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Are there any famous Squier Tele players?

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

  1. Wileyone

    Wileyone Tele-Holic

    Dec 10, 2011
    Right Coast
    Squiers have been around since 1982. The good ones anyway. :)

  2. Controller

    Controller Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Jun 11, 2010

    Bernard Allison and SRV on Squier Strats

  3. MatthewK

    MatthewK Tele-Holic

    Jul 29, 2009
    Hobart, Australia

  4. Vladimir

    Vladimir Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Mar 17, 2003
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Keep in mind that most of those Squiers were made in Japan in the 80's and they had the typical quality associated with Japanese gutiars. Today they fetch high prices on the second hand market today. I figure those would today be the MIJ Fenders, right?

  5. JohnHatter

    JohnHatter TDPRI Member

    Jan 30, 2009
    St Albans UK
    Correct, he played a white Strat at Bangla Desh. He did play a sunburst 80's squire strat on his tour of Japan in the 80's and it might have been in the video for "when we was fab"

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  6. jonnyfez

    jonnyfez Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Nov 14, 2003
    Kittery, Maine
    I remember when the Squier Strats first started showing up in the stores where I lived around 83 or 84. Came THIS close to buying one. I didn't end up purchasing it. Found a used Rickenbacker for the same price and brought that home. As a George fan, ironically, that's what I associated with him (and Gretsch.) But then there's the Casino, SG, Les Paul, Rocky Strat, Let It Be Tele, etc. He played everything.

  7. Sooper8

    Sooper8 Tele-Holic

    May 24, 2011
    UK- Midlands
    Did he really? I just looked at a few pics and it looks very 'Fender'.
    Did he play more than one Strat during the show?

    EDIT- Apologies, I hadn't read the whole of this thread, and see above that the George Harrison/Squier 'myth' is explained

  8. moonman2

    moonman2 Tele-Meister

    Apr 2, 2012
    Any chance of a link please ?

  9. dezb1

    dezb1 Tele-Holic

    Mar 10, 2011

  10. LoveHz

    LoveHz Tele-Holic

    Nov 21, 2014
    Kent, UK
    Another shout here for Chuck Prophet. I think his Tele is an early Japan Squier, so it's going to be a damn good guitar. His album Balinese Dancer is drenched with great Tele twang. Good songs, too. Here's one:

    And if you really want to know "Who Put The Ram In The Rama Lama Ding Dong" check out his appearance with Daryl Hall on 'Live At Daryl's House'. Same Squier guitar, and sounding great. I love this — what a great groove.

  11. Benjah

    Benjah TDPRI Member

    Aug 26, 2014
    Jack Pearson

    Maybe not a tele, but a hell of a player, one who loves his Squire. He even used one live with the Allmans


  12. lindenj

    lindenj Tele-Meister Ad Free + Supporter

    Dec 20, 2010
    Ashern MB Canada
    I bought a new one in 81 or 82 ..... without a doubt the finest tele that I have ever had ..... like a fool..... sold it.....:oops:

  13. mijstrat72

    mijstrat72 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 31, 2008
    +1 for Chuck Prophet, amazing talent.

    Funny thing, I just had a guy totally insult my prized Squier standard tele...he looked at it and said "that's a hundred dollar piece of *****".

    Whatever dude!

  14. TommyShawMe

    TommyShawMe TDPRI Member

    Nov 9, 2014
    Winter Park
    I have owned several Squiers in the past. Very decent guitars (seriously). Only 2 complaints: 1. The cheapest components I've ever seen. No issues with the necks and bodies. Never look inside, not for the timid. You could easily spend more than the new price just changing out the electronics and hardware. 2. Depreciation is a monumental failure. I live near Full Sail University and the nearby pawn shops are knee deep in Squiers. We call those pawn shops "Squier Central". 30 to 40 used Squiers at any given time. For instance: A Classic Vibe Telecaster Custom purchased new for $399.00 being sold for $125.00 three months after being purchased new. And the pawn shop will entertain serious offers. A 68% depreciation scares the ship out of me. I will buy a NEW guitar again, but not if it comes from the "Factory" with a "Deluxe Gig Bag". Is it me, or are the bodies thinner than a USA tele?

  15. TommyShawMe

    TommyShawMe TDPRI Member

    Nov 9, 2014
    Winter Park
    A good reply would have been, "Really .......that much"?:rolleyes:

  16. DeweyPeek

    DeweyPeek Tele-Holic

    Jul 6, 2012
    Matt freeman uses his sig P bass often. I have one and love it! Amazing bass!

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  17. Teleitlikeitis

    Teleitlikeitis Former Member

    Jul 17, 2012

  18. Diamond Dave

    Diamond Dave Tele-Meister

    Aug 5, 2014
    Roanoke, VA
    The Affinities are thinner. The Standards and up are not.

  19. Chris S.

    Chris S. Asst. Admin Staff Member Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2005
    Near TELE-Town (Wash. DC)
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    Jedd Hughes, hot Tele player with Patty Loveless and others, plays an older MIJ Squier Tele. CS

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