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SQUIER® BY FENDER® INTRODUCES VINTAGE MODIFIED SERIES ADDITIONS
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (July 2, 2012) – Squier announces several new models to its acclaimed Vintage Modified series, including Squier takes on five classic Fender guitar designs.
For the first time ever, Squier introduces a Vintage Modified Telecaster® Deluxe guitar armed with all-new Fender-designed Wide Range humbcking pickups. An acclaimed and time-honored innovation, the Wide Range humbucking pickup delivers incredibly full tone and lends even more vintage-style authenticity to this new model. Other features include a C-shaped maple neck with vintage-tint gloss finish, 12”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and black dot position inlays, three-way toggle pickup switching, four black skirted amp knobs (two volume, two tone), string-through-body bridge with six stamped saddles, and vintage-style chrome tuners.
The Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom guitar pairs a Wide Range humbucking neck pickup with a sharp, clear Duncan Designed TE-101B single-coil bridge pickup. It also includes a C-shaped maple neck with vintage-tint gloss finish, 9.5”-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and black dot position inlays, three-way toggle pickup switching, four black skirted amp knobs (two volume, two tone), string-through-body bridge with three chrome barrel saddles, and vintage-style chrome tuners.
An authentically styled Jazzmaster® now joins the Vintage Modified family, with present-day touches including full, clear Duncan Designed pickups and a modern fingerboard radius. Squier’s new Vintage Modified Jazzmaster guitar has the model’s most distinctive hallmarks, too – such as the dual-circuit switching and controls, floating-vibrato bridge and classically colorful finishes.
The Vintage Modified Jaguar® also sports Duncan Designed pickups and a modern fingerboard radius, and features the Jaguar’s short 24” scale, dual-circuit switching and controls, floating-vibrato bridge and vintage colors. Features include a maple neck with vintage-tint gloss finish, 9.5”-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and parchment dot inlays, tortoiseshell (Three-Color Sunburst and Olympic White) and white-black-white pickguards (Candy Apple Red and Surf Green models), Jaguar single-coil pickups, circuit selector and tone circuit switches, pickup on/off switches, skirted black control knobs (lead circuit) and black disc knobs (rhythm circuit), vintage-style bridge and non-locking floating vibrato with vintage-style tremolo arm, vintage-style chrome tuners and chrome hardware.
The Vintage Modified Mustang® guitar also features a 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.
For more information, and to locate a dealer near you, go to www.squierguitars.com.
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About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is a leading, global musical instruments company whose comprehensive portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Guild®, Tacoma®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Charvel®, EVH®, SWR® and Groove Tubes®, among others. Fender® instruments include the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars. For more information, visit www.fender.com.
In 2007, FMIC acquired KMC Music, one of the largest independent U.S. distributors of musical instruments and accessories. In 2011, KMC Music and Musicorp united their sales and catalog divisions as KMCMusicorp, creating a leading wholesaler of musical instruments, accessories and lighting equipment. KMCMusicorp produces and/or distributes Ovation®, Takamine® and Hamer® guitars; Latin Percussion®, Gretsch® Drums, Gibraltar® Hardware, Toca® Percussion, Sabian® cymbals and Genz Benz® amplifiers and more. For more information, visit www.kmcmusicorp.com.