Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups Black 886830824913

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Based on one of the hottest Tele designs ever.

The Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups is a super-affordable temple of tone. And it comes with some tasty Tele tweaks that include a pair of blistering Duncan Designed P-90s with indepedendent tone and volume controls. The agathis body snugs up to an all-maple neck/fretboard with dot inlays, medium-jumbo frets, and a 25-1/2" scale.

Check the drop-down menu to the right to select colors and/or other options.

Features

  • Duncan Designed P-90s
  • Indepedendent tone and volume controls
  • Agathis body
  • All-maple neck/fretboard with dot inlays
  • Medium-jumbo frets

Never has so much Tele attitude cost so little. Order yours today!

 
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SquierTele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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This thing really rocks!

First things first, I bought this on the east coast of Canada so I had to dress the frets and tighten all the screws. I will replace the plastic nut with a graphite or ...Read complete review

First things first, I bought this on the east coast of Canada so I had to dress the frets and tighten all the screws. I will replace the plastic nut with a graphite or bone. The neck has almost a vintage feel and the saddle is great. The tuners are good and you can get some great tones from the pickups. From nasty screaming leads with bite to nice rich full bodied power chords to full bodied clean jazz chords. The tone wood body is part of the pine family and is like mahogany. Nice tight straight grain. It is a hardwood and gives great highs and mids with medium bass. Great with the P-90's. I bought a real Fender flight case for it. It's a real player with a vintage feel.

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hummmmmmmmm!

All of the semi - pros raved about it!.I bought a blonde model. Nice looking, fit and finish. But it hummed like crazy. It wasn't my amps. (I have 4 of...Read complete review

All of the semi - pros raved about it!.I bought a blonde model. Nice looking, fit and finish. But it hummed like crazy. It wasn't my amps. (I have 4 of them) I was bummed.I returned it for a TELE CUSTOM with the hum-buckers.Just didn't feel like messing with the noise issue. I loved the old blonde look!

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Sick O Pickle Guitar!!

By chandler smith

from Undisclosed

Comments about Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

If you're looking for a good guitar, this is the one for you. It sounds great and it doesn't go out of tune easily which is a very good thing. The next thing is the most important thing is it doesn't kill your budget.

I would highly recommend this guitar, for anyone.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BIG BANG FOR THE BUCK!

By bob m

from owings mills, MD

Comments about Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

based on reviews & the fact that i have become a hugh fan of the p90 sound, i took a chance on this axe. I changed the strings right away & did a slight adjustment on the neck (the action was too high after the 12thn fret). i am pleasantly surpised at the bridge & saddles plus the maple neck is fast & comfortable. where this guitar, shines is the "tone", & combinations avalible since there is a volume & tone control for both pick-ups. forget this guitar says "squire" & just rock on with that "bad-ass" p90 sound...every bit as good as my epihone gold-top!!!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blonde Custom II Tele

By Ken C

from Portland Oregon

Comments about Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

I usually put guitars together myself. I prefer the custom neck shapes, woods and hardware choices doing that offers. I needed a P90 guitar and I did not have the time or budget to build a custom guitar. So I thought I would give this one a try. Well.. I'm truly impressed! For the money you get a guitar with a classic design, cool color, nice neck, and pickups that sound suprisingly great. Yep, I was prepared to tear it apart review wise, but what came out of the box was a great surprise. I first set out to set the neck the way I like it, no relief. It was already nearly flat, nice! I then went to set the intonation, it was perfect! Shocker! So all that was left was to adjust the string height to my liking and I was jamming away in no time. There were a few things that weren't perfect, but for the tone, the feel and the cost, I can live with it. The finish had a fish eye on the front where your forearm rest. It is very hard to see. The tuners seem "tall" to me and I don't like string trees which this guitar has two. I bypassed the D,G tree and all is fine. The nut did need a little graphite to prevent "pinging". The frets were nice, no high spots. Overall I am very pleased with this guitar. It made it to a local jam night and it got passed around and everyone loved it. I have recommended this guitar to others and if it's a solid guitar that gives you a really nice tone with plenty of headroom, easy set up, and a value price point that your after, I would recommend it to you too.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Tone Monster

