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Fender Squier Series Telecaster

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Wicked-T, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    Hi all,

    Just drop off tonight by UPS, I was a bit surprised it's in great condition
    not a mark on it and that Olympic white looks really vintage, and at 23 year's
    young and being a top loader it does feel a bit different and still sounds like
    a Tele!. All original with even the imports pot's, switches, I don't know if I'll
    Change anything I still have my Antiquities II and a STL-1 and the Lindy Fralin
    blues bridge pickups, so a bit of sound searching is at hand!

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  2. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    You got a 23-year-old Squier?

    AWESOME! And that looks BEAUTIFUL!

    And notice how big the FENDER is compared to the SQUIER.

    That should tell you something about that special period these were built.
     

  3. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Can we see a photo of the headstock?
     

  4. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    I find it hard to believe that these originally came with barrel saddles, which is what the photo indicates, but what do I know?

    It's great anyway, but are you sure that's original?

    Fender isn't known for doing 6 barrel, especially on Squier.
     

  5. horax

    horax Tele-Meister

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    Jul 1, 2011
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    these are great guitars.
    I've had a few of the strats.
    Believe it or not, these ARE Fenders, not Squiers.
     

  6. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    I heard about the fire in Mexico and Fender had to ship necks and bodies to Mexico
    to get done.
     

  7. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Where's the photo of that headstock?

    Something doesn't look right.
     

  8. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    Here ya go! P1060047.JPG
     
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  9. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Poster Extraordinaire

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    It's not a Squier, as Horax said. This is a Fender 'Squier Series' guitar, and kinda desirable.
    I've read that a lot of people sand off the 'Squier' and diminish the value.
    I used to have one of these Mexican Strats, but didn't realize what i had and sold it.
    I have another now as my Buddy Guy replica.
    This was a stupid naming decision on Fender's part. Kinda like if Cadillac introduced their new model, "the Cadillac Geo!"
     

  10. warrent

    warrent Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    IMG_20170726_201442497.jpg That's a coincidence I picked this one up last week.
     
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  11. Ira7

    Ira7 Poster Extraordinaire

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    WOW!!! The logo fooled me, as did the barrel saddles!

    That's FENDER!

    Especially since I can now read the MIM info.

    Jesus, this a pretty rare find, even though another poster here also just got one.
     

  12. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Tele-Holic Ad Free Member

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    1994 Fender, the word Squier confuses a lot of people on these guitars " Squier series" not " Squier brand", the were based on the Mexican Fender Traditional and were made from 1993 til 1998. American made bodies and necks which were shipped to Mexico, the quality of the guitars is said to be less than the made in Japan or Korea Squiers made in the early 90's..
     

  13. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    I think the Quality is pretty high, I just love the necks on these, their a nice shape
    and the tone of these guitars are really nice.
     
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  14. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    Wow that's a nice looking guitar, love the black. Is it a top loader like mine?
     

  15. warrent

    warrent Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Thanks. It has the same bridge as yours. Now I need to find one like yours so I have a matching set.
     

  16. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    There pretty nice guitars and you don't have to spend a fortune on them for great
    sound, I have another one I built a part's one, it has the same year neck with a
    newer Candy apple red body. when I first put it together I had a Rosewood neck
    neck Mighty mite neck and it wasn't sounding to tele sounding but when I put
    a all maple 94 neck on wow what a difference!
     

  17. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    Changed the strings today and looked around the controls. So I tested both pickups
    and the neck is 7.6 the bridge is 6.5, also the pot's are 500K. when I played it
    it sounds really nice a bit different than the other tele I have, not as bright,
    that's the one thing I'm afraid of if I start changing the pickups and pots will
    it become bright and ice picky which I don't want.
     

  18. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs
    I had a buddy's Sq series T for a long time and it played and sounds great (he finally took it back sniff) but I gigged it set it up (filed and graphite in the nut, adjusted pickup height and bridge adjustments). That Tele rocked!! Tried to buy it.
     

  19. stephenyi

    stephenyi Tele-Meister

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    Apr 14, 2009
    naperville, il
    Looks great. I have the later version of the MIM Squier Tele with a different headstock logo in LPB that I converted to an "Esquier". They are quality guitars and comparable to the MIM standard series once you replace the cheap hardware and electronics.
     

  20. Wicked-T

    Wicked-T Tele-Meister

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    I replaced all the electronic's this weekend and ended up trying two Seymour Duncan's
    bridge pickup's a STL-1 and the Antiquities II and in the end decided believe it or not
    to go with the STL-1. It's wounded a little hotter at 7.4 and the II's was 6.9, the STL-1
    has a bit more Grrr! and the high end is a bit more fat!. The II's was for some reason
    bright and Ice picky even with all the aging stuff that they do to it.
     

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