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Squier by Fender Announces New "Classic Vibe" Guitars!

Published: Fri June 20, 2008  News Feed

Squier by Fender has just announced the "Classic Vibe" Series, which includes a Telecaster 50's reissue; a Duo-Sonic reissue, plus classic Stratocaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass guitars...great quality new instruments for unbeatable value!

  

Squier has always been known for making good, affordable copies of Fender instruments, but this time they truly excelled themselves. The Squier "Classic Vibes" Series reflects that simultaneous commitment to excellence, value and "vibe".

Mirroring classic Fender designs, the "Classic Vibe" offerings are not intended to be era or vintage correct, but rather try - and achieve - to impart with the "vibe" of classic Fender designs, with distinctive features that add up to classic looking instruments with great sound, vintage looks and unbeatable value - pure Classic Vibe!

Classic Vibe Duo-Sonic® ‘50s

One of the highlights is the new Squier Classic Vibe Duo-Sonic® ‘50s - reviving the classic Fender Duo-Sonic, last mass produced in 1969, with a brief revival in the mid 90s. The original Duo-Sonic is a very sought-after and rare guitar, originally conceived as a student-level guitar designed to capture the attention of rock ‘n’ roll 1950s youth, the Duo-Sonic became a sought-after model among collectors, musicians and Fender fans, including early punk rockers like Patti Smith, Talking Heads and bands like Sonic Youth.

The Classic Vibe Duo-Sonic ’50s boasts cool, classic Fender® vibe. Squier’s new Classic Vibe Duo-Sonic ’50s comes in a Desert Sand finish on a basswood body, with a comfortable 24”-scale gloss-maple neck with 21 medium-jumbo frets and a modern 9.5” fingerboard radius. Other features include two alnico V single-coil pickups and a three-way selector switch for bright, clear tones that are unmistakably Fender.

Classic Vibe Telecaster® ‘50s

Squier’s Classic Vibe Telecaster ’50s puts classic “blackguard” Telecaster vibe into a gorgeous Vintage Blonde-finished pine-body guitar—you’ll be hard-pressed to tell whether or not you are holding a premium ash-body instrument. The vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has a maple fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets and a modern 9.5” radius. Distinctive Telecaster tone rings from the custom alnico III single-coil pickups—giving clear note separation even when distorted, strong midrange dynamic response and plenty of solo high-end bite.

This might turn out to be one of the best Squier Telecaster on the market, and the same goes for the Classic Vibe Strats, too!

Classic Vibe Stratocaster® ‘50s

The Classic Vibe Stratocaster ’50s provides unmistakable ’50s-era Fender® vibe and tone. The alder body has a period-correct Two-color Sunburst finish; the vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has a maple fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets and a modern 9.5” radius. That long-familiar tone comes from a custom set of alnico III single-coil pickups—clear and bright, with terrific sustain even in crunch mode. Custom staggered polepieces provide improved string-to-string balance.

Classic Vibe Stratocaster® ‘60s



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-era vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has a rosewood fingerboard with 21 medium-jumbo frets and a modern 9.5” 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.

Classic Vibe Precision Bass® ’50s

Squier’s Classic Vibe Precision Bass ’50s delivers an authentic ’50s-era bass experience in sound, look and feel. The basswood body has a eye-catching Lake Placid Blue finish, and its custom “original” single-coil pickup delivers warm, earthy old-school Precision Bass tone. The gloss-maple neck has wider (1.65”) string spacing, a 20-fret fingerboard with a modern 9.5” radius and open-gear tuning machines. The four-saddle “HiMass” bridge makes the instrument easily user-friendly for setup and playability.

Classic Vibe Jazz Bass® ’60s

Squier’s Classic Vibe Jazz Bass ’60s has all of the “deluxe” elements its Fender® big brother had when it was introduced in the 1960s—a groovy offset waist, a narrow fast-action maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard, two custom single-coil pickups, individual volume controls that let players “solo’ either pickup or blend them, and a master tone control for overall sound shaping. The look is pure Fender—a classic Olympic White finish on a basswood body with a tortoiseshell pickguard, thumbrest and “HiMass” bridge with brass barrel saddles. The vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has a rosewood fingerboard with 20 vintage-style frets and a modern 9.5” radius. Tonal versatility and clarity with a quick, punchy up-front sound.

Classic Vibe Precision Bass® ’60s

The Classic Vibe Precision Bass ’60s delivers the true Precision Bass experience. Huge tone roars from its traditional split-single-coil pickup. The contoured basswood body, finished in Sonic Blue, is familiar and comfortable, and the vintage-tint gloss-maple neck has 20 vintage-style frets and a modern 9.5” radius.

Prices and availability to be confirmed very soon! Check this space!

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