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Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar Burgundy Mist with Matching Headstock

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The Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s is a rough-and-tumble electric guitar ready for almost any musical situation. With an alder body; rosewood fingerboard; 21-fret, vintage-tint gloss maple neck... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s is a rough-and-tumble electric guitar ready for almost any musical situation. With an alder body; rosewood fingerboard; 21-fret, vintage-tint gloss maple neck, this Strat definitely has that '60s vibe but with the modern playability of a 9-1/2" neck radius and medium-jumbo frets. This Squier Strat's tone is thick with a custom set of Alnico V single-coil pickups-a quick attack with a bit more midrange oomph and a bridge pickup that packs a knockout punch! Custom stagger pole pieces provide improved string-to-string balance.

Classic Vibe!

Back in 1982, the very first Squier by Fender guitars and basses came ringing out of Asia. Known for their excellent vintage-quality look, feel, sound, and construction, those early Squier instruments and their Fender-branded counterparts are now highly sought-after collector's items revered by guitar enthusiasts as models of "getting it right" while aiming at value-conscious players. The Squier Classic Vibe Series reflects that simultaneous commitment to excellence, value and vibe. Mirroring classic Fender designs, the Classic Vibe offering is not intended to be era or vintage correct-but rather imparting the vibe of a classic Fender design. Each with distinctive feature set combinations-all adding up to one classic looking instrument. Great sound, vintage looks, unbeatable value-Classic Vibe!

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Features
  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5" (241 mm)
  • Frets: 21, Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.65" (42 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Vintage style tuning machines
  • Bridge: Vintage style, 6-saddle tremolo
  • Pickguard: 3-ply Tortoise shell
  • Neck pickup: Custom Stratocaster pickup (AlNiCo V)
  • Middle pickup: Custom Stratocaster pickup (AlNiCo V)
  • Bridge pickup: Custom Stratocaster pickup (AlNiCo V)
  • Pickup switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone, Tone
  • Strings: (.009 - .042) Nickel Plated Steel
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SquierClassic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (6)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (6)
  • Jamming (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • School bands (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent guitar!! Read my review!

By Rick

from Massachusetts

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • gigs and rehearsals
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar:

    I have been playing since before I started school. I still have my first Strat..1965. I am a rock player and a blues player. Not a shredder. I played the 1965 all the way up into the 90s before I came down with GAS. I have lots of old and new USA guitars but nothing ever played like my old strat and tele. I have retired them. I gig with Squier bullet strats or a Squier surf strats and the CV stuff.

    The newer Strats changed and they do not feel like the old ones. They're heavier and bigger. I prefer Squiers. The size and weight is more like my 65. When the frets wear, I dress them or just buy another. I move my good pickguard/pickups to the cheap guitars as needed..until they wear out. The CV strats stay stock.

    This CV Strat is a few notches above the bullet. It sounds great. It plays great. If you know how to adjust a standard trem, it will stay in tune. The tuners are great. I play old music. Winter, Trower, Hendrix, Creedence, SRV etc. Not much gain used in that stuff so the guitar character shows when amplified.

    I have a 50th Anniversary American Deluxe and some 90s American Standards. I could go on about what I own but the point I am trying to make is that the CV strats are more like the real thing from the past than the real thing of today. I'm not slamming the real Fender's. I have lots of them.

    After playing for over 50 years, I have my preferences and the Squier Bullet, Surf Strat and the CV Strat feel more like what my 1965 Strat feels like.

    If you're not a brand snob, you'll find this guitar pleasant to play and the sound will nail the artists I mentioned without much effort. Put some good heavier strings on it. Crank up a low power Fender tube amp with decent overdrive pedal......work the volume knob on the guitar and you get pretty much get there without spending a fortune.

    This is hands down a great affordable Fender strat alternative. I won't waste $$ on a new Fender or Gibson

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Classic Vibe - Top of the Line!

    By The Ronfather

    from Boone, NC - The HIGH Country

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful Finish
    • Easy to Play
    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Learning
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar:

    I believe there's about 5 levels of Squires with the Classic Vibe (CV) frequently rated at the top. Each level changes up about $50 starting with the Bullet, Affinity, Standard, Vintage Modified up to the CV. Now I understand when people say "you get what you pay for," I brought 2 experienced (each in several bands from Blue Grass and Country to Rock) to play with it before I bought it. They were surprised to see that, in their opinion, it played and sounded as well as the lower priced MIM fender strats and far superior to the other Squires ("It's a great bang for the buck"). Speaking as a beginner, I found it easier to play then most of the other brands and choices in the $399 price range with several comparable exceptions from the higher end Epiphone line (the Les Paul and SGs). Obviously you need to go a "Guitar Center" and try it and find out for yourself. My best uses are limited because I'm just a novice with only about a dozen chords under my belt, but the chords don't buzz and it's easy on the fingers for a beginner (and I'm guessing, for a more experienced player as well). I hope you'll agree with much of what I've said after trying one out and comparing.

