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Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70S Electric Guitar
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      Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70S Electric Guitar (H78854)

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      Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70S Electric Guitar (H78854)

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A vintage-inspired beauty with sustain to boot.

With a body based off of one of the most notable guitars in history and dressed up in black, the Squier Vintage Modified â??70s Stratocaster electric guitar looks wonderfully familiar. Squier tweaks the classic to give it a custom look and feel. Modified means adding new twists to familiar designs. Squier's Vintage Modified series excels at just that, imparting hot-output chop-shop sound, feel and value to traditional instrument designs.
The Vintage Modified Stratocaster electric guitar is constructed of basswood which has excellent sustain and a great resonance at mid and high frequencies. Three Duncan DesignedTM SC-101 single-coil pickups with black covers spruce up the look and sound of the guitar. Squier also included a maple fretboard, five-way pickup switch with black tip, three-ply pickguard, numbered volume and tone control knobs, vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge with vintage-style tremolo arm, vintage-style chrome tuners, chrome hardware and an engraved neck plate.

Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70S Electric Guitar Features:

  • Basswood body
    Stratocaster body shape
    Maple, "C� shape neck
    Maple fretboard
    Chrome hardware
    Vintage style chrome tuners
    Vintage style synchronized tremolo
    Engraved neckplate
    Dot position inlays
    Three Duncan DesignedTM SC-101 Single-Coil pickups
    Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (neck pickup), Tone 2. (middle pickup)
    Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042
    Wrenches included: 1.5mm and 4mm
    Fretboard radius: 9.5�
    Frets: 21 medium jumbo
    Scale length: 25.5�
    Nut width: 1.65�

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  • Awesome value for the price!

    As reviewed by Sam Fiorenza on 1/7/2013

    I have been looking at this particular Squier VM Strat since it was released almost a year ago. It got generally rave reviews from many different sources (Internet and YouTube, etc). I agree with other reviewers in that this Vintage Modified series from Squier offers one heck of a bargain considering what one gets: a vintage tinted gloss maple love (which feels great and sounds even better), an oversized headstock that looks cool and gives the guitar better balance IMHO, decent Duncan-Designed single coils (which aren't too bad), and a typical strat setup and configuration that has made the Stratocaster popular for 60+ years. Like most other reviewers, I am looking at some point to replace the pickups with DiMarzio Area Strat pups, perhaps, but for now I am happy with the various strat tones I can get in a comfortable and playable electric. I do seem to have some tuning problems with the "G" string even though I had a new set of Ernie Ball Slinkys (Lime, .46-.10) put on and had it set up by a guitar shop, but I think it can be fixed with some more minor adjustments. Pickup height does need to be adjusted out-of-the-box as well, but that's probably true of any guitar purchased, even new. Amazing value.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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  • A unique and incredible value. . .

    As reviewed by Patrick Fitzgerald _ _ _ _ on 12/15/2013

    There seems to be some confusion out there about this guitar. It is NOT a standard Squier VM Strat, nor is it a cheap reproduction of a Fender 70's USA Strat. It is a unique and excellent guitar that pays homage to, but in some ways surpasses, the 70's Strats, but at a very low price point. Also, it is likely that your local GC does not stock it, and the staff there may not know much about it. This guitar plays, feels and looks fantastic, and the Duncan designed pick-ups provide all the "real" Strat tone you'll ever want or need. The black/maple neck version and the white/rosewood neck model look and sound so different that I bought them both - for less than $500 total! The Squier line now includes quite a number of very interesting, inexpensive guitars, and I've even noticed that a few pros are starting to use them. Keep up the good work Fender! Note: The guitar was unplayable out of the box. I immediately took it to my local GC and had it set up and re-strung. I've since tweaked the string height and neck tension a little bit, and the playability is now first-rate.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
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  • Solid and Inexpensive - NOT cheap.....

    As reviewed by mark patterson on 1/3/2013

    I've played for 40+ years. I've bought and traded a number of guitars over the years. I recently began gigging again and didn't want to take my vintage LP Deluxe out. I've always had a soft spot for the maple neck strats, and love the black on black look. I thought I'd replace pickups, tuners, etc. in order to get a decent gigging guitar. NO! It's set up for 9's - just replace the bullets for D'addario's, and enjoy! I run it through a Blues Deluxe reissue, and have compliments on looks, tone, and playability. The "made for Fender" Duncan pickups do a fine job - you may or may not choose to replace them. I find them versatile and great sounding. The only mods I made were to lower the action, change pickup heights to my taste, put in a thicker tremelo block, and replaced the chrome screws with black ones. Bargain strat, but let's keep it a secret, so the price stays low, OK?

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful.
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