Fender have been building electric guitars since the 50’s, and in this time they have built and designed some of the most iconic guitars in the world.
The instruments they built over the years have become incredibly sought after, regularly fetching prices far beyond what most could afford.
With this is mind, Fender decided to recreate some of their most loved designs over the decades. What’s more is, they did it under their Squier brand, allowing them to bring them to a far more attainable price point.
Enter the Squier Classic Vibe series of electric guitars – The range includes iconic Fender shapes like the Stratocaster and Telecaster, and includes models that pay homage to their most iconic decades, the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. And it’s not all about budget; the Classic Vibe series is built in Indonesia to the absolute highest standards, making them the premier offering in the Squier range.
Let’s take a look at what Squier have on offer in the Classic Vibe series.
The Classic Vibe 50’s provides unmistakable 50’s-era Fender vibe and tone. That long-familiar tone comes from custom alnico III single-coil pickups-clear and bright, with terrific sustain, bring the tone and vibe of the 50’s to life.
Squier have kept true to the design style of the 50’s, with a classic 6-point tremolo bridge on the Stratocaster and a string-through bridge with three barrel saddles on the Telecaster, all paired with classic vintage colour schemes.
Enter the 70’s, and enter Jaguars, Alnico V pickups, and Humbuckered Strats. The Classic Vibe 70’s range continues the the same construction elements, but brings forth the design staples of the era, like heavily lacquered necks and beautiful block inlays.