     
    5.0

    All the positive reviews were correct

    By Brant

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar:

    This thing plays and sounds much better than my MIM Star. Don't let the name on the headstock scare you away. If you are looking into purchasing a MIM start try this out first.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Solid Feel

    By Hays

    from Carlisle, Pa.

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

    • Fret dots on top of the neck are too small.
    • Sound on 1st string should be sharper. .09's.

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar:

    Admittedly I am a Gibson man, but this strat is well worth the price. Light compared to an LP, but has a springy, clean sound. Add some chorus to make a fuller sound, a little gain for some dirt, and this is one great guitar. Although so far it doesn't quite "sing" like an LP, you can still get some interesting and cutting tones. For the money I highly recommend this ax.

     
    5.0

    Great guitar for the money

    By Thinh Can

    from San Jose, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar:

      Feels very nice to play. The lacquered neck might bothered some people but it's not that big of a deal. Pickups are clean! Probably as clean as the Fender Standard Strat(probably).

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great guitar

      By TeenageJesus

      from Fort Worth TX

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar:

        I have owned many guitars through my journey and have been playing for about 12 years. Among the gear that I owned and some still owe are : -2002 CIJ Fender Jaguar, Squier J Mascis JM, MIM Stratocaster, Epiphone Dot and Ibanez Artcore AS73. I absolutely love this guitar. I mostly play Indie/ Shoegaze / Atmospheric / Noise so playing a Strat in my circle is somewhat unusual. This guitar blows away the CIJ Jaguar the MIM Strat and it has a much more better shaped neck than the JMJM ( IMHO) as it is thinner and more comfortable for small handed players. Easy to set up compared to the Jag or JM and extremely versatile. I know that people complain about the trem system on the Stratocasters, but I have been playing this thing for about a week abusing the tremolo and the guitar stays perfectly in tune. The neck on my MIM is a bat and the pickups as well as the trem system are of poorer quality. The only downside is the relatively cheap nut ( that does the job anyways). I have been playing this for about a week and it is the greatest instrument I have owned thus far, hands down.

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great sounding great quality

        By Pat

        from Pennsylvania

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics
        • Sounds Great

        Cons

        • Nothing

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • practice
        • Practicing
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar:

        Great guitar for practice and playing with friends

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Value!

        By mattdive mattdive

        from Tolland, CT

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar:

        I just got one of these Classic Vibe Strats from Squier after jonesin? for a Stratocaster for a while. I used to have a ?62 reissue Fender Strat from the early ?90?s (MIJ) that played better than any American-made strat I?ve played. I?m mostly a Les Paul guy, so I sold the Fender years ago and now I really miss it. This Squier Strat plays at least as good, with a smoother fretboard and a beautiful finish. Out of the box, I was surprised how low the action is ? and with no buzzes. The frets are finished nicely and are all leveled perfectly. The neck is straight and the overall fit and finish are flawless. Well worth the money! Note that the thickness of the rosewood fretboard is much thinner than my old Fender?s was. The intonation on the upper frets is off a bit (nothing that can?t be fixed at the bridge) and it has difficulty staying in tune. The tuning issue may have something to do with the cheezy strings that came on it ? or possibly the cheaply stamped tuning machines. Pickups sound okay with some great bluesy twang to it. The guitar sounds great unplugged, too. I?ll probably replace the tuners first, then perhaps the pots and caps, as those are also inferior. This guitar beats the pants off of the Mexican Fenders and in my experience is one of the best values in the guitar world!

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Classic vibe

        By Jack Inge

        from Raleigh nc

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar:

        I was skeptical at first when I opened the box because it was a squire. But I LOVE this guitar. The build quality and sound quality is fantastic. Everything on this guitar is at least three times better than the normal squire strat. The neck is very nice and I love the finish on it. The pictures don't do it justice. Buy it

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rock, Blues, Jazz or Metal it's all right here

        By River Ludington

        from Las Cruces NM

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar:

        I was going guitar shopping and decided i wanted a strat. After playing various Fender strats, i decided i would give this guitar a shot. It plays and sounds better than any guitar in its price range and with a few minimal upgrades this guitar is one i intend to keep for many years.

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