Squier Vintage Modified 70’s Stratocaster Review

Here I am back again with another review, but this time a short one. In this article, we’ll be looking at a Squier by Fender Vintage Modified 70’s Stratocaster guitar (replaced by an HSS version)

As I have mentioned in SGR by Schecter C-1 and Epiphone Les Paul 100 reviews, Squier brand is a sub-brand of Fender and aimed for beginner to intermediate players.

However, I would say they make excellent instruments for the money and would call them the ultimate STEAL!

The value Squier offers is unmatched in my opinion. There is naturally product segmentation in Squier products too. You have your Bullet ones for the lowest budget options, Affinity models for a step up from the Bullet series and your Classic Vibe and Vintage Modified series which are really cool.

Since I would like to introduce Squier and Fender models that I have played, loved and wanted to recommend, this is going to be a short introduction to the series. Let’s hear the guitar in action briefly;

Tech Specs of Squier Vintage Modified 70’s Stratocaster

NeckMaple - C Shape
Frets21 Medium Jumbo
PickupsDuncan Designed Single Coil Pickups SC-101 Models
Selector5-way Selector
ControlsVolume - Neck Tone - Middle Tone
Bridge6 Saddle Vintage Style Tremolo
TunersVintage Style
Neck Plate4 Bolt Standard
StringsFender NPS 9-42 Set

At the moment I am writing this review, it is at 19th position at Thomann so my assumptions on this guitar being an ultimate steal are quite spot on 🙂 I bet you would think that it can not have a basswood body for this price if you ever played it!

***Unfortunately, this model has been replaced by an HSS version of the same configuration. Just updated the links, please feel free to check out the new version yourself!

This feels like a quite expensive instrument, everything is perfectly built and even the look will mesmerize you. And if you are like me, I just fell in love with the 70’s headstock, some hate it but I think I love it.

Also, note that in order to replicate the 70’s vibe on this instrument I guess they applied the same kind of finish on the neck and fretboard which I don’t like at all. I never like finished maple boards, but I guess if you play it long enough it will tear off and you’ll have your relic strat 🙂

You should definitely try one! I’ll be coming at you people with more guitar reviews soon. Hope these have been helpful and see you in the next review!


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