Classic Vibe '70s Stratocaster

Discussion in 'Squier Vintage Modified models' started by TEXINGA, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

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    Dec 7, 2018
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    Hi all not to sure if this falls in the category of "Squier Vintage Modified models" but I just purchased this (delivery date is may 14yh) and wondering if I got screwed or a good deal. Paid 324.00 (NEW)

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    - Series: Classic Vibe
    - Body Material: Poplar
    - Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
    - Neck: Maple, “C” Shape
    - Neck Finish: Vintage Tint Gloss
    - Fingerboard: Indian Laurel 9.5” (241 mm)
    - Frets: 21, Narrow-Tall
    - Position Inlays: Pearloid Dot
    - Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
    - Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
    - Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
    - Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
    - Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
    - Bridge Pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Humbucking
    - Middle Pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
    - Neck Pickup: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
    - Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
    - Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    - Position 2: Bridge and Middle Pickup
    - Position 3: Middle Pickup
    - Position 4: Middle and Neck Pickup
    - Position 5: Neck Pickup
    - Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1 (Neck Pickup), Tone 2 (Bridge/Middle Pickup)
    - Control Knobs: Aged White Plastic
    - Hardware Finish: Nickel
     
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  2. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

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  3. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

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    MAUD Oklahoma


    Theres a comparison to the Fender on this video.
     
  4. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

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    Regular retail is $349.99, so you did well.....
     
  5. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    You wont get screwed till you sell it..
    so i guess its a keeper.. :D
    Congratulations!.. one of the first of the new CVs right?..
    Edit: never mind the mention of Vintage Modified mixed me up.. :rolleyes:
    Its a CV..
     
  6. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

    873
    Dec 7, 2018
    GA
    Yes, this is definitely a keeper. Will take a look on the inside and see if anything needs changing and may put in a Gilmore switch, just depends on how it sounds,.

    I have been extremely happy with my Squier Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster, only made a few changes but smooth to the touch plays nice, sounds great. Changed the harness and the pickups to SD & added a kill switch. This one is also a keeper. You can never hae to many keepers, well maybe LOL

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  7. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

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    I have a feeling the new CVs are going to be outstanding!

    No reason really NOT to expect that -- with the quality consistently found in both the earlier MIC CVs and the earlier MII VMs, we can expect the MII CVs to be very fine instruments :)
     
  8. IronSchef

    IronSchef Dr. Squier

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    and, congrats on your purchase, and HNGD in advance!!
     
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  9. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

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    Dec 7, 2018
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    Nice video but he doesn't talk about the Classic Vibe '70s Stratocaster he does talk about the Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster, but not the 70s. I believe the 70s just came out, I know I have to wait until May 14th to get mine.
     
  10. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

    873
    Dec 7, 2018
    GA

    Thank you, several things made me say ahh S$%T I'm going to get it.

    First and foremost was the color, I just fell in love with the color.
    Second several NEW features like a REAL bone nut, One (1) String tree.

    The pickups I understand sound like the vintage 70s sound. The Body Material is Poplar & Fingerboard: Indian Laurel 9.5”, Just to name a few. This is rare (correct me if I am wrong) in past Squiers.
     
  11. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    I love that color, though I don't know why Fender calls it Walnut. It looks more Burgundy to me.
     
  12. Ace38

    Ace38 Squier-holic

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    Poplar is new, the laurel has been around for a year or two due to CITES and rosewood. MIM's for years were poplar, some MIA's around the early 90's used poplar (due to shortages of alder, poplar was close to becoming the regular wood for MIA). It's fine, especially since the magnets can't tell alder from balsa.
     
  13. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

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    Dec 7, 2018
    GA

    And Fender "says" it is solid body.

    Oh and I forgot it is not made in China, that's a plus. Have had good luck with the quality of Indos. From what I understand the pay is better and the workers like the work they do and take pride in the workmanship. something not found in China
     
  14. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    Correction- Your ears can't tell alder from balsa. Mine can.
     
  15. otisblove

    otisblove Squier-Nut

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    Reminds me of G&L “Irish Ale” color.

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    Hope it’s as great as every other Classic Vibe!
     
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  16. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Man ! Come on May 14th ! ! ! ! Congrats ! !
     
  17. Well brother … if that plays half as nice as it looks, you've got a winner. ;)
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  18. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

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    Dec 7, 2018
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    It does, it looks just like it!, and the G&L “Irish Ale is also made in Indo.

    I wasn't sure if I was going to stay with the vintage white plastic but after looking at your G&L pic I think the white looks nicer. What you say?

    Thanks for that post.
     
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  19. DougMen

    DougMen Squier-holic

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    Why is it a plus? Chinese made CV guitars have been just as consistent quality (or better IMO) as VM guitars from Indonesia. My assumption is that Fender switched production from China to Indonesia because of the rising cost of labor in China. They would hardly move to Indonesia from China if the cost of labor there is higher, as that would be counter-productive.
    What basis in fact do you have that the pay is better and that Chinese workers don't like their work and don't take pride in their work? Have you seen the quality of Chinese made Epiphone guitars, and the YouTube video of the Epi factories in China? The workers don't seem unhappy or lacking in pride. I think that the move is a cost cutting move on Fender's part to increase profits. Any other reason wouldn't make much sense, unless it's because of trade tensions between China and the US because of the current administration.
     
  20. TEXINGA

    TEXINGA Squier-Nut

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