Squier Classic Vibe 60s Stratocaster – Great 2023 Review!

Squier Classic Vibe ’60s Stratocaster Guitar

Squier Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster - Picture in the box

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
  • Great Build Quality.
  • Excellent sound and playability.
  • Great value for the price.

Squier Classic Vibe ’60s Stratocaster Review

With good reason, the Classic Vibe Range of guitars from Squier is one of the most popular over the last few years.

In this review, we’ll look at a few things. When considering an instrument, we always consider its price and its performance at that price point. In terms of performance, the Squier Classic Vibe 60s Stratocaster really stands out.

Notice: There can be some differences between guitar shops regarding certain features.

Squier Classic Vibe 60s Stratocaster
Guitar Features:

  • Brand: Fender.
  • Color: 3-Color Sunburst.
  • Top Material Type: Wood.
  • Body Material: Nato.
  • Neck Material: Maple.
  • Fretboard Material Type: Laurel.
  • Guitar Pickup Configuration – S.
  • String Material Type: Nickel Steel.
  • Hand Orientation: Right.
  • Guitar Bridge System: Tremolo.

A High-quality Build

Considering its price point, the Squier Classic Vibe 60s Stratocaster is exceptionally well-built. In terms of appearance, the Squier Classic Vibe is a gorgeous instrument. The following parts demonstrate attention to detail:

Squier Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster - Build Quality

The Fret Edges

There is nothing better than the feel of the fret edges on a Classic Vibe guitar. It is usually the biggest problem with Squier Affinity Series guitars. The fret edges on this guitar don’t feel sharp at all, making it feel like a more premium guitar.

An overview of the Neck Finish

Whatever your taste in modern necks/thinner necks, these necks are great! Squier upgraded the neck finish with a thin coat of poly, making it feel great without being sticky. In comparison to the Affinity series, the neck finish is clearly an upgrade.

Squier Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster - Guitar neck

In terms of how the necks feel and look, we would compare them to Fender Stratocasters made in Mexico before the Player series.

Squier Classic Vibe ’60s – Pickups

This Squier Classic Vibe 60s Stratocaster has excellent pickups. Squier uses Tonerider pickups, according to many people.

Squier Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster - Pickups

We can’t confirm this, but we can tell you odds are you won’t want to change the pickups. Squier’s Classic Vibe guitars are distinguished from the lower models by their quality pickups.

The Electronics of Classic Vibe ’60s Stratocaster Guitar

As we mentioned, we’re really enjoying these pickups, but what about the rest of the electronics? As far as longevity and functionality are concerned, they are fine. A pot or switch upgrade might be worth considering.

Squier Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster - Electronics

However, they work fine, and most people are unlikely to change anything unless it doesn’t function well. As for the switch, it works, but it can feel a little stiff at times.

The Sound

We were very pleased with the people’s feedback and also how the guitar responded in a live setting at gig volume! Having owned several great Fender Stratocasters, this one felt no different. A major selling point of this strat is how clean the high-end tone is without being too bright.

It has a really beautiful sustain once you crank up the volume on the amplifier on the Squier Classic Vibe 60s Stratocaster. Between hundreds of guitars tested in recent years, the Squire CV is one of our favorites.

In this video, you can hear the sound of Squier Classic Vibe ’60s Stratocaster Guitar!

An overview of the Value

While still keeping the classic Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars of the 1960s and 1950s, this series continues to grow. It shows that they are still very popular and they have remained popular for a long time.

9.5Expert Score
Squier Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster

A great guitar that brings a lot of value and is made to last!

Price To Value
  • Great Build Quality.
  • Excellent sound and playability.
  • Great value for the price.
  • Pickups are extra bright.

Last Words

The Squier Classic Vibe ’60s Stratocaster is one of the more enjoyable vintage guitars that are affordable and made for the general public.

It produces an authentic sound for a fraction of the price you would expect. For those of us with a vintage-oriented brain, this is highly recommended.

Happy Strumming!

Felix Sanchez

Felix Sanchez

Felix Sanchez specializes in string instruments and their use in contemporary music. Felix is passionate about music and has studied and played a variety of string instruments including guitars, ukuleles, and cellos.

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