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A compact guitar with plenty of mojo and a low price tag.

Squier welcomes its first-ever Mustang guitar to the family in the sleekly diminutive form of the Vintage Modified Mustang. With its distinctive 24" scale, dual pickup switches and floating bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece, it's a classic modded with present-day touches including full-sounding Duncan Designed pickups and a 9.5 fingerboard radius.

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
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and parchment dot inlays
  • Mustang single-coil pickups with aged covers
  • On/Off-phase (in/out) slider switch for each pickup
  • Master black skirted volume and tone knobs
  • Tortoiseshell or white pearloid pickguards
  • Floating bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece and vintage-style tremolo arm

Choose a guitar that's easy on smaller hands and fun for bigger ones too . Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar

  • Body: Basswood
    Body Shape: Mustang
    Series: Vintage Modified
    Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Finger Board Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
    Scale Length: 24" (61 cm)
    Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Tuning Keys: Vintage-style white-tipped
    Bridge: Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tail-piece
    Pickguard: White Pearloid, Tortoiseshell
    Pickups: Duncan Designed SC-101B single-coil Duncan Designed SC-101N single-coil
    Pickup Switching: On/off, phase slider switch for each pickup (in/out)
    Controls: On/off, phase slider switch for each pickup (in/out), master volume, master tone
    Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
    Unique Features: Duncan Designed pickups, floating bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece, white-tipped tuning machines, gold-and-black Squier logo, engraved neck plate, parchment dot position inlays, Vintage appropriate gap between the control plate and the pickguard
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SquierVintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar
 
4.2

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (12)

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    (1)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (20)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good tone (17)
  • Good pick up (16)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (17)
  • Jamming (16)
  • Small venues (10)
  • Recording (8)
  • Rock concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Extremely Pleased

Got the Sonic Blue, which is a bit lighter than the Sonic Blue Strat I had a decade ago, but still nice. Careful inspection showed no finish flaws, tight neck pockets, and...Read complete review

Got the Sonic Blue, which is a bit lighter than the Sonic Blue Strat I had a decade ago, but still nice. Careful inspection showed no finish flaws, tight neck pockets, and great alignment of all parts. After making sure there were no flaws, I took off the strings, removed the bridge and unscrewed the baseplate of the tailpiece. I moved the springs from the loosest to the tightest position, lowered the tailpiece and bridge just a bit. They weren't bad, but I was looking to lower the action and increase string tension. Shimmed the neck with a bit of business card, again not necessary, but looking to increase the neck angle a smidge. Restrung with .11s with a wound G (which I ordered at the same time as the guitar). Intonation was dead-on after raising the saddle for the G just a bit to get clearance over the front edge of the bridge. Tuners felt great. Frets are smooth, no string buzz. Neck is good and chunky, like the vintage "C" on my Stratocaster, and I really like the shorter scale length (smallish hands). The volume and tone pots are very responsive, the switches seem solid, and I like the pickups. I couldn't be happier with this guitar. It plays and sounds like something twice the price. None of the stuff I did was necessary (other than raising the saddle), as the guitar was absolutely playable out of the box. I just like to get under the hood a little once I'm pretty sure I'm keeping the guitar.

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Nice little guitar,but terrible bridge

I love everything about this guitar except for the bridge,which is terrible.It slides alot out of place detuning the guitar.not only that but the intonation screws on the D and B strings are popping...Read complete review

I love everything about this guitar except for the bridge,which is terrible.It slides alot out of place detuning the guitar.not only that but the intonation screws on the D and B strings are popping out on mine touching the strings which cause them to buzz and not resonate like they are supposed to.what i do like about the mustang is the short scale and comfortable body.I plan on trying to fix this issue myself or pay a luthier to install a tune o matic to replace the poor stock bridge.I guess if you know how to set up the bridges on these guitars, i would reccomend it, if not your better off with a strat.

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4.0

Definitely cool

By Mike

from New York, NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

    I bought this after a day where I went to a store and tried out all the guitars there. I noticed that Squier craftsmanship was way up from about 10 years ago, and this guitar fits the bill. When I Was younger I thought I needed expensive guitars but now I prefer cheap stuff, because you can play complicated stuff on a cheap guitar and it will still sound good.

    I wanted that surf-y Fender tone and this guitar gives it in a convenient short scale. I don't have the opportunity to play electric as much as I used to back during school /younger days. I mostly gig as a solo acoustic act. This guitar serves the nice purpose of being cool and sounding ok. I may replace the pickups for real Seymour Duncans, since the stock ones don't exactly give you much of a variety of tones, they're kind of flat. Also, the frets weren't exactly super well dressed and there was some discoloration on the nut. Otherwise it's pretty cool. I messed around with the tremolo for a bit and decided it wasn't worth using because I don't want the bridge to pop off the guitar.

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    4.0

    I like this guitar a lot sort of

    By bob

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel

    Cons

    • Poor Pick Up

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

    I purposely bought this guitar to Modify, when it arrived I put flat wound 12's on it gave it a solid set-up and was pleasantly surprised at the shuttle sound change, it stays in tune better, however I could not get the neck to lay down as straight as I wanted, leaving the string height a bit higher than what I wanted. Future mods will include locking tuners a way to make the trem bar more user friendly( it comes out too easy) different pickups as I am looking for a more surfyspy sound. Maybe install some better electronic components
    The level of finish is great, it plays nice after the set-up, is very light and just an all airound fun guitar, I would give this guitar two thumbs up as a first time guitar, or a spare, noodler for the seasoned pro.

