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Fender Announces Squier Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline & Custom

Disclosure Policy | Tue, Jan 19, 2010 | 3691 |

Squier-Classic-Vibe-Telecaster-CustomSquier-Classic-Vibe-Telecaster-ThinlineWell, the Winter 2010 NAMM show has come and gone, and we’ve got plenty of instrument announcements to take a look at.

Fender has added to its Squier brand of instruments with the debut of two more vintage-inspired ‘Classic Vibe’ guitars –– the Classic Vibe Telecaster Thinline and Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom –– based on their iconic Fender branded counterparts of the 1960s.

As is to be expected, the new Tele Thinline will sport a semi-hollow body of mahogany enhanced with an f-hole in the upper bout and of course bearing the classic white pearloid pickguard.

Other features will include a single-piece maple neck with modern ‘C’ shape (25.5″ scale length,) a maple fretboard (9.5″ radius,) 21 MJ frets, a vintage styled strings-thru-body bridge with three chrome barrels, and a synthetic bone nut.

Meanwhile, Squier’s new Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom will sport a double-bound alder body in 3-color Sunburst finish, old-school mint green pickguard, single-piece maple neck with modern ‘C’ shape (25.5″ scale length,) a rosewood fretboard (9.5″ radius,) 21 MJ frets, a vintage styled strings-thru-body bridge with three threaded steel barrels, and a synthetic bone nut.

Electronics on both guitars will include dual Custom “Vintage Style” Single-Coil Telecaster pickups with AlNiCo V magnets, Master Volume and Tone knobs, and standard 3-way pickup switching.

The new Classic Vibe Teles are currently selling for a street price of around $380, and as I understand it are due in stores within the next few weeks.