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  • Vintage Modified series
  • Jaguar body shape
  • Basswood body
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The look and style of yesteryear with updated specs and electronics.

With its offset waist, contoured body, and 24" scale fast action neck, the new Vintage Modified Jaguar® gives a nod to its iconic forbearer but has other things going for it that make it truly 'modified'. The unique top-loading hardtail bridge features string saddles which are adjustable for intonation and designed to have a 9.5" radius when sitting flat on the bridge plate. The bridge is anchored at the rear of the plate while the front sits atop height adjustment screws which can be raised or lowered to achieve desired string height/action while subtle adjustment at the rear (anchor) achieves the correct bridge angle. The Jaguar HH is equipped with a set of Duncan Designed™ pickups which offer a multitude of "hot-rodded" humbucking tones. Other features include '62 Jazz Bass concentric volume/tone controls, vintage style tuners and a comfortable one-piece maple neck with rosewood fingerboard.

Features

  • Vintage Modified series
  • Jaguar body shape
  • Basswood body
  • Polurethane finish
  • Maple neck
  • 24" scale
  • C-shaped neck profile
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 9.5" radius
  • 22 medium jumbo frets
  • 1 Duncan Designed™ HB102B Zebra Humbucking Pickup
  • 1 Duncan Designed™ HB-102N Zebra Humbucking Pickup (Neck)
  • Concentric volume/tone knobs
  • Stacked Concentric Controls:
  • Volume 1. (Neck Pickup)
  • Tone 1. (Neck Pickup)
  • Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • 3-position pickup toggle
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage-style tuning machines
 
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SquierVintage Modified Jaguar HH Electric Guitar
 
4.0

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (7)
  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (8)
    • Jamming (7)
    • Recording (3)
    • Rock concerts (3)
    • Small venues (3)
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      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    amazing guitar

    this is a great guitar right out of the box. the neck shape is nice and thick, but not a baseball bat, and feels almost identical to that of the classic player jaguar....Read complete review

    this is a great guitar right out of the box. the neck shape is nice and thick, but not a baseball bat, and feels almost identical to that of the classic player jaguar. I originally bought the sunburst model and the only modification I made to it was to disconnect the tone controls and use the pots as spin-a-splits to be able to split the humbuckers. That guitar was later stolen and I liked the model so much that I bought another, this time in fiesta red, this time taking advantage of the rhythm and lead circuit routes already present and modifying the guitar with a rhythm circuit like that of the classic player jaguar HH, adding the chrome plates that a jaguar should have and moving the pickup switch to the treble horn.

    the stock pickups sound really great. the bridge pickup sounds like a JB, which it's modeled after and I can't say whether or not the neck pickup sounds like a jazz model since i've never had one. after adding switching to be able to split the pickups, I am able to get almost any tone that anyone could want from a guitar.

    Lots of people don't like the bridge on this model, mostly because they think that for it to be a Jaguar it needs a tremolo, but I don't. I like how the saddles lay against the bridge plate at the appropriate radius for the neck and the bridge plate can be raised or lowered, but the individual saddles can also be adjusted if needed, kind of like a vintage jaguar bridge, but without the annoyance if it floating or the strings popping out of the saddle.

    The one thing about the guitar that I really hate is the skunk stripe on the back of the neck, because I prefer the vintage correct look of a neck with a rosewood fretboard not having a skunk stripe.

    I don't really care for the strat output jack, but I can live with it.

    Overall, this guitar is one of the best Squiers I've ever owned, rivaling the quality of the classic vibe models, but with a lower price tag.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Needs some work

    I got this guitar for my little brother before the new Vintage Modified Jags with the more authentic design came out, and I regret that a little bit. I'm going to try to be...Read complete review

    I got this guitar for my little brother before the new Vintage Modified Jags with the more authentic design came out, and I regret that a little bit. I'm going to try to be neutral in this review, but keep in mind that a lot of what I don't like about this guitar is personal preference and what are cons to me might be pros to you.

    The Good:
    -These pickups are awesome. I have guitars that cost two or three times this price, and these are some of the best humbuckers I've ever heard. They're hot and in your face, and work well for the Kurt Cobain-inspired music this guitar is obviously designed for.
    -The neck is a middle-of-the-road C profile, maybe a little fatter than a 60s Strat but nowhere near a 50s Strat or a Tele. This could be a pro or a con depending on what you like. I'm neutral; I prefer Soft V profiles, but this is not bad.
    -The body is lightweight and resonates very well, it is a lively-sounding guitar for sure.

