The Squier Sonic Telecaster arms beginners with a solid instrument that retains the sound and style of the world’s first solidbody electric guitar. Ceramic Tele Single-Coil pickups at the neck and bridge unleash vintage Tele twang, while a 3-way pickup selector and master tone/volume controls introduce an impressive tonal palette that’s ready to sculpt the mood of any song or lesson. A poplar body keeps things lightweight, while the traditional “C”-shaped neck affords all players a comfortably classic grip for practicing and performing. The die-cast tuners, Telecaster Bridge, and control knobs all come finished in chrome for that legendary Telecaster visual shimmer, too. Plus, an assortment of iconic finishes gives every 6-string pupil a proper Tele aesthetic. If you’re looking for an exciting first electric guitar, there’s no better springboard than the Squier Sonic Telecaster.
Whether you’re shopping for a youngster or just trying to learn the tricks of the 6-string trade, the Sonic Telecaster offers a feel free of intimidation and discomfort. Starting with its lightweight poplar body, you’ll hardly notice the weight resting on your knee during seated sessions, while the bearing on your neck when standing is designed to be minimal. The maple neck’s “C”-shaped profile provides comfortable chording and the necessary forgiving nature to combat discouragement while learning the ropes. Paired with its Tele-standard 25.5-inch scale length, the Sonic Telecaster is about as perfect a representation of “trainable meets traditional” as you’ll find — even the factory .009-gauge strings are quick to get used to.
Why do guitar fanatics love the Tele? One big reason is its iconic sharp, sparkly single-coil sound. Equipped with a pair of Ceramic Tele Single-Coil pickups in the original Telecaster configuration, the Sonic Telecaster delivers in spades. From country to rock, alternative, and beyond, nothing beats the sculptability of single-coil tones, making for the perfect benchmark for blossoming beginners. (Music Experience tip: the Sonic Telecaster can also produce a credible jazz tone — just roll-off the tone knob to taste.) Guitar legends like Jimmy Page, Bruce Springsteen, and Keith Richards have all favored that timeless Tele twang, and needless to say, it’s no mere coincidence!
Phenomenal feel? Check. Superb sound? Check. Stunning visuals? You bet! The Sonic Telecaster comes dressed in a variety of classic finishes, arming beginners with a legendary-looking instrument. Additional visual charm comes in the form of chrome hardware across the control knobs and plate, sealed die-cast tuning machines, and a 6-saddle Telecaster Bridge. Make no mistake, the Squier Sonic Telecaster has the sonic and visual makings for a spectacular springboard instrument — all for a price that’s virtually unbeatable!k
Ask any musician: whether you’re searching for your first instrument or a more affordable guitar option, Squier’s Sonic Series should be at the top of the list. Options ranging from classic Stratocasters to beefy Precision basses provide beginner musicians with all the essentials required to start their audial journey — without sacrificing sound quality. Likewise, a new, expanded library of color options and body styles ensures every musician can access the perfect instrument. Topped off with the same durable build and tonal capabilities as every other Squier instrument, the Sonic Series provides years of reliable and authentic performance to any player.
The Squier Sonic™ Esquire® H is ready to launch any musical adventure into warp speed, offering iconic Fender® style and inspiring tone for players at any stage. This Esquire sports a slim and inviting “C”-shaped neck profile and a thin, lightweight body for optimal playing comfort while a Squier® humbucking (H) bridge pickup delivers substantial, high-output tone. Further details of this model include a 6-saddle hardtail bridge for reliable intonation, sealed-gear tuning machines for smooth, accurate tuning and durable chrome-plated hardware that is sure to catch the spotlight.
A 6-saddle hardtail bridge allows for individual height and intonation adjustment of each string for optimal performance.
Voiced in-house at Fender, these Squier single-coil pickups produce crisp, articulate tone for a wide variety of styles.
Sealed die-cast tuning machines have a smooth action for accurate tuning.
|Number of Strings
|Number of Frets
|21, Narrow Tall, Nickel
|6-Saddle Top-Load Hardtail with Block Saddles
|Squier Ceramic Single-coil
|Squier Ceramic Single-coil
|1 x volume, 1 x tone
|Manufacturer Part Number