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Introducing the perfect wave of Squier sound, feel and value with the all-new Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster, which features highly distinctive tube-style pickups and classically colorful finishes... Click To Read More About This Product

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Introducing the perfect wave of Squier sound, feel and value with the all-new Vintage Modified Surf Stratocaster, which features highly distinctive tube-style pickups and classically colorful finishes that evoke the sand, sun and fun vibe of Fender's early-'60s golden age.

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  • Basswood body
  • 25.5 in. scale
  • Maple neckRosewood fretboard
  • 9.5 in. radius
  • 21 medium jumbo frets
  • Duncan Designed LS-102 for Strat with tube-style single-coil neck, middle and bridge pickups
  • Master volume, neck tone, and middle tone controls
  • 5-way pickup selector switch
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SquierVintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (4)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
  • Recording (3)
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4.0

Wonderfully Affordable Guitar

By gmconklin

from Lockport, NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

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

Cons

  • Low Quality Paint Job, Easily "chips" off
  • Requires More Than Normal Setup

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Live Playing
  • Practicing
  • Recording

Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

I'll start by saying this is probably my 10th Statocaster, I have had them all from Bullets to American's. I have 4 in my collection currently, so I have a decent assortment from which to draw accurate comparisons here. This is a very nice guitar, one which I bought because I wanted lipstick pickups, and since this one had them, I figured I would give it a shot as I have owned several Squire models previously and they were all pretty decent. I would rate this guitar higher than any other Squire I have owned, however, as aside from the extensive setup it required (including a spring swap (first time for me on that one)), to get the tremolo to float as I prefer, this is a pretty great feeling guitar overall. I really like the neck specifically, it has a nice, smooth lacquer finish that is not sticky at all and the shape is to my liking as well. I also find the pickups to be noticeably more "quacky" than my other Strats, I hate that adjective, but not sure how else to describe it... they sound different at least than my others, so that was really what I was going for here. That being said, the pickups are a bit muddy somehow so they lack something in the clarity department but, I mean they are not top line pickups and they don't make an inordinate amount of ambient noise so I won't complain much more about them. Fit and finish are also good, the neck is straight and easily adjusted to your liking. Mostly I found it quite easy to play, so it really would also lend itself well to a beginner that has not yet become an endurance player. You could argue for a 5-star rating, as these imports are really getting better and better each year IMO, but there were a few things I felt could have been improved upon as this is at the top end of the low end/entry level guitar spectrum.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pickups are AMAZING!

By kHendrix

from Kansas City, MO

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
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

    I originally bought this to be a project guitar. Had plans to swap out the pickups, guard, pots, switch, bridge, etc... After having it for about two weeks, she's still sitting in her stand completely stock. The only mod I mad was swapping the string tree to a Tele style circle tree. It took some tooling around to get her setup just the way I like, but once I got past that, I really fell in love with it! One, the color is amazing and is also hard to find on a "bargain" guitar. Two, these lipstick pups are CLEAN, crystal clean. I'm thoroughly impressed with them. Three, the neck plays like butter. I've heard horror stories of sharp fret edges, gaps in the neck pocket and so on, but there was ZERO of any of that here. Now, all guitars go through the manufacturing process, and some come out better than others, so I could have just received a good apple, but I'm having a hard time finding anything that I dislike about this guitar, at all. Great bang for the buck!

     
    4.0

    Nice guitar

    By Dan in the shoe

    from Raleigh, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing

      Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

      This guitar was not set up at all when I received it. Fret buzz city. But I have experience with many guitars so I went to work on it, changed strings to 10s, set the neck relief to .010", set the intonation, adjusted the action on the saddles, then I still had fret buzz so I checked the frets and found two of them to be uneven so I leveled them. Now it plays very nicely and I really like it. I just caution people to be aware that you will probably need it serviced as soon as you get it because they ship it out of the factory without doing anything to make it play nicely. I will probably install Fender hot noiseless pickups on it next. Factory pickups are OK but I prefer to start out with a budget guitar body and then upgrade it.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent Guitar

