Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster®


Model #: 0301220509

Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Candy Apple Red $499.99

0301220509

Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Surf Green $499.99

0301220557

Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Sonic Blue $499.99

0301220572
Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Candy Apple Red

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Crest the perfect wave of Squier® sound, feel and value with the all-new Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster®, which features highly distinctive tube-style pickups and classically colorful Surf Green, Sonic Blue and Candy Apple Red finishes that evoke the sand, sun and fun vibe of Fender’s early-’60s golden age.

Features include a basswood body, maple neck with vintage-tint gloss finish, 9.5”-radius rosewood Fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and parchment dot inlays, three Duncan Designed™ LS-102 for Strat® single-coil pickups, five-way pickup switch with white tip, white pearloid pickguard, white numbered volume and tone control knobs, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style tremolo arm, vintage-style chrome tuners, chrome hardware and engraved neck plate.

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Good instrument

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daddyt on April 5, 2014 (updated April 7, 2014)

My wife bought this guitar for my anniversary present primarily because she knew I like the surf green color. I planned on using it as a guitar that I could be less careful with as opposed to my normal player which is a Les Paul. I had the Squier set up professionally and it plays like a dream. I find that I play it more than I ever imagined, which is saying a lot considering it costs about 5 times less than my Les Paul.

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Surfs Up!

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DetroitBlues on February 19, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Funk Rock

I wanted to try out lipstick pickups and saw this guitar at my local shop. Picked it up and was totally floored on the tones I got out of this. My only reason for not purchasing this guitar is the neck. I'm very picky about my neck profiles and the Squier model is a little too narrow for my tastes. But for those with a different style of playing or with smaller hands, this is a really cool guitar.

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Great value addition to your collection

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coynec on February 19, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Funk Jazz Rock Classic Rock

Like others, I own some top-notch guitars, including other Fender and Custom shop Strats. Following reviews, and seeing the killer looks, I thought I'd give it a try - my first Squier - and at a frankly amazing price. I also have a Danelectro and was keen to see how the Duncan-designed lipsticks fared here. Well, I have to agree with the others: 1) well built, almost worn-in feel with a medium C neck, 2) pickups are quiet and darker than Fender single coils, giving a smooth tone with less bite, but not as weedy as a Dano, where the series switch selection is needed to get a strong tone. Out-of-phase settings are quite pre-CBS rosewood board territory. 3) Build quality better than expected - in fact it's just the lower grade components (and not their fit) that makes sense of the price. Action is not stellar, and there are a few fret buzzes here and there, but this can be fixed with a $100 visit to a luthier and still it would be a good value guitar. Sustain is average (what do you expect?) and probably okay for reverb-drenched sounds. Swapping out the bridge block would probably be a first upgrade, if any, to improve this. The trem is very stiff, but I think I'll keep it that way as I don't expect a $300 guitar to stay in tune with fewer springs. Pots and switches are quiet, and only the nut is really cheap plastic, and again a probable upgrade over time. 4) My cosmetic gripe is the need to put 'Duncan designed' on the pickups. I hate this on Duncan humbuckers as well - so maybe just a personal thing. First thing I did was scrape this off, which is thankfully an easy task. Now with the pearl guard, the seafoam green and the chrome- even my woman likes it! Well done Squier.

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Amazing.

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butchwr on February 18, 2013
Amateur Blues Rock Classic Rock Country

Saw this guitar and was immediately drawn to the distinctive features and design. Just a work of art. Felt great in my hands. Plugged it into a Blues Junior and was sold. Amazing tone, feel, and looks. Quality craftsmanship.

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Excellent Guitar For The Price

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tlhamon on February 18, 2013
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I was completely floored by the quality of this guitar. I wasn't sure if I would like the lipstick pickups, but these models are excellent. More bass than a normal single coil so to my ears they are much more usable for rock. The guitar is dead quiet as well. They did an excellent job of shielding and it's at least as quiet as my humbuckers. The only weak spot was the nut (plastic). I like to use my tremolo and the plastic was just too sticky so I swapped it out for a Tusq. Otherwise, i didn't need to change a thing. One of the best Strats I've ever owned.

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The Surf Strat - A Big Surprise!

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Witnar on February 18, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues R&B Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock

I shouldn't have been surprised after owning a Squier Classic Vibe Strat, but I was just blown away by the quality and playability of this guitar. The action is set very low so it plays easily. The frets are well dressed, and the neck isn't too slender or too chunky. I know other people have said this when reviewing this guitar, and as much as I hate following the crowd, I gotta say it: The guitar feels 'well made' in my hands! That is a very odd thing to defend, because it isn't any one thing - it's all of them. The tone was especially surprising. I expected that no matter what, those lipstick pickups will sound tinny and metallic. Well, it is slightly metallic, but not tinny at all - full voiced and very distinctive. In fact, they are some of the most distinctive pickups that I've ever heard. And the pickups are surprisingly loud without quite being hot. The guitar takes distortion very well. The guitar is perfectly balanced - no nose diving here. The finish is... well perfect - and surf green has to be the coolest color ever. I own a PRS Custom 24, an Ibanez to die for, a Fender American Telecaster - I mean, I have some good guitars, but for $300 bucks, this Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster is by far, the best value I own.

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General
Model Name: Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Candy Apple Red
Model Number: 0301220509
Series: Vintage Modified
MSRP: $499.99
Color: Candy Apple Red

Body

Body
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
Body Shape: Stratocaster®

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
Fingerboard: Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Parchment Dot
Truss Rod Nut: 4 mm Hex
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Standard

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Duncan Designed™ LS-102 for Strat Single-Coil
Middle Pickup: Duncan Designed™ LS-102 for Strat® Single-Coil
Neck Pickup: Duncan Designed™ LS-102 for Strat® Single-Coil
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tremolo Arm Handle: Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Pickguard: 4-Ply White Pearloid
Control Knobs: White Plastic
Switch Tips: Black

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
Unique Features: Duncan Designed™ Pickups, Vintage Style Tremolo, Gold and Black Squier Logo, Engraved Neckplate, White Plastic Parts, Dot Position Inlays, White Pearloid Pickguard
Included Accessories: Wrenches: 1.5mm, 4mm
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