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The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass puts classic Fender looks into a uniquely attractive and super-versatile bass guitar. Features include an agathis body and one-piece maple neck with stylish whi... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass puts classic Fender looks into a uniquely attractive and super-versatile bass guitar. Features include an agathis body and one-piece maple neck with stylish white pearl block inlays on the 20-fret rosewood fingerboard.

This handsome Squier Jaguar bass features a strong body and neck with sharp-looking inlays on its rosewood fretboard. The classic body design has the look and style of the basses of yesteryear, with tastefully updated features and electronics.

Versatility comes into play with the Squier Jaguar bass's superbly balanced dynamic duo of Duncan Designed pickups”a split single-coil Precision Bass pickup (mid) paired with a hot Jazz Bass single-coil pickup (bridge). The pickups emanate bold, clear tone that's made Squier's reputation. Dressed in a sleek black finish, this electric bass has the look and sound that will impress anyone near it. Strap it around your neck and prepare for an onslaught of funk bass bliss.

Other features include '62 Jazz Bass stacked concentric volume/tone controls, three-ply Tortoise/White/Black pickguard, chrome hardware and machine heads, and four-saddle chrome bridge.


  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Body: Agathis
  • Finish: Polyester
  • Body Shape: Jaguar
  • Series: Vintage Modified Guitars
  • Finger Board Radius: 9-1/2"
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Nut Width: 1-1/2"
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Tuning Keys: Standard Open-Gear Tuners
  • Bridge: Standard 4-Saddle
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply Tortoise Shell/White/Black
  • Controls: Stacked Concentric Controls Volume 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 1.
  • (Neck Pickup), Volume 2. (Bridge Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Bass strings: Super 7250M, NPS (.045-.105 Gauges)
  • Unique Features: White Pearloid Block Position Inlays, Painted Headcap, Knurled Concentric Control Knobs, Duncan Designed Pickups
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SquierVintage Modified Jaguar Bass

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(36 of 37 customers found this review helpful)


You better buy this one!!!

By Joe V

from Anza, California

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

Gads - the greates thing since the VM-Jazz - really! The p'ups are super quiet but they can really scorch the air when you crank them up. Very aggressive tone on the P and the J isn't a slouch either! I was amazed at the power I get from this, a passive bass - right up there with the heat I can get from my active basses. The finish is great - clean and perfect in every way. The neck is smooth - but I waxed it a lot and got some shine to it as I like it! The rosewood is so tight-patterned and deep in color - it looks like i8t's for a MIA bass! I took the PG off and it's just as neat under the hood with vintage wires and a beautiful job on shielding. No pup noise at all when you dial one of the other pups down or off. The head is unique in that it's painted - but it just fits. This bass weighs 8 lbs on the one I got and it's about ̴_" longer than my Fender Deluxe Jazz! The action was perfect out of the box - and I took it out of the box too! I'm the first person to see and touch it since it left where it was built and shipped.

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)


I Got Mine!

By Joe Vreeland

from Snowflake, Arizona

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

I saw this on the Squier site and decided then and there that I needed this bass for myself. All I had to do was put down a deposit and wait for it to arrive. THAT took a few shaky weeks, but it was worth it. It's the 'Vintage Modified' bass that never existed, but has all the lines and appeal of an era that's gone now - congrats Fender for building this bass! It has far exceeded what I thought it might, but it growls and has such good sustain and tone with the P/J pups that it can suffice for each and be the best of both worlds. Attractive as it is, it is a great player too. The pups are HOT! and the controls are clean and progressive Electrically there is no hum or noise and the stacked pots are very easy to use with no fumbling around trying to figure them out under pressure. Everything is pristine - the frets are clean and no sprout, the rosewood is tight-grained and solid. The finish is incredibly smooth and full of depth and luster. With no head-dive at all, it balances very well and it weighs just 8lbs, so that's an added bonus.

(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)


Love at first site

By Fernando

from Redondo Beach, CA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

I saw this at GC in Lawndale when they first put it on display. Rick, my regular salesman, said it was a new model. I plugged in and played a few bass lines to a Fender Rumble 150 and I fell in love with it. The neck feels great, smooth and has the feel of a J bass. It has a P bass pick-up and a J bass pick up designed by Duncan. Its the best of both worlds. They sound great. I'm just a hobbyist and play rock, blues and reggae in my garage but i feel like a pro with this bass. I could'nt sleep for 1 week and just went for it and got a Fender rumble 15 with it. I have'nt even touched my other guitars since. Rick has sold me my third guitar and is a real pro to work with. This is my first bass. I normally play electric guitar and ukulele. I've tried other bass guitars but like i said, i couldnt stop thinking about this one. Thanks Squire, Fender and GC!

