Its high density makes it a bright sounding wood with a strong punch and rich sustain.
Basswood was often used for Japanese Fenders in the 80s and 90s.
Body: alder Neck: modern C-shape maple (50s) and rosewood fretboard (60s) Pickups: vintage style single coils “based on” respectively 50s and 60s tones Pros: light weight and easy to play, classic looks and tone Cons: hardware and electronics are more or less just for show and should be replaced Considering the Classic Vibe?
The stock tremolo system can be hard to keep in tune and it may also lack some sustain and resonance.
Replace it with a Callaham Vintage S system for better stability and more sustain.