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Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar Vintage White Rosewood Fretboard

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A vintage style beauty that anybody can afford.

With a body based off of one of the most notable guitars in history and dressed in vintage white, 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.

The Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster electric guitar is constructed of basswood which has excellent sustain and a great resonance at mid and high frequencies. Three Duncan Designed SC-101 single-coil pickups with black covers spruce up the look and sound of the guitar. Squier also included a rosewood 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
Rosewood fretboard
Chrome hardware
Vintage style chrome tuners
Vintage style synchronized tremolo
Engraved neckplate
Dot position inlays
Three Duncan Designed 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"

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SquierVintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (17)
  • Good feel (16)
  • Good tone (15)
  • Good pick up (14)
  • Solid electronics (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (14)
  • Practicing (12)
  • Recording (9)
  • Small venues (6)
  • Rock concerts (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

No such thing as a

Just last night I sat with this guitar and my 2012 American Standard Stratocaster. I A/B'd them for about an hour. Same songs, same riffs. I wanted to do an honest comparison...Read complete review

Just last night I sat with this guitar and my 2012 American Standard Stratocaster. I A/B'd them for about an hour. Same songs, same riffs. I wanted to do an honest comparison on the sound and the feel. The pickups on this Squier are better than the fat 50's on the American strat. The build quality is the same. Maybe the materials are much cheaper on this Squier but you can't tell by the look, feel, and playability. My Amer. Strat cost 4x what this Squier costs. It's nice but not worth that vs this guitar. I feel much better about the money I shelled out for this. All strats are production line guitars anyway, so why not save some money and pick up one of these. You won't regret it. I've been playing guitar since 1978 so I'm not blinded by "professional" guitars over "beginner" guitars. This guitar could be traveled with and gigged regularly same as any "professional" guitar. I know it's hard to get over brand names, and I struggle with it myself sometimes, but this Squier is a very nice guitar overall. There no such thing as a beginner guitar, just beginner players.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

you get what you pay for

Don't expect the same quality as a mim strat and not even close to an american. Out of the box the guitar had unlevel frets, rough fret edges that needed to be dressed,...Read complete review

Don't expect the same quality as a mim strat and not even close to an american. Out of the box the guitar had unlevel frets, rough fret edges that needed to be dressed, very sharp saddle height screws that needed swapped out, sawdust and wood burrs from drilling in the neck pocket. tremolo claw and input jack screws that were drilled improperly. if you buy one of these be ready to do a lot of work to make it more playable. because i got the guitar at such a low price it makes me wonder if musicians friend was no friend and sold me a second. On the bright side the pickups sound great and now that I have corrected all the flaws it a sweet guitar.

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(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

No such thing as a

By SugarLandGuitarMan

from Sugar Land, TX

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Pros

  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts

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

    Just last night I sat with this guitar and my 2012 American Standard Stratocaster. I A/B'd them for about an hour. Same songs, same riffs. I wanted to do an honest comparison on the sound and the feel. The pickups on this Squier are better than the fat 50's on the American strat. The build quality is the same. Maybe the materials are much cheaper on this Squier but you can't tell by the look, feel, and playability. My Amer. Strat cost 4x what this Squier costs. It's nice but not worth that vs this guitar. I feel much better about the money I shelled out for this. All strats are production line guitars anyway, so why not save some money and pick up one of these. You won't regret it. I've been playing guitar since 1978 so I'm not blinded by "professional" guitars over "beginner" guitars. This guitar could be traveled with and gigged regularly same as any "professional" guitar. I know it's hard to get over brand names, and I struggle with it myself sometimes, but this Squier is a very nice guitar overall. There no such thing as a beginner guitar, just beginner players.

    (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Guitar At An Incredible Price!!!

    By Funky T

    from Ooltewah, TN

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Great look
    • Great Neck
    • great price
    • Great Tone
    • Solid Electronics

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

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

      I have been playing for 27 years and was at one time a guitar snob, spending thousands on American made guitars. I sold all that in the past to get out of debt and decided to reenter the market in the "affordable" guitar range.
      That being said I love this guitar just as much as any American Fender. The neck is fast and feels great, set up was great, the blonde finish is super sweet and the black knobs and PU covers add a nice touch along with the big headstock. I'm using this strat through a Line 6 HD300 for recording and through a VOX amp live and it's quiet as a mouse. The Seymour Duncan pickups sound great. You can get all the great "spanky" strat sounds and they handle OD well too.
      The only slight imperfection is a barely, and I mean barely noticable place at the neck joint where the body wasn't cut perfect, so you can see just a sliver of wood between the neck and where the paint starts, it's not even a deal though, could happen to any strat.
      BEST PART-I could buy four of these for the price of one American strat!

      (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Lotta bang!

