
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Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s - Butterscotch Blonde
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A Tele with a Vintage Vibe

The Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s celebrates one of the world's most instantly recognizable guitars, with added modern features. Boasting a pine body with the classic Vintage Blonde finish, the Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s harkens back to the original "black guard" Teles that started it all. And the two custom vintage-style single-coil Tele pickups with Alnico V magnets deliver distinctive Telecaster twang. Check out this Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s and tap into iconic "Black Guard" Tele sound at an affordable price.

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Original "black guard" experience
  • Custom set of Alnico V single-coil pickups
  • Vintage appointments with modern playability
Original "black guard" experience

Certain electric guitars are credited with shaping modern music, and the 1950s Fender "black guard" Telecaster is absolutely one. With this Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s, you can have a similar vintage tone and look at a price that any guitarist can afford. From the brass string saddles and vintage-style tuners to the black pickguard, this guitar is a great Telecaster with unmistakable '50s vibe.

Custom set of Alnico V single-coil pickups

The discerning guitarists at Sweetwater know that to get a real vintage sound from a guitar, you need to start with great pickups. The custom set of Alnico V single-coil Tele pickups in this Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s nail those classic tones. You'll love the clear, punchy sounds, which make them at home playing country, blues, jazz, rock, or pop. Thanks to these Alnico V pickups, the vintage appeal of this guitar extends far past the black pickguard.

Vintage appointments with modern playability

The black pickguard, Alnico V pickups, brass string saddles, and vintage tuning keys cover the vintage side of things. But the 9.5" fretboard radius gives you a comfortable playing surface that allows for wider string bends than the 7.25" radius of vintage guitars. This radius is perfect for double-stop bends, wide vibrato, and even bends over a whole step. And the modern C-shape neck stays out of your way for plenty of fleet-fingered playing.

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Affordable electric guitar with '50s Tele appointments
  • Pine body, 1-piece maple neck, and maple fingerboard
  • Vintage-style string-through-body Tele bridge with 3 brass barrel saddles
  • 1-ply black pickguard
  • 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • 2 custom vintage-style pickups with Alnico V magnets

Squier's Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s offers the best of yesterday and today!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Pine
Body Finish Gloss Polyester
Color Butterscotch Blonde
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape C
Radius 9.5"
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Black Dots
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece 3-barrel Bridge
Tuners Vintage-style Tuning Machines
Neck Pickup Custom Alnico V Single-coil Tele
Bridge Pickup Custom Alnico V Single-coil Tele
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
Strings Fender Super 250L (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 0303027550

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Classic Vibe Telecaster

This is a very good Tele. I've played mine every day for the couple of weeks I've owned it. I always take two electric guitars to every gig and usually switch half way through the night. The funny thing is my Stratocaster hasn't seen any action lately. I just go straight for the CV Tele and stay there. I'm not saying this the best guitar I've ever played but I do believe this guitar easily beats any other solid body single coil electric guitar. You can spend more but what's the point. Just go ahead and buy this guitar a 65 Princeton Reverb RI from Sweetwater and you will be in Tone Heaven. Shout out to Jason Kovack for helping with ALL my Sweetwater purchases. This one is a winner. Thanks Jason.
5/5

By FAR the BEST BANG for the Buck!! (in Butterscotch)

I had trouble believing that a Squire guitar could be a well made great sounding instrument. I'd go so far as to say it wasn't possible. But after owning at one time or another about everything made I am speechless. This guitar is twice what a Mexican Telecaster wishes it could be. The build is flawless, the set up including intonation is spot on. The neck is one of the nicest I own and I have some $1,00 plus guitars and I'd rank it right with them. The sound is AMAZING.A Huge thanks to Luke and Morgan who are really excellent at helping you get not just what your looking for but the BEST of what your looking for. Luke and Morgan's help is priceless. They are more interested in your satisfaction then the sale. They are be far the TOP team at Sweetwater's and if you EVER need help from strings to instruments you'll never find a better team at Sweetwater's (in my opinion). If not for Luke and Morgan I would never have the fantastic array of guitars I have today and I can't thank them enough for their help and patience. The Classic Vibe in Butterscotch (because only Butterscotch has Alnico V pickups) is the best sounding, best looking and best sounding Guitar you could ever ask for. I am thoroughly delighted and Surprised at it's amazing sound and fantastic build Quality. It's a guitar that you can't believe has "Squire" and not "Fender" on the headstock. If your on the fence, get off and buy it! It'll soon become your go to guitar.It is nothing short of Amazing. I ansolutely Love mine!! Steve
Music background: Been playing over 20 years, played with bands for years now I just get together with friends for fun.
5/5

No need to spend $1000

I was skeptical about a Squier, but my fears were put to rest upon arrival. Almost perfectly tuned out of the box, action needed no adjustment. This guitar sounds just awesome, and looks terrific.
Music background: Blues student
5/5

Fender Squire classic vibe Tele

I also recently bought a Fender Squire classic vibe tele. I am not a huge electric guy but I do play them on occasion. I had to do some neck and bridge adjustments to tweek it in, which I would expect. I have been playing it through a Fender blues deville and my Devilcat "Mean Jean" That guitar is awesome, I cant put it down! For the price you cant beat it! I have played a 52 American reissue tele and I think this sounds and plays comperable. (of course I am not playing side by side I am going off memory) Overall real happy with the guitar and your service!
Music background: Pro musician/ hobbyist amatuer recording
5/5

HIGHER END TELECASTER= BARGAIN PRICE.

A GREAT TELECASTER FOR THE PRICE. BELIEVE THESE REVIEWS AND BUY ONE & I THINK YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID. GREAT FIT AND FINISH ON THE BODY AND NECK AND EASY TO PLAY. GREAT SOUNDING PICK UPS. I REALLY THINK I COULD HAVE SPENT MORE MONEY AND NOT GOT ONE THE SOUNDED THIS GOOD. I PLAY ONLY AS A HOBBY BUT I THINK ANYONE IN A BAND COULD USE THIS TELECASTER & GET THE SAME GREAT SOUND AS SOME OF THE HIGHER END GUITARS. GREAT FOLLOW UP BY THE PEOPLE AT SWEETWATER WITH E-MAILED PICS OF MY GUITAR. & A PHONE CALL ON PURCHASE AND SHIPMENT INFO. GREAT PEOPLE TO DEAL WITH.
Music background: HOBBYIST
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Squier, Squier Solidbody Guitars