Squier Vintage Modified '51 - Vintage Blonde

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Basswood Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 1 Single-coil Pickup, 1 Humbucking Pickup with Coil Split, and Hardtail Bridge - Vintage Blonde
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A Modern Legend Returns

The Squier '51 is back! In the mid 2000s, this solidbody electric caught the attention of value-seeking guitarists with its versatile tone, smooth playability, and eccentric visuals. Now back as part of Squier's Vintage Modified Series, the '51 rocks a trim, contoured basswood body and a fast maple neck. A Strat single-coil in the neck position dishes out spank 'n' sparkle, while a hot bridge humbucker serves up the sizzle. Pull up on the volume pot and the 'bucker splits to the inner coil for biting Tele-like tones. The Squier Vintage Modified '51. Check it out.

Squier Vintage Modified '51 Features:
  • Trim, contoured basswood body is lightweight and extremely comfortable
  • Fast maple neck with 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard and 21 medium-jumbo frets
  • Strat single-coil in the neck position dishes out the spank 'n' sparkle
  • Hot bridge humbucker serves up the sizzle
  • Master volume and 3-position rotary pickup selector (in place of tone control)
  • Push-pull switch on master volume pot splits bridge pickup to inner coil
  • Chrome hardtail 6-saddle bridge gives you great sustain and perfect intonation
The Squier Vintage Modified '51: to own it is to love it!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Stratocaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Basswood
Body Finish Polyester
Color Vintage Blonde
Neck Material Maple, bolt-on
Neck Shape C
Fingerboard Material Maple, 9.5" Radius
Fingerboard Inlay Dots
Number of Frets 21 (medium-jumbo)
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Synthetic Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece Chrome hard-tail 6-saddle
Tuners Standard Die-Cast
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Strat single-coil
Bridge Pickup Hot Humbucking
Controls Master Volume (w/ coil split for bridge pu), 3-position rotary pickup selector
Strings Fender USA, NPS .009-.042
Manufacturer Part Number 0305100507

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Great Guitar, Love It!

This is a great guitar! I've been wanting one since they came out the first time. I got a demo vintage blonde model from here. Its a very nice guitar, plays good and sounds great. I'm not a fan humbuckers at all, i usually hate them, i was planning on changing it out to a single coil of some type, but i'm actually liking this one! And the neck pickup sounds great to be a ceramic magnet strat pickup. As others have said, it is a bright sounding guitar, but i like that, i don't use a tone control much if at all anyways so its perfect for me. Guitar was packaged very very well, it was packed in the squier box then wrapped in bubble wrap in another box, thanks for the catalog and the bag of candy, was not expecting that! Overall great guitar, my only complaint which is no big deal, i can fix it in a few minutes, the frets could use some polishing, i'll use some 0000 steel wool (masking each fret off first) and polish them right up, you can feel them when you bend the strings. No big deal, everything else is perfect! I've been playing for 13+ years and I know quality when i see it! Whats unique to me about this is, strat body - tele neck. Great guitar!
Music background: 13+ years playing guitar

Oh Yeah Baby!

Wow. I am loving this guitar BIG TIME! Got mine from Sweetwater about 4 weeks ago, and I really like it. I am giving it 5-Stars, because how could I not- after paying $179 scooteramas for it. I stole it. It's not a 5* guitar, if it cost double or more. I'd give it 4 though- at that price. But for this price range, and even a little more, you just can't beat what you get in this little package. Why I love it: First, it came to me perfectly intonated, and the neck is really nice. Slim. Easy feeling, and I dig the satin finish. You can really dig into the strings, and no problem- even with the cheapo factory strings. I'm betting it's even better if you change em' out. And the next thing about it is the electronics. The volume knob is awful- like others have stated. No biggie. I just slipped a new one on there- with a locking pin. Problem solved. But I love the 3-way selector knob where the tone knob would normally sit. Cool feature- and I don't use a tone knob much anyway. I always have it cranked all the way. I adjust at the amp. So there is no tone knob- but I don't care. But the best electronic feature is the pull-pot volume knob which allows coil splitting of the (bridge) humbucker. I have got to say that this is the best coil split I have ever messed with. I have a Les Paul with it, and have had others, and not even close to this. My usual complaint is that there isn't much difference between full / regular, and split. What I love about this set-up is.... there is a ton of difference when you split the coil. Much thinner sound when split, as hoped, and it then delivers that Fender type sound. Very wide distinction in sounds. And I almost never like a neck pickup- but again... this one rocks. The neck pickup is sweet by itself- and even sweeter in the middle, with a split HBckr. Warm, and sily smooth- with just the right amount of grit. I mean, it's crazy, but this might be the best (combined) sounding guitar I own, in terms of tone and versatility. And the kicker: It's a sexy Baby! I love it. Get one at this price- before it's too late. Heck- get one even if it goes up.
Music background: Casual / Hobbyist

Just awesome!

My second guitar from Sweetwater and its just awesome! Great beginners guitar and great quality! Too cool! Thanks again Sweetwater for your excellent service!
Music background: Hobbyist

It's stupid how cool this guitar is.

I bought this guitar to use as a game control for rocksmith. Didn't want to have an expensive that others would be using.... But wait this guitar is very good and fun to play... one of my favorites. May even buy the vintage blond....
Music background: guitars since 1982


I've been playing and touring with the early 00's version of this guitar fer almost ten years.... I think that is the best Squier guitar in production. This version has an added bonus of stringing through the body instead of through the saddles which is a plus. I would highly recommend this geet to anyone. Just played a show last night putting the guitar through both my old Lab Series amps... the L7 and L5 and it sounded like a dream!
Music background: touring musician
See also: Solidbody Guitars, Squier, Squier Solidbody Guitars