Summer NAMM 2019: Squier releases nine new Classic Vibe models

Squier’s budget vintage-inspired line gets a crop of new Strats, Teles and basses that throw back to the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Following on from its launch of a new Starcaster range at Summer NAMM 2019, Squier has also announced a refresh of its popular Classic Vibe range – the first since the range launched in 2012 – with five new guitars and four new basses being added to the line. 

The new Classic Vibe guitars comprise the ‘50s Stratocaster, ‘60s Stratocaster, ‘50s Telecaster, ‘60s Custom Telecaster and 60s Telecaster Thinline all are priced at £379 ($349) and are available in a variety of classic Fender colours, including Three-Color Sunburst, Lake Placid Blue and Butterscotch Blonde. 


Each new Classic Vibe instrument also features a decade-specific headstock and decal, a vintage-tint gloss finish to the neck, and most interestingly of all, brand new Fender-designed Squier pickups.

On the bass side, there are four new additions, including `50s and `70s Precision Basses (both £379/$349) – the former throwing back to the slab-bodied electric bass that started it all, while the latter looking slick with its period-correct block inlays.  

Speaking of looking slick with block inlays, the Classic Vibe Jaguar Bass (£379/$349) feels equally at home in its 1970s-inspired clothes, while the new Mustang Bass (£359/$349) offers 60s-vibed short-scale fun. 

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