Left Handed Squier Guitars

Left Handed Squier Guitars 2022 – Fantastic Guitars at Affordable Prices!

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May 31, 2022

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Last Updated on September 21, 2022 by Chris

Fender‘s Squier guitars are often thought of as beginner guitars, as they’re affordable and offer budget versions of, among others, two of the most iconic guitar designs ever; the Stratocaster and the Telecaster.

Even though Squier guitars are thought of as budget beginner guitars, they’re still made by Fender and are based on Fender’s classic guitars, giving players access to authentic Fender designs, albeit stripped-down versions of the more expensive originals.

The name Squier is often misspelled as Squire; I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked on eBay and seen a Fender Squire guitar for sale! It’s spelled SQUIER!!!

Woman playing a Fender Squier Jazzmaster

Left Handed Squier Guitars

This being a guitar website aimed mainly at left handed guitar players, I am, of course, gonna take a look at what left handed Squier guitars and basses are available to us lefties this year.

Read on to find out a little more about Squier!

Or click here to go straight to Fender’s range of left handed Squier guitars.

Click here for the left handed Squier basses.

Who Are Squier Guitars?

Originally called The V.C. Squier Company, before they were acquired by Fender, Squier initially produced hand-wound violin strings in the late 19th Century. Later, they started making strings for instruments like banjos and guitars.

By the 1950s, the V.C. Squier Company began to supply Fender Instruments with strings for their newly designed electric guitars. Fender acquired the company in 1965 but were then themselves acquired by CBS the very same year.

Fender stopped making strings under the Squier name in 1975, and by 1982, began manufacturing lower-priced versions of their guitars under the Squier brand.

Initially, these lower-cost guitars were manufactured in the USA, but to keep costs down even further, Fender moved production to Japan in the early ’80s, and then later moved from Japan to other Asian countries, including Korea, China, and Indonesia.

What Do I Think of Squier Guitars?

Pretty much anyone who’s into guitars knows the Fender brand; they are makers of, without doubt, some of the most iconic and sought-after guitars in the history of the instrument. What guitar fan hasn’t heard of the Stratocaster?!

I think it’s great that those designs are available at a more affordable price, made to authentic designs, and by the same company that makes the more expensive versions.

Squier was perhaps one of the first brands of guitars I had heard of other than Fender and Gibson. I remember going to a guitar show, many years ago, early in my guitar playing days. I remember finding the Squier range on display, and seeing how close they looked to the original Fenders. From the logo with the similar font to the almost identical looking designs, and just the fact that they were made by Fender, made me want to have one.

While I would probably prefer to get a genuine Fender branded guitar nowadays, I do think Squier makes some excellent guitars, with nice build quality and great sound, all for a damn good price! I’d be happy to have any of the Classic Vibe range and do like many of the other models very much.

Different Types of Squier Guitars

Although a lot of people see Squiers as merely cheap versions of Fender guitars, there are still some great quality axes available. Perhaps some of the cheaper models aren’t quite finished to the same exacting standards of a Fender, some of the more expensive models, such as the Classic Vibe series, have fantastic build quality considering their price.

Fender’s Squier guitars come in the following different series:

  • Bullet – Squier’s cheapest range of guitars designed for beginners and students.
  • Affinity – Affinity Series guitars offer great value and are Squier’s gateway guitars to the classic Fender tone.
  • Contemporary – Classic designs with the modern player in mind, using contemporary hardware and pickups.
  • Classic Vibe – Squier versions of older setups of Fender guitars from previous eras. Great quality instruments at a great price!
  • Paranormal – Squier’s hotly anticipated new guitar series for 2020! Featuring hybrid, offset, and long-lost models from days gone by.
  • Mini – Literally just what it says; a mini version of the original size guitar.
  • 40th Anniversary – This collection celebrates 40 years of Fender’s entry-level brand with a number of special editions.

Left Handed Squier Electric Guitars

Currently, Fender’s Squier range offers 48 different right handed electric guitars; how many different left handed Squier electric guitars are there?

Six.

Let’s have a look at which left handed Squier guitars are available to us…

Stratocasters

First of all, the guitar that is synonymous with the Fender brand; the Stratocaster. We get three of them.

