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  • Body: Alder
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape
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Classic vibe with modern refinements.

The Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s is an electric guitar that leaves no doubt as to its true Fender identity. With its cool finishes on an alder body and 21-fret vintage tint gloss maple neck, this beauty definitely has that '50s vibe. But you also get the modern playability of a 9.5" radius neck and medium jumbo frets. The tone is unmistakable as well, with a custom set of AlNiCo 3 single-coil pickups. This Squier guitar's tone is clear and bright with terrific sustain even in crunch mode! Custom-staggered 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 has a distinctive feature set combinations— 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: Maple, 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: 1-ply white
  • Neck pickup: Custom Stratocaster pickup (AlNiCo III)
  • Middle pickup: Custom Stratocaster pickup (AlNiCo III)
  • Bridge pickup: Custom Stratocaster pickup (AlNiCo III)
  • 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 '50s Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (11)
  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming (10)
    • Practicing (10)
    • Recording (9)
    • Small venues (9)
    • Rock concerts (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Classic Vibe 50's Stratocaster

    Best guitar I have ever bought. I feel cheated by Fender for all the American made over priced garbage I have bought over the years. Go Squier!
    I just purchased a Classic...Read complete review

    Best guitar I have ever bought. I feel cheated by Fender for all the American made over priced garbage I have bought over the years. Go Squier!
    I just purchased a Classic Vibe 50's Strat. I also own a Fender American Eric Clapton Strat and a 62 American Reissue Strat. I have owned several other Fender American and Mexican Strats in the past. Let me tell you that my Classic Vibe puts all the others to shame. The pickups on this guitar are the Stratiest pickups I have ever had the pleasure to play! Quack like a duck! Stop wasting your hard earned dollars on American Strats and buy a Squier. You won't believe your ears! Plays great right out of the box. Chinese quality control is meticulous, has to be played to believed.
    Top quality all the way!
    Unbelievable!

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    Classic Vibe 50,s Squier

    All in all this is a great guitar with some careless mistakes on it..A shame really but i think the pickups sound great and the neck feels good and the bodys...Read complete review

    All in all this is a great guitar with some careless mistakes on it..A shame really but i think the pickups sound great and the neck feels good and the bodys light..I would buy one again but go over it first to avoid the problems above.
    It has great pickups and the neck feels great.Also the frets are nicely done
    They drilled the 6 hole tremolo crooked,it looks like some guy just eyeballed it and drilled.Use a template next time?.The string tring tree hole was drilled to big for the string tree screw and the screw wouldnt tighten.I had to to use the the tooth pick method on my brand new guitar.Truss rod is hard to turn..All in all thats about it for the bad.I noticed all this stuff wrong with it unfortunatly after i modified it so,(i mean who unscrews the bridge to check the holes?),well im going to start too

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    5.0

    Amazing guitar

    By bballhack

    from San Jose, CA

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar:

      This is one sweet guitar. I also purchased the Classic Vibe Tele 50's (just as exceptional). I have guitars from Parker (Nitefly) and Gibson (ES-345)and a high end Fender American Standard Strat. The Classic Vibe 50's Strat sounds and plays just as good as any of the ones I already own. The neck radius is perfect, the Alnico 3 is awesome sounding; no need to replace them. This is one well constructed instrument. You cannot go wrong if you pick one up. The price is amazing for what you get.

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      5.0

      Best strat for your money hands down

      By mil182

      from Chicago

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Quality Build

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar:

        Towards the end of last summer I decided I wanted to add a stratocaster to my arsenal. I was looking for the best quality strat for a decent price. After a few months of research and regular trips to my local guitar store I had my mind set that I was going to buy one of the Mexican made fender strats and modify/upgrade it if needed.

        I came across this guitar on the internet and didn't think I wanted to bother with a squier, but all the reviews were fantastic. They had only one at my guitar shop so i decided to try it and man, I was blown away.

        This guitar to me felt better and sounded better than any of the Mexican made strats they were selling and kept up with all of my more expensive fenders (and other guitars) with ease.

        The neck on the guitar is honestly one of the best necks I've ever played. I get around it so easily and its very comfortable. The one piece maple neck and fingerboard plays awesome. the fretwork and setup was fantastic. The 9.5 radius feels great in my hands (I'm 6' tall and have normal to bigger sized hands for comparison).

        The body is solid alder and sounds pretty good. Most strats wont resonate very much or sustain so well, but for a strat its pretty solid.

        as far as the electronics go, I was shocked at how good the pickups sounded. They really have a vintage sound with minimal noise. The pots were all good and everything was put together very nice. Insides were super clean.

        The hardware is solid as well. The vintage style tuners hold tune great. I am not really much of a trem guy, so I can't comment much on the bridge as I plan on blocking off the trem system.

        I absolutely love the vintage tint on the neck. I have the fiesta red model. I didn't have much of a choice as it was the only one available, however I do like it and the finish on the body is very nice. I especially like the off-white pickup covers and knobs on the white pickguard.