By Ken graham

from Forest Hills NY

Comments about Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

This guitar is one of the Best Bang for your buck deals anywhere anytime.P-90 pickups give a great dark fat tone that I was looking for.Exceptional crafsmanship for this price point,expect a few minor blems.I give it a five star because I'm so HAPPY!!!!Forget the hum....all single coils hum...just turn yourself 90 degrees to the amp and it goes away.The pickups are not HUMBUCKERS but their great.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Blew me away...

By Jonathan-3HHqX

from Houston, Tx

Comments about Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

Ratings are hard. 5 stars based on quality or bang for the buck. In this case, I would grade this 5 stars bang for the buck. 4 stars overall. It's certainly not a perfect guitar. The neck feels a little wavy in one spot (around the 14th fret area). The frets, especially on the high side, are a bit rough. The nut is pretty cheap feeling plastic. And, I had to do a pretty extensive setup, i.e., adjust the neck a bit & set the intonation (all easily remedied, by the way). But aside from that, this thing is a really nice piece of work. I regularly play an American Deluxe Strat, PRS Custom 24, and an old ES-335. Each is quite unique in it's feel and sound. This little guitar does very well in such good company. I got this guitar mainly for two reasons: I wanted to learn how to set up a guitar and I was drawn to P-90 pickups. These P-90's have a great sound & are pretty much worth the price alone. The body, made of some weird wood that I can't remember the name of, is fairly heavy, like mahogany. But, frankly, I don't mind that. It kind of feels like a Les Paul (weight-wise, anyway). So, while this might not be some high--priced, eventual collector's piece guitar, it sounds great, plays well, and is easily worth the money.

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(23 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME STUFF

By crunyon360

from Muncie Indiana

Comments about Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

This is the second time I've posted a review on this guitar........but there's a reason. I've found that behind every magical masterpiece....there's a fault, and the fault with this is the bridge......but don't worry cuz that's pretty much that isn't good about it. But I still love this guitar anyway because the sound is highly original and sounds better than most fenders to me but that's just me cuz I prefer metal. But this is one of the best Axes I've ever played I love it. I recommend this guitar for anybody and especially metal players. I can compare the sound of this guitar with the guitaring on Cowboys From Hell album by Pantera. No I'm not a big pantera fan or anything....that's just what the guitar sounds like to me. It sounds great. Even though the bridge is A default.....this is still a great guitar just when you buy it make sure it doesn't fret out....play it and then take it to the shop and have them adjust it.....and don't ever think the necks bowed because it's just the bridge. This guitar is so awesome for the price......buy it tomorrow.

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(43 of 71 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

absolutely brilliant

By Zac-UDhE1

from Canada

Comments about Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

With this low price, nothing beats this guitar. The natural tone is absolutely sweet, just plug it in and the nice fat sweet clean tone is there. I play metal, rock, and blues, and this guitar did them all. Hi treble, hi bass metal tone sounds even more evil than my friend's Jackson. I've got a blonde one, looks sweet. Some problems though, once I received it, the set-up hasn't been done. And 1 or 2 screws are loosen. So better bring it out for a set-up or sth. And P90 pick up, sounds awesome, sweet tone, metal tone, no problem! But it's always being very noisy, not a good idea for recording.but other than those matters, this guitar gonna give u what u want!

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(33 of 126 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a beauty

By Jim-_x4fs

from Grate Britain

Comments about Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

Looking for something a bit different for small money, I spied this Tele and checked all the reviews. I was a bit concerned about the 'quality control' issues I've seen mentioned here and elsewhere, but needn't have worried. My Tele feels lovely to play (nice medium neck with medium frets, and sounds fantastic. It seems to be able to manage thick, creamy Gibson tones from the neck PU and bright Strat/Tele/Rick tones from the bridge PU. Mixing the two PUs at different volumes gives me an amazing variety of tones which came as some surprise as I'm usually an 'all on 10' player :) It looks lovely. I've always liked the 4-pot Tele look and this one (mine's black) looks like it means business. Re: the build quality, there were no rough edges anywhere (well rounded fret ends) and the worrisome plastic film pulled off easily from the scratchplate and PUs. I'm so glad I bought this, any of you considering one should just go and buy it. I honestly feel it's a future classic.