      By Paul Chilson

      from Colorado

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

      This guitar competes at its price point and price points above it. I've spent the bigger bucks on guitars, not gonna do it again. No need with what Squier is bringing to the game.
      Vintage white
      Vintage tuners
      Vintage trem
      Vintage amber tint neck
      70's headstock
      Alnico V, SSS pickup configuration
      5-way switching
      Fit and finish are excellent.
      No complaints on product workmanship.
      Setup could have been slightly better as the trem was setup decked, not floating, and the nut needed a little bit of attention. These are minor issues and eaisly corrected as you tweak the setup to your own preferences anyhow.
      Squier is building some fantastic guitars in the last several years and this one is no exception. I'm not sure where else you can get this quality and value for two point five bills. This is a bargain, well done Squier!

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      better than I hoped

      By Chili Dog

      from Minneapolis

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

      I don't write reviews but thought I would for this guitar to cover a few things I haven't read as well as to say how much I like this guitar. I heard the pickups might be high output but found they match very nicely with the tone and volume of my Classic Vibe Telecaster, it makes switching between the two nice and easy. The pickups were clear and articulate and the sound of the guitar was a few ticks sweeter and creamier than my Tele really just what I was hoping for plus a bit more. The color of the guitar was a little richer than the pictures, very close but in person I like it more. The last 3 guitars I have purchased have been Squiers something that would have surprised me not that many years ago but the quality is pretty spectacular and on a slightly different note, the bars I play at are not paying anymore than they were 20-25 years ago, some are paying less. So when I look at some of the amazing vintage guitars and amps that were around 300-500 many years ago are 1500-2500 today. I love that I can still get such a nice guitar for the same amount that I was paying 25 years ago. Makes me think that Squier is looking out for the folks still plugging away in their basements, not getting rich but still in love with music.

      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      two thumbs up

      By T-Rob

      from Texas

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      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Recording

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

        Yeah, It's true. Squier is definitely onto something.


        As a younger man I was mainly a Ibanez, charvel/Jackson style player. but now into my 40's
        I thought I'd go LOOK at some strats.
        I went to a music store and started looking at AM.strats.. After a few test runs I wasn't jazzed enough to drop that kind of Cheese... So I thought I'd just stick to my RG's.
        Then on my way out I saw this blonde VM in the corner looking all Blackmooreish.
        OK so I take a look, .. First thing I noticed and liked about it was the neck!!!. Soooo smooth, and set up perfectly. The body was sweet also. deep contours.(deeper than the AM stats). Smooth flawless finish. Light easy to play.
        I took it home , made a pickup change in the neck and bridge, then POW!! My dream guitar for under half the cost of the AM.
        But don't tell anybody. lets keep this on the down low. ( kidding.. Go get one now!)

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Best Squier Yet!

        By Del

        from Ohio

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        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Small Venues

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

          I always liked the style of the 70's Stratocasters. As an owner of a Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS, I wanted a SSS model, but did not want to spend another $1600 on it. I just happened across this model and thought I would give it a try based on the good reviews it has received from others. They were right. Gives me the 70's vibe without the cost. Granted, the American Standard is better quality overall, but for what I paid for this and what I wanted it for, it is definitely good buy. It is amazing how the quality of the Squier's has gone up the last few years.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great Tone and Feel

          By TFRband

          from Jacksonville IL

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          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Pickups Sound Amazing
          • Solid construction

          Cons

          • Minor Cosmetic Blemishes
          • Tone Pot Gave Out

          Best Uses

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

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

          The neck has a few spots where the gloss has chiped off. Nothing to bad but still annoying. Also one of the tone pots gave out after about a month.

          That said I would buy another one in a heart beat if this were lost or stolen. The feel and tone of this guitar beat any of my strats (squiers, mex Fenders and American Fenders). Even my Friends who ONLY play American Fenders can't believe how great this guitar sounds.

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Squier 70s Strat

          By Calientejunkyard

          from St. George, Utah

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Tone
          • Quality and affordablilty
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Small Venues

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

            I am amazed with my vintage modified stratocaster. I cannot believe how good it sounds and all the different sounds I can get from it. The paint job is fantastic. It's a beautiful guitar, the only thing I might change is the pickups just to get rid of a little bit of the (infamous) strat hum. Other than that it stays in tune, plays smooth, and can get almost any sound from funk to Heavy metal and anything in between. And musicians friend service was excellent.

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Yes, It's true.

            By T-Rob

            from Texas

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            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Recording

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

              This strat feels and performs as well as any AM. strat I've ever played. I Dropped in my favorite pickups and controls , A real solid player at a excellent price point.
              Thank you squier .

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bang for your buck

              By Jeff h.

              from Nj

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I picked this up as a Xmas gift, had a hard time giving it away. This is an incredible value I have multiple American strats and this keeps up with them. Some parts are not the same quality but it plays and sounds comparable. I've always believed you get what you pay for and purchase expensive guitars but this ones an exception. I never leave reviews but felt this deserved one.