        Finally I will say, after owning this guitar for about 6 months I only made one modification. I changed the bridge pickup out for a dimarzio bc-2. This wasn't really as much of an upgrade as it was a change of the sound. I just wanted a humbucker style rhythm tone from my bridge (as I have to sing in my band and live play a lot of rhythms while I sing) while keeping the neck and middle stock for that traditional "quack" sound of a strat.

        Overall I think that this is the best stratocaster you can buy for the money. It's great stock and easy to modify if you want! If stolen I would definitely purchase a new one. In fact I plan on buying another anyways, maybe a 60s vibe?

        I would recommend this guitar to anyone of any skill level. I have been playing for 10 years, recording and live with bands and it honestly blew me away.

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        5.0

        Squier Classic Vibe 50's Stratocaster

        By MagicBiddie

        from Texas

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        Pros

        • Beautiful Guitar
        • Excellent workmanship
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good pickups
        • Good Tone
        • Light Weight
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Should Include A Gig Bag

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues
        • Worship

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar:

        My background is 40 years of playing and probably owned over a hundred guitars.

        I got the white one with the gold anodized pick guard. It actually arrived in tune and strobed out accurately intonated! D'Addario strings too = nice. Very good workmanship and the fret work is quite well done with no sharp edges, and good polishing. Truss rod was perfect as checked with a straight edge. The guitar is very light in weight too which is always nice.

        I had to use it within the week onstage in bone stock as issued condition when the jack on my main guitar failed (I had decided to carry the CV 50's as a backup since it was so light). To my surprise it actually sounded as good as the main guitar which has Duncan pickups! The only mods I will make is to add a steel tremolo block and USA pots, although they are really just desires as the stock parts work well and are quiet. I may also add some GFS pickups. All these mods are just because I am a tweaker - the guitar doesn't need anything.

        The bottom line is that this guitar is an exceptionally good instrument at any price, and it motivates me when I play it! If the Squire label bothers you, then just either don't look at it or sand it off. The guitar is a keeper at any price.

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        5.0

        Awesome guitar

        By Jimbo33

        from Livonia, mi

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar:

        Love it. Great quality!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Don't hesitate, hit the "Buy it Now"!

        By Pickalot

        from New Jersey, USA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar:

          Professional quality instrument at a very affordable price, Fender has done it again!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Well kept secret gone wild

          By ROBERT SCIFI

          from New york

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          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar:

          The Squire 50s vibe Strat ,one of those great surprises we all read about 10 years from know, and are sorry we didn't buy one! The quality of the workmanship on this guitar far exceed MIM Strats, and the standard . Even though we all seem to tend to shy away from China Production , it seems these (Crafted in China 50s Vibes )are worth every Penny, and more .
          Right out of the box ,the feel and set up are there , very comfortable neck , and if you investigate this guitar further you will find that Tonerider Safaris are the chosen pickups ( similar to 54s , with a little more bite ) . This guitar is for Rock ,and Blues, so if your looking for a metal players guitar , Don't Look At This Guitar !
          Sound wise ,it's a beauty those 50s Strat tones , Surfing , Rockin and Smooth !

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just A Great Guitar

          By 70GS350

          from Oregon City

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everything And Then Some
            • Jamming
            • Large Venues
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar:

            Before I give any comment I want to say I have been playing for 45 years so I have pick up a few guitars. Let me start by saying This Guitar is one of the best guitars that is over look by a lot of players in todays world. I can't believe that these are not flying off the shelf's. I own 2 of these and 2 of the 60's Classic Vibe's and a Jaguar and a Jazzmaster all are Squiers Classic Vibes. I even bought a couple of the maple necks and put some together. These guitars are the best bang for the buck you will find.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Real Deal

            By Jazzcat59-uvjzo

            from St.Louis,MO

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Recording
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar:

              The high build quality at this price is scary!

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AWESOME AS IT GETS ! ! !

              By GUFFY C.

              from GAINESVILLE FLORIDA

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Looks So Cool

              Cons

              • Waiting For It To Arrive

              Best Uses

              • Taking The Lead Solo

              Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar:

              THE FIRST ONE HAD A SMALL COSMETIC FLAW BUT THE GOOD FOLKS AT MUSICIANS FRIEND INSISTED ON SENDING A REPLACEMENT STRAT 2ND DAY AIR! BRAVO DUDES - YOU'RE THE BEST FRIENDS A MUSICIAN COULD EVER HAVE! THANKS AGAIN FOR THE GREAT DEAL!!!

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solid guitar, great price

              By rhgrossi

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fun To Play
              • Good Feel
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar:

                This Strat arrived in perfect condition and after a quick tuning, I was playing away on it. It was set up perfectly with no buzz and great action. I'm used to playing a Gibson LP so the maple fretboard and radial surface took a little getting used to, but now I'm all over it. It's faster than the LP and lighter gauge strings and maple fretboard make for easier bending and slides. To my ears, it has a great classic Strat tone and feel. I looked at a lot of American Standards and Deluxes, but this guitar delivers pretty much the same results at a fraction of the cost.

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