Deluxe Strat vs. Classic Vibe '60s

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by buck49, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. buck49

    buck49 Squier Talker

    Jun 2, 2011
    callahan co., tx.
    I have an Affinity strat & want to get either a Deluxe or a Classic Vibe '60s. I need some input as to which pups( duncan designed sc101 on Deluxe or Custom strat AINiCo V on Classic Vibe would have the best quality Stat sound for Classic/ Tx. type blues. Also the body might be an issue. Alder seems to be a better choice than Basswood. Any opinions?

    "I'm bad news just like you" J.W.
  2. tjnugent

    tjnugent Squier-holic

    The pickups on the CV 60's are much better than the Deluxe pickups. Everything about the Classic Vibe series is better. There is nearly a $100 difference in guitars and the CV line came out to be exceptional guitars. Just me saying.. I am sure there is someone here to take the counter point.

  3. fenderfreak

    fenderfreak Squier-holic

    Nov 17, 2010
    Upper Midwest USA
    Pickups on the CV are a bit more suited to what you want. But the Deluxe has 22 frets, and a 2 point trem with the 70's headstock and logo, and you can get a maple fret board, unlike the CV60. Both have stuff to love about them though!
  4. woolbrig

    woolbrig Squier-holic

    Apr 16, 2010
    Bethalto, IL
    I have a Deluxe and love it. I would suggest playing both if you can and see which one you like best.
  5. psychodad

    psychodad Squier Talker

    Jan 14, 2011
    Redlands, CA
    Deluxe also has a faster satin finish neck, if that matters (I have a deluxe and it's a great guitar).
  6. stratphobic

    stratphobic Squier-holic

    Jan 15, 2011
    Van Buren, Arkansas
    the deluxe is a modern strat and the classic vibe will give you more of a classic sound
  7. bulletbucker

    bulletbucker Squier Talker

    Oct 22, 2010
    Actually, the Deluxe Hot Rails has a large headstock, but the 'regular' Deluxe with the SC101 pups has a small headstock, like the CV. I have one and it's one of my favorites. It's definitely more of a modern sounding Strat than the CV, but highly adjustable. The maple satin neck is great. The Pearl White, IMHO, is extremely good-looking, but FYI, the Daphne Blue is a bit more like a Surf Green in person, same thing as a lot of guys have found with most of the Bullets.
  8. psychodad

    psychodad Squier Talker

    Jan 14, 2011
    Redlands, CA
    I second that ;)