Antigua is back in the USA: Fender’s divisive finish has been revived for four limited-edition Squier ’70s Classic Vibe models – including the first ever Antigua Bass VI

Squier Classic Vibe Antigua Burst
(Image credit: Squier)

UPDATE 4/16: While the Squier Classic Vibe Antiguas were initially rolled out in Europe, GW can confirm that (with the exception of the P-Bass) they will now be available in the US via an exclusive partnership with Chicago Music Exchange. The story below has been updated to reflect this.

Fender’s affordable offshoot Squier has unveiled four limited-edition Classic Vibe models, finished in the firm’s love-it-or-hate-it Antigua Burst.

The new limited edition line initially appeared to be exclusive to European retailers but Chicago Music Exchange has now announced it is the exclusive US distributor. 

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Matt Parker
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Matt is Features Editor for Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.