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Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar  2-Color Sunburst

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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 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (19)
  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good tone (17)
  • Good pick up (15)
  • Solid electronics (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (16)
  • Practicing (16)
  • Recording (14)
  • Small venues (13)
  • Rock concerts (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (17), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I love this strat

I've been looking at these guitars every since they first came out. I wanted the 3 tone sunburst 60s model. I was at GC and stumbled across this 50s 2 tone sunburst used for...Read complete review

I've been looking at these guitars every since they first came out. I wanted the 3 tone sunburst 60s model. I was at GC and stumbled across this 50s 2 tone sunburst used for ninety ninety. The body has a few dings but no big deal. This guitar sounds and plays amazing. Who ever had this guitar before me has some how wore the finish down on the back of the neck perfectly.It feels amazing. I think they put to much finish on the back of their necks. I know, some people like the heavy gloss. It had couple of issues. The volume did crackle but it is used. I changed the volume pot. The other issue was the B string tuner screw was loose. Used the toothpick trick (easy fix). I put a american made string tree on it, but that's just my preference I like the way look on my guitar. It cost me around twenty to fix my guitar, but well worth it. I got an excellent guitar. All in all buy this guitar if you are looking for a great strat for little money, you can't beat it for the price. Squier has the best selection of guitars for the money and quality. You can pick one up used and easily upgrade it for less than a mim and have a gig worthy guitar. My guitar is an '08 model and it has held up well, so if you are wondering about the quality they hold up, even though I had to change the volume pot. They hold up and hold their value well. I got lucky finding my so cheap. I want the Jaguar and the new '72 Tele's with the humbuckers.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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4.0

I like the MIM strats better

By Boulder Holder

from Boulder Colorado

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Poor Pick Up
  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

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

These are pretty good guitars certainly better than the bullet and affinity, but I have compared them with the standard strat and the classic vibe is not a better guitar. it is the best Squire label guitar. The tuners, neck, pup's and electronics on my MIM are all better, but that does not diminish the good quality of the Classic vintage. I must say that I have found the G & L guitars very high quality compared to all strat like guitars and I would choose a G & L over these guitars, these are competitive.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Guitar.

By scm_1

from DFW, Texas

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    This is not a good guitar "for the money," but just a very good guitar, period. The flat neck is the most comfortable Strat neck I've played. Sold electronics that don't need to be changed out, as is commonly thought with Squier models. The tuners work well and look very cool. The glossy finish on the maple is very classy, and the overall fit and finish is excellent. This isn't just a guitar to play till you get a "real Strat"; this is a real Strat.

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    4.0

    Great guitar for the money

    By Michael

    from Portland, Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        This is a great Strat for the money. This is a lot nicer than the Mexican Fender Strats I've played in years past. Don't let the Squier name fool you...this is the real deal.

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        4.0

        nice, but fret buzz, needs setup

        By bobby

        from Satellite Beach Florida

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

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

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

        It's not a USA Strat, but its decent for the money. I got mine professionally setup and I had to take it back in because of fret buzz but I've pretty much got it taken care of now.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        CV 50s Strat

        By Dave Herman

        from Santa Fe, NM

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts

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

          Sounds great.
          Fret work is great.
          Finish is perfect, Sherwood Green that looks kinda blue.
          Probably buy three of these.
          Nice set-up from MF.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I love this strat

          By Love Fenders

          from Denham Springs La.

          About Me Experienced

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

          I've been looking at these guitars every since they first came out. I wanted the 3 tone sunburst 60s model. I was at GC and stumbled across this 50s 2 tone sunburst used for ninety ninety. The body has a few dings but no big deal. This guitar sounds and plays amazing. Who ever had this guitar before me has some how wore the finish down on the back of the neck perfectly.It feels amazing. I think they put to much finish on the back of their necks. I know, some people like the heavy gloss. It had couple of issues. The volume did crackle but it is used. I changed the volume pot. The other issue was the B string tuner screw was loose. Used the toothpick trick (easy fix). I put a american made string tree on it, but that's just my preference I like the way look on my guitar. It cost me around twenty to fix my guitar, but well worth it. I got an excellent guitar. All in all buy this guitar if you are looking for a great strat for little money, you can't beat it for the price. Squier has the best selection of guitars for the money and quality. You can pick one up used and easily upgrade it for less than a mim and have a gig worthy guitar. My guitar is an '08 model and it has held up well, so if you are wondering about the quality they hold up, even though I had to change the volume pot. They hold up and hold their value well. I got lucky finding my so cheap. I want the Jaguar and the new '72 Tele's with the humbuckers.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great deal

          By Thunders Rulz

          from Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • None That I Can Find

          Best Uses

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

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

          This is my third classic vibe, I also have a Jaguar and a tele style p-bass in addition to the newly purchased Strat in Sherwood Green. This guitar is great, it sounds like a strat in all positions. I was torn between the classic vibe and the G&L Tribute. I don't regret my choice. All three of the classic vibes I own are solid, good sounding instrumetns set up great right out of the box. If you're on the fence, buy it, you won't regret it. I can't compare it to a U.S. strat just because I haven't played one in so long. I have played a few MIM strats and it sounds better to me.

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          5.0

          Great price for a well made Strat

          By Snoopy

          from Cincinnati, Ohio

          About Me Experienced

          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:

            Have to say this was well worth the money. It has a good feel, not too heavy, the frets are some of the best I've played in the affordable range. Electronics seem to be clean after a year with no dirt or loss of sound when changing settings.

            Action was pretty good, but I had zero feet buzz so after lowering strings just a bit it was great. Intonation was easy to set up as well. Tuners have been very good at keeping it in tune. I check often and it's usually spot on.

            Color is just amazing for the price. I have the 50's with maple. Would buy again.
            Sound is in my opinion exactly what a strat should be. I'm a clapton fan, for the money this gets me as close as I'm gonna get. You CAN spend a LOT more but I would say it compares very well to the MIM Strat. Hope this helps, and as ALWAYS, MF had a perfect transaction. Fast and packed perfectly.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Impressed

            By Chris

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                This guitar looks and sounds amazing. This is better than any Mex Standard I have ever tried. Anyone who looks down on this because of the Squier name has either not played one or is flat out crazy! Great action, pickups, and neck (I have the maple one) too. I'm just really impressed with the quality, don't normally review anything but in this case had to. I have this thing hanging (proudly) between two American standards and it gets prob 10x the playtime.

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                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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