#1
I've been itching for a telecaster really badly but I can't find a good affordable one around my area, so I was considering buying a squire. Not the affinity because I hear those are , but a standard. I was just wondering how much of a difference it really makes.
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#2
I've only ever played 1 squire, it was a Strat and it sucked arse lol. And I've not heard much good word about them. I'd say just try them. And have you considered making a custom? You can get parts pretty cheap, then all you gotta do is chuck them together.
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#3
The Squier Classic Vibe 50's Tele is actually very, very good. Comfortable neck (after a bit of sanding to take off some of the sticky clear coat it would be a dream), good build quality, and it SOUNDS fantastic. Better (IMO) than a Fender MIM Standard.

Plus it has that sexy 50's blackguard vibe
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#4
In my opinion there isn't really too much of a difference between the main brand and the 'underbrand'. Yes, there will be a difference to either someone who is very seasoned in hearing tone, or in the fact that there is a certain quality threshold between the cheaper option and the real deal. If it's a first guitar or you just want to pick one up for the heck of it, the standard would be fine. I actually played one yesterday in the store and at had a great feel to it.
#5
I had a Squire Stagemaster strat once that I long to reclaim... The pickups were crap, but the body, neck and trem were quite formidable! The affinity versions of any squire are CRAP! But the standards are not bad. Good body, usable neck and hardware, but the necks are not great usually.
Honestly, use evilbay and find a used American or Mexican Tele. The American is better, but the mexican will be quite useful as well.

EDIT: If you wanna make a bad ass tele, get an ash body and a maple FENDER tele neck off Ebay, and some new FENDER pickups from Musiciansfriend.com, that'll be a bit of cost, but it'll give you that Telecaster tone!
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The Squier Classic Vibe 50's Tele is actually very, very good. Comfortable neck (after a bit of sanding to take off some of the sticky clear coat it would be a dream), good build quality, and it SOUNDS fantastic. Better (IMO) than a Fender MIM Standard.

Plus it has that sexy 50's blackguard vibe


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#7
Well what do you guys recommend, should I just get a MIM tele used for around 3 to 4 hundred or would the classic vibe be better? Is it a better guitar, where can I get one, and whats cheaper? Also about making my own tele, Is it dificult I have no experience in modding guitars or assembling them, is it expensive, wheres the best place to get parts?
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