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An authentically styled Jaguar now joins the Vintage Modified family, with present-day touches including sharp, clear Duncan Designed pickups and a modern fingerboard radius. Squiers new Vintage Modified Jaguar rocks the models distinctive hallmarks, too - such as the 24" scale, dual-circuit switching and controls, floating-vibrato bridge and an assortment of finishes.

Players have done it for years. Whether installing hotter pickups, different pickguards or just plain personalizing their instruments with distinctive paint jobs, modified means adding new twists to familiar designs. Squier's Vintage Modified series excels at just that, imparting hot-output chop-shop sound, feel and value to traditional instrument designs.

All the circuitry and fun factor of the original at an amazing price.

FEATURES
  • Maple neck with vintage-tint gloss finish
  • 9.5-radius rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and parchment dot inlays
  • 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

The sound of surf guitar awaits. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar

  • Body: Basswood
    Body Shape: Jaguar
    Series: Vintage Modified
    Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Finger Board Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Frets: Medium Jumbo
    Scale Length: 24" (61 cm)
    Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Tuning Keys: Vintage-style chrome
    Bridge: Vintage-style with non-locking floating vibrato
    Pickups: Duncan Designed JG-101B single-coil, Duncan Designed JG-101N single-coil
    Pickup Switching: Neck pickup only (rhythm circuit); neck only, neck and bridge, bridge only (lead circuit)
    Controls: Circuit selector switch, rhythm circuit volume and tone, lead circuit volume and tone, pickup on/off switches, tone circuit switch
    Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
    Unique Features: Duncan Designed pickups, vintage-style bridge and floating vibrato (non-locking), gold-and-black Squier logo, engraved neck plate, parchment dot position inlays
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SquierVintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar
 
4.4

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (38)

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    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (51)
  • Good feel (51)
  • Good tone (51)
  • Good pick up (43)
  • Solid electronics (42)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (14)
  • Craftsmanship (4)
  • Flat sound (4)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (47)
  • Practicing (45)
  • Recording (33)
  • Small venues (21)
  • Rock concerts (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (43), Professional musician (19), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unfreakinbelieveable!

I've been playing for 50+ years. Have owned LOTS of guitars -- presently a dozen. Fenders (American and MIM), Gibsons, Martin.etc. I know good from so-so. This is a GOOD...Read complete review

I've been playing for 50+ years. Have owned LOTS of guitars -- presently a dozen. Fenders (American and MIM), Gibsons, Martin.etc. I know good from so-so. This is a GOOD guitar. Beautiful to look at. A delight to play. Solid feeling. Very versatile.

Back in the early, pre-Beatle, `60s I was into Surf and pre-surf instrumentals such as the Ventures. Seeing this guitar and reading here and on forums how pleased even experienced guitarists were with this Jaguar I figured it would be worth the chance. Well now, owning it and playing it through a variety of amps, I am simply blown away.

Some here (and elsewhere) have commented on the need for a careful setup -- and particularly mentioned hassles with the bridge. I expected to experience the same but did not.

My instrument was pretty well set up out of the box. Neck relief was perfect. The bridge followed the fingerboard radius. String height was well set. (Only intonation, while not terrible, needed some tweaking. But the guitar came with .9s -- an odd choice for a short scale instrument. So I almost immediately went over to .11s (pure nickel). This may well explain why i had no bridge hassles, even when playing vigorously. This guitar NEEDS heavy strings, It was designed for them. Without them the bridge just doesn't work as it was designed to.

A true surprise was the guitar's versatility. Yes, the "rhythm" circuit is great for background playing. But it also sings for great leads through a high gain amp. The "Lead" circuit is just that -- but it can get not only the cleans it is famous for (Surf's up!) but also a wonderful Claptonesque "woman tone."

The body shape is comfortable when standing with a good strap (it is a fairly heavy guitar), but more unique is that it is comfortable while sitting - this due to the so-called "offset" body shape.

I could go on and on. The guitar is truly that fine. But at the price MF sells it for it is unfreakinbelieveable.

