#1
Hi
Which one of these two telecasters would you choose?
Top of the line Squier Telecaster $299
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-Telecaster-SSH-Electric-Guitar?sku=512574

Bottom of the line Fender Telecaster $399
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Standard-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=516035

The Squier's info says it has Duncan designed pick ups
The Fender's info doesn't say anything about the pick ups brand

Could the Squier be better than a $100 expensive Fender?
#3
the tuners on the squier are garbage... so for the money you would spend on them, get the fender...
#4
If you're willing to do a little adjusting then go with the squire. It has an entirely different pick up configuration. Just what i would do in the situation.

You can easily find the pickups for the Fender one on their website i would think.

Edit: You can easily replace the tuners for much less than $100. Like i said, with a little adjusting the squire could be good.
Last edited by coolestloser at Nov 8, 2007,
#6
Trust UG, get the Fender.
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#7
Fender! It's better wood. And pups. And tuners.
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#8
Get the Fender.... unless of course you plan on smashing this guitar at your next gig... then get the squire!
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#9
Fender! I have one! It's Great! Fender!
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#10
Any MIM Fender is worth the money. The Squier on the other hand is not.
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#12
A "Top of the Line" Squier is no different than the low end Squiers [except maybe like the Target editions], the difference is that the more expensive ones have a "unique" pickup setup or something "special," but the build and hardware quality is probably going to be about the same.
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#13
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Any MIM Fender is worth the money. The Squier on the other hand is not.

I disagree a little.

This would be my fixed version.
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Most MIM Fenders that you tried to make sure it was okay first, is worth the money. The Squier on the other hand is probably not based upon the materials used.

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#16
The MIM Fender is made of Alder with a 1 Piece maple neck.

I love my MIM Tele.

Definately go for the Fender.
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#17
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#18
actually it depends on what pickup config you want, they are very different. if you want the traditional tele pickup config go for the fender, if you want 3 pickups get the squier.

also in response to the minor brand-snobbery i've seen in this thread: the squier he posted is to a higher end model. the rule that could apply here would be the same as the gibson/epiphone rule, although it really depends on the quality control which squier are completely lacking in. the tuners are fine on the lower end squiers - just badly adjusted. the electronics/pickups could do with being replaced, although i'd imagine they are a lot better on the more expensive squiers, but honestly, most of the time, its just a poor setup which can be easily sorted for next to nothing. i will say though, that the same can apply to the cheaper fenders.

in conclusion: avoid both unless you can try a few before you buy them, but if you have no other option than to order them off the internet it'd be a safer bet to get the fender. imo 3 pickups won't make a lot of difference to the versatility - a telecaster is immensely versatile as it is.
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#19
Get the Fender. Its an all round better guitar.

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#20
I would always choose a low end Fender over a 'high-end' Squire...always...
#21
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Seriously get the Fender, you'll feel so much better about it down the road. The Squier isn't worth it in the long run.
#22
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I would always choose a low end Fender over a 'high-end' Squire...always...

any reason, or are you just a brand snob? theres every chance that the vintage modified squier could be better than the standard fender. they are equal, quality wise, if you get a good one of both. but the squier has less strict quality control so there's more chance of getting a shoddy guitar.

also TS, forgot to mention: Duncan designed pickups are not seymour duncans. they are replicas.
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