Not content with just reissuing the traditional Fender shapes in a Squier version, the Californian guitar giant has announced a Classic Vibe Baritone Custom Telecaster for 2022. This has classic ’60s looks, but with an extended 27″ scale length that should be (ahem) atuned to lower ranges and modern styles. It’s an interesting new baritone guitar – and that’s always a good thing!
Squier Classic Vibe Baritone Custom Telecaster
Fender is offering its new Squier Classic Vibe Baritone Custom Telecaster models in two finishes, with some quite traditional Tele specifications like barrel saddles, a 9.5-inch laurel fingerboard with narrow-tall frets on C-shape maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. The only feature that’s raising our eyebrows is the 27″scale length!
The long neck makes these ’60s-style, double-bound Telecasters with matching ’60s style headstocks a great proposition for players that crave more low end definition. It’s very welcome to see more baritone models these days, especially at this affordable price point. Plus, it should hopefully slow down a lot of the scalpers on auction sites, asking ridiculous amounts for used models that were discontinued a few years ago.
You can get this new model in either Black or a 3-Color Sunburst. Both have a Nyatoh body with lovely double biding. They’re loaded with a pair of ‘Fender Designed’ Alnico single-coil pickups in both positions with the standard wiring of Volume and Tone controls and a three-way selector switch.
Overall, I’m very pleased to see two new affordable baritone models on offer this year. It helps musicians access new tones without breaking the bank. There are loads of releases today from both Fender and their Squier range, so bye sure to check the links below for all the new releases scheduled for 2022.
Squier Tele Custom Baritone BK
Squier Tele Custom Baritone3CS
More Information on Squier Guitars
- Squier Classic Vibe Baritone Custom Telecaster: Fender
- Squier Classic Vibe Baritone Custom Telecaster in 3 Color Sunburst: Fender