The Squier Showcase was hopping this year at the 2016 NAMM Show, with several models catching the eyes of attendees, who got the opportunity to interact with many of the guitars and basses on site.
So as the annual event in Anaheim, Calif., barrels on, we’ve collected five noteworthy Squier models that garnered some of that buzz.
The pop of the Squier Deluxe Dimension Bass V was heard on the Squier floor, with an active humbucking pickup delivering both subtle and seismic tone. What’s more, the offset body is an interesting and ergonomically pleasant touch to the instrument.
Who wouldn’t love a callback to the 1972 Telecaster Thinline? Those Wide Range humbucking pickups give this stylish model a distinctive personality, smooth and warm with plenty of cut.
One of Squier’s most distinctive instruments, the Baritone Jazzmaster is impossible to miss. The vintage-style Antigua finish make it a show-stealer, while the 30” scale length lends to the guitar’s inner rumble.
Another Vintage Modified instrument on this list, the Vintage Modified ‘70s Stratocaster evokes the 1970s standard with a large headstock and vintage-tinted gloss finish. And check out that vintage-style tremolo arm! The White Vintage Modified ‘70s Stratocaster hanging on the wall got a lot of attention.
The Squier Classic Vibe Jazz Bass ‘60s couldn’t be missed, as its striking Inca Silver finish caught the NAMM spotlights immediately. But the classic “deluxe” elements of this bass also made it quite popular.