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Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar Sonic Blue Rosewood Fingerboard

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Squier welcomes its first-ever Mustang guitar to the family in the sleekly diminutive form of the Vintage Modified Mustang. With its distinctive 24” ...Read More

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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
 
4.0

(based on 14 reviews)

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85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (12)
  • Good tone (12)
  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good pick up (11)
  • Solid electronics (10)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)
  • Fret buzz (3)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Recording (4)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (3)

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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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1.0

this mustang is a nag

By Ronecat

from Seattle

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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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5.0

fender squier guitars

By mark farner

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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Favorite guitar I own

    By caM mc2

    from Yuma, AZ

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

    I love this guitar; I've wanted a mustang for six years but could never afford one until this model by Squire came out. The shorter scale neck length is fast and fun to play on. This guitar gets very nice out of phase and hoopey sounds, especially through a distortion pedal and i'm going to be using it when i record my band's demo; however, there are a couple things I don't like about this guitar (1) the bridge is terrible; i have to constantly adjust the action because the screws that are used for fine action adjustment don't stay in place. i'm not entirely sure what's happening here because I got it used without an owner's manual but i will be purchasing a Fender Mustang bridge soon. (2) the tremelo system is a bit wonky; i haven't used it much because the first time i ever played with it i pushed it down and it flew off with all the strings attached to it. (3) the high e string groove on my guitar's nut is too close to the edge of the fretboard so it makes the e string awkward to play on, i know it's not the neck that's too small because there's more than enough space on the other side of the string to push it back a notch.

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    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great looking guitar

    By Dumpsterfire

    from SC

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    Pros

    • Nice Look And Feel

    Cons

    • Fret Buzz
    • Tuning

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

      I'm glad I bought it. Got it for a good price during the sale. Worth the money.

      The Sonic Blue is very, very pale. Appears mint green in certain light.

      I've never had a floating trem before, and I'm not sure if it's indicative of all such, but this does not stay in tune well. I'm researching how to set it up. I'll see if that helps.

      Love the short scale. I've got a Les Paul DC that is a joy to play. This is similar but with jumbo frets. Nice change of pace.

      Overall good, but hopefully with a setup it'll be great.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Definitely worth the money

      By subdude

      from Victor Valley

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      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

      Arrived with no obvious flaws or blemishes. Great sound and tone with clean and distortion. 24" scale makes it much easier to reach difficult chord patterns. After a week I replaced the poorly made saddles on the bridge, because the height adjustment screws kept loosening up, causing buzzing. Replaced the entire bridge assembly with a genuine fender mustang saddle and the problem was solved. A 30 buck investment made this the guitar it should have been. In the long run, this guitar was worth the money.

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      5.0

      Just a great guitar

      By GUITAR 6

      from Panama city beach florida

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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
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

        The guitar needed minor action adjustment, i like it low. pickups needed to be raised up. The trem took a little while to set in, but now stays in tune well. I feel this guitar is better than the MIJ Mustangs. great fret work, no flaws any where. I like the sound of the pickups. Light weight body is nice.

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice guitar with a bit of tweeking

        By rocker

        from Helena, MT

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

            I bought this Mustang from MF as a "Condition 4 - Needs Repair - fret buzz" used instrument. The problem wasn't the frets but the bridge. The intonation screws angle upward and touched the strings because the screws are to long ( at least on this guitar ).It was impossible to intonate the guitar. The fix was simple, I installed shorter screws. Another minor problem was the trem arm which is to sloppy and flops around. The set screw adjustment for it only lasts a short time before it becomes loose again. The fix was to put a small piece of rubber, cut from a surgical glove, over the hole then push the arm in. Now it stays put but still moves easilly.
            I owned an original '65 Mustang back in 1967 and this new VM model is pretty faithful to the original. The main differences are a flatter neck radius and jumbo frets on the Squier VM. The color is also more of a faded red then the advertised fiesta red. The pickups are hotter than vintage mustangs but sound good. I was able to set the action pretty low and it plays great. The Kluson style tuners work fine and tremelo stays in tune pretty well.

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            4.0

            Surprising sound

            By Danandy1

            from Midwest

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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:

              Very surprised about the quality and sound, it was well worth the money and looks great. My only complaint is I could not set the intonation on the bridge, I adjusted the screws but all strings remained sharp. I have played squier before and was not impressed but decided to try the mustang and was very happy with it. I also have played a original 69 mustang and the squier sounded very very close

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fender Squier Mustang

              By Texbro

              from Sothwest US

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

              Ready to play out of the box, sounds great,nice finish, but a few quality issues. I understand this is a budget guitar, but the cheap plastic tuner buttons look like they came off a kid's toy. The ones used on the Duo Sonic would have been much better. The trem bar fits very loose, so loose that it will easily fall out if look down at your pedal board. There is no friction at all, so it will not stay in place if you try to swing it out of the way.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great guitar for the money

              By Josh

              from Matewan, WV

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              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Tuning stability

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

              I've always loved Mustangs, but never understood why Fender never made a more affordable version. When I saw that Squier was making their own, I pre-ordered it without ever playing it.

              The guitar is beautiful. The Sonic Blue is a bit paler than others I've seen, but still very eye-catching. It's a versatile little guitar and plays like a dream. The neck is a little fatter than what I was expecting. It feels more like a Strat than a Mustang, but is still very comfortable.

              After playing this, I'm very tempted to check out the Jaguar, Jazzmaster and Telecaster in this series.

              The guitar was not playable out of the box, but that's to be expected. After some minor tweaks, it was ready to go. It does go out of tune frequently but usually when bending or using the tremolo. That may be because of the low quality strings that came on it, but I wouldn't care to mod it with a Tune-o-matic and upgraded tuners if needed as it's quickly becoming my favorite guitar to play.

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