Like the neck, the wood used for the body, and its quality, plays a role in how the guitar sound.

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Body: alder Neck: modern C-shape maple (50s) and rosewood fretboard (60s) Pickups: vintage style single coils “based on” respectively 50s and 60s tones Pros: light weight and easy to play, classic looks and tone Cons: hardware and electronics are more or less just for show and should be replaced Considering the Classic Vibe?

The stock tremolo system can be hard to keep in tune and it may also lack some sustain and resonance.

Some like thick necks and some prefer a thinner contour.

Some like the vintage glossy nitro finish and some prefer the more modern satin finish.

A good tip when you’re trying out new guitars is to focus on how the guitar plays and sound acoustically.

Don’t start by plugging it into a loud amp and lots of pedals but listen to the acoustics, the natural resonance and sustain.

Alder is also the most neutral sounding of the commonly used wood types with a full tone, well balanced lower end a hint of mid range.

Swamp ash, or southern ash, is considered as the most musical wood and it’s often preferred by the more demanding players.

That’s kind of the point too, considering that MIM models are Fender’s budget brand (above Squier).

However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.

Squier Classic Vibe The Classic Vibe series captures the essence of the 50s and 60s models with all the characteristics and looks.