                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice guitar!

                  By Crow

                  from NM

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing

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

                    THe is guitar is one step below the Squier CLassic Vibe series, but that's not a bad thing. The guitar looks nice, I adjusted the truss rod to remove some underbow. Plays great. I have never seen a tremelo set like this, it felt blocked. But I adjusted it some and now it's okay. The guitar stays in tune too. Nice guitar for a very ncie price.I have no issues at all with this guitar. A better fret job then my recent MIM strat. Get one. I like it.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Way better than expected

                    By Brian

                    from Guntersville Al.

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                    Pros

                    • Fun To Play
                    • Good Pick Up
                    • Solid Electronics

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Jamming
                      • Recording

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

                      Fit and finish a step above your average Squire. Might upgrade tuners and bridge one day, but not a priority.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice Axe

                      By ...

                      from the deep south

                      About Me Experienced

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • El Kabong

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

                        First off kudo's to Musicians Friend for such a great deal on this guitar. That being said I purchased this guitar as a mod platform but i won't bore you with how great tho art. Let's talk about the out of the box experience. The guitar arrived in a timely fashion and when I first inspected it was pleasantly surprised there were no major concerns. A couple of things to know about though. I have read some reviews saying this guitar came all set up. You might get one that comes that way and I might win cash three tonight. Mine had some fret ends that needed dressed. After that the neck was amazing. The guitars intonation was considerably off and the truss rod way too tight. Another concern was the bridge saddle set screws that are of different lengths to allow for the saddles to be radiused were mixed up and in the wrong spot. after addressing those concerns the guitar is fantastic. Fit and finish are much more than you would expect for a guitar in this price range. The Duncan Designed pups sound awesome. Buy a vintage Modified and either set it up your self or have it done. You wont be disappointed.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Great Value

                        By Koun Ryu

                        from Omaha, NE

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                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Fret Buzz

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

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

                        I bought this guitar so I wouldn't risk my high-end LP while traveling. I'm surprised at how well made this Squire is and how good it sounds. My only complaint is that there is one dead spot on the fretboard. Overall a great deal.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Pro level

                        By MarioCol

                        from Bogota - Colombia

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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 Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

                          Why pay more?

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          My 2nd VM Squire

                          By jdpicker

                          from Shreveport, LA

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          This is my 2nd VM Squire. The good quality of my first one was why I bought a 2nd one. These guitars are a great bargain for the price. They look great, sound great and play great.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Super nice neck and fast easy to play

                          By Sonny

                          from Temple, Tx

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

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

                            Great guitar after pro set up and new strings were added. Stays in tune and has a great sound, seems like the guitar should have cost much more but pleased it did not.

                             
                            5.0

                            I've been playing this for a year and love it!

                            By GB

                            from SC

                            About Me Experienced

                            Pros

                            • Fun To Play
                            • Good Feel
                            • Good Pick Up
                            • Good Tone
                            • Solid Electronics
                            • Sweet, clean and mean when you want her to be

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Noodling
                              • Practicing

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

                              On the advice of a friend who's been playing forever. He got one for himself and his daughter. He was right and I love mine.

                               
                              3.0

                              you get what you pay for

                              By luthier

                              from jacksonville fl

                              About Me Experienced

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • neck pocket trash
                              • poor craftsmanship
                              • rough fret edges
                              • unlevel frets
                              • very sharp saddle height screws

                              Best Uses

                              • Jamming
                              • Practicing

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

                              Don't expect the same quality as a mim strat and not even close to an american. Out of the box the guitar had unlevel frets, rough fret edges that needed to be dressed, very sharp saddle height screws that needed swapped out, sawdust and wood burrs from drilling in the neck pocket. tremolo claw and input jack screws that were drilled improperly. if you buy one of these be ready to do a lot of work to make it more playable. because i got the guitar at such a low price it makes me wonder if musicians friend was no friend and sold me a second. On the bright side the pickups sound great and now that I have corrected all the flaws it a sweet guitar.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great right out of the box

                              By Bnajoben

                              from Great Falls, MT

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                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Practicing
                                • Small Venues

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

                                I am not a new or beginner guitarist. I own vintage amps and equipment and bought a scratch and dent model or a whim. I had heard good things and it is all deserved. Right out of the box I plugged it into my 70s Peavey and tuned it up. The sound was thin, but in a good way. Neck felt great, electronics felt solid, body is thin but balanced. The color is good. I tore the instrument down, changed the bridge to a bonified Fender wiggle stick (much thicker block) ,changed the pick guard to mint green and the pickup covers and knobs to vintage white. Th new bridge and strings add a lot of depth to this guitar. Sounds great, looks great, all around good investment of time and money.

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