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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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.

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 an 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

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

Finally!!!

I've been trying to buy one of these guitars for a while. Finally the time came for me to buy this Telecaster. Love the feel of this awsome guitar in my hands. Really amazing guitar for the price. Looking forward to some great blues tones. God bless
5/5

It's from China, yes....but they got it RIGHT!

I have always wanted a tele. I came across the reviews of the 50's Classic Vibe by accident. Couldn't believe what I was reading. Even watched some reviews on youtube, all very positive. I always thought Squier was junk, but maybe Fender is starting to figure out that it is important to offer a low cost quality instrument, because that is what this is. Finished very nicely, nothing flashy, but solid. Love the butterscotch color. Nice frets, had great intonation right out of the box. running through an 18w tube amp and has all the great tele twang.China got this one right. Get one before they change it. You will not be sorry, if you want a tele.Big thanks to Joel at Sweetwater. Joel always gives me great information, so I can make a good decision.Thanks Joel
Music background: Hobbyist
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
5/5

A Nice Tele, Regardless of the Name on the Headstock!

I'm an old guy who was doing the weekend gigging thing back in the late 60's & into the 70's. At different times during that period I used Fender, Gretsch, & Gibson. I currently own 2 PRS, a MIM Fender Strat and now this Squier CV Tele. It arrived well packaged and in good shape. I was surprised that it was in tune, except for the high E string when I pulled it out of the box. The tuners feel tight and the setup was on the money. The frets were finished nicely with no sharp ends, and the knobs, switch, and other hardware was snug & tight. When I finally plugged it in (Dr.Z Maz18) about 2 hours after it arrived, I was impressed with not only the pickups, but also the tone & volume controls. Very nice taper to both. I've had it for a few weeks now and I'm still amazed at how well it stacks up to my Custom 22 and McCarty in the fit & finish department! It is my heaviest guitar (8.6 LBS), but the pine body is very resonant. Don't be afraid of the name on the headstock! It's a really nice guitar, PERIOD!
Music background: Only play at home now.
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