Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
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Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s

Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s, TLC-Shaped Guitar from Squier in the Telecaster series.

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 31 reviews )
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  • 12/06/08Squier Classic Vibe Series: The Test

    Squier Classic Vibe Series: The Test - Do you feel the vibe?

    Squier has been making low-cost guitars based on Fender designs since 1982. Because their early guitars have now become collector items for some, Squier is seeking to regain some of that magic with their Classic Vibe Series. This latest series was launched to capture the "vibe" of classic Fender designs as opposed to trying to be exact reproductions of vintage models.

Users reviews
difer10/09/2017

difer's review"Best Punk Rock Guitar for good price!"

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
Which amplifier?
i'play on vox ac30 with my band:
https://zoneinfinie.bandcamp.com/album/rester-et-fuir

effect(s) do you use with this guitar?
nothing only my amplifier overdrive

What playing and musical style(s) do you play with this guitar?
i play Punk rock: https://zoneinfinie.bandcamp.com/album/rester-et-fuir
i play metal in my room

What are your thoughts on the workmanship, electronics, and finish of this instrument? How is its intonation? Does its neck, touch, feel, shape, etc complement your playing style?
i think evererything is correct for the price maybe need an unpgrade for the microphones.

Do clean, crunchy and distorted sounds adapt well to different microphone positions? Are the guitar's different frequencies and sounds well-balanced?
i play more on distortion but clean is good:
https://zoneinfinie.bandcamp.com/album/rester-et-fuir
King Loudness08/10/2011

King Loudness's review"Yet another winner"

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
The Squier Classic Vibe 50s Tele is made in China as an affordable version of the much coveted 1950s blackguard model Fenders. It is an extremely good value for money, and is highly impressive overall. It features a pine body (noteworthy because that was actually the body wood used on some of the earliest Fender Teles), a maple neck with 21 frets, vintage style tuners and bridge and a standard Telecaster electronics setup with two single coils and a control layout comprising a volume control, a tone control and a 3 way selector switch. It all adds up to being a great instrument for sure. It's available in a white blonde finish and a butterscotch blonde as well, both of which are very 50s.

UTILIZATION

The design of this particular Tele is really stunning considering the price point that they build it to. It's not the lightest guitar in the world, but the body feels SOLID and well constructed. The neck has a thick gloss finish that is well applied. Some (including me) think that it's a bit too thick a finish that inhibits hand movement, but that's a minor issue as the neck is very playable as is. The out of the box setup is great and it's really a dream to play.

Getting a good tone out of this guitar is dead simple. Teles are some of my favourite guitars to play because of the variety of tones you get from not many options. The neck pickup offers some stellar jazz tones, the middle pickup gets fairly funky when you want it, and the bridge pickup is just what the doctor ordered for your country and rock prescriptions.

SOUNDS

I've tried this guiitar with various Fender, Marshall and Mesa Boogie amplifiers. I'd say the Tele excels at clean and lower gain tones. The pickups (disputed to be made by Tonerider Pickups) are EXCELLENT. They're very dynamic and response to pick attack and use of the volume and tone controls. You can really approach it with a light touch or you can dig in hard and it will respond very well. To me that's a mark of a great instrument. It does everything from jazz to country well on clean sounds, and to me it parallels the sound of the $1,000 American Teles with ease. As you add gain the guitar still sounds great too. Dialing in a great hot rod British rock tone gives room for some blues, some classic and hard rock as well as some scorching, paint peeling country/shred hybrid licks from beyond... so much fun!

This guitar is definitely a killer sounding Tele. Tele's are great and this one lives up to what a good one should be tone wise.

OVERALL OPINION

All in all I'm very impressed with these guitars overall. Every Classic Vibe I've tried has been top notch as far as the quality goes, and it's shocking that they can build them to feel and sound as good as they do for the $350 they sell for new. They're definitely worth checking out by all means. If you prefer the sound of a rosewood fretboard they also offer it in a 60s Tele Custom model, which is great as well. You can't go wrong with a guitar with such an awesome Classic Vibe to it!
elgringos09/11/2014

elgringos's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" sqiuer?"