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)


Squier Does It Again!

By David Lynch

from Knoxville, TN

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

I've always been intrigued by the Jaguar bass, but was a bit overwhelmed by the numerous controls of the original - too many dials and switches! So, when I spied Squier's 'Uncluttered Cat' in sleek black, block inlays, retro (and very functional) stack knobs, and tortise-shell pick guard, I tried one out and was extremely impressed. The P/J pickup configuration gives this bass flexibility in dialing in a wide range of tones, and the Duncan-designed pickups are very responsive, but quiet. The Jazz-style neck is very even and accessible up and down. The entire instrument is a study in balance. There are no 'gotcha's with this axe; it's a true player! The Jaguar plays and sounds as good as it looks. For the money, you just can't go wrong!

(11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)


Good but not quite great

By Bob

from RoundLake IL

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

Pros: Nice neck, nice fretboard. Good punch from the P/J pick-ups. Overall craftsmanship is good. Tuners keep in tune. You can get a good sound out of this bass, deep and booming or sharper and twangy or a nice mix. Neck plays well, with satin type finish on back. Cons: Poor electronics - the volume pot was broken after turning it about 2 times at the store. The tech fixed it, and it was fine for a week, but now it's acting up again. The overall feel of the volume/tone pots is cheap. I've read similar complaints about this from others. Overall a pretty good value for $$$. The quality (bad pot aside) seems right on par with the more expensive Fender Standard jazz bass in terms of fit and finish. I played both side by side and honestly liked the Squier Jaguar better (and it looks cooler, too). I would recommend it for any beginner or more experienced player for home use or local gigs.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


Just Had To have It!

By Chris

from Charlotte, N.C.

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

Tried this bass out at my local GC and I was totally taken by the concentric controls as well as this thing is downright beautiful and plays superbly. Price-wise this bass is in a league of its own. Get it before they pull the plug!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


I'm amazed

By Joe

from Bloomington IL

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

I've been playing guitar for several years and decided to get a bass and learn to play it. Went into Guitar Center and talked with one of the guys I always go to with questions. He sugested the Squire and said it was a great buy, and a darn good bass. The black Jaguar caught my eye right away as I've always like the look of the Jaguar style guitar. I plucked it a few times but what do I know. So I got him to play it, then had him play a few others. I didn't know if I wanted a P or J bass so was really happy when he told me this had both P & J pups. Plus they were Duncans. I spend a little more cash and got some better strings and had the guitar doc at the store set it up. Been playing it for 2 months now, and have actually gone and looked at more expensive basses. I'm good with this one for a long time. It plays very easily, and sounds really good in either P or J settings. Or you can mix both if you want. I'm truly amazed at the quality, craftsmanship, sound and playability of this guitar. ONLY 1's a bit heavy

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)



By Dave

from Milwaukee, WI

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

When I was at GC, I saw this hanging on the wall, and tried it out. My first thought was that it was a re-hash of the Fender Jaguar bass, which had 2 J pickups. I was playing on it, and was impressed with the overall tone. It's got the tighter highs like a Jazz Bass, but less nassally as it has the P pickup in the neck position. Controls are similar to a '62 Jazz, so a bit more versitlie than the standard 2 volume 1 tone setup. As I was playing it, I noticed the pickups said "Duncan Designs", and realized it was actually a Squier. I play American Standard Precision basses, and found this thing to be quite impressive! Squier has superceded their reputation of making Christmas guitars with their Vintage Modified series. This Jaguar, the modded P-Basses, and the Jazz Basses have been comparable to Fender Standards, and half the price! This bass doesn't just sound "good for the price", it actually sounds good for a bass in the $500-$800 range as well.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)



By Danny

from Eugene oregon

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

this bass is amazing it has a great tone and had never had issues with me. the thin neck is nice too and is very playable and easy to get used to. the pick ups are amazing and give it a great sound. i would suggest investing in a good strap if you buy this cause you dont want anything happening to it and it keeps it in better condition

