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Those new "Classic Vibe" Squiers

Post by thieves » Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:39 pm

Does anyone know anything about these other than what the Squier website and retailer's websites are saying? Are these of similar quality to an old vista series or 80's Squier? Where are they manufactured?

Here they are on the Squier site:

http://www.squierguitars.com/classicvibe/

I particularly am loving the Duo-Sonic... it's obviously very close to a late 50's model and i'm doing ebay searches on '58 duo-sonics all the time. It's even got the gold pickguard!

http://www.squierguitars.com/products/s ... 0303050589

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/ ... sku=519399

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Post by linus » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:02 am

They look cool. I'd want to play them before making any decision.

The "60's bass" is basswood. The "50's tele" is pine. I usually haven't liked basswood and I don't remember fender using pine for ANYTHING. Although I do have a Benedict's Groovemaster from '90 that is a spruce body (a fancy word for pine) and it sounds fantastic.
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Post by thieves » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:08 am

i called the local fender/squier dealers (guitar center and sam ash... sheesh) and of course they didn't have them in stock yet. the main point of interest for me is where they're made.

has anyone found any reviews of these online yet? does/did NAMM do some sort of review? if so, i can't find it.

basically i'm losing sleep over the fact that there's an affordable semi-replica of a 50's duo-sonic out there and it's not in my posession.
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Post by thieves » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:10 am

the pine tele is actually pretty cool, considering the original esquieres (and teles?) were pine.
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Post by GooberNumber9 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:52 am

Bob Taylor made two acoustic guitars from pine shipping pallets to prove that the design was more important than the wood. Supposedly they sounded good.

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Post by thieves » Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:19 am

ok, as i usually tend to do, i made a thread then hunted the entire internet with much fervor looking for anything about these. apparently some of the guys over on the offset guitars forums already got their duo-sonics and really love them for the price:

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/ind ... ic=12445.0
(review on pg 7 or so)

and pics in this thread
http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/ind ... ic=12764.0

I think i have to buy one :oops:
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Post by RefD » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:00 am

they're probly made in Indonesia.
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Post by thieves » Thu Jun 19, 2008 11:11 am

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it's no american fender but it's a couple steps up from the affinity series
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Post by RefD » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:29 pm

*is horrified*
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Post by calaverasgrandes » Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:52 pm

oboy "vintage" style tuners, for that "vintage" out of tune sound .
I'd yank those and replace em with those grover locking tuners that dont require a weird nut.
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Post by PeterSawatzky » Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:02 pm

Looks a lot nicer than my '93 Fender MIM reissue.

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Post by vvv » Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:46 pm

I saw the DS last week either at Sam Arse or Banjo Mart in Chicago.

It was unusual enough to catch my attention, but the tuners and MIC thing were a turn-off, and frankly, the one I saw looked cheap.

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Post by GooberNumber9 » Thu Jun 19, 2008 6:48 pm

calaverasgrandes wrote:oboy "vintage" style tuners, for that "vintage" out of tune sound .
I'd yank those and replace em with those grover locking tuners that dont require a weird nut.
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Post by thieves » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:01 pm

what are you guys doing to your guitars to get them so out of tune? i have a cyclone with similar 'vintage' tuners and a strat style tremolo and i can go through a whole gig without tuning and still play full chords.

Also, I just ordered one of these Duo-Sonics. I couldn't help it.
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Post by KennyLusk » Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:12 pm

What a crock! All the models have those stupid a$$ worthless "C" shaped necks. What's vintage vibe about that? How about a real neck with some girth to it?! Jeez.

I don't mean to rain on this little love-fest but this is just the same crap they've been selling cheap for years accept these are made in china instead of mexico. Just one more series of guitars that will cost you $500+ in pickups and neck replacement to give it tolerable tone and feel.

anyway - LOL - that's how I really feel about it. :oops:
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