Squier Telecaster Custom

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Squier Telecaster Custom
Manufacturer Squier
Period 2003 — present
Construction
Body type Solid
Neck joint Bolt-on neck
Woods
Body Agathis[1]
Neck Maple
Fretboard Maple
Hardware
Bridge Fixed
Pickup(s) 2 humbuckers or 2 P-90 single-coils
Colors available
Black, Maple and Black

The Squier Telecaster Custom is a model of electric guitar made by Squier as part of their Vintage Modified Series. It is essentially an affordable hybrid design that takes design features from both the Fender Telecaster Custom and the Fender Telecaster Deluxe. From the Custom it take its overall body shape, while from the Deluxe it has taken its pickup configuration of two humbuckers instead of the one humbucker and one single coil configuration that was used on the Custom. The Squier Telecaster Custom II includes two Duncan Designed P-90 pickups instead of humbuckers. Both models have 22 fret maple necks and were originally offered in either yellow or black with 3 ply black-white-black scratch plates. Controls on both models consist of two tone and two volume controls with a three way toggle switch on the upper bout. The bridge is a rear-loading six saddle design, similar to the type used on many non-trem Fender guitars.

Recently Fender have added a similar guitar to their Classic Player Series: the Telecaster Deluxe Black Dove. This guitar shares many similarities with the Custom II it that both models sport P90 pickups, black bodies and scratchplates, the four-knob-and-a-toggle-switch control layout and maple necks. On first appearances the only real difference seems to be that the Black Dove model has the large '70s Stratocaster headstock that the Deluxe originally featured but in fact the Squier sports Duncan Designed P90s while the Fender is fitted with a pair of Black Dove P90 pickups from which it gets its name. [2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Squier Guitars by Fender: The Official Website
  2. ^ Squier Guitars by Fender: The Official Website