Left Handed Squier Guitars 2020 – Fantastic Guitars at Affordable Prices!

Left Handed Squier Guitars
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Last Updated on October 6, 2020 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 2020 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 were 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 make 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 some 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.

Left Handed Squier Electric Guitars

Currently, Fender’s Squier range offers 49 different right handed electric guitars; how many different left handed Squier electric guitars are there?

Nine.

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 four of them; of the full-size Strats, we lefties get a Brown Sunburst Affinity Series Stratocaster.

We also get a Classic Vibe ’70s Stratocaster in Black, a Classic Vibe ’60s Stratocaster in 3-Color Sunburst, and a Black Contemporary Stratocaster with a 2-Humbucker configuration – something that righties don’t get! Black!

Telecasters

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

Then there’s the Contemporary Telecaster HH, available in Dark Metallic Red, and finally we also have a Classic Vibe ’50s Telecaster, also available in Butterscotch Blonde.

Other Left Handed Squier Guitars

So, what’s left?

The Classic Vibe ’60s Jazzmaster, and a Mini Stratocaster, available in Olympic White and Black, respectively.

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 do make some very reasonably priced acoustic guitars, that are much more affordable than most of their electric guitars.

Affinity Series Stratocaster

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Affinity Series Stratocaster

The Squier Affinity Series are a fantastic choice for the beginner lefty guitarist.

These are Squier’s value range, having a good balance of features to cost ratio. They are perhaps Squier’s most popular range due to the value for money that you get.

The left handed Affinity Series Stratocaster is a perfect entry point for left handers to learn guitar, especially seeing as Squier don’t make the even cheaper Bullet Strat for lefties. These are better quality than those anyway, and only for a few dollars more.

The Affinity Series Strat is one of the guitars recommended for beginners here at LeftyGuitarist.com.

This guitar is a good start when it comes to finding that classic Stratocaster tone and style, giving beginners a chance to own an iconic design.

  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel
  • FRETS: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • NECK PICKUP: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • FINISH: Brown Sunburst

Affinity Series Telecaster

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Affinity Series Telecaster

The left handed Squier Affinity Series Telecaster lets beginner left handed guitarist 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 also featured in the recommended left handed guitars for beginners list.

  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple
  • FRETS: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle Hardtail with Cast Saddles
  • NECK PICKUP: Standard Single-Coil Tele
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Standard Single-Coil Tele
  • FINISH: Butterscotch Blonde

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 buck in the Squier range. Some folks believe them to be almost as good as their Fender counterparts!

  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • BODY: Nato
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel
  • FRETS: 21 Narrow Tall
  • 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
  • FINISH: 3-Color Sunburst

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.

  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • BODY: Pine
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple
  • FRETS: 21 Narrow Tall
  • 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
  • FINISH: Butterscotch Blonde

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.

  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel
  • FRETS: 21 Narrow Tall
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style with Non-Locking Floating Vibrato
  • NECK PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • FINISH: Olympic White

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.

  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple
  • FRETS: 21 Narrow Tall
  • 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
  • FINISH: Black

Contemporary Stratocaster HH

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Contemporary Stratocaster HH

Aimed at the modern player, the Squier Contemporary Stratocaster is perfectly suited to playing modern styles of music. These are the opposite of the Classic Vibe series, opting not to recreate guitars from previous eras, but to bring guitarists modern guitars with modern features.

  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple
  • FRETS: 22 Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: 2-Point Synchronized Tremolo with Block Saddles
  • NECK PICKUP: Ceramic Humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Ceramic Humbucker
  • FINISH: Black Metallic

Contemporary Telecaster HH

Left Handed Squier Guitars - Contemporary Telecaster HH

The Squier Contemporary Telecaster brings modern progressive features to one of Fender’s oldest electric guitar designs, coming with dual humbucking pickups and a modern look.

The Contemporary Telecaster featured on the left handed guitars for beginners list, here at LeftyGuitarist.com.

  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple
  • FRETS: 22 Jumbo
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle String-Through-Body Hardtail With Block Saddles
  • NECK PICKUP: Ceramic Humbucker
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Ceramic Humbucker
  • FINISH: Dark Metallic Red

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 it’s bigger sibling, but without the tremolo, coming with a hardtail bridge instead.

  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel
  • FRETS: 20 Narrow Tall
  • BRIDGE: 6-Saddle Hardtail
  • NECK PICKUP: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • FINISH: Black

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.

  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Maple
  • FRETS: 20 Narrow Tall
  • BRIDGE: 4-Saddle Vintage-Style
  • NECK PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • BRIDGE PICKUP: Fender® Designed Alnico Single-Coil
  • FINISH: Black

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 a 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.

  • NECK: Bolt-on Maple
  • BODY: Poplar
  • NECK PROFILE: C-Shape
  • FINGERBOARD: Indian Laurel
  • FRETS: 20 Narrow Tall
  • BRIDGE: 4-Saddle Vintage Style with Threaded Steel Saddles
  • MIDDLE PICKUP: Fender Designed Alnico Split-Coil
  • FINISH: 3-Color Sunburst

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 tend to get the 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

Left Handed Squier Guitars 2020 – Fantastic Guitars at Affordable Prices!

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