Tele Custom review by Squier

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  • Sound: 6
  • Overall Impression: 7
  • Reliability & Durability: 5
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 6
  • Features: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 6.2 Neat
  • Users' score: 7.9 (114 votes)
Squier: Tele Custom

Purchased from: Rimmers

Sound — 6
The guitar picks up most electronic devices an especially computer, the guitar is supposed to be a rock and roll guitar but I'm not sure. It is noisy on most setting and this can be especially annoying if you have a descent amp, the guitar is capable of good distortion.

Overall Impression — 7
The thing I really love about this guitar is the body shape and the fact it's not a Strat. I would not recommend this guitar really, unless you had a descent pair of hum buckers installed. If this guitar were stolen, I would probably save up for a Gibson.

Reliability & Durability — 5
The guitar seems solid to an extent but the guitar could not gig it is just not up to it. I don't think this guitar will last for more than 2 or 3 years before it falls apart.

Action, Fit & Finish — 6
The guitar is set up poorly in the factory with poor strings the wiring can be off. The tension should be immediately lowered for easier playing. There are no obvious flaws except for the wiring, which can mean it can be poorly earthed.

Features — 7
This guitar is built in Indonesia. It has 22 frets, 21 of them accessible for comfortable playing. With a solid top, I think. Chrome machine heads and a black Tele Custom '71 style body, black Enamel finish and Tele style bridge. Two volume and two tone controls (three way). The two pickups are Duncan designed but they are too sensitive picking up most electrical devices.

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