Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s (3-Tone Sunburst)Item ID: StratCV60SB
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Three Single-coil Pickups - 3-color Sunburst
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An Affordable Strat Dripping with Vintage Vibe!The Squier® Classic Vibe Stratocaster® '60s celebrates one of the world's most instantly recognizable guitars, with some modern features thrown in for good measure! Boasting an alder body with a 3-color sunburst finish, the Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s is built for vintage tone. The three custom vintage-style single-coil Strat® pickups boast staggered polepieces for improved string-to-string balance with alnico V magnets for excellent sustain. For classic Strat feel with enough touches to feel truly modern, look to the Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s.
Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s at a Glance:
Everything that makes a Strat a Strat
Like many Strats that have come before, the Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s sports an alder body with a 3-color sunburst finish. The traditional maple neck is tinted to resemble a vintage Strat neck with a rosewood fingerboard. The long-familiar Strat tone is managed with a trio of single-coil pickups powered by alnico V magnets for biting, aggressive tones with a strong midrange presence. A vintage-style synchronized tremolo rounds out the feature set.
Squier's Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s is also equipped with the features modern players demand. The maple neck is loaded with player-favorite medium-jumbo frets on a modern 9.5" radius neck with a rosewood fingerboard. Aged plastic parts lend a vintage vibe to the aesthetics, and white dot position markers run the length of the neck.
Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s Features:
Squier's Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s offers the best of yesterday and today!
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Mike, Cheney, WA
Reviewsbased on 9 reviews
by Mattdive from Tolland, CT USAI just got one of these Classic Vibe Strats from Squier after jonesiní for a Stratocaster for a while. I used to have a í62 reissue Fender Strat from the early Ď90ís (MIJ) that played better than any ... read more [+]American-made strat Iíve played. Iím 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 Ė 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 Fenderís was. The intonation on the upper frets is off a bit (nothing that canít 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 Ė or possibly the cheaply stamped tuning machines. Pickups sound okay with some great bluesy twang to it. The guitar sounds great unplugged, too. Iíll 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! close [-]
January 29, 2012
Music Background: playing for 30+ years
by tommy from south carolinaI Have owned ALOT of guitars and Strats in particular and this little Stratocaster has build quality that rivals its Made in Mexico cousins! The amber gloss tint on the maple neck is absolutely gorgeo... read more [+]us, many i have seen have subtle but visable flame in the maple, the alder body is very light weight with beautiful woodgrain shot in a vintage 3 tone sunburst (on 60's model) and the vintage style fender tuners really top it off! There are a few concerns though, as with any instrument.. The electronics are rather cheap with dime sized pots and thin sounding pickups on any setting, especially settings with moderate overdrive where the sound tends to become shrill and muddy even with boutique quality tube amplifiers. If the electronics are swapped out for quarter sized pots and your favorite single coils this guitar is a dead knockout in value! With very mild modifications this axe will be your go to instrument for years to come! Guaranteed! You will never put it down! My Gibson SG Standard had taken a back seat to this little beauty! Kudos Squier! I think you have gotten it right! close [-]
March 6, 2011
Music Background: Musician
by gerbear24k from central FloridaIm 70 years of age and have had Gibsons, Gretch and a couple of Fenders and one silvertone.
December 16, 2009
Music Background: Playing for 60 years
I saved the very best for last.
This is my first strat and Im in love again.
Out of th... read more [+]e box it plays like a dream. close [-]
where the h3ll did this guitar come from?
by James from Mason, MI usaPlayed on last weekend. Cant wait to own one. I sold all my gear about a year and a half ago and have been kicking myself for it.
June 10, 2009
Music Background: Hobbyist, performing musician... blah blah blah
The sales rep suggested this axe and I wont even consider anot... read more [+]her. Ive played for over 20 years and worked for a few years at a world reknown vintage string instruments store, have played strats that were priced at over five thousand bucks. I will never pay that much for a strat as long as fender keeps putting out guitars such as this. My styles range from bluesy to hard core metal. This axe handled everyting (as far as my taste goes)!!!
I cant believe they are under four hundred bones. now if only I can find an affordable orginal Plexi. close [-]
by exactaman from Kansas CithI picked this guitar up in a music store expecting to feel the same old sharp fret edges and poor quality neck. What I found was a guitar that had nicer smoother frets than the mexican made strats...... read more [+]and a neck that was just about perfection...
April 19, 2009
Music Background: 45 years of playing
I did not buy the guitar today but I will buy one just as soon as I sell my other guitar. close [-]
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