Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar  

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The Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS has a gloss finished maple neck, three Duncan Designed single-coil pickups and a vintage six-saddle tremolo. Special features provide a "personalized" touc... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS has a gloss finished maple neck, three Duncan Designed single-coil pickups and a vintage six-saddle tremolo. Special features provide a "personalized" touch. A customized classic electric guitar! 9.5" neck radius allows for easy string bending and pickups with Alnico 5 magnets deliver bell-like tone.

Features
  • Body: Indian Red Cedar
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length: 25.5." (648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Machine Heads: Die-cast
  • Bridge: Vintage 6-saddle tremolo
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply
  • Pickups: 3 Duncan Design SC-101 single-coil pickups
  • Pickup Switching: 5-way switching ” Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: 1 Volume, 2 Tone
  • Strings: 9-42
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SquierVintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 10 reviews)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Squier Rocks!!!

By Joe

from Santa Barbara, CA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar:

I have 5 other guitars: a Johnson, another Squier, an Epiphone SG Custom, an Epiphone EJ-160E, and an Epiphone Casino VS. I got this guitar as a Junior High grad present. This is probably the best Squier on the market. It has the feel of a vintage 60's Strat, but the sound of a modern guitar. I have the Metallic Red model and it's so beautiful. When I got it I just had to adjust the truss rod and change the strings to Ernie Ball Slinkies. This is an awesome guitar for the money!!!

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Very Versatile and Well-Built Instrument

By JustaNotherJazzer

from Washington, D.C.

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar:

I bought this as a backup and for lead ad-libbing for recording. Very pleased with the pickups and the beautiful, smooth, and eminently playable neck. Though I only use fingerstyle or picking single notes, I know that the problem I'm having keeping it in tune is not a matter of my playing style. This IS a source of frustration, so I'll most likely pay a pro to fix it. A shame, too, since the tone and versatility of this guitar is quite superior. I really do enjoy playing this instrument: it's light, the neck (fingerboard and frets) is one of the easiest I've ever played, and the single coil pups are aggressive without being all about the distortion/break up. Cosmetically, this is one of the most beautiful guitars I've ever beheld. The fit and finish are indeed flawless, and the sound is unmistakably "Strat" although it's not as edgy, sharp or shrill as (in my opinion) standard strats.

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

No Brainer

By David S.

from Burlington, WA

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar:

The short & sweet of it is, all things considered, this is the best of the "value-line" stratocasters out there. Plus, if your interested in the cherry sunburst (what I chose), be forewarned - the red is bright, Ferrari-esque red, unlike the pictures. Nevertheless, it is stunning woth the flametop. Did find it necessary to add some Fender by Schaller locking tuning machines - the stock ones are really the only weak part of the guitar. Like I said - buying this one was really a no-brainer!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Guitar

By Andrew Frisch

from Manalapan, NJ

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar:

I have this Strat in the 3 tone sunburst, and I love it. To my ears, this sounds just as good as more expensive Fender Stratocasters. The pickups sound great, and the finish is impressive. If you want to get the best possible sound out of this guitar, I suggest upgrading the bridge saddles and the nut, and then your set. go Dick Dale!

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Five Stars for This Category of Guitar

By FreudWasRight

from Glimburney, Merlin

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar:

I have a few decent guitars: Epiphone Alleykat, Fender Classic 50's Player strat, Ibanez AF105F, Ibanez AS73, and a true gem--a Switch Oscar 4. I was noodlin' around a GC and was hypnotized by the paint job on this Squier...I mean, it was one of the most beautiful paint schemes I'd ever seen. So I tried it and found it easily playable, with hot hot hot pickups, thin finish. It felt a little lighter than a Fender strat, so my right quadricep was appreciate. Listen, parents: If your kid is clamoring for a strat type guitar, this is the one. I wish I could have found the dough and a reason to take it home, it was that fine. Match this baby up with a Peavey Bandit--hey, I'm trying to be easy on your pocket books moms and dads--or even a Fender Frontman 65R and watch your son or daughter smile...at long last! [I prefer maple fretboards, but the rosewood one on this model helped tailor a very crisp but smooth tone...now I'm thinking I'll get one anyway.]

