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Squier Classic Vibe Series: The Test

Do you feel the vibe? Squier has been making low-cost guitars based on Fender designs since 1982. Because their early guitars have now become collector items for some, Squier is seeking to regain some of that magic with their Classic Vibe Series. This latest series was launched to capture the "vibe" of classic Fender designs as opposed to trying to be exact reproductions of vintage models. read more…

User reviews on Squier Stratocaster products

Squier Bullet Special (Squier - Bullet Strat Special)

By MGR/Axebutcher, 14/06/2009
Bought it used for $40 w/ a decent gig bag out the door from a pawn shop. Red colored body, black pickguard, black hardware, hardtail bridge, low grade black tuning gears. One humbucker in bridge position, one volume knob. EVH style. Cool. Was dirty when I bought it. Took it home, took parts off, cleaned it, cleaned everything, adjusted truss rod in neck, adjusted bridge saddles, restrung with 09-42 grade strings, actually, their "Darco" strings manu. by Martin, so they are decent. Plays probably as well as buying it off the rack from Guitar Center when they sold them in 2002 or so. Except, of course, this one's used... also this is the one humbucker pickup version

$40 bones, used, from my local pawn here in Western Wa. Pawn X-Change.

It's simplicity. I've owned another guitar like this years ago, the Encore Lead One Fender Copy I also reviewed here. That one, same type of features: one bridge humbucker, hardtail bridge, one volume knob. So, yeah, like this one.

Well, it's a challenge for the strings to stay in tune. So, guess I could change the pegs to higher quality ones.

It was used, so it had some belt buckle "rash" on the back of the body, some scratches up front, but overall, no big deal. Just "broken in", really. Some rust here or there, but it's a knock around guitar for me, a plunker for around the house, so it fits the bill nicely.

Just a beater guitar, that's all. Don't expect to become a rock star with it! Have fun with these kinds of guitars. The Squiers, Epiphones, them like driving a rental car!! I'm out...

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Squier Affinity Series Stratocaster (Squier - Affinity Stratocaster)

By MGR/Laklander, 25/02/2010
The Squier Affinity Strat is a great bargain! Mine is black with rosewood fingerboard and the classic '70s 'big' Fender headstock. The Squier is set up like most Strats: three single-coil pickups, five-way pickup selector switch; classic six-screw tremolo bar; 21 frets; solid alder body; diecast tuners; one Volume and two Tone controls; white pickguard. I've been playing professionally as a bassist for 45 years.

I'm a bassist but I know enough guitar to be dangerous with small children. I wanted something that would allow me to put down basic -- and I mean basic -- rhythm tracks for home recording. And I didn't want to spend a ton. I picked this instrument up at Hollowood Music in McKees Rocks, PA (one of the area's oldest music stores) for $125 without case.

The Squier Strat is well made, looks great and sound much more like a 'real' Fender Strat than some of the other foreign-made Strat copies. Pretty much a one-stop solution for a basist like me who dabbles in guitar.

I like everything about this guitar. Although I'm sure a real guitarist would hear a difference between the sound of the Squier and the American made Strats, it is perfect for my needs.

Fit and finish are first-class -- no sharp fret ends, nice finish on the body. Played well right out of the box with no adjustment. It holds tune better than many of the $100 guitars I've played and comes with the Fender warranty if any problems do develop.

The Fender Squier Affinity Strat is a bargain-priced (less than $150) guitar for someone looking for the Fender sound and vibe without breaking the bank. Plays well right out of the box and a great alternative to those no-name Strat clones almost very music store seems to have.

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Squier Stratocaster Classic Vibe 60 (Squier - Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s LH)

By LazBro123, 30/06/2010
- Body: Alder
- Finish: Polyester
- Neck: 1-Piece Maple, Modern 'C' Shape
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 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: 3-ply Tortoise shell
- Neck pickup: Custom Stratocaster pickup (AlNiCo V)
- Middle pickup: Custom Stratocaster pickup (AlNiCo V)
- Bridge pickup: Custom Stratocaster pickup (AlNiCo V)
- 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
I have been playing the guitar for about five years.

I bought this guitar new at Guitar Center for about $350, but I have gotten better and bought a Gibson SG, but this is a fantastic beginner's guitar. I bought it because I loved Squiers, and when I first saw this guitar, it made all the other beginner guitars on the wall look cheap (Other Squiers and Epiphones etc.).

The tone of this guitar is good. For a Squier, it's amazing! The guitar felt great at the time, but I like that Gibson and Epiphone feel more, because it has a fatter neck, which is my preference, but it feels fantastic for Fender and Squier lovers. The electronics are solid, and the guitar is easy to play.

There are a couple things I don't like about this guitar. When I purchased this guitar and brought it back home, it needed a setup. The E, A and G string were buzzing and were always getting out of tune when I bended them and played chords with the guitar. Also, when you first buy the guitar, the strings need to be replaced with better ones, because the standard ones are not so great.

For a Squier, the quality of this guitar is unheard of. It is made with decent materials. The pieces fit together pretty well, but one of the knobs fell off a week after I played the guitar. I would worry a bit if I dropped this guitar. but not too much. The wood is awesome quality for a Squier!

Great guitar for the money, a beginner's dream. It was worth the money, and good value. Change the strings when you first buy the guitar, and a setup!

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sweet (Squier - Classic Vibe Stratocaster '60s)

By stompboxjon, 19/06/2012
The Squier Strat Vibe Series is an affordable guitar that is vintage style that’s why it says 60’s. I am pretty sure that it comes in a few different color tones if I remember correctly though I have used the same that that is pictured. With the Chrome hardware and a complete vintage type of style it is sure to have your friends and family and fellow musicians in complete shock. Just by the look of it looks like you paid a fortune for it and in fact it really doesn’t cost as much as it looks. And not in a cheap way either, most companies try to make something look better than it actually is, this Strat actually looks great and sounds just a great if not better.


I have been using Strats off and on for years and years now. I have even done a few small gigs with the Squier Vibe Series. For some reason when I ordered it online a while back, it took over a week to get and the suspense was killing me, then when I got it, there was a huge scratch on the front body panel of the guitar. Nothing else looked bad at all, but that scratch had me upset because I paid for something new and I get a scratched unit. They offered to refund me a portion of the or I could send it back or take it into the local GC. So I just took it in the local GC even though I had to drive 2 hours to get there and they had one in stock and just replaced it for me easy on the spot. It really was great customer service for a great guitar.


sounds amazing


For the price of this guitar and for what it sounds like you really can beat what you are going to get. The Squier Classic Vibe series has really shown me how to appreciate my guitars and appreciate music all together. Its well built and I love it.

News Squier Stratocaster

New Squier Standard Stratocaster FMT

Published on 10/10/13
Squier By Fender adds to its Stratocaster guitar line the Standard FMT model, which retails for about $300 and is available in three finishes.