The classic ‘student’ bass gets a makeover for the Squier Classic Vibe series. Mustang basses are renowned for their small stature and much bigger character.
Squier have reignited old school aesthetics throughout the Classic Vibe range and the Mustang is one to benefit greatly. This is a real throwback ‘60s instrument in both sound and design.
This Classic Vibe bass is made of a nato body wood with a standard Fender appointment Maple ‘C’ shape neck. Combined with the spacey 9.5” radius fretboard, there’s plenty of room to manoeuvre across the tall vintage style frets. What makes the Mustang bass great, however, is the smaller than standard 30” scale length. This makes those tricky jumps across the fretboard that bit easier.
Fender designed the retro low output split coil pickup equipped on the Classic Vibe Mustang. It delivers a tone full of life and character, and snarls when you add a bit of gains to proceedings.
You have nothing to worry about in this department – Fender and subsequently Squier are known for their steady hardware that’ll provide plenty of longevity throughout years of playing. The oversized tuning heads, fixed bridge and tortoiseshell pickguard live up to the classic styling.
- Material: Nato
- Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
- Body Shape: Mustang Bass
- Pickguard: Tortoiseshell
- Fretboard: Indian Laurel
- Fretboard radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
- Frets: Narrow Tall
- Neck material: Maple
- Neck plate: 4-Bolt Squier
- Neck shape: "C" Shape
- No. of frets: 19
- Inlays: White Dots
Electronics and Hardware
- Pickups: Fender® Designed Alnico Split-Coil
- Bridge: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
- Control knobs: Black Vintage-Style
- Hardware colour: Nickel
- Nut: Bone
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Tuners: Vintage-Style