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Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar  Black Maple Fretboard

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With a body based off of one of the most notable guitars in history and dressed up in black, the Squier Vintage Modified ˜70s Stratocaster electric g...Read More

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A vintage-inspired beauty with sustain to boot.

With a body based off of one of the most notable guitars in history and dressed up in black, the Squier Vintage Modified ˜70s Stratocaster electric guitar looks wonderfully familiar. Squier tweaks the classic to give it a custom look and feel. 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.
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The Vintage Modified Stratocaster electric guitar is constructed of basswood which has excellent sustain and a great resonance at mid and high frequencies. Three Duncan DesignedTM SC-101 single-coil pickups with black covers spruce up the look and sound of the guitar. Squier also included a maple fretboard, five-way pickup switch with black tip, three-ply pickguard, numbered volume and tone control knobs, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style tremolo arm, vintage-style chrome tuners, chrome hardware and an engraved neck plate.

FEATURES
  • Basswood body
  • Stratocaster body shape
  • Maple, "C" shape neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Chrome hardware
  • Vintage style chrome tuners
  • Vintage style synchronized tremolo
  • Engraved neckplate
  • Dot position inlays
  • Three Duncan DesignedTM SC-101 Single-Coil pickups
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (neck pickup), Tone 2. (middle pickup)
  • Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
  • Wrenches included: 1.5mm and 4mm
  • Fretboard radius: 9.5"
  • Frets: 21 medium jumbo
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Nut width: 1.65"

.At a price like this, today is the day you can finally get that beautiful vintage style!

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SquierVintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (24)
  • Fun to play (23)
  • Good tone (22)
  • Good pick up (21)
  • Solid electronics (17)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (26)
  • Practicing (26)
  • Recording (16)
  • Small venues (14)
  • Rock concerts (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

Reviewed by 33 customers

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is a GREAT guitar and a STEAL for the price

By Steven

from Upstate, NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • So easy to p[lay witha great neck and EXCELLENT

Cons

  • NO gig bag or anything to protect it
  • NOT a giging guitar-but a Mexican isn't either!

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • School Bands

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

Great guitar especially for the money- LOVE THE NECK-SO MUCH NICER THAN A MEXICAN at less than half the price! Not just for beginners but a great back up too

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SWEET GUITAR

By Midwest Preacher

from Middletown, OH

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

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 Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

    I have purposely put off reviewing this guitar until now because I purchased the Squire Vintage Telecaster as well. I have wanted these sounds in my arsenal of axes for a long time. I know I could have used modeling software or processors but that eliminated authenticity, at least for me.

    The vintage Strat arrived 3/24 in good shape; no damage to shipping boxes or the guitar.
    There is a small nick on the Musician's Gear case that was ordered with it but its not so bad that I'm going to return it.

    After unpacking and examining the guitar I'm pleasantly surprised at the workmanship.

    Solid, well put together and set up well out of the box, this guitar, once tuned, is ready to gig. I had no problem getting that 'classic Strat sound.' The front pickup had that nice 'crunch' sound for back rhythms. The bridge pickup has a crisp, twangy bite that cuts through well on solo lines.

    Tremolo system works, although I had a little problem getting the bar to screw in. Once started and run in and out a few times to loosen it up, it now works fine.

    Fit and finish are superb. Fret wires are dressed well enough; no burrs on my copy. Neck is sweet and easy to play. Neck is narrow, just like he Fender original. This takes a little getting used to as well as the maple neck/fretboard - if one is not careful, they can get sloppy because of the ease at which the guitar plays.

    No hums or buzzes from the electronics. I'm curious, as the pickups are labeled "Duncan Designed", whether they are made by Duncan or not Anyway, they are still good.

    The only negative that I can complain about and I'm not so sure it a negative, is the plastic protective sheets that are on the pick guard and the pickups - it is a pain in the butt to get off! The plastic is applied to the guard before it is drilled and screwed onto the body so as you pull the plastic off it tears around the screw holes and under the volume and tone knobs so you have to pull the knobs off to get all the plastic.

    All in all Good!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I actually would buy several of these if I could

    By Ed C. in NC

    from Raleigh, 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 Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

      When it all comes together for you at this price point, I am tempted to buy at least one more, to put back as a spare.

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutley love it!!!

      By Chiz66

      from New Albany, Ohio

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

        I have always wanted the strat sound and feel, but did not want to fork out the cash for a MIM or American made. This guitar more than stands up to these guitars and fulfills my dream at a fraction of the price. Honestly I like the feel and sound of this one better than the MIMS. I could not be happier with this purchase.

        (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        worths it!

        By Taha

        from Tehran, Iran

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Fret Buzz
        • Poor Tuners

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

        thank god i have the classic strat sound in my home now without breaking the bank! but how far can i go with it? the action is terrible. i couldnt set it up. it needs serious fretwork to make the frets even, to reach to a good action height. setting the saddles are very challenging too. but the truss rod is ok. the neck is good and i like the neck finish but the frets are disappointing in their current condition, i have to show them to a techie right away. tuners are not reliable, my first modification on this instrument will absolutely be the tuners! but i love the tones i can get from the pickups. classic sound with powerful output. the pots and the selector work very well. overall it looks and sounds amazing but dont play well.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Nice Guitar Can't beat the price

        By Bar

        from Tennessee

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

        I got this for a practice Guitar. But it is two nice for that. The neck finish was so glossy on the fret board it just blew me away. Much nicer than My Limited edition Mex Strat. Setup and action were good out of the box. I did change The Strings with a new set, of the same strings that came on it, and adjust the G String saddle And B String Saddle positions were just slightly off to my liking. Pups were slightly tangy on Rhythm, But amp settings took care of that. But the lead sound was awesome on this thing. It just blew me away. The only flaw I could find on it was a small paint chip But for the Price after coupon I'm not complaining. I would buy another. I'm Not Giving it a five Star Rating, because of the paint chip. And that is the only reason I didn't give it a five. Great Bang for the buck.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Incredible bargain

        By Bill

        from Dayton, Ohio

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

          I've played 51 years. I've had countless great guitars, including a '74 Fender Strat which had a similar look. This guitar is probably the most surprising of all. I can't believe a guitar this good could be so inexpensive and it came out of the box so well put together and adjusted. It is gorgeous. The overall quality of this Indonesian Squire product indicates how seriously they value their craftsmanship. It stands on its own as a unique product. It isn't an American Fender due to materials, but it is equal in workmanship, at least mine is. Worth much more than it costs. You can't build one this good for this price.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Deal

          By johns

          from pennsylvania

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

            Got this and it sounded fantastic and played easily right out of the box. Used it at band practice and it blended nicely when playing rhythm and cut through on leads when it needed to. The action was set nice and low and the saddles came set up just the way I like. I switched out the black pick guard with the D'Andrea blue swirl pearl pick guard and it looks sharp.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent guitar for the prize

            By Peter

            from Shorewood, WI

            About Me Experienced

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Excellent Value
            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

            • None so far

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

            Guitar is not my primary instrument. I bought this guitar to widen my horizon a bit. I choose this Squire Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s because of the excellent reviews and the attractive price. I was not disappointed, the guitar plays well just out of the box. I did not have to do any adjustments and the guitar was easy to tune. Although I am not a guitar guru, I think one has to spend much more money to get a better guitar. This guitar is a bargain and I recommend highly to give it a try.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Rock Again Like 1969

            By Rockin'53

            from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

              Best feeling guitar I've ever owned. Comfortable in the hand and sweet on the tones. My expecatations were exceeded for the price. Quality thru and thru. I've put my ES335 down and picked up the magic with this Vintage Modified '70s Strat.

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