We get a Classic Vibe ’70s Stratocaster in Black with an HSS configuration, a Classic Vibe ’60s Stratocaster in 3-Color Sunburst, and a Mini Stratocaster. Two out of three are black!

Telecasters

Of the different Squier Telecaster models, there are fifteen right handed guitars and two left handed ones. First of all, there’s the Affinity Series Telecaster, available in Butterscotch Blonde.

Then there’s the Classic Vibe ’50s Telecaster, also available in Butterscotch Blonde.

Other Left Handed Squier Guitars

So, what’s left?

The Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster, which is available in Olympic White.

Anyway, check out these specs of the left handed Squier guitars that are available now!

Squier Acoustic Guitars

Unfortunately, there are no left handed Squier acoustic guitars. However, Fender does make some very reasonably priced acoustic guitars, that are much more affordable than most of their electric guitars.

Affinity Series Telecaster

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Affinity Series Telecaster

The left handed Squier Affinity Series Telecaster lets beginner left handed guitarists own that other legendary Fender design at a fraction of the cost. Another great entry point for learner guitarists to get into the Fender brand.

All the benefits of owning an Affinity Series Strat, but in Telecaster form. Both are very versatile guitars!

This guitar is also featured in the recommended left handed guitars for beginners list.

  • BODY: Poplar
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • NECK FINISH: Satin Urethane with Gloss Urethane Headstock Face
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple with Black Dot inlays
  • RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • FRETS: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • NUT: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Tele
  • NECK PICKUP: Ceramic Single-Coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Ceramic Single-Coil
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Blade
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • TUNERS: Sealed Die-Cast with Split Shafts
  • FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane, Butterscotch Blonde

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Classic Vibe ’60s Stratocaster

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Classic Vibe '60s Stratocaster

The Classic Vibe ’60s Strat recreates the classic sixties Fender Strat, with its vintage-style hardware and old-school aesthetics.

The Classic Vibe Series are known for their amazing quality for a relatively low price, offering the most bang for the buck in the Squier range. Some folks believe them to be almost as good as their Fender counterparts!

  • BODY: Nyatoh
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • NECK FINISH: Tinted Gloss Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel with White Dot inlays
  • RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • FRETS: 21 Narrow Tall
  • NUT: Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • CONTROLS: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), 5-Way Blade
  • HARDWARE: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Vintage-Style
  • FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane, 3-Color Sunburst

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Classic Vibe ’50s Telecaster

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Classic Vibe '50s Telecaster

The Classic Vibe ’50s Telecaster celebrates the birth of a classic guitar; the Fender Telecaster, which was first sold in the early ’50s.

Left handed players get to recreate the classic twangy tone of this iconic guitar at a fraction of the cost of the full Fender version.

  • BODY: Pine
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • NECK FINISH: Tinted Gloss Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple with Black Dot inlays
  • RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • FRETS: 21 Narrow Tall
  • NUT: Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • BRIDGE: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles
  • NECK PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Blade
  • HARDWARE: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Vintage-Style
  • FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane, Butterscotch Blonde

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Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Classic Vibe '60s Jazzmaster

The latest in the Classic Vibe Series is the Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster, a fantastic recreation of yet another icon from the Fender stable.

  • BODY: Poplar
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • NECK FINISH: Tinted Gloss Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel with White Dot inlays
  • RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • FRETS: 21 Narrow Tall
  • NUT: Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato
  • NECK PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • CONTROLS: Lead Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Down): Volume (Neck), Volume (Bridge), Master Tone; Rhythm Circuit Controls (Slide Switch Up): Two Thumbwheel Controls for Neck Pickup Volume and Tone
  • SWITCHING: Neck pickup only (rhythm circuit); neck only, neck and bridge, bridge only (lead circuit)
  • HARDWARE: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Vintage-Style
  • FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane, Olympic White

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Classic Vibe ’70s Stratocaster HSS

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Classic Vibe '70s Stratocaster HSS

Here’s the Classic Vibe ’70s Stratocaster! With its HSS pickup configuration, this guitar offers plenty of tones, making this a very versatile guitar.

Complete with a large headstock, typical of the seventies Strat, this guitar certainly looks the part, perfectly capturing that ’70s vibe!

This guitar features in the left handed guitars for beginners list, here at LeftyGuitarist.com.