      By Robert

      from undisclosed

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recording

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

        Recording

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Surfcaster beauty

        By David

        from Portland, OR

        Site Member

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

        I have been searching for that Seafoam green Strat for a long time. This one hits the mark. It is very authentic with a vintage feeling. The pickups are not high output, but they are what I imagine true vintage Strat pickups should sound like. I have a Hotrail in the bridge of my other strat for that kind of wanking. Thank goodness for the small footprint headstock. I hate those stupid usual Squire abominations. I was looking for a maple fretboard for the look, but I definitely prefer the rosewood for the sound and feel. They make a great product. I build guitars and do lots of mods so I have a little extra wiggle room on making a decent guitar into a great one. I have 21 electric guitars and pride myself on finding the diamond in the rough. Nearly every guitar of mine has been modified in one way or another. I can't see doing anything to this one, except maybe adding some fancy knobs. I am not a huge surf guitar fan, but this one is not overly jangly. Love it. For this price you will too!

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Gorgeous color, sleek look, fun to play, low action

        By Aaron

        from Thousand Oaks, CA

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

        The first thing that attracted me to this guitar was just the way it looked. The surf green color and lipstick tube pickups made me drool. Then, I began playing it and the action was really low, but had minimal fret buzz! For a neck with 9.5? radius, I was shocked at how smooth it played. Over two months, I would come to the guitar center in Orange County, CA and it would call to me every time. I gave in and bought it and it wasn?t even expensive. I?m just lucky no one else bought it before me because it was the only one like it there for months. The Duncan Designed pickups aren?t going to make metal heads or hard rockers too interested, but it can add a nice flavor to most anything. Cleans are where this shines, because it?s clear and articulate with the lipstick tube sounds. The only bad thing I notice was how some of the electronics were setup. The ground wire wasn?t screwed down all the way; it was loose and may create electronic buzzing in some cases, though I never heard any. I screwed it down and the problem was solved. Second, and most frustrating, is that the neck pickup had short screws when the other two had long screws. This means the neck pickup is forced to be high and way too close to the strings. If I adjusted it only a little it would fall off and into the pick guard. Very annoying! I solved it by keeping barely screwed in but just enough so it stays in place and luckily it is at a reasonable height and level with the other two pickups. If that didn?t work then I would have to talk to someone at GC or contact Seymour Duncan and ask for the long version. Other than that, I am in love with this guitar. It plays really well, looks beautiful, and sounds really good no matter what style you play.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar!!!

        By tom bergey

        from Springfield, MO

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

        The quality of the craftsmanship, components, and finish on this guitar is quite impressive. The lipstick pickups sound great in any position and would be suitable for any style of music. Setting up the guitar was easy and this guitar looks good and is comfortable to play. I could have spent much more on another guitar and not been any happier than I am with this Squier Surfcaster. I have bought, played and sold many, many guitars. This one is a keeper!

        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very sweet

        By Patrick Sharp

        from Memphis, Tn

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

        Well its a great guitar. I got it for christmas as a present from my parents. I love the guitar the bridge is a typical fender bridge it doesnt stay in tune well when using the whammy but its fine for me, the pickups are very sweet for clean, crunch, and metal tones. I play just about every type of music with my band and this guitar is what i use..... if anyones talks bad about this guitar just play it for yourself all i can say, i love it you may love it or like it just your feel. Just cehck it out!

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great guitar.

        By Patrick Sharp

        from Orange county california

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

        This is a great guitar i play all different kinds of guitars i have a nice size collection and i bought this one around christmas time and its a sweet guitar. The pickups actually put off a great blues tone, if you play in the bride pickup you will get a cool twangy sound and basically if you have ever had a strat in your life you will know that you can play anything with this guitar and it just puts off a great sound and hope the one you buy you feel the same about because its a great guitar.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Guitar

        By Michael Ruch

        from Lowry City, Missouri

        Comments about Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster Surf Electric Guitar:

        I was looking for a good electric guitar. I am a novice and just starting to learn how to play. I ask for advice at my local Guitar Center. I didn't know one guitar from another. I explained my situation to the sales person. They went above and beyond what I expected. With the advice I recieved, I purchased this guitar and an amplifier. I am very well satisfied with everything I purchased and with the help I recieved. Excellent Service, Independence, Missouri Guitar Center. Thank You.

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