Tuesday, November 30

New Gear - Squier Classic Vibe 50's Telecaster

So remember way back when I posted something about this guitar? Turns out that when Guitar Center gives you a 15% off coupon and you've had your eye on something for a while, there's no stopping the brutal impulse to spend that follows in the 12-24 hours after consuming turkey.

So after trading off my ASAT, I knew it was only a matter of time before I really, really wanted another telecaster. I actually did logic this one out a little bit though. I knew I needed that Tele sound, and that I really liked the versatility that comes with a Telecaster, but I wasn't getting it from my ASAT because, well, the pickups weren't Tele pickups. And a few other reasons. It was a great guitar with a nice sound, but it wasn't what I wanted, and it was expensive to boot.

I could have gotten a 52-RI tele like everyone else, but I just straight-up liked the way that this one sounds. It sounds like rock and/or roll.

I put on the white pickguard because the coupon made it free. Also free with the coupon: tax. Oh, and for some reason Guitar Center wanted to just give me a Fender gig-bag. Now if I could just get that damn "Squier" sticker off of the headstock...


  1. Forget what it says on the headstock, rock it loud and proud man! I own the Classic Vibe Custom and my brother-in-law has the 50's like yours. We both love 'em, one of the best bargains out there right now.

  2. Yeah, I had a hard time with the name on the headstock at first, too. Went to the music store determined to leave with an upper-end MIM Tele, but after playing every one on the wall (over and over), I just had to go with the one that played and sounded best, and that was the CV50. Time will tell how the hardware holds up, but the sound and feel are great.

  3. be proud to play squier man . i am !