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The golden era of surf rock re-imagined.

Introducing the perfect wave of Squier sound, feel and value with the all-new Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster, which features highly distinctive tube-style pickups and classically colorful finishes that evoke the sand, sun and fun vibe of Fender's early-'60s golden age.

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  • Basswood body
  • 25.5" Scale maple neck, choice of rosewood or maple fretboard (depending on availability), 9.5" radius, 21 medium jumbo frets
  • Duncan Designed LS-102 for Strat tube-style single-coil neck, middle and bridge pickups
  • Master volume, neck tone, and middle tone controls, 5-way pickup selector switch

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SquierVintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar
 
3.8

(based on 20 reviews)

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    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

69%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Jamming (8)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (4)
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Good Value for the Money

I have a lot of guitars. This one intrigued me because of the surf green color and the Duncan-designed tube style pickups. I knew it was a Squier and it didn't cost a...Read complete review

I have a lot of guitars. This one intrigued me because of the surf green color and the Duncan-designed tube style pickups. I knew it was a Squier and it didn't cost a ton, so I took a chance at purchasing it. I was hopeful, but not expecting the moon with this guitar. I thought the aesthetic was cool. The first guitar arrived with the neck pick-up disengaged. I couldn't fix it so I sent it back. MF handled the return and reshipment flawlessly. Thanks MF. I have to say I was pretty bummed that the first guitar wasn't playable, because it looked gorgeous. So, did the second one! The surf green color is great. Even my wife commented on the color. I like the white sparkle pick-guard and the rosewood fretboard with the maple head stock. It's just a pretty little guitar. The action was nicely set and it plays great, too. Another nice surprise. The pick-ups are plenty hot for me. They've got a very good sound - nice and punchy. The trem was set all the way back so it took a lot to get it to move at all. I took another chance and set up the tremolo a la Carl Verheyen's method - and it worked this time! I was able to get this tremolo to float beautifully so I can pull up and dive bomb with the guitar staying in tune. On a Squier! I've got some very expensive guitars that don't do that. I already liked this guitar, now I love it. I have to give it 5 stars even with the one return. I have a blast with it every time I play. It has totally exceeded my expectations. This would be the perfect guitar for someone just starting out. It's even a joy for an old hack like me. Go get one!

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Great Guitar For the Price

I've played guitar for over 15 years. I've owned big jazz box type guitars such as the Epiphone Joe Pass model, Les Paul copys like the Ibannez PF300 and MIM Strats. If you're...Read complete review

I've played guitar for over 15 years. I've owned big jazz box type guitars such as the Epiphone Joe Pass model, Les Paul copys like the Ibannez PF300 and MIM Strats. If you're looking for that early 60's vibe without paying $1500 for the reissue, this is a great choice. Easily the best Squier I've ever owned.
I was a little hesitant about the "Duncan Designed" lipstick pickups but they actually sound a lot better than your average Squier pickups (assuming you have a decent left-hand tone). The instrument I got happened to be very well set up, getting a proper set up and intonation is extremely important with these cheaper guitars. There was some minor protrusion of the frets off the fretboard, but that's to be expected with a brand-new guitar. I read a lot of reviews online where people complain about the frets but you can't really expect a new instrument to be broken in already. The fret protrusion will be worn down with playing time. The neck and fretboard are decent enough, no dead spots or fret buzz on mine. I haven't opened it up and checked on the electronic yet but I haven't had an issue with shorts or the pots in the tone/vloume knobs "humming".
Obviously it's a less expensive Strat, don't expect Gilmour or Clapton tone out of it (unless you're Clapton or Gilmour). But it's a very serviceable instrument for the price. Plays fantastic and has great tone compared to other instruments in this price range.
I had always wanted a surf green strat so I might be a little biased, but show me another inexpensive guitar that sounds this good.

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2.0

Better luck next time!

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from Logan WV

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

I got this "Open box special, level 1" Well, the finish is perfect, beautiful sea foam green color. The electronics all worked and the pickups sounded pretty good.......but! The neck pickup screw had come out, pickup loose, so had to take off pickguard to fix that. When I played it, the bottom E string kept sliding off the frets. Found that the nut was not centered and more to the bottom......replaced nut with Graphtech nut. Also noticed frets were over filed, believe it or not, with too much of an angle extending inward on the fretboard. Noticed same problem on low E string past fifth fret. Looked and saw that the string was almost off the fretboard at the guitar end. Found that the bridge was mounted too high causing this, you could even tell by how the pickguard fit. Moving the bridge an 1/8 in. or so was something I didn't want to try......too many screw holes to deal with......so I was able to loosen and shift the neck a little to compensate for the mis-aligned bridge. After all that, it players and sounds pretty good, BUT I shouldn't have had to do all that. I should have returned it, AND, it shouldn't, have been sold like that in the first place. So, no more open boxes for me.........and no more Vintage Mod. Squiers either!

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1.0

Very poor craftsmanship!

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from Aberdeen, SD

About Me Novice

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    Cons

    • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

    Best Uses

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

      Guitar arrived with all of the screws holding the pickups loose. If fact the neck pick up screws could be pulled out with finger tips. The screws were not even screwed in and there was nothing to screw them into underneath. Sent it back with even getting to play it.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Surf Green Modified Squire Strat

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      from Virginia, USA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Craftsmanship
        • Poor Workmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

          The Allen screws in the saddles were tapped incorrectly and the screws were 'crooked''. Only two of the six screws that secure the bridge plate were fully inserted and actually holding the bridge plate down. Didn't need to go any further; not nearly as well made as my Chinese made Classic Vibe Squire strat that have played for several years.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Strat

          By 

          from Marble Falls, TX

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          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 Surf Electric Guitar:

            Bought it from MF used level 2. arrived fast and I think they made a mistake. Looks brand new, not a scratch, plastic still on everything. Out of the box great action, great tone, beautiful finish. This guitar is well worth the money.Buy it, you'll love it.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Time Machine! Surf's up!

