With great sound, great feel and great value, Squier’s Vintage Modified Stratocaster® returns with all-new features including a vintage-tint gloss neck, ’70s-style large headstock, classic triple-single-coil tone and a striking new Vintage Blonde finish option in addition to timelessly cool Black and Three-color Sunburst.
Other features include a basswood body, maple neck, 9.5”-radius rosewood Fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets and parchment dot inlays, three Duncan Designed™ SC-101 single-coil pickups with aged white covers, five-way pickup switch with white tip, three-ply pickguard (white-black-white), 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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I've had it only 2 days but love the tone on this strat, especially on the clean position on my amp, beautiful. Then I kicked in the metal sound and it blew mine and my families ears off with those Duncan designed pups. Incidentally for me and not the family, that's a good thing. I've owned a variety of Fender and Squier strats and by far the blonde vintage modified is the best because of it's quality (beautiful smooth neck,nice basswood body), tone(beautiful bell sound on clean setting and loud,raucous,ear splittingly awesome on dirty setting!)and because of the history of the Fender and Squier names. Go out and buy this beautiful beast of a guitar today!!!!
I used to hate Stratocaster, yes.
Two days ago, I went for guitar hunting and was about to buy a Telecaster but my dad didn't like it so he asked me to try this one. Then I took a leap of faith and bought this guitar.
At the first day, this guitar was a complete stranger to me. The string tension is higher than my other guitars. And also, my fingers are used to 16" radius fingerboard but since this guitar is 9", it was something new to me.
As I played and played, I realize this guitar has the tone that other guitar doesn't; this is my first guitar with single coil pickups and I completely like like it. When the second day arrived, I have become completely in love with this guitar. Though it is with only 21 frets, the 21-fret notion is what makes its tone rounded and I like it.
Good parts: Good tone, big headstock which makes me look like a legend (no joke hahaha), and great finishing. No humming!
Bad parts: The guitar is out of tune when I dive the tremolo down. That's all.
anwarhusaini owns this item
It looks beautiful, and elegant... The clean sound is absolutely stunning and reminds me to an authentic 70's guitar: The look, the vintage hardware... everything! Basswood body sounds "bassy" and adds color to tone. It really sounds different than alder. I think Fender and Squier should try and "alder version" for even more variety but the basswood tone it is still perfect. No problems with tuning stability and sounds great with distortion / overdrive, though the pickups distortion even more than normal pickups so you need to use a lower gain level than you would normally do with other guitars.
I feel Blackmore Malmsteen with this, haha.
Christian H9 owns this item
This is my first Fender guitar and I like it very much.
I have 8-10 other guitars both acoustic and electric but I find myself playing this instrument when I want an electric guitar.
For the money the Vintage Modified Strat is a great deal which plays well and sounds great.
The overall finish is good but I do have a problem with poorly finished fret ends.
I have had this guitar for two years and as my playing has improved this is a problem when bending a string and dropping off the finger board inadvertently.
I don't believe anyone should have to take a new guitar in for a "tune-up" right off the bat but this seems to be the case with just this one aspect of the instrument.
Tone and playability are superb.
It plays like a much higher priced instrument and sounds good across a range of effects and amps.
I use a VOX Mini for practice which has a variety of different amps and effects built in to it and this guitar works with every combination.
Not a real hard core test amp I know but versatile and portable while allowing me to noodle around with different tones.
THis guitar stays in tune well, has very good pick ups with no noise or hum, the hardware is finished well with typically durable Fender stock.
The large head stock looks cool and good, the overall finish and quality is very well done.
"A" grade overall.
My only issue are the fret ends.
Excellent value for the money.
Bottom line, I would recommend this guitar to anyone seeking value and good sound/tones.
KGooldy owns this item
I started late in life learning guitar on a used Epiphone Jr. and Fender frontman. I was looking to buy a new entry level Squier strat at Guitar Center but they did not have one in stock with the rosewood fret board that I wanted. The manager gave me a killer discount on the Vintage Modified with the rosewood he had in stock. I tried it and the neck just felt right. I am a novice and only play to amuse myself but this guitar has made me a better player and is keeping me excited about learning more. I love this guitar ! I have a few friends who are real musicians and are excited that I am playing, when they checked out this new Strat they were amazed at the quality of it. They also were impressed with the tone when THEY played it! Thanks for a fun affordable quality instument.
otis39 owns this item
|Model Name:||Vintage Modified Stratocaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Tone Sunburst|
|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:||Parchment 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:||White 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, White Plastic Parts, Dot Position Inlays|
|Included Accessories:||Wrenches: 1.5mm, 4mm|
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