Fender Squier Classic Vibe 50’s Stratocaster
Celebrate the first decade of the Fender Stratocaster, with the Squier Classic Vibe Stratocaster ’50s. This vintage-style solidbody electric guitar offers the sound and style that made the Strat the iconic instrument that it is today. This updated model features many cool revisions that make it a better value than ever. It includes a trio of Fender-designed alnico single-coil pickups (including standard 5-way switching) that really capture the traditional Stratocaster sound. At Music Experience, we’re particularly impressed by the Classic Vibe Stratocaster ’50s’ 1.65″ bone nut — an exceptional addition to the classic C-shaped neck and 9.5″-radius fretboard, which provides the kind of sustain and performance you don’t typically find on a budget-friendly guitar.
Fender Squier Classic Vibe ’50s Stratocaster at a Glance:
- 100% designed by Fender
- Inspired by 1950s-era Stratocaster models
- Fender-Designed alnico pickups
- Vintage-tint gloss neck finish
- Nickel-plated hardware
These Fender-designed single-coil Strat pickups feature alnico magnets for that signature Strat snap. And with a five-position blade, Master Volume, and two tone controls, you have a wide array of sounds to dial in, and near-infinite stylistic colorings to explore across genres.
The “C”-shaped maple neck on this Classic Vibe ’50s Stratocaster sets a great foundation for practically any style of player. We know that the feel of a neck is one of the most subjective parts of a guitar, but it’s worth noting that even seasoned Strat players are impressed with this neck. It’s everything you need to make you fall in love with that distinctive Strat feel, the one that players like Clapton fell in love with.
Squier Classic Vibe series: hot mods of classic Fenders
Squier’s tapped into something really cool with their Classic Vibe series — hot mods of classic Fenders, all sporting top-shelf materials and components, with primo fit-and-finish. If you’re a guitarist or bassist, you’ll likely agree that vintage Fender guitars and basses are heavily lusted-after items, so it’s great that Fender, in their infinite wisdom, have set their Squier subsidiary free to create hot-rodded and affordable versions of the classics.
What Fender Says…
A celebration of the birth of the Strat® in the 1950s, the Classic Vibe ‘50s Stratocaster creates incredible tone courtesy of a trio of Fender-Designed alnico single-coil pickups. Player-friendly features include a slim, comfortable “C”-shaped neck profile with an easy-playing 9.5”-radius fingerboard and narrow-tall frets, as well as a vintage-style tremolo system for expressive string bending effects. This throwback Squier model also features 1950s-inspired headstock markings, rich-looking nickel-plated hardware and a slick vintage-tint gloss neck finish for an old-school vibe.
Fender-Designed Alnico Pickups
This model features Fender-Designed alnico single-coil pickups for authentic Fender tone.
Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo Bridge
String-bending effects are possible with the vintage-style tremolo bridge, featuring vintage-correct stamped steel saddles.
Vintage-Style Tuning Machines
Sporting classic looks, these vintage-style tuning machines provide rock-solid tuning stability and smooth action.
The durable nickel-plated hardware adds a deep, rich throwback look to the instrument.
Slim “C”-Shaped Neck Profile
This instrument offers a slim “C”-shaped neck profile for a comfortable playing feel.
Vintage-Tint Gloss Neck Finish
The neck on this model sports a vintage-tint gloss finish for a highly desirable aged look.
Fender Squier Classic Vibe ’50s Stratocaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
- Includes 3 Fender-designed single-coil alnico pickups
- 5-way blade switch lets you tap into a full range of tones
- C-shaped maple neck provides unquestioned Strat performance
- Standard 25.5″-scale length, 21-fret fingerboard with 9.5″ radius
- 1.65″ bone nut delivers upgraded string-to-body resonance
- 21 Narrow Tall frets are comfortable and easy to play
- Outfitted with a Vintage-Style Synchronized Trem
|Number of Strings||6|
|Body Finish||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Number of Frets||21, Narrow Tall|
|Bridge/Tailpiece||6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo|
|Neck Pickup||Fender Alnico Single-coil|
|Middle Pickup||Fender Alnico Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Fender Alnico Single-coil|
|Controls||1 x master volume, 2 x tone (neck, bridge/middle), 5-way blade pickup switch|