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Jaguars Rule

By Mark

from Jacksonville, FL

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

Great Bass for a Squire and plays close to a fender. The neck has pearl inlays and is easy to play. The bass is heavy as all Fenders are so if you need a smaller bass look elsewhere as whereing this bass at a two hour gig could wear the average guitar player out. The neck is fast if you have large hands and the sound is full, deep toned and sounded great thru an Accouistic Amp with 20 watts for home practice or recording. The tuning keys are great and I only have to tune the bass like three times a month with moderste playing time.The Duncan design pickups are great for jazz, country, and Rock. For metal you will need humbucking pickups you can replace the pickups or get an Ibenez with thinner neck, lighter body, and humbuckers. Go to Guitar Center and try out this bass before you buy it and see if its a fit for you. Overall I give this bass a 9 out of ten because of the wide neck and weight are to much bass for me to handle. After all I have been a guitar player for 30 years and this bass is a great bass for every level of player. Good Luck and Rock On!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Very Nice Bass !!

By Jim Huntley

from cincinnati ohio

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

I went into the local GC with the expectation of spending more money than I did. After playing various precisions and Jazz basses my sales associate (spud) told me about the squire jaguar. I played this bass for about an hour and found it to be amazing. Very comfortable, very fast and could achieve a very broad range of sounds. It took me a few minutes to get the " I'm better than a Squire owner " mentality out of my head but once I did the decision was easy!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Bass for Little Money!!


from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

A great bass all around.. Showed up in perfect shape and played fine out of the box. The pickups are quite hot for a passive bass and sound really good. Became my favorite bass in a matter of minutes playing with it on stage. The neck is smooth and not too thick, although it is quite a bit thicker than my Spector. The bass is quite long, especially with the way the strap position centers the bass on you body, probably better suited for a taller person. (I am 6'3" and it feels great on me) Added a set of Fender flatwound strings (the stock strings were junk) and a Hipshot Bass Xtender and now it is the only bass I even bring on stage.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


GREAT 2nd Bass

By Kelly

from Glendale, California

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

Let's face won't be your main bass unless you make some modifications. But for something to practice with its brilliant. It came out of box with a pretty darn straight neck...but the instrument was detuned about a whole step. When you take it up to standard tuning you will get into a little wrestling match trying to play the instrument. And you can see the neck begin to bow a little. Not good in my book. So it's a great D-G-C-F Bass. In the instruments defense...I have not toyed with the bridge at all or sent it to my regular set-up guy. But in MY defense...should I have to pay someone to set it up correctly? There are no dead spots on the neck. No fret noise. Action SHOULD be able to be set a little lower....and I will try at some point. For now..I have another killer bass so this one is cool. Great color..great feel. Some reviews have said it the weight of it is "heavy" but I find it to be a little on the light side. It is really fun to play with the right hand with the thumb resting at the end of the neck and plucking notes from there. Very Good Bass overall....if I take it to my set-up guy and he REALLY hot-rods this thing I will come back to this review section and let you all know it is tweakable


Great Bass, Incredible Value

By James Seymour

from Bridgeton, MO

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

I've owned various Fender basses in the past, but when I saw a Jaguar style was out, I knew I had to try it out. I sampled all of the Fender and Squier models, but this one beats them all, Fender models included. The stacked knobs for volume and tone for each pickup is incredibly versatile - I had no problems dialing a P or J bass sound, and some interesting tones in between. The finish and construction is very fine; I had no problems with loose parts, bad wiring, or fret buzz like I've read about with other reviews. The only issue I had was the inconsistent quality with this model. Luckily, I live close to 2 Guitar Centers, so I was able to try out 3 of these basses. 2 were junk - horrible feedback, no noise out of one of the pickups, and one with a screw missing in the pickguard. I was able to find 1 that was absolutely perfect, and I picked it up. I wouldn't trust ordering this online without first playing it in person.


Hard to beat for the price

By Robert

from Jackson, WY

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass:

Fit and finish rivals bass's twice the price. I bought it partially for the looks, and I'm not disappointed. This thing looks classy! The smooth lows from the neck pickup and the growl from the bridge pickup combine to give the unique sound that I was looking for. The separate tone knobs for each pickup can make some great variations. I've only owned it for a month, but I don't seem to have any issues. It keeps in tune pretty well too. I think the neck is a little heavy, but I have adjusted by putting my thumb a little more "under" the neck than I do my LTD B-334, so I'm OK with it. All in all I'd have to recommend it.

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