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Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar  Surf Green Rosewood Fingerboard

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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.

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 81 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (59)
  • Good feel (59)
  • Good tone (59)
  • Good pick up (49)
  • Solid electronics (49)

Cons

  • Fret buzz (15)
  • Craftsmanship (4)
  • Flat sound (4)
  • Poor pick up (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (55)
  • Practicing (54)
  • Recording (38)
  • Small venues (27)
  • Rock concerts (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (51), Professional musician (21), 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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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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4.0

Great Budget guitar...but it's low price shows...

By ScepticalPurple

from Bristol

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fantastic Pick-up Customisation
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Treble Boost sounds amazing

Cons

  • Pick-Up control switches have no instructions
  • Terrible Bridge

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

The guitar looks, feels and sounds great, especially considering it's very reasonable price tag. Most notably it offers a brilliant range of Pick-Up controls that allow you to deeply customise your sound. However, unsurprisingly there is one catch: the bridge. It is just plain horrible. Strings slide all over the place, it regularly comes loose and all in all it's just a burden to the player. Besides this though, it is a great-value guitar that I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for quality but without too much cost.

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4.0

Offset heaven

By Ronny G

from Richlands, NC

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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:

    This guitar had a great tone right out of the box. I bought it as a "blemished" item, but it was in perfect shape. Only the hex wenches for adjustments were missing. As with many reviews, I never thought I would buy a Squire, but after my recent purchase of the J Mascis jazzmaster, I decided to try the VM Jag. I changed the bridge to a Warmoth modified mustang bridge. I do not play particularly hard, but the strings did pop out occasionally. That is the only reason I did not give this guitar 5 stars. I also have the Johnny Marr Jag, which I love. It cost 5 times more, but no where near 5 times better.

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    4.0

    Good guitar for the money.

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

    Bought this for myself around Christmas. Got it for a very good price. I bought the white one for the looks and it looks great. Only complaint is I wish they had modified the bridge as well as the keyboard radius. I'm now trying to find a replacement. The standard Mustang bridge is a 9" radius and the VM radius is 12". I will eventually find what I want. Too bad they didn't use an adjusto-matic bridge in the modification of the instrument.

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    5.0

    Worth the price.

    By Lucas

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

    This was a gift for my nephew. He absolutely loves it. Plays well. The bridge is so so. It's replace it. But for the price, this is a cool guitar.

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    5.0

    Great Guirar!

    By Bob

    from Arizona

    About Me Experienced

    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:

      This is a very nice guitar, after hearing about all the bridge, staying in tune problems, I put some 12's and a bone nut on it and it now stays in tune, and makes that Surf Sound I really like. Fit and finish is right on, buy one before the price goes up again.

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      5.0

      The best jag for the money

      By Norman

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

      Oh my! I was pleasantly supprized with fit and finish...bring it to a guitar tech to have good set up. To get the best out of this guitar....If nessary, shim the neck angle to raise the bridge.....this will give you a better string break angle to the tailpiece. Because of the short scale try 11's. Make sure you have the nut filed to fit the larger gage strings.

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      5.0

      I like the clarity an d variety of sounds.

      By brujo

      from North Central New Mexico

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

        Exceeds in quality compared to a couple of guitars I have.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Surf Sound

        By Jimmy J

        from Way Up North

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

        I can find no flaws with this guitar. The paint is well executed, and the frets are smooth and level. The electronics function without a problem, and the strings are properly centered on the neck. The quality control on this particular guitar is excellent, the best that I have ever seen on a Squier.

        The scale length is not my favorite, and I don't find much use for the rhythm circuit. But this Jaguar has a tone that can't be duplicated with other Fenders. It is fun to play, with its biggest negative being the weight. Mine is 9 pounds! The body is made of basswood, which is a rather soft wood for holding screws and hardware. The bridge and saddles are often complained about, but I have no issues with them. They are true to Leo Fender's original design, and require heavy strings and a proper setup to function correctly. The vibrato bar falls out frequently, but otherwise the system works fine. This is a good guitar, but not for everybody.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        VM Jaguar is excellent.

        By Spring Heeled Jim

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

          Great construction and just feels so good in your hands. The sound is awesome. It is pretty versatile and nails modern rock, uk indie, jangle, dirty distortion all of it!!!! But you must either replace the saddles with Fender Mustang saddles or just slap a Fender Mustang bridge in there. The one that comes on the guitar buzzes and is hard to keep in tune even after a proper set up and intonation.

          But seriously this guitar is so worth it!!! It is my favorite one yet.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Price just went up...

          By David

          from Des Moines, Iowa

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel

          Cons

          • Fret Buzz

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Electric Guitar:

          Hello! Since nobody has mentioned this yet, the price just went up. I own both the (Squier VM) sonic blue Jazzmaster and the surf green Jaguar. I bought both "used" a year ago for around "two bills" one form MF and one from a local shop. Even though both guitars were "used", they were cosmetically in "like new" condition. The overall quality is darn good for the original lower price, but very questionable at the new higher price. Both guitars needed a fret level (due to a couple of dead spots on the fret board) and they needed a professional set up. So, I ended up dropping extra money into each guitar. The pickup selector on the Jazzmaster went out after a month due to poor quality parts. So, that was extra money. I also own the Fender Classic Player Jazzmaster (a great price from MF with 15% deal). I have played probably 200 gigs and hundreds of hours of practices with the Fender and it has never let me down. However, I will need a re-fret in the near future because of normal wear and tear. That being said, I would not trust the Squier VM guitars for gigs unless they were completely upgraded with better pots, caps, switches, and re-wired. So, if you consider that extra cost, you might as well buy the Fender. I will use my Squier Jazzmaster and Jaguar around the house and maybe at practices, but they are more of a novelty. Many people love these and they were flying off the shelf at the lower price, so Fender/Squier saw the opportunity to make some extra coin by upping the price. But, they may have just priced themselves out of the market. Especially when you can get a used (or MF 15% off) Fender Classic Player for a little more.

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