I have to tell you, I guess I was a Squier snob. But I took a chance on a Classic Vibe 50's bass bought here. It has the vintage tint neck, Seymore Duncan pickup, new ghs flats, bridge and pickup cover. I replaced the black scratched pickguard with a white one...and it's really amazing. I'm going to lower the action to my liking, but it is gigable. Go figure, I have read reviews from some claiming these basses are great. Well....this one is!