Squier Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster Electric Guitar

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The Squier Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster brings you back to an adventurous decade of music. With retro looks and sound, the Classic Vibe '60s Strat rocks.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Maple neck Bright tone, full sustain and strength
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
Vintage-style single-coil alnico pickups Classic Fender tone and versatility

The rough-and-tumble Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s evokes that musically adventurous decade, with a few modern features added. The alder body has a three-color Sunburst finish, the '60s vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has a rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets and a modern 9.5-inch radius. The thick tone comes from the alnico V single-coil pickups -- quick attack with a bit more midrange force and a knockout bridge pickup. Custom staggered polepieces provide improved string-to-string balance.

Model Number: 030-3010-(500)

Series: Classic Vibe Series

Colors: (500) 3-Color Sunburst, (Gloss Polyester Finish)

Body: Alder

Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern "C" Shape, (Gloss Polyester Finish)

Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5"

No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets

Pickups: 3 Custom Vintage Style Single-Coil Strat(R) Pickups with Staggered, AlNiCo 5 Magnet Pole Pieces and Aged White Covers

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

Pickup Switching:
5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup

Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo

Machine Heads: Vintage Style Tuning Machines

Hardware: Chrome

Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoise Shell

Scale Length: 25.5"

Width at Nut: 1.650"

Unique Features: Aged White Knobs, Pickup Covers and Switch Tip, Vintage Tinted Neck, White Dot Position Inlays, Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut

Strings: Fender Super 250L, (.009 to .042) Nickel Plated Steel p/n 073-0250-003

Notice: Product Prices, Features, Specifications and Availability Are Subject To Change Without Notice

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 480-596-7195

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (23 ratings)
Submitted January 9, 2010 by a customer from yahoo.com
"Wow! Great value and stunning quality for the price."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I am thinking of selling off my other Fenders and keeping this one, and maybe a Classic Vibe Tele.

Sound
I have been playing since before Woodstock (the first one) and I have played practically every vintage and collector's model Fender over those years. I currently have a '60s Telecaster (an original, not a reissue) and an Eric Johnson strat. This 60's Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster plays and sounds better than the Tele, and sounds as good (OK, in a different way) and plays very nearly as well as the EJ for a fraction of the price. To be honest, I since I bought the guitar, I play it all of the time and the other two Fenders are sleeping peacefully in their cases.

Features
The neck is not exactly like the EJ Strat, which I love, but reminds me more of my '62 Jazzmaster than any guitar that I have ever played. The CV Squier Strat stays in tune for days at a time and is a pleasure to pick up and play. Say what you want about crafted in China guitars, but the finish on this Strat would put any 70s-80s Fender to shame--it is flawless.

Ease of Use
The CV Squier has a very interesting crunchy sound that is much more powerful and full than the original 50s and 60s Strats.

Quality
I am in awe of the quality in this guitar--for any price.

Value
Seriously? I challenge anyone to find a better value on the market today. read more

Manufacturer Support
I have not needed support. However, Fender has been very responsive to my inquiries and requests in the past.

The Wow Factor
It a beautifully rendered example of classic Fender styling.

Musical Background:
Hobbyist, now, but actively played for over 30 years.

Musical Style:
Rock, Country, Soft Rock, Original, Blues
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