Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s - Vintage Blonde

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Pine Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Vintage Blonde
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Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster \'50s - Vintage Blonde image 1
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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 III 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 III 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 III 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 III 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 III pickups, the vintage appeal of this guitar extends far past the black pickguard.

Vintage appointments with modern playability

The black pickguard, Alnico III 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 III 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 Vintage Blond
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
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Custom Vintage-Style Alnico III Single-coil Tele
Bridge Pickup Custom Vintage-Style Alnico III Single-coil Tele
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
Strings Fender Super 250L (.009-.042)
Manufacturer Part Number 0303025507

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Follow Up Review

Well, it's been 2 1/2 years since I wrote the review of my new vintage blonde CV 50's Telecaster. In the time since, it has become my most played guitar. This blows me away since all my other guitars over the decades have cost me a lot more money. I gig with it regularly and have come to absolutely love it. I have fitted it with a Gotoh Modern six saddle bridge, Area Hot T bridge pickup and Area T neck pickup (they are noiseless and some of the clubs I play have very "dirty" power), and I've wired a treble bleed circuit into the volume pot to retain the high end when turning down the guitar volume. Having said that, the guitar was absolutely great bone stock, I've just tweaked it to suit my needs like I do all my guitars. I love the way this classic vibe plays and I love the way it sounds. Without a doubt it has to be the best buy in all of guitardom, and a great instrument at any price! Next on my list is the CVC custom... and it will come from Sweetwater.
Music background: Professional - 50 years
5/5

Can Run With The Expensive Big Dogs

This guitar is sweeeet! I have owned several different Tele's in my time - a 62 Reissue Japan model, a Tele Standard, a 1994 MIM Tele Special ( that I kick myself in the butt for getting rid of ) , a Classic Vibe Thinline Clear on Mahogany, and this one. I love the Vintage Blonde finish. I'm a sucker for that white washed look that you can still see the wood grain through. This thing plays like a dream, stays in tune well and the PINE BODY and pickups are well matched to each other. I was looking for a Tele that played well and was resonably priced that I could modify if I chose to. After playing it for a while at a music store, I came to realize that this thing didn't need any mods done to it at all. All in all, it sounds good stock. If I changed anything, it might be installing an electrosocket with jack, in place of the original jack with chrome cup style output jack that tends to get loose over time. I am very impressed with the quality and sound of this guitar for the price. The fit and finish is flawless. The one I have is fairly heavy even though it is a pine body. Feels more like a Les Paul with a mahogany body. Maybe that is why it sounds so good. I would put it up against an American Standard Tele - any day, any time. Give one a test drive and you will become a believer like me. Way To Go Squier!!!
Music background: Experienced
5/5

Unbelievable quality!

This is a great guitar for the price. I got mine at Christmas time and immediately bought the CV 50's strat a couple weeks later. These guitars are awesome. No need to change the pickups. They nail the classic sound of a 50's tele. Plenty of twang when clean and snarl when you drive 'em. I personally think these are nicer than the MIM standards, but that's just my opinion.
Music background: Playing guitar for a long time.
5/5

Good Guitar from Great Seller!

First off, this guitar is just superb for the money. I surfed the internet and read over 200 reviews on this Chinese made Telecaster and could only find 2 bad reviews and the two bad ones where very unfair. Second, I played a few of these Classic Vibe 50's Tele's in NYC and found that the shops selling them did not look after them, i.e. they where not set-up correctly and/or the sellers cared not, because they gave more attention to their high end axes. I heard from a few Muso friends of mine that Sweetwater was a great place to buy via the Internet. I called and asked if they could make sure the darlin' they send me would be properly set up, etc. etc... When my Tele arrived, via free shipping, I thought they packed it for the Queen of England. When I got it out of its nest I was blown away by the PERFECT intonation throughout the fret board. Sweetwater looked after me like I purchased a $10,000 gem. There is a saying in the Restaurant business, "Today's coffee customer can be tomorrow's Champagne customer." I look forward to purchasing my next "Champagne" Guitar in the future from Sweetwater.com!
Music background: Over 30 years playing various fretted instruments
5/5

Simply awesome

So i ordered my cv tele 4 months ago and today it arrived to ccs venezuela where i live.. This guitar is amazing, the feel, the quality construction the sound and all the details make this guitar awesome... i have played american and mexican strats and teles i have tried in some shops and this guitar easily stands equal to american quality. in my case i got a flame maple neck with is awesme this neck looks like it belongs to a 1000+ guitar. the body has a super bright finish as the neck. And the sound, is the sound you get when you imagine a tele in your mind, super twangy and bright.. im amazed with this guitar and also super satisfied with sweetwaters quality, guitar galllery, customer support, etc. I would definetely get this guitar again, i think i wont even upgrade it or nothing as it is is simply perfect. I am a super happy customer.
Music background: Drummer, bassist and guitarrist 12 years of experience. Bar gigs to 5000 person crowds...
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