About 3 years ago I bought a Squier 60th Anniversary Classic Vibe Start 50s as something cheap to bring to a Blues Jam I was hosting. The guitar I was playing before had belonged to my father so I wasn’t real comfortable bringing it out and letting people play it. So at the time I was researching pickups and was drawn to vintage Alnico III magnets. They seems to have “The Tone”, and as I was looking at pickups and the Squier classic vibe strat popped up! I thought, wow $399 for a guitar and has Alnico III magnets! I saw pickups themselves going for that kind of money.
After listening to some videos I was sold. I happened to find the Anniversary edition for $300 locally. From the start I really liked the guitar. I only did a minor setup and took it to the jam that night. I was blown away with how it sounded, and everyone commented on my tone and that the guitar was gold. I liked the modern C shape of the neck, its lacquer finish. I was pleased with the overall quality. Squier really did something great with these guitars.
Heres a video of me demoing the guitar.
0ne of the things I like about this guitar is that it’s really light weight. I got so used to playing it that when I picked up my fathers old Fender Strat I was shocked how heavy it was compared to the Squier. I also really like the shape of the neck, Its a modern C. The radius is a little more flat compared to the older necks and plays real nice. last but not least, I love the pickups! They ooze Strat. They handle pedals well and retain their tone. Everything about this guitar was done very well and stands up against any Fender I’ve come across. Even though I bought It as a cheap backup guitar it has turned into my #1.