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Squier welcomes its first-ever Mustang guitar to the family in the sleekly diminutive form of the Vintage Modified Mustang. With its distinctive 24" scale, dual pickup switches and floating bridge wit... Click To Read More About This Product

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Squier welcomes its first-ever Mustang guitar to the family in the sleekly diminutive form of the Vintage Modified Mustang. With its distinctive 24" scale, dual pickup switches and floating bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece, it's a classic modded with present-day touches including full-sounding Duncan Designed pickups and a 9.5 fingerboard radius.

Players have done it for years. Whether installing hotter pickups, different pickguards or just plain personalizing their instruments with distinctive paint jobs, 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.

Features
  • Maple neck with vintage-tint gloss finish
  • Rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium jumbo frets and parchment dot inlays
  • Mustang single-coil pickups with aged covers
  • On/Off-phase (in/out) slider switch for each pickup
  • Master black skirted volume and tone knobs
  • Tortoiseshell or white pearloid pickguards
  • Floating bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece and vintage-style tremolo arm
Specifications
  • Body: Basswood
    Body Shape: Mustang
    Series: Vintage Modified
    Neck: Maple, "C" Shape
    Fingerboard: Rosewood
    Finger Board Radius: 9.5" (24.1 cm)
    Frets: 22, Medium Jumbo
    Scale Length: 24" (61 cm)
    Nut Width: 1.650 (42 mm)
    Hardware: Chrome
    Tuning Keys: Vintage-style white-tipped
    Bridge: Floating Bridge with Dynamic Vibrato Tail-piece
    Pickguard: White Pearloid, Tortoiseshell
    Pickups: Duncan Designed SC-101B single-coil Duncan Designed SC-101N single-coil
    Pickup Switching: On/off, phase slider switch for each pickup (in/out)
    Controls: On/off, phase slider switch for each pickup (in/out), master volume, master tone
    Strings: NPS, .010-.046 Gauges
    Unique Features: Duncan Designed pickups, floating bridge with dynamic vibrato tailpiece, white-tipped tuning machines, gold-and-black Squier logo, engraved neck plate, parchment dot position inlays, Vintage appropriate gap between the control plate and the pickguard
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SquierVintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar
 
4.1

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good feel (20)
  • Fun to play (19)
  • Good tone (17)
  • Good pick up (16)
  • Solid electronics (14)

Cons

  • Craftsmanship (4)
  • Fret buzz (4)

Best Uses

  • Jamming (16)
  • Practicing (16)
  • Small venues (12)
  • Recording (7)
  • Rock concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love this thing!

I want to preface by saying I almost NEVER write reviews for products. However, I've been so happy with my Vintage Modified Mustang I felt I had to. I've been playing guitar for...Read complete review

I want to preface by saying I almost NEVER write reviews for products. However, I've been so happy with my Vintage Modified Mustang I felt I had to. I've been playing guitar for about 14 years now. I've owned and played a variety of quality instruments. I own a Gibson Custom Shop Firebird, American Strat, Gibson Les Paul, etc. I have to say that when I got my Mustang a couple days ago, I was completely blown away. I originally bought this guitar as a project guitar to learn how to do some luthier work and I've always liked off sets so the Mustang made sense. Out of the box it looked absolutely stunning. Aside from my Firebird it might be the most aesthetically pleasing guitar that I own. The first thing I figured I would do is replace the pickups at some point. I expected the Duncan Designs to sound better than you're average Squier pickup... but these honestly sound WAY better than I expected. It looks amazing, sounds really, really good, obviously when I first got it I had to stretch the strings out (strings that come with it aren't the best but good enough to leave on until a change is needed). So out of the box I just made sure to stretch the strings along the fretboard, bend each one behind the nut and bridge a bit and now it almost always stays in tune. I know a lot of people had issues with the bridge so I was a bit worried, but I've had ZERO issues with it and it's obviously much better than a jag bridge. I would say that I'm pretty average in regard to how "hard" I play and I haven't had any screws in the bridge or the strings themselves slip. If I were to say there was something not so great about this guitar I'd say maybe at some point if you're serious about it you might want to change the pots at some point. This is to be expected since almost all guitar companies regardless of their status try to save money (toggles, pots, etc). I feel that the range of the pots could be a bit better but they roll smoothly and do the job. the pickup switches are great and work really well once you understand how they operate. Intonation and everything was good, seemed like the guitar was set up well. I don't say any bow in the neck at all. I've played this guitar literally every day for hours on end since I've had it and I absolutely love the sound. Bridge pickup bites enough without being too hot, the neck pickup is super smooth and both of them together whether they're in series or not sound great. At some point will I switch out the pickups? Probably. However, this isn't due to the fact that I dislike the pickups, I think they're great, but I want the experience of learning how to wire pickups and I'd love to put a set of really nice boutique pickups in it. So, overall, I absolutely LOVE this thing. A bit bummed out since you don't get any gig bag or anything, but I also figured the money I spent was ALL GUITAR. If you're considering buying any of the vintage modified series, DO IT! My first guitar ever was a Squier and let me tell you... they have come an EXTREMELY long way. Leaps and bounds. I honestly think I'm going to wait a while and just enjoy this guitar for what it is before I actually start to do work on it and that was not my intention at first. I expected a below average or average instrument perfect to mod and do work on and ended up with an excellent guitar for the money and I'll probably enjoy it for some time before I even think about touching it.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Indonesian not as good as Chinese

