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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 versati... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

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

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
SPECIFICATIONS
Body
  • Body Material: Basswood
  • Body Finish: Gloss Poly
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck
  • 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
Electronics
  • 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
Hardware
  • Bridge: Hard-Tail 6-Saddle
  • Hardware Finish: Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Miscellaneous
  • Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
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Vintage Modified Squier '51
 
5.0

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (10)
  • Good feel (10)
  • Good pick up (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Solid electronics (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (11)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Recording (6)
  • Small venues (5)
  • Rock concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (6), Experienced (5)

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic and fun

By Gail

from NC

Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

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!

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Go Out and Buy One Today!!!

By WILLIAM

from Brooklyn New York

Site Member

Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

I bought one of these in Candy Apple Red. The Neck Feels and plays like butter.I bought it with the idea of changing out the Pickups ...But the stock sounds pretty good...You get some nice sounds out of the 51...I am going to do some cosmetic mods on it to make it mine....the body on this thing is cut ....Maybe a 1/4 inch thinner than a Strat....But I like it....Very light weight Guitar....Solid. Looks Great. Unique!..Can not beat a Guitar this good at the Price!....Go Out Today!!! and Buy One!!!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very happy with this guitar. Sounds are truly amazing.

By KlingonPuppy

from San Francisco, 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

    Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

    I always breakdown and setup new instruments when I purchase them. Minimal adjustment on pickups and just a 30 minute sit down with an allen wrench for saddle height adjustments. Intonation was right on out of the box. Put a couple of coats of polish on and looks and feels great! Good balance, neck and frets are spot on and plays awesome. Sounds awesome. Can see a little of the wood grain coming through but I like it. Gives it a very cool uniqueness. Color is more of a Cafe Latte off white. Nice!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent for the Price Point

    By LISA

    from undisclosed

    About Me Novice

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Pick Up
    • Good Tone
    • Good tuners
    • Pretty much set up right out of box
    • Solid Electronics
    • Unique and stylish
    • Very playable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Personal Use
      • Practicing

      Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

      This guitar sounds and plays great! I like it so much more than my Epiphone SG400 Pro. Much more balanced neck, matte finish on neck allows for smoother left hand movement, solid and harsh sounds, aesthetically pleasing to the eye. I use it right out of the box. No need for adjustments. I may have it set up in the future but I doubt it would make much of a difference as it seems to be set up just fine. I have the vintage blonde color which quite beautiful, but the paint job could be better. In some light I can see the wood grain through the paint. Mostly on the back so it's not a huge deal, but if you're extremely picky this may bother you.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      2016 Vintage Modified Squire "51"

      By Maq

      from Dallas, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Good Pick Up
      • Good Tone
      • Great Price
      • Nice Neck Feel and Finish
      • Solid Electronics
      • Stays in Tune

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Anywhere to show off something different
        • Jamming
        • Practicing
        • Recording
        • Rock Concerts
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

        I love this Guitar. For the price it is absolutely great. I have a lot of fun playing it which means I play it often.

        Initially the neck finish was just a little rough, not bad, but not nice. So I ran 3000 grit sandpaper over the finish lightly and it is now perfect. It needed a proper set up which I found with my New Gibson Les Paul at 7 times the price. The action was a little high, it needed some relief, (it had none), the bridge needed adjustment, the nut was fine and the intonation was way off. But again this was also true on my New Gibson Les Paul. I know there are some that are great out of the box this one was not. It played fine and sounded fine, it just needed some adjustment. So what!

        That does not bother me in the least and it should not deter future buyers. Every Guitar Player should buy a Basic Guitar Maintenance book and feel comfortable doing basic things. It helps you learn about your guitar and makes the guitar feel much more personal to you. Your guitar with your setup preferences.

        There are lots of Clubs and Forums for this guitar with tons and tons of modifications available. If you want a guitar that you are not afraid to take on a trip with you or not afraid to experiment with on any kind of Mod imaginable, then this would be perfect.

        I like the Stock Sound with the Stock Pickups and don't want to change any of that. I may make a few asthetic changes. Fancier string guides, different Pick Guard, maybe rosewood fretboard someday. But there is nothing I or you have to change to enjoy this Guitar. I give it 5 Stars because I can't find anything wrong with it to complain about. Plays great, sounds great, stays in tune, looks great and looks different so people like to ask... "What's that?".

