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Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar Black Rosewood Fretboard

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A familiar Strat design with a modern twist.

Vintage Modified! Players from beginner to intermediate and beyond have done it for years. Whether installing hotter pickups, alternate pickguards or just plain personalizing their instruments with fancy paint jobs, modified means adding new twists to familiar designs. The Vintage Modified Strat® incorporates the best of classic Fender® styling, as well as some more flashier finishes. Features include a gloss-finished maple neck and Duncan Designed™ AlNiCo V pickups.

FEATURES
  • Bolt-on neck construction
  • Basswood body
  • 25.5" Scale maple neck, 9.5" radius, rosewood fretboard, 21 frets
  • Duncan Designed SC-101 bridge, middle and neck pickups

The Vintage Modified Series is perfect for beginners and intermediate players. Order one today.

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SquierVintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 10 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (7)
    • Jamming (6)
    • Recording (4)
    • Small venues (4)
    • Rock concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome Strat

    I bought this guitar on a whim based upon the rave reviews and great tone in Youtube videos. But I wasn't prepared for how good a guitar I'd be getting. This thing is...Read complete review

    I bought this guitar on a whim based upon the rave reviews and great tone in Youtube videos. But I wasn't prepared for how good a guitar I'd be getting. This thing is amazing! Super low action, fast slinky neck, perfect fretwork, superb sounding Duncan Designed pickups, great fit and finish, glossy tinted neck, and vintage style tuners and trem that stay perfectly in tune, as long as you don't try to do wild dive bombs. I've owned American, Japanese, Mexican, Korean, Chinese, and now Indonesian Strats over the years, and this is one of the 3 or 4 best of all of them. If you can't afford a Mexican or American made Strat, this guitar will not disappoint. Incredible instrument for such a low price. Kudos to Fender for offering superb instruments at every price point. And great service, as always, from Musician's Friend. Super fast free shipping, to top it all off.

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    Decent, but not for me.

    The frets themselves were not a deal-breaker, as I could have had a fret polish and setup done for about 70 bucks here at a local shop-- and I did consider that because...Read complete review

    The frets themselves were not a deal-breaker, as I could have had a fret polish and setup done for about 70 bucks here at a local shop-- and I did consider that because there were a lot of things to like about this guitar. The Duncan designed pickups are probably the quietest (in terms of noise) I have ever played in a Strat. But they also were the problem for me. If you go to the Squier website and watch the video of this guitar, the one I was shipped sounded -exactly- like that, so there's something to be said for consistency.

    I'll put it this way: If Stevie Ray spank is what you're after, you will like this guitar. If Trower silk is your aim, you probably won't. It's a pretty bright sounding guitar, even for a Strat.

    I sent mine back and got a Classic Vibe 60s, which is a much better guitar -for me-. Much smoother frets and smooth vintage tone with the CV.

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    4.0

    Why buy a Strat when a Squire will do?

    By Hot Hands Harrison

    from Yuma

    About Me Professional Musician

    Ask me a question

    Pros

    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      Aside from the name "Squire" on the headstock, there is absolutely nothing wrong with this guitar. I am perfectly happy with the playability and sound for my purposes! Using it for all local gigs and it works as well as my (over-priced) Robert Cray signature Strat in all respects. If I want to upgrade the pick-ups, I'll simply stick a Texas Heat set of pickups on and rock out, but right now it's just fine. Why spend the money for a regular Strat when these guitars are available at these prices? Bragging rights perhaps? Get over your ego and buy a Squire - you'll never look back! By the way, the setup was fine right out of the box! A set of Doug Gilmore strings and away we go!

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Strat

      By DougM

      from Honolulu, Hawaii

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Any And All Uses
      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Recording
      • Rock Concerts
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

      I bought this guitar on a whim based upon the rave reviews and great tone in Youtube videos. But I wasn't prepared for how good a guitar I'd be getting. This thing is amazing! Super low action, fast slinky neck, perfect fretwork, superb sounding Duncan Designed pickups, great fit and finish, glossy tinted neck, and vintage style tuners and trem that stay perfectly in tune, as long as you don't try to do wild dive bombs. I've owned American, Japanese, Mexican, Korean, Chinese, and now Indonesian Strats over the years, and this is one of the 3 or 4 best of all of them. If you can't afford a Mexican or American made Strat, this guitar will not disappoint. Incredible instrument for such a low price. Kudos to Fender for offering superb instruments at every price point. And great service, as always, from Musician's Friend. Super fast free shipping, to top it all off.

