Long thought of as guitars or basses for beginners only, or Fender’s ‘budget’ line, Squier has really upped their game in the past few years, particularly with the Classic Vibe and Vintage Modified lines. We just received several new models and are really impressed. Seriously. From the great pickups to the attention to the frets to the cool homages to classic Fender models, we love Squier plain and simple. It’s not a Grosh or Anderson, but it’s built well, sounds great and there are some really cool models like the Squier Tele Thinline available. We’ve found more pro gigging customers that have been picking these up as second guitars, as replacements, or as subs for higher end gear they simply don’t want to expose to the ravages of the road. The CV and VM lines are levels above the Affinity line in terms of construction, materials and finish details. You’ll find smooth, super playable necks, 3 ply pickguards instead of 1 ply, cool pickups and great finishes.
The CV line gives you killer classic models like the CV 60s Strat while the Vintage Modified line tweaks the classics with some crazy cool pickup configurations and change ups like the VM Surf Strat with lipstick tube style pickups and the VM Tele Custom II with P90s. Have I mentioned the VM Jazzmaster? Sigh. The prices have gone up a bit on Squiers (like everything else these days), and none come with cases or gig bags, but they still remain, hands down, one of the best bang for the buck guitars out there today.