The Vintage Modified ’70s Stratocaster® delivers the distinctive look of 1970s workhorse Fender guitars, with an all-Black maple-Fingerboard model and a Vintage White rosewood-Fingerboard model. Both feature a large headstock, vintage-tint gloss neck and black plastic parts typical of that era.
Other features include a basswood body, maple neck, 9.5”-radius Fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and black dot (Black model) or parchment (Vintage white model) inlays, three Duncan Designed™ SC-101 single-coil pickups with black covers, five-way pickup switch with black tip, three-ply pickguard (white-black-white or black-white-black), black 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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I bought this guitar 3 months ago to fill a sound niche in my collection. I couldn't be more please with this Strat: great playability, great sound and great price. In fact, if your main axe is a humbuckers type or P90, you may never need another Strat unless the name 'Squier' on the headstock may incite you towards a Fender. Having said that, there's something very cool about a Squier in the hand of an experienced player (I've been playing since 1968)...people realise the fingers have a lot to do with the sound. Having said that, this Squier through a good Brit type tube amp generates great Ritchie, Jimi, and other early seventies sounds. The only mod I would do deal with the bridge PU -- I rarely use the middle PU and never either use the tone control for it. However, I use the tone control with the bridge PU on my other guitars. I plan to hookup the tone in question to the bridge PU but I must say, it's strictly for my own taste. One suggestion to Squier: it would be nice if the same guitar would be available in Sunburst and Blonde.
Gilderoy Lockhart owns this item
This was my first real 6 string guitar that I bought brand spanking new. I ordered it because I read some fantastic reviews online. I took it home today and did a thorough inspection. I found a couple problems right off the bat. The truss rod binding glue in the headstock had leaked out, There was quite a bit of fret glue on the fretboard, and the pickups were slightly damaged. Another problem is the trem, which is simply put, crap. It will put your guitar out of tune in just a couple whammies. However, the Duncan Designed pickups sound really good, the stock Fender strings are pretty awesome and the guitar is beautiful. In terms of design and value, it's up there. It sounds better than anything else within 50$ and the neck is very well sought out and easy to play although the lacquered neck can get quite annoying when your hands are sweaty. Overall, if you're a perfectionist and like things very tidy and well set-up out of the box, saving up for a MIM Strat is a better bet. But if you don't care about the little things and you just want a cheap, great spunding guitar, it's a solid bet.
Drehven owns this item
The sound produced from the Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster is the best for its price. Besides that, the movement of hands at the frets is amazing. My hand moves smoothly on the fretboard. Overall, the guitar is amazing with nice tone features and playability. Its design isn't quite preferable for the youngsters nowadays.
nizarazfar owns this item
I was one of the first to own one of the Japanese Squier Strats in all black as shown above, and gigged with it for the best part of 4 years before selling - due to marriage. In that time it only developed one problem, and that was the neck needed re-shimming due to only having 3 bolts holding it in place. Other than that this was the best guitar I have ever ownedeven to this day, it is the one guitar I wish I still owned! It gave m nothing but absolute pleasure to play during the years that I was learning my stage craft - which is now long behind me I might add. The sound was billiant and played like a dream. Anyone considering a good starter guitar need look no further, I would recommend one of these in a heartbeat.
|Model Name:||Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black|
|Body Finish:||Gloss Polyester|
|Neck Finish:||Gloss Polyurethane|
|Neck Shape:||"C" Shape|
|Scale Length:||25.5" (64.8 cm)|
|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:||Black or White Dot|
|Truss Rod Nut:||4 mm Hex|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt Standard|
|Bridge Pickup:||Duncan Designed™ SC-101B Single-Coil|
|Middle Pickup:||Duncan Designed™ SC-101 Single-Coil|
|Neck Pickup:||Duncan Designed™ SC-101N 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|
|Bridge:||6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo|
|Tremolo Arm Handle:||Vintage-Style Tremolo Arm|
|Control Knobs:||Black Plastic|
|Strings:||NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042|
|Unique Features:||Duncan Designed™ Single-Coil Pickups, Vintage Style Tremolo, Gold and Black Squier Logo, Engraved Neckplate, Black Plastic Parts, Dot Position Inlays|
|Included Accessories:||Wrenches: 1.5mm, 4mm|
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