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

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.

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.

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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 61 reviews)

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    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (45)
  • Good feel (45)
  • Good tone (44)
  • Good pick up (39)
  • Solid electronics (39)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (13)
  • Flat sound (4)
  • Craftsmanship (3)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (45)
  • Practicing (42)
  • Recording (32)
  • Small venues (19)
  • Rock concerts (16)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (37), Professional musician (19), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Frustratingly nice guitar

Where has this guitar been all my life?

I need to preface this review by stating that I own a very nice 'Crafted in Japan' Jaguar with custom wound Curtis Novak...Read complete review

Where has this guitar been all my life?

I need to preface this review by stating that I own a very nice 'Crafted in Japan' Jaguar with custom wound Curtis Novak pickups - a guitar that I truly love. I've also played many vintage and AVRI Jaguars through the years. This 'Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar' would have a hard time impressing me.

It did - in a big way.

First, let me say that Fender offsets are something of an acquired taste. They're not for everyone. Their look, feel and sound are all totally unique and will either appeal to you or they won't and I'm not going to try to court you over to the dark side. But at these prices, it's worth the gamble if you're curious.

I first saw these in a catalog recently. Frankly, given the name on the headstock, I assumed they would be junque. I was lucky enough to come across on in a local store this weekend though and couldn't reach for my wallet fast enough.

Mine is a beautiful Surf Green edition. I immediately took it home and started doing some side by side comparisons with my 'good' jag.

Of course, before that, some serious initial setup was necessary. Out of the box, the setup was appulling. Well, I shouldn't say that. There seemed to be no setup at all in fact. I assume templates were used to get things in the ballpark and left at that. At this price, I can forgive it.

It was strung with .9s. Totally inappropriate for a guitar with a 24" scale length. Since the rest of the setup changes with string gauges, I changed the strings first to a fresh set of .11s. The truss rod was suprisingly good considering the drastic change in guage. The bridge required lots of tweaking, but eventually came into adjustment.

When I finally started playing, I was just shocked at how much I liked this thing. It sounds fantastic. These pickups aren't just adequate, they're excellent.

The neck is more like a modern strat neck. 9.5" radius and basically a more modern 'C' profile. Older jags have wider, thicker necks with much smaller radius'

In the past 48 hours, I've probably spent at least 12 hours playing this thing and really have very little to criticize.

For the record, these are the differentces between this guitar and a more vintage Jag (that I can detect):

1. No lock on the tremelo - the lock never really worked that well in the first place. No great loss.

2. No mute - again, didn't work that well unless countless hours of adjustment were done and this is an easy to live with omission

3. Different neck shape - more stratish 'c' shaped neck with a 9.5" radius. Will be more familiar to the vast majority of players than a more vintage neck.

4. Truss rod adjustmet moved to the headstock - a huge improvement if you ask me. Have to remove a neck to tweak the truss rod may be vintage but it's also a pain.

5. Basswood body - I wouldn't know it if I hadn't read it. Body looks, feels and sounds terrific.

These are all relatively minor modifications and take nothing away from this guitar.

Usually, lower end Jags and Jazzmasters have other mods that drive people like me crazy. Incorrect pickups and controls. Trem is often moved forward to 'improve' the angle of the string break. This guitar suffers from neither of these things.

A note about this style of tremelo. I read all the time about 'problems' with these trems. If adjusted properly, these trems are fine. No fantastic. They do take a lot of tweaking to get right, but it's worth the effort.

There are often complaints abotu 'wobbly' bridges. This is not a fault. It's designed to pivot in cups pressed in the body - the idea being that when the trem is depressed the intonation of the strings doesn't change. Leo Fender was a smart guy and didn't let this happen by accident.

The second major complaint is strings 'jumping' out of the saddles under heavy play. This can happen, but it's not as common as some would have you believe. Remember what this guitar was designed for. Power chords hadn't been thought of in 1962 when the Jaguar made it's debut.

This often leads to the trem being moved forward for a sharper string break. I guess if you want Kurt Cobain or Sonic Youth style use from your Jag that's fine, but it will affect the Jag 'Mojo' that we traditionalists enjoy. The natural resonance from the lentgh of string behind the bridge disappears and it just doesn't feel right.

