Compare the Squier Classic Vibe 50's Stratocaster to the Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special

In today's comparison we invite you to see how the Squier Classic Vibe 50's Stratocaster stacks up against the Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special. You might think it all comes down to the price, but frankly there is a lot more to it. For more information and product comparisons, check out our longer article here.

 Squier Classic Vibe 50's StratocasterEveryone has different preferences and priorities, so to make choosing easier we have attempted to give a frank review of the products. Let's start with the Squier Classic Vibe 50's Stratocaster.

 Fender Classic Player Jaguar SpecialThe challenger is the Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special.

A good look at the Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special

Number seven is a really nice travel guitar from Fender, Jaguar Special. We've come across many reviews that say that it's the best guitar the reviewer has ever owned, and we're not surprised! It's a really good guitar that has lots of potential and versatility. We also like that they include a deluxe gig bag so that you can transport your guitar in style and also make sure that you store it correctly at home!


Squier Classic Vibe 50's Stratocaster

Fender Classic Player Jaguar Special


+ 9,5” radius neck
+ C-shape neck
+ Classic electric guitar
+ Alder body shape
+ Great for Rock N' Roll

+ 9,5" fingerboard radius
+ Deluxe gig bag included
+ Many nice colors to choose from
+ High-quality


There is no doubt that this is a good guitar; the question is if it's a good guitar for you. If you're interested in playing great rock n' roll, this is the perfect guitar for you. It's good for smaller handed players because it has such a small neck, but the distance between the frets is the same as other guitars. The neck is C-shaped, which most people with small hands prefer, as it's much easier and more comfortable to play. Sound-wise, there is not much to say. It's one of Fender's guitars, and therefore we expect a certain build and sound quality. We can assure you that it doesn't disappoint - as you know if you've checked out the YouTube video we linked above. If you still haven't done that, we strongly recommend it!

This is the kind of guitar that is hard to go wrong with. Many people are absolutely in love with it, and it just sounds so good and looks so nice that it’s impossible not to like. The 9,5” fingerboard radius makes it easier to play for the guitar player with small hands.

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Check out Music Critic's in-depth article The 6 Best Electric Guitars For Small Hands which includes even more information.

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