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Beginners Guitar

      By Hubie22

      from McDonough, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Quality For Price
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • School Bands

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

        I was apprehensive about buying a guitar at this price level, but after receiving and reviewing the guitar before presenting it to my 10 yr. old daughter for Christmas, I was very happy with the
        quality, feel and sound. The fretboard was a little dry and sticky on bends in some spots, but
        my daughter is not going to be bending strings much for a while, so no big deal. The guitar looks great, and seems to be solidly constructed. No sign of poor craftsmanship on this one. When
        plugged into a Peavey Backstage 30 or my Fender Deville 2/12 the pick ups sound good. Like a Fender Strat. There isn't great distinction in
        sound between combinations of 5 way switch, but there is some, and this is a beginners guitar. All in All, this is
        a Great Product for the Price, and I would recommend to anyone looking for an entry level electric, to buy it.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Vintage Modified Love

        By SRV@Yngwiefreak

        from Sacramento, Ca

        About Me Professional Musician

        Ask me a question

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

          I have owned 2 American made Strats, and each one I had to spend a lot more to get them playable. The same can be said about Gibson and Epiphone Les Pauls. I have a Classic Vibe 60's Strat, an Austin Strat and a Jay Turser Strat. All of which were almost perfectly set up. A few adjustments here and there. Awesome guitars. I recently purchased a Vintage Modified Strat, and I love it, too. I've been playing for 26 years. A small truss rod adjustment is all it took to make it cry, whisper and scream. I will never spend huge amounts on a guitar again. A professional player should be able to make any guitar sing. It is a guitar fit for any level of player.

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          100% pure Strat!!!

          By Gunny

          from St. Paul, MN.

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

              I just received this Squier VM strat in vintage blonde, and it is absolutely wonderful! I went through this thing with a fine tooth comb, and purposely tried to find something wrong with it. I did not succeed. I was looking for a reason to kick myself for buying a Squier. Instead I commended myself. VERY satisfied, especially considering these are so reasonably priced. It's always nice to come out ahead once in a while.

              Comment on this review

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Bang For The Buck Strat

              By Markerdown

              from Southern Nevada

              About Me Experienced

              Ask me a question

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                This is another home run squier. I bought it to hot rod out but it is surprisingly well built,the pups are really nice and stratty, the neck and frets are decent. It plays great. Of course it needd a set up out of the box but this series is the best bang for the buck strat out there. If you are looking at theseand undecided , get one, before the price goes up ...just like the CV series did

                Comment on this review

                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Dynamite, Great ! Electric Guitar !!!

                By D72543

                from Heber Springs,AR

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Hobbyist Semi-pro

                Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                I Got This Squier By Fender Vintage Modified Stratocaster In The Vintage Blonde Color 10 Days Ago,And I Must Say, I'm Overwelmed ! By The Sound It Puts Out. The Feel Of The Neck Is Pheonominal! Really Sweet! And The Overall Look Is Excellent. One Of My Friends A Week Ago Said It's A Really Awesome Electric Guitar. It's Just Got Such An Incredible Sound In Any Position Using The 5-Way Switch. And I've Been Playing For 46 Years And Have Owned Fender Strats In The Past, And This One By Far Puts Those And Everything Else In The Past And Just Leaves Them In The Dust. You Need To Try This Guitar, You'll Be Glad You Did.

                Comment on this review

                (13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Decent, but not for me.

                By Rick C.

                from Alabama

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Cool 70s Headstock
                • Good Tuners
                • Nice finish

                Cons

                • sharp fret edges

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  The frets themselves were not a deal-breaker, as I could have had a fret polish and setup done for about 70 bucks here at a local shop-- and I did consider that because there were a lot of things to like about this guitar. The Duncan designed pickups are probably the quietest (in terms of noise) I have ever played in a Strat. But they also were the problem for me. If you go to the Squier website and watch the video of this guitar, the one I was shipped sounded -exactly- like that, so there's something to be said for consistency.

                  I'll put it this way: If Stevie Ray spank is what you're after, you will like this guitar. If Trower silk is your aim, you probably won't. It's a pretty bright sounding guitar, even for a Strat.

                  I sent mine back and got a Classic Vibe 60s, which is a much better guitar -for me-. Much smoother frets and smooth vintage tone with the CV.

                  Comment on this review

                  (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  It is all they say and more.....

                  By MrScotty

                  from Atlanta, Georgia

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • An affordable pro level
                  • Color choice
                  • Good Feel
                  • Good Pick Up
                  • Good Tone
                  • Large headstock
                  • Solid Electronics
                  • Stamped saddles
                  • Vintage tuners

                  Cons

                  • Tiny trem block

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  I have played 35+ years, and have loved Strat's and spent lots of money on some good one's. I'd have to say this model compares to the MIJ early 80's models at an affordable price even a caveman can afford. I only wish they would have put a full sized block in them, as that is the 1st thing I did and what an improvement. Everything else will stay stock. It is a no brainer choice over the MIM's!

                  Comment on this review

                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding guitar for the money

                  By BluesGuy78

                  from Trinity, AL

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel
                  • Great pick ups
                  • Nice finish
                  • Smooth fretboard
                  • Solid Body

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing
                  • School Bands
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

                  I really like this guitar. I truly believe it stands right there with the MIM strats. For the money, there's not much of a difference. I love the 101 Duncan designed pickups and I was pleased that my guitar arrived in perfect condition. I really think you would enjoy this one for [$]. I got mine for [$]. Once you move beyond the fact that this is a Squier, you would be amazed at the playability and quality of this guitar. Squier is putting out some really good stuff now for the money.

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