Squier Telecaster Custom 2 Reviews 5

I started playing Guitar at 15 (I'm now 33) and have been in bands for about 9 years of that. I've done a few minor mods to some of them and have done an ok job on a kit guitar. I think I'm in a band at the moment (but the song writers a bit bored with it all) which is a kind of pop/indie band. My favourite guitarists are PJ Harvey, Graham Coxon and Neil Young.

I paid just under 170 for this guitar from reidys.com about 3 years ago.

It's a Telecaster with 2 x P90 pickups and a Les Paul switch set-up (pickup selector on the top shoulder and volume and tone control for each pickup). The main thing I like is the sound, I can sound like Television one minute and PJ Harvey the next. Great for punk power chords, buzzy indie chords, great leads, cool jazzy sounds...it just sounds great, try one! It's a tele and I love the look and feel of any tele. The build quality, for the price is fantastic. If only Squier made guitars like this when I was 15! The super strat I had then was utter, composite body tripe with a 250 price tag!

I'd prefer master volume and tone..........it's a little noisey.....but it's got P90's so go figure........

For the price, this is a steal. Excellent first guitar as the P90 pickups are flexible (you never know what you're going to end up playing) and a great gigging guitar. I've seen 4 being played in bands recently not including mine. One of the volume controls is a bit crackly, I could've gone back to reidy's but to be honest I never use it so why bother (I know how to change a volume pot should I want to...).

If your not stupid with your money and you want a great guitar with a great sounds, buy one, just buy one! You can get better guitars but you will have to pay 300+ in my experience. I haven't tried the rest of the Squier range (strat's don't appeal I'm afraid) except for a P-Bass standard I just bough. Judging by a first try, you really can't go wrong with a Squier. I quite fancied a '51. Very basic guitar and probably very versatile. You can get them for 105...........need I say more?

Bonerz rated this unit 5 on 2008-01-03.

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