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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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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
  • Includes 2-Year Free Warranty on all guitars and basses
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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 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (9)
  • Good feel (9)
  • Good pick up (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Solid electronics (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (9)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Recording (5)
  • Small venues (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (5), Experienced (4)

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(7 of 7 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!!!

(7 of 7 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!

(2 of 2 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

    (2 of 2 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!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent for the Price Point

      By Keziapurrs

      from Houston, TX

      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.

        (1 of 1 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

           
          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!

             
            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!

               
              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!

                 
                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.

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