A couple of Squier FSR Classic Vibe ’70s Jaguar models with cool retro finished have, ahem, turned up unannounced online, along with a few Mustang models. With a tasty price, these guitars could be a winner for Fender.
Daphne Blue or Shell Pink
Available in either Daphne Blue or Shell Pink, this Squier FSR Classic Vibe ’70s Jaguar model has an Indian Laurel fretboard, with big ’70s block inlays. The version with these two finished turned up on a Guitar Centre page that’s since been pulled. It’s still visible on UK online retailer Andertons, for the time being at least.
Squier FSR Classic Vibe ’70s Jaguar
This guitar has as a lightweight poplar body with a maple neck and laurel fretboard. Not exactly traditional Jaguar specs, but not too far off. It sports a pair of Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil pickups. As you’d expect on a Jaguar, the rhythm circuit only uses the neck pickup, while the lead circuit lets you select the neck and bridge pickups using switches on the bout. It also has the standard volume and tone controls you would expect on this guitar.
The hardware is nickel throughout, the bridge is 6-saddle vintage Mustang-style with a non-locking floating vibrato. Again, not the traditional Jaguar bridge and trem setup, but pretty close. You also get a 4-ply tortoiseshell pickguard, black control knobs and a bone nut. The 24″ scale length necks have 22 narrow tall frets with a 9.5″ radius and are finished in a tinted gloss urethane.
Overall, these are interesting models and the pricing is very keen, as well.
No Mustangs yet…
Unfortunately, the pictures of the Squier Mustang models got pulled from the Guitar Center page before I could grab a screen shot, but they had a similar ’70s format. Hopefully, we will know more next week. It looks as though dealers are about to officially offer them in the next few days.
RRP – GBP 349 each