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Simon Neil Fiesta Red Classic Vibe Strat

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by nickmsmith, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    Saw one today at the shop.. absolutely beautiful. Anybody had any experience with one of these? I think they are essentially a Classic Vibe, but in a beautiful orangey fiesta red.


    No idea Who Simon Neil is, don't particularly care, but the strat looks great. This is the best pic I could find online, and it doesn't really do it justice.
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  2. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    Went ahead and got it. $345 after coupon and tax, brand new.

    Not a bad deal at all considering used MIMs are being sold at that price.
     
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  3. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    42
    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    It's got some cool pickups.....the Pure Vintage set from Tonerider basically...bridge pickups has alnico V mags for the 3 lowest strings and Alnico III for the high 3 - nice and mellow classic sounding

    http://www.tonerider.com/pure-vintage
     
  4. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    very nice!
     
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  5. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    E262D782-B999-4A02-961A-70429E2BECFC.jpeg Here’s mine. Pic doesn’t do the color very much justice. Nice tomato soupy orange-red color.
    I can’t find them new at any major online retailer or on reverb. They must have been discontinued. This appears to be a 2016 model. I got it for cheaper than their regular CV strats... and I like the color a lot more.
     
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  6. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    56
    Dec 17, 2017
    Lost
  7. SachaPlusDeluxe

    SachaPlusDeluxe Strat-Talker

    Really like them but didn’t get to them before they were discontinued. I’ll pick one up second hand on eBay eventually great guitar
     
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  8. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master

    Beautiful guitar and great find! Love that red.

    Now....which rustoleum color will you paint it?? :D;)
     
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  9. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    Haha! This one.. I’ll leave stock. Two red strats now!
     
  10. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 11, 2010
    Valley o Sun
    Like you, I have no idea who he is either....but it is one cool looking guitar...love the color....wish they would have made it in a lefty version...

    congrats and enjoy....
     
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  11. ChukkerNation

    ChukkerNation Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    49
    Apr 9, 2015
    Magrathea
    I definitely think this is one of the coolest of the CV Strat series. I never really come across them. It's hard to believe that a CV Strat will ever be much of a collector guitar in the future as they have made so many but if there is one with that possibility its the SN model.
     
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  12. macoshark

    macoshark Strat-Talker

    210
    Aug 30, 2016
    arizona
    Well, getting the Simon Neil Strat might be in the top ten best things in a lifetime. I wish I could figure how to post a pic of mine but they are really cool.
    I decided last year to try a fret level on mine to bring the action down. That didn't turn out bad but tried to take out the nut and put in a Tus preslotted. Long story short I widened the nut slot a bit too much for the nut to be snug. One good decision was to stop there and it hung on my wall staring at me for about 8 months.
    Anyway, finally the Universe guided me to a master repairman/luthier who made everything perfect.He said the level and crown was good,thanks Ron Kirn. He totally set it up and now the tone are spot on.
    I only include my story to inspire you to check your frets and get that beauty set up properly. Have fun with your new friend
     
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  13. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    Thanks a lot!!
     
  14. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    So.. I’ve found none of these on Reverb, eBay, Sweetwater.. basically anywhere.
     
  15. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master

    Who is Simon Neil?
     
  16. ChukkerNation

    ChukkerNation Senior Stratmaster

    Age:
    49
    Apr 9, 2015
    Magrathea
    Eric Johnson's roadie.
     
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  17. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    Never heard of him at all before today. I figured he was an 80s Rocker or something.

    He’s a younger guy in Biffy Clyro, an alternative band who I’ve never heard of. He’s from the UK and I think these were first release in the UK.. maybe they’re bigger over there?

    I just listened to a few of their tracks on Spotify. Not gonna say they’re not “good” but they’re not something I’d ever go out of my way to listen to. I guess they were marketing to the younger crowd.
     
  18. Dr Cannonball

    Dr Cannonball Strat-Talk Member

    25
    May 9, 2017
    Maryland
    Nice pick up.

    Neal writes some fun riffs and has a uniquely thick sound with delay before diatortion.

    Strat - dig delay - METAL ZONE!?!! - amp
     
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  19. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master

    Ha. I saw Eric Johnson last night! He roadie was some long frizzy haired dude in cargo shorts!
     
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  20. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master

    I had good seats!

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