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A classic bass taking its cues from 1977's legendary specs.

Squier's Vintage Modified Jazz Bass '77 returns you to the age of funk and the dawn of punk with sleekly offset agathis (Black and three-color sunburst finishes) and soft maple (Amber finish) bodies, dual Fender-designed pickups and a slim "C"-shaped maple neck with a vintage-tint gloss finish. Other features include a white-bound 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 20 medium jumbo frets and stylish white pearloid block inlays, three-ply black pickguard, four-saddle bridge, black plastic control knobs, and open-gear tuners. Super '77 sound and feel for today's bassists, with superior Squier performance and value.

FEATURES
  • Agathis body
  • Polyester body finish
  • Maple neck
  • Vintage tint gloss neck finish
  • "C" Shape neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • 20 Medium jumbo frets
  • Synthetic bone string nut
  • Pearloid block position inlays
  • Fender-designed single-coil Jazz Bass bridge and middle pickups
  • Volume 1., Volume 2. and Master Tone controls
  • 4-Saddle standard bridge
  • Chrome hardware finish
  • Standard open-gear tuning machines

Take a trip in time. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77

  • Scale Length: 34" (864 mm)
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
    Nut Width: 1.5" (38.1 mm)

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SquierVintage Modified Jazz Bass 77
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (12)
  • Good feel (11)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Good pick up (7)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Jamming (9)
  • Recording (8)
  • Small venues (7)
  • Rock concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Well worth the money...and more!!

I'm 50 years old. I've been playing for 32 years. I've had all the basses from a real 77 Fender P-Bass to American Jazz, Schecter Model T Jazz, Music Man, etc. The...Read complete review

I'm 50 years old. I've been playing for 32 years. I've had all the basses from a real 77 Fender P-Bass to American Jazz, Schecter Model T Jazz, Music Man, etc. The last several years I've put more money into home studio and wound up selling all of my expensive basses after purchasing a Vintage Modified Jazz about 4 years ago. I'm not saying they all will be this great, but I play as many as I can and find those gems. This one is a gem. Great wood. Great balance. No way was I going to return this for another. Took it to a custom shop and they were amazed at how "lucky" I got. They also said this series is the only one they see from Fender that is worth the money. So...play-ability is awesome. Felt great out of the box. Just needed a pro setup. I then had them change out the pots+bridge+cap (75 for all including setup). It completely blows away anything I've ever played that was American made. I was going to change pickups, but these sounded great after the new Cap and pots. So, leaving it a lone for now. Played live with it last week and had many comments from other musicians about how great it sounded. Play these! Give them a shot! You could find "the one" within the first two or 3 you might pull off the wall. Throw 100 at it and you'll be glad you did. To get rid of the stereo-type of absent-minded purists...I'm having fun with making it a bit vintage looking...including sanding the head stock down to remove the decals and see how many people ask what year it is? Seriously, take some time at a store that has a vintage or custom shop Fender Jazz...then a USA...then this one (or any Vintage Modified comparison from Squier as they are all great) and tell me it's worth 600 more cash to your ears. It's all in your fingers and soul.

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Ehhh

I was very excited for this bass I ordered it after I sent back a squire vintage modified precision V. I was very disappointed when I received this the neck was barely attached to...Read complete review

I was very excited for this bass I ordered it after I sent back a squire vintage modified precision V. I was very disappointed when I received this the neck was barely attached to the body. All of the screw holes were drilled too big and at wierd angles the agathis body is extremely light and has an airy empty tone to it it is so light that the bass is neck heavy. It has no balance which makes it very hard to play. That being said the neck feels amazing and the electronics are very nice. If I were to buy this again I would order the 70's jazz and not the 77 as it has a maple body.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Purchased for Husband

By Rebecca

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Fret Buzz

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Small Venues

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77:

Purchased for my husband. He says the bass guitar is very light. He says the neck is very playable.
There is some fret buzz but not too bad. This guitar was purchased because of the reviews that we read.
My husband is going to use this bass with his church band.

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5.0

I would buy another Squire Bass Guitar.

By Ed

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77:

    Bought this bass guitar based on other comments made about it. It came ready to go except it needed
    tuning. There wasn't anything to file and the neck was screwed on in good fashion. There was no glue on the nut either. I am not going to get a set-up on the bass guitar as it played great out of the box.
    Squire did a good job with this bass. I was not too surprised as the other comments made gave the bass a good rating. Oh yea, the bass is very light and that will come in handy when I use it with my church band.

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Well worth the money...and more!!