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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great first guitar

By Topher7892

from Las Vegas, Nevada

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar:

This was my first electric guitar and it is amazing. Better built than the average squier, this guitar is a hybrid of a Strat and Squier. It has great pickups and feel. On top of that, it looks beautiful. I recommend this to be ANYONE's first guitar, no matter what style they play.

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good starter Guitar

By Big Joe

from California

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar:

This is a very well made beginner's guitar. The finish on it is absolutely fantastic. Not a single blemish on the guitar top to bottom. I purchased the 3 Tone Sunburst and all you have to do is get some SRV stickers and this thing looks just like the Signature guitar, that's how good the finish is. The plastic film on the pick guard was a bit hard to get off but that's because of my fingers. The sound coming from the pickups are crisp and free of any buzzing or hissing. The strings it comes with are just "ok," nothing fantastic. After an initial tuneup, it works perfectly. I'm going to wear out these cheap strings and upgrade to some thicker strings to get a more bluesy sound out of the guitar. Paired with my Line 6 Spider 3, I can get some pretty cool sounds out of it. On "insane" it sounds strikingly similar with Jimi Hendrix's guitar when he played his famous "Star Spangled Banner" live in 1969. If you're looking to buy your son or daughter a good starter guitar (and amp) I'd say this is the guitar for you and the amp to get is the Line 6 Spider 3. It's also good for those old farts like me who are just fooling around. The fretboard is very nice. Depressing the strings on it is nearly effortless and doesn't hurt my hands even during long sessions. A definite must-buy for entry level guitarists.

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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Squier Vintage Modified Strat

By Wayne

from Knoxville TN

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar:

I own this Squier Vintage Modified Strat in Cherry Sunburst Flame. This is not a beginners or entry level guitar but a serious vintage style Strat. The workmanship, detail and finish are top notch. The Duncan designed pickups are bright, clean and a true enhancement. All controls are smooth and solid. I own several Squier guitars and with some modifications are all up to the task but this baby is perfect right out of the box. India has created a true gem here. Adjust your string height to your liking and your intonation as you would with ANY new guitar and you are good to go. The stock strings are fine but I switched to my favorite strings for strats and teles. I have owned a Fender 57�ۡ��� Stratocaster reissue modified with Seymour Duncan vintage Strat pickups and this Squier Vintage Modified Strat is equal to it or better at ̴_ the price. Packaging is a basic no frills cardboard box with allen keys for adjustment and no manual for those not familiar with Stratocasters. Unless you must have the large Fender logo on the headstock and have any extra $800 to $1000 to spend, buy this guitar, you will love it!

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(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not cheap...inexpensive.

By Eric

from NH

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar:

Looks great, sounds great, stays in tune, nice set up from factory, and only $299. I am a Gibson guy. I have an ES 137 and a Flying V (I prefer the full sound of a hollow body with humbucker or P-90s). Playing a Gibson w/humbuckers is easy in comparison to playing a single coil strat. You just bully humbuckers, push 'em round a bit. A Strat requires a little more finesse. I wanted an inexpensive Fender Strat so I could become a more versatile player. I played $2,000+ Fende Strats to $150 Squires. Of course high end Strats sound and play better. Yet suprisingly, the Vintage Modified Squire Strat sounds worlds apart from low end Strats, at a low end price. It is as good as the Mexican Standards in tone and feel (the materials may be a lesser quality, but for $299). I would argue it is as good as the Highway One guitars as well. I bought the Olympic White w/ tortoise pick guard. I dig it, still prefer my ES...but c'mon.

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(145 of 161 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

ver good

By stratmaster

from beverlly hills

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster SSS Electric Guitar:

this guitar is great. maybe some people say that squier sucks... but thats not right, these are great guitars and specially this one.the vintage series have custom pickguard and finish, and this looks great. as regards tone, this guitar may be the same as the cheapest fender, its really good. if you like necks in which you can play comfrtabely, this is the right guitar for you. you can really notice the real stratocaster sound for a cheap price. i really recomend this guitar.

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