Squier Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster HSS Laurel Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst

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Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster HSS Laurel Fingerboard 3-Color Sunburst

The Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster HSS in 3 Tone Sunburst provides everything you need to get the complete Stratocaster experience with an enhanced tonality courtesy of the super-versatile HSS pickup configuration. From the classic aesthetics to the easy playability and versatile tonal range, the Vintage Modified Stratocaster would be a great addition to any guitarist's collection. A Duncan Designed HB-102B humbucker and two HB-101 single coil pickups give a wide range of sounds that will allow you to traverse the genres with ease; from powerful rock tones through to smooth blues sounds and much more. The guitar features an assortment of vintage-inspired touches, including aged-white plastic parts, oversized headstock, vintage 6-saddle bridge and tremolo arm, and vintage tuners. It's not all about the looks either - the Vintage Modified HSS Stratocaster has a smooth playing feel courtesy of its 9.5'' fingerboard radius and thin "C" shaped neck profile. The guitar's body features the classic Stratocaster design with contours in all the right places to ensure a comfortable playing feel whether stood up or sat down. If you're looking to get the authentic Stratocaster experience, this Squier Vintage Modified model is the ideal entry point into the versatile and instantly identifiable Stratocaster family.  

Vintage Modified Experience

The Stratocaster is an iconic guitar design that has made a huge dent in popular culture over the past half century. Crossing all genres of music and being seen in the hands of countless players, the Fender Stratocaster is one of the original benchmarks in guitar manufacturing. The Squier Vintage Modified HSS Stratocaster offers classic tones, vintage aesthetics, and the smooth playability that makes the Stratocaster a popular instrument.  Here you have everything you need to get the authentic Stratocaster experience with a great-value entry point into the family. This guitar features the super-versatile HSS pickup combination and will suit developing players and professionals alike with its smooth playability, wide-ranging tones, and classic good-looks.

Classic Tonewoods

A basswood body gives the Squier Vintage Modified Stratocaster a lightweight feel and a versatile tonal range with a balanced frequency response. The body features the classic double cutaway Stratocaster design with contours in all the right places, giving you a comfortable instrument for long playing sessions. The neck is crafted from maple for a smooth playing feel and enhanced resonance. The laurel fingerboard provides almost identical aesthetics and tonal properties to the rosewood that it replaces due to current CITES limitations. This gives the guitar a classic look, reminiscent of decades-old instruments.

Versatile Pickups

The Vintage Modified Stratocaster is loaded with a trio of Duncan Designed pickups, including the HB-102B bridge-position humbucker and two HB-101 single coils. This is an incredibly versatile combination, especially when wired to a 5-way switch. The HSS configuration lets you select biting bridge-position tones, warm and mellow neck-position sounds, and all manner of 'inbetween' tones that you'll instantly recognize from countless recordings. The 3-pickup HSS design is particularly popular with session players and those who like to play in many different genres and explore different sounds. From powerful rock tones through to mellow jazz and blues, onto funk and country tones; the HSS Stratocaster can do it all and much more.

Smooth Playability

The Stratocaster body design was based on the original Telecaster guitar, but with an extra tummy contour and right arm 'drop' ensuring a much more comfortable feel whether stood up or sat down. The dual cutaway design enables easy access to the top-frets for high-range solos, while the thin "C" shaped neck allows easy reach over all 6-strings. The 9.5'' radius fingerboard is flatter than vintage Stratocasters (around 7'') and gives a more modern feel with easier string bends.

Vintage Aesthetics

The Vintage Modified Stratocaster has an effortlessly-cool vintage look with its aged white plastics, tinted neck, vintage-inspired paint finish, and oversized '70s-style headstock. The vintage 6-saddle tremolo and tuners provide a smooth and stable action along with the solid tuning stability required for longer playing sessions.

Features

  • Duncan Designed HSS pickups: HB-102B bridge humbucker and 2 x HB-101 single coils
  • Tinted maple neck with "C" profile and 21-fret laurel fingerboard
  • Aged white plastics
  • Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge
  • Vintage-style tuners
  • Basswood body with classic double-cutaway Stratocaster design

Specs

Body & Bridge

  • Body: Basswood
  • Body Finish: Gloss Polyester
  • Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tremolo Arm/Handle: Vintage Style Tremolo Arm
  • Pickguard: 3-Ply

Neck

  • Neck Shape: "C" Shape
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • Position Inlays: Pealoid Dots
  • Fretboard Radius: 9 .5" (24.1 cm)
  • Fretboard: Laurel
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Polyurethane, Vintage Tint
  • Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
  • Nut Width: 1 .650" (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25 .5" (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Neck Plate
  • Truss Rod Nut: 4 mm Truss Rod Nut

Pickups & Hardware

  • Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Duncan Designed™ SC-102B Humbucker Bridge Pickup
  • Middle Pickup: Duncan Designed™ SC-101 Single-Coil Middle Pickup
  • Neck Pickup: Duncan Designed™ SC-101N Single-Coil Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Switching: 5-way switch
    • 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: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Pickup Covers: Aged White
  • Switch Tip: White Switch Tip
  • Control Knobs: White
  • Machineheads: Vintage Style
  • Strings: NPS, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042

Also Included

  • Truss Rod Wrench: 4 mm Truss Rod Wrench
  • Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: 1.5 mm

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