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A winning combination of contoured form and streamlined electronics.

The Squier '51 returns in a hot new Vintage Modified model that delivers all the great style and features of the original value-priced screamer of the mid 2000s. All of the '51s enormous tonal versatility is back, with a powerful SH pickup configuration, rotary pickup selector, push-pull coil tap and more.

Features include a basswood body, satin-finish maple neck with "C"-shaped profile, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets, single-coil Stratocaster neck pickup and hot humbucking bridge pickup, knurled "chrome dome" master volume control knob that also functions as a push-pull bridge pickup coil-selector switch (full humbucking or inner coil only for single-coil bridge pickup tone), knurled "chrome dome" three-position rotary pickup selector switch (in place of a tone control knob), single-ply white pickguard (black pickguard on Vintage Blonde model) and six-saddle hard-tail bridge. Case sold separately

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • Satin-finish maple neck with "C"-shaped profile
  • 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets
  • Single-coil Stratocaster neck pickup and hot humbucking bridge pickup
  • Master volume control push-pull bridge pickup coil-selector switch
  • Three-position rotary pickup selector switch
  • Single-ply white pickguard (black pickguard on Vintage Blonde model)
  • 6-saddle hard-tail bridge
  • Case sold separately

Get five distinct tones without using a tone control. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Modified Squier '51

  • Body
  • Body Material: Basswood
  • Body Finish: Gloss Poly
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Neck
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Satin Poly
  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8cm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup: Hot Humbucking
  • Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
  • Controls: Master Volume, 3-Position Rotary
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Rotary Pickup Selector Switch: Position 1. Neck Pickup (Full Clockwise) Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (Middle) Position 3. Bridge Pickup (Full Counterclockwise)
  • Pickup Configuration: HS
  • Special Electronics: Push/Pull Coil Selector Switch (On Master Volume Pot): Normal Position: Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup Up Position: Inside Coil of Bridge Humbucking Pickup
  • Hardware
  • Bridge: Hard-Tail 6-Saddle
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply White
  • Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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Vintage Modified Squier '51
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (11)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Good pick up (6)
  • Solid electronics (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
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    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

TWANG

THIS GUITAR WAS A REAL SURPRISE. YOU LOOK AT IT AND THINK STRAT, BUT IT COME OFF TELE. IT HAS MORE TWANG FOR THE BUCK THAN MOST .THE "TRADITIONAL TONE CONTROL...Read complete review

THIS GUITAR WAS A REAL SURPRISE. YOU LOOK AT IT AND THINK STRAT, BUT IT COME OFF TELE. IT HAS MORE TWANG FOR THE BUCK THAN MOST .THE "TRADITIONAL TONE CONTROL POT" DOES'NT EXIST BUT, YOU HAVE A THREE POSITION PICKUP KNOB THAT GIVES YOU THREE TONES PLUS ANOTHER PUSH PULL POT(COIL SPLITTER) ON THE VOLUME TO ADD TWO MORE TONES. OVERALL IT IS BRIGHT. BUT YOU CAN CONTROL THAT AT THE AMP IF MORE BASS IS NEEDED. A REFRESHING ADDITION TO MY COLLECTION.

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Love / Hate guitar

1st - I love the neck...really. I love TO neck too, but I digress. Anyway, the feel of the neck suites my hand pefectly, the playability not so much. I...Read complete review

1st - I love the neck...really. I love TO neck too, but I digress. Anyway, the feel of the neck suites my hand pefectly, the playability not so much. I had it set up by a pro luthier right out of the gate (neck had to be shimmed a tad, decent strings installed, lowered action, intonation, etc.) and it still feels sloppy to me. The pups are meh, but I didn't expect a lot - you shouldn't either. Fit and finish is fine. For the MF price and fast delivery - 5 stars. For instrument just a 3 from me.

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4.0

Nice Guitar

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from Atlanta, Ga

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Great For Smaller Hands

Cons

  • Could Be Improved Pickups

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

I bought this to just have fun with. I have smaller than avg hands and this guitar is perfect for that. I've been playing for years. Yeah u can't go wrong at this price. You can change pickups and this will be a great addition to any collection. I love the neck

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5.0

Very nice guitar!

