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Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar Black Maple Fretboard

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With a body based off of one of the most notable guitars in history and dressed up in black, the Squier Vintage Modified ˜70s Stratocaster electric guitar looks wonderfully familiar. Squier tweaks the... Click To Read More About This Product

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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.
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Overview

With a body based off of one of the most notable guitars in history and dressed up in black, the Squier Vintage Modified ˜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.
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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.

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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SquierVintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (5)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Good pick up (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (5)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (3)
  • Rock concerts (3)
  • School bands (3)
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(15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid and Inexpensive - NOT cheap.....

By mark patterson

from Nashville, TN

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

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?

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome value for the price!

By Sam Fiorenza

from Rockford, IL

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

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.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Classic look that can be played in the bedroom or on a stage

By Keyspa

from Charleston, SC

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Pups are ok but I will probobly change

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

    I have 7 Strats, this is my 8th. 5 are MIM reissues that I have modified. I plan to change the PU config in this guitar as well. Maybe try some Fender Noiseless. The guitar was nearly perfectly set up out of the box. Very minor intonation adjustments on the 3rd and 4th strings. The neck alone is wort the $275. Feels like my MIA '57 reissue neck.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great buy for the price

    By Elio

    from Tampa, FL

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

    I picked up one of these and plugged it in. I was so impressed with the sound that I bought it on the spot even though I wasn't looking for a guitar at the time. I had some modifications done to it and I now have a fabulous guitar for a fraction of the price. Off the rack it sounded great and you can't go wrong with this instrument. For my tastes I had the back tone knob wired to the bridge pick-up, had the whammy bar loosened for rocking back and forth, and I would recommend changing out the switch and guitar inputs as the Chinese ones aren't great. But that's just minor stuff really. Recently I replaced the Duncan designed pick-ups, (which are surprisingly good and pretty quiet) with Tex-Mex strat pick-ups and this guitar for about $120 more stands up to any American strat out there. If you're on a budget or just frugal like me this guitar is a great value.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Buy at a great price

    By Elio

    from Tampa, FL

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

    I bought this guitar when it first came out and paid about $50 more than it's listing now. I've since hot rodded the thing all to hell. That was my choice, but I can say as is this is a wonderful guitar for the price. The first thing that I noticed was that the Duncan designed pick-ups sounded really good and were much quieter than I expected for a guitar at this price. The bridge pup was very hot and bright, so the first thing I did was have the tech wire it to the middle tone knob. I've since added a super-vee mag-lok, (don't waste your money folks), locking tuners, a tusq nut, and roller style string trees (I love my whammy bars). Lastly I swapped out the pups for Tex-Mex pups and let me tell you, this baby rocks! Off the rack it sounded great mind you, but I'm a bit picky. The Maple neck is a bit flatter than you usually get on a strat so it doesn't fret out on bends. Even before I swapped out the pups it had great tone in positions 2 and 4, (my fave positions). In the end, you can't go wrong if you're on a budget and want a strat, or if you're like me and want the sound and feel of an $1800 strat at a quarter of the price.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    yessss sir this little squire 70s mod strat is sweet A++++++

    By bri the strat guy..

    from mich,detroit

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

      Nice little strat has that vibe to like the stratocaster of old sweet sounding pickups! Good quality for squire frets are nice no buzzing neck nice and straight!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice Guitar ...

      By Steven

      from New Mexico

      Site Member

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

      I bought this the same year they came out. What a nice guitar! I further modified mine to look and sound some what like Mr. Gilmour's black strat (including the pickup mod with mini toggle). If you are looking for a good stratocaster under 300 bones, this in my opinion is it ...

       
      5.0

      Great guitar

      By Wayne

      from South carolina

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

        Bought this guitar i looked for a while,i have never had a guitar before but i love it.....beautiful guitar great price,sounds great

         
        5.0

        Awesome

        By Wayne

        from Anderson sc

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

          Just. Bought this guitar i am a rookie, but it is awesome love it.....

           
          5.0

          It's great !!!!!

          By Robert

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster '70s Electric Guitar:

          I have purchased many squier guitars, I have found that you can't beat this guitar for the price. I have Fender Strats also and my squiers sound and play just as good. this is the second Vintage Modified 70s I have purchased and it's great !!!

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