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
It is a Chinese, my lord!
Maple neck is pretty!
21 frets.
volume tone
2 single coil pickups Squier Vintage Style Custom Alnico III

UTILIZATION

The handle is very nice, c-section.
a heavy can.
but overall it's really a pleasure

SOUNDS

Crystal clear sound overall, but for me to make minimalist riffs with dégeu saturation.
I play with my bass amp so I was too little not help that levels: s

OVERALL OPINION

most: production, sound, the price is nice (even without the pick guard)
Cons: avoid thick ropes and weight
salinas5504/27/2014

salinas55's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" it! is "A 50S TELECASTER '!""

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
Everything has already been said here and on "Audiofanzine" there is the Fender Squier website / worn to click 'on "www"
If not "Med in China" with a finish of small Asian hands worthy of "the middle kingdom!" and care with serious warnings "Gibson". She makes her weight around 4 Kg

UTILIZATION

-A remarkable handle on 9.5 radius and excellent frets. If in 10 years, he twisted I will change even if costing 200 E. This will tell you if I love this guitar.
Ergonomics, access to acute, shape and weight of a telecast. Though set of all 'so it's super simple. A little "cheap" equipment? R / E / S. tighten a little jack with a small 'taste' of "Loctite and inter washer." Mechanical hold well play an evening, although somewhat sensitive to humidity. At rest, storing vertical.
-Because of their low prices, not to say ridiculous, as often in the mag there was a whole "slew" of "and EPIPHONE FENDER". In the wholesale cost could afford (it sure it was not Gibson 70 'or 90 Fender'). So I have to try several combo with "Fender buttocks" and "Marshall" when my choice is tightening around this "BUTTERSCOTCH / blonde." The pickups were a "bold" little more than the other vibe. The knobs?? noticed nothing, insignificant buzz and a small "sustain" not "degu" to handle 4 screws ... I was really impressed!. Compared with my other 2 FENDER Telecaster I prefer the VIBE. Suddenly a few months later I could not resist I "made" the "VIBE STRATOCASTER 50s" terrible!

SOUNDS

Yes, it matches my style and a style "well Telecaster twang, slamming statement." "And no offense to" charlots ", do not forget, it was!, And it must remain" the Guitar poor "!.
Ho!! Lack potato ... Ho! Microphones microphones that this ... HO! That is not ash ...
-The Tone? microphones? What is this?? you know what it's Vintage?? and its "single pass" 50s??. "A" solidbody "is a board, a round covered and microphones" dixit ... Leo!
It is incisive, this is cutting edge is so rustic .... "ROOTS" Blues and rock ... hell!
Now in use, I often sticks to one of my combo's or VOX amps, Fender, The valve, Soldano or Mesa and peti Marshall, sure they were in the "safe" but simplified adjustment without forgetting the unique TS / 9. At low volume it s'pass' on a small combo transistor modeling and there is something fun ...

OVERALL OPINION

-Used often for almost their outputs in 2008 / / 2009 this time she did not suffer. And .... with respect to retissants and to not dwell, I apologize for SQUIER, you simply keep "FENDER" on the butt and we'll talk ....
He may be is a small joke but this "TELECASTER" is in terms of equal quality to Fender's '60s and early 70.Pas only province ... but in the 60s ... my Happy 15 years ... I have not forgotten that finding an amp and an electric often "Med in U.S.", reported to the obstacle course, not many European few Jap's is all ... very expensive .. . often we manufactured ourselves and the issue amp an old radio "nasal postwar" repaired "this is ... this is ... this is ALL!".
Let me tell you, when we crossed a one did the "choosy" ..... So the handle .... The body ... all the pickups wound by hand some real horror which exported to Europe. celons ... tell them of the time ...
THEN ... you know with this VIBE would have been the FEET! And "m *** e! It is EXCELLENT!!.
jeangusyoung03/01/2014

jeangusyoung's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Let time tell us more"

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
Made in China
The rest of the features is known (bridge with string through, neck maple modern C, 21 frets, 1 volume 1 tone 3-position switch 1 ....)

I had a big "a priori" the pin on a TELECASTER, but it takes a little review its judgment. Why this wood would it not good for for that? Why Squier would use the wrong bread stabilized risk to deform? which would ruin the image of the Fender brand as their own.

9/10 because of the ash still ... eh ;-) .... it would not cost them an arm either.

UTILIZATION

Nice handle with well finished on the side that does not pick half of the hand when one slides several boxes frets.