By 

from Pittsburgh PA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

    I have paid way more money for guitars that weren't half as nice as the '51. As a cheaper guitar I figured it would need a good set up out of the box, and this was not the case at all. A new set of strings and it was ready to go, no adjustments needed. It feels solid, stays in tune, the hardware doesn't feel cheap or flimsy, the satin finished neck plays smooth and feels very comfortable, the pickups sound great to my ear, and to top it off, it looks cool (I got the Vintage Blonde). I'm very, very impressed with the overall quality of this instrument, so much so that I'm thinking of trying out more Squiers in the near future. My Fender Highway One hasn't gotten much play time since this little ripper showed up.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Gorgeous '51

    By 

    from Santa Fe, NM

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

      Everything's okay. The neck's not lacquered, and that's okay, but I like a lacquered neck. The neck is true it's the right shape. I can get the tones I like and it's balanced and light weight. The finish is gorgeous red. Love the push/pull splitter. Pick guard is cool and sturdy. All the hardware seems tight. Thanks for the six saddles. Good value.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      TWANG

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      from LAS VEGAS,NEVADA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

      THIS GUITAR WAS A REAL SURPRISE. YOU LOOK AT IT AND THINK STRAT, BUT IT COME OFF TELE. IT HAS MORE TWANG FOR THE BUCK THAN MOST .THE "TRADITIONAL TONE CONTROL POT" DOES'NT EXIST BUT, YOU HAVE A THREE POSITION PICKUP KNOB THAT GIVES YOU THREE TONES PLUS ANOTHER PUSH PULL POT(COIL SPLITTER) ON THE VOLUME TO ADD TWO MORE TONES. OVERALL IT IS BRIGHT. BUT YOU CAN CONTROL THAT AT THE AMP IF MORE BASS IS NEEDED. A REFRESHING ADDITION TO MY COLLECTION.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Reissue As Good Or Better Than Original

      By 

      from Greeneville, TN

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Ease Of Setup
      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

      • Loose Fasteners

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Playing Out
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

      I found out theses were being produced again after a several year hiatus, and have to have one! I've had two of the originals, and still have one.

      The Vintage Blonde 2014 model I recieved is like the black 2005 model I have, which is a good thing!

      No sharp frets, no finish flaws, only issue was the nut on the pickup selector was cross-threaded. It threaded on correctly after being taken off and put back on, no big deal.

      As far as sound the pickups are great for a guitar in this price range. Very bright sounding as there's no tone control. The electronics function well.

      The only real issue I have with the guitar is the cheap nut, which I will be replacing.

      Overall 10/10 great job Squier it was everything I expected!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Pretty Good

      By 

      from Long Island, NY

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good price
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

        I bought this guitar after spending about a year on bass. I knew Squier had a pretty good reputation now and the vintage Modified line is pretty highly regarded. This guitar is no exception. The pickups do what you'd expect at this price, but style offer pretty good tonal options. I'd give this guitar 5 stars but mine didn't come with the best of setups and i don't care much for the pickguard. Still a great instrument for beginners and budget musicians.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By 

        from Oklahoma City, OK

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

          Great guitar, that's all. I picked up an original at a pawn shop for 90 big ones with no pick guard. I bought it to replace a strat I had sold a few months earlier, and figured I would mod it. I put a fender vintage noiseless in the neck, and a SD Jeff Beck in the bridge, and I have to say.....she wails!!! I also bought a black pickguard for a sunburst guitar. Honestly I like it better than my LP now.

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          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Love / Hate guitar

          By 

          from In Ohio

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

                1st - I love the neck...really. I love TO neck too, but I digress. Anyway, the feel of the neck suites my hand pefectly, the playability not so much. I had it set up by a pro luthier right out of the gate (neck had to be shimmed a tad, decent strings installed, lowered action, intonation, etc.) and it still feels sloppy to me. The pups are meh, but I didn't expect a lot - you shouldn't either. Fit and finish is fine. For the MF price and fast delivery - 5 stars. For instrument just a 3 from me.

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                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Like it had lots of teles

                By 

                from Millsboro DE

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Pick Up
                • Good Tone
                • Had Lots Of Fenders
                • Nice Guitar
                • Solid Electronics

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

                  Good Playing Guitar

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  with some tweaking its a dream

                  By 

                  from Philly,PA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Fun To Play
                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                  • Fret Buzz

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

                  Let me start out by saying im a perfectionist with every instrument I own. I own about 7 guitars but I was looking for something I can call my own. I have plenty of stock strats and teles and even a mustang and jazzmaster but something about this guitar caught my eye. I knew right away id be putting more money into modding the guitar than it actually costs. out of the box this guitar played about how I expected it to. right away I noticed some sharp fret edges and fret buzz but with some tweaking that's not a problem. like I said I modded this guitar to the max to make it my own. I added a dimarzio super distortion in the bridge, a dimarzio true velvet in the neck, added sperzel locking tuners, graph tech ferrules, and dimarzio 500 k pots. this guitar is something is the one I can say I love more than any other. its unique and its sound is near flawless running through a Rolland jazz chorus. even if you don't mod it to death its definitely a fun guitar. the vintage blonde finish is gorgeous as well. highly recommended for guitarists of any skill level.

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