#1
Hey there!
I am thinking of purchasing a new guitar soon and I came across these two strats on the net:

Squier Classic Vibe 50's Stratocaster:
http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Squier-Classic-Vibe-Stratocaster-50s,-White~ID~11376.asp


Fender Standard Stratocaster:
http://www.soundslive.co.uk/product~name~Fender-Standard-Stratocaster-2009-(Upgrade)---White-MN~ID~10420.asp


I've read reviews on the net and they say that the Squier is the better of the two guitars but I'm really not too sure. I want to go and try them both out but there is no guitar stores that have them in stock or are willing to get some which is a real shame. The Squier is Made in China which threw me off straight away, and the Fender is Made in Mexico but I've heard thats not too good either. Which one would you go for? Has any body had any past experiences with these guitars?

I've got to say the Squier is the better looking guitar but I'm really concentrating on the sound at the moment. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Cheers
#2
are you willing to look into other brands? you can pick up a tokai gs100 for around £350, it's basically a strat with a wilkinson trem and slightly modified pickguard shape. I haven't tried that exact model, but the MIJ tokais I have tried have been great, and Tokai made some of the CIJ Fenders for a while there, if that tells you anything.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#4
i would go for the fender simply because the mexican made guitars are higher quality than the chinese ones (there really arent any issues, its more a case of good vs. better than good). plus the fender is liable to have better electronics and woods
#5
actually i think the pickups on the classic vibes are meant to be better than the (horrible) pickups on the mexican standards. I say that without having tried the classic vibes, though, just they're meant to be toneriders on the classic vibes (or at least, made in the tonerider factory). but the electronics, pots etc. are likely better on the MIM, and the wood etc. might be too.

^^ there's a couple of places that have them in stock, but not many as I think tokai has reverted to closer fender copies, since they've now stopped making the CIJ Fenders.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#6
You have two of basically the same thread...you may want to delete one of them.
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#7
if i were u i would get a used standard strat if ur thinking money wise. i hav one and it plays great and sounds great
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