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Squier partners with Andertons and Chicago Music Exchange for new line of Classic Vibe electric guitars

Squier Andertons Chicago Music Exchange FSR
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Squier has partnered with Chicago Music Exchange and Andertons for an exclusive new line of Fender Special Run electric guitars.

The range – which is only available at the two aforementioned retailers – comprises six limited-edition Squier guitars: two Thinline Telecasters, two Jaguars, a Stratocaster, and a Bass VI.

Tele-wise, there's two '60s Thinline models – one in Metallic Black and the other in Butterscotch Blonde. Both semi-hollow offerings sport a pair of Fender-designed single coils – with the bridge pickup housed in a traditional Telecaster bridge plate – as well as bone nuts, vintage-style tuners and C-shaped necks.

Differences include the pickguard – the Metallic Black model dons a unique anodized silver scratchplate, while the Butterscotch Blonde's is a three-ply, black-white-black design.

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Squier Andertons Chicago Music Exchange FSR

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Squier Andertons Chicago Music Exchange FSR

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In terms of the Jaguars, there's a '70s model in Purple Metallic and a '60s model in Shell Pink. Both feature Fender-designed Alnico pickups connected to a traditional Jaguar electronics layout, a 24" scale length, classic offset tremolo system and maple neck.

Differences, however, include headstock finish, pickguard and fingerboard inlays – the '70s Jag boasts a natural headstock, tortoiseshell scratchplate and block inlays, while the '60s model features a body-matched Shell Pink headstock, three-ply mint green pickguard and dot inlays.

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Squier Andertons Chicago Music Exchange FSR

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Squier Andertons Chicago Music Exchange FSR

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The '60s Stratocaster sports the same color scheme as the '70s Jaguar, with a Purple Metallic finish, tortoiseshell pickguard and natural headstock. Other features include a vintage-style tremolo, three Fender-designed alnico single coils, narrow-tall frets, a bone nut and a traditional Stratocaster-style electronics layout.

Squier Andertons Chicago Music Exchange FSR

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And finally, the Bass VI features the same Shell Pink finish as the '60s Jag, as well as a poplar body, three Fender-designed Alnico single coils, its trademark 30" scale length – the same as a short-scale bass guitar – and 21-fret fingerboard. This instrument is also tuned one octave lower than a standard electric guitar.

Squier Andertons Chicago Music Exchange FSR

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Prices for each model are shown below. For more information, head to Andertons or Chicago Music Exchange.

  • '60s Telecaster Thinline Metallic Black – $500
  • '60s Telecaster Thinline Butterscotch Blonde – $480
  • '70s Jaguar Purple Metallic – $480
  • '60s Jaguar Shell Pink – $480
  • '60s Stratocaster Purple Metallic – $430
  • Bass VI Shell Pink - $530
Sam Roche

Sam is a Staff Writer at Guitar World, also creating content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.