Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster®


Model #: 0301227506

Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black $399.99

0301227506

Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, Vintage White $399.99

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Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black

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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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Its a beast

(5.0)
shornel on June 20, 2014 (updated June 23, 2014)
Blues R&B Gospel Funk Jazz

I really didn't need a new guitar and this one just caught my eye. And when I picked it up it felt very good in my hands, and had the classic strat tone that I love. So I just bought it, and I am very happy with it .

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It Is A Keeper!

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kushog on June 14, 2014 (updated June 16, 2014)
Blues R&B Rock Classical

The guitar was bought sight unseen over the internet from a quality dealer in Toronto, and arrived in flawless and set-up condition. The black body with the complementary gloss solid maple neck is a striking and beauitiful combination. I am able to compare to an affinity Strat and Classic Vibe 50s Strat also acquired in recent years, All three are very satisfying to play, having slightly different tones per their specifications. This model has a slightly more smokey tone than the other two. The classic vibe 50s is the brightest of the three, and the Affinity has the bridge humbucker, which always kicks output up a notch. This 70's VM has the duncan designed pickups , and they are a first rate component. Seriously consider this guitar if you want one that can rock out or dig deep for a soulful blues tone. Called a "workhorse" in the literature, I find it to be a thoroughbred in every respect, This guitar can, truly, do it all.

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Home Run!

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Rob_Cooke on May 27, 2014 (updated May 27, 2014)
Blues R&B Funk Jazz Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Country Reggae/Ska

I have the black/maple version of this guitar. It is hands down the best value for money guitar I have ever owned, but not only that it is one of the best I have ever owned regardless of price.

Past Strat experience:
I have owned a Custom Shop '56 relic for the last 10 years, I have owned a couple of USA Standards since 1988 and several Japanese Fender Strats too. I also own a Squier Classic Vibe '60s.

I have given it full marks on features and design because in my opinion the Stratocaster is already the perfect electric guitar with no equal.

Playability:
I chose the VM70s because I am so impressed by my CV60s. I believed it would compare in quality and feel to the CV60s, plus I loved the look. I wasn't disappointed. I do prefer maple fingerboards and the neck on the VM70s feels slightly fatter to me than the CV60s, so to me this guitar plays nicer and feels nicer than the CV.

Finish is superb, as good as the CV with no flaws in the finish and no sharp frets etc.

Tone:
Pleasantly surprised. I was expecting to change the pickups. However, the DD SC101s are amazing to my ears. Just a fantastic Strat sound. Lots of clarity, articulation and very punchy. Better than I ever imagined. Neck pup is amazing and the bridge pup (always my favourite) is great for classic rock.

It covers everything I need to play all the styles I play (which is a little bit of everything).

Value:
Unbeatable value for 10k Thai Baht (about $300) I got so much guitar I feel like a criminal. I am a pro musician with a Custom Shop Fender Strat and I love this Squier just as much despite some obvious lower cost parts. It doesn't take anything away from what is still an absolute winner.

This guitar is not just for beginners.

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Great Strat for a bargain price

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Gilderoy Lockhart on December 18, 2013
Semi-Professional Blues Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

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.

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Vintage Modified

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Drehven on August 21, 2013 (updated August 23, 2013)
Amateur Alternative Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Punk

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.

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Amazing Guitar

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nizarazfar on August 16, 2013 (updated August 17, 2013)
Amateur R&B Alternative Rock Classic Rock Heavy Metal

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.

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Japanese Squier

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Druid on February 19, 2013
Amateur Rock Classic Rock Pop Rock Folk Country

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.

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General
Model Name: Vintage Modified '70s Stratocaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Black
Model Number: 0301227506
Series: Vintage Modified
MSRP: $399.99
Color: Black

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: Maple
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

Electronics

Electronics
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
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: 3-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Black Plastic
Switch Tips: Black

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
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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