There's no other electric guitar as recognizable and sought after as the Stratocaster. That isn't just boasting; it's a fact. At the same time, though, not all of us are prepared to make a huge investment in a top-end Custom Shop Strat. Thankfully, Fender has given us another option: Squier Classic Vibe Stratocasters. These instruments deliver the affordability you'd expect from the Squier label, but make no mistake: they're Fender Stratocasters through and through, with all the performance that entails. Like every Strat, these are built for playability, and they're a perfect way to give your guitar collection a classic touch.
In the simplest terms, choosing your Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster is as easy as picking your favorite decade from the Strat's early years. Go all the way back to the beginning with the Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '50s Electric Guitar, or catch up a few years to the Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Electric Guitar. Each of these axes is squarely devoted to the era that it represents, so you'll get the authentic playing experience and sound that you're looking for. What's more, they're both available in left-handed models, so you can play "right-side-up" no matter which way your neck is pointing.
Are you searching for something really special? If so, don't miss the Squier Classic Vibe 60th Anniversary Stratocaster Electric Guitar. 2014 may have been the diamond jubilee of the Strat, but this instrument is pure gold. Not literally, of course, but it does have a handsome gold paint job and hardware, paired with the design of the Classic Vibe '50s model. It's a fitting homage to a big milestone for what just may be the most celebrated electric guitar ever designed.
Whether you go all-out with the anniversary edition or keep things down-to-earth with another one of the Squier Classic Vibe Stratocasters, you can always count on the authentic vintage character that's infused in these axes from head to tail. They look, play and sound just like their retro cousins, and they do all that without making a big dent in your pocketbook. No matter how you look at it, that's an unbeatable combination.