Squier Standard Tele
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Squier Standard Tele

Standard Tele, Chitarra Corpo tipo Telecaster from Squier belonging to the Standard Telecaster model.

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heads on fire 23/12/2011

Squier Standard Tele : Recensione di heads on fire (content in English)

"Pure junk."
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Squier Standard Telecaster Features:
Series: Standard Series
Color: Antique Burst (Polyurethane Finish)
Body: Agathis
Neck: Maple, C-Shape (Polyurethane Finish)
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" Radius
No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo
Pickups: 2 Alnico Magnet Single-Coil Pickups
Controls: Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
Bridge: 6-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Bridge
Machine Heads: Standard Die-Cast Tuners
Hardware: Chrome
Pickguard: 4-Ply Tortoise Shell
Scale Length: 25.5"
Width at Nut: 1.650"
Gold and Black Squier Logo
Engraved Neckplate
Black Plastic Parts
Dot Position Inlays

UTILIZATION

This is one of the worst brand new guitars I've seen in awhile. It seems that a common perception of the Squier brand is that their guitars can be cheap pieces of junk. I was mostly of that opinion, but recently I was getting excited for Squier, and my opinion was changing of them, for the better. The Classic Vibe series are great guitars for the money, and I've seen a few other examples of nice guitars that Squier has been cranking out. However, this particular guitar is utterly not good. Among its design flaws - agathis wood, which is very cheap and dead sounding, no finish at all on the neck (I don't even thing there's a sealer coat on it), pot metal hardware...

The example of this series that I played had two fatal problems from the get-go - the neck SHIFTED on me as I was playing it! The neck is a bolt on, like most Telecasters, and I was playing a few chords, and I felt the neck pop, and all of a sudden the action was a lot higher and the strings were now out of tune. The second flaw was a big crack in the neck pickup cover! It's a metal cover, yet there was a large crack in the side of it, which caused the high E string to get stuck in there a few times during play.

SOUNDS

The pickups are anemic, weak, and lifeless. The electronics are shoddy, and the guitar's inherent acoustic tone is awful.

OVERALL OPINION

I'm severely disappointed in this guitar. I had hopes for Squier. Now I know I need to be picky with them, and play every example first before buying.