I did it again. I got another guitar. This time, it is a Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster 50s in Butterscotch Blonde.
I picked it up from Musician’s Friend for a very good price– much lower than is listed on their website. I ordered it on Monday, and it was in my hands on Friday. I was able to play it for a few hours on Saturday.
I haven’t had enough time with it to post a full review, but here are my initial impressions. Overall, the guitar seems to be put together very well. I would put it on the same level as my Vintage Modified Jazzmaster.
The fit-and-finish are great. The body is flawless, albeit heavy. The neck pocket is perfect. The frets are well done, with no sharp edges or dead spots. The setup is actually quite good. It even has a little card attached to show measured clearances. Everything is aligned properly. It is hard to find a flaw on this guitar.
When I played it yesterday, I thought it sounded great. All three switch positions were very usable. I can’t compare it to a real 50s Telecaster, or even to an American Fender, but it sounded great to my ear.
I will post a full review in the coming days, I’m sure. I think I need to write a review of my Vintage Modified Jazzmaster, as well.