Squier® welcomes its first-ever Mustang® guitar to the family in the sleekly diminutive form of the Vintage Modified Mustang. With its distinctive 24” scale, dual pickup switches and floating bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece, it’s a classic modded with present-day touches including full-sounding Duncan Designed™ pickups and a 9.5” Fingerboard radius.
Features include a maple neck with vintage-tint gloss finish, rosewood Fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and parchment dot inlays, Mustang single-coil pickups with aged white (Vintage White and Sonic Blue models) and black (Fiesta Red model) covers, on/off-phase (in/out) slider switch for each pickup, master black skirted volume and tone knobs, tortoiseshell (Vintage White and Sonic Blue models) and white pearloid (Fiesta Red model) pickguards, floating bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece and vintage-style tremolo arm, and vintage-style white-tipped tuners
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I absolutely love this guitar! I got it for my birthday after trying it out at a local guitar shop. I always thought Sonic Blue was ugly until I picked it up. The short scale helps people with limited finger reach like me hit notes, and move a little bit faster. In essential the cosmetics and playability are really good. The only problem I had was my action was pretty high, so after a truss rod adjustment and some shimming it worked out.
Now, for the other side. Most of the hardware is good, except the bridge. Mine buzzed on strings, lowered itself by way of the action screws due to vibration, and had barely any sustain. I changed this out for a Tune-O-Matic bridge, and that alone helps a lot.
The pickups are decent, but in this particular guitar sound a little tinny. I'm not sure if this is common for all mustangs, but I plan on switching the bridge pickup out for a Seymour Duncan JB.
I also replaced the tuners with correct vintage Fender tuners, and am saving the ones I took off for a project.
Overall a good guitar, and a good starting platform for anyone wanting to own a Mustang. Despite some of the typical mustang problems, this guitar is awesome, and at a price that can't be beat.
NIghthawk6 owns this item
Kurt Cobain (RIP) got me interested in the mustang but the Fender was just too pricey and I didn't think it was worth the price tag. I own a 50's cv strat and a 60's cv strat the quality and value for the price is blowing the mim's away plus I got my eye on the anniversary edition Aztec gold cv 50's strat which is going to be my next purchase. The attention to quality and the alder bodies Squier now uses on there cv series plus the playability that it is worth putting higher end pup's in. The mustang even with the basswood body has great playability looks cool and the Duncan designed pup's kick a** for the price excellent quality and value I don't need to change anything on this baby and I am addicted to modding my axes but this mustang is perfect my only regret was getting fiesta red instead of the cobalt blue but foolish me who doesn't like tortoise shell pickguard I got the red cause I thought I would have a hard time finding a replacement pickguard. I would definitely recommend this guitar to anyone looking for an economical versatile guitar that makes people stop and say check out his guitar.
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tjh611 owns this item
I got a Vintage White Mustang recently and now I am in love with it. I cannot go back to my other guitars now as I love this one so much. I don't even see any flaws but I will say that once you take it out of its packaging box, it will easily go out of tune commonly. Just keep tuning it all day and then tomorrow, the tuning problems will be gone!
Love the tonal features are good ranging from
leading to a possible 6 approx. tonal combinations that can still be modified with the tone knob. The vibrato tailpiece is also very good and cool, I use the tremolo a lot as well, I like how there is a lock un-like the squier jaguar where my tremolo just falls out.
GREAT MUSTANG, GREAT PRICE, GREAT FEATURES, GREAT SIZE.
A favourite now.
MSPAINTRULZ owns this item
Simply put, this guitar is great. It's as good if not slightly better than the '65 reissue Mustang (modern radius, jumbo frets, Duncan designed sc101s recessed switches etc.,). What made me get this guitar was the price, $300 bucks for an authentic Mustang! Just the way I like them, I know I said the '65 reissue costs too much, and I still think it does, but it definitely doesn't bother me as much with this guitar around. The only reason I gave this guitar a four in tone is because my Mustang came with a ground wire error and can be slightly lacking in sustain sometimes, particularly with the tone rolled down. My other guitar is a Gibson SG, so it's not a fair comparison being opposite guitars, but they are my two favorites and compare quite closely in terms of quality. That Indonesian factory has been making some great guitars, long live the inappropriately named Vintage Modified series. I say that because they don't seem modified, but don't misunderstand me when I say that, that's a good thing. If this guitar came out with two humbuckers and a three-way switch that would have sucked I would have been very disappointed. Thank god the new Jag Jazz and Mustang in the VM range are the real deal. Keep it up Fender and Squier. zyhis VM Mustang is a great start for a bright new chapter for Squier making some Fender level guitars.
Mr.compstang owns this item
I recently got this guitar in sonic blue. I am in love with this guitar, this guitar isn't for everybody, I play Grunge, Punk, and Garage. My style is nirvana, queens of the stone age, very grungy and punky, and trying some noise like nirvana and sonic youth and this guitar is perfect for me. After playing my jaguar it kind of feels weird since the body is smaller. I never use the whammy but I use my hand to move the whammy a little. I love the floating bridge. The mustang and jaguar are my perfect guitars. If you're a traditionalist and love the strat and Tele then this might not be for you. If you like odd guitars and weird stuff like sonic youth, mudhoney, nirvana, qotsa then this for you. This guitar plays amazing, sounds amazing. This, my jag and Tele are what i write on. When you get that perfect guitar that matches your genre, your stage presence, and is you musically it is something wonderful. Those three guitars make me feel like a grunge/punk musician. I dont know how to describe the feel to this and my other two guitars, this is a special guitar.
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|Model Name:||Vintage Modified Mustang®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Fiesta Red|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||24" (610 mm)|
|Fingerboard Radius:||9.5" (241 mm)|
|Number of Frets:||22|
|Fret Size:||Medium Jumbo|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Position Inlays:||Parchment Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||4 mm Hex|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Standard|
|Bridge Pickup:||Duncan Designed™ MU-102B Mustang® Guitar Single-Coil|
|Neck Pickup:||Duncan Designed™ MU-102N Mustang® Guitar Single-Coil|
|Controls:||On/Off, Phase Slider Switch for Each Pickup (In/Out), Master Volume, Master Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||On/off, phase slider switch for each pickup (in/out)|
|Bridge:||Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tailpiece|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage-Style with Aged White Plastic Buttons|
|Pickguard:||4-Ply White Pearloid|
|Pickup Covers:||Aged White (Vintage White and Sonic Blue Models), Black (Fiesta Red Model)|
|Control Knobs:||Vintage Style Black Plastic Jazz Bass®|
|Strings:||Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Unique Features:||Duncan Designed™ pickups, floating bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece, white-tipped tuning machines, gold-and-black Squier logo, engraved neck plate, parchment dot position inlays|
|Included Accessories:||Wrenches: 1.5 mm, 2.5 mm, 4 mm, 3/32"|
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