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Jaguar on a tight budget

This is an inexpensive guitar so realize that you need to invest some time and money into this ave to make it a player.First of all get rid of the factory 9's and replace...Read complete review

This is an inexpensive guitar so realize that you need to invest some time and money into this ave to make it a player.First of all get rid of the factory 9's and replace those strings with 11's. It's a short scale and is made to have at least 11's on it. The 11's will also get rid of the annoying cheap bridge rattle. The tuners are so so. The pickups are flat so you will need to replace them with a decent quality set of your preference.The feel of the guitar and the playability of the 24" scale is nothing but BIG FUN. After a full set up fret leveling, crowning, truss rod adj. , and intonation set,,, mine played great. It's a decent guitar for the money but as I mentioned earlier,,, you need to invest some time, labor, and money into it to make it an acceptable player.However,,,, this guitar is a great looker right out of the box !!!

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

It's a quality guitar for the cost

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from West Tennessee

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

    This is a cheaper, budget friendly guitar. It doesn't have a high end vibrato bridge or Seymour Duncan pickups (but these ARE Duncan DESIGNED and they sound great). Proceed with this in mind... budget friendly...

    This is a terrific guitar, with the benefits and the annoyances of a Jag design. Thin strings jump the saddles (hours of videos and how-to articles online tell you how to fix it. Thicker strings -- 11s -- work for me.). The saddle isn't held in by screws, but "floats" and it can shift and cause tuning to be wonky. The bridge doesn't have a locking screw, so unless you opt for a replacement that can be annoying. The bridge design renders it out of tune quickly on wild whammy bar action. The whammy bar slips in and loves to slip out at inopportune times anyway and doesn't lock in place (I leave mine at home). Again, there are fixes if you spend time and money. The sustain -- or lack of it -- bothers some folks. There are fixes there, too, but I like the shorter sustain. Makes the tone more authentic. And there are the infamous switches. They make perfect sense if you get to know them. If not... good luck and call me when you're ready to sell it! In short, it's a Jag, not a Strat or Tele.

    The Vintage Modified series is excellent; the quality is there if you accept that some shortcuts have been made to make it a budget line. I don't love is the lacquered back of the neck. Some folks do, but I prefer a satin finish. It feels like a thick coating of clear plastic is over everything on the neck, which otherwise feels great in shape, size and fingerboard radius. It's preference.

    I'd note that intonation out the box was off. I did take it to a local tech for a setup.

    Visually, it's beautiful and it sounds great. I max out my volume and up my gain to get great fuzzy crunch and twang. And I go low and smooth to get a jazzy tune. Somewhere in between gives you surfer rock. I love it.

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    5.0

    Authentic Vibe & Sounds

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    from my abode

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

      This is an authentically styled Jag. It is sure to annoy everyone who has never dealt with an offset Fender before. I did the classic mods of putting a Mustang bridge in (still dicey, the Mastery really is where it's at). I also use tape around my bar to keep the whammy from dancing around in the tremolo post. I upgraded the tremolo to a MIJ Fender Trem w/ lock, don't really know what difference it made. My electronics in this one are fine and work great, I think you get lucky with a few of these every now and then. I also got the set up to have very low comfy action with buzz only on that low E. It's a great surf machine, you gotta fight it every now and then but that's part of the pride and fun that comes with owning a Jag.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I love this Guitar!

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      from Phoenix

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

        I am a professional luthier and purchased this guitar under the assumption that I had to farther modify it in order for it to play well.
        After reading about bridge swap outs as well as other mods,I had a set of 12's eating for it when it arrived and I swear that was all it needed to have the old school surf sound, that and a good set up.
        The guitar sound and looks fantastic cannot tell the difference between it and the real deal to the point it now resides with a fender decal on the headstock and gets mouthing but compliments from other Fender Maniacs

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        4.0

        Delivers what it promises

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        from Fremont , CA.

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

            It is a great instrument for the price. Well made. Great sound. The strings it came with are not awesome.

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            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Jaguar traps another person

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            from Claremont, California

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fun to play with but not suitable for gigs
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

              This guitar exhibits good workmanship (thanks to Fender). I was not that familiar with the Jaguar except by reputation - mistake to purchase it over the telephone. While it is fun to play I wouldn't have purchased it if I had made the buy in person. Guitar is very heavy, bulky neck too but this contributes to the excellent tone and with all of the adjustments it is both fun to play and exhibits a wide pallet of sounds. I will contact Fender in Scottsdale, AZ to find out what all of the adjustments actually are designed to do. I do like the single coil pick ups. If you want humbuckers in this style of instrument I think the Jazzmaster is what you need.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              GREAT guitar, but shoddy soldering.

