Telecaster review by Squier

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  • Sound: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Action, Fit & Finish: 8
  • Features: 10
  • Reviewer's score: 9.5 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.9 (97 votes)
Squier: Telecaster
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Price paid: $ 439.2

Purchased from: Academy Of Sound

Sound — 10
I play a lot of Avril Lavigne. I run my guitar through a Marshall MG series amplifier, with a Marshall Jackhammer overdrive/distortion fx pedal. I also use a korg DT-3 digital tuner & Jim Dunlop 0.73mm Tortex picks. This guitar can adapt to any style of music. When I play it on the clean channel, it sounds like an acoustic guitar which is perfect for what I play, and when I add overdrive it gives a biting sound, depending on the settings you use. It is not a very noisy guitar because it doesn't have humbuckers, but it is very adaptable for any style of music.

Reliability & Durability — 10
I play a lot of gigs and I play without a back-up. This guitar seems like it will withstand live performances. It is very reliable on stage. I went to the music store to purchese a Fender Standard Telecaster, but the music store said Squier's have better fittings, so it must be good and reliable. The strap buttons are solid, (unlike like other guitars I have previously owned), the strap doesnt fall off because of it's chunky strap buttons. The hardware will last. The finish is very good. I use this guitar for my gigs without a back-up as it is very reliable.

Action, Fit & Finish — 8
The guitar was perfectly set-up when I purchased it. The end of the selector Switch fell off on the day I purchased it, but it was easy to repair. Other than that the guitar was in excellent condition. All the hardware seems like it will last.

Features — 10
This guitar was manufactured in 2004 in Indonesia. It has 22 medium jumbo frets. It has a C-shape maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard with a radius of 9.5" (241mm). It has an agathis body with a solid top. It has a polyurethane finish, a Telecaster body, a 6 saddle string-thru body bridge. It has a volume control, a tone control, and a 3-way selector Switch. It has 2 alnico magnet single-coil pickups. One in the bridge position and one in the neck position. It has standard die-cast tuners. It also features unique features: gold decal logo, engraved neckplate, white plastic parts, & dot position inlays.

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