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Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar
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      Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar (H69851)

Retro looks with Duncan designed pickups and a maple neck.

With its offset waist and contoured body the new Vintage Modified Jazzmaster® gives a nod to its iconic forbear, but has other things going for it that make it truly 'modified.' The unique top-loading hardtail bridge features string saddles that are adjustable for intonation and designed to have a 9.5" radius when sitting flat on the bridge plate. The bridge is anchored at the rear of the plate while the front sits atop height adjustment screws which can be raised or lowered to achieve desired string height/action while subtle adjustment at the rear (anchor) achieves the correct bridge angle.

A custom set of Duncan Designed™ pickups offers tones from glassy smooth to jangly rockin' rhythm crunch with a vintage toned neck pickup and higher output bridge pickup. Other features include '62 Jazz Bass® concentric volume/tone controls, vintage style tuners and a comfortable one-piece maple neck.

Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar Features:

  • Alder body with Jazzmaster shape
    Full scale maple neck shaped to a C profile
    Duncan Designed™ JM-101B single-coil Jazzmaster pickups
    Concentric volume/tone knobs and 3-position pickup toggle
    Chrome hardware including vintage-style tuning machines

Squier Vintage Modified Jazzmaster Special Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Vintage Modified series
    Jazzmaster body shape
    Alder body
    Polyester finish
    Maple neck
    25-1/2" scale
    C-shaped neck profile
    9.5" radius
    21 medium jumbo frets
    Duncan Designed™ JM-101B single-coil Jazzmaster® bridge pickup with AlNiCo V magnets
    Duncan Designed™ JM-101N single-coil Jazzmaster® neck pickup with AlNiCo V magnets
    Concentric volume/tone knobs
    3-position pickup toggle
    Chrome hardware
    Vintage-style tuning machines
    "Top-loader" fixed bridge

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  • impressive

    As reviewed by steve hitler on 7/29/2011

    stopped by g center. played a sg classic and then played this squier jazzmaster. i could not believe it, the squier felt and sounded better. maybe this was an exceptional squier off the line, but these are def. worth checking out. the more guitars i play, the less i judge them by the price or country of origin. these are nice.

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  • Jazz Masterfull!

    As reviewed by Jens Jorgensen on 1/12/2013

    I bought the butterscotch blonde squire vintage modified jazzmaster after reading the reviews from 2011 guitar player magazine where it received a guitar player editors' pick. The range of sounds from the stepped tone knobs is quite impressive. I was fooling with it for some time, and still do often. It has become my go to guitar for recording rhythm work. I have had it for a couple weeks now and I play it everyday as my other 4 guitars hang on the wall. Feels great, nice neck shape, well constructed. The guitar weighs like a les paul standard. the neck feels like a stratocaster with one less fret at 21. For the price you have something worthy for a lifetime of playing. Don't be fooled by country of origin, these are well made guitars and easily compete with brothers of a much higher price range.

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    As reviewed by Robert Zawalnicki on 3/11/2011

    Upon arrival, the body of the guitar looked good...no scratches. I noticed on the neck some cosmetic corrections. Also, along the edge of the neck at some points was green, as if the wood still needed to be "cured". I checked the toggle switch and noticed that it moved in the direction of the body and the neck, rather up and down like a Les Paul. The volume and tone controls are concentric with the volume in the center and the tone surrounding it. Also, each individual pickup has it's own volume control...the neck at the top and the bridge at the bottom. This is the opposite of the way a "STRAT" is set up and did cause confusion when I played. Furthermore, I noticed that when turned down, the pickups never completely turned off. Lastly, the volume controls needed a little adjustment since they were hitting the tone ring. The neck is different than a lot of Fenders and it also took time to adjust to. Unfortunately, there was some sticky substance on it which was easily removed when I replaced the strings. The action is a little too high for most players, but I like the way they set it since my style is blues like and I stretch the strings a lot. What I didn't like is this neck only goes to a Db (the same as my Mexican STRAT) and I found myself having to stretch to reach the high notes. The best part of this guitar are the pickups and the sound. Even though these are Duncans, the have captured the Fender sound extremely well. The output is great and out performs the STRATs single coils. The neck pickup has a rich solid sound and the bridge very bright. I found myself dialing down the treble on both pickups a little. The headstock came with a yellow finish liked it had already aged, but I really liked the effect and it seem to add to the guitar. Also, along side the words SQUIER and FENDER, artistic lines were drawn giving it a very pleasant appearance. The worst part of this guitar is the bridge/tailpiece. It looks really cheap and is only held on by one screw. However, it doesn't seem to be a big problem and is something that I can live with. OVERALL, it's a fun ax to play with amazing sustain and great tone. This could have been a great guitar if Fender had put a little more money into it's hardware and improved on a few other features already mentioned above.

    10 of 15 people found this review helpful.
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