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Are there any famous Squier Tele players?

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by AndrewG, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. AndrewG

    AndrewG Tele-Afflicted

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    May 15, 2007
    Exeter, England
    Apart from Avril Lavigne? Seriously though, given the quality of the things, I wondered if any well-known players use them in preference to the more costly option.
     

  2. Rhythm Thief

    Rhythm Thief Tele-Holic

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    May 11, 2013
    Herefordshire UK
    I've seen clips of Andy Falkous using one when he was in McLusky.
     

  3. davidtsousa

    davidtsousa TDPRI Member

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    Mar 7, 2011
    Modena, Italy
    Troy Van Leeuwen from the Queens of The Stone Age used a Squier Jazzmaster for a while... i think i read somewhere he changed pickups though.

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  4. BoogerRooger

    BoogerRooger Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 3, 2009
    Suffolk Coast
    Mick Jones plays Fender Teles these days but I saw pic of him playing a Squier Tele a while ago.
     

  5. 8cpk

    8cpk Tele-Meister

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    Jul 4, 2013
    Rightdowntheblock
    Snooks Eaglin played a Standard Tele from Squier. Sounded fantastic.

     
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  6. chrisgblues

    chrisgblues Tele-Afflicted

    May 31, 2010
    Halifax
    I've read many times that Jeff Healey played squiers for many years but I can't find any pictures detailed enough to confirm it. He had a smokin sound though!

    Also I met Joanne Shaw Taylor, professional blues artist, and I can confirm she was playing a squier '51 but she had upgraded the pickups to Seymour Duncans. Her sound and playing we're both incredible.

    EDIT: sorry neither one of these examples are Teles, but they are squires!
     

  7. hemingway

    hemingway Friend of Leo's

    Mar 14, 2012
    London, UK
    Chuck Prophet has always played a Squier, I think
     

  8. Chris S.

    Chris S. Asst. Admin Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    Mar 26, 2005
    Near TELE-Town (Wash. DC)
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    Don't know if he's famous, but Australian hot Tele picker Jedd Hughes used to play an older Squier Tele. He's worked with Patty Loveless, and is currently the lead guitarist backing up Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on their tour. CS
     

  9. kinkstah

    kinkstah Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2007
    Brittany
    John Mayall... The body of the guitar received some major surgery, though. OOoops. Wait. It's/was not a Tele, but a Strat!

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  10. Kasper182

    Kasper182 TDPRI Member

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    Jul 9, 2012
    Denmark
    Isn't there a difference between old american squires and the new ones from China? I don't think you can compare them. At least some of the artists mentioned don't play the China stuff.
     

  11. waparker4

    waparker4 Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 9, 2011
    Philadelphia, PA
    American Squiers??
     

  12. colchar

    colchar Friend of Leo's

    Not a Tele but here is a picture of Gary Rossington playing a Squier:


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  13. Marshall_Stack

    Marshall_Stack Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Sep 19, 2011
    Portland, Maine
    +1
    Read a great article about his first real guitar was a Squier - and it's on the cover of his first album.
     

  14. xFallenx

    xFallenx Friend of Leo's

    Dec 15, 2012
    South Jersey
    I can't believe no one has mentioned John 5 :eek: He plays one of his signature Squire Telecaster :)
     

  15. Cymro14

    Cymro14 Tele-Afflicted

    That was sensational....thanks for posting.:p
     

  16. StuR

    StuR Banned

    Jun 19, 2013
    NW England, UK
    Andy Scott of The Sweet uses a Squier Strat too, with custom pickups. A few years ago he had the neck replaced with a "Thompson" custom one that he'd liked.
     

  17. shovelrider

    shovelrider Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 2, 2013
    Chicago
    J Mascis was playing a Squier Jazzmaster on Jimmy Fallon last night.
     

  18. lineboat

    lineboat Friend of Leo's

    Aug 6, 2012
    I saw that, and he sounded good.
     

  19. 8cpk

    8cpk Tele-Meister

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    Jul 4, 2013
    Rightdowntheblock
    Too good not to be shared with fellow TDPRIers.
     

  20. jonnyfez

    jonnyfez Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    Nov 14, 2003
    Kittery, Maine
    I remember seeing Brian James (formerly of the The Damned and then Lords of the New Church) playing a Squier Tele - back in the 80s.
     

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