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FDP Forum / The Squier Forum / Identifying a Squier Stratocaster Classic Vibe

Tony Salieri

Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Jan 19th, 2018 06:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

This topic has most likely been covered, at least in bits & pieces in various threads. I'm starting this thread because I see many numerous many Squier Strat models during my frequent check-the-local-pawnshops visits.

I pulled the following info, which might be incorrect and/or incomplete, from a variety sources. Hopefully this info will be useful to the folks like me who pretty much need to see the Classic Vibe sticker.

Headstock (small standard, not the large CBS shape), front:

--Squier Stratocaster
by Fender.
[No model, such as Bullet, Affinity, etc. on the HS]
--Squier is written in gold lettering (???).


Headstock, back:

Designed and backed by Fender
Crafted in China
CGSxxxxxxx [serial number example CGS1234567]
[on another forum someone posted the letters could be CGR, G-L. Which puzzles me ???]

Neck finish:

The gloss is tinted (to give it a vintage look I'm guessing).


Any confirmations, corrections, additional information, constructive criticism, etc. will be greatly appreciated. TIA!

(This message was last edited by Tony Salieri at 08:56 AM, Jan 19th, 2018)

reverendrob
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Jan 19th, 2018 07:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just look at Sweetwater etc.

It'll be illustrative.

The 60s models have no skunk stripe, whereas other Squiers generally do on RW boards.

Te 52

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Jan 19th, 2018 10:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Complete specifications and pictures with hover/zoom at the link. There's a similar page for the CV '50s.

linkitude

Tony Salieri

Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Jan 19th, 2018 10:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The visuals are useful, thanks.

I'm attempting to put the what-to-look-for in a convenient package, so to say. I've spent a fair amount of time studying the CV info & images on the Fender site, but I'm a reader so I tend to like things written and spelled out 1, 2, 3, etc.

Written word + the visuals = helps me remember.

Te 52

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Jan 19th, 2018 02:14 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...I'm a reader so I tend to like things written and spelled out..."

Then make sure to click on the 'specs' button at the link I gave.

reverendrob
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Jan 19th, 2018 04:03 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Squier: no skunk stripe and RW neck: if it's a Jazzmaster, it's a Mascis. If not, a Classic Vibe.

Past that, the back of the headstock is going to tell you more than anything.

The gold logo is NO indicator - it's on the VMs and some things going back to the original MIJ guitars, and some MIMs, and some Koreans...etc..

Tony Salieri

Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Jan 19th, 2018 04:23 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...The gold logo is NO indicator - it's on the VMs and some things going back to the original MIJ guitars, and some MIMs, and some Koreans...etc..
"

That's what I read, so I used (???) re the gold lettering.

Good info, all.

Tony Salieri

Houston, Texas

I'm a tone deaf hack.
Jan 23rd, 2018 04:59 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...I've spent a fair amount of time studying the CV info..."


"Then make sure to click on the 'specs' button at the link I gave."

(This message was last edited by Tony Salieri at 07:00 AM, Jan 23rd, 2018)

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Jan 31st, 2018 11:45 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Crafted in China is what to look for.

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