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Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by nickmsmith, Jul 10, 2018.
Biffy Clyro are awesome! That was a CV I thought about getting one upon a time.
Ok... stop right there. Throw out the anchor.
Given that the "Internet" will perpetuate anything we throw into it, the idea that the Simon Neal model is a Classic Vibe, or Classic Vibeish, is rong. That's putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with 22. It's a great model, with an excellent feature set, but it has nothing to do with the Classic Vibe series.
That’s what it’s called though, at least at guitar center and MF. So I think it was at least partially marketed as a special classic vibe.
But it’s definitely my favorite of the whole line, no doubt.
That’s a classic vibe 50s in fiesta red. Very similar in color, but the neck is rosewood, different pickguard and pickups in the SN.
I’ve heard the red is a little more orange on the SN as well.
I had one of these Simon Neil Biffy Clyro strats I bought cheap £150 (Ebay CIP) I was surprised at how good it was but the lure of serious profit was too compelling so it went. It is one of the very few selling regrets I have.
It was 100% part of the Classic Vibe series, and it had all the same appointments such as - made in same factory, same neck, same wood truss rod insert plug (not plastic on these, look closely), same bridge, same everything EXCEPT pickups.....and the little Biffy Clyro logo on the headstock ball end and his signature on the back of headstock....that's it!
Retailers all over had them listed also as Classic Vibe on their pages....here's one left from Tundra Music....they might even have some in stock!
MusiciansFriend still has their old page up - and it lists it as Classic Vibe also...so you've been proven wrong
Of course it's part of the Classic Vibe series Fender advertised it as such
Ok. I got 3 strats and 3 teles and a Les Paul. Now I want one of these. Thanks a lot guys.
I haven't been able to find one for certain, anywhere online, to be honest. It's like they didn't give this model a chance, because most guitarists never even saw one in person at all. Believe me, the last thing I needed was another strat.. but couldn't pass it up for long.. once I found out I could get 15 percent off, it was on.
This one must have sat in the store for close to two years, I think 2016 was the last year they made them.
You rationalized it beautifully! I couldn’t have done better.
(But did the wife buy off on that?)
Congratulations, on a beautiful guitar!
I've become a big fan of the CV Strat's.
the SN Squier is based on his "63" Custom shop Strat. lAt least the color is.
Well, right you are. The real mystery is how I managed to miss that, after having seen tons of ads, etc. for these things. Once again, Dunce Factor 4 had seized control of my mind.
I have quite a few guitars but the Simon Neil seems to get more than it's share of compliments from friends and visitors.
I also don't really know much about Simon Neil but I sure love this guitar.
I just stuck a new classic series 60s neck on mine today. Fit like a glove.
No disrespect to the factory neck, I'll be using it, too, on a different project. The new neck just looked really good on that guitar.
I hear you. I swap necks a lot too.
Finally got to sit down with this guitar today for awhile. Really sounds great clean and with every level of overdrive.