    Now for the Bad, and unfortunately there is a lot:
    -The bridge, the same design as the one from the Fender Toronado, is a terrible design. The height screws are hard to access and are not stable. The saddles are nigh-impossible to intonate. It is VERY hard to get a low action on this guitar, which is a problem I will tough upon later.
    -The tuners are passable, but like many Fender-style guitars it is a challenge to keep the high B and E strings in the tuner hole while stringing and tuning to pitch. It takes some practice if you are used to working with Gibson-style tuners.
    -I know some people like Jumbo frets, but personally I absolutely hate them. These frets are so tall that you can bend the notes up a half-step just by pressing them to the fretboard. I guess these are useful for tapping, but the fact that you need a very light touch to keep from bending the notes out of tune combined with the difficulty in getting low action makes this guitar very difficult for me to play.
    -The 9.5" radius is not my preference either, but it's pretty standard and many folks like their fretboards even flatter.
    -Finally, the toggle switch went out on me after about 3 months of very occasional playing.

    To sum everything up, I'd like to say that I had a very difficult time trying to bond with this guitar. It looks and sounds pretty, but it is just not a comfortable guitar to play, even after countless tweakings of the setup.

    That said, I would wholeheartedly recommend other guitars in the Squier Vintage Modified line, particularly their new Jaguars, Jazzmasters, and Mustangs. Squier is certainly capable of making a fantastic instrument at a low pricepoint, but this just isn't one of them.

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    4.0

    Get what you pay for, not a bad thing

    By skop1234

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

      I am getting back into playing after a 12+ year hiatus, and chose this Squire. I love this Jaguar, it is definitely a get what you pay for guitar. That is not a bad thing. I would describe it as good craftsmanship with low quality parts. The tuning machines and knobs are not the best quality. The guitar is hard to Intonate due to the fact that the saddles raise and lower but also slide forward and backward, all while the guitar must be loosely strung to access the screws. It can take a ridiculous amount of trial and error/re-tuning. It is worth it though, the guitar feels and sounds great! I have been playing it for over a month with no issues.

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      5.0

      Great guitar

      By Lonely Boy Phil

      from Akron OH Home of the Black Keys

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fantastic Bargin
      • 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 HH Electric Guitar:

        I bought this Jag because I wanted a "short scale" guitar. All my other guitars are Strats and Teles. Paint and finish are flawless. I was planning on switching out the electronics because I have a few nice humbuckers lying around in my parts box. The guitar sounded fantastic with the stock pickups so I didn't need to take the time to swap them out. The frets were level with clean edges. Intonation right on. Played pretty well right out of the box. I did adjust the action by lowering the bridge. Easy to do with the two screws (one on either side of the bridge). I am very happy with this guitar. I'll be keeping it.

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        4.0

        Cool Look Nice Feel; Great Backup Guitar

        By BLACKRICE

        from CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up

        Cons

        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

        It's an excellent guitar for having around if you need a comfortable alternative to your main guitar.

        Comment on this review

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Wish I Could Have Loved It....

        By nealmay

        from Woodbury, MN

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Good Feel

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Pick Up

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

        I wanted to love this guitar and tried for to for a couple of weeks. The guitar looks great, and the neck is very nice, but that doesn't make up for the rest of its faults.

        As many mention, the bridge is almost worthless. Getting the intonation setup is nearly impossible and I could never keep this guitar in tune for more than one song-- retuning that often gets really annoying to me.

        Another issue is the neck pickup. As soon as I switched to it, the guitar sounded like I was playing underwater. The bridge pickup was pretty nice though.

        I guess I was hoping for a lot more, but it is a "cheap" guitar. Other reviewers have found much luck with it, but unfortunately, I did not. I ended up returning it and the customer service at Musician's Friend has been nothing but spectacular.

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        (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Needs some work

        By CollyWolly

        from GA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Great Pickups
        • Stack Controls

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Terrible Bridge Design

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

        I got this guitar for my little brother before the new Vintage Modified Jags with the more authentic design came out, and I regret that a little bit. I'm going to try to be neutral in this review, but keep in mind that a lot of what I don't like about this guitar is personal preference and what are cons to me might be pros to you.

