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Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar  

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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... Read More

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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
 
5.0

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Small venues (3)

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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).

    (1 of 2 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 2 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

      (4 of 5 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!

      (3 of 5 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.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simply a Great Guitar

      By Manuel Vasquez

      from NJ

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

      I bought the three color sunburst a couple months ago, and I have fallen in love with this guitar, even though it is not American it definitely matches or exceeds the quality of a MIM stratocaster. If someone passes this up simply because of the name on the head stock it is their loss. You can get classic hendrix tones out of this baby.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar

      By Jacob

      from Cincinnati Ohio

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

      This is a very nice guitar with a beautiful finish also is very durable, mine has been beaten up pretty good and still sounds brand new. The only negative I've experienced with this guitar is i had to tweek it a little to get it to stay in tune but overall this is a great guitar!

      (9 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A 'Next Level' Guitar

      By Mike

      from Marysville WA

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

      I've owned this guitar for 4 months and can't say enough good things about it. I have owned American Strats and MIM Strat that I have modded, and this is my favorite strat I have ever owned. (Not everyone will love it, but everyone will see its fantastic value.) The Neck This is the best guitar neck I have ever used. EVER. When I set it up to a low action, there was no fret buzz. The edges of the frets are perfectly finished with no sharp edges and their heights are perfect. This is unheard of in this price range. Also, the neck is a thin c-shaped neck. Very comfortable and fast to play. If you have small fingers, or simply prefer a thin neck, this guitar has the best neck you can find. The Tone This guitar has a wonderful tone and sustain. You can hear this when you play the guitar unplugged, it rings with a pleasing tone. The Alnico V pickups are pretty hot and drive an amp well. I had a lot of fun dialing in the height of this pickups to get the tone that I wanted. I found that the neck pickup of this guitar might be as good as any neck pickup that I have ever heard. A bold and full tone that will get you a Strat quack tone in the notch positions, but a gorgeous tone when just the middle pickup is selected. One tip I should give is that because these are hot Alnico pickups, you might generally want to keep the volume rolled down a bit. I play it at about 60% volume and it sounds amazing, and crank it when I want to drive the amp more. (I did raise the pickups a bit when I bought it too.) I haven't played a lot of squiers, but I had heard that most squiers had really bad volume and tone pots, but the pots on this guitar work great and are gradual and don't give you all of the volume with a 20 degree turn. The reviews that tell you that this is a 'great guitar for the money' are understating how good this guitar is. When I bought this guitar I compared it to the MIM Strats, Highway One Strats and even some US Strats. I messed around in the store raising and lowering pickups and plugging it into different types of amplifiers. I wanted to spend less than $1000, and bought this guitar for $300 with a coupon. As I was driving home, I was thinking that I would probably be disappointed with it at some point and just bring it back and buy a US strat or a Highway One, but I brought it home and it sounded better than the store. I have not had one second of buyer's remorse. When people laugh at the Squier on the headstock, I laugh at the price that they paid for a guitar that sounds inferior to mine.

      (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A great guitar for the money.

      By Jonathon McCunn

      from Verobeach,FL.

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

      I don't own one,but my band mate has it.I played it a gig and it plays and sounds wounderful.the neck and fret work is great.The finish is nice.It is right up there with my american standard strat. Now the down side to the guitar. I told my bandmate that had a hotrails pickup for sale and I told him I would sell it to him and I would put it in for him.So he gave some money and the guitar. I took it home and pulled off the pickgaurd and to my suprise I seen the worst looking pots.5way switch and wire I have ever seen.I had that made in china look. So to everyone who buys a one of these guitars you need to understand just because it looks great on the outside,that don't mean it has the same craftmenship on the inside.Now saying that I would still buy one.It is nice for the money.

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