#4
i vote classic vibe mexicans are hit or miss
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#5
Don't touch the Vintage Modified Squier. It's pretty damn awful.

As far as other decently made Squiers vs Mexican Fenders go, if the specs read the same then there's no reason why they can't be the same quality. The Affinity Squiers that are sold for the American market get the same alder bodies that Mexican Fenders get (though Affinities made for sale outside of America are made with agathis), the necks are essentially the same - basically, everything is the same except one was put together on a Mexican production line and the other was put together on an Indonesian production line.
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Don't touch the Vintage Modified Squier. It's pretty damn awful.

As far as other decently made Squiers vs Mexican Fenders go, if the specs read the same then there's no reason why they can't be the same quality. The Affinity Squiers that are sold for the American market get the same alder bodies that Mexican Fenders get (though Affinities made for sale outside of America are made with agathis), the necks are essentially the same - basically, everything is the same except one was put together on a Mexican production line and the other was put together on an Indonesian production line.

I thought they weren't bad at all? The ones I played were nice.

Anyway, The Classic Vibe series Squiers are very nice.
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#9
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the cheap Affinitys are beter then the vintage ones?
If you're in America then yes. The pickups on the Vintage Modified will be slightly better, but not much, and you'll still end up wanting to replace them anyway (I guarantee it).

The Affinities in America are at least solid alder (as most 'proper' Stratocasters are). Good balanced tone with good sustain. The Vintage Modified are Indian Red Cedar, which is tonally between mahogany and basswood (darker tone), with much less sustain.
As I said, this doesn't apply outside of America. For some reason the Squier Affinities that are made to be sold outside of America are made with agathis instead.

The Classic Vibe series are also always solid alder too.


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I thought they weren't bad at all? The ones I played were nice.
I own one. I don't actually know where it is at the moment because the last time I touched it was three months ago when I used it as a prop in some photos because at the least, it does look pretty. That's about all it's good for.
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#10
MIM

High end Squiers are nice, but a MIM is still better
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#12
the classic vibe 50's strat i played was simply one of the best playing guitars i've ever played. sounded great unplugged too, but the pickups were poop.. i'd say go with the classic vibe because like 6/10 MIM's are turds with strings.
#13
High end Squiers, hahaha. MIM for sure.
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#14
I couldn't recommend either of them unless you can go and play them first, at that end of the spectrum qc can vary a lot.

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I couldn't recommend either of them unless you can go and play them first, at that end of the spectrum qc can vary a lot.

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#16
Low-end Fender > High-end Squier. I can explain why, but that tends to be long.
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#17
Quote by MrFlibble
Don't touch the Vintage Modified Squier. It's pretty damn awful.

As far as other decently made Squiers vs Mexican Fenders go, if the specs read the same then there's no reason why they can't be the same quality. The Affinity Squiers that are sold for the American market get the same alder bodies that Mexican Fenders get (though Affinities made for sale outside of America are made with agathis), the necks are essentially the same - basically, everything is the same except one was put together on a Mexican production line and the other was put together on an Indonesian production line.


maybe the VM strats are trash, but the VM jagmaster is awesome.
#18
Give them a go but the low end Fender will be the better guitar generally. One important thing to look out for is that the guitar is properly setup from the shop. It is worth paying a bit extra to get a guitar from a good shop with a good reputation that is set up properly. Otherwise you could pay extra to get the Fender which plays worse than a Squire due to it being badly set up.

#19
I would say MIM too, but try to find one to play and see for yourself if you can, the feeling you will get will be much sturdier than a Squier and less cheap feeling.
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#20
Low end fender >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Highest end squiers
epiphones are the only budget company(that i know of) that overlap with there parent company
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#21
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High end Squiers, hahaha. MIM for sure.


You've never played a Classic Vibe.

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Low end fender >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Highest end squiers
epiphones are the only budget company(that i know of) that overlap with there parent company


Same for you.
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#22
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i vote classic vibe mexicans are hit or miss

This is so true
#23
guitars, MIM strats and squiers vary from guitar to guitar.


my MIM strat was made in 95 and after a little modding, is my favorite guitar.

i also have an alder Squier. a very good guitar, great for the money. also, modded, and plays well, but fom the start there were obvious hardware and neck issues i didnt find on the MIM strat.


i suggest if possible, play the guitar you intend to buy.
make sure there are no flaws before you take it home.
if you cant play it, make sure you get a good return policy.
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#24
The classic vibe series did suprise me, but if you can afford the MIM I'd say go for it. Overall it is a better guitar.
#25
For Strats, MIM Fender.

Now, if we were talking Teles on the other hand it would be a different story because I think the Classic Vibe 50's Tele is better than an MIM Standard
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