    By KBTUNES

    from Nashville

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Resolder or replace electronics

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77:

    I'm 50 years old. I've been playing for 32 years. I've had all the basses from a real 77 Fender P-Bass to American Jazz, Schecter Model T Jazz, Music Man, etc. The last several years I've put more money into home studio and wound up selling all of my expensive basses after purchasing a Vintage Modified Jazz about 4 years ago. I'm not saying they all will be this great, but I play as many as I can and find those gems. This one is a gem. Great wood. Great balance. No way was I going to return this for another. Took it to a custom shop and they were amazed at how "lucky" I got. They also said this series is the only one they see from Fender that is worth the money. So...play-ability is awesome. Felt great out of the box. Just needed a pro setup. I then had them change out the pots+bridge+cap (75 for all including setup). It completely blows away anything I've ever played that was American made. I was going to change pickups, but these sounded great after the new Cap and pots. So, leaving it a lone for now. Played live with it last week and had many comments from other musicians about how great it sounded. Play these! Give them a shot! You could find "the one" within the first two or 3 you might pull off the wall. Throw 100 at it and you'll be glad you did. To get rid of the stereo-type of absent-minded purists...I'm having fun with making it a bit vintage looking...including sanding the head stock down to remove the decals and see how many people ask what year it is? Seriously, take some time at a store that has a vintage or custom shop Fender Jazz...then a USA...then this one (or any Vintage Modified comparison from Squier as they are all great) and tell me it's worth 600 more cash to your ears. It's all in your fingers and soul.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing value/Great tine

    By Ken

    from Alabama

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77:

      I have 12 basses - all the way from high end G&L USA made basses through high end Ibanez and Peavey basses. I've owned the USA version of this back in the 80s. Once I bought this bass those high end basses stay home - I have been taking this Squire VM and a Squire VM shortscale Jag to gigs instead. They sound great. They have great necks. They are really light - a plus on 90 minute sets. And you don't worry that they might be stolen or damaged. Great gear for working musicians

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent bass

      By Dan P.

      from Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Light Weight
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77:

        It's been my experience that Fender basses record very easily. I was tired of borrowing a Fender Jazz bass from a friend, so I picked up this Squier version for 255 on black friday. It looks great, it plays great & even a simple d.i. for recording gives me a really solid sound. I have small hands, but the neck on this is comfortable. Fit and finish are high quality, except for a bit of extra glue at the nut, no biggie, though. I would recommend this bass to anyone. It sounds just as good to me as the Fender version, for 255!!!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        5 Stars all day long

        By Chris

        from Spartanburg, SC

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues
          • Worship Music

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77:

          I got this bass at a crazy low price. For the money you pay, you really can't do any better! The gloss finish of the neck makes it feel like a bass 3 times the price. The pickups, despite being single coil J pickups, do NOT feed back. Just an amazing value. Squier is hitting out of the ballpark consistently these days. I've played for over 20 years and these guitars hold their own to U.S. made models.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Ehhh

          By Nateo1397

          from Kenton, OH

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77:

          I was very excited for this bass I ordered it after I sent back a squire vintage modified precision V. I was very disappointed when I received this the neck was barely attached to the body. All of the screw holes were drilled too big and at wierd angles the agathis body is extremely light and has an airy empty tone to it it is so light that the bass is neck heavy. It has no balance which makes it very hard to play. That being said the neck feels amazing and the electronics are very nice. If I were to buy this again I would order the 70's jazz and not the 77 as it has a maple body.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great bass for the $$

          By Ernie

          from Franklin Ohio

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Any Genre
            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77:

            this is a great bass for the money, only complaint is body is 3/8 inch thinner than Fender makes for less sustain. good pro and reason I bought it is 9.5" radius neck with white binding and inlays. not available from Fender. i put the pearl pickguard, vintage keys and Fender decal so it looks just like the Gedfathers from the time machine tour. completely happy

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The best bass guitar for the money.

            By GuitarMonsterz

            from Thorndale, PA

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            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Not Enough Sustain

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77:

            A sweet bass for the money. I like the sound and looks. Neck very easy to play right out of the box. Confortable to hold. I use it everyday for recording, jamming and gigs and am happy with it. I replaced the bridge for a high mass one and the sustain is even better. I hightly recommend it.

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            great bass w/ some tweaking

            By MorTone

            from new england

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

            • Cheap Bridge
            • Fret Buzz

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass 77:

            I had a real 77 once. It played awful. This was a good cheap way to add a maple neck round wound strung bass to my flat wound strung collection of Fenders. It came very poorly set up like most stuff. I adjusted the neck relief, filed the nut slots down etc., added an old quan bridge I had in my parts drawer and set the radius and height, kept the strings because I like them so bought another set of fender 7250's, then I had my luthier dress the frets ( i like very low action)and voila! It plays and sounds better than my old original 77. btw the body wood is agathis which is mahogany so don't shy away from it because of that.

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