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            from Yaphank, New York

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            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Vibrato Stiff

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

            Terrific looking guitar. I have several instruments from Indonesia (guitars and keyboard)all well built including this one. Electronics good, no humming,lipstick pickups are bright but can be dialed back. Fret ends okay. I cannot find any flaws except a stiff vibrato( I am nitpicking here) which can be adjusted. Looks and plays like a much more expensive guitar
            Turn up the reverb and play those old Ventures/Dick Dale tunes. A time machine back to the 60's.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            "Poor man's" Jeff Beck Custom Shop Model

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            from Miami, FL

            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 Surf Electric Guitar:

              Like most, I was drawn to the surf green color and the unusual pickups. Why Fender does not offer this very popular color in their American models is beyond me. It is only available in the Jeff Beck signature models or the 50's Strat model. First, let me get the minor gripes out of the way. The guitar arrived dirty as if it had been in an Indonesian dust storm. I basically had to dismantle it and vacuum the dust out of the pickup cavities as well as give it a complete wipe down. Also, there were a few paint chips around the neck place but no big deal. There was also a slight bulge on the finish of the back of the neck but I've grown to appreciate it since it's exactly at the 7th fret and helps me find my way around the neck without looking at the fretboard. The good stuff… Aesthetically, the guitar is overall beautiful. Both the pickguard and the backplate are pearloid. The rosewood fretboard has a smooth grain with decent fretwork. The "Duncan Designed" lipstick pickups are a bit weak but manageable and sound great through a tube amp. If you want to replace them with the real Seymour Duncan lipsticks, look for the Duncan SLS-1 pickups. I have already worn the logo off the neck and middle pickups from how much I've played this guitar.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              big bang guitar for the price!

              By 

              from Syracuse,NY

              About Me Experienced

              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 Surf Electric Guitar:

                Well packaged for shipping. Ready to play but change the strings but not until you check it out with the factory settings.I had no problems with buzzing frets or any other issues other then I oiled the rosewood to dry for me. frets are narrow but a hair taller, guitar seems to let me play slightly faster with lighter finger presure. fit and finish is excellent! I bought it because of the different pickups, other end of the spectrum of tones from my SRV. very happy with it! I'm 58 years old and seem to be stuck on fenders and this is my first time squire and I like it! not afraid to bring this out of the house. I'll be watching this company!

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good Value for the Money

                By 

                from Houston

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

                  I have a lot of guitars. This one intrigued me because of the surf green color and the Duncan-designed tube style pickups. I knew it was a Squier and it didn't cost a ton, so I took a chance at purchasing it. I was hopeful, but not expecting the moon with this guitar. I thought the aesthetic was cool. The first guitar arrived with the neck pick-up disengaged. I couldn't fix it so I sent it back. MF handled the return and reshipment flawlessly. Thanks MF. I have to say I was pretty bummed that the first guitar wasn't playable, because it looked gorgeous. So, did the second one! The surf green color is great. Even my wife commented on the color. I like the white sparkle pick-guard and the rosewood fretboard with the maple head stock. It's just a pretty little guitar. The action was nicely set and it plays great, too. Another nice surprise. The pick-ups are plenty hot for me. They've got a very good sound - nice and punchy. The trem was set all the way back so it took a lot to get it to move at all. I took another chance and set up the tremolo a la Carl Verheyen's method - and it worked this time! I was able to get this tremolo to float beautifully so I can pull up and dive bomb with the guitar staying in tune. On a Squier! I've got some very expensive guitars that don't do that. I already liked this guitar, now I love it. I have to give it 5 stars even with the one return. I have a blast with it every time I play. It has totally exceeded my expectations. This would be the perfect guitar for someone just starting out. It's even a joy for an old hack like me. Go get one!

                  Comment on this review

                  (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Not Happy

                  By 

                  from Kearney, NE

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Feel

                  Cons

                  • Poor Quality Craftsmanship

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

                  Not happy with the insturment. I have tried 2 of the guitars and have returned both. The first one had intermitant pickup switch which caused it to loose all sound from the guitar. The second one had the claw screws that set the spring tension on the tremolo were screwed into the body at an angle and couldn't adjust the tension right. I have been playing Fender guitars for 55 years and I guess I was expecting more quality from the Squier brand. I really appreciate the way musician's freind handled my returns. They do a great job...

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Bought it blind, VERY happy....

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                  from San Antonio, Texas

                  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 Surf Electric Guitar:

                    Been looking at the Surf Mod Strat since it came out, finally decided to give it a try. Extremely glad I did. Out of the box very playable. Fret finish was quite good, basic setup was better than I'd expected in this price range. The only negative I have has to do with the strings. I found a fret buzz on ONE string (G)at the 7th fret, not above or below. After checking frets, intonation, and string height, I found there was a physical bend in the G string at the 7th fret. I'm guessing that whoever was stringing it pulled the string through too hard and bent it. String tension did not straighten it. Put a new string on it, and fret buzz went away with no other adjustments.

                    Pickups are also quite good, nice tone and clarity. Played a little bit with the height, picked up a lot of volume by bringing them up a little.

                    Love the surf green, finish was great with no mars or scratches I've been able to find.

                    All in all, well worth what they charge for it. I'd consider it worth it at the list price.

                    I would HIGHLY recommend this instrument.

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