Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS - Candy Apple Red

Electric Bass with Agathis Jaguar Body, J Bass Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, P Bass Middle Pickup, and J Bass Bridge Pickup - Candy Apple Red
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Sweet Jaguar Hybrid from Squier!

Here's a sleek bass from Squier that's sure to blow you away! Taking its cues from the Fender Jaguar Bass, this Short Scale Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass rocks a P Bass pickup in the middle with a J Bass pickup at the bridge. The result: a ton of tone that you can tweak to perfection! Add to that independent pickup volume controls for both pickups and you've got a bass that can do it all. So, if you want excellent bass tone at a price you can't pass up, pick up a Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Short Scale!

Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Short Scale Features at a Glance:
  • Classic Fender Jaguar-style body
  • Super-comfortable 30" scale neck
  • 9.5" radius is easy on your hand
  • Equipped with both a J Bass neck pickup and a P Bass split pickup
  • Preloaded with .040-095 strings

NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Tech Specs

Body Shape Jaguar
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Candy Apple Red
Body Material Agathis
Body Finish Polyurethane
Neck Material Maple, Bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Radius 9.5"
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 20, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 30"
Nut Width 1.5"
Bridge/Tailpiece Standard
Tuners Standard Open-Gear Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Middle Pickup Split Single-coil Precision Bass Pickup
Bridge Pickup Single-coil Jazz Bass Pickup
Controls Volume 1, Volume 2, Master Tone
Strings Fender USA, (.040-.095)
Manufacturer Part Number 0328800509

Customer Reviews

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Da Bomg if you want a short scale and are short on cash

I hesitate to give a 'low budget' instrument 5 stars but it's really hard to say anything bad about this bass. On top of that, I got a demo so I saved $20. I got this for recording. The fact that it's so pretty, makes me want to play it out live. Darn you, Fender and Sweetwater for making want a bass amp now. The only thing I would say in the negative has been said multiple times before. The bridge J-bass pickup is definitely not as high gain but I have to say that I am not sure that matters to me. I like either the pure P-bass pup or a combo of the two, with the P-bass pup out front so... The fit and finish are really amazing. The electronics are clean. What else can you say. To give you some background, I am not a real bassist (more guitar and drums) but both my father and my son are among some of the finest bassist I have ever known and being both an engineer and a drummer, I know what a good bass sounds like.
Music background: Professional drummer, guitarist, singer and producer

Plays nicely and is cheap!

This is the first bass guitar I've brought so I don't have that much experience with the bass rather then the drums or guitar. But all I have to say is wow. This is truly a great bass, he plays nicely and has a smooth neck so sliding your hand up and down isn't a hassle. Another bonus is it just looks beautiful. It can get that nice smooth jazzy sound but it can also have that hard rock grunge sound too. Plus, as the title says it's cheep and honestly I would still think it was a steal! I named my bass Murdoc and I haven't been able to put him down since I got him.

First electric bass

Bought this for my son per the recommendation of his guitar teacher. Excellent price, shipped quickly and arrived in perfect condition. Sweetwater has the best customer service I have experienced in a very long time.


I was looking for a short scale bass on the order of a Mustang so I called Mark my bass aficionado. He immediately sent me links and customer reviews on the Squire VintageModified Jaguar Short Scale in Candy Apple Red. This bass has a mini Jazz neck that has no rough edges and plays smoothly.It has a P bass neck pickup which is reallystrong and a Jazz bridge pickup which is a bit weaker. Overall you can conceivably dial in any Fender bass sound with this little great sounding and playing beast.At $200 this is a modders dream.I replaced the Jazz PU with a Custom Shop 60's and now it's a comfy little monster.Amazing!
Music background: Musician- Producer

First Bass Guitar

This is my first bass guitar, so I didn't really have anything to compare it to sound wise. With that being said, I've owned a handful of 6 string guitars, so I know what I like and don't like about them. This bass is awesome to play on, simply from a physical standpoint. The neck is super straight and nice and smooth. the scale is very manageable. I tried some full scale basses in Sam Ash and Guitar Center, and they seemed a bit much for me. I typically prefer lacquered maple necks, but this one doesn't bother me at all.I've been using Rocksmith 2014 to learn how to play, and I've been able to get to 80%-100% song accuracy on most songs in just 4 days of playing. I'm not saying that I'm good at playing, but I feel like this bass is very inspiring. I'm sitting at my work desk right now typing this, wishing that I were playing this bass instead :)As for the sound, I'll mirror what most other users have said. The neck pickup sounds pretty good (though too much low end at high volume), the bridge is very thin. You can get a really nice tone by placing the neck around 60-70% and mixing in the bridge to your liking. I'm going to replace the bridge with a Seymour Duncan Quarter Pounder shortly.NOTE: this base is very beautiful (candy apple red), but the pick guard is really a medium-dark gray than black. It's not a huge deal, but I do wish it was black. It's nowhere close to the black color of the pickups.
See also: Squier, Squier 4-string Bass Guitars