Product Review: Squier Classic Vibe ’70s Jazz Bass

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As seen in Guitar Girl Magazine, Issue 8

As a devout Fender Jazz Bass player and teacher, I always enjoy checking out what Fender introduces each year. The new and improved Squier Classic Vibe series relaunched this January at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, Calif., and the guitars and basses are a nod to the popular instruments used in the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s.

I had the chance to review the new Classic Vibe ‘70s Jazz Bass. The super slim C-shaped neck profile paired with the comfortable 9.5” radius fingerboard makes it easy to really dig into every note, especially some of those more difficult ones closest to the nut. The knob configuration – neck volume, bridge volume, master tone – is simple enough for all beginners to use, yet it still gives players enough flexibility to dial in their desired tone – from bright and twangy to warm and booming, and all the sounds in between.

The beautiful soft maple body with the gloss finish with the Jazz Bass body really adds to the vintage look as well as the slotted barrel saddles and the period-correct headstock markings. Fender really went to great lengths to give this bass pizzazz. It not only looks great, but it’s a versatile workhorse and serves as a foundational piece to any bass collection.

MSRP:  $549.99
Street Price:  $349.99

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