There's no mistaking the classic Stratocaster. It was one of the guitars that defined what an electric guitar should be, setting a standard that's carried through the decades right up to today. And while there are countless guitarists playing Strats of all generations, the retro models from the early years are still some of the most popular. If you want an axe that with the look, feel and sound of an old-school Strat but the reliability and playability of a modern guitar, Squier Vintage Modified Stratocasters are the perfect fit. They have just the right balance between vintage authenticity and modern touches, making them truly impressive all-around instruments.
Finding the Squier Strat for you is as easy as matching the options to your personal playing style. For instance, are you a fan of the early '60s golden age of surf rock? If so, the Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar is the way to go. With its distinctive tube-style pickups, classic finishes and the celluloid styling of the pickguard, it's like taking a time machine right back to 1963.
If you're searching for something a bit more "recent," the Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar might be more up your alley with its charged chop-shop sound. Or maybe you'd like a guitar that takes things a step further? In that case, check out the Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster HSS Electric Guitar. This model is every bit as brash as the '70s axe and then some, with a hot-output, black bobbin humbucker squeezed into a platform that's otherwise pure classic Strat. It's a bold modification that pays off in a big way through the speaker.
No matter which of the Squier Vintage Modified Stratocasters is right for you, there's no doubt that you're getting plenty of bang for your buck. These are still authentic Fender instruments, after all - they're just priced to be affordable to any guitarist who wants to get their hands on one. And after a quick glance through this section, chances are high that you'll want to do just that.