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              from Joshua Tree, CA

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Shoddy soldering

              Best Uses

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

                I'm thinking this is one of my all-time favorite guitars - very comfortable, fast, and extremely clear and clean tone. The guitar weighed 7.2 pounds and arrived with a good setup and intonation. The slightly shorter scale and rounder neck works better for me than my 25.5 inch MIM Tele in terms of speed and being able to play longer. I noticed that there wasn't a huge difference in tone when adding in the bridge pickup, so I checked the wiring and found a ground wire unattached (with a blob of solder on it), and a blob of solder on one of the pots with a wire attached to it to nowhere. Ended up having the guitar completely rewired and it sounded even better than it did out of the box. This suggests that the factory wiring was incorrect as well as sloppy. Don't take this guitar out without having the wiring confirmed by a good tech. You might sneeze and ground out. However, the guitar has absolutely no hum. This adds to the impression of being extremely clean.

                The bridge buzzes. I centered it and leveled the saddles and this "fixes" it temporarily. A drop of clear nail polish on each of the tiny screws seems to help. In time, I may try a Mustang bridge. (This review corrects my previous review, since they are not editable. The pickguard is fine; I forgot the plastic).

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                4.0

                My all-time favorite guitar, but amateurish soldering job!

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                from Joshua Tree, CA

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                Pros

                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

                  Right out of the box, this was the nicest playing and best-sounding guitar I have ever owned (and I owned guitars in the 60s). It weighed 7.2 pounds, so comfortable with the offset body, and the action and intonation were great. This guitar has the clearest and cleanest tone I think I've ever heard. Clear as a bell. However, I didn't notice a huge difference when adding in the bridge pickup, though the pickup worked. When I inspected the wiring, I found a ground wire to nowhere with a blob of solder on and a blob of solder on the volume pot with a wire sticking out of it (to nowhere). I took the guitar to our local tech and he rewired the entire thing. Amazingly, the guitar sounded even better than it did out of the box! This suggests that the factory wiring was not only shoddy, but incorrect. I would highly recommend this guitar, but definitely do not take it out without having the wiring confirmed by someone who is good at soldering. Returning the guitar would not help if the factory work is so iffy. You might get one that was worse. My other issue would be the softness of the pickguard. After a day it looks 10 years old. The pickguard on my MIM Tele is a much harder plastic, obviously this is why the Fender brand costs a great deal more. But this guitar plays and sounds FANTASTIC! Highly recommended! But upgrade the wiring or you might sneeze and ground out.

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                  5.0

                  Great Deal

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                  from Minnesnowta

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Rock Concerts

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

                    Got a "blemished" , could hardly see the tiny nick on the back of body. If you don't know how or don't want to setup a Fender offset guitar, don't buy one. They need work out of the box, but I knew that going in. They come stock with .009's which are unplayable on a Jaguar bridge. They were designed with at least .011's in mind. Slap on some 11's or 12's, put Blue Loc-Tite on the saddle screws and bridge screws and you're good to go. The nut is pretty soft, you can just use your girlfriends fingernail file to slightly widen them for thicker strings. Also, May need to file a deeper groove in the saddles or just drop in a Warmoth Modified Mustang bridge. But that's not usually "necassary", unless you play extremely hard. A small shim in back of the neck pocket will help a lot, and then you can raise the bridge/saddles to increase the break angle on the strings which helps keep them in place. I would gladly buy another....Listen to Dave Wronski- he's a Jaguar master.

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                    4.0

                    I like it - with one change

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                    from Phoenix, AZ

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                    • Needs ground wire

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Recording

                    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

                    I love the way it sounds and the surf green is just what the doctor ordered for "Walk Don't Run". The action and intonation were spot on right out of the box and I could find no workmanship issues. The one problem it had was noticeable buzzing/noise whenever I touched the strings or bridge. I found that these were not grounded to the rest of the electronics. I drilled a small hole sideways from the bridge cavity to the electronics cavity, added a ground wire and, voila, no noise. It compares really well to the other four electrics that I have.

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                    5.0

                    this giutar is great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                    from pa.

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • ALL
                      • Jamming

                      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

                      i like it !! right out of the box it was ready to go

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