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Squier Cabronita -My review...

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Unkie Al, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. Unkie Al

    Unkie Al Tele-Holic

    752
    Aug 8, 2005
    Denmark
    I just took delivery of a Cabronita today, played it for a few hours, and these are my initial thoughts...

    First of all; I love this guitar!
    It looks fantastic, the finish is flawless, it is nice and light, the neck feels nice and is not too thin for my huge hands, but the main thing with this guitar is the sound! The sweet, sweet sound!!!
    The beautiful jangle and clarity of the Fidelitrons is just perfect.
    I tried it on two different amps; a Tweed US Blues Deluxe and a handwired Yerasov and the result were the same. They have a very Tele-like sound, but with much more fullness, without sounding "humbuckery".

    Out of the box, the setup was OK, but the neck needed some adjustment and intonation was not perfect. No biggie.
    BUT!!! The Fender-stamped bridge saddles are horrible. The string shift all over the place when you bend. I will replace the bridge with a sawn-off Tele bridge ASAP!

    But my main recomendation is; Get one, -and you will be a very happy Cabronita owner...

    THE GOOD:
    The sound, -OH, the sweet sweet sound!
    Finish is perfect.
    Neck pocket is a tight as it gets.
    Pot and switch seems sturdy and has a nice resistance to them.
    Neck fits my hands nicely, and no sharp fret edges.
    -and, of course, the price. These things are dirt cheap! :)

    THE BAD:
    Plastic nut.
    The neck could have been a bit darker in the tint, it is very light.

    THE UGLY:
    That horrible bridge!!!
     

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  2. Bulldog87

    Bulldog87 Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 2, 2008
    Louisiana, USA
    very cool! Thanks for sharing!
     

  3. lupowitz

    lupowitz Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 31, 2007
    Hungary
    Congrats and enjoy your new guitar!
     

  4. tedro

    tedro Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 4, 2010
    7th Galaxy
    i probably need one of those!
     

  5. orangeblossom

    orangeblossom Tele-Afflicted

    Congrats. I probably want one of those.
     

  6. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    A Squier Cabronita? When did that happen?
     

  7. Unkie Al

    Unkie Al Tele-Holic

    752
    Aug 8, 2005
    Denmark
    Very recently!
    I found out sunday night, and ordered one right away...
     

  8. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    The reason I ask is that I don't find it on the Fender USA site so I'm wondering if it's an MJT model or something only being marketed elsewhere. If I can ask, what dealer sold it to you?
     

  9. Unkie Al

    Unkie Al Tele-Holic

    752
    Aug 8, 2005
    Denmark
    I bought it at thomann.de in germany.
     

  10. soulman969

    soulman969 Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 20, 2011
    Englewood, CO
    Thanks Unkie. I guess for now Fender is not distributing them here so we can only hope that changes. I love having Teles with different pickup configurations so a Cabronita at that price point interests me. Maybe by the time I'm a buyer they'll have gotten around to making them available here.

    Thanks for the "players review". They're always helpful.
     

  11. CAAD8N8

    CAAD8N8 Tele-Holic

    632
    Nov 21, 2010
    Ohio
    My thoughts exactly!
     

  12. AngelStrummer

    AngelStrummer Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    50
    Jun 26, 2007
    London
    Darn you Unkie Al! Darn you Squier!

    Must. Resist. GAS. Attack.
     

  13. Tuxedo Poly

    Tuxedo Poly Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 19, 2011
    Merseyside UK
    This is an interesting version
     

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  14. mindlobster

    mindlobster Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 26, 2010
    London England
    AGH...not more Cabronita-type temptation...curse you, Fender! Or Squier, in this case.
     

  15. Gash

    Gash TDPRI Member

    20
    Jul 29, 2013
    Durham
    Good review. I just got the Bigsby version this week. Fidelitron is a great pick up. Lovely guitar all round ;-)
     

  16. organic

    organic TDPRI Member

    48
    Sep 21, 2011
    Worcester UK
    How's the neck, fat or thin?

    I love the thinnie on my CV50, and being heavily into Gretsches, a Cab would probably be in many ways my ideal guitar but I've heard the Fender Cabs have fat necks.
     

  17. Hammerhead

    Hammerhead Tele-Meister

    229
    Jun 30, 2008
    Aberdeen
    I own a Mexican one and tried out the Squire to compare.

    The Squire is a fantastic instrument.

    Pickups sound great.

    Fit and finish is flawless, which can't be said of the Mexican, which has sharp fret ends.

    Only real difference is the neck which is thinner on the Squire, but not too thin.

    If I didn't already have the Mexican I would buy the Squire.
     

  18. Gash

    Gash TDPRI Member

    20
    Jul 29, 2013
    Durham

  19. fendrguitplayr

    fendrguitplayr Poster Extraordinaire

    Age:
    66
    Oct 11, 2006
    Greater Boston

  20. pcampbell

    pcampbell Tele-Meister

    425
    Jan 9, 2013
    Memphis, Tennessee
    These have just now started popping up for sale in the states. They're now on musicians friend and GC, stating orders expected to ship later this month. I am hoping we'll start seeing them in stores shortly. Really want to try one of these out.
     

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