        The Good:
        -These pickups are awesome. I have guitars that cost two or three times this price, and these are some of the best humbuckers I've ever heard. They're hot and in your face, and work well for the Kurt Cobain-inspired music this guitar is obviously designed for.
        -The neck is a middle-of-the-road C profile, maybe a little fatter than a 60s Strat but nowhere near a 50s Strat or a Tele. This could be a pro or a con depending on what you like. I'm neutral; I prefer Soft V profiles, but this is not bad.
        -The body is lightweight and resonates very well, it is a lively-sounding guitar for sure.

        Now for the Bad, and unfortunately there is a lot:
        -The bridge, the same design as the one from the Fender Toronado, is a terrible design. The height screws are hard to access and are not stable. The saddles are nigh-impossible to intonate. It is VERY hard to get a low action on this guitar, which is a problem I will tough upon later.
        -The tuners are passable, but like many Fender-style guitars it is a challenge to keep the high B and E strings in the tuner hole while stringing and tuning to pitch. It takes some practice if you are used to working with Gibson-style tuners.
        -I know some people like Jumbo frets, but personally I absolutely hate them. These frets are so tall that you can bend the notes up a half-step just by pressing them to the fretboard. I guess these are useful for tapping, but the fact that you need a very light touch to keep from bending the notes out of tune combined with the difficulty in getting low action makes this guitar very difficult for me to play.
        -The 9.5" radius is not my preference either, but it's pretty standard and many folks like their fretboards even flatter.
        -Finally, the toggle switch went out on me after about 3 months of very occasional playing.

        To sum everything up, I'd like to say that I had a very difficult time trying to bond with this guitar. It looks and sounds pretty, but it is just not a comfortable guitar to play, even after countless tweakings of the setup.

        That said, I would wholeheartedly recommend other guitars in the Squier Vintage Modified line, particularly their new Jaguars, Jazzmasters, and Mustangs. Squier is certainly capable of making a fantastic instrument at a low pricepoint, but this just isn't one of them.

        Comment on this review

        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Stupidest bridge design ever seen.

        By Ely

        from Nevada

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Frets Wildly Out Of Level
        • Impossible To Intonate
        • Needs Fret Level Badly
        • Stupidest Bridge Ever

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

        These guitars have some good things going for them. Very comfortable to hold and play. Nice profile on body and neck. Nice, attractive finish. Good quality Duncan Designed pickups. Versatile controls. But it needs a lot of work to make it a usable, good playing instrument. The frets are wildly out of level - absolutely needs a fret level. The bridge is the stupidest design ever. It is impossible to adjust the intonation without a lot of trouble. Not well anchored in the body. The bridge needs to be rebuilt to make the guitar usable. I would not recommend this guitar unless you know how to fix a lot of the design flaws. Once those design flaws are fixed it is a very nice guitar for the money.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This is a positive review.

        By jabeach

        from Dayton, OH

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

          If you're thinking about buying this guitar, do it. I picked it up today at a local music store and I love it. I got the orange-ish one and it just looks amazing. The guitar sounds really good, and it's really versatile as well. I've never been one to modify my guitars too much, but I think this guitar is more than fine to play right out of the box. The bridge pickup gets pretty bassy and the neck pickup gets soooo thick. Pretty cool. But the best thing about this guitar is definitely the price. Don't pass this guitar up for something else just because it's a Squier. I also have a vintage modified telecaster with p 90s and I love that guitar as well. Overall, great value for your money, great sound, and great looks. So why haven't you bought it yet?

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          amazing guitar

          By stratphobic

          from Van Buren, Arkansas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Great stock pickups
          • Short scale neck

          Cons

          • Control layout
          • Limited color choice
          • Pickup switch placement

          Best Uses

          • Getting chicks
          • Jamming
          • Playing guitar
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

          this is a great guitar right out of the box. the neck shape is nice and thick, but not a baseball bat, and feels almost identical to that of the classic player jaguar. I originally bought the sunburst model and the only modification I made to it was to disconnect the tone controls and use the pots as spin-a-splits to be able to split the humbuckers. That guitar was later stolen and I liked the model so much that I bought another, this time in fiesta red, this time taking advantage of the rhythm and lead circuit routes already present and modifying the guitar with a rhythm circuit like that of the classic player jaguar HH, adding the chrome plates that a jaguar should have and moving the pickup switch to the treble horn.

          the stock pickups sound really great. the bridge pickup sounds like a JB, which it's modeled after and I can't say whether or not the neck pickup sounds like a jazz model since i've never had one. after adding switching to be able to split the pickups, I am able to get almost any tone that anyone could want from a guitar.

