Believe a Squier Standard Tele in blonde is in my future.

Discussion in 'Squier Tele Forum' started by Muddslide, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Muddslide

    Muddslide Friend of Leo's

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    I'm something of a minimalist when it comes to gear and possessions in general. Right now my only electric is a Strat "fakecaster) in a nice buttercream color.

    But since 1977 I've always loved Teles and usually had at least one.

    I've owned two Squier Standard Teles in blonde and thought both were great, even stock.

    Both of them were older...not sure of the years. I thought it would be cool since the blonde pretty closely matches my Strat. Might even get a Player Series P-bass in buttercream. Complete the trio.

    Can anyone speak to the current crop of the Squier Standards?
     
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  2. scottser

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    Standards are a good solid guitar. The body of the partscaster in my sig is an Indonesian standard. I can't speak for the new Squiers because the old stuff is so good I've never had to replace it. I also have VM and if a CV came my way id be very tempted. Don't limit yourself to just standards, Squier have a nice range.
     
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    The Squier standard is the underdog of the Squier range.. I love the overwound pickups and overall quality, BUT the blonde version looks a lot more "greenish" in reality.
    I have a (now no longer available) CAR, Black, Black & Chrome, and Antique Burst, and I was GASsing for a blonde one. Held one in my hands last week, and I'll wait until a real blonde comes around.
     
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    I bought the Affinity Telecaster, and a small Vox amp from a dude on Craig's list for $100 bucks. It was surprising how well it played. I have a VM and a CV tele, I don't know about the "standard", but of all of the Squier tele's I've played, all have been nice. The weight and thickness of the body and neck are really the biggest tell tale difference. I left my CV stock because I'm happy with it. I have other expensive tele's too, but right now the CV is leaned against the amp.
     
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    "I left my CV stock because I'm happy with it. I have other expensive tele's too, but right now the CV is leaned against the amp."

    +1

    Except for an Electrosocket jack and brown/red/yellow tort the CV is bone stock.

    I just can't bring myself to F/with it.
     
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  6. NothingGoatboat

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    Squiers are excellent value... Bought a bullet, and loved it. Plays great. I say go for it!
     
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    2016 model,
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    simple, solid
    Great guitar!!!

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    vanr Tele-Afflicted

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    Here's what mine looks like these days.
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    I've always fancied getting one of these. They seem very well made and solidly built. I wonder if they will still be around after summer NAMM, or will it be the same Tele with a different name.
     
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    Sweet looking tele.
     
  12. VintageSG

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    My CV50s in the correct colour ( Vintage Blonde ) has been heavily modified with a Tort 'guard and an Electrosocket too. That's it. That's all. Nothing more. The 'guard is for my aesthetic pleasure, the Electrosocket is because the stocker is a shocker. A very minor truss rod tweak, and a small shift to the saddles and pickup heights is all it's had.

    As to the Squier Standard, fine looking, fine playing, fine sounding. The examples I tried were well made, and had it not been for the Classic Vibes, I'd own one.
     
  13. el cheapo

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    Glad to see you're back in a position to be able to get another Standard! I remember when you sold your last one, you were bummed but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Mine's not going anywhere because it's got the best neck ever!

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    ADBC8D7B-7A20-4B16-A360-265953AA59BB.jpeg BF708F36-4B2B-422A-B322-6DA4B6875FE3.jpeg Both are Squier Stds, both play great. I like my CVC Squier as well. All have their differences but with any of them only the CVC has a nicer finish on the frets, but the Stds are no slouch to compare. They polished up nicely, no fret sprout. Pups on Stds May be a little hotter but the CVC holds its own. CVs have a somewhat thinner neck. But that’s the nature of the 60s beast.
     
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    My old Standard looked just like that antique burst, which is why I turned it blue! When I ordered it the picture online made it look way more orangey. Looked like a 3 color burst to me, which would have been cool. It wasn't.
     
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  16. TelecasterSam

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    I like the color options on the Squires. Too bad the American Standard Telecasters in blonde are few and far between. I like mine in sunburst but would like the exact guitar in the old blonde. Hard to find.
     
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