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Squier Vintage Modified Squier '51
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A winning combination of contoured form and streamlined electronics.

The Squier '51 returns in a hot new Vintage Modified model that delivers all the great style and features of the original value-priced screamer of the mid 2000s. All of the '51s enormous tonal versatility is back, with a powerful SH pickup configuration, rotary pickup selector, push-pull coil tap and more.

Features include a basswood body, satin-finish maple neck with "C"-shaped profile, 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets, single-coil Stratocaster neck pickup and hot humbucking bridge pickup, knurled "chrome dome" master volume control knob that also functions as a push-pull bridge pickup coil-selector switch (full humbucking or inner coil only for single-coil bridge pickup tone), knurled "chrome dome" three-position rotary pickup selector switch (in place of a tone control knob), single-ply white pickguard (black pickguard on Vintage Blonde model) and six-saddle hard-tail bridge. Case sold separately

Squier Vintage Modified Squier '51 Features:

  • Basswood body
    Satin-finish maple neck with "C"-shaped profile
    9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 21 medium jumbo frets
    Single-coil Stratocaster neck pickup and hot humbucking bridge pickup
    Master volume control push-pull bridge pickup coil-selector switch
    Three-position rotary pickup selector switch
    Single-ply white pickguard (black pickguard on Vintage Blonde model)
    6-saddle hard-tail bridge
    Case sold separately

Squier Vintage Modified Squier '51 Specifications:

  • Body
    Body Material: Basswood
    Body Finish: Gloss Poly
    Body Shape: Stratocaster
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Satin Poly
    Neck Shape: "C" Shape
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8cm)
    Fingerboard: Maple
    Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241mm)
    Number of Frets: 21
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Nut Width: 1.650" (42mm)
    Position Inlays: Black Dot
    Bridge Pickup: Hot Humbucking
    Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
    Controls: Master Volume, 3-Position Rotary
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Rotary Pickup Selector Switch: Position 1. Neck Pickup (Full Clockwise) Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (Middle) Position 3. Bridge Pickup (Full Counterclockwise)
    Pickup Configuration: HS
    Special Electronics: Push/Pull Coil Selector Switch (On Master Volume Pot): Normal Position: Full Bridge Humbucking Pickup Up Position: Inside Coil of Bridge Humbucking Pickup
    Bridge: Hard-Tail 6-Saddle
    Hardware Finish: Chrome
    Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
    Pickguard: 1-Ply White
    Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)

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  • Fantastic and fun

    As reviewed by Gail on 10/22/2014

    Just picked one up (blonde) at my local GC last weekend. I'm in love! Tones galore, great playing neck, cool look and cheap. This is nowhere near the same low end quality of the other Squiers in its price range... more like the $299+ end (playability, not cosmetics). This is a simple guitar. The magic is in the large variety of tones. You can nearly get it all. I will say it doesn't sound like a Stratocaster or Telecaster. Somewhere in the middle. Had no problem setting it up with 12's. The input jack can come loose, but no problem. I have never played one of the originals, so I can't compare the necks. This neck feels and plays great. No fret issues or need to adjust the truss. Bridge is solid and way better than what was fitted on the original model. String thru body is great too (another difference from the original). I will probably change out the bridge hb because I like a certain tone with distortion, BUT it is not a necessity. Honestly this guitar is a joy to play. Let's put a smile on that face!

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  • amazing guitar

    As reviewed by j. on 3/25/2015

    I normally wouldnt review but i am super impressed. I waited a month and half or so for the backorder but it was worth it ...almost... This thing sounds amazing! The intonation is just about perfect out of the box. I got the blonde version and the color is great, some of the wood grain shows through, not sure if it is normal for this but its there on mine. Anyway, i have a 05 51 and the sound differences are crazy. The vintage modified sounds like it should cost more, it has a string through body, the nobs are stiffer, which i like, tuners and saddles seem solid so far, love the maple neck-bigger than i perfer but it feels right, super light guitar, wish i could get an unvarnished neck though i think it should be an option, love the coil splitting. Differences between my 2004-06 51 and this modified 51: string through body. better quality parts, appears and feels like anyway. no sharp frets. the output of the pickups seems to be alot better then one from 10 years ago, this could be my guitar idk. sounds so good makes me not want to play anything else because it is so crisp and clean. Great tone variations-bluesy but capable of some spank if needed. makes my older version seem really crappy, which it kinda is. I keep a guitar at my office at work and it makes me want to buy another one to have both work and home. Id buy it again 100 times

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  • Amazing instrument, amazing value

    As reviewed by Daniel on 11/11/2014

    I've bought this guitar as a travel guitar, since I couldn't take any of my other instruments. The finish is flawless and the looks are vintage and modern at the same time. The satin neck is very confortable. The sound of this guitar is very original, is not a Tele, nor a Strat, but it's a Fender, no doubt. The slant in the neck pickup corrects a problem that plagues almost every Stratocaster: The first string is not properly amplified, additionally, since it's not in one of the string nodes, it picks up higher harmonics, without making it extremely bright. The absence of a tone control is bewildering at first, but once you get to know the instrument, you can exploit it. The volume pot is very far away from the bridge (like in any Tele), and it's not practical for envelope effects, but that's nothing that a volume pedal can't fix. The bridge and the string-thru body feel right, they feel MUCH better than a Fender Standard Telecaster I had about 17 years ago. In conclusion, this guitar is an amazing value, with a sound of its own and a great design. It may work as a backup guitar as well as a main guitar on a gig or recording. Go get it before it's discontinued!

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