        Plus I was Born in October of 1951, so I had to have one... Could never afford an original Fender 1951 Guitar so this will have to do and it does just fine!! Get one, can't go wrong. Someone will want it if you don't.

        Maq

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Unbelievable for the price!

        By ClaudeSmoot

        from Boise Idaho

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Rock Concerts

          Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

          Fantastic sounding pickups, incredible tone and a great feel to the neck! Solid construction. Love the coil tap at the bridge. Would definitely buy again!

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great instrument

          By Crow

          from CA

          About Me Novice

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing

            Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

            I am by far no pro, but I have had a few electrics over the years and this one is a winner. Like others have said, the neck feels awesome- bigger than the slim taper D necks on other brands. So if you like something bigger than a Les Paul neck I recommend this guitar. My favorite tones are the neck and bridge pickups coil-tapped. I love the vintage blonde and black pick guard. And almost forgot to say that this guitar was setup perfectly out of the box!

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great buy!

            By David

            from undisclosed

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jamming
              • Practicing
              • Recording
              • School Bands
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

              Got one of these in sunburst. Expectations were not super high but reviews seemed to be good. This is an excellent guitar regardless of price. I have played it almost daily since I received it. I took it right out of the box and started playing, no professional set up required. Reviews about rough frets, etc? I can only say that is not the case here. I am completely satisfied with this guitar!

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I would buy this again

              By Whatever

              from Ithaca, New York

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Nicely set up for an inexpensive guitar.

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Small Venues

                Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

                Gig with it. I'm a strat guy, but I always hit the pick up switch while playing. Problem GONE with this cool instrument. It's a dream

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                EXCELLENT!

                By David

                from undisclosed

                About Me Experienced

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Jamming
                  • Recording
                  • Small Venues

                  Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

                  Will use for jamming and band practice, playing out, etc. Thhis guitar was playable right out of the box! Have played it for hours since I got it. Neck set up is much better than I expected.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent buy!

                  By David

                  from undisclosed

                  About Me Novice

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Jamming
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording
                    • Small Venues

                    Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

                    I have played bass guitar for years but decided I wanted to play lead guitar and wanted a guitar I could leave in open G tuning so I wouldn't have to constantly re tune my stratocaster. I was attracted to this guitar because of it's looks and by the good reviews it seemed to get. Got a great deal on a cyber monday sale. The guitar is great as far as I am concerned. It arrived in perfect condition and had no flaws that I can see. Great tones and playability . I have played it right out of the box with no additional set up required. Very happy with this guitar.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    As good as the big league guitars.

                    By Jerry

                    from undisclosed

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

                    Fun guitar to play. Bought it as a gift but after testing it out I like it just as much or more than my Fender Strat or my Squire Jazzmaster. There were comments about the grain showing through on the vintage blond color which are true, but after playing the guitar for a while it really didn't matter anymore. It almost gave it an instant worn look.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Vintage tele

                    By Kenny the Hendrix

                    from Pocatello, Idaho

                    About Me Novice

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Jamming
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

                        Really enjoy playing this particular guitar, try one!

                        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        great deal

                        By jake

                        from vestal,ny

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fun To Play
                        • Good Feel

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

                          have fun with

                           
                          5.0

                          This Guitar is unbelievable

                          By Tim H

                          from Duluth, Georgia

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Jamming
                            • Practicing
                            • Recording
                            • Rock Concerts

                            Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

                            I bought this 51 used and in excellent condition. This and the Jimi Hendrix Strat are my favorites. This is the best 200.00 ive ever spent for a guitar. The versatility in tones with a line 6 amp is endless. I also hooked it up to a nice tube amp. If I didn't know better I would think this guitar was 1500.00 dollars. The pickups and electronics are incredible. All of you need one of these, trust me you won't be sorry. Hats off to Fender Squier for making this guitar.

                             
                            5.0

                            good starting guitar

                            By joe moma

                            from sacramento

                            About Me Novice

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Jamming
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about Vintage Modified Squier '51:

                                good guitar for playing

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