I am not very happy with the Vintage Modified Mustang. The neck fit is awful, there is a big gap on one side. The Classic Vibes are much better made in China than...Read complete review

I am not very happy with the Vintage Modified Mustang. The neck fit is awful, there is a big gap on one side. The Classic Vibes are much better made in China than the VM range made in Indonesia. I would have preferred to pay a bit more to have the Chinese quality. I did not get an allen key for the trem arm or the tailpiece adjustment. there is also no manual included, so good luck if you need help figuring the bridge out. The thing just rattles and buzzes and does not stay in tune. i am trying to find out where to place the tailpiece to best alleviate this. If you want a Mustang, go for the more expensive ones in my opinion. Squier makes some great guitars, the classic vibe range is streets ahead of these vintage modified ones. there was also a ding in the side of the neck of mine. The tuners are rubbish also.

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4.0

Great and for the buck.

By Bob

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

I was so surprised at this right out of the box. Plays nice and I have no reason to upgrade anything. I use it without the whammy bar cause it knocks it out of tune, but this has been the case with the Mustangs I've played.

 
4.0

This Is A Fine Little Guitar!

By Johnny B. Goode

from Orange County, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

    I have noticed that the Squire Brand has greatly improved over the years. The workmanship on these import produced guitar is as good as many of the U.S.A. Fenders I have looked at recently.
    This guitar is another example of a well put together instrument with little which needs to be done to make it comfortable and playable.
    All I did was to polish the frets which were a little under finished (they were leveled well), adjust the truss rod, individual string heights and set the bridge height overall. The intonation was almost spot on with .010s. I also increased the spring tension in the tremolo (very easy adjustment). Probably the only weakness is in the design of the tremolo bar connection. You must tighten the bar with a set screw which means that it can't be moved easily until you un-tighten it to remove it. The tuners work well. How long..time will tell.
    The nut grooves could use a little smoothing according to your preferred string gauge. The pickups sound fine and the switching circuit give one several sounds to choose from.
    All in all a great price for a good and light guitar. I'm very satisfied!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice guitar

    By Austin

    from Kentucky

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Any

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

      Let me start by saying I bought this guitar as a fun project, I honestly didn't expect much from the stock components, as I planned to upgrade most of them anyway. Right out of the box I was impressed, this is a solid guitar. Before playing a note I did pull off the tremolo to set it up for maximum string tension, and set the action/intonation. I also put on a new set of 10 gauge strings. I have no problems with my guitar holding tune (as well as my Gibson). I did have a slight buzz out of the box but flipping the bridge piece, and slightly raising my action fixed that. Now it plays great! It has a bit fatter neck than I imagined, but I have grown to like the feel. The pickups have a nice tone, and hold their own with any of my more expensive guitars. Though I do plan to swap them out for a set of Lindy Fralins in the near future, it's by no means necessary. I did notice pots/switches, and input jack are pretty cheap(as was expected). Overall a great guitar, and a purchase I'm pleased with!

       
      5.0

      Yes, Buy This Guitar

      By DAVID

      from undisclosed

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

      Okay, I love this guitar. It just plays so easily and has the switches to get multi-sounds that I'm surprised it's so inexpensive. The vibrato bar is even useful without much de-tuning. A great buy!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not queit what I expected...

      By Ricky Guzman

      from Hayward, Ca

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel

      Cons

      • Flat Sound
      • Fret Buzz
      • Poor Pick Up

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

      I love the wayit feels, I love the vibrato bridge. I love it because it was Kurt Cobains favorite guitar. However, the pickups arent great. I feel like im not getting as much distortion as I need even when I tried the regular distortion on my Orange Crush 20R amp. It also needs to be tuned up. the bridge needs to be adjusted. Perhaps that may resolve the solution, or perhaps it's the pick ups and the bridge.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Quite decent recreation of mid 1960s models

      By Quim

      from El beacho

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Solid Electronics

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

        This Squier Mustang comes very close to the mid '60s models that I let slip away decades ago. The "Fiesta Red" color is a bit milky and nicer than the original color. I love it! Most importantly the neck is done well with very good fret work like the originals.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        If you are looking for a grungy sound this guitar is perfec!

