Contrary to popular belief, electric guitars are an instrument that requires you to master two very different things. One is, of course, the playing technique, but the other is utilizing the hardware of that guitar and that of the amplifier in order to dial in a great tone.
This guitar has 21 medium size frets, polyurethane finish, Alder body wood, finish and colour looks absolutely brilliant with the White scratch plate that is fitted and everything, standard maple C shape neck and a maple fretboard. Traditional telecaster shaped body and a six saddle top-load bridge, Standard Telecaster which are easily adjustable for intonation and for action, The pickups on this guitar are 2 single coil passive pickups with a chrome "lipstick" pickup in the neck position and a "hotter single" pickup in the bridge position, chrome hardware and a 3-way pickup selector. 1 volume and 1 tone knob. The tuners on this guitar aren't locking but they still hold the guitar in tune very well, even when played hard
It is better with the high sounds and it has a good bright and rich sound. The Bridge is a bit twangy and sharp but the neck sounds incredibly warm the best clean sound comes from using both together; however, on the overdrive setting the neck pickup produces fairly thick tones, and the bridge makes nice sharp overdrive. The neck pickup is pretty quiet for a single coil, but the Bridge picks up the lively hum, although neither is noticeable whilst actually playing.
This guitar is perfect for country, blues, rock and all the styles where the guitar's sound is mainly clean or overdriven. The Telecaster has a special clear-ringing sound especially when it is played on neck position with the "lipstick" pickup and it's very original for a solo guitar. The bridge pickup without a doubt has the classic telecaster twang and sounds good with distortion.
It’s really a good guitar for beginners as well as more experienced players. It also looks as good as it plays; or simply for turning into a relic. A relic and if you don't have the cash, this is the thing to go for. It has a fast neck, smooth action, very stable tuning; and most importantly an excellent tone. It doesn't buzz when you play it while intonating.
The stock pickups on this can be easily adjusted with the tone knob, which does work really well. This guitar sounds absolutely awesome and definitely has that classic Telecaster twang to it. Putting the switch in the lead position gives this guitar some really biting tones.
Action, pickup heights and condition; everything is perfect right out of the box especially for a guitar at this price. The finish on this guitar is beautiful and really complements the lighter neck and scratch plate very well. The pickups are adjusted well, just like a real fender. For fast action, this has a neck that fits fast and slow actions. The tuning pegs are good and secure; frets are well positioned. The guitar plays really well. You can't find any flaws with it!
The hardware and strap buttons are pretty good, solid and are very hardwearing. This guitar is solid and is also light weight, so you can play for hours without feeling it the finish is very good for jumping around and being able to be knocked around for a bit. The thing's built like a tank. The Guitar will withstand live playing. It stays in tune even under the hardest strumming. The neck feels so good and smooth. The playability of Squier is fantastic!
The guitar is very good for beginners and also can be a main and constant guitar because it has a large variety of opportunities. It is a classic among the guitars. Although it isn't like some other guitars within the same price range, it is something special and it is for special musicians. It plays well, stays in tune, and once adjusted has been very stable. The neck is very comfortable and it holds tune well even under furious string bends. This would be a great beginner's guitar, as well as a good one if you want the Telecaster sound but don't want to spend a lot. The neck is straight and the finish is good, and the frets and bridge are properly placed for correct intonation.
If you are on a budget or a beginner, then this is quite the deal if you are in the market for a Vintage looking Telecaster which is actually made and backed by Fender.
Telecaster® Body Material Alder Body Finish PolyurethaneNeck Material Maple Neck Shape "C" Shape Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm) Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Medium Jumbo String Nut Synthetic Bone Nut Width 1.6” (40.6 mm) Neck Plate 4-Bolt Standard Neck Finish Polyurethane Fingerboard Maple Position Inlays Black DotBridge Pickup Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele Neck Pickup Vintage Style Single-Coil Tele Controls Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration SSBridge 6-Saddle Top-Load Tele Tuning Machines Standard Die-Cast Orientation Right-Hand Pickguard 1-Ply White Control Knobs Knurled Flat-TopStrings Fender® USA 250L, NPS (.009-.042 Gauges) Unique Features Black Plastic Parts, Top Hat Switch Tip, Black Silkscreen Logo, Dot Position Inlays