          Lots of people don't like the bridge on this model, mostly because they think that for it to be a Jaguar it needs a tremolo, but I don't. I like how the saddles lay against the bridge plate at the appropriate radius for the neck and the bridge plate can be raised or lowered, but the individual saddles can also be adjusted if needed, kind of like a vintage jaguar bridge, but without the annoyance if it floating or the strings popping out of the saddle.

          The one thing about the guitar that I really hate is the skunk stripe on the back of the neck, because I prefer the vintage correct look of a neck with a rosewood fretboard not having a skunk stripe.

          I don't really care for the strat output jack, but I can live with it.

          Overall, this guitar is one of the best Squiers I've ever owned, rivaling the quality of the classic vibe models, but with a lower price tag.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very nice. Squier has to be the best per-dollar value for lo-$$$ guitars.

          By Lemuel Mason

          from Shout out, the 'Ville !

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

          I am constantly amazed by the quality of these Squires. This is my second in as many years. After a few strike-outs looking for the right Gibson, I determined this low-budgeteer might work for my short scale/humbucker needs. And I was right. This guitar, like my last Modded Tele, is impeccably finished and has a scorching sound. The guitar is solid, and after minimal set-up, is ready to blaze away! Not a buttery Les Paul feel and the sound is sort of one-dimensional--L0UD!-- For the price paid, quite a nice guitar. The only complaint I might have is the bridge-- Weird stamped steel thing that is just sort of hanging there by wood screws, but worse, is that setting intonation(which it needed) is a really ponderous affair. I would have even preferred if they did a Gibson wrap-around to this one, but oh well . . . After checking out the entire squire line, I think they are a really hip company. The Avril Lavign/Sum41 Teles, the hotrodded Jags and Jazz's, etc. For new guitarists and someone just needing a workhorse like me, they have something for you.

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          (10 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          VERY DETAILED REVIEW!!!!

          By Jarred Valdez

          from Glendale, AZ

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar HH Electric Guitar:

          I don't need to say anything hear, just read everything above.
          This guitar is AMAZING!!! And I DESPISED Squier guitars!!! I LOVE Fender, but the Squier neck was a HUGE turn off.... until I grabbed this Jaguar! I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. Being a Cobain fan it was the right style guitar for me! The dual humbuckers are fantastic, although i do not like the Zebra designs at all. I'd rather have creme colored pickups, but that's something i can change later. The one problem I have is the toggle switch on the upper horn. It gets in the way when I'm playing and causes me to switch to the other pickup selections. BUT, i figured i'll just buy some Gaffers Tape and cover it up. I don't care what the others think of the bridge, but it's really not all that bad! I hate tremelo, so it's perfect for those who don't get TOO fancy with that stuff. Not the most visually appealing bridge, but it's very simplistic! The neck is LOVELY! It has a magnificent thin-ness to it, so it offers really good playability PLUS it has great action! The Kluson-Style tuners are great too, really make string changes MUCH easier!
          The ONLY problems I currently have with this guitar is the strings have a LITTLE buzz, but it's something that I can deal with. AND the tuning of the guitar can get off sometimes, which is annoying, but you gotta realize that EVERY guitar has it's flaws AND it's not a FENDER JAGUAR, so cut it some slack. Other than that, the quality is ABSOLUTELY STELLAR!!!
          I got this guitar for a great price! Compared to the Fender Jaguars. I own a Fender Jag-Stang as well, and I will have to say that this Jaguar is JUST about as good as it. I love both guitars very much and recommend this guitar to ANYBODY who is considering it. I was told to get the Squier Jazzmaster instead, but I can't stand P-90's and the blonde color. Sorry, Fender/Squier but the 3-Tone Sunburst is my favorite. Anyways, that raps up my review. I hope it helps.

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