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    5.0

    Quite decent recreation of mid 1960s models

    By Quim

    from El beacho

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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 Mustang Electric Guitar:

      This Squier Mustang comes very close to the mid '60s models that I let slip away decades ago. The "Fiesta Red" color is a bit milky and nicer than the original color. I love it! Most importantly the neck is done well with very good fret work like the originals.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Guitar!

      By Ben Dover

      from Rapid City, SD

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

        I use it for just having fun, but also for making my music and recording.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Looks gorgeous, sounds fantastic

        By RonV

        from Pawleys Island, SC

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

          I couldn't be more happy with my purchase of the Squire Mustang. The guitar is stunning in vintage white and it's very well made. Through my newly acquired Bugera tube amp, the guitar sounds fantastic whether I'm playing Beatles tunes or classic rock.

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love this thing!

          By MPowell831

          from Chicago

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

            I want to preface by saying I almost NEVER write reviews for products. However, I've been so happy with my Vintage Modified Mustang I felt I had to. I've been playing guitar for about 14 years now. I've owned and played a variety of quality instruments. I own a Gibson Custom Shop Firebird, American Strat, Gibson Les Paul, etc. I have to say that when I got my Mustang a couple days ago, I was completely blown away. I originally bought this guitar as a project guitar to learn how to do some luthier work and I've always liked off sets so the Mustang made sense. Out of the box it looked absolutely stunning. Aside from my Firebird it might be the most aesthetically pleasing guitar that I own. The first thing I figured I would do is replace the pickups at some point. I expected the Duncan Designs to sound better than you're average Squier pickup... but these honestly sound WAY better than I expected. It looks amazing, sounds really, really good, obviously when I first got it I had to stretch the strings out (strings that come with it aren't the best but good enough to leave on until a change is needed). So out of the box I just made sure to stretch the strings along the fretboard, bend each one behind the nut and bridge a bit and now it almost always stays in tune. I know a lot of people had issues with the bridge so I was a bit worried, but I've had ZERO issues with it and it's obviously much better than a jag bridge. I would say that I'm pretty average in regard to how "hard" I play and I haven't had any screws in the bridge or the strings themselves slip. If I were to say there was something not so great about this guitar I'd say maybe at some point if you're serious about it you might want to change the pots at some point. This is to be expected since almost all guitar companies regardless of their status try to save money (toggles, pots, etc). I feel that the range of the pots could be a bit better but they roll smoothly and do the job. the pickup switches are great and work really well once you understand how they operate. Intonation and everything was good, seemed like the guitar was set up well. I don't say any bow in the neck at all. I've played this guitar literally every day for hours on end since I've had it and I absolutely love the sound. Bridge pickup bites enough without being too hot, the neck pickup is super smooth and both of them together whether they're in series or not sound great. At some point will I switch out the pickups? Probably. However, this isn't due to the fact that I dislike the pickups, I think they're great, but I want the experience of learning how to wire pickups and I'd love to put a set of really nice boutique pickups in it. So, overall, I absolutely LOVE this thing. A bit bummed out since you don't get any gig bag or anything, but I also figured the money I spent was ALL GUITAR. If you're considering buying any of the vintage modified series, DO IT! My first guitar ever was a Squier and let me tell you... they have come an EXTREMELY long way. Leaps and bounds. I honestly think I'm going to wait a while and just enjoy this guitar for what it is before I actually start to do work on it and that was not my intention at first. I expected a below average or average instrument perfect to mod and do work on and ended up with an excellent guitar for the money and I'll probably enjoy it for some time before I even think about touching it.

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Sonic Blue Mustang Sonic Youth

            By RockerX

            from New York

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Bad Bridge

            Best Uses

            • Garage Rockgrunge
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

            This is a very cool guitar. It looks great and the Duncan pickups sound really good. The neck on this guitar is feels great. The only problem is the bridge rattle and buzz. I order a new bridge it is an easy drop in and it fixes the problem. The extra cost for a new bridge is why I gave this Mustang 4 stars instead of 5. I love Squier guitars and I think this is another winner.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Small Problems on a Great Guitar

            By Chewie

            from Sioux Falls, SD

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

              To be honest, this has become one of my favorite guitars. I used to own a Kurt Cobain Mustang and I actually prefer the feel and sound of this guitar. It has a thick neck that feels great in my hands, and the short scale is ridiculously fun to play. However, the bridge is the weakest part. The saddles wouldn't stay at the right height (but some Loctite fixed that) and I had to flip it upside down to stop buzzing, but after that it hasn't had any intonation problems and hasn't buzzed. If you don't mind putting a couple hours into getting a proper setup and messing with the bridge, this guitar is worth every penny.

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              (1 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              this mustang is a nag

              By Ronecatt

              from Seattle WA.

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              Pros

              • Free Shipping

              Cons

              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • Good For Children

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

              Not what I was expecting.MF very helpful with return. Thank you

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              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              fender squier guitars

              By bobby

              from new york

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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 Mustang Electric Guitar:

                I started playing in the early 60 my first guitar was a fender jazzmASTER AND HAVE NOT PLUT IT DOWN SINCE, THERE SQUIER PLAY A GOOD AND COME WITH BETTER SOUNDING PICKUPS, THANKS AFORDBLE AND NICE TO HAVE IN MY COOLECTION

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