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Got myself a nice Squier Std again

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Sollophonic, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. Sollophonic

    Sollophonic Friend of Leo's

    Just picked up one of these recently for a very good price, as I love the antique burst Squier Stds and I was looking for a nice Tele to suit as a spare/guitar for tough gigs.

    A quick fret dress, new nut, dropped a spare set of Lawrence Keystones and a four way switch in and this is ready to go. Might swap the saddles out for some stainless steel ones I have, and see if they work better. Otherwise this guitar has a great vibe, nice neck, nice weight and it fills the gap in my Telecaster collection for one with a six saddle bridge.


    I tried a black pickguard on it and can't quite decide what looks best?! I know it's a bit shallow, but a pickguard change is barely 15 minutes with a screwdriver;-)

  2. Daddydex

    Daddydex Friend of Leo's

    Feb 15, 2007
    I like the tortoiseshell. It adds contrast to the pickup.

    Good luck. I love mine.

  3. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 7, 2014
    Nice to see some standards again lately... The Standard is down to two colours (vintage blonde, and this antique burst). A few years ago we still had the black and candy apple red. Just a pity all the "fun" colours are reserved for the Affinity. I'd rather have it the other way around: I'd rather have the Affinity only in BSB, black and Sunburst, and the standard in a set of nice colours and a choice of maple or indian laurel neck.

    This looks good though! I prefer the black pickguard.
  4. TRexF16

    TRexF16 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 4, 2011
    Standards are really nice Teles. I have several and love the necks, and the original pickups are really very nice. Did you try those out before the swap?
    BTW, I like the black PG better.
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  5. grooveiron

    grooveiron Tele-Meister

    Mar 29, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    The tort pg looks great
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  6. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 7, 2014
    So do I! I love the standards pickups. I wouldn't change them at all...
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  7. Treynor

    Treynor Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    Feb 6, 2016
    Dallas, TX
    Looks great! I like the tort PG.
  8. hippychip

    hippychip Tele-Meister

    Dec 7, 2015
    I prefer the black pick guard, but the white outline of the 3-ply ruins it for me. Solid black would look much better. The tort is too busy for that beautiful finish.
  9. GTG_Gopher

    GTG_Gopher TDPRI Member

    Dec 1, 2017
    Minneapolis Burbs
    Another vote for the black PG, nice contrast to the body.
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  10. cat dude

    cat dude TDPRI Member

    Oct 15, 2018
    I have one also,great the neck and every thing about it because it reminded me of my first guitar back in 1970. same type of was cheap mij, the action was about 1/2 in.ha ha. btw I like the tort as well,enjoy!
  11. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
  12. jimilee

    jimilee Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

    Dec 19, 2017
    Man, I had one like that, still kicking myself for getting rid of it.
  13. Dan R

    Dan R Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2003
    Charleston, SC
    Tortoise looks great on that one. Beautiful guitar.
  14. Finck

    Finck Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 11, 2017
    São Paulo - Brazil
    Black is classy!
  15. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

    Jun 10, 2003
    White Mountains
    I originally got "Indonesia Red" as a "poor man's alternative" to a "Muddy Waters Signature" I no longer think about the big dollar one at all.
    Put a set of 11's on a Squier Standard and She'll come to life.
    11 gauge strings is the only mod I've done...when I realized how great She was I thought about swapping pickups but have come to love the stock pickups.

    Nothing else will get changed. EVER.
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  16. Troubleandahalf

    Troubleandahalf Tele-Holic

    Jun 2, 2011
    Austin, TX
    I like the black pick guard. Tort can tend to "mother of toilet seat"
  17. nicod98

    nicod98 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 7, 2014
    Don't kick yourself, get a new one... :D it doesn't hurt as much.
  18. DonM

    DonM Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Apr 21, 2016
    Very nice. I like the tortoise shell too.
  19. joe_cpwe

    joe_cpwe Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

    Nov 27, 2017
  20. BoogerRooger

    BoogerRooger Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 3, 2009
    Suffolk Coast
    "for tough gigs". Where do you play, exactly?!

    Nice guitar! I prefer the tort, for what it's worth.
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