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(29 of 45 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great witha bit of work

By Glenno

from Canberra Australia

Comments about Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

I have had my Tele II for about 12 mths now. When I first got it, the thing was not set up well. I persevered because I had previously heard one played and I loved the tones it produced. I am glad I did. A good setup and some remedial work (poor quality control) has left me with a real gem which I really love. The P90s pickups are probably really P100s. From what I have read, they are apparently stacked coils, but wired differently to humbuckers to retain the P90 sound without the hum. I get little in the way of hum. (As long as I stay clear of the TV) The tone is classic P90 however. More top end than a humbucker and more mid and bass than a single coil. They have a nice bite which I really love and if you have never heard P90s, you don't know what you are missing.I bought the black version of the Tele II. The butterscotch one was just a bit out there for me. The neck is a lovely piece of maple and I subsequently bought a maple neck Strat on the strength of the feel of the Tele II's neck. I would have given the unit 5 stars, except that Fender let themselves down by their lack of quality control. At the price of Squiers these days, we are entitled to expect more.

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(12 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Like Stealing Money!

By JM

from Wyoming

Comments about Squier Tele Custom II Electric Guitar with P-90 Pickups:

Got the blond model and this thing looks sweet! When I first got it, the neck was mounted crooked... not warped... crooked. The high E string was very very close to the edge of the frets up toward the body and the low E was about 1/4 inch in. Bad crooked. I started wondering how this could happen, as these things are drilled in a jig. Didn't make sense. Ended up being the order they assembled things in. I removed the neck and noted that the black pick guard was protruding out over the neck socket. This pushed the neck down and resulted in the high E string being on the very edge of the fingerboard as I mentioned before. I filed the pick guard even with the neck socket (took about 30 seconds) and re-installed the neck and it is dead center perfect. I was right. the actual holes drilled to mount the neck were perfect as was the neck socket. Just that little edge of thick plastic was enough to prevent the neck from being installed properly. The fix was easy, as was smoothing the fret edges which were a little rough at their ends -- they were fine and smooth all the way across the fingerboard. Other set up items were as good as I've seen on $2500 guitars -- meaning they were fine.With having to straighten such an obvious manufacturing blunder... why'd I give this board a five? Well... next I played it.These P-90s sound better than any P-90s I've ever heard. They actually sound better than any other pickups of ANY type or brand that I've ever played! That includes all the actual Seymour Duncan MADE P-90s (these are Duncan "designed") and Gibsons and the Dimarzios that Leslie West is bragging on now. Now... those ARE excellent pickups! Leslie should be bragging on them. These cheap little Squire-mounted blackies are better! They have an absolutely beautiful growl when pushed, but that's not the amazing part. The clean tone on these is that tone I've been looking for for over 30 years! I did some country two-string stuff, letting it sustain... and almost started crying! Who could have guessed? This instrument plays beautifully. I cannot put it down nor wipe the big grin off my face! I played a Les Paul Personal for years and years so I do know how a guitar should play.Now, if I hadn't fixed the neck myself, Music123 would have taken this baby back and sent me another. They don't even squeak about stuff like that. And the rough fret edges? Fixed! If I built a guitar for what this one cost me, it probably wouldn't even have frets! And that clean tone off these cheapo P-90s! My tone! That one tone I've been listening for all my life! Feels like someone is pouring syrup down my back every time I pluck a string and listen! Feels kinda illegal to own this guitar for this price!!And yes, I agree with the other reviewer about the 51! Now I'm gonna have to get one of those too! The blond one, of course.

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