News: New Squier Telecaster and Stratocaster Lefty Guitars

Neal September 6, 2011 9

Some huge news from Squier this week for left handed guitarists! I’ve always found it strange that Squier didn’t produce left handed Telecasters, so i’m pleased to announce that they are now rectifying the situation by adding  TWO new lefty Telecasters as well as a further two Stratocasters!

These guitars are special editions and each come in only a single choice of finish/fingerboard options.  The following guitars have been added…

  • Classic Vibe Stratocaster® ’50s – 2-Color Sunburst Maple
  • Classic Vibe Stratocaster® ’60s – 3-Color Sunburst Rosewood
  • Classic Vibe Telecaster® ’50s – Butterscotch Blonde Maple
  • Affinity Telecaster® – Butterscotch Blonde Maple

New Left Handed Telecasters and Stratocaster from Squier Lefty

The Classic Vibe models have a suggested RRP of $599.99, and the Affinity Telecaster should weigh in at somewhere around $279.99. Contact your local Squier dealer for more information.

I’m sure that you’ll agree that this is some pretty meaty news for new left handed players and also for players who are budget conscious.  Good going Squier – two thumbs up! ;)

For further information:
Squier Guitars Website


  1. Rafa September 6, 2011 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    Love Telecaster’s sound. I own a Squier Affinity Butterscotch Blonde right-handed with the strings changed, and though it’s quite uncomfortable because of all the gear at the worng side (volume, tone, etc) I’ve always found it very comfortable to play.

    I’ll definitely grab one of those. When are they supposed to come to the stores?

    • Neal September 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      I imagine it will be different depending on where you live, probably the safest bet would be to contact your dealer. Looking around the internet they are already available for preorder though! :)

  2. Thibault September 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    This news is SO cool, I really want the classic vibe ;)

    • Neal September 7, 2011 at 1:33 pm - Reply

      I’d totally have one if I hadn’t just got my Gaskell :P Maybe I can have both…

    • Rafa September 8, 2011 at 2:11 pm - Reply

      Isn’t the Classic Vibe a bit expensive? How good are they compared to the Fender Mexican ones?

      • Neal September 9, 2011 at 12:03 pm - Reply

        Keep in mind the price is the suggested price and will vary from the street price. Here in the UK the Classic Vibes are still a lot cheaper than the MIM Fenders.

        • Rafa September 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm - Reply

          Anyway, which ones do you think are better, the Classic Vibes on the MIM Fenders? Are they worth the difference? I’ve read not-very-good critics about MIMs… So, if they are similar in quality, the Squiers would be a good option…

          • Rafa September 9, 2011 at 11:04 pm -

            (Anyway I really play shit, so I really would not take great profit from a great guitar) :-)

  3. Neal September 9, 2011 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    I’ve never actually owned, or even played, a Fender besides my old Squier bass so I really couldn’t say. I MUCH prefer the looks of the Squier over the dull (in my opinion) finishes available on the MIM Fenders – I think the CV Tele and 60s Strat look amazing. I’d have the Squier and then use the money I saved to upgrade the pickups ;)

    Jack Thammaratt has a Classic Vibe Strat – if they’re good enough for him they’re good enough for anyone!

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