        By Psyched_Out_34

        from Chicago, Illinois

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

        • Bridge buzz

        Best Uses

        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Punk Shows
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

        I have played an acoustic guitar for as long as I've been playing and I would try out my friends electrics every once and awhile, but when it came to getting my own I wasn't sure what to get I wanted something that I could play fast and loud with a clear sound but it needed to be on the cheaper side. For a cheap guitar this is great! I bought it about 6 months ago and fell in love. When I bought it I changed strings right away and there was a bit of a buzz but once I adjusted it, it worked great. I've played small shows with it and garage parties and it still hasn't failed me. I paired it with a Mustang 1 v2 amp by Fender and its awesome.

        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Stock... not so good

        By Taylor

        from Kansas City, MO

        Site Member

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

        I got mine a few weeks ago. Out of the box it looked great. Finish was good, no weird gaps by the neck like I've read before. On the fretboard you could tell they filled in wood near a few frets. Not a big deal, just cosmetic. I tuned it up because no guitar ships in tune except Breedlove for some reason lol. I played it for about an hour and had to re tune several times until the strings stretched. Hooked up the tremolo, used it once and all strings were out of tune. Re tuned the guitar, used the tremolo, everything went out of tune. Did this 6 times with no luck of holding tune. The string buzzed at the saddles as well. For $300 you usually start getting decent hardware, but not with this instrument. I've replaced (because of functionality): the tuners, the vibrato and bridge with actual fender parts, all the potentiometers and even the pickguard. I also replaced the pickups but that was just personal preference. I'm still in the middle of the process but I can say without a doubt it will end up awesome. Both my squier bass guitars did with a few after market parts. To sum it up, if anything, replace the vibrato and bridge. Costed me about $100 on Amazon. The other stuff you could live with. I went hog wild on mods is all. It's a well built instrumemt, just really really bad vibrato and bridge.

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this thing!

        By MPowell831

        from Chicago

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

          I want to preface by saying I almost NEVER write reviews for products. However, I've been so happy with my Vintage Modified Mustang I felt I had to. I've been playing guitar for about 14 years now. I've owned and played a variety of quality instruments. I own a Gibson Custom Shop Firebird, American Strat, Gibson Les Paul, etc. I have to say that when I got my Mustang a couple days ago, I was completely blown away. I originally bought this guitar as a project guitar to learn how to do some luthier work and I've always liked off sets so the Mustang made sense. Out of the box it looked absolutely stunning. Aside from my Firebird it might be the most aesthetically pleasing guitar that I own. The first thing I figured I would do is replace the pickups at some point. I expected the Duncan Designs to sound better than you're average Squier pickup... but these honestly sound WAY better than I expected. It looks amazing, sounds really, really good, obviously when I first got it I had to stretch the strings out (strings that come with it aren't the best but good enough to leave on until a change is needed). So out of the box I just made sure to stretch the strings along the fretboard, bend each one behind the nut and bridge a bit and now it almost always stays in tune. I know a lot of people had issues with the bridge so I was a bit worried, but I've had ZERO issues with it and it's obviously much better than a jag bridge. I would say that I'm pretty average in regard to how "hard" I play and I haven't had any screws in the bridge or the strings themselves slip. If I were to say there was something not so great about this guitar I'd say maybe at some point if you're serious about it you might want to change the pots at some point. This is to be expected since almost all guitar companies regardless of their status try to save money (toggles, pots, etc). I feel that the range of the pots could be a bit better but they roll smoothly and do the job. the pickup switches are great and work really well once you understand how they operate. Intonation and everything was good, seemed like the guitar was set up well. I don't say any bow in the neck at all. I've played this guitar literally every day for hours on end since I've had it and I absolutely love the sound. Bridge pickup bites enough without being too hot, the neck pickup is super smooth and both of them together whether they're in series or not sound great. At some point will I switch out the pickups? Probably. However, this isn't due to the fact that I dislike the pickups, I think they're great, but I want the experience of learning how to wire pickups and I'd love to put a set of really nice boutique pickups in it. So, overall, I absolutely LOVE this thing. A bit bummed out since you don't get any gig bag or anything, but I also figured the money I spent was ALL GUITAR. If you're considering buying any of the vintage modified series, DO IT! My first guitar ever was a Squier and let me tell you... they have come an EXTREMELY long way. Leaps and bounds. I honestly think I'm going to wait a while and just enjoy this guitar for what it is before I actually start to do work on it and that was not my intention at first. I expected a below average or average instrument perfect to mod and do work on and ended up with an excellent guitar for the money and I'll probably enjoy it for some time before I even think about touching it.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Sonic Blue Mustang Sonic Youth

          By RockerX

          from New York

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • Bad Bridge

          Best Uses

          • Garage Rockgrunge
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Mustang Electric Guitar:

          This is a very cool guitar. It looks great and the Duncan pickups sound really good. The neck on this guitar is feels great. The only problem is the bridge rattle and buzz. I order a new bridge it is an easy drop in and it fixes the problem. The extra cost for a new bridge is why I gave this Mustang 4 stars instead of 5. I love Squier guitars and I think this is another winner.

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