  • BODY: Poplar
  • SCALE: 25.5″ (648 mm)
  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • NECK FINISH: Tinted Gloss Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple with Black Dot inlays
  • RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • FRETS: 21 Narrow Tall
  • NUT: Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Humbucking
  • CONTROLS: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup), 5-Way Blade
  • HARDWARE: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Vintage-Style
  • FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane, Black

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Mini Stratocaster

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Mini Stratocaster

A new addition to Squier’s left handed range, the Mini Strat is a great way for younger guitarists to start learning to play. It could also double as a travel guitar too.

Just like its bigger sibling, but without the tremolo, coming with a hardtail bridge instead.

  • BODY: Poplar
  • SCALE: 22.75” (578 mm)
  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • NECK FINISH: Satin Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel with Pearloid Dot inlays
  • RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • FRETS: 20 Narrow Tall
  • NUT: Synthetic Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.6″ (40.6 mm)
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle Hardtail
  • NECK PICKUP: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • CONTROLS: Volume, Tone, 5-Way Blade
  • HARDWARE: Chrome
  • TUNERS: Die-Cast Sealed
  • FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane, Black

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Left Handed Squier Electric Basses

Despite there being twenty right handed Squier basses, there are only two left handed Squier Electric bass guitars. Both are Classic Vibe series guitars, which have an excellent reputation when it comes to performance.

It’d be easy to assume that they are just cheap versions of Fender guitars; they are made using cheaper components and materials, but these Squier basses are great quality instruments for the price.

Classic Vibe ’70s Jazz Bass

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Classic Vibe '70s Jazz Bass

The Fender Jazz Bass is known for its rich tone and great sustain. This left handed Classic Vibe version is a fantastic tribute to a classic bass guitar, bringing the Fender Jazz Bass sound at a more affordable price.

  • BODY: Poplar
  • SCALE: 34″ (86.36 cm)
  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • NECK FINISH: Tinted Gloss Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple with Black Block inlays
  • RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • FRETS: 20 Narrow Tall
  • NUT: Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.5″ (38.1 mm)
  • BRIDGE: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
  • NECK PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 1x Tone
  • HARDWARE: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Vintage-Style
  • FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane, Black

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Classic Vibe ’60s Precision Bass

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Classic Vibe '60s Precision Bass

Here’s Squier’s tribute to a 1960s P Bass. Originally sold in 1951, the Precision Bass was so called, because of its use of frets to help players play in tune more easily than when many bassists had previously played the double bass, which incorporated a fretless fingerboard.

The Precision Bass quickly supplanted the upright bass, and throughout the sixties, the P Bass became an iconic instrument and was a common addition onstage and in the studio.

  • BODY: Poplar
  • SCALE: 34″ (86.36 cm)
  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • NECK FINISH: Tinted Gloss Urethane
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel with White Pearloid Dot inlays
  • RADIUS: 9.5″ (241 mm)
  • FRETS: 20 Narrow Tall
  • NUT: Bone
  • NUT WIDTH: 1.685″ (42.8 mm)
  • BRIDGE: 4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
  • NECK PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Split Single-Coil
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Split Single-Coil
  • CONTROLS: 2x Volume, 1x Tone
  • HARDWARE: Nickel
  • TUNERS: Vintage-Style
  • FINISH: Gloss Polyurethane, 3-Color Sunburst

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Final Thoughts

While many of us wish we could own an American Fender guitar, for some of us, they’re just a little out of our price range. These left handed Squier guitars are a fantastic way to get a Fender-designed guitar for a fraction of the cost.

They’re also a great low-cost platform for modding and upgrading for the more experienced guitarist.

For me, the only downside, which is not a downside unique to Squier, is that we lefty guitarists tend to get less interesting color options; most of the guitars available to us are Black or fairly plain looking. Now I love some black guitars; some black guitars look amazing! It would, however, be nice to have some of the more interesting colors available in lefty.

Lake Placid Blue, Candy Apple Red, Competition Orange; these are the kind of colors I’d like to see on left handed Squier guitars! Of course, it’s fine to have those “safe” colors that we get, but it’d be nice to have more…

Do you own a Squier guitar? Let us know what you’ve got and what you think! What do you like about them? What could be better? Comment below!

Image credits: fender.com

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