3.8 Kgs compared to my back musclor okay, or stomach or chamfer cutting for the elbow but it is not for nothing TELE. and then nothing really rude either

Access to the upper frets not complain, I have big hands and am not a virtuoso solo in small boxes so everything is fine

The selector is doing its job for the selection of microphones and knobs are solid. By against the log is not my thing. I think from 4 or 5 out of 10 means little or nothing more.

SOUNDS

I who love Sheryl Crow and Rolling Stones (among others) I sound I wanted for that.

It can be slightly fat, twangy and punchy and also crystalline.

For the moment I plugged directly into my marshall 5275 reverb. It gives me a guitar that roots do not really demand a myriad of effects. Maybe a chorus or vibrato on and on ....

I love all the sounds, but if the neck pickup deserves to be reassembled 2 mm

9/10 for the neck pickup micro 2mm too low, and wiring that could have been a little better even for a guitar of this range.

OVERALL OPINION

Purchased 27 February 2014 its use is recent

Compared few sisters

Repeat this choice, for here we must first allow time to tell us how it ages. then we'll see.

I love everything in it. to really quibble I blame these knobs without graduation to know where we are, but really to quibble, because it may improve for a small hack.
guillaume.milochau01/18/2014

guillaume.milochau's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Superb"

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
Chinese shapely, simplicity itself. Standard.

UTILIZATION

The handle is great, I tried the Fender Telecaster standard that was worth more than double and frankly the handle of the Squier was largely above.

SOUNDS

On a small tube amp Laney LC15 is fine. This is not a Swiss Army knife but I prefer to have with his character (especially the bridge pickup) a guitar that can supposedly do everything ... With Nocaster wiring is perfect.

OVERALL OPINION

I was there 20 years a Les Paul Epiphone custom home then a Lag Roxanne, ultimately it is the simplicity of the telecaster I needed! A very good handle and a pair of microphones which capture.

Give yourself the trouble of making the wiring Nocaster advised in the tip section it is really worth it!
CT-6414012/20/2013

CT-64140's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Essential!"

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
The Classic Vibe is obviously Chinese.

And it's a Tele. So something a little Neanderthal!

See the manufacturer's website for specifications:

UTILIZATION

For me rather accustomed to Gibson sleeves and have never been thrilled with the sleeves of all Strat 'I could have on hand, I was very pleasantly surprised by the comfort of feeling game. The handle looks perfect to me!

The shape makes it very comfortable to wear, although it weighs its weight (body solid pine)

Access to acute is that of a Telecaster!

We easily get good sounds. This little Chinese already has the strong character of his great American sisters. The knobs have a good progression.

SOUNDS

With a Telecaster, you can play (almost) everything. This Squier is no exception to the rule. So it suits my style of music.

The neck pickup is fat, typical Tele. The micro chevaleta a strong tendency to be very aggressive and scrap. On this microphone, guitar, however in the spirit Tele, even if it has a bit of a caricature of her big sisters. This disadvantage can be mitigated by judicious choice of ropes high percentage of nickel, which adds a bit of heat and reduces the side scrapping of pickup. For example, I equip this guitar with Thomastick Sliders that soothe her a bit outrageous aggression (bridge) and warm micro-neck position ...

OVERALL OPINION

I have not tried other models and have relied on the opinions found on the net. I wanted a Tele without a high budget.

What I like least: the varnish sleeve which has a small tendency to nab. But regular wiping with a damp micro-fiber lint solve the problem! Another small problem: the nut of the female jack unscrews permanently (read also also, I'm not the only one concerned!). No problem, there is a solution: tighten all well and apply a small brush stroke of nail polish on the junction thread / nut - it is sufficient to block the crew and does not preclude a subsequent voluntary unscrewing.

Construction, for the price paid is really good: the handle slides alone, frets do not grate ... This Tele holds good agreement (although do not seem mechanical upscale!). The varnish is very well done. Those accustomed to sophisticated and easels ropers do not worry about the "prehistoric" impression left by this equipment on the Vibe! it works very well and helps (maybe?) to its vintage of this beautiful caves.

The somewhat weak point of this guitar is the pickups. They lack a bit of signal strength (especially the handle which reflects an imbalance with that of the bridge), the single-coil are a bit noisy and pickup scrap too. But it will fit much so! For my part, I equipped Fender Texas Special. Great result! As for the mechanical, they seem a bit cheap, but the agreement is made, so they may agree.