This does lead me to my one real complaint about this guitar. The bridge is of the type it should be but the grooves in the saddles are far too narrow. On tis guitar, even I have a problem keeping the strings in the saddles. I will upgrade this to a better bridge (actually only the saddles need changing) and I'm sure this problem will vanish.

In closing, I'll just say that I highly recommend that you take a look at this guitar. It's well made and made with high quality parts. It looks, feels and sounds great. There are a few 'tweaks' to the orignal (they do call it Vintage Modified) but the changes all make sense and unless you're a serious purist you'll not mind them.

My only complaints are the complete lack of setup and the saddles. Otherwise, this thing is as good as any Jag I've ever played. Leo would be very proud. Don't overlook this because of the script on the headstock - as I almost did.

Now I need a VM Jazzmaster - dangit.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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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

    By 

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Experienced

    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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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Jaguar

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      from Knoxville, TN

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

        I'm 68 years old and I own many guitars. This is the first Squire I bought and am very impressed. Squire used to be rated as the lower standard instrument for many years but with improvements in the overall quality they have come up to meet or exceed the MM series which I own today. For a lower priced guitar it plays and sounds and has the feeling of many of my expensive guitars that I have purchased over the years. The only reason I didn't give it a five star rating is that it about a 1/2 inch "smudge streak" on the pick guard which after calling Musician's Friend we worked out the problem.

        Thanks Musician's Friend for another great purchase.

        Rich

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Beautiful guitar

        By 

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful finish
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Great Neck And Action

        Cons

        • Not Playable Out Of Box

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

        All of the Squier products I've tried are solid instruments, once they've been set up or modified in some way. There's really no excuse for not setting up a guitar before shipping. It requires another substantial investment to make it playable.

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        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Jaguar on a tight budget

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        from outside atlanta

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

        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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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Excellent guitar overall

        By 

        from Bossier City, LA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

        I am a huge fan of vintage surf, so I wanted a Jag. Not having a lot of cash and knowing that Squier has turned out some really good instruments in the last few years, I got the Vintage Modified Jag in olympic white, and overall, I'm glad I did. It's got a beautiful tone, especially clean, and the neck feels fantastic. The finish is stunning with absolutely no blemishes I can see. However, where this guitar MAJORLY fails is the bridge, and that's why I only gave it four stars. It rattles like crazy, strings occasionally pop out of their grooves, the string saddles height adjustment screws slip, etc. I knew going into it that the bridge might be a problem and that I might have to replace it(I'm trying to decide between a Mustang bridge or a Mastery), but this is really unacceptable for any guitar, especially when the company knows it and can easily solve it. I know that the bridge is "period correct" and all that, but who cares if the thing doesn't do what it's designed to do? Other than that, this is really an excellent guitar with tons of vibe.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good bang for your buck

        By 

        from Virginia

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Buck" Guitar Has A Wide
        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Number Of Sounds Availabl
        • Tremendous "bang For Your

        Cons

        • "11"'s This Took Care Of
        • Buzz
        • Fret Buzz
        • Restrung The Guitar With

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

        great value. ordered online but when I talked to one MF reps, got a great deal, outstanding customer service, as always

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fun Guitar! Needs a little bit of work

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        from Long Beach

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

        These guitars are an excellent value. Jaguars by nature are kinda finicky creatures and need to be well set up. You will need to either have this guitar professionally set up or do it yourself. Once you do, you will be rewarded with a very cool guitar at a very good price.

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        5.0

        Nice Jag @ a decent price

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        from Red Wing, MN

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

        I own more expensive Jags that this VM Jag, but this VM Jag stands/holds up with the others. It is also one of my favorite to play. Sure I had to get a Mustang bridge, and set it up for 11's, but I knew that getting into this guitar.

        Pros: good action that is effectively adjustable (thanks to Mustang bridge), EXCELLENT DD pickups, classic effective Jag electronics that provide nice tones clean or dirty. Nice rosewood fretboard, fast neck, nice candy apple red finish.

        Cons: none once I got rid of the "saddle bridge", and was able to adjust the action effectively and get rid of the buzz. Some people may say I messed with the vintage vibe by going w/a different bridge, but I wanted a guitar that was playable (small side note: guitar should not come from Fender with 9's, this would greatly help the saddle issues).

        Now I need to fork over the dough to get a VM 3-tone sunburst Jag, because one is not enough.

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