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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

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 28 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (7)
  • Good feel (7)
  • Good tone (6)
  • Good pick up (5)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Practicing (7)
  • Jamming (5)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Recording (4)
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(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic Vibe Stratocaster 60's is Better than you think!

By Mike G.

from NY, NY

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

This is the best Stratocaster I have ever played. I have owned a USA made, MiM and the old Squier Stratocasters and this is one HELL of a Squier Sratocaster. I really like playing it the neck is smooth and the fret edges are not sharp it is a dream to play on this neck. The pickups are nice and hot Alnico V magnets and the tone of the strat really shines through. I am really amazed at how great this guitar sounds and the quality. If you want a Strat and want to save some coin for other guitar stuff this one is it! This is not a toy this is a true Fender in disguise!

(17 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow...

By rmz

from Houston, TX

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

I have never been a fan of Squires, almost without exception they are made with poor build quality from poor quality materials... the classic vibe series Squires are a big exception, these are quality instruments. This model: the 60's classic vibe has features typical of guitars that cost several hundred dollars more, for example: 2-piece Alder body, (high quality) Alnico V single-coil pickups with staggered poles for perfect balanced volume. The glossy, C-shape neck with meaty 9.5 radius feels substantial. The vintage-style tuners and bridge add great aesthetics.... Out of the box, action and setup were perfect. No buzz whatsoever... This guitar feels great and sound great!

(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A steal!

By Denny

from IL

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

When I was walking around looking for guitars to try out, this caught my eye. When I started to play this, I knew that I had to get this guitar SOMEDAY. The single coils give a great classic tone and the finish is beautiful. The picture on this website honestly does no justice! This CIC strat has an entirely different feel to it in the neck with its gloss finish on the maple, but it feels great! If you want a great strat for classic tones and rock n roll pomp with a tight budget, this guitar is for you.

(12 of 14 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.

(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best avialable Squier you can get

By Shane Corcoran

from Rockville, MD

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

A great guitar with the classic Fender sound, with a beautiful finish. Buy it.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow ...

By Don Brozz

from Rhode Island

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

I went to Guitar Center to purchase a Mexican Strat, or possibly, a pre-owned American model. Upon walking in the door I saw a Classic Vibe 60 sitting on a stand and was immediately taken by the amazing quality of the fit and finish. So I picked it up, played a few (unplugged) notes and was blown away by the guitars feel and playability. Not wanting to limit my options, I played a few Mexis, and even a used USA model, but, I came back to the CV. Why you ask? It blew the Mexi series away. The look, feel, even the sound was above and beyond any Mexi I tried. Yes the USA Strat was a bit better as far as tone, and a "refined" feel, but comparing this to a USA model isnt apples to apples. Even though this little gem held its own against its bigger badder cousin. Bottom line, this guitar is the best "bang for the buck" Strat you will ever find. Pictures do not do this guitar justice, it is absolutely beautiful. If you're on the fence about purchasing, go for it. You wont be sorry.

(7 of 8 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!

(6 of 11 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.

(5 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MORE THAN GOOD!!

By joe c.

from san antonio tx

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

I got this guitar a few months ago.I wanted good FENDER brand for a cheap price i looked n looked till i found this one.The neck is kinda fast easy to bend notes n realy nice.the pickups have a very key tone then if u pick it up alike tube sound realy good with disstortion tha tuners is the only thing thats bad but tighten them n it will be fine not a lot of buzz like other strats n the sunburst color is just beautiful i changed the pick guard to black tho it looks better to me.its realy strong to n long lasting belive me i know its bein trugh tha worst hiting on fire n droped from a 2story.just get tha guitar u wont regret it

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Guitar

By John

from Jacksonville,Fla

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

After,receiving this guitar and unpacking it,I kinda jumped the gun a tuned her up and played it,perfect intonation from the factory,the bridge was locked down,guess thats for shipping purposes.I broke out the tuner and did a proper set up of the Bridge/Guitar by Fender specs.I've owned 3 American strats in the past and this little guitar can keep up with em' right out of the box, nice full sound,and at a budgit price,and did I mention the quality craftsmanship??Alder body looks great and the rosewood fingerboard is sweet,and of course the maple neck is a given,I bought the 3-color sunburst,I may have to order another one of these in white

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