In conclusion, this Classic Vibe is not a marvel in absolute as it can get much more expensive Fender U.S. factories. But relativity with respect to price, the Squier is a marvel.

If you do not want to spend a large sum but want a Tele that sounds like a Tele, go ahead without fear, you will not be disappointed. The price / quality ratio is excellent! The only point to check: the sustainability of its qualities after a few years. But less than 400 €, you can change his guitar every 20 years, right?
benjamin.lebras10/22/2013

benjamin.lebras's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A very good guitar and a real telecaster"

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
I will not go into the features, it is a Telecaster everything there was more conventional as it is meant to be a copy of Fender Model 50s.
Made in China.

UTILIZATION

Handle with key very nice maple.
For sounds, you can easily get to find the characteristics of a Telecaster sound.
Easy access to acute until the 17th case for me after I think it's up to me to keep working to be at home in the bottom of the handle ...
The guitar is quite heavy, which is a bit annoying after several hours in rehearsal.

SOUNDS

I play funk and blues and I'm starting to integrate some plans country my game so this guitar is perfect because we find the famous Telecaster without its difficulties.
I never play with distortion but only crunch for fat sounds so I can not say.
I play on a Roland Cube 80w and clean sounds is perfect.
There is nothing I hate about this guitar sounds offered because I bought it to have a Telecaster so from that point of view I have used!

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a month and so far I am very happy because for the price it's a great guitar.
I have a friend who has a Fender American Deluxe and if we except the level of finish that is far superior to the Fender, I have not found it had an objective justification to over 1000 € difference between the two guitars.
The value for money is excellent and it is gratifying that for this price you can have a guitar of this quality.
I definitely do it again this choice because I'm not at all convinced that it is necessary to pay the equivalent of one month's average salary for a good guitar. I believe that nothing can replace the work on the instrument and when it is reliable as is the case with this Squier guitar is really not an obstacle to the expression of the musician.
horsforfait09/28/2013

horsforfait's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Excellent quality / price ratio"

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
Manufacturing in China (sniff!) Maple neck, 21 frets, profile C, it is perfect.
Vintage bridge type anything to say.
Microphones excellent original invoice. The original sound of the Telecaster!
The yellowed white paint is really nice, with the grain of the wood visible in places. Another good point for the vintage look totally successful.

UTILIZATION

This is a great guitar with a very good grip, perfect!
What is surprising weight, about 4 KG. It takes a good many solid strap. She exudes this quality telecaster.
I play on a Marshall Class 5 head mounted on a Marshall 4X12.

SOUNDS

the original pickups are very good, they fully respect the original sound of the Telecaster 52, they are Tonerider.
But then, to go further in search of his home, I changed for Fender American Vintage. Are those of the 52 Reissue. Very well finished, they needed naturellemnt this classic vibe 50.
They are great, but I am disappointed, thinking really find a radical change. My mistake, the original pickups are really close to the fender american vintage. There certainly is a difference, but so little obvious. Nevertheless they are accurate, incisive, very typical vintage as I wanted. The Tonerider not be ashamed, maybe the neck pickup is a less potent hair with a little lack of roundness and warmth.
Conclusion: Keep your microphone!!

OVERALL OPINION

In conclusion, a great series. Moreover, for an amateur musician like me, it is all very well and with a great look and a very low budget.

Another Chinese manufacturing, but recognize in all honesty they damn progressed.

The classic vibe series is a must!
Route6609/14/2013

Route66's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" 50s you revoila yessssssssssssss."

Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster '50s
wood maple neck beautiful tree super playable, as a body pin the time of leo
I believe that the true character fender guitars dimension expensive Squier these last 3 years

UTILIZATION

all for rock, jazz, blues and more except for the people who make the noise inaudible (trash, metalausores,)
I am using with an amp vox vt 80 + who has married well with this.

SOUNDS

yes very sure that I, who am of the generation of 1976 it is great to see a play will satisfy the expectations of who will one day really is a certainty it any better than the standard Southwestern I would say there the Squier TV 50, the standard TV us in 2012, is the H range fender us. the rest .................!!!!!!!!

OVERALL OPINION

I think she sounds really great and I'm going to stop spend more to buy another like her I could make multiple pickup configuration. telecaster if you love is that you think there is that us that the rings you go even be surprised to darken only compare us ringing is the TV standard in 2012 usa bitch its circuit and the custom pickups specially designed for this series in 2012.