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Simon Neil Fiesta Red Classic Vibe Strat

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

  1. CarbonCanyon

    CarbonCanyon Strat-Talker

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    42
    182
    Mar 30, 2018
    Mt. Rainier
    Biffy Clyro are awesome! That was a CV I thought about getting one upon a time.

    Snag it!
     
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  2. Bkmn5

    Bkmn5 Strat-Talker

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    44
    124
    Mar 31, 2018
    Martinez,Ca
    Nice color!
     
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  3. archetype

    archetype Strat-O-Master

    789
    Nov 26, 2016
    Williamsville NY
    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.
     
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  4. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    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.

    https://www.guitarcenter.com/Squier/Classic-Vibe-Simon-Neil-Signature-60s-Stratocaster.gc


    But it’s definitely my favorite of the whole line, no doubt.
     
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  5. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
  6. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 8, 2013
    Preston UK
    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.
     
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  7. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    42
    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    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!

    https://www.tundramusic.com/squier-by-fender-simon-neil-classic-vibe-stratocaster-60s-fiesta-red/

    MusiciansFriend still has their old page up - and it lists it as Classic Vibe also...so you've been proven wrong

    https://www.musiciansfriend.com/guitars/squier-classic-vibe-simon-neil-signature-60s-stratocaster
     
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  8. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 8, 2013
    Preston UK
    Of course it's part of the Classic Vibe series Fender advertised it as such
     
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  9. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master

    Ok. I got 3 strats and 3 teles and a Les Paul. Now I want one of these. Thanks a lot guys.
     
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  10. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    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.
     
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  11. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master

    You rationalized it beautifully! I couldn’t have done better. :D

    (But did the wife buy off on that?)
     
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  12. chicago slim

    chicago slim Strat-O-Master

    502
    Aug 23, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    Congratulations, on a beautiful guitar!

    I've become a big fan of the CV Strat's.
     
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  13. macoshark

    macoshark Strat-Talker

    210
    Aug 30, 2016
    arizona
    the SN Squier is based on his "63" Custom shop Strat. lAt least the color is.
     
  14. archetype

    archetype Strat-O-Master

    789
    Nov 26, 2016
    Williamsville NY
    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.
     
  15. PV-1955

    PV-1955 New Member!

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    2
    Jul 12, 2018
    Ca Desert
    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.

    Simon Neil Strat 001.jpg

    Simon Neil Strat 003.jpg
     
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  16. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    very nice.

    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.
     
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  17. PV-1955

    PV-1955 New Member!

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    63
    2
    Jul 12, 2018
    Ca Desert
    :thumb: I hear you. I swap necks a lot too.
     
  18. nickmsmith

    nickmsmith Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jul 28, 2011
    Pawnee, Indiana
    Finally got to sit down with this guitar today for awhile. Really sounds great clean and with every level of overdrive.
     
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